Seattle Pride MAGAZINE â&#x20AC;¢ SUMMER 2020
How Kennedy Catholic High School students stood up on behalf of love
Our LGBTQIA+ resource guide
Pride Goes Virtual
Events march on in the face of COVID-19
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In This Issue Letter from the board president........................................................................................ 5 Letter from the editor...................................................................................................................... 6 Indigenous and Two Spirit communities lead the way in the 2019 Seattle Pride Parade. Photo courtesy of Nate Gowdy
News & Notes ........................................................................................................................................... 8 Partner Spotlight: Alaska Airlines....................................................................................26 Seattle Virtual Pride 2020.........................................................................................................32 inQUEERY Resource Guide.......................................................................................................36 Faces of Pride........................................................................................................................................38
On the Cover Seattle Pride MAGAZINE • SUMMER 2020
Features Vashon Island’s Long, Quiet LGBTQ History Comes Out IN and OUT exhibit celebrates the island community’s early embrace of LGBTQ people.................................................... 14
Cultural Understanding Shockwave
How Kennedy Catholic High School students stood up on behalf of love
Our LGBTQIA+ resource guide
Pride Goes Virtual
Events march on in the face of COVID-19
“Peace In Mind” by Ben Calhoun. ben-calhoun.com
Leading the way for LGBTQIA+ inclusive healthcare................... 20
Shockwave How Kennedy Catholic students stood up to Seattle’s archdiocese...................................................................... 28
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Letter From the Board President Dear Greater Seattle Community, My name is Alex Ruble, and I am honored to be the board president of Seattle Out
& Proud. By way of an introduction, I am originally from Appalachian West Virginia, where I founded Alderon Broaddus University’s first LGBTQ and Allies organization
before moving to Florida and joining the team of Orlando Pride from 2015–2018. My career in recruiting, as well as celebrating our community and being a tenacious
advocate for our rights brought me to Seattle Pride, where I am honored to help steer this organization.
Already halfway through 2020, we have faced an unmatched level of uncertainty and trying times. Through that unpredictability, however, our organization has
decided to focus on growing in professionalism and purpose that will enable us to
fully execute our Mission of creating unity, honor diversity, and achieve equal human
rights throughout our region and the world. Some early accomplishments in this area include: • • • • • • •
Creating a 501(c)(3) arm of Seattle Pride—the Seattle Out & Proud Foundation
Hiring our first employee—our full-time executive director, Krystal Marx, a bisexual nonprofit professional
Hiring our second employee—our part-time office manager, Noah Wagoner, a trans man with years of community engagement experience
Turning our annual Pride Guide into a quarterly magazine with stories about our community, resources and more
Transitioning from a working Board of volunteers, to a working/governance Board Bringing on three new Board members for our 501(c)(4) (Seattle Pride), and one
Seattle Pride Board Members OFFICERS Alex Ruble, President Ramone Myers, Vice President Stephanie Bailey, Secretary & Volunteer Director Christine Lyon, Treasurer DIRECTORS Dylan M. Austin
for our new 501(c)(3) (Seattle Out & Proud Foundation)
equip us to run this organization with skill, transparency and integrity.
Miguel A. Duncan-Galvez Bravo
Identifying meaningful training opportunities for our Board and Staff, to better
We’ve been doing more than just professionalizing. This year, the Board and I have
tried to think strategically on ways to engage with our community all year round to bring us together and tap into the power of our shared experiences. We intend to
Courtney L. Greer Kevin S. Wang
continue forward in this goal, despite of (and because of!) this COVID-19 pandemic.
Seattle Out & Proud Foundation Board Members
As you can see, we have been up to a lot, but we know there is so much more we can
Alex Ruble, President
and adapt to this new environment—from our community members to our corporate
Ramone Myers, Vice President
be doing. I want to thank each and every one of you for sticking with us as we grow partners, our allies to our legislators, our youth to our elders.
Christine Lyon, Treasurer
We are truly: Many Faces, One Pride.
Carmen Rivera, Director
Board President, Seattle Out & Proud
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Letter From the Editor Hello, Seattle! My name is Krystal Marx, and I am the executive director of Seattle Out & Proud // Seattle Pride. I also have the distinct honor of being the editor of the Seattle Pride Magazine.
The Greater Seattle area is my lifelong home. My family and I live in Burien, where I currently
serve as deputy mayor on the Burien City Council. Our weekends are filled with trips to Seahurst Beach on the Sound, Pike Place Market for doughnuts (and maybe some comic books…), and
anywhere I can find to run some energy out of these four mini-humans who keep calling me ‘Mom.’
This past year, however, has not afforded any of us the opportunity to explore and connect as a community the way that we have been so lucky to do in years prior.
As you are likely aware, we have had to cancel our in-person offerings during the month of June due to the COVID-19 pandemic; namely, Pride in the Park and the Seattle Pride Parade—among the nation’s largest
Pride Parades, seeing over 500,000 in attendance every year. We don’t get to march, we don’t get to sing, we don’t get to dress up, we don’t get to gather together.
We do, however, get to remember… and to look ahead with fierce determination. The theme of this year’s Seattle Pride events is “Many Faces, One Pride”—as chosen by you! Seattle Pride
has evolved into a year-round advocacy organization with the goal of putting on more events, giving more grants, and spreading more awareness of the civil rights we have fought for, won, and continue to struggle to achieve. Those are the faces of Pride.
As executive director, I am responsible for advancing Seattle Pride’s mission, expanding community
relationships, and working with our Board to steward the organization’s grants and sponsorships in support of community-based LGBTQIA+ organizations. So far, that has taken the form of: • • • • • • •
Creating two monthly e-newsletters for the public and our corporate partners;
Creating advocacy alerts through email and Twitter on legislative issues impacting our LGBTQIA+ community in Olympia and beyond;
Increasing our social media presence year-round; Launching this quarterly magazine;
Putting the call out for community art submissions for the cover of the Seattle Pride Magazine (with a $500 stipend), as well as choosing the 2020 theme;
Working in coordination with Pride organizations across the nation to make the voice of our community heard when our rights are attacked;
Creating our COVID-19 Emergency Response Grant, and distributing those funds to seven organizations serving the most vulnerable in our community.
… and we’re just getting started, baby. I look forward to providing you with meaningful, accessible, soul-enriching events in the second half of 2020. We have so much more to be thankful for than we do to mourn, but I am still holding space for you for the loss of all of the incredible June events that marked “our time” to celebrate, remember and unite. With Pride, Krystal
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Letter From the Governor
Greetings from the Governor June 28, 2020
I am pleased to extend warm greetings to all those celebrating Pride this month. This is a time for looking back with respect, honor, and gratitude to those who began the fight for equality while also looking forward with ambition, motivation, pride, and hope. Seattle Pride will look different this year. I am not able to welcome you to the gathering of community members and allies we have come to know as Pride. But while there may not be a physical celebration to attend this year, that does not mean Pride has been cancelled in Washington State. This year’s theme is “Many Faces, One Pride.” It is especially meaningful at this moment in Washington State history. While physical distancing may keep us from celebrating in person, it does not keep us from celebrating what connects us fundamentally as people. Because when it comes down to it, we all just want to be seen. To be heard. To be loved. We all deserve to exist in the world as we truly are. It would be easy for me to tell you that Washington is a beacon for LGBTQIA+ rights in this country and leave it at that. While that is true, and we have come a long way in recognizing and protecting the rights of LGBTQIA+ Washingtonians, our job is not done. We must not be complacent in our work making all corners of this state inclusive and safe. We have accomplished a lot in the past few years for LGTBQIA+ rights. We need to use that momentum to continue our relentless fight against homophobia, transphobia, and discrimination of any kind. Last year we saw a third gender option become available on state IDs, validating the gender identities of hundreds of Washingtonians. This year, I signed a bill prohibiting the “panic defense” in court and appointed Washington’s first LGBTQ Commission. But these advances are only the beginning of the road to equality; we still have a long journey ahead to reach a place where no one is marginalized by race, nationality, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, and/or gender identity. Washington has a long history of embracing diversity and advancing equality, and we will continue our bold advocacy on behalf of the LGBTQIA+ community. The fight for dignity, inclusion, and respect is more important than ever – for women, immigrants, refugees, communities of color, people of all faiths, people of all abilities, as part of the LGBTQIA+ community, and more broadly. We are a diverse and welcoming state that values the perspective and contributions of all our communities. As long as I am governor, I’ll defend the values and policies that are at the very core of Washington’s identity. I want to thank Seattle Pride, Washington’s LGBTQIA+ community, and their many allies for their relentless advocacy. You have all done so much to make our state a more welcoming place, and I am proud to stand with you. While I may not be able to welcome you to Pride as we know it, I know that the spirit and legacy of the event will live on, as it always has and always will, in Washington State. Happy Pride. Very truly yours,
Jay Inslee Governor
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Letter From the Mayor
Hi, I’m Jenny Durkan. I want to welcome you to Seattle for the City’s 46th Pride
These are challenging
our history, celebrate our present, and look to the future.
without COVID-19, our
Celebration. Pride month is an opportunity for us to remember
This year, pride is going to look very different. Because of the global COVID-19 pandemic we are unable to come together to celebrate pride as usual. Unfortunately, great risk persists
and we are not out of the woods yet. Even though we cannot celebrate in person this year, that doesn’t change how
important this month is for the LGBTQ+ community. It is more
important than ever that we stand together even though we must remain apart.
times in America. Even community has had
significant challenges and
had to fight for true civil rights and protections for LGBTQIA+
and QTPOC. Stripping people of their rights has become a focus of this Presidential administration. While the federal response
to COVID-19 has shifted much of the news away from this fact, make no mistake: We will continue to stand for equality and
equity, and against the persistent effort to strip anyone of their humanity or civil rights.
The COVID-19 outbreak in our country is a haunting reminder
In recent years, we’ve seen a huge groundswell of support
crisis. This pandemic is a silent killer with no vaccine or cure—
policymakers. Just this past year, Lori Lightfoot became
for many in our community of the heartbreak of the AIDS
the only way that we can defeat it is to work together and change our behavior. And like the AIDS crisis before it, Dr.
Anthony Fauci provides us hope while our federal government failed to respond in a way that protects our most vulnerable communities from the greatest harm.
Fortunately, our City, County and State have stepped up to lead the way. I am proud to be the Mayor of Seattle, a
for women, people of color, and LGBTQIA+ politicians and
the first openly LGBTQ Mayor of Chicago—one of America’s three largest cities. And before that, we saw other diverse
candidates get elected to important, high-profile positions.
Wilmot Collins, Montana’s first black mayor and a refugee from Liberia; Ravinder Bhalla, the first Sikh mayor of New Jersey; Lisa Middleton; Tyler Titus; all elected to show Washington D.C. that our community is powerful, diverse, and here to stay.
city where our residents listened to science and worked
This month, we celebrate the progress our community has
vulnerable communities—which includes people who may
is an opportunity for us to come together to honor our shared
together to reduce the spread of this virus and protect our have compromised immune systems due to HIV/AIDS. I am
also grateful to Governor Inslee, and King County Executive
Constantine and other regional leaders for their leadership during this time. We are fortunate to have the tireless work of the team at Seattle King County Public Health and our
made, while recognizing all the work that’s still to come. Pride history and the fight that generations of LGBTQIA+ people
have fought in the name of equality. While we cannot gather
to celebrate, march to show our strength, or have a parade to show our diversity—we can still show our solidarity.
Welcome to Seattle Pride. We can still have fun, and show our
One thing that this pandemic has made clear is the
to stay healthy and to protect the most vulnerable in our
importance of working together towards a common goal. This year’s theme, “Many Faces, One Pride,” underscores this need
love and strength. Thank you for everything you have done community.
for collective action. The diversity of the LGBTQ+ community has always been our strength. Here in Seattle, we have an LGBTQIA+
population that includes people from every race, culture, nation and religion—and together, we form one community, united by our pursuit of true equality for all.
Jenny A. Durkan
Mayor of Seattle Summer 2020 9
News & Notes There’s Still Time to Queer the Census gender identity or sexual orientation. However, we
LGBTQIA+ Veteran Services at the Puget Sound & American Lake VA Facilities
different populations which are undercounted and
ARE YOU A LGBTQIA+ VETERAN? If you are, and it has been years
the 2020 Census to ensure that our communities
out on some of the services the VA now provides for veterans in
Aside from allowing us to respond with ‘same sex couple,’ the Census does not explicitly ask about all know that LGBTQIA+ people exist within all the
underserved. It is important for us to be counted in
have fair access to democracy and social services funding. We are part of this country and we need to be represented. Responses from the LGBTQIA+ community will provide reliable data to inform
since you separated, discharged or retired, you may be missing our LGBTQIA+ community.
Some of these services include:
advocates, policymakers, and researchers working
Letters of Support for surgeries
hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funding flow
Electrolysis/Laser Hair Removal for Veterans who are
on LGBTQIA+ issues, and will help determine how
into communities every year for the next decade.
That funding shapes many different aspects of
location. Make sure you respond—online, by phone,
every community, no matter the size, no matter the or in the mail—and sign up for the Seattle Pride Ad-
vocacy Alerts to learn about ways we can push for
the inclusion of gender identity and sexual orienta-
• • • •
Pre-operative Care (EKGs, labs)
getting bottom surgery and have orders from a surgeon Orchiectomy (done and covered by VA Seattle)
Post-operative Care (starting at six weeks after surgery) Drop-In Rapid HIV Testing (results in 20 minutes and no blood necessary!)
Gay Men’s Social Hour HIV Support Group
Hormone Therapy (with a Gender Dysphoria diagnosis documented by a VA Provider or Non-VA Provider) Individual Mental Health Assessment and Therapy
Prosthetic Devices (wigs, packers, stand to pee devices,
gaffs, chest binders, surgical compression devices [after surgery], breast forms, and dilators)
Psychotherapy Group for Transgender & Gender NonConforming Veterans
Support Group for LGBTQ+ Veterans
Transgender Veterans Support Group
Voice and Communication Feminization/Masculinization Therapy
More Information Katy McDermott, RN, LGBT Veteran Care Coordinator VA Puget Sound Health Care System Kathryn.Mcdermott@va.gov 206-277-3233 Office Hours
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 8:00am–4:30pm
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Though we may be celebrating Pride a little differently this
year, KIRO 7 is providing the
opportunity for you to relive the
experience of past celebrations as well as important stories
about our rich history which
have made a lasting impact
on our diverse community on
a KIRO 7 Pride Special. Tune in to KIRO 7 at 11:30 p.m. on Sunday,
June 28th, or watch on the KIRO 7 News App on your phone or Smart TV.
KIRO 7 has been the Official TV Partner of Seattle Pride since
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News & Notes Seattle Pride Launches New Website Featuring Community Resources and Events Seattle Pride is thrilled to
have launched a new website featuring helpful resources
and information for the Seattle LGBTQIA+ community. From advocacy tips and our new
inQUEERy resource guide, to
digital copies of this magazine, grant applications, and an
easy way to make a donation
to Seattle Pride, we hope that it
helps bring our community even closer together.
The website features a new
community events page which
invites the community to submit events (virtual and in-person)
Seattle Pride Joins with Other Regional Prides in Condemning Anti-Trans Legislation Transgender people are present in every aspect of our community and come from all walks of life. They are our siblings, our workers, our employers, our parishioners, and in every societal space imaginable.
On March 30, 2020, Idaho’s Governor, Brad Little, signed two anti-trans bills into
law. The first—HB 500—blocks trans girls from playing sports on women’s teams in public schools, and the second—HB 509—makes it impossible for Idahoans
(including trans people) to change the gender marker on their birth certificate. On April 3, 2020 InterPride, initiated by the Pride organizers in the 2nd Region (Alaska,
Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming), released a joint statement condemning the formation, passage, and signing of these anti-trans pieces of legislation and called upon our communities to similarly voice their opposition through writing to Gov. Little and posting on social media.
“Passing laws that single out and attacks trans people, especially trans youth,
at a time when our world is grappling with an unprecedented global health
crisis is irresponsible and wrong,” said Kris Hayashi, executive director of the
Transgender Law Center. “Our local and federal government policies and actions must be focused entirely on keeping people safe and healthy, not advancing discrimination and deliberately causing harm.”
Sign up to receive Seattle Pride’s Advocacy Alerts to help stand against
legislation such as this. SeattlePride.org
to be highlighted and accessed by our visitors year-round.
Help us bring people together by sharing the events you have planned.
Visit SeattlePride.org to explore the new website, and check back regularly for new community events and Pride news.
Seattle Pride Merchandise Seattle Pride has launched a merchandise line to support the concept of Pride being celebrated all year long, and to increase the level of programming, charitable
donations, and LGBTQIA+ advocacy efforts that the organization is known for.
With the launch of Seattle Pride’s first ever merchandise line, the community can
purchase shirts, totes, mugs and more to
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Seattle Pride Awards COVID-19 Relief Grants Seven Seattle area groups shared
insecurity by ensuring youth and
awarded by Seattle Pride to assist
access to fresh, free, and culturally
$25,000 in emergency funds
organizations providing on-the-
ground COVID-19 support services for
those who are immunocompromised and other vulnerable populations. “We know LGBTQIA+ and
undocumented communities are
more likely to work in highly affected industries, often with more exposure or higher economic sensitivity to the COVID-19 crisis,” said Seattle
Pride Executive Director Krystal Marx.
families in South King County have relevant food.
Ingersoll Gender Center received
a $500 grant to help provide trans and gender-diverse community
aid in collaboration with U.T.O.P.I.A. Seattle, which received a $2,000
grant to support the distribution of
health and sanitation supplies, food
and basic needs, as well as COVID-19 information in various languages. PFLAG Seattle received a $500
“Our community knows firsthand
grant to help adapt and shift its
standing together, which are at the
platform, as well as provide
the importance of compassion and core of these emergency fund grants and the great work of the recipient organizations.”
Seattle Pride funded community
organizations which typically have been hardest hit in public health
crises; those in South King County, those focusing on food insecurity, small businesses, immigrant
and refugee communities, and
organizations serving the trans community.
El Centro de la Raza (The Center
for People of All Races) received a
support meetings to an online
increased support via its helpline and email channels.
A $5,000 grant was also
GoFundMe Campaign, organized by students from South Seattle
Community College. These funds
directly supported rent expenses
for undocumented communities, many of whom are disabled,
indigenous, LGBTQIA+ or otherwise on the margins.
A final $2,000 grant was awarded
workers, elderly, disabled and the
sales which relied on in-person
assistance with food, rent, utilities, and other basic needs.
Entre Hermanos received a
$5,000 grant for supporting mental
Ventures—whose foot traffic-related events (i.e. farmer’s markets) were
severely impacted by the pandemic— to support the launch of a new online retail store.
“I’m so proud of the diversity of
health concerns and personal needs
organizations and the grassroots
unemployed, undocumented and
supporting in this time of community
(including medications) for the immunocompromised.
FEEST was also awarded a
$5,000 grant to help address food
Fund for Undocumented People
to microbusiness service nonprofit
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awarded to the COVID-19 Relief
$5,000 grant to support programs aiding recently laid-off hourly
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efforts our grant program is
need,” added Marx. “Our community has many faces, and we’re all in this together.”
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Vashon Island’s Long, Quiet LGBTQ History Comes Out IN and OUT exhibit celebrates the island community’s early embrace of LGBTQ people Photos courtesy of Vashon-Maury Island Historical Association
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ACCESSIBLE BY FERRY FROM WEST SEATTLE, Southworth (near Port Orchard) and Tacoma’s Point Defiance, rural Vashon Island has a population of only about 10,000 fulltime residents—it also has the state’s highest percentage of LGBTQ heads of households according to the last two census records.
of a school-based Gay-Straight Alliance
(now called the Queer Spectrum Alliance), becoming the school’s largest club. And for many years, the Seattle Men’s Chorus
held its annual retreats at Camp Burton
on the island’s south end.
“The story of how Vashon’s LGBTQIA+
community became such an integral
part of the larger Island community is a
story that needs to be widely shared,” said While Vashon has the highest per capita population of LGBTQ
Bruce Haulman, Vashon-Maury Island His-
torical Association board member and noted local historian. “It’s
people in the state (and one of the highest in the country), it
a story of what’s possible when neighbors get to know neigh-
or other gay enclaves. Instead, the island has long been home
are shattered. No place is perfect, and we still have a long way
gardeners, chefs, organizers and public servants who identify
any community can accomplish.”
history has largely gone unknown outside of the 80-square-mile
the Vashon-Maury Island Historical Association, which runs the
doesn’t have a cohesive queer community the likes of Capitol Hill
to an assortment of families, individuals, artists, entrepreneurs, themselves as LGBTQIA+. As a result, Vashon’s quiet LGBTQIA+ island community.
Despite the low profile, Vashon has been a haven for queer art-
bors and the shackles of fear, prejudice, and LGBTQIA+-phobia
to go, but the Vashon example is a model for acceptance that Haulman’s hope for telling the island’s story materialized when
local museum, opened the exhibit, IN and OUT: Being LGBTQ on
Vashon Island. The popular exhibit, scheduled to run through
ists, musicians, authors, performers and activists including poet
June, explores the rich history of LGBTQIA+ people on Vashon Is-
award-winning documentary Big Joy produced on Vashon, was
IN and OUT is co-curated by Ellen Kritzman and Stephen Silha,
and filmmaker James Broughton (1913–1999) the subject of the known for attending queer Thanksgiving parties on the island.
The community has also been at the forefront of equal rights
for its LGBTQIA+ friends and neighbors. In 1979, an island resident
land—their challenges, contributions and visions.
who worked alongside Haulman with support from a commu-
nity advisory board. Kritzman and Silha interviewed more than
25 people, spoke with old-time Islanders, issued a questionnaire
established the Tacoma Lesbian Concern, the oldest, continu-
asking about LGBTQIA+ life, assembled a multi-generational
In the early 1990s, Vashon’s collective coming out began with
community members who wanted to share their personal
ously operating lesbian organization serving south Puget Sound. a small group of LGBTQIA+ members, called Vashon Friends of Stonewall. With postcards sent around town requesting, “come
out, come out, whoever you are,” the group still exists as Vashon
Pride Alliance. In 2006 Vashon High School was an early adopter
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advisory committee, and holding “story circles” for LGBTQIA+ journeys.
In preparation they researched articles and family histories,
searched for film and videos, and gathered multiple photos, artifacts and cultural ephemera to create a powerful and compelling
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The IN and OUT:
Being LGBTQ on
journey through LGBTQ life on Vashon
Project. Other materials came from the archives of the Vashon
over the decades.
Gay Pride Alliance and other islanders.
to have folks be willing to be fully out
hibit, along with several artifacts. One such artifact was the disco
to us. We hope we’ve made the exhibit
which eventually became Tugs when it moved to Capitol Hill,
viewing online at
one, gay and straight and everywhere
A League of Their Own. Earlier, when it hung at Tootsie’s Vintage
Vashon Island exhibit at the
Island Historical available for
“It has been an enormous privilege
of the closet, and open up their lives
interesting and impactful for every-
on the spectrum,” Kritzman and Silha wrote
Many of the personal stories and photos were used for the ex-
ball from Shelly’s Leg, an early gay bar in Seattle’s Pioneer Square
where Madonna danced under it when she was in town filming
Clothing Store, it is said that k.d. lang, Curt Cobain, Courtney Love, Chris Isaac, Wynona Ryder, Joe Jackson and Dale
tors’ statement. They
Chihuly shopped under it. The ball has since lived
on Vashon for many years, in an islander’s attic.
added, “Along the way, we found many folks believe it’s important we create opportuni-
Some other aspects of the exhibit were
ties to come together and celebrate as a
more painful, such as stories of hate crimes
toward islanders, including the shooting
The exhibit includes a timeline of
death of the dogs of the town’s first fe-
LGBTQ milestones, an AIDS memorial
male newspaper editor, who moved
garden, a display curated by the Queer
to Vashon in 1947 with her then same-
Spectrum Alliance, and a honeycomb
sex partner. As recently as the 1990s, a
of stories about the island’s queer history
Vashon Gay Pride Alliance street sign was
which honors the very first island residents,
defaced and had to be replaced—serving as
the sHebabS people, noting many indigenous
an important reminder that the march con-
cultures honored Two Spirit members within
their societies. Living and loving in gender fluidity
and same-sex relationships, they were revered by their communities, playing crucial roles in ceremonial and daily life until European colonization.
tinues everywhere for equality, acceptance and
A dedicated corps of volunteer advisors and curators worked
together to create IN and OUT with the goal of helping each visitor step into the experience of living as an LGBTQIA+ person on
The exhibit opens with River of Gold, a poem by the late artist,
Vashon, and highlighted both the joyful and painful parts of that
artist Gordon R. Barnett. Paulson recorded his life and others’ in
of history, one that challenges viewer perceptions and opens
gay historian and Vashon resident Don Paulson, calligraphed by
paintings, drawings, books, letters and archives now housed at the University of Washington and at MOHAI. Paulson penned the
gay history column for Seattle Gay News for many years and
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experience over decades. IN and OUT illuminates a hidden part minds.
The exhibit will run through June 2020 (depending on
state COVID guidance) and can be experienced online at
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Cultural Understanding Leading the Way for LGBTQIA+ Inclusive Healthcare Dr. Kevin Wang’s approach includes leaving the hospital to observe, listen and hear how to better serve marginalized communities Photos courtesy of Dr. Kevin Wang
DESPITE SIGNIFICANT ADVANCES for acceptance and equal
a conference in New York City focused on equal rights for the
gressive Seattle—still don’t feel they can openly share their
sultation clinic for the organization’s advocacy scholarship
rights, many in the LGBTQIA+ community—even in socially pro-
sexual orientation or gender identity and their related struggles
global LGBTQIA+ community where he held a medical conrecipients in attendance. The clinic provided LGBTQIA+ inclusive
with their healthcare providers.
care—ranging from routine health maintenance to gender-af-
true selves, often report experiencing judgmental questions or
countries of origin. While volunteering at the clinic he spoke with
al health needs. This is especially common for members of the
including Chile, South Africa, Tanzania and more. However, it was
Those who do take a leap of faith and open up about their
a lack of understanding about LGBTQIA+ medical and behaviortrans community.
“The need is real,” says Kevin Wang, MD. “Lack of cultural un-
derstanding perpetuates societal exclusion and directly affects health outcomes for the (LGBTQIA+) community.”
It’s an important part of what guides Dr. Wang’s philosophy of
care, “My approach to patient care is focusing on each patient
as a whole person, rather than the risk factors or chronic conditions. Each person is so much more.”
As a gay man himself raised in the suburbs of Detroit, Dr.
Wang is personally aware of the struggles, and was reminded
of them last year while attending the international OutSummit,
firming hormonal therapy—which is largely unavailable in their LGBTQIA+ people (primarily transgender) from multiple countries
a conversation he had with an attendee from China which left the biggest impression.
“The stories I heard during our conversation, from someone else
who was ethnically born Chinese, were similar to my experiences
growing up,” said Dr. Wang. “The difficulties of feeling isolated, the cultural obligation to family, and being the only male to pass down the family name is a lot deal with.”
Such issues—coupled with the lack of understanding within the
healthcare community of LGBTQIA+ health concerns—have a di-
rect correlation to poorer health outcomes as well as increased
rates of mental health issues, including depression, substance Summer 2020 21
Influencer Dr. Kevin Wang (second from left) with
his Swedish Family Medicine First Hill
colleagues Dr. Jeremy Oulton (left), Dr.
Wang, team mascot Gumby, Dr. Daniel Herrador and Dr. Peter Kuhn.
Dr. Kevin Wang (seated right) with
his Swedish colleagues at the Rainbow Health Fair, June 2016.
“It’s a pretty big undertaking, and I’m
excited to see where we can go,” Dr.
In addition, Dr. Wang is continuing
his faculty position with the Swedish
Family Medicine First Hill residency
program, in which residents are intro-
duced to LGBTQIA+ inclusive care.
“The mission of our residency pro-
gram is to train family physicians to serve local and global communities
through exceptional patient care, leadership and advocacy for health
and social justice,” he added. “Aside from our mission, I hope my residents
learn to identify gaps in the commu-
nities they serve to provide first-rate
patient care in an inclusive manner
with a particular emphasis on mar-
“During my entire time in medical
school and throughout my residency
LGBTQIA+ health was never addressed,
use and higher rates of suicide among LGBTQIA+ individuals.
“These conversations opened my eyes to the struggle, oppres-
sion and discrimination which exist internationally,” added Dr.
Wang. “Despite all of the challenges and our differences in age, gender origin, geography and cognitive abilities, we’re all part of one big LGBTQIA+ family, and it makes me want to do more.”
One such opportunity presented itself earlier in his career
when Dr. Wang created an integrated LGBTQIA+ training curriculum where he works and trains family physicians and medical
students at Swedish First Hill’s Family Medicine Residency Pro-
which gave me the motivation to do
this work,” said Dr. Wang. “My residents have really shown inter-
est, which is providing fuel in my fire for our goal of setting the standard in best practice LGBTQIA+ healthcare here in Seattle.”
“Dr. Wang is a relentless force in his advocacy, innovation, and
development of LGBTQIA+ care in the greater Seattle area, said
Ben Davis, MD, program director for Swedish First Hill’s Family Medicine Residency. “I have known Kevin for the past eight years
and I have seen him singlehandedly transform LGBTQIA+ care at Swedish. What was once an area of medicine with limited
knowledge and scope within the organization is now a residency
gram. “Initially I was asked to create a residency training program
program known for its outstanding care of the LGBTQIA+ com-
beyond—to encompass and support the entire LGBTQIA+ com-
LGBTQI+ care lead by Kevin, and now the initiative that Swedish
for working with transgender patients, but I asked Swedish to go
munity,” said Dr. Wang.
He now serves as medical director for Swedish Medical
munity, a two-day continued medical education conference on has created due to Dr. Wang’s advocacy. We, at Swedish, are all
much more competent with our care because of him and that’s
Group’s LGBTQIA+ Initiative to identify care gaps and opportuni-
a sign of a true leader—making those around you better.”
partnerships, training of all Swedish caregivers, and collabora-
es an LGBTQIA+ health disparities course at the University
ties to improve the care Swedish provides through community
tion with other healthcare and community-based organizations.
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As part of his commitment to community, Dr. Wang teach-
of Washington and dedicates time to numerous nonprofits
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including board roles and other volun-
teer duties with Camp Ten Trees, Ingersoll
Gender Center, OutRight Action International, the National LGBTQ Task Force,
Seattle Out & Proud (also known as Seat-
tle Pride) and Planned Parenthood.
While serving on the Planned Parent-
hood of the Great Northwest & Hawaiian
Islands’ (PPGNHI) board, he gave a pre-
sentation emphasizing the importance
of providing transgender healthcare
services due to a lack of trained health-
care providers in PPGNHI’s service area.
This helped the board make the decision to roll out transgender health services
across all 26 locations in the Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Hawaii region. He
currently serves on the board of Planned
Parenthood Federation of America’s Na-
tional Medical Committee to help provide
guidance in the creation of protocols
and care guidelines for primary care, reproductive and transgender healthcare
“Kevin presents first as a caring physi-
cian, whether attending a board meeting, providing an office visit or delivering a
baby. He’s someone who helps oth-
ers,” says Saltchuk President & CEO of
Northern Aviation Services Betsy Seaton,
who serves with Wang on the PPGNHI
board, and is a past board chair. “He cer-
tainly has had an enormous impact on
our board, by educating us and sharing
information about LGBTQIA+ communi-
ties and the struggles they have to get the medical support. Kevin was extremely impactful in getting us all behind adding
Gender Affirming healthcare to our offerings at PPGHNI.”
“For me, being a family doctor who be-
longs to the LGBTQIA+ community is about
promoting the importance of LGBTQIA+ healthcare, getting outside of hospital
and clinic walls and hearing what our communities need from providers and
healthcare organizations,” explained Dr.
“There’s much more to medicine than
prescriptions and surgical procedures,” he added. “We can do so much more
for our patients simply by leaving our of-
fice to observe, listen and hear what we
should be doing to better serve our communities. I hope to inspire my residents
and medical students to do the same. u 24 Seattle Pride Magazine
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Alaska Airlines’ Pride Flies Nonstop
During a challenging year, Alaska Airlines continues to demonstrate commitment to Seattle Pride and the LGBTQIA+ community The familiar phrase “we’re all in this
together” has served as a rally cry
throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, bringing reassurance to those most
vulnerable in our community that they
of the Year Award presented by the
works to promote community,
its annual Thrive Together Business and
index measures, and volunteer
Greater Seattle Business Association at Humanitarian Awards Dinner.
“In a year when companies are
aren’t going through this alone.
facing huge financial losses due to
community knows firsthand, reflecting
industry, Alaska Airlines’ continued
It’s a sentiment Seattle’s LGBTQIA+
the importance of compassion and standing together in the face of
adversity. Through the years Seattle’s
business community has provided much needed support and solidarity to Seattle
but it’s also the right thing to do. “Our
it most and demonstrates its deep commitment to our community,” added Ruble.
Alaska Air has been a participating
Alaska’s parade participants numbered
“As we continue our march for a more
equitable society, Alaska Airlines has
been with our community every step of the way,” says Seattle Pride Board
Pride Parade since 2006. Last year
Several years running Alaska Airlines
has appeared on the Human Rights
Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index,
including appearing multiple times at the
“Being a presenting sponsor for Seattle
support for diversity and inclusion
environment where employees feel
said Karen Wilkins-Mickey, director of diversity and inclusion.
Nearly 30 percent of all Alaska and
women, as well as 50 percent of its board Fortune 500 company. The airline also regularly utilizes large-scale diversity events to grow its pilot applicant
pool, including the National Gay Pilots
Association, Organization of Black Airline Pilots and Women in Aviation.
“Over the next several years we will be
doubling down our efforts in diversity,
resources systems analyst and a leader
teams and to embed diversity into the
Naz, Alaska Airlines senior human
in the airlines’ gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender employee group, GLOBE .
Established in 2006, GLOBE encourages,
connects and celebrates LGBTQIA+
the recipient of the Corporate Leader
numbering more than 550 members,
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support a diverse candidate pipeline,”
valued and respected,” added Jeremy
top of the list with a 100-percent positive score. And this year the airline was
outreach and recruitment efforts which
members – a exemplary effort for a
Portland, San Diego and San Francisco
efforts, and is essential for building an
embrace diversity, equality and inclusion.”
that we reflect this, so we have robust
the Anchorage, Honolulu, Palm Springs,
departments, as well as contingents in
a role model for other companies on
the LGBTQIA+ community and to fully
customers are diverse and it’s important
Horizon Airlines corporate officers are
Pride is also a testament to Alaska’s
what it means to show up in support of
that it’s not only great for the company
roughly 400 employees across multiple
President Alex Ruble. “Alaska Airlines is a remarkable partner, and serves as
Alaska Airlines’ commitment to
partnership is there when we need
hometown airline—Alaska Airlines, which partner spotlight.
diversity and inclusion runs deep, noting
sponsor and participant in the Seattle
Seattle Pride celebrates in this issue’s
with community-based LGBTQIA+
the pandemic, particularly the travel
Pride and LGBTQIA+ causes. Leading
the way, nonstop, has been Seattle’s
guide leaders on corporate equality
employees companywide. The group,
equity and inclusion to develop balanced fabric of our business in all areas of what we do,” said Wilkins-Mickey, “Supporting
Pride is not only showing support for our
employees, it is also a way we honor and
support our guests and the communities we serve. We’re all in this together.” u
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SHOCKWAVE How Kennedy Catholic Students Stood Up to Seattle’s Archdiocese
“Activism and social movements are the moral compass of implementing positive change in private institutions like schools,” says student leader Photos courtesy of MJ Estacio
28 Seattle Pride Magazine
FOR YEARS, YOUNG PEOPLE have been speaking out on issues important to their generations, from military action to civil rights, and from gun control to climate
change. And if anyone ever wondered about the impact of these voices, just ask the Archdiocese of Seattle.
It began in Burien on Thursday, Feb. 13th, when a deci-
sion was made at John F. Kennedy Catholic High School
which sent shockwaves through the student body. The
Seattle Times and other news outlets later reported that
English teacher Paul Danforth and health teacher/girls soc-
cer coach Michelle Beattie were told their contracts would not be renewed for the coming year after the school and
Archdiocese learned both were engaged to their same-sex partners. Both subsequently resigned.
Never flaunting their lifestyle at school, both Mr. Danforth
and Ms. Beattie were highly regarded by the students. ASB
Secretary Emiliano Hernandez, an 18-year-old senior, regard-
ed them as his “unofficial counselors.” Hernandez says, “I could go to them with anything you could ever imagine. If I had a
bad day, they could always uplift me…always give me good
advice. They were the equivalent of a best friend.”
The sudden dismissal and quick exit of Mr. Danforth and
Ms. Beattie spread through the student body like wildfire on
social media. Within hours, students and parents alike were trying to get to the bottom of what happened.
The student body quickly mobilized to stand up for their
beloved teachers. “She (Beattie) was like a second mom to
me,” said senior MJ Estacio, 17. “Both have done so much for me and supported me throughout my years at Kennedy. So I felt like it was my responsibility to fight for them now.”
This was the sentiment of a majority of students. Even
self-proclaimed “quiet girl,” Madison DuBois, 18, “felt like it was
my job to help the teachers.” A senior at Kennedy Catholic, Summer 2020 29
Youth Kennedy Catholic High School Students protest outside of the high school in Burien
Audrey Bettis, 12th grade and Karanja Anderson, 11th grade
DuBois and her mother were both moti-
be creating a special task
and to show “they have a community who
adapt to the current times
vated to do whatever they could to help love and support them.”
Within a few days, concerns had come
to a fever pitch giving rise to a student or-
force to investigate how to
and meet the needs of all their students.
What is happening at Ken-
chestrated sit-in/walkout protest set for
nedy Catholic High School
out to their counterparts at nearby
young people coming to-
Tuesday, Feb. 18th. ASB leaders reached
is just the latest example of
schools as well as other Catholic high
gether and shining a light on
and parents from other schools came to
schools within the Archdiocese. Students
the social injustices. These call
support those at Kennedy Catholic; the
establishment on their short-
outlets covering the story live as students
response was massive with local news
chanted “separate, church and hate” in
front of a banner which read “Who would
“I WANT THEM TO BE PROUD AND NOT BE PUNISHED FOR IT.”
comings and guide them to a
Sosna Araya, 16, the junior class pres-
ident at Kennedy Catholic High School
Jesus fire? #LoveisLove.” Days later, a
remembers with frustration that Mr. Dan-
Seattle Archdiocese in First Hill.
rings when they got to school. “I want
campaign the students demanded the
for it. It’s not fair to love someone and
follow-up protest was organized at the
experiences is so essential with these types of social movements.”
The students are now planning on how
to build upon the current momentum.
forth and Ms. Beattie had to hide their
Araya says, “Next year, when I’m a senior,
them to be proud and not be punished
vocate for people of color too.”
reinstatement of both Mr. Danforth and
have to hide it.”
young activists get smarter and even
Seattle Archbishop Paul Etienne placed
Vera, who is openly gay and takes pride
and goal-oriented. The students under-
a few days later. In addition, a letter from
felt this conflict needed to be tackled be-
Through an online and in-person
Ms. Beattie, as well as a public apology.
principal Mike Prato on a leave of absence
Archbishop Etienne was sent to the school
staff stating, “It is abundantly clear to me that our Catholic schools are serving a
much broader community than in the past.” The letter also mentions they will 30 Seattle Pride Magazine
Eighteen-year-old senior Henry Lemus
in being a young social justice activist,
I’m gonna try to keep advocating and adWith every new generation, these
more informed. They get more strategic
stand they need to take steps to change
the teachers’ contracts, so this kind of
cause “activism and social movements
discrimination doesn’t happen again to
positive change in private institutions like
They acknowledge their actions are just a
connects you to other people with shared
Teachers like Mr. Danforth and Ms.
are the moral compass of implementing schools.” He says, “Having that spark which
another Paul Danforth or Michelle Beattie. first step in a bigger and longer fight.
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Together For Pride Seattle Pride Goes Virtual, June 26-28 This year’s Pride celebration may not
Village—in which online attendees will
Pride and its sister organizations, Gender
“booths” in a virtual version of Seattle
include the signature parade, but Seattle Justice League and Seattle PrideFest, are joining forces to produce Together for
Pride—a virtual Pride weekend which will
be able to visit a wide variety of vendor Pride in the Park (formerly known as the Volunteer Park Pride Festival).
The jam-packed day of LGBTQIA+ fun
surely be one to remember.
also includes virtual performances by the
celebration will bring together elements
Pride in the Park.
The three-day (June 26–28)
from the organizations’ respective
musical acts originally slated for Seattle
will be Washington artist and radical
Pride—to create a weekend of free virtual
Eagle Scout. Other fan favorites will
fun and interactive online experiences at TogetherForPride.org.
For each of the three days, one
organization is taking the lead in
indigenous queer feminist, Black Belt
Anne Johnson & The Hidogs.
Following the Virtual Pride programs,
PrideFest, Saturday; and Seattle Pride,
Parades with a special retrospective of
offer a full schedule of program tracks, and featured sessions within each. Seattle Pride’s programming will
to relive the pageantry of Seattle Pride
Pride’s Official TV Partner KIRO 7 on-air and online at 11:30 p.m.
Faces, One Pride theme—Speakers,
support,” said Seattle Pride Board
Q&A/Interactive. The programming will be a mix of live and recorded 20- and 40-minute sessions—as well as brief
especially grateful for their continued
partners and vendors are showing up when we need it most.”
attendees will be encouraged to order
SeattlePride.org. Also be sure to follow
In addition to the program sessions,
Sunday will also feature a Virtual Vendor 32 Seattle Pride Magazine
Performances from Seattle’s favorite Drag Queens & Kings
Speaker Ori Turner presents “Intersex is Awesome”
Kids Storytime with the Tooth Fairy from Delta Dental of Washington
Speaker Monserrat Padilla addresses immigrant and refugee communities
Interview with historian about Vashon Island’s LGBTQIA+ history
For more information and the
latest updates to the list of featured
food from a queer-owned business.
Seattle Sounders youth soccer clinic featuring Brad Evans
President Alex Ruble. “Our sponsors,
intermissions between each session and a mid-day lunch break during which
“In a year when our sponsors are
hugely impacted by COVID-19, we are
Activities & Activism, Performance and
Speaker Katie Hultquist from OutRight International discusses the impact of COVID-19 on LGBTQIA+ communities
past parade highlights hosted by Seattle
culminate the three days with four
program tracks supporting its Many
Moon Royalty, Latinrose, and Stephanie
attendees are invited later that evening
Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Each day will
Interview with student activists from Kennedy Catholic High School
include CarLarans, Chong the Nomad, Fly
developing engaging program
offerings—Trans Pride will curate Friday;
Headlining the musical performances
festivities—Seattle Pride Parade, Seattle Pride in the Park, PrideFest and Trans
At press time the sessions were in the process of being planned, but here’s a sampling of the early confirmed sessions with something for everyone:
speakers, performers and more, visit
Seattle Pride on Facebook and Instagram at @SeattlePride, and on Twitter at @OurSeattlePride.
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The Show Must Go On! Seattle Pride’s annual celebration of queer arts, music, performance and culture—Seattle Pride in the Park—is going virtual this year, because the show must go on!
Black Belt Eagle Scout
This year the musical performances will be a highlight of the third day of the Virtual Pride weekend, hosted by Seattle Pride.
debut album, Mother of My Children,
The music lineup, which celebrates LGBTQIA+ arts, features nationally recognized local artists. The festival will feature popular drag queen Betty Wetter, KEXP’s Marco Collins, and DJ Penny Wide Pupils—and will be headlined by Washington artist and radical indigenous queer feminist, Black Belt Eagle Scout.
The squalling guitar anthems of Mother
For more information and the latest updates to the list of featured speakers, performers and more, visit SeattlePride.org. Also be sure to follow Seattle Pride on Facebook and Instagram at @SeattlePride, and on Twitter at @OurSeattlePride.
Reservation in Northwest Washington,
Black Belt Eagle Scout’s Katherine Paul has been heralded as a favorite new musician by the likes of NPR Music, Stereogum, and Paste, and whose
was named “Best Rock Album of 2018”
by Pitchfork and garnered further praise from FADER, Under The Radar and more. of My Children are replaced in her
second album At the Party With My Brown Friends, with delicate vocal and soft
keys, sentiments spoken and unspoken, presenting something shadowing and
unsettling: a stirring of the waters. Having grown up on the Swinomish Indian
Black Belt Eagle Scout reimagines the
best things that the Pacific Northwest has to offer through an unmistakably
queer and indigenous perspective. Black
Belt Eagle Scout is expected to deliver an unforgettable performance.
The highly anticipated musical lineup also includes:
Chong the Nomad
Fly Moon Royalty
soul and hip-hop artist who
positions, Seattle electronic
and soul of blues and R&B,
in all she does musically.
CarLarans is an electro-
believes in using the human voice as a weapon for good is kicking down the door of
bigotry and racism to help create a space for QTPoC.
In each of her distinct commusic producer, Chong the
Nomad, unleashes storms of song that embody both the
delicate raindrop striking the
single tree leaf and the looming clouds that burst and quench an entire forest.
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Bleeding with all the heart the duo combines the
contemporary aesthetics of
modern-day electronica and hip-hop. The collaboration
of the Seattle-based duo is a
perfectly fitting contradiction.
Latinrose expresses her roots Latinrose has been singing
and songwriting in the Seattle hip-hop scene since she was
a teen and has had the honor to be on 15 albums, and has
performed at almost all of the venues in Seattle.
Celebrate love and
Stephanie Anne Johnson
Johnson is the front person for
Tacoma-based band, The Hidogs. Her music is rooted in all thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s
American, expresses the pain of the past, the roots of the down home, and the hope that hard work will lead to proper reward.
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13 Youth & Family
12 Trans & Gender Expansive
11 Support Groups & Life Skills
10 Subst.ance Abuse
9 Res.ources & Education
5 Health & Wellness
4 Food, Clothing, & Services
2 Dom. Violence & Sexual Assault
Our mission has always been to connect folks to our history and community, and now we’re adding services. The Seattle area has tons of resources for LGBTQIA+ folks from food and housing services to support groups and leadership development. inQUEERy will be updated quartely, but you can check out our website for the most current information, including more resources.
ADWAS (Deaf women’s abuse) Seattle
Aging with Pride
AHAT (AIDS housing)
AIDS Project of the Deaf
Alliance of People with disAbilities
Attain Housing Suppers
Bothell Community Kitchen
Cascade AIDS Project
Cedar River Clinics
Center for MultiCultural Health Seattle
DAWN (domestic abuse)
DESC (emergency services)
Elizabeth Gregory Home
Family Equality Council
Friends of Youth
GLSEN - Washington
GSBA (business directory)
HEYO (youth health)
Ingersoll Gender Center
Lavender Rights Project
NCSF (sexual freedom)
Seattle Pride’s Resource Guide
Don’t see your organization listed here? Need to update your contact information? Offering new services? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll hook you up!
New BoyZ Club
NOW (women’s org)
NQTTCN (QTPOC therapists)
NW Network (domestic violence)
Oasis Youth Center
Out of the Closet Thrift Store
OUT There Adventures
OutRight Action International
PFLAG - Seattle
Pike Market Food Bank
Planned Parenthood - PNW
POCAAN (POC against AIDS)
ROOTS (young adult shelter)
S.I.S.T.E.R. (sex therapist)
Seattle Counseling Service
Seattle Indian Center
Seattle Pride // Seattle Out & Proud
Seattle Prime Timers
Solid Ground: Broadview
Sound Mental Health
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church
The Trevor Project (suicide hotline)
Trans Lifeline (trans hotline)
Transform Burien Outreach
YAES (young adult shelter)
YNHS (health services)
Youth Eastside Services
YWCA of Seattle/King County
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