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🌈 Seattle’s LGBTQ+ Center Welcomes New Executive Director! 🌈

We are thrilled to introduce our new Executive Director Nakita Venus (they/them) at Seattle’s LGBTQ+ Center, the definitive hub for LGBTQ+ individuals in King County seeking affirming and responsive resources, wellness, and community. As we step into an exciting new...

Our Search for Our Next Executive Director

Dear friends, After serving in their roles as a transition team and stewarding the Center into a new space and a new era of expanded programming, Co-Executive Directors Bekah Telew (She/They) and Kai Horton (They/Them) announce their upcoming departures from...

Tell Seattle City Council to Fund Accessibility Improvements at The AMP: AIDS Memorial Pathway

Update: The Seattle City Council approved the $50,000 budget allocation for accessibility improvements to The AMP, so stay tuned for updates on how that funding is utilized! Thank you so much to all supporters of The AIDS Memorial Pathway for your advocacy. ---...

Gay City: Seattle’s LGBTQ Center to Search for New Leadership

After more than 20 years, Executive Director Fred Swanson to leave his position SEATTLE, WA (January 31, 2022) –  Gay City’s Board of Directors announced Executive Director Fred Swanson is stepping down from his position after more than two decades. Fred will remain...


Stop Asian Hate

In memory of Xiaojie Tan, Daoyou Feng, Julie Park, Hyeon Jeong Park, Delaina Ashley Yaun, Paul Andre Michels, and others. Gay City: Seattle’s LGBTQ Center calls the March 16 shootings in Atlanta what they are: acts of white racist terrorism.

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Equality Act Passes in House with Strong Bipartisan Support

Gay City: Seattle’s LGBTQ Center applauds the U.S. House of Representatives quick passage today of the Equality Act, a landmark federal law that would protect LGBTQ Americans in virtually all areas of daily life.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Celebrating 25 Queer Years: Gay City, Northwest Film Forum, and Three Dollar Bill Cinema Partner Throughout 2021

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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