FRIDAY: WCCDA presents Loud ‘N’ Proud street party in White Center

Ready for the next Pride Month street party? This one will take over part of SW 98th on Friday afternoon – here’s the announcement we received:

The White Center Community Development Association (WCCDA) will be throwing their annual Pride event titled Loud N Proud on June 21st, 2024 from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM PST.

Pride With a Purpose” is the driving motto for our event as we prepare to provide a free event for our community. We will showcase BIPOC queer and trans performers on an outdoor stage, over 10+ health & wellness resource vendors, and four food vendors that will feature local chefs from the White Center area such as traditional Khmer to Native American cuisine.

Loud N Proud (formerly known as Queer N Teen) first started during the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. Originally a youth initiative, the concept and idea were created by over eight middle and high school-aged youth as an outcome of the previous LGBTQ+ Internship held by the WCCDA. Our goal is to continue uplifting the voices of LGBTQ+ youth and adults as previously done by the likes of Marsha P. Johnson, Sylvia Rivera, and more during the Stonewall and Gay Liberation. Brought to life through various youth-led art activities such as poster making, paintings, and creating bracelets to honor the impact of Stonewall and other accomplishments of Pride. Loud N Proud though uniquely takes shape diberently through the years, still maintains its original goals.

This year, Loud N Proud will take on its biggest form yet – shutting down SW 98th St and becoming more engaging and interactive than ever. There will be resource vendors that provide job employment, clothing, food, and mental health support. We will include four to five BIPOC queer and trans performers providing live entertainment, tons of activities and fun for youth and their families, and finally – free appetizers from four different food vendors that will have your tastebuds diving into different culinary worlds that you’ll enjoy wholeheartedly! We encourage everyone to come join us in community as we celebrate love and have an amazing time together!

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