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#weSEAlove: Vlada Knowlton

May 19, 2019
There’s a reason that Seattle has always been a leader in creating a welcoming environment for the LGBTQ community and why it’s received a perfect score on the Municipal Equality Index (MEI) for over five (5) consecutive years: where others see hate, #weSEAlove. Seattle is a city that favors inclusion over exclusion. In this series, Queerty goes ‘behind-the-image’ of some of the most poignant photos from the @weSEAlove Instagram handle –celebrating stories that showcase how Seattle approaches the world: with love and acceptance. Join Queerty and Visit Seattle in shifting our country's narrative one image and one story at a time by following along at @weSEAlove on Instagram. Discover even more Seattle stories at VISITSEATTLE.tv. Vlada’s life changed forever when her youngest child came out to her as transgender at the age of four. In this episode, we go behind-the-image of her family marching together during Seattle’s Transgender Pride Parade in support of their daughter/sister. Here, she shares her story of why she’s so glad to have Seattle’s supportive community surrounding her family and how this entire journey has given her newfound strength. Where others see hate, #weSEAlove. Join us in shifting our country's narrative one image and one story at a time by following along at @weSEAlove on Instagram. Discover even more Seattle stories at VISITSEATTLE.tv.