Tualatin Prepares for Second Annual Pride Celebration

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On June 22, Tualatin will build on the success of last year’s inaugural Pride celebration with the 2nd annual Pride Stride. This year’s event is co-sponsored by the City of Tualatin and a community coalition of organizations dedicated to the promise that members of the LGBTQIA+ community – who include our friends, family, neighbors, and city staff – have a right to be seen, heard, valued, and celebrated. 

This year’s event has grown from a grassroots effort last year  of just a few community members to a community coalition including:

  • The City of Tualatin
  • Tualatin Together
  • Tigard-Tualatin School District
  • Tualatin Library
  • Tualatin Police Department
  • Many other community organizations

This year, all community members are invited to peacefully gather at 10 a.m. for welcoming remarks followed by a 1-mile, wheelchair-accessible walk around the city center. 

This event is free and open to the public. Safety for everyone involved is a top priority for Pride Stride Tualatin. We are working closely with first responders including, the Tualatin Police Department, Washington County Sheriff, Clackamas County Sheriff, and Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue to keep all participants safe. Peacekeeping and de-escalation measures will be woven into all aspects of the event.

Following the walk, participants can enjoy a community fair with food vendors, music, collaborative art activities, and more!  Join us in uplifting LGBTQIA+ voices, celebrating LGBTQIA+ culture, raising awareness of issues affecting the LGBTQIA+ community, and supporting LGBTQIA+ rights. I hope to see many in our community at the Commons on June 22 for this uplifting community demonstration of joy and togetherness.

If you would like to contribute to this event, you can do so through Tualatin Together, which has generously volunteered to serve as the fiscal agent.

For More information, please see tualatintogether.org/tualatin-pride-stride.

Tualatin Pride Stride 

Date: Saturday, June 22, 2023
Location: Tualatin Commons
Time: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

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