This Week in Seattle: 5 Benefits for Victims of the Orlando Shooting

June 21, 2016
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This Pride Week, there are more than 100 queer events happening in Seattle—all of which are on our queer calendar—but here are five events this week (and one on July 1) where your money will go directly towards helping the victims of the Pulse shooting.

JUNE 22
Let Your Love Shine: A Queer Benefit for Orlando
Stand with queer, trans, and genderqueer communities and communities of color at this benefit show for victims of the shooting at Pulse in Orlando. This is a fundraiser as well as a dance party, a celebration of the strength and beauty of intersectional communities, soundtracked by DJs Reverend Dollars, Riff Raff, and Miss Shelrawka, with performances from Ebo Barton, Ms. Briq House, The Lady B, Sarah Galvin, and Whitney Mongé. All proceeds will be donated to Equality Florida's fund to benefit the victims of violence.

JUNE 23
Dapper Down's Pride Pre-Funk Party
Start Pride off early with a drag king performance from Spikey Van Dykey, and dance party soundtracking by DJ Trinitron. All proceeds go to victims of the Pulse shooting in Orlando.

Peaches Christ's "Whatever Happened to Bianca Del Rio?"
San Francisco drag queen Peaches Christ will team up with Seattle's own drag favorites Mama Tits, Sylvia O'Stayformore, Abbey Roads, and Ade for the Seattle premiere of the new drag show starring RuPaul's Drag Race winner Bianca Del Rio. Half of proceeds from the 9 pm show will be donated to Equality Florida in support of the victims of the Orlando tragedy.

JUNE 24
BFD Unicorn Takeover
100% of your ticket price will go towards the victims of the Orlando shooting at this Unicorn takeover featuring Mama Tits and Mario Diaz that promises drinks, dancing, and sexy men.

JUNE 26
Lungs and Limbs: Benefit for Orlando
Listen to alt pop band Lungs and Limbs starting at 5 pm, and raise money for the Pulse Victim Fund Go Fund Me campaign; $1 from every beer sold will go towards the fund.

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JULY 1
Conor Byrne Benefit to Support the Victims of the Pulse Shooting
Enjoy the tunes of Seattle groups The Local Strangers, Jake Hemming and The Bereaved, Janell Kallander, and more to be announced, as your ticket costs go to benefit the victims of the Pulse shooting in Orlando.

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