2009 Seattle Pride Parade: Peace, Love and Equality
|2009 Seattle Pride Parade: Peace, Love and Equality|
Seattle Out and Proud (SOaP) celebrates Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Pride with a variety of events throughout June, culminating in the annual Seattle Pride Parade. The Seattle Pride Parade will take place on Sunday June 28 at 11 a.m. on 4th Avenue in the heart of downtown Seattle.
The city of Seattle has the second largest population of LGBT residents in the country estimated at approximately 57,900, and if you include the metro area the number swells to almost 155,000 LGBT residents. So come out and join hundreds of thousands of your neighbors, friends and family on 4th Avenue in downtown Seattle for one of the largest Pride Parades in the country.
This year's Pride is particularly meaningful in that we will commemorate the 40th anniversary of Stonewall, celebrate the 35th anniversary of Seattle Pride while placing an emphasis on marriage equality in WA state.
Applications to register for the parade are now online at https://register.seattlepride.org (there will be no printed applications).
Make sure to get you application in ASAP to be seen in this world-famous parade! Be sure to review all the rules and regulations carefully before submitting your application. Please note the Seattle Pride parade director has the right to remove any Parade participant for non-compliance with any of the rules stated.
This year's theme is "Peace, Love and Equality" and we ask that you incorporate these concepts when creating your Pride Parade contribution.
Due to popular acclaim, the Pride Parade Awards are back! Awards for outstanding Pride Parade entries will be presented. Entries are encouraged to display their identity through a variety of visual media such as signs, banners both in front of and to the sides of the entry, balloons, flags or T-shirts so that judges and spectators can easily identify your entry.
Grand Marshal Nominations. The SOaP Board of Directors is still looking for 2009 Grand Marshal Nominations. Grand Marshals positions are among the highest honor bestowed by Seattle's LGBT community. Nominees are selected based on their commitment and contributions to the community.
There are four Grand Marshal positions available: one male and one female; an Honorary Grand Marshal; and an Honorary Grand Marshal - Organization.
To nominate an individual or organization, please e-mail us at email@example.com and tell us in 300 words or less, why this nominee should be chosen as a 2009 Seattle Pride Parade Grand Marshal. Also, please include any significant activities and accomplishments of the nominee.
It's not too late to sponsor the Seattle Pride Parade. To discuss sponsorship opportunities, please contact Dana Fialdini firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information regarding the Seattle Pride Parade, please visit our website at www.seattlepride.org, call the Pride office at 206-322-9561 or e-mail us at email@example.com.
Courtesy of Seattle Out and Proud