How did it happen that the Seattle Storm is having a special Pride celebration promotion—Friday, 7 p.m., KeyArena, vs. the Los Angeles Sparks—and the Seattle Sounders, playing the Colorado Rapids Sunday at Qwest Field at 1 p.m., are not? (The Sounders’ wasabi-green jerseys seem very fashion-forward, if you know what I mean.) Though to be fair, only the official Seattle Pride Web site identifies the Storm game as “Pride Night”; the team is calling it, either coyly or cluelessly, a “Girls’ Night Out.” The big parade itself is Sunday, starting at 11 a.m. at Union Street and heading down Fourth to Seattle Center for PrideFest, an afternoon of fountain-dancing, beer-gardening, same-sex-PDA revelry (until 7 p.m.). Additional events, back in the ghetto, include the Seattle Dyke Rally (5 p.m. Saturday, at the Seattle Central Community College plaza) and March (7 p.m.). New this year, the Capitol Hill Pride Festival, is a street fair on Broadway with vendors and performances (11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday). Find tons more related activities at GAVIN BORCHERT

June 26-28, 2009

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