Tuesday, April 24, 2007

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The Seattle Times reports that SOAP is filing for bankruptcy...

Seattle Pride organization disbanding, filing for bankruptcy

By Lornet Turnbull and Sharon Pian Chan
Seattle Times staff reporters

Organizers of the Seattle Pride parade and festival said they are disbanding and filing for bankruptcy.

Seattle Out and Proud, the volunteer group that puts on the celebration for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, owes the city $102,000 for the 2006 event at Seattle Center.

"It's unfortunate but we are a supportive group of people that want the best for our community and hope now that someone will step up and take the events to the next level," said Weston Sprigg, vice president of Seattle Out and Proud. He said the group is meeting with bankruptcy attorneys.


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