Our Vision

A world free of prejudice and bias where everyone is safe, valued, and feels a sense of belonging. 

LGBTQ Crowd

Our Mission

Foster unity, celebrate diversity, build bridges across communities.

All Hands In

Our Approach

  • Educate, connect, and strengthen the LGBTQIA+ Eastside community

  • Promote broader public awareness of equality within our community

  • Produce events and activities to engage and celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community

  • Support the development of other LGBTQIA+ community initiatives/organizations

  • Build relationships with local governments, businesses, and schools to foster unity

Our Guiding Values

Diversity

Embrace everyone and incorporate a diverse range of voices

Unity

Unite our communities through collaboration and celebration 

Belonging

Ensure everyone feels welcome and all voices are valued

Integrity

Be honest, ethical, and trustworthy

Equity

Eliminate barriers so everyone has the same ability to thrive

Respect

Value others and demonstrate mutual regard

Eastside Pride Law Enforcement Position Statement

We stand in solidarity with the LGBTQIA+ community and all marginalized groups, especially the BIPOC community. We denounce past and ongoing inequitable treatment by law enforcement.

Eastside Pride PNW will work for change across a wide range of existing systems. This includes working with city governments, schools, community groups, religious groups, first responders, and law enforcement to move those organizations together towards greater understanding of the need for equitable treatment of LGBTQIA+ and other marginalized groups. Our efforts are primarily directed at existing systems to make positive, incremental change in parallel with other groups that drive for significant systemic changes.

Within the LGBTQIA+ community, we recognize the complex and differing feelings and perspectives that our members hold towards law enforcement. Where we are responsible for event execution, we will lean in favor of our LGBTQIA+ community's need for safe spaces within public safety requirements.