Gay Pride Day - Seattle 2010 - part 1
Video by Demian || © August 2010, Demian
Demian, Sweet Corn Productions
This is the first half of a nearly 20-minute documentary I made about Gay Pride Day in Seattle which took place on June 27, 2010.
The Parade and Festival events where shot by me with one camera, over a 3-1/2 hour period.
The shoot captured more than 1-1/2 hours, which I edited down to 19 minutes, 42 seconds.
There are many gay community events held during this time of year, however, the most attended are the Gay Pride Parade, which took place in the middle of downtown Seattle, and the PrideFest, which took place in the Seattle Center.
The Parade is a yearly celebration of the birth of the modern gay and lesbian liberation movement. It also marks the progress attained in civil rights, and equal treatment for all citizens.
All financial and social segments of society, all religions, races, and gender expressions are represented by marchers, as well as by the 450,000 people attending the parade. After the Parade, some 70,000 attendees flowed into the Seattle Center for the PrideFest. This combined cross-section of humanity is most noted for its astonishing diversity.
Gay Pride Day has 2 events:
- The Gay Pride Parade had 450,000 attendees.
- PrideFest had 70,000 attendees.
This video -- Part 1 -- has 41 of the 164 Parade entries:
- Dykes on Bikes
- American Veterans for Equal Rights (AVER)
- Dr. Margarethe Cammermeyer, Ph.D., RN, Colonel, USAR, retired (In 1989, successfully challenged the military's anti-gay regulation.)
- Eric Alva (In the Marine Corps 13 years. 1st American wounded in the Iraq war.)
- Dave Kopay (Former U.S. pro football player.)
- Seattle Gay News (George Bakan, SGN publisher)
- PFLAG (Kathy Reim, Rachel Reim, Tammy Ledbetter)
- Greater Seattle Business Association (GSBA) (Louise Chernin, GSBA executive director)
- Equal Rights Washington (Jane Lighty and Pete-e Peterson, partners for 33 years)
- Yes on 1098
- Jean Godden, Seattle City Council member
- Sally J. Clark, Seattle City Council member
- Bruce Harrell, Seattle City Council member
- Tim Burgess, Seattle City Council member
- City of Seattle LGBT Commission
- Mike McGinn, Mayor of Seattle
- John Diaz, Interim Chief of Police (Became chief Aug 16, 2010)
- City of Seattle Fire Department
- Group Health Cooperative
- NOT Ellen DeGeneres
- Whole Foods Market
- Greater Seattle Business Association (GSBA)
- Seattle Children's Hospital
- Alaska Air - Horizon Air
- PFLAG - Parents, Famlies and Friends of Lesbians and Gays
- Leather and Fetish Pride Contingent
- Seattle Queer Burlesque - Academy of Burlesque
- Lifelong AIDS Alliance
- Kim Kuzma, singer
- Boeing Association of LGBT Employees
- Gay-Team Truck
- The Wicked Wiz of Oz (Pride Parade Awards - 1st place)
- Collen Stevens (built the Madison Market pedal-powered truck)
- Dharma Buddies
- Belly Pride (Temple of Isis Bellydancers)
- Feminist Karate Union
- Filipino Youth Activities Drill Team
- David Frockt, State Representative candidate (D - 46th Dist.)
- Scott White, State Senate candidate (D - 46th Dist.)
- Gay Fathers Association of Seattle
- Imperial Sovereign Court of Seattle, Olympic and Rainier Empire (Regent Empress, Madison Lane-Weston)
Part 2 of this video has 34 more parade entries, plus 4 music performers at the Center:
"Gay Pride Day - Seattle 2010 - part 2"
For last year's parade and rally, please see:
"Rainbow Flags" - 2009 Seattle Gay Pride Parade - part 1
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