Mayor Durkan Celebrates City Council’s Unanimous Vote to Pass Her Legislation to Rename Portion of East Denny Way “Barbara Bailey Way” in Honor of the Late LGBTQ+ & Civil Rights Champion

Seattle (July 1, 2019) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan celebrated the Seattle City Council’s unanimous vote to pass her legislation renaming a portion of Capitol Hill’s East Denny Way “Barbara Bailey Way” in honor of the late LGTBQ+  and civil rights champion, Barbara Bailey, who passed away in September 2018. Mayor Durkan’s legislation was transmitted late last month. 

“I applaud City Council for approving my legislation so we can help honor the life and legacy of one of Seattle’s great civil rights champions,” said Mayor Durkan. “Barbara championed civil rights here in Seattle for communities of color and for the LGBTQ+ community. The impact she had in her life cannot be overstated; Capitol Hill would not be Capitol Hill, were it not for Barbara Bailey, and no LGBTQ+ person would have been elected to any office in our region if not for her. Always and forever, Barbara will be an incredible example of a leader who demanded equity, justice and fairness for all.”  

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