Indigiqueer Festival

Pier 62 | Free
Friday June 23, 2023, 4–8 pm
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Indigiqueerz and Indigiqueer allies: kick off Seattle Pride weekend by enjoying food, drag, music, dance, and more, backdropped by the Salish Sea on June 23 from 4‑8 pm at Pier 62. 

Open to all ages!

The Indigiqueer Festival demonstrates the beauty and power of Indigiqueer/Two-Spirit people, who’ve existed on this land since time immemorial. This event provides a chance for us to gather and celebrate our community.

Note to attendees: To ensure a safe space for attendees and performers, we will have in place a single entry point and bag check.

Welcome: outside food and non-alcoholic beverages (and as always, pets!)

Not Welcome: weapons, alcohol, drugs, motorized vehicles

Thank your for being a part of this celebration!

Genesis Storm


Koko Swallowz

Gila Suspectum

Drag Artists

Genesis Storm

Genesis Storm is the owner and operator of the Diamond Divas Drag Revue, a drag show based in their hometown, Yakima, Washington.


Seattle’s genderless trash duck. Xe are a member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. Xe are the current Mx. Gay Seattle and the first openly two spirit person on Seattle’s Imperial Court.

Koko Swallowz

Koko Swallowz of the Yakama Nation is a 2spirit performer based out of Yakima. Performing in shows across the Pacific North West as a performer in drag shows and live theater. When Koko performs she likes to advocate for mental health issues, MMIW, and other native issues.

Gila Suspectum

Jack Malstrom (Gila Suspectum) is from Portland Oregon and is the current Director of the Portland Two Spirit Society, Native adoptee and a Two Spirit advocate. They are also a part of UwU PDX a Queer and trans DJ collective in Portland as well as a drag cryptid performer.


Cherry Bepsi

Hailey Tayathy

More Drag Artists


Baby (Yaqui/Tohono O’odham) is a drag and burlesque artist from Los Angeles. They love combining beauty, glamour, and sensuality with their punk roots to give you a show you won’t want to end!

Cherri Bepsi

Cherri Bepsi (she/her) Up and coming drag artist from the Nez Perce Reservation, enrolled Spokane Tribe and now living in Spokane WA.

Hailey Tayathy

Hailey Tayathy is a member of the Quileute Nation and Seattle’s premier Coast Salish drag queen. Tayathy uses their queer Native experiences to inform their art through which they aim to bring healing to Indigenous communities and to show everyone that Indigiqueers are still here and are stronger and more beautiful than colonizer minds can imagine.


Gathered in This Place

Gathered in This Place is an Inter-tribal drum and song group for Two-Spirit, Indigenous queer and trans people, and Indigenous allies including: traditional, contemporary, rural, urban and reservation NDNs. Gathered in This Place gathers on Coast Salish Territories.


The Vancouver-based marvel-in-the-making is fearless in her lyricism, confronting anti-Indigenous racism and colonial violence alongside other hard subjects like anxiety, grief and heartache.

Guma’ Gela’

Guma’ Gela’ is a queer CHamoru Art collective, a creative cultural space with members both in the Mariana Islands and in the Pacific Northwest. Our motto: “Part land, part sea, all ancestry.”


Aiyana Reid & Yusn Moore Stanger

Aiyana Reid (Cowlitz) is a trans fluid dancer, jewelry creator, and regalia maker. Aiyana graduated from Cornish with a BFA in dance and plans to continue making art that seeks to align herself with the beauty and life force she has been raised within.


K̓esugwilakw is an Indigiqueer stélmexw from the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw and is also Kwakwa̱ka̱ʼwakw/Musga̱mgw Dzawada̱’enuxw, Łingít and Magyar/Hungarian. K̓esugwilakw works with concepts of shapeshifting and embodying their healing through choreography, dance, and flow arts.

Other Indigiqueer Resources and Happenings

Seattle Public Library’s has two hand-picked reading lists on offer!

Bainbridge Island Museum of Art is showing the Indigiqueer Joy Exhibition by Evan Benally Atwood (Diné) assisted by Darklisted Photography, running June 14 to July 4! Hop on the ferry from Pier 52 downtown to check it out.

Indigenize Productions is hosting an Indigequeer Pride after the festival.

Indigiqueer Festival 2022 Highlights

2022 Indigiqueer Festival. Photo by Robert Wade.

Koko Swallowz at Indigiqueer 2022. Photo by Robert Wade.

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