Metro raised the new “Progress” Pride flag at all of our campuses this week in support and solidarity with our LGBTQ+ employees, customers, and community.

The “Progress” Pride flag is a new version of the traditional rainbow Pride flag. This flag 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. The “Progress” Pride flag was designed by Daniel Quasar of and shared under a Creative Commons 4.0 license.

This year is especially significant because it’s the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, when protests against a police raid of a New York City gay bar in 1969 became the catalyst for the LGBTQ+ civil rights movement in the U.S.

Metro staff will be joining other King County colleagues, friends, and family on Sunday for the 2019 Pride Parade. Join us!