2018 Seattle Pride Day Parade
Sunday, June 24
Join the Diocese of Olympia for the 2018 Seattle Pride Parade. Last year, more than 75 people from across the diocese joined Integrity Puget Sound to march and demonstrate our true colors – the colors of the rainbow! Though many, we truly are one as we share one bread and one cup and march for justice and dignity. By our actions we demonstrate that the Episcopal Church of Western Washington really does welcome you – whoever you are!
Participation in the march is sponsored by the Puget Sound and Whidbey Island Chapters of Integrity USA. Gather again in 2018 to walk with Integrity and celebrate the Episcopal Church as a truly welcoming and compassionate community of faith.
Note: Would you prefer to view the parade vs. walk in it? This year we hope to have a contingent of supporters meet at a designated place along the parade route and cheer extra loud as proud Episcopalians march by. If you want to be part of the support contingent, please indicate in your reply to Diocesan Parade Coordinator Sue Mings.
The 2.5-mile route will be the same as last year: 4th Avenue from Union to Seattle Center. Similar to last year, marchers will gather in late morning and begin to walk in early afternoon. The Diocese of Olympia’s line up spot typically is several blocks south of the start line, so it will take some time for our group to start marching. Parishes are encouraged to walk with their own parish banner, and clergy are encouraged to march in clericals.
Please pass the word in your parish and email our diocesan parade coordinator Sue Mings at firstname.lastname@example.org if you or your parish will be participating in the parade. Please information to include:
- How many to expect from your parish;
- If any plan to bring family or friends; and
- If you plan to join the marching or the support contingent.
Exact information on time and location will be available shortly before the parade date.
Let’s show up and show our colors to shine lights as joyful and proud Episcopalians who know the meaning of hospitality and the wide embrace of God’s love.
“Live as children of light—for the fruit of the light is found in all that is good and right and true.” (Ephesians 4 8-9)