Belltown Community Center hosts Youth Pride Dance June 27

Seattle Pride celebrates the region’s LGBTQ rights movement and 2014 marks the festival’s 40th anniversary. So how does one celebrate such a landmark year? Hats – and the crazier the better.

The fourth annual Youth Pride Dance takes place Friday, June 27, 8 p.m., at Belltown Community Center (415 Bell Street). The dance provides the 21-and-under crowd the opportunity to participate in a celebration with their peers.

This year’s theme is crazy hats. Attendees can bring their own, borrow one at the event or join in a crazy hat-making party before the dance. Music will be played by DJ Puerto Roc and Regine Dynasty and Nubian Pride will serve as event emcees. There will be free portraits and dance photos taken on site and a makeup table by the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.

Doors open at 7 p.m. and the dance will take place from 8-11 p.m. Everyone 21 years old and younger is invited and the event is free.

Belltown Community Center has a capacity of 150 guests, so pre-register at http://washingtonstate.glsen.org/page/s/youth-pride-dance-2014 or join the Facebook event here https://www.facebook.com/events/1386942978213647.

This year’s event is sponsored by the Washington chapter of the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, Nubian Pride, Seattle Parks and Recreation and Seattle Pride.

Email Christine Lyon at Christine@glsenwa.org with questions.