Thank you to the Eastside cities and communities for celebrating diversity, inclusion, and Pride!
In honor of LGBTQ+ Pride Month, a rainbow flag was raised Wednesday, June 10, at City Hall and other city facilities. The City Council issued a proclamation on June 1, which was received virtually by the Pride Club at Bellevue High School.
The City of Kirkland’s Affirmative Action Policy was amended in 2001 to include sexual orientation. In 2017, the City of Kirkland added a new chapter 3.18 to the Kirkland Municipal Code related to sustaining a safe, welcoming and inclusive community for all residents regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, income or economic status, political affiliation, military status, sexual orientation, or physical, mental or sensory ability.
City of Kirkland's 2021 Pride Proclamation
"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."
The City of Redmond is committed to being a leader in promoting a culturally inclusive community. As a global city that attracts residents from around the world, we value our diversity and pride ourselves on being a welcoming community. The Welcoming Redmond initiative is focused on ensuring all residents can fully and effectively access City services, influence City policy and direction, and feel a sense of belonging and safety:
From Sammamish's Pride Proclamation:
" . . . the LGBT 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 . . ."
"The City of Woodinville recognizes the importance of diversity of ethnic, cultural, racial, and sexual orientation and gender identities – all of which bring important richness to the City of Woodinville."
The City of Woodinville 2020 Proclamation