Pride Month

RAIN 2024 Pride Month Statement

Pride Month is a time to celebrate the 2SLGBTQ+ community and honor the progress made in the fight for equality. It's also a time for community healing and self-care. RAIN is intentionally shifting our focus this month away from educating others in the state enterprise to focus in on our community through events and activities for 2SLGBTQ+ employees and allies. RAIN will provide spaces for our members where they can connect with others that have shared lived experiences, talk about their personal stories, and find support in one another. 

 

Our community is experiencing unusually violent attacks centered in erasing transgender and gender diverse people. Although bouts of violence against 2SLGTBQ+ people are unfortunately not uncommon, the recent violent attacks against the community through physical, psychological, and legislative acts come after many decades of small victories for the community. This is one reason why Washington state needs to be intentional in creating spaces of healing. 

 

This month, RAIN is encouraging agencies to support our 2SLGBTQ+ employees to attend state sanctioned Pride events, and to provide a space for 2SLGBTQ+ employees to take this time for themselves. Let's continue to celebrate and uplift the 2SLGBTQ+ community, while also prioritizing self-care and healing. 

Sponsored Events:

Capitol Pride Flag Raising

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Pride Flag Raising 2024

Date and Time: Thursday June 13 at 12:00 pm
Location: Flag Circle in front of Capitol Building

    416 Sid Snyder Ave SW, Olympia, WA

RAIN Reception to follow at Helen Sommers Building (RSVP Required)

RSVP Here
 

RAIN will be present at these Pride events:

Yakima Pride

State Fair Park

June 8, 2024 from 12-6 PM

 

Seattle Pridefest Capitol Hill

Cal Anderson Park

June 29, 2024 from 12-8 PM

 

Olympia Pride

Port Plaza

June 29, 2024

 

Olympia Pride Parade

Capitol Way S

June 30, 2024 at 11 AM 

 

Kitsap Pride

Kitsap County Fairgrounds

July 20, 2024

 

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"Pride Month Toolkit" in black letters over white text bubbles, in front of a person wearing a backpack with rainbow flags. The white RAIN logo with black lettering is in the lower lefthand quadrant.

Download the RAIN 2024 Pride Month Toolkit

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RAIN Spring 2024 Newsletter Cover

Download RAIN 2024 Pride Month Newsletter

 

Looking for more Pride Month Resources?

See our Resources Page for Virtual backgrounds, RAIN brochures, RAIN digital signs for the office, and much more!