Pride of the Folk: A Conversation on LGBTQ+ Tradition in the Yakima ValleyJoin us for an in-depth conversation about LGBTQ+ traditions and identity in the Yakima Valley. This discussion will explore the work and experiences of Yakima Valley-based LGBTQ+ artists. It will also examine the local organizations, such as Yakima Pride, are cultivating new traditions that affirm and support the area’s LGBTQ+ community. Presented in partnership with …
Joshua Hastings and Andrew Peneku at Coming Out: To Learn! An event to celebrate National Coming Out Day at Heritage University. (Leann Jones, Yakima Herald-Republic)
Hundreds turn out for Yakima Pride celebration YAKIMA, Wash. - Hundreds turned out for Yakima's annual pride celebration Saturday. For the first time, Yakima Pride had a parade that went throughout downtown Yakima. They also had service vendors, keynote speakers and entertainers at Performance Park. This year Yakima Pride will also become a non-profit organization. Organizers say their main goal is to fight for equal rights for everyone. "Love is love and everyone is equal. Everyone has a deserving right for their equal rights.
In Support of Yakima Pride: Our Open Letter to Yakima City Council | Pride FoundationPRIDE FOUNDATION STANDS BEHIND YAKIMA PRIDE, DENOUNCES YAKIMA CITY COUNCIL MEMBER JASON WHITE’S DEHUMANIZING AND PERSONAL ATTACKS This morning, Pride Foundation leadership sent a letter to Yakima City Council Members and city leadership, and we are proud to share broadly and voice our support for our grantee and community partner, Yakima Pride (Read/watch Yakima Pride’s original statement).
Pride flag flies over city hall YAKIMA -- A pride flag now hangs from Yakima City Hall, and the LGBTQ+ community in Yakima says this is an historic moment. The Yakima City Council recently proclaimed June to be LGBTQ pride month in Yakima and agreed to fly the pride flag from Yakima City Hall for the first time to commemorate the Stonewall riots 51 years ago - generally recognized as the catalyst of the LGBTQ rights movement. The flag hangs right next to the American flag, the Washington state flag, and the POW/MIA flag.