Video Roundup: Celebrating Gay Pride

We celebrate gay pride all the time here at KEXP, but every year, at the end of June, the nation honors those who marched in 1970 in remembrance of the police raid on the Stonewall Inn in New York City. This Sunday, June 29th, Seattle itself celebrates the 40th Anniversary of our own Pride Parades, with many of the original 1974 Seattle Pride activists in attendance. “We only got maybe 150 people at the Seattle Center,” says original Pride pioneer David Neth of the inaugural parade. “Maybe a little higher if you counted the people watching from the distance who didn’t want to be [outed].”

This year, thousands of Seattleites are predicted to descend upon 4th Avenue downtown to show their support for the LGBT community. KEXP is proud to march beside them, with our very first float, and we invite everyone to join us afterwards for our annual KEXP Pride Party at the 5 Point CafĂ©. While you’re getting ready to stomp the streets along with us, check out this playlist of songs celebrating gay pride:

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