As many of you know on May 12 the Timbers Army showed our support for the International Day Against Homophobia by doing a large-scale display.
Reactions to the display have been overwhelming. One photo set on Tumblr has been reblogged over 20,000 times. Additionally, we’ve received hundreds of comments in various online forums commending us on the display. And, as one would expect, there have been a few emails as well.
One of those emails came from Pride Northwest. Pride NW is a non-profit that works to promote equality and understanding around LGBTQ issues. They’re also the group that puts together the annual pride parade in downtown Portland.
They have invited the Timbers Army to be a featured group in this year’s parade, and we’re inviting you to join us. This is an incredible opportunity to show all of Portland how much equality means to the Timbers Army.
If you want to participate, here’s what you need to know:
The parade takes place on June 16th (yes, that’s Father’s day), and participants will need to be staged up by 10:30 a.m. downtown. They expect that we’ll be done marching by around 12:30 p.m. - so that gives you plenty of time to make it back up to Jeld-Wen if you are planning on attending the Thorns match that afternoon.
We would love to have 150-200 people join us for this event. So, please feel free to bring your family and friends along.
In order for us to track who will be joining us, please RSVP via the Eventbrite page - http://www.eventbrite.com/event/6825732951. This will allow us to communicate event details as the day draws closer.