Join us for Pride Flag-raising today at 1 p.m. and Pride Parade Sunday

You’re invited to join King County Executive Dow Constantine as he hoists the Pride Flag over the Administration Building today at 1 p.m. in celebration of Pride Month.

Executive Constantine will be joined by King County Councilmembers and employees on the Administration Building Plaza (Fourth Avenue side, 500 Fourth Avenue) at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 27, as we debut a new version of the Pride Flag. 

The “Progress” Pride Flag was designed by Daniel Quasar of and shared under a Creative Commons license. This new design is an evolution of the traditional six-stripe rainbow flag, and is meant to be more representative of the entire LGBTQ+ community. It adds five stripes on the left, arranged as forward-pointing arrows. The white, light pink, and light blue stripes represent transgender and non-binary people. The black and brown stripes symbolize communities of color. The black stripe also honors the lives lost to HIV/AIDS.

This Sunday, June 30, you can also join Executive Constantine and hundreds of King County colleagues, family, and friends in the Seattle Pride Parade in support of LGBTQ+ rights. Learn more here.

Your attendance at these events is of course strictly voluntary, and employees will not be compensated or receive overtime for attending.