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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor

SUBJECT: GLSEN hosts annual Youth Pride Dance for LGBTQ teens

6/6/2012  12:13:00 PM
Karen O'Connor  (206) 684-7241

GLSEN hosts annual Youth Pride Dance for LGBTQ teens

Seattle Parks and Recreation and the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) of Washington State will hold a Youth Pride Dance at Yesler Community Center from 8-11 p.m. on Friday, June 22 at Yesler Community Center, 917 E Yesler Way in Seattle.
This event provides the 21 and younger community of LGBTQ youth and their allies a safe and fun way to participate in Seattle’s Pride weekend. Pride’s theme this year is “The Many Faces of Pride.” The Youth Pride Dance honors the theme by allowing youth a space to celebrate their “many faces.” 
The dance provides an evening of fun, food, drinks, and music. Tickets are $5 ahead of time and $10 is the suggested donation at the door. Youth can obtain tickets ahead of time by visiting

GLSEN is the leading national education organization focused on ensuring safe schools for all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students. Established nationally in 1995, GLSEN envisions a world in which every child learns to respect and accept all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.
The goal and purpose of the Washington State GSA Network, is to help open a dialog among schools from across the state, develop leadership skills and help to build peer support through programs, workshops and trainings.

Get more information on GLSEN by contacting Stacy Larsen at or 650-387-4743 or visiting the GLSEN pages at and

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