PHOTOS: This Year's Seattle Pride Came With Surprises

By Advocate.com Editors

Originally published on Advocate.com July 11 2014 6:00 AM ET

Celebrating 40 Years of Seattle Pride, this year's parade was the best yet, with a long list of prominent activists and organizations participating. The theme, Generations of Pride, celebrated the history of the Northwest's LGBT rights movement and progress the LGBT community has made since 1974, the year of the inaugural Seattle Pride celebration.

Celebrity grand marshal George Takei was joined by Seattle-based rapper Macklemore, a strong ally of the LGBT community, in a surprise visit. Thanks to Nate Gowdy Photography for these great photos.

George Takei was obviously glad to be there.

Oh, yeah, the usual party poopers, God bless them.

Cool rainbow flag-holder straps, guys!

Well, hello, Macklemore!

Spidey Pride.

This is a good look for the day.

It's not the size of your flag that counts.

Bee-youtiful Dykes on Bikes.

Never a bad time for politicians who want to let us know which side they stand on.

Attack of the bubble child!

George Takei and husband Brad Altman are dwarfed by glamorous showgirls.

Another amazing day dress.

B of A shows its support.

Selfie with rainbow doggie.

Everyone wants a picture with George Takei.

Do you like my hat?

Macklemore, the adorable.

Hey, sister.

Pride veterans.

Vulcan pride.

Microsoft, promoting diversity.

Familiar Seattle monuments.

Chelsea supporters.

Miss Utopia, 2014 — from U.T.O.P.I.A. Seattle (United Territories Of Pacific Islanders Alliance)

PFLAG-faced child.

Entertainment divas.

One more George and Brad, live long and prosper!

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