Lynnwood recognizes June as PRIDE month

By Office of the Mayor | City of Lynnwood

June is recognized as Pride Month, a time when people across the world celebrate the LGBTQ+ community and reflect on the contributions that this community has made, and continues to make, throughout the world. Here in Lynnwood, we are committed to being a safe, welcoming and equitable community for all people regardless of race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, age, sexual orientation, gender identification, country of origin, or any other identity.

The month of June was chosen for Pride Month to commemorate the June 27, 1969 New York City Stonewall Riots that sparked the LGBTQ+ rights movement. The fight for full and equal recognition and protection of the fundamental rights and liberties for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people is reflected in the tireless dedication of advocates, allies, and supportive families who strive to forge a more inclusive society.

During the month of June celebrations are held throughout our country and encourage people to honor the history of the fight for equality, celebrate the distance come, and recognize how far there is yet to go. As we celebrate Pride Month, it is important to see the intersection and similarities of the protests of the 1960’s LGBTQ+ rights movement, and protests and rallies calling for justice for the Black community that we see today. We must come together in order to create a more just community for everyone.

If you are a member of the LGBTQ+ community or an ally, please know that we stand with you and we appreciate you!

I ask that all community members join me and the City of Lynnwood in standing together to ensure that our friends, family members, and neighbors feel safe and welcome in Lynnwood!

Best Regards,
Mayor Nicola Smith

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