About Gay City


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.

Our Mission

Promoting wellness in LGBTQ Communities by providing health services, connecting people to resources, fostering arts, and building community.

Our Commitment to Accessibility

It is important to us at Gay City that everyone is able to access our space and the events and resources that we create for the community. On this page you can learn how you can help keep our space accessible to all and you can find detailed information about our space so you can be clear as possible around the limitations of our space and plan accordingly. If you have an access concern not addressed here, please feel free to contact us.

Contact Us

Gay City Health Project
517 E Pike Street
Seattle, WA 98122

ph: 206-860-6969
fax: 206-860-0195
email: info@gaycity.org

Get In Touch

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General Contact

If you’re trying to reach out to us for a specific reason, please use one of these email address:

For anything involving our art shows or arts program.

For media contacts and promotion requests.

To schedule an appointment with one of our insurance navigators.

To schedule an appointment to get an orca lift card.

For questions about and to discuss eligibility for our PrEP clinic.

For anything involving our youth program.

For anything involving our Wellness Center and HIV/STI testing program.

For interest in becoming a volunteer or learning more about volunteer opportunities.

For all other issues.

Our Board

Chair: Whitney Thoren, Change Agent, Whitums Consulting
Secretary: Brian Davis, Writer, The Backlot
Treasurer: Paul Firuz, Attorney, Kutscher, Hereford, Bertram and Burkhart Law

Christopher Peguero, Environmental Equity Advisor, Seattle City Light
Robert Homchick, Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
Andrea Lim, Arts Administrator
Dominick Minotti, MS, MD, MPH, Retired, Clinical Professor, UW School of Medicine
Imani Sims, Educator and Artist
Fred Swanson, MA (ex-officio), Executive Director, Gay City Health Project
Davey Wilkes, Consultant, Organizational Growth and Development.

Medical Director: Joanne Stekler, MD, MPH Associate Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases, Harborview Medical Center

Our Staff


Emmett Stanfield (they/them)
PrEP Case Manager
206-388-1710 / emmett@gaycity.org

Fred Swanson (he/him)
Executive Director
206-388-1702 / fred@gaycity.org

Garfield Hillson (he/him)
Volunteer and HR Manager
206-486-1411 / garfield@gaycity.org

Howard Kwong (he/him)
HIV/STI Tester & Bathhouse Coordinator
206-322-6793 / howard@gaycity.org

Kathy Ulrich (she/her)
Development Director
206-388-1711 / kathy@gaycity.org

Lark Ballinger (they/them)
PrEP Services Manager
206-486-1410 / lark@gaycity.org

Lector Morales (he/him)
Offsite Testing Manager & HIV/STI Tester
206-388-1705/ lector@gaycity.org

Luis Viquez (he/him)
Outreach Manager
206-388-1706 / luis@gaycity.org

Maisha Manson (they/them)
Youth Program and Resources Coordinator
206-388-1703 / maisha@gaycity.org

Noah Frank (he/him)
HIV/STI Tester
206-388-1709 / noah@gaycity.org

Tara Hardy (she/her)
Arts Director
206-388-1712 / tara@gaycity.org

Tobi Hill-Meyer (she/her)
Communications Director
206-860-9232 / tobi@gaycity.org

Tony Froehlich (he/him)

Yahaira Arenas (she/her)
Onsite Testing Manager
206-388-1708 / yahaira@gaycity.org

Contact Us

Gay City Health Project

517 E Pike Street

Seattle, WA 98122

ph: 206-860-6969

fax: 206-860-0195

email: info@gaycity.org

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