About Us

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WE CAN DO MORE GOOD, WHEN WE DO IT TOGETHER.

Plenty of nonprofits, corporations and individuals offer support and advocacy to Seattle LGBTQIA+ persons. But many of us are focused on our own areas of expertise, rather than coming together as a large, influential community—which is causing a frustrating slow-down in the pace of change.

At Seattle Pride, we understand the challenges facing the LGBTQIA+ community, and we're willing to do whatever it takes to bring us all together—LGBTQIA+ persons, allies, nonprofits, and corporations—in the relentless pursuit of equal human rights for all.

Our History

The first Seattle Pride Parade (a march of less than 200 people) took place in 1974, although it wasn’t officially recognized by the city. Just three years later, the Parade welcomed 2,000 attendees, and Seattle Mayor Wes Ulman declared the first “Gay Pride Week.” In 1992, the Seattle Pride festivities expanded to include bisexual and transgender identities (LGBT). Today, the Seattle Pride Parade is the fourth largest in the country, attracting an estimated 500,000 members of the LGBTQIA+ community, friends and allies. The Parade provides our entire community an opportunity to celebrate the present, envision the future and honor our past

Over the years, we’ve come to understand that Pride parades and other celebrations are crucial. But they’re not enough. We’re continually expanding our advocacy and allyship efforts year-round to promote diversity and inclusivity—and to call our community to action.

Vision, Mission & Purpose

Mission

Create unity, honor diversity, and achieve equal human rights throughout our region and the world.

Purpose

We coordinate and promote LGBTQIA+ pride events in the Seattle area—celebrating the present, envisioning the future and honoring the past. As a non-profit organization, sponsorship and donations are used to offset expenses required to produce the year-round celebrations.

Seattle Out & Proud (commonly referred to as a Seattle Pride) is a registered 501(c)4 organization and annually produces the Seattle Pride Parade, Seattle Pride in the Park, and the Seattle Pride Guide.

Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors is comprised entirely of volunteers. These extraordinary individuals are passionate about the LGBTQIA+ community and about bringing our mission to life.

Executive Officers

President and Board Chair

Alex Ruble


Vice President

Ramone Myers

Treasurer

Christine Lyon


Secretary & Volunteer Director

Stephanie Bailey


Directors

Chloey Cavanaugh

Courtney L. Greer

Dylan M. Austin

Kevin S. Wang

Miguel A. Duncan-Galvez Bravo

Our Team

Seattle Out & Proud Foundation

About Us

The Seattle Out & Proud Foundation (SO&P Foundation) is a 501c(3) non-profit foundation, directly related to Seattle Out & Proud (“Seattle Pride”), a 501c(4) non-profit. We exist to educate members of the public about the LGBTQIA+ community and the rights of its members, to eliminate discrimination against and further the civil rights of members of the LGBTQIA+ community, and to connect, inspire and strengthen the LGBTQIA+  community by promoting the arts and supporting leadership development.

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Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors is comprised entirely of volunteers. These extraordinary individuals are passionate about the LGBTQIA+ community and about bringing our mission to life.

Executive Officers

Ramone Myers

Alex Ruble


Director at Large

Stephanie Bailey

Treasurer

Christine Lyon

Director

Carmen Rivera

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Mission Statement

The Mission of the Seattle Out & Proud Foundation is to educate members of the public about the LGBTQ community and the rights of its members, eliminate discrimination against and further the civil rights of members of the LGBTQ community, and to connect, inspire and strengthen the LGBTQ community by promoting the arts and supporting leadership development.

Contact

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Contacts

Questions?

For questions regarding volunteering, programs, and donations, please email hello@seattlepride.org