Sunday/ happy Pride!

Photo from the Wikipedia entry for Stonewall Riots.

It was LGBTQ Pride weekend in Seattle (as was the case in many other cities in North America).

June is recognized each year as LGBTQ Pride Month in the USA, not because the weather is nice! .. but to commemorate the Stonewall Inn event on the¬†morning of June 28, 1969 in New York City’s Greenwich Village. Police raided the popular bar, not notable in itself for the late ’60s, but this time the patrons of the bar and on-lookers outside, fought back. There were riots for several nights after that in the Village, as well. ¬† The following year, on June 28, 1970, saw the first gay pride marches in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Chicago.

Fast forward to 2017, and here are a few colorful pictures from today’s march in Seattle. We have all come a long, long way. Happy Pride!

These marchers with their Canadian maple leaf are from the Consulate General of Canada’s offices.
Kaiser Permanente (hospital operator and health-care provider) is new to Seattle (they bought GroupHealth), and it was nice to see them march in the parade.
Seattle Gay Families, LGBT Parenting Social Group, says the banner .. and they all look very happy!

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