Our Mission Statement
Located in the Heart of Central Washington, Yakima Pride Festival & Parade is a celebration of the LGBTQ+ community in the Yakima Valley.
Yakima Pride represents and promotes unity, equality, and diversity by celebrating, educating, and demonstrating to bring people together in the spirit of open celebration of community.
What We Do
Yakima Pride, located in Yakima, Washington, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the needs of the LGBTQ+ community and its partners through educational events, entertainment, community outreach, and celebrations of diversity. Yakima Pride produces each year Rainbow Prom, Pride Day At The Fair and the Yakima Pride Festival & Parade in Central Washington, one of the fastest growing Pride events in Washington State, plus a variety of educational and community events throughout the year.
Yakima Pride is run solely by committed volunteers from around the Yakima Valley. Our funding comes through donations and sponsorship. Yakima Pride is a 501c3 charitable organization and all donations are tax-deductible in the USA.
Yakima Pride News!
Initiative 1000 / Referendum 88
Will appear on Washington’s 2019 November ballot
is an important policy that will restore fairness for veterans, small business owners, women, and people of color seeking to succeed in public employment, contracting, and university admissions – without the use of caps or quotas.
Yakima Pride is proud to support this historic initiative because it brings us all closer to a fair and equal Washington State.
Gender X | Non-binary gender marker for Washington State
Driver licenses, instruction permits and ID cards
Starting November 12, 2019 WA State Residents will be able to self-attest (no need to get a healthcare provider's signature or consent) to update their gender marker to X on their Wasington State IDs!
For the official statement explanatory statement from DOL, click here: https://www.dol.wa.gov/about/docs/driver-rules/308-104-x-ces.pdf
LGBTQ+ Youth Resources: Coming Out
A Handbook for LGBTQ Young People
The Trevor Project has created an essential new resource for queer youth. Coming Out: A Handbook for LGBTQ Young People is a handbook for when a person decides to reveal an important part of who they are with someone in their life. For many LGBTQ people, this involves sharing their sexual orientation and/or gender identity. #YakimaPride
Voter registration day is September 27th.
Are you registered?
"All of us who are openly gay are living and writing the history of our movement. We are no more - and no less - heroic than the suffragists and abolitionists of the 19th century; and the labor organizers, Freedom Riders, Stonewall demonstrators, and environmentalists of the 20th century. We are ordinary people, living our lives, and trying as civil-rights activist Dorothy Cotton said, to 'fix what ain't right' in our society."
~ Senator Tammy Baldwin