Homo Can the Pride Parade Go on Without a Rally Site?
posted by April 24 at 11:38 AMon
I just spoke with someone in the loop about the pride parade. He recently had a conversation with a city official about the possibility of staging the pride parade without the route ending at an official rally site. The city official was doubtful at first—the parade needed a gathering spot at its end. But the person-in-the-loop pointed out that Seattle’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade don’t terminate at rally sites. They just… end… at the end of their designated routes. (Does anyone know if the same is true for the SeaFair Parade?)
That being the case, the city official conceded that, yes, the downtown pride parade could go on—even without an official rally site. And the route right now—click here to see it—ends at the entrances to Seattle Center, which would be a lovely site for an unofficial rally.