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EC Black Pride Events Happening All Over The Emerald City This Weekend

Photo: Adam McRoberts for SGS

Photo: Adam McRoberts for SGS

Just a reminder that EMERALD CITY BLACK PRIDE is happening this weekend in Seattle with events happening this Friday, Saturday and Sunday at venues all over Seattle with options for everyone.

July 28th:
5pm – Thirst
9pm – SLAY: A Hip Hop Party for LGBTQ, People of Color and Allies

July 29th:
11am – Alki Beach Pride LGBTQ + Event
9pm – ECBP: #BlackLove Party

July 30th:
1pm: ECBP Family Reunion BBQ
7pm: ECBP Afterparty at Wildrose

Several of these events are 21+ obviously (Thirst and SLAY) but the #Black Love Party on Saturday night is 18+ and the Alki Beach Pride event on Saturday and the Family Reunion BBQ on Sunday are both all-ages events.

People have asked, “Are these events meant for everyone or just LGBTQ People of Color?” and the answer is:

Both!

But, as always, be respectful. When marginalized groups have events in their community, it’s always a good idea to make sure the event is open to everyone/allies of that group before attending. If in doubt, ASK someone from that community. Emerald City Pride makes a point to state:

While ECBP is focused on the African-American LGBTQ community we welcome and encourage other people of color and white allies to come and celebrate with us!!

A good rule of thumb is to expect that events happening in very public spaces like a beach or park or large general interest venue are probably open to everyone. If events are being held in spaces that may or may not be private spaces or in venues that are traditional venues for that community, then it’s best to go with a friend who is actually a member OF that community. Again, if in doubt, ask someone from that community!

More skinny:

Emerald City Black Pride is happening this weekend! The events for the weekend are part of an initiative to foster pride and strengthen the sense of community among LGBTQ people of color with a focus on African-Americans. It is a reflection and celebration of our diversity, voice and the values of our community.

The ECBP: #BlackLove Party, will be a night of hip-hop and soul music, dancing and community performances to celebrate that we, as a community, continue to survive against all odds and our voice is growing! With music by Sassyblack (Nah Bee), Darqness Seattle and others!

The next day we have the ECBP Family Reunion BBQ hosted at Alvin Larkins Park, will bring together all of our elders, children, friends, family and allies to celebrate what pride means to us all and hear from powerful community leaders, like Luzviminda Lulu Carpenter, Vanessa Grandberry, C Davida Ingram and Steven R Sawyer. Along with performances by Diamond Sj James, Dennis Jimerson (aka Regine Dynasty) and others!

While ECBP is focused on the African-American LGBTQ community we welcome and encourage other people of color and white allies to come and celebrate with us!!

This event is part of NW Pride of Color, a collection of events between Friday July 14th to Sunday July 30th, that have been created by and designed for the LGBTQ PoC communities of the Pacific Northwest. Follow the NW Pride of Color Facebook page, to get up-to-date information on each event and more about the initiative. Go to https://www.facebook.com/nwprideofcolor.

 

 

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