You are fabulous, you are loved and you are free to be who you are meant to be. June kicks off Pride Month across the United States and beyond. Lovers of life, full of vibrancy, grace and rainbows are flowing from every corner of the globe always but within this month we raise our glasses and toast to all those fabulous souls before us who have paved the way. There is so much more work to be done and we all can do it together.

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June is Pride Month

Yakima Pride hosted Rainbow Prom this past Saturday at the Yakima Valley Museum and as one of the chaperones of the event I have to say I was blown away by the 70+ beautiful individuals who chose to spend their evening in a space reserved for inclusion.

This weekend was a pretty awesome weekend! My friends, my brother and I all went to Rainbow Prom that was hosted by Yakima Pride. It was nice to see a ton of others for the LGBTQ+ Community, especially the allies for said community. I wanted to say thank you to Yakima Pride for hosting such an exciting event and getting Anita B. and Sinclair to do the performances for us! - K.P

There was dancing, a drag show, sparkling cider, cupcakes, pizza and a lip synching competition that was super impressive. The winner of the lip synching competition, nailed Whitney's Houston's I Will Always Love You and was gifted with a gorgeous Rainbow Crown that was created by artist Victor Mucio, 10 crowns were made and can be purchased to help support an organization that helps the trans community in need.

The trans youth that won gave a little speech about the struggles of growing up in this valley, being bullied and how happy they were to be a part of this event. These events are so important and must continue to happen, often.

Support is what we all need, love should have no limits and family isn't only defined by blood.

Yakima Pride Parade 2022

It's all going down Saturday, June 18th 2022 - Start brushing up on your lip synching skills...just saying :)

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If you don't already, give Yakima Pride a like and know that in the Yakima area there is also a spot called The Space, a newly launched resource center for Yakima-area LGBTQ youth with a campus located at 16 South 8th Street., Yakima, WA 98901

The Space is a special gathering place for Yakima-area Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer and Questioning and allied youth between the ages of 13 and 24. Here, youth can feel safe and connect with peers and resources. At The Space, youth can do homework, have a snack, check email, play games, enjoy the craft room and participate in scheduled activities. Behavioral Health appointments can also be made. The Space is staffed by Neighborhood Health staff and trained volunteers. If you know of an LGBTQ youth who is couch surfing, experiencing bullying, skipping class to avoid harassment, let them know about The Space. For more information: (509) 574-4216

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