City, county recognize Pride
June 23, 2022
The Mason County Board of Commissioners and the Shelton City Council each signed proclamations recognizing lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer-plus month, commonly known as Pride Month.
According to the Library of Congress, LGBTQ+ Pride Month marks the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan, which was a tipping point for thea gay liberation movement in the U.S.
Billy Thomas spoke at the June 7 commissioners’ meeting about the proclamation after commissioners signed it.
“Thanks to this declaration, Pride is celebrated right here in Mason County,” Thomas said during the meeting...