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At exactly 10:55 AM on the day of the Seattle Pride Parade (June 24th) everyone at the parade is asked to observe a moment of silence in remembrance of those that have been affected by gun violence.

A few moments later the Rainbow City Marching Band will begin playing the song “Rainbow Connection” (see lyrics below), and Sisters as well as members of the Seattle Men’s Chorus and Seattle Women’s Chorus will sing along with the song, and leading parade attendees in the moment. We hope that you will join us!



Lyrics to Rainbow Connection

Why are there so many songs about rainbows?
And what’s on the other side?
Rainbows are visions but only illusions
And rainbows have nothing to hide
So we’ve been told and some choose to believe it
I know they’re wrong, wait and see

Someday we’ll find it, the rainbow connection
The lovers, the dreamers and me

Who said that every wish would be heard?
And answered when wished on the morning star?
Somebody thought of that and someone believed it
Look what it’s done so far
What’s so amazing that keeps us star gazing?
And what do we think we might see?

Someday we’ll find it, the rainbow connection
The lovers, the dreamers and me

All of us under its spell, I know that they’re probably magic
Have you been half asleep and have you heard voices?
I hear them calling my name
Is this the sweet sound that called the young sailors?
The voice might be one and the same
I’ve heard it too many times to ignore it
There’s something that I’m supposed to be

Someday we’ll find it, the rainbow connection
The lovers, the dreamers and me

Want to Volunteer?

The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence – The Abbey of St. Joan get the honor of carrying the PRIDE Flag once again at this year’s Pride Parade! And we want you to join us! The flag is really big and we need all the folks we can get to help us. All genders, ages, creeds, races, orientations and abilities are welcome! Bring the whole family!

The one catch: there is a dress code. All walkers/volunteers must wear an official SPI-AOSJ T-shirt or tank top to signify you are with our contingent (or at least a black shirt or tank top). Each shirt/tank is $10. That’s our cost, you won’t find one of shirts at that price any where else!

Shirts are available for reservation by contacting Sister Metro at

Safety tips: Wear plenty of sunscreen, bring bottled water, bring a snack and wear sensible shoes!


Please signify that you would like to attend on the event page and email too so that we can add you to our list of volunteers.



Below you will find all the past events the Sisters have been involved with during Seattle Pride over the years!