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June 21, 2011 Comments Off on A call for “Queer People of Color” to march in 2011 Pride Parade. Views: 1312 Seattle Pride 2011

A call for “Queer People of Color” to march in 2011 Pride Parade.

Trikone Northwest, the South Asian LGBTQ social and support group is organizing a Pride Brunch for Seattle Pride this coming Sunday, June 26, as well as issuing a call for “Queer People of Color & their Allies” to march with the group in this year’s parade. Here’s the skinny from Trikone and community leaders Bish Paul and Ni Raj:

Join the Queer and Transgender People of Color (QTPOC) Contingent at Pride 2011
When: June 26, Sunday
Where: Downtown Seattle, 4th Ave between Columbia & Cherry
Time: 11am

Please join a LARGE contingent of people, groups, and organizations of color at the Seattle Pride Parade. This year we really want to increase our visibility by marching in solidarity with all people of color groups and our allies.

PRE-PARADE BREAKFAST at 9:30am at Cherry St. Coffeehouse on 1st and Seneca! Meet, greet and eat at this lovely Iranian-American owned cafe.

People can also join or show up on the day of with no advance notice. Contact Nitika 206.407.5591

We want ALL lgbtqq people of color to join us – African American/Black/of the African Diaspora, Asian, South Asian, West Asian/Arab/Middle Eastern, Pacific Islander, First Nations/Alaskan Native/Native American/Indigenous, Chican@/Latin@, or Multiracial/Mixed-Race. ALLIES welcome!

Groups/ Organizations marching with us –
Asian and Pacific Islander Freedom School
Asian and Pacific Islander Safety Center (now includes Chaya!)
Franklin High School youth – Gay Straight Alliance
Ladies First
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project
Pinay Sa Seattle
Sahngnoksoo- will be drumming!
Tawa Healing Works
The Bollywood Project- will be dancing!
Trikone Northwest
Voices Rising
… and you!

If you would like to add your group, or suggest a group we should reach out to, please email me ASAP. We want to reach out widely!
We want as many people as possible to be there.

You can bring –
* your community!
* kids
* dogs
* bicycles
* banners, signs, etc.

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