Pride Parade and Rainbow Festival – Recap & Photo Gallery

Categories: Advocacy, Community, Events, Get Involved, Impact

 

YWCA Spokane is proud to serve all people!

Thank you so much to all who joined YWCA Spokane at the 2019 Pride Parade and Rainbow Festival!

Seeing everyone in rainbow colors, marching to show their support for everyone to love who they choose, and stopping by our info-booth at the Festival was such an incredible way to celebrate this important month. This year’s march truly embodied the mission of Pride, “to thrive, not just survive”; 27,000 people attended this year’s Pride Festival, a record number! A special thanks to our Education and Outreach Coordinator, Nicole Nimens, for organizing YWCA Spokane staff and board members to march with our agency, as well as for holding a booth at the Festival. Nicole says:

Every year when we March, I feel a sense of immense joy and hopefulness. Watching all of the support and the love everywhere we look is something that is not always visible on a daily basis, so to feel so much all at once is something unforgettable. Love is undeniably everyone’s experience to have, and this stance is a privledge to support. Day to day, there is constant pushback toward the LGBTQ+ community which reminds us how much being an ally and advocate is needed. However, ultimately, love will always win.

See our Nicole with the YWCA Spokane community marching below.

Posted by YWCA Spokane on Saturday, June 8, 2019

 

YWCA Spokane’s Board Chair, Catherine Kashork, shares “What a fantastic day celebrating PRIDE with the YWCA. So proud to be a part of an organization who serves and believes in equity for all.” We are so thankful for all who showed their commitment to ensuring that all people in Spokane can thrive, not just survive, and participated in this historic event for Pride in this community.

See photos below!


About Olivia Moorer

Olivia is a graduate of Gonzaga University, where she studied English Literature, Women's and Gender Studies, Political Science, and Leadership. Taking her passion for women's empowerment and racial equality, Olivia joined YWCA Spokane in July 2018. Some of her favorite parts about YWCA Spokane are the agency's deep care for the community and powerful mission.