City to Unveil New Crosswalk With Intersex-Inclusive Progress Flag
Published on May 17, 2023
Communications Program Manager
KIRKLAND, Wash. – The City of Kirkland will host a ribbon cutting ceremony on June 2, 2023, at 5 p.m. to unveil the installation of a new crosswalk modeled after the Intersex-Inclusive Progress Pride flag at the entrance of Marina Park at Kirkland Avenue and Lakeshore Plaza.
“The Inclusive Progress Pride flag symbolizes the value and beautiful diversity of all LGBTQIA2-S people,” said Councilmember Amy Falcone. “Symbols matter, and the installation of this crosswalk is one way that the city is working to create an inclusive and belonging place for all community members.”
June is Pride Month, a month dedicated to celebration and commemoration of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and/or questioning, intersex, asexual, and two-spirit pride. Pride Month began after the Stonewall riots, a series of gay liberation protests in 1969, and has since spread outside of the United States.
The ribbon cutting ceremony is one of several events in Kirkland and the Eastside to celebrate Pride Month. All community members are invited to enjoy ice cream, games, swag, and more to celebrate the crosswalk unveiling with City Council, local businesses, and interest groups.