She held several legislative aide positions, as well as neighborhood development posts, from to Judge Anne Levinson Ret. She helped advocate to add sexual orientation and gender identity to the state anti-discrimination law, and when it finally passed after 29 years, she chaired the campaign to stop the attempted repeal. When the same groups tried to repeal the state domestic partnership law, she chaired that campaign, resulting in Washington becoming the first state in the country to vote in favor of LGBT relationship recognition. She has served on the board of directors for many charitable organizations, and is the recipient of numerous civic and community awards.
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Gay pride parades sound a note of resistance – and face some | The Spokesman-Review
SAN FRANCISCO — Tens of thousands of people waving rainbow flags lined streets for gay pride parades Sunday in coast-to-coast events that took both celebratory and political tones, the latter a reaction to what some see as new threats to gay rights in the Trump era. Frank Reyes said he and his husband decided to march for the first time in many years because they felt a need to stand up for their rights. She said the parade being televised for the first time gives people a wider audience. In Chicago, year-old Sarah Hecker was attending her first pride parade, another event that attracted wall-to-wall crowds.
Black Lives Matter protesters shut down Seattle Pride parade
Jump to navigation. Subscribe to their weekly newsletter. The celebration has grown over the years -- it was sanctioned by the city in -- and now includes a large Pride Parade in downtown Seattle and a citywide PrideFest featuring music , art, film, and more. Members of sexual minorities have played leading roles in Seattle history virtually since the town's founding. Early pioneers either expressed little concern about -- or turned a blind eye towards -- same-sex relationships, but the gay community went underground after Washington's anti-sodomy law was enacted in
Marchers and onlookers took over much of midtown Manhattan with a procession that lasted hours and paid tribute to the uprising that began at the tavern when patrons resisted officers on June 28, The parade in New York and others like it across the nation concluded a month of events marking the anniversary. Eraina Clay, 63, of suburban New Rochelle, came to celebrate a half-century of fighting for equality. I raised kids. I'm just like everybody else.