The parade started at 11 a.m. at Fourth Avenue and Union Street and is headed toward Seattle Center. It’s expected to last about four hours.

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The 44th annual Seattle Pride Parade is making its way through downtown Sunday.

The parade started at 11 a.m. Paradegoers will step off at Fourth Avenue and Union Street and head to Seattle Center, walking along Fourth Avenue before turning west on Denny Way.

The parade is dedicated to creating unity, honoring diversity and achieving equal human rights. It is expected to last about four hours.

There are accessible viewing areas at Westlake Plaza and at the intersection of Fourth Avenue and Bell Street, and American Sign Language interpreters are at both locations.

This year’s theme is “Pride Beyond Borders.”

The 2018 grand marshals and honorees are Nayyef Hrebid and Btoo Allami, who were featured in the documentary “Out of Iraq: A Love Story”; S. Wakefield, external-relations director for the HIV Vaccine Trials Network at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center; Dr. Jen Self, director of the Q Center at the University of Washington; Entre Hermanos, an organization that promotes Latino/Latina LGBTQ health and well-being; and POCAAN, a social-services agency that serves marginalized communities across King County.