A little about Whatcom Youth Pride
In 2018-2019, some educators, parents, community members and students came together with a shared goal of finding ways to celebrate and show support to LGBTQIA+ youth in Whatcom County. Whatcom Youth Pride (WYP) was born!
In June 2019, WYP hosted one of the nation's first all-youth Pride Parade and Festivals. LGBTQIA+ youth, allies, and their families marched along a short parade route while the community lined the streets with signs and shouts of support. The day culminated in a large festival with LGBTQIA+ youth-focused or allied organizations tabling, food trucks, and a youth-led drag and talent show.
Derailed a bit by the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020-2021, WYP continues to work with its community partners to find innovative ways to celebrate LGBTQIA+ youth in Whatcom County. Thank you for showing your PRIDE by supporting WYP!