Smile With Pride

June 22, 2020

At Delta Dental of Washington, we have one very clear vision: that all people can enjoy good oral and overall health, with no one left behind.

So, to support that vision – and in turn our LGBTQIA+ members, employees, and partners – we’ve been proud sponsors and participants in Seattle’s annual PRIDE celebration for since 2014!

In past years, PRIDE has always consisted of two large festivals, speakers, performances, and the parade. We’ve always showed up in full force, giving out our light up fairy wings for participants to decorate and personalize and wear throughout the festivities.

But things are little bit different this year.

Due to the effects of COVID-19 and in conjunction with the Black Lives Matter Movement, the folks behind Seattle PRIDE have chosen a special theme for this year’s celebration: Together For Pride.

Featuring 3 days of virtual events, the programming will focus on matters of activism and elevating black and brown voices both within and outside the LGBTQIA+ community. And we couldn’t be more excited to be involved once again this year!


Virtual Pride Activities


DIY Wing Decorating

Just like in years past, we will be offering DIY Wing Decorating but with a fun, safe, virtual twist!

Check into the Vendor Virtual Village on Sunday, June 28 and watch as the Tooth Fairy teaches you how to make your very own fairy wings using items you already have at home – all you need is a grocery bag, scissors, paint, and craft items like ribbon, yarn, and markers.

This activity is open to all ages, with an emphasis on encouraging and inspiring young audiences to get creative and express themselves through their artistry. To access this event, register at TogetherForPride.org.


Tooth Fairy Storytime

And what would fairy wings be without the actual Tooth Fairy? On Sunday, June 28 the Tooth Fairy will be reading two of her favorite stories about all of the beautiful things that make us unique!

The first story, Julian is a Mermaid by Jessica Love, celebrates diversity, inclusion, and self-love. The second story, Throw Your Tooth on the Roof: Tooth Traditions from Around the World by Selby Beeler and G. Brian Karas, will take us on a trip around the world to discover all the things children do when they lose a tooth!

(If you want to follow along with the Tooth Fairy, both books are available at local libraries, bookstores, or online for purchase at sites like Amazon.)