WUUC members showed up to support the annual Woodinville Pride event during June Pride month. After her child came out, a local mother spearheaded the first annual Woodinville Pride event at DeYoung Park in 2022.  Local residents had a vision of seeing more LGBTQIA+ events on the Eastside for those less willing (or unable) to attend larger events in the city. The organizers believe that our youth need more smaller, family-oriented, safe and inclusive events closer to home to show the types of resources available to the queer community and that local LGBTQIA+ artists, crafters, performers, creators, etc. deserve more opportunities to showcase their talents in an inclusive, safe space.

This year, our WUUC volunteers helped vendors unload and set up for the event. I’m not gonna lie, it was some hard and sweaty work. But it was very rewarding to work together, meet new people, and see all the amazing offerings. The vendors were so grateful (and relieved) to see us when we showed up with carts and opens arms. And the event was well attended.

Last year, we helped to staff the welcome/informational tables, greeting people as they arrived and giving out flags, buttons, materials, and directions.

And we helped staff local booths, including for the amazing Lambert House. So many great resources, and cool crafts from LGBTQIA+ related vendors were made available to our local folks.

Unitarian Universalists show up in many ways for the LGBTQIA+ community. And the Woodinville Unitarian Universalist Church is an officially designated Welcoming Congregation. Come join us as we serve and celebrate Pride!