March with us in the Seattle Pride Parade!
Seattle’s Pride Parade is June 24! Are you ready to march with us? Let’s show Seattle how alive & kicking PFLAG is after 45 years!
We’ll need lots of volunteers to carry our parade-themed signs (“PFLAG Beyond Borders” celebrating chapters around the world) and our banner, and to hand out our signature pink “I’m Loved by PFLAG” stickers before and while we march.
Where to meet: 4th Ave between University & Seneca streets in downtown Seattle. We are group #36!
When: 10 AM. Get there early to avoid traffic hassles and long backups – or ride Metro. If you take the Link or a bus that goes into the downtown tunnel, get off at the University St. station – you’ll be only 1 block away from our staging area.
What to wear: Your purple “We Are Family” T-shirt. If you want to order one, email firstname.lastname@example.org before 6/19 to get it mailed to you. They’re $15. Otherwise, there will be a few shirts available at our parade staging area. If you don’t want to buy a shirt, please wear a plain dark purple shirt.
The weather is supposed to be sunny and warm, so bring sunscreen and water. Wear comfortable shoes – the parade route is about 1.25 miles.
After the parade, stop by our PrideFest booth atop Fisher Pavilion. Or sign up to be a booth volunteer.
See you at the parade!
Happy 45th anniversary, PFLAG!
When PFLAG founder Jeanne Manford marched with her gay son, Morty, in New York City’s Christopher Street Liberation Day March in 1972 – and held the first peer support meeting less than a year later – she could scarcely have imagined how much larger the organization would become, the number of lives PFLAG would touch, or the many ways – or to the many people across the country and around the world – support would be offered.
This year, PFLAG celebrates its 45 years of working to save lives, strengthen families, and change hearts, minds, and laws. We have never wavered in our commitment to provide support to families and allies who are in need, through peer-to-peer meetings, online outreach, and telephone hotlines. Our family and ally voice is integral to advancing equality.