Celebrate Pride Month - Events
Published: May 15, 2018, at 1:49 p.m. PT
Last updated: June 13, 2018, at 2:59 p.m. PT
Celebrate LGBTQ Diversity & Inclusion with The YMCA of Greater Seattle
June is national Pride month! At the Y, we use this time to celebrate our LGBTQ+ community, members, and staff. We honor those who have done the hard work for equity and have dedicated the Y to be among them. We remember the brutality and inhumanity that has been and is perpetrated against our LGBTQ+ family. And most of all we honor all those who are living life as their authentic selves and those who are on the path to that discovery.
No matter who you are, you are seen, appreciated and celebrated at the Y.
The Y along with The Biden Foundation have partnered for a joint three-year effort to foster LGBTQ inclusion and equity at YMCA locations nationwide. Driven by a shared commitment to ensuring all people are treated with dignity and respect, this collaboration will first establish a pilot cohort of Ys that will develop and implement locally focused strategies designed to engage and support LGBTQ individuals and their families. These strategies may include staff training; member outreach and engagement; program innovation for LGBTQ youth, adults, seniors and families; and community collaborations.
Pride Events This Month:
Burien Pride Saturday, June 2
Join us at the Burien Pride.
Pride Lecture- LGBTQ Youth and Their Experiences Tuesday, June 5, 7pm - 8.30pm
The GSA from Mount Si will be leading a discussion and presentation at Snoqualmie Valley YMCA.
Volunteer Park Festival Saturday, June 9
Join the Y at the Volunteer Park Festival. This event features live music, stalls, and food trucks.
Coal Creek Family YMCA Summer Kickoff Saturday, June 16
In honor of National Olympic and Pride Month, we want to celebrate you. The Olympics were created with the idea that all cultures thrive when they promote fitness, well-being, friendship, and respect. This idea directly connects to what Pride month is all about: bringing friends and family together to celebrate summer and our amazing community!
Seattle Trans Pride March Friday, June 22
Celebrate Trans Pride by joining your Y community at Dick’s Burgers on Broadway (Capitol Hill). The march begins at the Seattle Central Plaza, marching south on Broadway, and ending at Cal Anderson Park.
Seattle Pride Sunday, June 24 - Volunteers needed
Pride Parade Rest Station- Volunteer Support Needed. Come and help us open our Downtown Seattle building as a rest station for PRIDE parade participants. Volunteers needed in various positions around the building to help welcome and guide guests to restrooms and water. It is a full day commitment from 9 am to 2:30 pm, snacks, and t-shirts will be provided. A follow-up email with more specifics will be sent to you as we get closer to the day.
Toiletries Drive for Lambert House (LGBTQ Youth Center)
Every day throughout June at West Seattle YMCA.
Happy Pride from all of us at the Y!