Child Care Action Council Celebrates Pride 2022

June is Pride Month, a time to celebrate and honor the LGBTQ+ community. Pride Month commemorates the June 1969 Stonewall Uprising in New York City during which patrons of the Stonewall Inn and local residents gathered together to protest the police harassment and brutality that was persistently inflicted upon the LGBTQ+ community. The protests helped galvanize LGBTQ+ rights activism to challenge the discriminatory laws and practices against the LGBTQ+ community. 

Child Care Action Council is committed to cultivating a culture that unequivocally embraces our wonderfully diverse community of child care providers, families, parents and children. We support all efforts to create a more inclusive environment, where the contributions of all community members are recognized. Below are a list of resources and activities to explore.

National Organizations:

Family Equality Council

GLSEN

Human Rights Campaign

Local Organizations:

https://www.capitalcitypride.net/

www.pflag-olympia.org

Pizza Klatch

https://www.stonewallyouth.org/

http://genderdiversity.org/

http://www.kitsappflag.org/p/welcome.html

https://olympicpride.org/youthcollective

https://opghc.com

Educational Resources:

LGBTQ Pride Month and Education Resources

20 Picture Books to Help You Raise Kind, Tolerant Kids

Celebrating Pride Month with Preschoolers

https://www.dcyf.wa.gov/services/foster-parenting/lgbtq

https://www.mhanational.org/lgbtq/pride?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=82b2f50a-a7c5-48bf-9d89-7e12b2a1aa55

Local Pride Events:

June 16: Love Local Lacey: We Are Better Together

June 17: Bainbridge Pride

June 23: Stonewall: History of Queer Protest

June 24: The Youth Connection 2nd Annual Pride Party

June 25-26: Northwest Trek Pride Celebration

June 25: Olympic Pride (formerly Jefferson County Pride)

July 23: Kitsap Pride

Virtual Pride Events:

June 16: BUSINESS: Celebrating the LGBTQ+ Community In and Out of the Workplace

Various dates: Virtual Pride Events 2022 | Eventbrite