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The first annual Youth Pride Week of Whatcom County took place the first week of June, culminating  with a Youth Pride Parade and Festival on June 9.

Whatcom Youth Pride activities throughout the week included Queer Youth Karaoke at the Make.Shift Art Space; a screening of “The Most Dangerous Year” at the Pickford Film Center; Poster-making and Parade Prep Party at the Ground Floor at First Congregational Church; a Community Pride Picnic for Whatcom County LGBTQ+ youth, families and community at Squalicum Creek Park; and the Youth Pride Parade and Festival at Bellingham High School.

Adults and community members  adopted blocks as spectators while families and friends of LGBTQ+ identified youth  marched with their children in the parade. After the parade, a kid-friendly festival was held in the Commons at Bellingham High School.

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Whatcom Youth Pride Week and the parade was made possible with a Project Neighborly grant from the Whatcom Community Foundation.

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