LGBTQ+ Youth Initiatives

LGBTQ+ Youth Art Showcase

Step into a world of vibrant expression and diverse perspectives at Yakima Pride’s LGBTQ+ Youth Art Showcase! Celebrating the creativity and courage of young artists aged 10-20, this exhibition is a safe space for self-expression and empowerment. From paintings to poetry, sculptures to songs, each piece celebrates the kaleidoscope of identities within Yakima’s LGBTQ+ community. Join us at the 2024 Yakima Pride Festival and Parade, in fostering inclusivity, understanding, and pride through the universal language of art. 

Youth Art Show Applications Now Open!

Applications close May 15th, 2024

Reading is for Everyone

At Yakima Pride, we celebrate diversity and champion inclusivity. But for many LGBTQ+ youth, access to books that reflect their identities and experiences can be a challenge. This is especially true for books that have been targeted by bans.

That's why we're building a vibrant LGBTQ+ library – a safe space where everyone can explore stories that celebrate LGBTQ+ lives and experiences. This library will be a haven for those who might not find these books anywhere else, providing:

Rainbow Prom

"For many teens, the prom is the epitome of their high school experience. But for students who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer, it can be a challenge to feel like they belong. Yakima Pride decided to start a new annual tradition called "The Rainbow Prom," where attending LGBTQ+ youth are welcome and safe to be fully themselves." - Yakima Pride

6 Years of Sparkling Acceptance! Be Yourself, Dance the Night Away.

Mark your calendars, LGBTQ+ royalty, because the 6th Annual Rainbow Prom is here, and it's bigger and better than ever!

This year, we're moving to a NEW DAZZLING LOCATION:  The Valley Mall, Upstairs Overlooking Yakima Valley! Get ready for breathtaking views to complement your most fabulous outfit.

But the magic doesn't stop there!