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Again this year, we have the People’s Choice Award, brought to us by our sponsor Verizon Wireless. This is the second year where the crowd will be voting on their favorite contingent via text messaging on their cell phones. This year, one texting winner will win a prize from Verizon Wireless.

The float winner of this category will also receive a fabulous prize!

We encourage you to pass this information on to everyone you know. Let them know how to vote for their favorite contingent. Each contingent will have a large sign with there number on it. This is the number you vote for.

Here is how it all works:

  • Text the word PRIDE to short code 41055. This "opts" you in to the voting process.
  • You will receive a text message back telling you to reply with the number of the float you want to vote for.
  • Simply reply with the float number and you will receive a message confirming your vote.

We will then announce the winner from the main stage at Seattle PrideFest @ Seattle Center at 3:00 PM. A big thank you to our sponsor Verizon Wireless.

Are you really ready for Pride Month 2009?
Just asking because there’s so much happening this year that you had best get your calendar out NOW and start blocking out dates for the following Pride 2009 events:

Thursday, June 25th
Seattle Out and Proud in conjunction with Pride Parade sponsor Broadstripe, are delighted to present the prize-packed Seattle Pride Raffle -
The Neighbours Seattle Pride KISS FM Kick-Off Party takes place on June 25th and tickets to enter the raffle are only $5 each or 10 for $40!. Prizes include:

  1. Custom Built Computer for Broadstripe from Sonics Computer
    Value $1800.00
  2. Custom Built Computer for Broadstripe from Sonics Computers
    Value $1800.00
  3. Sharp Aquos 46” Liquid Crystal Television
    Value $1260.73
  4. Sharp Aquos 40” Liquid Crystal Television
    Value $800.99
  5. Sharp Blue Ray Disk Player
    Value $219.99
  6. 4 Mariners VS Jays Tickets at the Wells Fargo Terrace Club
    Value $160.00

We urge everyone to come to the Neighbours Seattle Pride KISS FM Kick-Off Party to enjoy the festivities and enter the drawing. At only $5 dollars, the Broadstripe raffle is the sweetest deal in town. Neighbours Nightclub is located on Broadway between Pike and Pine in Capitol Hill. Free prizes, a raffle to help support Seattle Out and Proud! and great drink specials. Doors open 8pm! This is a 21+ ONLY event.

Pride IdolFriday, June 26th
Seattle Pride night at the
Seattle Storm Game
– Come out and help celebrate the Seattle Storm's 10th anniversary. Celebrate Pride all summer long with $15 tickets to the following games 6/26, 7/9, 8/1, & 8/22 For more information and to purchase tickets click here!

Pride IdolSaturday, June 27th 5:00pm
Cruisy-T’s Pride Cruise
–OMG! Hundreds of gorgeous guys and gals on
a boat for four hours dancing to great music while downing designer drinks. Do you think some of them might let their hair (or guard) down or take off their shirts and tops? Just saying.

Sunday, June 28th 8:00am
Pride Brunch
– The brunch will precede the Seattle Pride Parade and area restaurants will offer a special $25 plated brunch menu for hungry Parade-goers. Proceeds from each brunch sold will go directly to Seattle Pride®, a local organization supporting unity and diversity in our community.  Sponsored by Seattle Out and Proud and ww.groupdyne.com

Going on NOW
Step-Up Campaign
– Support Seattle Out and Proud this year by buying our killer buttons bearing this year’s theme of Peace, Love and Equality. You can see and get them on our web site as well as on the day of the parade. With your help we will keep our 35 year Pride Parade tradition vibrant & viable. Buy your buttons here!

For more information, check out our complete list of events here!

Tips to enjoying the Seattle Pride Parade
After you finish your Pride Brunch head over to 4th and Bell to enjoy the VIP Viewing Village beer garden presented by Pyramid Breweries

Why fight the crowds as over 350,000 people celebrate "Peace, Love and Equality" and the 40th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots at one of the largest Pride Parades in the country. Come to 4th and Bell Street and join Seattle Out and Proud at the ONLY place to enjoy an ice cold Pyramid beer or a glass of Barefoot wine while watching the parade and catching some rays. Sunscreen NOT included. Sponsored by Pyramid Breweries, Seattle Out and Proud, Groupdyne.com and Piecora’s.

4th Avenue & Bell Street
11:00am - 2:30pm

This is a 21+ ONLY event.

We need your help!
To Have a Successful Seattle Pride® Celebration, Seattle Out And Proud is in need of Volunteers...

If you are gay, lesbian, bi, trans gendered or gay friendly, then we need your help!! In addition to the folks who work on PRIDE all year long it takes well over 500 volunteer hours during the Pride parade to make the Seattle Pride® Celebration in June a happy, exciting, and SAFE event for all.

Without its volunteers, Seattle Pride® wouldn't exist. This year, hundreds of proud individuals will put their time, skill, and enthusiasm into the event. In return, we receive not only a fabulous Seattle Pride® Event, but also a sense of community and an appreciation of its diversity. Imagine all the friends you'll meet and the socializing that is all part of the volunteer experience with Seattle Pride®.

Volunteer NOW

All volunteers will get a really cool, official Seattle Pride® t-shirt and gift bag for helping out!

Official Seattle Pride Artists & Auction
Join us on July 25 from 6pm to 9pm for the first annual Seattle Pride Official Artist art show and silent auction.

The evening will feature elegant entertainment, memorable artwork and, courtesy of one of Seattle’s finest new living complexes, The Olivian, a world-class setting with spectacular views.

A portion of all proceeds raised goes to benefit Seattle Out and Proud, producers of the annual Seattle Pride Parade. Attire is business casual and, as space is limited, we ask that you email jmejia@seattlepride.org to reserve space for this gala event.

Juli Sipe Lance Carlton Michelle Salazar
Juli Sipe
Lance Carleton
Michelle Salazar

Check out their work here!
Another way to "Show up with PRIDE"
All proceeds go to help pay down the city debt!

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Buy Your Pride Buttons



Come join the fun.  Make new friends. Be a part of the Seattle Pride Team.  It's a big, gay adventure!

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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, web site link, etc. to info@seattlepride.org

Thursday, June 25

Neighbours - KISS-FM Kick-Off Party - Neighbours Nightclub celebrates Seattle Pride® with the 106.1 KISS FM Pride Kick-Off Party at Neighbours!
Dance to "Rock Lobster" night, Free prizes, a raffle to help support Seattle Out and Proud! and great drink specials. Doors open 8pm! This is a 21+ ONLY event.
more info

Thursday, June 25

BurLEZque Pride Show at Wildrose - BurLEZque is the sexy campy annual pride burlesque show for boys, girls, bois, and everyone in between. Come see local Lezzie talent bare it all to celebrate pride. Some of Seattle's sexiest queers will titillate and tease you, climaxing in their famed pride weekend kick-off toast! more info

Friday, June 26

Seattle Pride Night with the Seattle Storm at 50% off 4 games - The Storm would like to thank the LGBT community and friends for your tremendous support and wish you a fantastic Pride! more info

Friday, June 26

CruiseyT Meet & Greet at Purr Lounge - Seattle Pride Cruise Meet and Greet Welcome Party.
This is a 21+ ONLY event.
more info

Friday, June 26

PrideFeast - In 2008, a new Seattle Pride tradition began! Thousands of people headed out to dozens of Seattle restaurants, and part of the proceeds from each restaurant went to health and wellness non-profits in the LGBT community and to help support PrideFest at the Seattle Center. more info

Saturday, June 27

CruiseyT Pre-Cruise Party at R Place - Seattle Pride® Pre-Cruise party. Share a taxi to Pier 55.
R Place, 619 East Pine St. This is a 21+ ONLY event..
more info

Saturday, June 27

Official Seattle Pride® Cruise - Last chance for Seattle's Hottest Floating T Dance aboard the Spirit of Seattle out of Pier 55, with three levels, two dance floors and two bars and an outdoor top deck. Music from DJ Zach Shore (YVR) and Seattle's own DJ Bret Law and a world-class Drag Show. A light meal will be served and is included in the ticket price. Tickets for CruiseyT can be purchased online, or at Purr Cocktail Lounge. Sponsored by Cruisy-T’s and Seattle Out and Proud.
This is a 21+ ONLY event.
more info

Saturday, June 27

Country Pride Country-Western Dance - Once again this year The Rain Country Dance Association and the Seattle Center proudly present Country Pride, a country-western dance at the Seattle Center's Center House. DJ Keith Gehrig will play great music for open dancing. There will also be live entertainment and a great big barn dance. This is a family and kid friendly event. more info

Saturday, June 27

Seattle Dyke March and Rally - Rally from 5-7pm at the Seattle Central Community College Plaza at Broadway Ave E and E Pine St. This year's theme is the 40th Anniversary of Stonewall. March steps off at 7pm to go around Capitol Hill and back to the Plaza. more info

Saturday, June 27

Pride Hot Flash Women's Parties - Two Women's Pride Parties for the price of one ($10) simultaneously from 5:30pm to 9:30pm: Hot Flash Dance at Neighbours Nightclub (75% retro, 25% contemporary) with DJ Stacey and a special Hot Flash Inferno at The War Room with DJ WildFire (75% hip hop, 25% old skool). Join estrogen-laden Capitol Hill on Saturday evening for one great party at two venues! This is a 21+ ONLY event. more info

Saturday, June 27

The Last Supper Club Presents
- The Last Supper Club along with Chunky Music and The Group proudly present the Peace, Pride and Passion Tour!
The Last Supper Club welcomes Jacinta performing for the first time live, her new single PEACE, with special guests DJ Richard J. Dalton of C89.5 FM and DJ Skiddle at Seattle's hottest Dance/R&B Party. Doors open at 9pm. General admission $10, VIP $20. This is a 21+ ONLY event more info

For a complete list of upcoming events throughout the year, visit our web site.

IvyRain is the exclusive consulting company for the Seattle Pride® Parade. Please contact Dana Fialdini for more information about sponsorship via email or by calling 206.240.0649

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