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Renowned entertainer to perform and receive Pacific Northwest Black Pride’s “Entertainer of the Year” award

SEATTLE, WA. (February 1, 2023) – Pacific Northwest Black Pride (PNWBP) and POCAAN (People of Color Against AIDS Network) to welcome Big Freedia, featured in two newly-minted Grammy-award winning recordings, to Seattle on February 10, 2023, at 10 p.m.

Before taking the stage at The Comeback Seattle, Big Freedia will receive her flowers with PNWBP’s Entertainer of the Year award for her innovation as an international ambassador and Queen Diva of New Orleans Bounce music, a hip-hop genre.

“Big Freedia’s more than an innovator; she’s an advocate for equity, especially in the LGBTQ+ communities,” said PNWBP Co-Founder Steven Sawyer. “Her energy and personality are infectious. We’re proud to recognize a living legend of our community.”

On Sunday, February 6, 2023, Freedia’s song with Beyoncé won a Grammy for best electronic dance recording Break My Soul and appears on Grammy-winning best dance/electronic album Renaissance.

Admission to her performance is free for all. Donors (VIP ticket holders) will be invited to a meet and greet with Big Freedia, and a special breakfast.

All donations/tickets will benefit Seattle BIPOC communities needing housing, jobs, and life-affirming resources. POCAAN will also provide on-site HIV testing, Monkeypox and Flu Vaccinations, and additional health-related information. Free $25 gift cards will be given away to the first 100 people served.

PNW legends Ladie Chablis and DJ Cheri'Amour will perform as well. Sponsors of the event include the HIV Vaccine Trials Network, AHF, Public Health Seattle King County, The Comeback Seattle, and EM Music.

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About Pacific Northwest Black Pride

Pacific Northwest Black Pride works toward a future without bias, where all people enjoy equity and equal rights. We do this by producing Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer, Intersex, and Asexual, Plus (LGBTQIA+) pride events that inspire, educate, support, and celebrate similarities in our diverse communities. Learn more at


Established in 1987, POCAAN is a multicultural, multi-social service agency serving marginalized communities in Seattle and greater King County. For many years, our work has been rooted in HIV/AIDS prevention. Still, it has grown with the understanding that related issues such as substance abuse, incarceration, homelessness, sexually transmitted diseases, racism, sexism, and homophobia also contribute to community marginalization and health disparities. Learn more at

About Big Freedia

Known as the larger-than-life ambassador of New Orleans Bounce music, Big Freedia is a nationally recognized hip-hop artist, TV personality, and cultural influencer. Most recently, she made headline news for her feature on Beyoncé’s Grammy-nominated single, “Break My Soul,” released on June 21, 2022. In 2021, Big Freedia was honored as one of Ebony’s Power 100, and she has appeared on Access Hollywood, Entertainment Tonight, NPR, The Breakfast Club, The Problem with Jon Stewart, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and The Real. Her critically acclaimed 2015 memoir, God Save the Queen Diva (Gallery Books/Simon & Schuster), was released in paperback in 2020. Learn more at




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