The striking, dramatic skyline of downtown Seattle frames the shoreline of Elliot Bay in the beautiful Puget Sound region of Washington State. This bustling urban metropolis of over 2.7 million people has a relaxed, west coast, gay-friendly attitude, and is home to a thriving, visible LGBTQ+ community.
Estimated to have the second largest LGBTQ+ population per capita in the USA, the focal center of LGBTQ+ life in Seattle is known as the Capitol Hill district, overlooking the downtown core. Capitol Hill has a charming residential area, and is home to an eclectic mix of trendy shops, restaurants, bars, pubs and dance clubs.
Celebrating 43 Years of Pride, the theme for the Seattle Pride Parade in 2017 was “Indivisible”. Official Seattle Out and Proud events kicked off with the Volunteer Park Pride Festival on June 10, culminating with the Seattle Pride Parade on June 25. Route is from the corner of Union St. and 4th, along 4th Avenue to the Seattle Center.
Seattle Pridefest 2017, #TogetherWeRise, “The largest Free Pride Festival in America” includes the Capital Hill Pride Festival March and Rally was held on June 10, and PrideFest Seattle Center on Sunday, June 25, 2017.
Seattle also hosted a National Pride March Seattle on June 11, in conjunction with marches all across the country on the same day a national march is taking place in Washington, DC. People will join the march to speak out, and rally for LGBTQ rights, dignity, safety, and progress in 2017 and beyond.
Sunday June 25, 2017, from 11am
Celebrating 43 Years of Pride. The Seattle Area Support Group, Dennis Coleman of the Seattle Men’s and Women’s Chorus, and El Centro de la Raza are Chosen as Grand Marshals, with the Imperial Sovereign Court of Seattle as the Special Grand Marshal. Route is from the corner of Union St. and 4th, along 4th Avenue to the Seattle Center. Check back for updates and for information on Seattle Pride 2018: http://www.seattlepride.org/
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Seattle’s Convention and Visitors Bureau offers Visitor Centers and Concierge Services, as well as a comprehensive website with a dedicated LGBT Travel section. 206.461.5840 www.visitseattle.org/lgbt
Quick Shuttle provides affordable and reliable transportation from Seatac Airport, Downtown Seattle, Bellingham Airport to Surrey, Richmond, Downtown Vancouver and Cruise Ship Terminals aboard luxury coaches. Quick Shuttle provides complimentary doorstep service to all major Hotels. Vancouver to/from Seattle round trip tickets: $69.00 ONLINE
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