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posted Friday, June 24, 2011 - Volume 39 Issue 25
Hundreds of LGBT counter-protesters and allies showed up at Volunteer Park
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Hundreds of LGBT counter-protesters and allies showed up at Volunteer Park

On June 19, hundreds of LGBT counter-protesters and allies showed up at Volunteer Park on the corner of 15th and E. Galer to meet the Westboro Baptist Church in a face-off of love vs. hate. The upbeat crowd came bearing signs (every bit as ridiculous as the WBC's, but much funner), rainbow flags, and a whole lot of positive energy. The protesters chanted and waited for the WBC contingent to show. They did not. A WBC no-show is an absolute victory as they were not able to spread their hate at the annual Seattle Out & Proud Pride Picnic. The triumphant crowd disbanded and went to enjoy the picnic, participate in the WBC counter-protest at the Seattle Slut Walk, or to enjoy the rest of their Sunday. WBC got the message loud and clear: You are not welcome in Seattle.

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