Our Cities

Thank you to the Eastside cities and communities for celebrating diversity, inclusion, and Pride!

Bellevue

  • 2022 Pride Celebrations

    • "On Wednesday, June 1, City of Bellevue staff held a flag raising ceremony at Fire Station 3, also live streamed on the city’s YouTube channel and recorded for on-demand viewing. The ceremony celebrated Pride Month in June and introduced a new Progress flag to recognize the breadth and diversity of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning and non-binary (LGBTQ+) community members, friends, family and supporters..." Read more here.

  • LGBTQ+ Inclusion Statement​

    • "Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning and non-binary (LGBTQ+) communities of Bellevue are an integral part of the vibrancy of our city and continue to have an immeasurable impact on the academic, economic, artistic, cultural, civic, and social spheres within and around our community..."​

  • 2022 Pride Proclamation

  • Bellevue's Safe Place Mission Statement

  • City Website

On Wednesday, June 1, 2022, City of Bellevue staff held a flag raising ceremony at Fire Station 3
On Wednesday, June 1, 2022, City of Bellevue staff held a flag raising ceremony at Fire Station 3

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Bellevue Celebrates Pride
Bellevue Celebrates Pride

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Bellevue Pride Proclamation 2022
Bellevue Pride Proclamation 2022

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On Wednesday, June 1, 2022, City of Bellevue staff held a flag raising ceremony at Fire Station 3
On Wednesday, June 1, 2022, City of Bellevue staff held a flag raising ceremony at Fire Station 3

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Bothell

  • 2022 Pride Celebrations

    • On June 1st, 2022, City Council raised the Progress Pride Flag at several city facilities for Pride Month. Community members were invited to join this informal, yet very special moment." Read more here.​

  • LGBTQ+ Inclusion Statement

    • "The City of Bothell recognizes the month of June 2022 as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual,
      Transgender, Queer, Intersex, and Asexual (LGBTQIA+) “Pride Month” and observes Pride Month with a Progress Pride flag raising ceremony to honor the history of the LGBTQIA+ liberation movement and to support every person’s right to experience equality and freedom from discrimination..."

  • 2022 Pride Proclamation

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Information

  • City Website

Diversity Pride Poster
Diversity Pride Poster

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Bothell Proclamation 2022
Bothell Proclamation 2022

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Diversity Pride Poster
Diversity Pride Poster

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Duvall

  • Inclusion Statement

    • .."The City of Duvall is committed to protecting and serving everyone who resides in, lives in, works in or visits Duvall without discrimination based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, age, income or economic status, political affiliation ,military status, sexual orientation, or physical, mental or sensory ability..."​

  • 2022 Pride Proclamation

  • City Website

City of Duvall
City of Duvall

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Duvall Pride Proclamation 2022
Duvall Pride Proclamation 2022

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City of Duvall
City of Duvall

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Issaquah

  • 2022 Pride Celebrations

    • The city of Issaquah held several local events to celebrate Pride 2022 including a celebration at The Garage, a Teen Cafe, a virtual community conversation, and a discussion with Lev Rosen, author of Jack of Hearts and Camp. Read more here.

  • LGBTQ+ Inclusion Statement

    • Issaquah is strengthened by and thrives upon the rich diversity of ethnic, cultural, racial, gender and sexual identities of its residents; all of which contribute to the vibrant character of our City. Issaquah is committed to be an inclusive and welcoming community for all, including the LGBTQIA+ community. 

  • 2022 Pride Proclamation

  • Equity in Issaquah

  • City Website

City of Issaquah Logo
City of Issaquah Logo

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Issaquah Proclamation 2022
Issaquah Proclamation 2022

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City of Issaquah Logo
City of Issaquah Logo

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Kenmore

  • 2022 Pride Celebrations

    • Kenmore participated in the Seattle pride parade this year. Read more here.​

  • LGBTQ+ Inclusion Statement

    • The City of Kenmore recognizes the importance of its residents, students, business owners and employees and city employees diversity of ethical, cultural, racial, and sexual orientation and gender identities - all of which bring important richness to the City of Kenmore.

  • 2022 Pride Proclamation

  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

  • City Website

Kenmore Pride Proclamation 2022
Kenmore Pride Proclamation 2022

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Kenmore Pride Parade Participation 2022
Kenmore Pride Parade Participation 2022

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Kenmore Pride
Kenmore Pride

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Kenmore Pride Proclamation 2022
Kenmore Pride Proclamation 2022

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Kirkland

  • 2022 Pride Celebrations

    • "For the month of June 2022, the “Progress” flag will fly over, or be displayed prominently, at all Kirkland fire stations, the Kirkland Justice Center, the City maintenance facilities, and the community centers to affirm the City’s commitment to be a safe, inclusive, and welcoming community against violence and discrimination."  Read More here.

  • LGBTQ+ Inclusion Statement

    • Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, and asexual people are our family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers who are part of and contribute meaningfully to our community.​

  • 2022 Pride Proclamation

  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging

  • City Website

Kirkland City Pride Proclamation 2022
Kirkland City Pride Proclamation 2022

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Pride flag over city hall
Pride flag over city hall

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City of Kirkland logo
City of Kirkland logo

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Kirkland City Pride Proclamation 2022
Kirkland City Pride Proclamation 2022

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Newcastle

  • Newcastle Mission & Vision Statements

    • The mission is to serve the Newcastle Community in an effective, efficient, professional, friendly and fiscally responsible manner that promotes fairness, fosters a sense of community and assures equity, integrity, dignity, and respect.

    • Our guiding vision for the community is that of a diverse, safe, tolerant and economically viable residential community, with its foundation in strong neighborhoods, family values, trust, respect for the natural environment and an appreciation of its history.​

  • 2022 Pride Proclamation

  • Newcastle Safe Place Program

  • City Website

Newcastle Logo
Newcastle Logo

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Newcastle 2022 Pride Proclamation
Newcastle 2022 Pride Proclamation

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Newcastle Logo
Newcastle Logo

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Redmond

  • 2022 Pride Celebrations

    • Redmond will be holding a pride event on September 3rd, 2022. Read more here.​

  • LGBTQ+ Inclusion Statement

    • The City of Redmond is committed to supporting visibility, dignity, and equality for all people...lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people are family, friends, neighbors, and coworkers who enrich Redmond’s diverse community.​

  • 2022 Pride Proclamation

  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

  • City Website

Sammamish

  • 2022 Pride Celebrations

    • The city of Sammamish held a pride art exhibition night on Friday, June 24th, 2022. Read more here.​ Additionally, Mayor Kali Clark led the community in raising the Progress Pride Flag at Sammamish City Hall on the morning of June 1 (video below).

  • LGBTQ+ Inclusion Statement

    • Our nation was founded upon the declaration that all people are created equal; that life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness are among the inalienable rights of every person; and that each person shall be accorded the equal protection of the law...The LGBTQ+ community has made great strides forward, but equality, inclusion, and acceptance have not yet been fully achieved. We must practice these values and teach them to future generations."​

  • 2022 Pride Proclamation

  • City Website

Sammamish Flag Raising Event
Sammamish Flag Raising Event

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Pride Flag at Sammamish City Hall
Pride Flag at Sammamish City Hall

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2019 Pride Proclamation
2019 Pride Proclamation

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Sammamish Flag Raising Event
Sammamish Flag Raising Event

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Woodinville

  • 2022 Pride Celebrations

    • The first Woodinville Pride took place at DeYoung Park on Sunday, June 26, 2022. Read more here.​

  • LGBTQ+ Inclusion Statement

    • LGBTQ+ Americans are deserving of the same dignity, respect, justice and rights afforded to all citizens; a principle bolstered by the Washington State Law Against Discrimination as amended in 2006; the 2012 Washington ESSB 6239 legislation to legalize same sex marriage; and the landmark 2015 decision of the US Supreme Court guaranteeing marriage equality in all 50 states. The fight for equality and dignity for all individuals under the law continues, and equality of opportunity and freedom from discrimination are fundamental to ensuring economic success and personal fulfillment.​

  • 2022 Pride Proclamation

  • City Website