Homo Trash Contributions
posted by June 25 at 15:44 PMon
The downtown Pride parade: The bears in bubbles, the butches on bikes, the booze. It was all very fab and all very downtown.
The question on my mind now is whether the downtown parade is sustainable. Considering the exorbitant cost of holding a rally in Seattle Center, can Seattle Out and Proud pay for this thing in years to come? After SOaP’s enormous debt fiasco last year, we were promised a big donation drive this year, and we ‘mos who hauled our gay asses downtown first thing on Sunday morning were prepared to contribute. In comments, Giffy shares the same sentiments:
I probably would have given money if there was a place to do it. No buckets, no requests, nothing…. If I had seen a bucket or a person requesting funds I probably would have thrown five or ten bucks in the bucket. Put up buckets at the parade, have people walking the route asking for money to support the parade.
There was at least one donation “bucket,” Giffy. But if you happen to see it, it may not have instilled great confidence that your money would go to a good place.
Awesome, eh? This trash can was affixed to a SOaP tee-shirt booth about 25’ from the sidewalk, but nobody was buying shwag or donating until Dan Savage—God bless his big gay heart—persuaded the languid volunteers to pull their shit up to the curb. The booth was immediately mobbed by ‘mos clutching $20 bills.
For all the folks who missed the dough-clutching, trash-can-filling fun, you can donate to SOaP here.
Photo by Christopher Frizzelle and his notoriously crappy camera phone (with invasive surgery by iPhoto).