This event has passed but you can still catch it in video!A Look at Washington State Pride
A Look at Washington State PRIDE
Thursday, July 1, 6:00 PM
FREE Facebook Live Presentation
Parading loud and proud in Washington began with Seattle’s first Pride Parade in 1974 to mark the fifth anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. Since then, Pride parades have grown across the state. Hear from Katherine McFarland Bruce, author of Pride Parades: How a Parade Changed the World, who will describe the uniqueness of Pride celebrations in the fight to win LGBTQ+ rights. From a 2016 description of her book: “On June 28, 1970, two thousand gay and lesbian activists in New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago paraded down the streets of their cities in a new kind of social protest, one marked by celebration, fun, and unashamed declaration of a stigmatized identity. Forty-five years later, over six million people annually participate in 115 Pride parades across the United States.” Now in 2021, the number of Pride celebrations and celebrants has grown exponentially.
This program also welcomes representatives from Tacoma, Spokane, and Aberdeen who will share their unique perspectives on Pride, and we’ll take a look into the Washington State Historical Society’s collections to explore objects from Pride events of the past.
This free online program is generously supported by Columbia Bank.