Windermere Capitol Hill owner Pat Grimm is proud to announce the community-focused real estate company recently participated in the Seattle Pride Parade with its own “Over the Rainbow” float. “We take pride in the diversity and vibrancy of this community,” said Grimm. “We celebrate that. We promote it. We live it. Being a part of our community means the world to us, especially on a day like this and after what happened in Orlando.”
The theme of the 2016 Seattle Pride Parade was the “Future of Pride,” and served to honor all who continue the fight for equality, which particularly resonated with the brokers at Windermere Capitol Hill. Seattle Pride is the Northwest’s largest LGBT parade, and commemorates three nights of civil unrest known as the Stonewall Riots. These riots occurred in 1969 in response to official harassment by the New York City Police and are considered the birth of the movement for equal rights and liberation for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.
“A big part of Seattle Pride is promoting equal rights for all,” said Grimm. “There is too much hate in the world today, which is all based in fear. We should never miss the opportunity to stand up in support with the courage to embrace diversity, tolerance, and love.”
Seattle Pride is also a day of celebration, and features a flotilla of floats that are both visually stunning and thought-provoking, such as the one created by Windermere Capitol Hill. Its “No Place Like Home”-themed float included a house on top of a 16-foot, 300-pound replica of Mariah Carey’s legs, complete with ruby slippers, which was purchased by Windermere managing broker Philip Heier for $555. The limbs were created for the Celebrity Legs of a Goddess contest, sponsored by Gillette Venus, with the proceeds benefitting underprivileged kids.