Despite the current US President’s failure to acknowledge June as LGBTQ Pride Month,Visit Seattle has created a short film sharing the message that Pride in Seattle is celebrated, and goes beyond the month of June. Local business owners, residents and advocates share what it means to be #seattleproud, why Pride is even more important this year, and how the energy around acceptance in Seattle should be taken to a national level.
“Pride in Seattle exists year-round and is part of the fabric that makes this city so special to live in and visit,” said Ali Daniels, Vice President, Marketing at Visit Seattle. “This film re-emphasizes the message of a community that embraces diversity and acceptance; where all people are welcome.”
The short can also be seen at http://www.visitseattle.org/lgbtq along with a huge wealth of information which could be of real value to any LGBTQ visitor to the city.
The organisation also recently produced a video called “Shine a Light”, highlighting everyday residents, getting out into their communities, shining lights in solidarity of immigrants and refugees.
Visit Seattle plans to extend the #seattleproud message of the video and marketing campaign to on-the-ground activations at the Seattle Pride Parade on June 25. Partnering with the Greater Seattle Business Association (GSBA)—Seattle’s LGBT and allied chamber of commerce—they’ll distribute hundreds of rainbow hats and buttons, asking parade-goers to write on the hats why they’re “#seattleproud.”
Tom Norwalk, President & CEO at Visit Seattle told us:
“Diversity, equality and human rights have taken center stage in many conversations around the country and world this year. As such, Pride is about more than just a parade this year. It’s a time to stand loud and proud behind all people.”