City of Kenmore to raise Progress Pride Flag for month of June

The flag raising ceremony will take place on June 1 at 8:30 a.m. at Kenmore City Hall.

The Kenmore City Council proclaimed June 2022 as Pride Month to recognize and celebrate the LGBTQIA+ communities in the United States at the May 23 Kenmore City Council meeting. This year Kenmore’s City Hall will fly the Progress Pride Flag for the month of June.

The Progress Pride Flag includes the Transgender Pride Flag and black and brown stripes to represent marginalized LGBTQIA+ communities of color, community members lost to HIV/AIDS, and community members living with HIV/AIDS.

The Pride Flag raising ceremony will take place on June 1 at 8:30 a.m. at City Hall. The proclamation was accepted by Jenny Sayward from Northshore Pride. Sayward moved to Kenmore in 2010 with her partner before same sex marriage was fully legalized.

“Because the people of Kenmore and surrounding areas welcomed us, we have been able to enjoy participating in various parts of this community, not just as lesbians advocating for inclusion, but as full human beings with a lot more to offer,” said Sayward.