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HIGHLIGHTS | Pride during a pandemic

  • Pride flags fly at UW Medicine entities.
  • Participate in Pride Fridays and wear your Pride colors to work.
  • Sign up for the Seattle Pride virtual event: Together For Pride.
  • Pride month coincides with the Black Lives Matter movement: Brush up on how to be a better ally.


Pride month is synonymous with celebrations, rainbow flags and allyship for the LGBTQ+ community. This year, in the midst of Black Lives Matter protests against police ​brutality and systematic and institutional racism, we are reminded of Pride’s origins: The Stonewall uprising of 1969, which spurred the gay liberation movement, and its Black leaders, like Marsha P. Johnson.

While the parades and in-person festivities have moved to virtual events this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, UW Medicine will continue to celebrate Pride.

On June 1, UW Medicine entities raised their Pride flags to kick off Pride month.

Harborview Pride flag and American flag

UW Medicine Pride Fridays

Show your LGBTQ+ pride and allyship by wearing LGBTQ+ Pride colors and apparel every Friday throughout the month of June.

You can also participate by using one of our UW Medicine Pride Zoom backgrounds or email signatures:


Pride Zoom Backgrounds

Seattle Pride hosting virtual Together For Pride event

Seattle Pride, the organization that hosts the Seattle Pride Parade, with the Gender Justice League and PrideFest, is holding a three-day virtual Pride event on June 26-28.

Seattle Pride says programming will focus on “matters of activism and centering black and brown voices.” All are welcome and registration is free.


Be a Better Ally:



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