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.
Each year, the month of June is designated Pride Month to commemorate the Stonewall riots, which occurred in June of 1969 and are generally recognized as the catalyst of the LGBTQIA+ Rights Movement.
At the June 6, 2022 City Council meeting, Mayor Mary Lou Pauly proclaimed June as LGBTQIA+ Pride Month in the City of Issaquah.
- June 23: The Garage, A Teen Café: Garage Pride
- June 23: Honoring Pride Month
- June 28: Meet the Author: Lev AC Rosen
- June 11: Queer Prom
- June 25: 40th Annual Run & Walk with Pride 4K and 8K
- June 25: Seattle Dyke March
- June 25: Taking B(L)ack Pride: Seachella 2022
- June 25-26: Seattle PrideFest
- Sept. 2: Trans Pride Seattle
- The Garage, Issaquah Youth Support: Non-profit organization that offers a safe space in Issaquah for high school teens.
- Eastside Pride PNW: A community-based LGBTQIA+ advocacy organization
- PFLAG Bellevue Eastside: Support, education and advocacy. Local east side chapter offers a multitude of resources and services.
- GenPride: An organization that empowers older LGBTQ+ adults
- Seattle Pride: Produces the Seattle Pride Parade, Seattle Pride in the Park and the Seattle Pride Guide
- Capitol Hill Pride: Produces the Capitol Hill Pride Festival march and rally
- PBS Pride Videos: Explore a special collection of films, series and short stories that explore the LGBTQ experience
- Library of Congress – Pride Month: Explore the history of Pride Month
- Refuge Restrooms: Web application that aims to provide safe restroom access for transgender, intersex and gender nonconforming individuals.