3 ways to celebrate Seattle Pride this weekend

Jun 23 2020, 1:39 pm

Rather than canceling all pride parades and events this summer, organizers behind Seattle Pride have announced their decision to shift this year’s celebrations to a series of online events.

The decision was made with safety in mind after discussions with local public health officials and the City of Seattle, organizers said.

“We are so thankful for our Pride family and partners, and for your continued support as we now shift towards creating a different kind of Pride celebration – but one which continues to celebrate diversity and bring us together when we need it most,” said Seattle Pride in an online announcement.

Here are some Pride events to check out this weekend, June 26 to 28:

Trans Pride Seattle

What: Seattle’s annual Pride celebration focusing on trans and non-binary individuals has moved online this year. It will feature workshops, youth activities, performances, and a film series.

When: Friday, June 26 to Sunday, June 28
Time: The event starts at 6 pm on June 26 and ends at 3 pm on June 28
Where: Online
Admission: Free, but accepting donations.

Pride Dance Fitness WERQ-Out

What: This cardio dance workout to hip-hop and pop music will be livestreamed on Zoom. It’s built on good vibes, a great sweat, and a supportive community.

When: Sunday, June 28
Time: 10 am to 11 am
Where: Zoom
Admission: The class is free, but participants need to sign up to receive the Zoom link by email. Donations to YouthCare are encouraged.

Youth Pink and Prom 2020

What: This virtual prom will be held on a Minecraft server. There’s no alcohol, no drugs, and no hate allowed. Attendees will be able to play games and participate in a building contest while talking to each other via a Discord server.

When: Saturday, June 27
Time: 5 pm to 11 pm
Admission: This free event is for youth ages 13 to 22. The deadline to register is Thursday, June 25.

With files from Megan Devlin