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OPINION | Police, Privilege, and Pride

by Carmen Rivera

In 2022, the Seattle Police Department and Seattle Pride engaged in discussions about SPD’s involvement in the annual Pride parade held on Stonewall Sunday. As mandated by the City of Seattle, the police were expected to provide traffic assistance and crowd control. However, following a community survey in May 2021, which garnered over 1,300 responses requesting that police not be allowed to march, the Seattle Pride board passed a policy prohibiting “police uniforms, police vehicles, any police insignia, or police propaganda to walk in any parade [contingent].”

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Seattle Pride Parade Returns After a Two-Year Hiatus

by Susan Fried

Thousands of people gathered on 4th Avenue in Downtown Seattle on Sunday, June 26, for the 46th annual Seattle Pride Parade. The largest parade held annually in Washington had been on hiatus for the last two years due to COVID-19 restrictions, making this year’s parade all the more special. Over 200 organizations and groups participated in this year’s parade, and crowds of jubilant, colorfully dressed people lined the streets to cheer them on. 

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