Shelton-Mason County Journal - Dedicated to the citizens of Mason County, Washington since 1886

City, county recognize Pride


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...

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