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George Bakan Memorial Scheduled For Saturday, November 13th

He passed away in June of 2020 but Covid has managed to make having memorial services very difficult but the long delayed community memorial service for community leader/activist/journalist George Bakan is finally happening this Saturday, November 13, 2021.

George was the longtime publisher/editor of Seattle Gay News, the city’s oldest still standing LGBTQ media outlet. We paid tribute to him HERE: https://seattlegayscene.com/2020/06/seattle-loses-a-pioneer-activist-sgn-editor-george-bakan-dies-at-79/

Apologies for the last minute notice: this event was just announced about a week ago…

Info via the FB invite:

Please join family, friends and community for a memorial service and celebration of life for Rudolph “George” Bakan (1941-2020) on Saturday, November 13, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at All Pilgrims Christian Church – STUART HALL on Broadway, Seattle WA.

 https://www.allpilgrims.org/


We will commemorate George’s 37 year history at Seattle Gay News with entertaining stories, photos, videos, music and one of his favorites, drag!

PROGRAM:

Welcome by Officiant, ALEKSA MANILA

Live performance by ARNALDO! DRAG CHANTEUSE

Opening Remarks by ANGELA CRAGIN, daughter of George Bakan

Remarks by:
SHERRY HARRIS
SARAH TOCE-BRUSIG
SALLY CLARK
RENEE RAKETTY
MAGGIE BLOODSTONE
MONISHA HARRELL
TOM RASMUSSEN
& MORE!

Drag Performance by GAYSHA STARR

Closing Remarks by ALEKSA MANILA

Following the service, to honor the loss of George Bakan and other loved ones in the community, we welcome you to join us for a procession down the sidewalks of Broadway to the AIDS Memorial Pathway (AMP). https://theamp.org/

If you have a loved one to honor, please bring a sign displaying their name and/or picture to carry as we walk. Personal candles are welcome.Following the march to the AIDS Memorial Pathway (located above the Capitol Hill Lightrail Station), please join us for a social gathering at NEIGHBOURS Lounge on Broadway (between Pike & Pine).Be mindful that space is limited and WA State Covid-19 mandates will apply.

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