Pride season is upon us, with a range of events celebrating LGBTQIA+ people happening all over the region. Pride events are held in June to mark the anniversary of the Stonewall riots, which were in response to a raid on a gay bar in New York City in 1969. Stonewall may not have been the first demonstration in response to violence against members of the LGBTQ+ community, but it is commonly known as a pivotal moment in the fight for recognition of queer, transgender, and gender-diverse rights in the U.S.
In Sumner, two great places to celebrate inclusion are the PRIDE-Progress bench at Loyalty Park and the Spread Love Mural by Jason Grube at 909 Alder Ave.


One of the most important things to remember this Pride season is happiness and joy. This year’s bigger in-person events are returning after restrictions from the past two years.

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