Seattle Pride Rejects Amazon Sponsorship
As of Tuesday, March 22, Amazon is no longer a sponsor of the Seattle Pride parade. Seattle Pride rejected Amazon sponsorship citing the company’s donations to anti-LGBTQ causes and politicians as well as the company’s attempt to brand the parade. In exchange for a donation of $100,000, Amazon requested, among other things, naming rights for the festival. It wanted the parade to be called “Seattle Pride Parade Presented by Amazon.”Among the other requests: allowing Amazon Business executives to give speeches at the parade as well as prime billing for the corporate logo. “Pride isn’t for sale at any time of the year, but especially the month of June when our community comes together to celebrate,” said Krystal Marx, Seattle Pride’s executive director, to NBC News.We have decided to not partner w/ Amazon for the 2022 Seattle Pride Parade due to various anti-LGBTQIA+ decisions they have made, including the funding of politicians who oppose the Equality Act.