Fenghuang are mythological birds of East Asia that reign over all other birds. The males are called Feng and the females Huang. In modern times, however, such a distinction of gender is often no longer made and the Feng and Huang are blurred into a single entity. Known in the western world as the "Phoenix Rising," the FengHuang is the auspicious bird rising from the ashes. Amidst COVID-19, Pride ASIA recognizes the tenacity of the Asian and Pacific Islander community as we celebrate API Heritage Month in May, and the resilience of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer + communities as we recognize Pride in June. As we recognize the BLACK LIVES MATTER Movement, please join us in making a donation to BlackLivesSeattle.org and SeattleKingCountyNAACP.org
Hosted by Pride ASIA founder, ALEKSA MANILA alongside Miss Gay Washington DUTCHESS DREW and 
Seattle drag legend, GAYSHA STARR. The showcase highlights entertainment from the Northwest and 
a keynote address by DR. KEVIN WANG (Swedish/Providence/UW); Land Acknowledgment by JAYLENE TYME; City Proclamation byCommissioner LATOSHA CORRELL, LGBTQ Commission - Seattle Office for Civil Rights; MUSIC Set by DJ Alfonso Tan (Cuff, Seattle); Our featured guests: (Alphabetical order) ALESSANDRA HUNT, CEASAR HART, JACK MOZIE, JENUWINE BEAUTE, JULIA ELTING (QVAP at ACRS) , KIMBERLY MICHELLE WESTWOOD, KINCE DeVERA, KUNG PAO, KYLIE MOONCAKES, LADIE CHABLIS, RITA LARUE, ROWAN RUTHLESS, TANYA RACHINEE, YE-TING WOO (Department of Justice)
and a special appearance by GEENA ROCERO
Acknowledgments:Angel Chi / Chetanya Robinson, International Examiner​, Londyn Bradshaw, Imperial Sovereign Court Of Seattle​, Seattle Gay News​, Commissioner Victor Loo​, Seattle LGBTQ Commission​, Seattle Office for Civil Rights​
Planning Committee: Aleksa Manila​, Dutchess Drew, Gaysha Starr​, Nhân So Ba

Official Pride ASIA and Seattle Pride present the 8th Annual Pride ASIA Fest 2019
Sunday, May 26 at Noon Hing Hay Park - 423 Maynard Ave S, Seattle
Keynote Speaker: EJ Agoot
Hosted by Aleksa Manila
Music by DJ Moist Towelette - and - DJ Phenohype  w/ DJ Basil
Appearances by: Andre Menchavez, Atasha Manila, Duchess Drew, Fortune Cookie, Gaysha Starr, Jill Mangaliman, Jym Lyfes, Kince de Vera, Kylie Mooncakes, Roldy Aguero Ablao, Whispurr Watershadow - and - Northwest Kung Fu & Fitness
Presenting Sponsor: Seattle Pride
Media Sponsor: International Examiner
Official Event Photographers: Nhân So Ba + Dominique Dolores
Official Artist: Devon Yan / Devonation the future of fashion
Official AV Company: Kelcema Productions
Acknowledgments: Danyal Lotfi x Seattle Parks and Recreation


The inaugural Pride ASIA celebration was held on June 23 at Hing Hay Park with our first keynote speaker, Michael Shiosaki, First Gentleman of the City of Seattle


The 2nd annual Pride ASIA celebration was held on June 23 at Hing Hay Park in Seattle's Chinatown/ International District.

Hosted the first Rice Ball event at New Hong Kong Restaurant at Pacific Rim Center


Hosted the first Dimsum Dialogues at the Capitol Hill Library


​Hosted Dimsum Dialogues at Seattle Asian Art Museum


Co-presented at Seattle Queer Film Festival (Out Run, Finding Phong)


Co-presented at TWIST: Seattle Queer Film Festival (Die Beautiful: Philippines)

Co-produced the Mr. & Miss Gay Filipino Pageant with the Filipino Community of Seattle


Co-presented at TWIST: Seattle Queer Film Festival (Small Talk: Taiwan)

Pride ASIA Director Atasha Manila hosted a fundraiser at Baja Bistro

Co-presented at the Seattle Asian American Film Festival (Portraits of Us: Shorts)

Co-host at Legendary Children at Seattle Art Museum

Co-host at SAM Remix at Seattle Art Museum

2019: Co-presented at the Seattle Asian American Film Festival (Justice for Jennifer: Philippines)

Co-hosted #SAMRemix at Seattle Art Museum

Co-presented Legendary Children at Seattle Art Museum