Thanks to volunteers from the AUS LGBTQIA+ student group, AUS had an outreach booth at Seattle PrideFest, an annual tradition in the Seattle area. This year on Sunday, June 30, 2019, our booth volunteers, pictured in the photo, are Misha Balch, Gwendolyn Barnhart, and faculty liaison Dr. Dana Waters.
In addition, our Director of Continuing Education and Community Outreach marched with AUS partners the Greater Seattle Business Association, an organization that is “the largest LGBTQ and allied chamber of commerce in North America.”
PrideFest celebrates and advocates for the human rights and cultures of LGBTQIA+ communities in Seattle and beyond. Over the years, PrideFest has grown “from a small, local celebration to the busiest single day of any event at Seattle Center.” Each year, rainbow-covered human rights activists fill the City of Seattle all along the parade route and beyond, and the city comes alive with a holiday atmosphere, celebrating love and gender freedom.