Pride was a few weeks ago in Seattle, and while we really haven’t had much of a summer (as we’d been promised) it didn’t stop folks from stripping down, dancing in the streets, and being freely and gloriously exactly who they are. Rand and I popped down to see the parade and enjoy the festivities, and while I could spend hours trying to describe the inclusive, loving feeling that was hovering around Seattle Center on that day, I think photos probably do a better a job. Here are my top ten pictures from Seattle’s 2010 Gay Pride festival and parade.

1. A rainbow flag flies atop the Space Needle (for the first time, ever).

For the first time ever, a rainbow flag flew atop the Space Needle, in honor of pride.

I love you, Seattle, like no other.

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2. The t-shirt my hubby wore to pride.

Respect, yo.

Respect, yo.

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3. Man shows off his python (make up your own joke).

He was quite friendly and bore a striking resemblance to L.L. Cool J.

He was quite friendly and bore a striking resemblance to L.L. Cool J.

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4. Rainbow balloon cluster

Yay! Conservatives might have guns and cornbread, but weve co-opted balloons!

Yay! Conservatives might have guns and cornbread, but we've co-opted balloons!

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5. Man dressed in fatigues, carrying a rainbow flag.

Im not actually sure if he is/was in the military. He certainly looked authentic.

I'm not actually sure if he is/was in the military. He certainly looked authentic.

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6. Man in newspaper gown and headdress.

Eat your heart out, Scarlett OHara.

Eat your heart out, Scarlett O'Hara.

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7. The Flying Spaghetti Monster

I was touched by his noodly appendage.

I was touched by his noodly appendage.

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8. Ruby red sneakers

Theres no place like Seattle. Theres no place like Seattle. Theres ... actually, Portland, OR, and Vancouver, BC are quite similar.

"There's no place like Seattle. There's no place like Seattle. There's ... actually, Portland, OR, and Vancouver, BC are quite similar."

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9. Robin, Supergirl, The Riddler, and Batman.

Best. Costumes. Ever. (Not pictured: Catwoman)

Best. Costumes. Ever. (Not pictured: Catwoman)

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10. Rainbow socks and fishnets

And Converse ...

And Converse ...

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Haven’t had enough rainbows and tiaras? Check out all my photos from Seattle’s 2010 Pride festival.

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Comments (5)

  1. 16. Jul, 2010 / Laura:

    How can you say Portland is like Seattle? Portland has no sales tax.

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  2. 21. Jul, 2010 / JoAnna:

    I love Rand’s shirt! Where did he get that?

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  3. 21. Jul, 2010 / Everywhereist:

    JoAnna – he bought it ages ago. I think in the first year that we were dating. He wears it almost every time we go to Pride. :)

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  4. 26. Jul, 2010 / Trisha:

    I can’t believe I missed an opportunity to see His Holiness, the Flying Spaghetti Monster! Yes, I’m a Pastafarian, been one for years. Perhaps next year I’ll go to Seattle for Pride, instead of NYC.

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  5. 26. Jul, 2010 / Everywhereist:

    Trisha – We have a pretty nifty one, I must say. :)

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