Olympia supports Capital City Pride’s “Resilience & Brilliance” project


Olympia’s Parking and Business Improvement Area (PBIA) board members unanimously voted to support Capital City Pride’s (Pride) project “Resilience and Brilliance”, happening on June 4, Friday at the Port Plaza.

In the PBIA meeting on Wednesday, May 4, the board members approved sponsoring the Pride project for $1,000.

In a brief description, Capital City Pride stated they developed the project to encourage the acceptance and inclusivity of all diversities, be it sexual,   gender, class, age and/or racial orientation, in Olympia.

The event will provide a free public stage for LGBTQIA+ artists, musicians and entertainers.

“Many LGBTQIA+ artists use the stage for their personal healing practices. This opportunity has been absent in the community for the past few years. This is why Capital City Pride has created ‘Resilience & Brilliance’,” the Pride stated in the sponsorship request from PBIA.

“Our purpose and vision are to ignite a culture of LGBTQIA+ healing through arts…many queer people have professed the need to express themselves through dance, singing, performance, spoken word and more and provide a safe environment for all to heal,” Pride stated in a letter to the PBIA.

As of Wednesday, eight artists signed up to perform at the event. Capital City Pride said many more would sign up.

PBIA is supporting and promoting events and activities that enhance the downtown environment. It provides funding for a variety of projects and events with different organizations.


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