Celebrate Pride & March with Us on June 25
This year’s Seattle Pride Parade is Sunday, June 25, and PFLAGers from across the state are invited to march with the Seattle chapter and show Seattle that everyone is loved by PFLAG!
When: Sunday, June 25. Please arrive between 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the staging area to check in. We are near the front of the parade this year (position no. 8) so please arrive earlier than 10:30 if you can.
Where: 4th Ave. in downtown Seattle, near University St. Look for people wearing purple PFLAG “We Are Family” T-shirts.
What to wear: Your purple PFLAG T-shirt – or any purple shirt. Want a PFLAG shirt? Email email@example.com (we ask for a $15 donation). Or you can get one at the parade site.
Parade theme: “Indivisible” – the first 50 people to show up will get a rainbow-American flag to wave during the parade.
What to bring: We’ll have signs and flags, but if you want to bring your own, please do.
Grand Marshal Anne Melle: Seattle Pride is posthumously honoring Anne, one of our beloved PFLAG moms and a longtime advocate of LGBTQ rights, by naming her one of the parade’s grand marshals. Barbara Clark-Elliott and Kathy Reim, Anne’s dear friends, and fellow PFLAG leaders, will ride in the grand marshal car honoring Anne.
We hope to see you at the parade and afterward at our booth at Seattle Center!
Remembering PFLAG’s beginnings
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.
For more than four decades, PFLAG has been saving lives, strengthening families, and changing hearts, minds, and laws. We 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.