Seattle Public Schools

Seattle Public Schools Celebrates Pride Month

Summary: SPS supports the right of our students, staff, and families to be their authentic selves. We are dedicated to creating safe, inclusive environments!

SPS Celebrates Pride

Despite the cold and gusting winds, students and staff gathered at the John Stanford Center as the district kicked off Pride Month with its annual flag raising ceremony on June 3. 

The Pride flag is raised at the John Stanford Center.

Through policies and in action, Seattle Public Schools supports the rights of LGBTQ+ students, staff and families by allowing them to be their authentic selves. SPS is dedicated to creating safe, inclusive environments. 

Here are a few ways for the community to get involved: 

Join us for Seattle Pride Parade: June 30

Seattle Public Schools has marched in the Seattle Pride Parade for over 25 years with students, staff, and families. This year, we are proud to be part of an intergenerational group of Grand Marshals, spearheaded by LGBTQ+ athletes Sue Bird and Megan Rapinoe!

All are welcome to join. Find us at the front of the parade staging area, prior to 11 a.m. on Sunday, June 30, along 4th Ave. downtown.

Look for the big yellow school bus! We can’t wait to celebrate with you!

Our Students, Their Stories

The Health Education Office is proud to present the Our Students, Their Stories exhibit throughout June. This storytelling project includes heartwarming photos and interviews with our LGBTQ+ students, families, and staff. Come learn about SPS’s vibrant LGBTQ+ community anytime all month in the 3rd floor commons of the JSCEE. 

Calling all LGBTQ+ educators! 

If you are an LGBTQ+ educator working in a school building, we’d love to connect with you! Please join our LGBTQ+ educator mailing list to be looped in on opportunities for community, connection, and healing. LGBTQ+ staff based at the John Stanford Center can join the JSCEE affinity group. For questions, contact Sam Cristol in the Health Education Office at

New SPS LGBTQ+ Webpage

Learn more about how SPS strives to support LGBTQ+ students, families, and staff at our updated LGBTQ+ webpage.

A Pride flag waves in the wind.

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