Seattle Takei Pride Fest

Seattle celebrated 40 years of LGBT pride in beautiful weather this weekend. Being both a supporter of marriage equality and a Star Trek fan, it was extra fabulous to see George Takei as the grand marshal for the pride parade, addressing the crowd at Seattle Center.

Mr. Sulu was his usual awesome self. He mentioned there were half a million people in attendance, and thanked the people of Seattle for being so vocal and active for LGBT rights, and for such a long time. My favorite thing he said was that people should also thank straight couples who are supporters of LGBTQ rights, because they are the parents of the gay babies of the future!

More Pride Parade photos from another year!

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george takei addresses the crowd at seattle center

pride flags at seattle center

george takei thanking seattle for 40 yrs of LGBT pride

i heart WA pride

george & brad takei & spd

star trek pride

in paper skirt & hair at seattle pride fest

holding up american pride

space needle flies the pride flag again

batman & joker entertain crowd at international fountain

crowd at international fountain for seattle pridefest

caution! summer pride

pridefest crowd at international fountain

nyet putin

broken mobile pride

seattle men in leather