Mayor Rob McFarland is proud to proclaim June as Pride Month in North Bend. The City of North Bend recognizes how important it is for people in our community to feel safe, valued, empowered, and supported by their peers and community leaders, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, and expression.
Read Mayor McFarland’s entire Pride Month Proclamation HERE.
Snoqualmie Mayor Katherine Ross agrees, saying, “During Pride Month, we celebrate the diversity, unity, and inclusivity that enriches our community, and we remain committed to treating all people with equity and respect.”
June is celebrated as LGBTQIA+ Pride Month nationwide and in some parts of the world to commemorate the Stonewall Uprising in New York, which occurred in June 1969 and is considered the beginning of the LGBTQIA+ civil rights movement.
According to Wikipedia, in June 1999, President Bill Clinton declared “the anniversary of Stonewall every June in America as Gay and Lesbian Pride Month.” In 2011, President Barack Obama expanded the officially recognized Pride Month to include the whole of the LGBT community.
Pride Month in the Snoqualmie Valley and worldwide raises awareness of the prejudice and discrimination still facing members of the LGBTQIA+ community and celebrates LGBTQIA+ culture.
It also highlights that everyone is entitled to equal rights freely granted to all Americans regardless of race, religion, gender identity, or sexual orientation.
If you’d like to attend a pride event in the Snoqualmie Valley (and a bit beyond), here are just a few of the things happening during this month of commemoration. *Click links for more information
- June 9th Rainbow Pride Bingo at the Sno-Valley Senior Center
- June 11th Pride Picnic at Tolt Commons in Carnation
- June 11th Monroe Pride 2023 Skykomish River Park
- June 15th Fierce Summer Drag Show at Miller’s Carnation
- June 24th Teen Pride Party at Miller’s Carnation
If you are putting on or know of a Pride event we missed, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, and we’ll be sure to add it.
Happy Pride Month!