Why We Celebrate

Every June, many Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans*, Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ) people celebrate Pride.

The majority of the community use it as a time to celebrate and party! Many (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans*, Queer/Questioning) LGBTQ+ celebrate Pride all month long and while partying is definitely part of Pride festivities, the true purpose of the Pride Parade and celebrations is to commemorate the Stonewall Riots that took place in 1969 in New York City. The very first Pride was a police riot, with the first brick being thrown by trans women of color in defense against abuses perpetrated by homophobic/transphobic cops.

Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera were two key figures during the riots but both went on to devote their lives to gay and trans liberation. Please read on for more information at History Link!

We at Foundation CrossFit view Pride as a celebration, honoring those that fought for us to get here, celebrating love, diversity, acceptance and community. We celebrate Pride because we are proud of our community, proud of our diversity, and proud of how far all of us have come. We celebrate our freedoms and our accomplishments, yet remind ourselves that we need to continue to grow as individuals, as a community, and as a society.

Having taught tens of thousands of classes for over a decade in a Seattle, we’ve learned the deep emotional connections people have between fitness and wellness. People come from considerably different backgrounds and upbringings, yet everyone that walks through our doors is an Athlete in our eyes. Our mission is to deliver professional training to our athletes safely, and empower them with these means to achieve functional strength for life.

Foundation CrossFit firmly believes that everyone deserves an opportunity to learn how to improve their lives through fitness. All people, regardless of race, religion, origination, sexual orientation, gender, or age, are welcome in our space. We have dedicated our programs and ourselves to inspiring fitness in others.