Proud to Honor and Celebrate Pride Month

Release Date: May 31, 2022
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Pride Month is celebrated every June in recognition of the Stonewall Riots on June 28, 1969 in New York City when police raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay club in Greenwich Village, which resulted in bar patrons, staff, and neighborhood residents rioting onto Christopher Street outside. Among the many leaders of the riots was a black, trans, bisexual woman, Marsha P. Johnson, leading the movement to continue over six days with protests and clashes. The message was clear — protestors demanded the establishment of places where LGBT+ people could go and be open about their sexual orientation without fear of arrest.

Pride Month is largely credited as being started by bisexual activist Brenda Howard. Known as ‘The Mother of Pride,’ Brenda organized Gay Pride Week and the Christopher Street Liberation Day Parade in New York City a year after the Stonewall Riots. This was the catalyst for the formation of similar celebrations across the world.

Sammamish's Progress Pride Flag Raising 

Sammamish's Deputy Mayor Kali Clark led the community in raising the Progress Pride Flag at Sammamish City Hall on the morning of June 1. Thank you to all the community members who joined and shared the message that Sammamish is a welcoming community where everyone belongs. 




Eastside Events and Activities Celebrating Pride 

Eastside Pride Events - 2022

Date and Time


Sammamish Progress Pride Flag Raising

June 1, 9:00am

Sammamish Commons

Sammamish Farmers Market – Pride Kickoff (Artist Project)

June 1, 4:00pm – 8:00pm

Sammamish Commons

Renton Pride Passport | Renton LGBTQIA+ Community

June 1 – June 30

Local businesses in Renton

Pride Night Out (

June 11 , 7:00pm-10:00pm

Chateau Ste. Michelle, Woodinville

Monroe Pride

June 12, 12:00pm – 4:00pm

Sky River Park, Monroe

Rainbow on the Eastside - Artist's Reception

June 16, 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Centro Cultural Mexicano, Redmond

Kirkland Urban Pride Celebration

June 17, 3:00pm – 6:00pm

Kirkland, Kirkland Urban

Kenmore Community Pride

June 18, TBA

Kenmore, City Hall


King County Libraries Reading List

King County Libraries have compiled a resourceful and informative list of books to compliment this year’s LGBTQ Pride Month.

View the list of recommended books from KCLS here: