About Gay City
Gay City is the definitive hub for LGBTQ individuals seeking affirming and responsive resources, wellness, and community.
Gay City: Seattle’s LGBTQ Center cultivates access and connections to promote self-determination, liberation and joy in our communities.
Gay City shows up. We lean into our responsibility to address critical issues affecting LGBTQ people. Gay City advocates for the whole person.
Gay City is committed to creating more opportunities for all LGTBQ people to receive services, resources, engage in community and in the Arts. To do that, we’re committed to building accessibility.
We recognize that our community members are multifaceted, with overlapping and intersecting identities. We seek to honor our interdependent identities in all our services and programming. We also recognize that LGBTQ communities face multiple and intersecting forms of structural oppression. We are committed to honoring those truths in all that we do.
Sex and Body Positivity
Gay City values all bodies and consensual sexuality. We defer judgment when people seek support or share their diverse stories and invest in people’s self-determination.
Gay City takes community seriously. We act in service of people’s daily needs, and towards our greater liberation, as they are not separate. We know the power of community and take great care in building it for today and generations to come.
Gay City sees transparency being key in creating equitable outcomes and getting people what they need to be successful. We have established policies, procedures, and practices with the intent to be clear and open with the communities we serve.
Gay City celebrates more than 25 years of building resilience and joy in our LGBTQ communities.
In 1995, a group of community activists launched Gay City with a bold vision of building a community stronger than HIV while centering queer voices. This mission evolved in the 2000s when the organization introduced its Wellness Center, Arts Programs, and established a physical space where all LGBTQ people could be themselves.
Today, Gay City remains the leading HIV/STI tester in King County, home to several LGBTQ-affirming services, and provides access to several diverse resources. The organization is also an active force in queer youth engagement and provides LGBTQ-centered trainings that address the needs of the most marginalized people within our community.
As we look to the future, we see a new LGBTQ center on Capitol Hill with expanded services, a larger affirming space, and so much more for our community to enjoy.
- Improve the tools, resources, and information that Gay City Staff and Board of Directors have.
- Increase engagement with LGBTQ communities and strengthen relationships with supporters.
- Improve access and create a more interconnected user experience.
Gay City hosts more than ten services supporting the LGBTQ community and its various intersections. View some of the leading programs below.
Each program centers on the social determinants of health (SDOH).
Every year, we galvanize an audience for queer arts, foster the development of LGBTQ artists and works, and facilitate accessible artistic excellence.
Our communications department supports the promotion of LGBTQ+ events and activities, and connects media to Gay City and other LGBTQ+ agencies.
HEALTHCARE NAVIGATION & INSURANCE
Schedule an appointment with our multilingual health navigators.
We can help you access PrEP (whether insured or not) and assistance to pay for the medication.
With assistance from our warm, affirming peer advocates, we will connect you to the resources you need.
Interested in getting involved with Gay City? Volunteer today for an experience that allows you to create change in your community.
Our Wellness Center is the leading HIV/STI clinic in King County. Meet with our affirming testers today confidentially or anonymously.
We promote protective factors that support the development and self-determination of LGBTQ youth.
Gay City: Seattle’s LGBTQ Center
400 E. Pine St #100
Seattle, WA 98122