Seattle Pride®

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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 fewer 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 one of the largest in the country, attracting an estimated 300,000 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


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


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 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.

Seattle Pride Staff:

  Executive Director
  Patti Hearn

  Programs Manager
  Noah Wagoner
       Programs Manager
  Nick Albritton

       Communications & Partnerships Manager
  Ross Gonzalez

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.


  Board President and Chair
  Ramone Myers

  Vice President

  Johnny Lê

  Alex Morgan


  Jack Anderson
  Ashley Gibson
  Claudia del Hierro
  Velvine Jobiese
  Tiffany Nakamitsu
  Omar Rachid

Our Team


See a full list of contacts here



For questions regarding volunteering, programs, and donations, please email