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Seattle Pride Parade's 2008 Grand Marshals

Chris GregoireChris Gregoire - As Washington’s 22nd governor, Chris Gregoire has delivered real results to the people of Washington. Combining effective leadership with a tireless work ethic, she has shown time and again that she has the courage and independence to stand up and fight for individuals and families. Under her leadership, we are building a better future for Washington families.

Governor Gregoire in 2006 signed historic civil rights legislation that protects Washington citizens from discrimination in housing, employment, insurance, and credit transactions based on sexual orientation. The new law affirms that discrimination is not a Washington value and represents a strong step toward a society that is free of discrimination for all its participants. Governor Gregoire believes that state government must not discriminate against any of its citizens in bestowing rights and responsibilities
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Anne LevinsonAnne Levinson - Before becoming Chairperson of Force 10 Hoops L.L.C., owner of the Seattle Storm, Anne Levinson  was one of Washington state’s  first openly lgbt public officials for nearly two decades. She served as a judge, Chair of Washington State’s Utilities & Transportation Commission, Deputy Mayor and Legal Counsel to Mayor Norm Rice and legal counsel to Mayor Charles Royer. As a judge, she founded and then presided over one of the nation’s first mental health courts. While chairing the Utility Commission, she fought against energy deregulation.

While Deputy Mayor, she directed several high profile negotiations and reforms for the City, including shaping the first-ever families & education levy, developing among the nation’s first self-managed transitional housing for the homeless, revitalizing the downtown, reforming the City’s financial management, acquiring Key Tower for City offices, and bringing Seattle’s first women’s professional basketball team, the Seattle Reign, to town. More Info

Safe Schools CoalitionThe Safe Schools Coalition was the spark that, 20 years ago this year, ignited the international movement for LGBTQ-safe-and-welcoming-schools. The Coalition did ground-breaking research that documented the anti-LGBTQ humiliation and the physical and sexual assaults happening in elementary middle and high schools all over the state. Today, the Coalition helps schools become safe places for every student, family and employee regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. More Info

2008 Seattle Pride Parade Announcers

Peggy Platt
Eric Sandoval
Sylvia O‘Stayformore
Peggy Platt
Westlake Park
Erik Sandoval
Westlake Park

Sylvia O‘Stayformore
4th Ave. & Bell St.

For more information on our announcers, visit our Website

MOViN 92.5 and One Degree Events present:
Seattle PrideFest

At the Seattle Center, immediately following the Seattle Pride Parade on 4th Avenue. DJ Stage next to the Fountain, Main Stage on the Fisher Lawn. Kristine W and Seeing Blind headline. Lily Armani and GLAMAZONIA host. 2 beers gardens, comics, drag queens, political speakers, musicians, family entertainment and more. More Info

A Special Thank You:
Baked In Seattle

We would like to extend a big thank you to Shaw Sander Dixon, the owner of Baked In Seattle. She has graciously provided all of our volunteers with yummy baked goods the morning of the parade.

Baked In Seattle offers hand-crafted home-style 12- to 16-serving Cheesecakes, Cakes and Pies. All of their products are scrupulously crafted with the finest ingredients, making each delicacy a retro return to home-style creamy comfort. For a list of locations serving these wonderful deserts, visit their website.



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We want to know if you have a pride event happening.
Or any other event that would benefit the GLBT community. Please email your event information, website link, etc. to info@seattlepride.org

Sunday, June 22
"Run and Walk with Pride" 2008
The 25th Anniversary Run and Walk with Pride in Seward Park offers something for everybody - a 10K run, a 4K run, and a 4K walk. We welcome participation from everyone, regardless of age, gender or sexual orientation or ability. more info

Wednesday, June 25 - 28
Vampire Lesbians of Sodom
Local favorites Lily Armani and Patty O'Furniture star in Charles Busch's camp comedy as two girl-guzzling undead divas catfighting their way through history, from biblical times, to old Hollywood, to modern day Vegas. more info

Friday, June 27

PrideFeast - Feed Your Pride
Eat out at any participating PrideFeast restaurant and help raise money for LGBT Health, Wellness, and Pride. Proceeds to benefit Gay City, Seattle Counseling Service, and the Pride Project. more info

Saturday, June 28

Police vs. Emerald City Softball All Stars
Charity softball game that benefits Police Explorers and Lambert House Youth Center. more info

Saturday, June 28

2008 Seattle Dyke Rally
Rally at the Seattle Central Community College Plaza on Broadway Ave East at East Pine St. Lineup includes headlining singer Camille Bloom, Lamar Van Dyke as emcee, Tara Hardy founder of Bent, Jacque Larrainzar from Seattle Office for Civil Rights, Sue Hodes from Dyke Community Activists, and Lisa Cohen from Pacific NW Lesbian Archives. This year's theme: Start it up! more info

Saturday, June 28

Pre-Cruise Party
Join CruiseyT for a Pre-Cruise Party at Purr Lounge. Taxi's will arrive at 4:00pm to take people to the boat. more info

Saturday, June 28

Official Seattle Pride Cruise
Join CruiseyT with DJ Zach & DJ Bret Law for a fabulous drag show, good food, world-class scenery, and a ton of fun aboard the "Spirit of Seattle" at Pier 55. Three levels with two dance floors, two bars and an outdoor top deck. more info

Sunday, June 29

2008 Official Seattle Pride Parade
Join over 200,000 spectators on 4th Avenue in downtown for one of the largest Pride Parades in the country. more info

Sunday, June 29

Seattle PrideFest
At the Seattle Center, immediately following the Seattle Pride Parade on 4th Avenue. DJ Stage next to the Fountain, Main Stage on the Fisher Lawn. Kristine W and Seeing Blind headline. Lily Armani and GLAMAZONIA host. 2 beers gardens, comics, drag queens, political speakers, musicians, family entertainment and more.more info

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