Gay City: Seattle's LGBTQ Center promotes wellness in LGBTQ communities by providing health services, connecting people to resources, fostering arts, and building community. Gay City is the leading provider of HIV and STI testing in King County.


Statement Against Violence

We at Gay City are outraged and saddened by the brutality and loss of life in Orlando, and stand with all of our LGBTQ and allied friends, chosen and biological family, and colleagues who are in mourning after this senseless tragedy. We stand with the LGBTQ Latino/a community who were targeted as friends celebrated Noche Latina in Orlando last night, and with the American Muslim community who have also stood by us to condemn hate and violence. We live in a country that continues to be unsafe for far too many LGBTQ people, and we will continue to work in community with other leaders and allies to create a society that will not tolerate hate and violence.

Fred Swanson, Executive Director

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Gay City: Seattle's LGBTQ Center

Welcome to Gay City, an organization where our staff and volunteers, our programs and services, and our drive and spirit reflect the resilience and power of Seattle’s many LGBTQ communities. Gay City's Wellness Center, our LGBTQ Resource & Referral Program, our Gay City Volunteer Crew, and Gay City Arts all provide multiple ways for our community to gather, connect, find voice and serve. Gay City is an organization that listens and responds, and that continues to evolve. We are a destination for the LGBTQ community to grow and thrive. Gay City is Seattle’s LGBTQ Center.

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Pride 2016

Gay City has an action packed Pride Month, filled with festivals, parties, picnics, and parades. We're proud to be sponsors, once again, for both Seattle PrideFest, both the Capitol Hill and Seattle Center versions. We'll also be at South Park Pride, Pride Asia, Seattle Dyke March, and Trans* Pride. Get the scoop on all things Pride here at Gay City on our handy Pride page.

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Jun 23 - Sep 8 / 6pm

Manifest your true performance persona and generate new work! Are you looking to harness your stage voice and embody your performance persona? Mirrored: A Queer Performance class for both emerging and seasoned poets and writers, facilitators Imani Sims and Anastacia Renee will help you leap out of your comfort zone using writing, body movement, performance art, music and your own creativity as a conduit for polished performance poetry. Whether you are a musician, dancer, performance artist, poet, or curious, in this 12 week class, we promise to challenge you to take risks and mirror your own excellence.

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End AIDS Washington

With new advancements in HIV detection, prevention, and treatment, we’ve reached an important new moment in the fight against HIV. Getting insured, getting tested, getting PrEP, and getting treatment are great ways to help stop the spread of HIV. Together, we can end the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Washington.

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