Seattle Pride Parade

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Seattle’s Pride Parade at the end of June is the city’s biggest annual display of support for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender rights. When news broke of the shooting in Orlando, organizers say they sprang into action immediately. They wanted to make sure people felt comfortable and encouraged to come to this year’s events.

Sound Effect, Episode 16: Repetition

Apr 25, 2015
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   "Sound Effect" is your weekly tour of ideas, inspired by the place we live. The show is hosted by KPLU's Gabriel Spitzer.

Each week's show explores a different theme, and this week, we are playing all hits in this first ever “Sound Effect” best of episode.

Before we dive into some of our favorite segments thus far, we explore what it is about repetition that is so satisfying.

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The two women who were the first same-sex couple to be granted a marriage license in Washington state are grand marshals in the annual Seattle Pride Parade.

West Seattle couple Jane Abbot Lighty and Pete-e Petersen also stood on the Space Needle on Sunday morning to raise a giant marriage equality flag above the Seattle icon. The flag featuring a red equal sign is making its first appearance atop the Space Needle.