LGBTQ Organizations and Leaders Call to Defund the Police and Invest in Communities
Imagine if the billions of dollars in police budgets were channeled to community care instead. This week we joined 140 organizations in the LGBTQ movement to declare: We will not accept anything less than defunding the police and investing in communities.
An Open Letter From Seattle LGBTQ Organizational Leaders
Nationally and here in Seattle, Black LGBTQ movement leaders have been clear that in order to create communities that value Black lives, we must defund the police and invest in communities and the community care systems that we already have in place. We are writing to you collectively in solidarity with this demand.
Letter to Mayor Durkan
We are filled with anger and grief at the actions of your office and Seattle Police Department during the #JusticeForGeorgeFloyd protest in downtown Seattle on Saturday, May 30, 2020, and demand immediate accountability. With both protests and police violence continuing, we implore you to implement reforms today.
Gay City’s Operations Shift During COVID-19
In response to the latest coronavirus (COVID-19) health advisory, Gay City’s operations will be shifting starting Mar 10, until Tuesday, Mar. 31.
Celebrating 25 Queer Years: Gay City, Northwest Film Forum, and Three Dollar Bill Cinema Partner Throughout 2020
By drawing upon their shared heritage and commitment to Capitol Hill—Seattle’s historically queer neighborhood—these three community strongholds will elevate diverse media arts programs as a means of raising awareness about LGBTQ issues and supporting local queer and trans creators.
In Solidarity with the Black Lives Matter Movement
In light of the recent events, Gay City encourages everyone to support the Black Lives Matter Movement. Your involvement in the protests, voting at the polls, and donations can help advance the dismantling of systemic racism and violence.
LGBTQ Organizations Unite to Combat Racial Violence
This spring has been a stark and stinging reminder that racism, and its strategic objective, white supremacy, is as defining a characteristic of the American experience as those ideals upon which we claim to hold our democracy — justice, equality, liberty.
Open Letter About Coronavirus and the LGBTQ+ Communities
As the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) increases, many LGBTQ+ people are understandably concerned about how this virus may affect us and our communities. The undersigned want to remind all parties handling COVID-19 surveillance, response, treatment, and media coverage that LGBTQ+ communities are among those who are particularly vulnerable to the negative health effects of this virus.
Including LGBT Community Centers in Future Stimulus Packages
Gay City signs on to Centerlink’s letter asking Congress to expand the eligibility for nonprofits to participate in future stimulus packages.
Banning Flavored Vapes Alone Won’t Solve the Epidemic: The Need for Investment in Prevention, Education, and Cessation
The evidence is clear: teens and young adults in Washington believe that vaping is harmless. But dig a little deeper and the harm is evident.
Gov. Inslee collects $552 million annually from tobacco taxes and fees, proposes spending less than 1% on prevention efforts
To feed the State’s general fund with more than 99% of tobacco taxes and fees and ignore the epidemic of vaping among our youth is unconscionable.
Gay City: Seattle’s LGBTQ Center welcomes new community partner into the LGBTQ center
Our two organizations have a long history of successful collaboration on film projects, fundraisers and community events. Moving in together will increase our ability to work on joint projects, support LGBTQ film and art and create a dynamic and vibrant community hub at Gay City.