About Gay City

Gay City: Seattle’s LGBTQ Center promotes wellness in LGBTQ communities by providing health services, connecting people to resources, fostering arts, and building community.

In 2018, we expanded our support into each of our programs and welcomed in diverse and multilingual staff who reflect more of the intersections of our clients.

We are grateful to report on another year of excellence that is all thanks to a diligent staff, passionate volunteers, collaborative work with partners to advocate for our LGBTQ+ communities, and support from major community supporters. To learn more about gay City, subscribe to our
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Our Leading Programs

Additional Programs include the following:

  • Arts Economic Leadership Development Workshops
  • ORCA LIFT Card Registration
  • Healthcare Enrollment & Navigation Services (Open to people of all genders)
  • Member of the Trans Economic Empowerment (TEEC) Programs
  • PrEP Enrollment and Financial Navigation Services
  • Tobacco/Vaping/Marijuana Cessation Programs
  • Training & Workshop Facilitation (including LGBTQ-related, foster care, youth-related awareness workshops)

Gay City Arts


  • All of our Gay City Arts productions included trans and gender non-conforming
  • Nearly all of the shows (93%) involved Femmes, Cis women & Trans women
  • 85% of the shows were directed by People of Color
  • Nearly half of the performers in our shows were individuals with disAbilities

Michael C. Weidemann LGBTQ Library and Resource and Referral Center


 

1,700+ clients

connected to resources from staff in the Resource and Referral Center.

  • Home of the largest LGBTQ Library in the Pacific Northwest
  • The LGBTQ library features more than 8,000 books

Space Rentals



We offered three rental spaces in 2018, which we consolidated in 2019 for the expansion of the LGBTQ library:

  • Calamus Auditorium
  • Large Conference Room
  • Michael P. Henson Conference Room
  • 15 community groups used Gay City’s rental spaces
  • 7 groups used rental spaces weekly or monthly

Wellness Center


 

Nearly 5,000 clients

tested by Gay City staff



  • Gay City remains the leading HIV/STI tester in King County
  • Nearly 40% of the women we serve identify as transwomen
  • Nearly 70% of our PrEP clients identify as People of Color
  • Assisting more than 100 houseless (homeless) individuals

Financials


 

Special Thanks


Thanks to the support of the following individuals, Gay City: Seattle’s LGBTQ Center remains the community center for all members of the LGBTQ communities. Our hope is to see our LGBTQ communities free of health disparities, marginalization and oppression as we promotes wellness and provides access to several health services.

 

Individual Donors

Aaron Alhadeff
Aaron Kratzer
Aaron McCartney
Adam Vance
Adel Assaad
Aditya Dash
Adriaan Dippenaar
Adrian Gonzales
Adriene de Leuw
AJ Epstein
Aja Peters-Mason Szumylo & Dean-Lorenz Micola Szumylo
Alan Hensley
Alcie Arora
Alesia Slack
Alex Merk
Alex Tam
Alexander Manetas
Alicia Pucci
Alissa Tyka
Allan Nevala
Alma Baker
Alter Pfingsten
Aly Arismendy
Amy Gillespie
Amy Hirotaka
Andie DeRoux
Andre Da
Andrea Kang
Andreas Gouw
Andrew Clokey
Andrew Damis
Andrew Heckle
Andrew Kertesz
Andrew LaBadie
Andrew McCarthy
Andrew Minzghor
Andrew Peacock
Andrew Valez
Andrew Wilkes
Andy McKim
Anil Motupalli
Ann & Christopher Huston
Ann Jones
Ann McGettigan
Anna Armstrong
Anthony Dorado
Anthony Potter
Antoine Jones
April Brandt
Arianna Fisher
Ariel Glassman
Arleen Winslow
Arthur Godwin
Arthur Kuniyuki
Arthur Lewy & Bria Chakofsky-Lewy
Arthur Padilla
Arya Monson
Atlas Saunders
Austin Tippit
Ayman Abdo
Barbara Pritchard
Barry Eshelman
Barry Spector
Bashar Tawfeeq
Ben Crawley
Ben Hu
Ben McCarthy
Ben Yisrael
Benjamin Housen
Benjamin Kerner
Benjamin Smith
Betty Chen
Bianca De Vita
Bill Devereaux
Bill Essick
Blake Elmowitz
Bradley Mayer
Brandon Chun
Brandon Kallmes
Brandon Livanos
Brandon McNeely
Brandy Jackson
Brantley Underwood
Brendan & Christian Patrick
Bretta Fogerty
Brian Braden
Brian Davis
Brian Egger
Brian Landau
Brian Waiblinger
Briand Sanderson
Brittany Williams
Brittney Geleynse
Bruce Felt
Bryan Adamson
Bryan Almond
Bryan Hilmer
Bryce Berndt
Bryn Nelson
Byron Joyner
Calvin Fries
Cameron Corley
Cameron Smith
Campbell Risdon
Capulet Poehner
Carlos Motta
Carlos Perez
Carlos Rodriguez
Caro Johnson
Caroline Catlin
Carolyn Barton
Carolyn Clay
Casey Peel
Cassandra Jackson
Catherine Hillenbrand
Catherine Sullivan
Cathy Mcintosh
CE Jackson
Chad Tibbits
Charles Bowen
Charles Cardinaux
Charles Gregor
Chelsea Larson
Cheryl Ellsworth
Cheryl Marland
Chip Ragen
Cho Chung
Chris Kent
Chris Moxon
Christian Stein
Christoph Wimmer
Christopher Colella
Christopher Freeman
Christopher Gao
Christopher Heitkemper
Christopher Howe
Christopher Keyser
Christopher Koehler
Christopher Luz
Christopher Novak
Christopher Peguero
Christopher Philbrick
Christopher Wimmer
Cian Hayes
Cindy Huang
Clara Hsieh
Clark Ly
Cliff Olmsted
Cody Chapin
Cole Moore
Colin Fieuds
Colin Jacob
Collin Powers
Connie Clark-Redmond
Corey Gutch
Corey Rodriguez
Corina Kolbe
Corinne Curcie
Cory Johnson
Courtney Neubauer
Craig Williams
Crystal Beal
Crystal Carrillo
Crystal Hanscom
Cuca Pasillas
Cynthia Huffman & Ray Heacox
Dale O’Quinn
Dale Rhodes
Dan Southwick
Dana Goddard
Daniel Alan Nye
Daniel Clark
Daniel Evans
Daniel Gandara
Daniel Meraz
Daniel Miller
Daniel Nadig
Daniel Nye
Daniel Rivas
Daniel Sparler
Danielle Brinkley
Danny Farmer
Darby Allen
Dave Horn
Davey Wilkes & Yasmin Mudah
David Balatero
David Bayard
David Brooks
David Ferguson
David Flood
David Gramling
David Johnson
David Kaplan
David Larkin
David Medina
David Parker
David Pritchard
David Richardson
David Salove
David Seater
David Tetsuo
David Witting
Davida Ingram
Dawn Frivold
Dean Ishiki
Debrena Jackson Gandy
Dennis Kelly
Dennis McCarthy
Dennis Torres
Derek Leung
Derek Mullen
Derek Smith
Derek Weider
Desiree Glaser
Devon Ohab
Dhawal Goradia
Diana Vinh
Dollviola Eldred
Dominick Dantona
Dominick Minotti
Donna Galiguis
Donna Gathany
Doug Hunley
Douglas Naylor
Drew Lienau
Dustin Allin
Dustin Fichter
Dustin Marsh
D.W. Holden Knecht
Ed Chase
Ed Leman
Edward Ferguson
Elana Okrent
Eldon & Dolores Swanson
Eleanore Humphries
Elias Haeick
Elise Kreinbring
Elissa Torgeson
Elizabeth Garfield
Elizabeth Harvey
Elizabeth Mitchell
Emilia Parrott
Emily Bryan
Emily Perchlik
Emily White
Emma Moreno
Eric Aker
Eric Damiana
Eric Gehner
Eric Houston
Erik Blood
Erik Molano
Ernest Ayers
Erwin Saenz
Ethan Gulliford
Eugene Hastey
Evan Sheppard
Evelyn DeHais
Eyva Winet
Felix Chang
Fernando Sanchez
Francis Brown
Frank Klingbeil
Fred Swanson & Adam Diamond
Gabriel (Galo) Corvera Ortiz
Gagandeep Singh
Gail Broder
Garry Brown
Gary Davis & Rod Shutt
Gary Kaplan
Gary Selby
Gary Szeredy
Gary Zimmermann
Gavin McDougall
Geeta Sood
Genesis James
Geoffrey Prentiss
George Brooks
George Pieper
Ginna Bentley
Glenn Wisegarver
Greg Brisendine
Greg Gibson
Greg Lyle-Newton
Greg McKnight
Gregory Conn
Gregory D’Elia
Gregory Mangum
Gregory Nettleton
Griff Tester
Gunner Scott
Gwendolyn Hart
Hannah Farmery
Hannah Hoose
Harold Baldwin
Hayden Korn
Hayden Lohman
Heather & Ken Kelley
Heather Dwyer
Herman Stekler
Herman Summers
Hoilly Event
Holly Schroeder
Holly Waits
Howard Kwong & Drew Lineau
Hunter Duryee
Ian Anderson
Ian Guenther
Ira Hyman
Iris Carrera
J.D. Fugate
Jackson Chu
Jackson Schmidt
Jaclyn Martin
Jacob Blackmon
Jake Lee
James Dalton
James Dykes & Patrick Lynch
James Jackson
James Mosingo
James Myhre
James Williams
Jamie Lee
Jamie Prins
Jan Michael San Pedro
Jana Cuneo
Jane Levine
Janell Jordan
Janine Jordan
Janna Cuneo
Jared Keirn
Jasmine Bowie
Jason Bergevin
Jason Brooks
Jason Carrion
Jason Eastman
Jason Franklym
Jason Plourde
Jay Petterson
Jedediah Albritton
Jeff Amyx
Jeff Hazelton
Jeffrey Bailey
Jeffrey Duerr
Jeffrey King
Jeffrey Schoner
Jeffrey Schouten
Jen Katheiser
Jenna Rasmussen
Jenni Hurner
Jennifer Burke
Jennifer Diamond
Jenny Lowery
Jenny Scroggs
Jeremy Glover
Jeremy Linsley
Jerry DeGrieck
Jerry Watson
Jesse Smith
Jesse Todhunter
Jessica Bierhaus
Jessica Meier
Jesus Hernandez
Jia Gao
Jianqiao Han
Jillian Fields
Jim Lizardo
Joan Mensinger
Joanne Stekler
Joao Madureira
Jodi Sherwood
Joe Breuner
Joe Sigrist
Joe Yan
Joel Sisolak
John Goffney
John Harris
John Jones
John Meyer
John Schilling
John Slater
John Vesco
Jon Fabeck
Jon Michael
Jon Rosichelli
Jonathan Beyer
Jordan Jackson
Jordan Louie
Jose Demers
Jose Pena
Joseph Bear
Joseph Eder
Joseph Terteling
Josh Demers
Josh Freese
Joshua Hendrickson
Joshua Magallones
Jourdan Jackson
Joya Clark
Juan Lopez-Valquez
Julie Charette Nunn
Julie Mineard
Julio Cabrera
Justin Cavanaugh
Karen Jackson Forbes & William Forbes
Karen Johnson
Karter Booher
Kate Beck
Katelen Kellogg
Kathleen Armstrong
Kathleen Dowling
Kathy Ulrich
Kay Noel
Kazui Takahashi
Keith Tallon
Ken Cederstrand
Ken Freeman
Ken Latz
Ken Zinser
Kenneth Heikkila
Kenneth Minogue
Kenneth Zinser
Kenny Dominguez
Kenny Locke
Kent Johnson & Cody Blomberg
Kerri Miller
Kevin Collins
Kevin Grimes
Kevin Hockley
Kevin Raines
Kevin Wang
Kieran Daly
Kim Kruse
Kimberly Knabik
Kori Poon
Kris Miller
Kristanne Greco
Kristen Petersen-Motan
Kristin Wisegarver
Kristoffer Phoennix
Kyle Battisti
Kyle Brand
Kyle White
Kyran Qadri
Laira Brewer
Lance Brister
Lance Neely
Landon Rich
Lara Hodel
Larry Lowary
Laura Brewer
Laura Hamilton
Laurie Watkins
LaVerne Woods
Lawrence Lowary
Leah Montange
Leasa Mayer
Lee Damon
Lee Torres
Lee Wood
Leroy Chadwick
Liliana Eagan
Lindley Graham
Lindsay Ohab
Lisa Dobson
Lisa Marie Ottele
Lucy Tibbits
Luis Lopez & Matthew Golden
Lukas Anton Werner
Luke Anderson
Lynette Fernandes
Maarten Sap
Macland Nyaga
Maggie Lyon
Maggie Sharar
Maia Williams & Joy Nash
Mal Crisp
Malorie Kennedy
Mansoor Ahmed
Marc Gilmartin
Marco Abbruzzese
Marcy Pareira
Marcy Rodenborn
Margaret Bovingdon
Margaret Murphree
Margaret Singer
Maria Anderson
Mark Brantley
Mark Greenwald
Mark McClung & Jason Hennessey
Mark McKelvey
Mark Stoner
Mark Taiani
Mark Wagman
Markeith Wiley
Marsha Botzer
Marta Sivertsen
Mary Bennick
Mary Ireland
Mary Jane Hayes
Mary Lou Ireland
Mary McNair
MaryAnne Chadler
Maryellen Hearn
Marygrace Ohab
Mateo Chavez
Matiah Shaman
Matt & Polly Alexander
Matt Basta
Matt Buchan
Matt Solomon
Matt Woodley
Matthew & Ellen Trecha
Matthew Glenovich
Matthew McGuire
Matthew Polzin
Matthew Taillon
Meera Ajam
Megan Cook
Megan Garcia
Megan Garry
Megan Yount
Mel Yanos
Melanie Brock
Melinda Hews
Melissa Hall
Melvin Halstead
Melvin Tan
Merritt Green
Michael Allen
Michael Keller
Michael Kofford
Michael Melnick
Michael Scott
Michael Seiwerath
Michael Senkow
Michael Taylor-Judd
Michael Tobin
Michael Trumbly
Michael Weidemann
Michael Welke
Michael Wu
Michalel Senkow
Michelle Johns
Michelle Morrison
Michelle Traina
Miriam Swedlow
Mitchell Kristjanson
Molly Murphy
Molly Nixon
Monica Thomas
Monique Graziadei
Montana Kirol
Morgan Hansen
Morgan Masse
Moshe Shushan
Nancy Hanson
Natalie Garate
Nathan Brodell
Nathan Phillips
Nathan Rose
Nathan Turpen
Nathan Wilson
Nicholas Adolph
Nicholas Heer
Nicholas Rogerson
Nicholas Rounds
Nick Nussbaum
Nick Smith
Nicolas Rounds
Nicole Ballinger
Nina Mettler
Olivia Nielson
Omkar Chandgadkar
Othman Naji
P. Erik Oyco
Pam Kruse
Pamela Raphael
Pat Philbin
Patrick Cavins
Patrick Chew
Patrick Hart
Patrick LeQuere
Patrick Mauro
Paul Anderson
Paul Chavez
Paul Firuz
Paul Paladino
Pedro Perez
Peggy Pullen
Pennie Saum
Peter Berry
Peter Jabin
Peter Kirschenmann
Peter Lewis
Peter Mann-King
Peter Ricci
Peter Segall
Philip Robinson
Philip Rund
Phillip Chavira
Phillip Wohlsetter
Phillip Wolf
Phyllis Monson
R. Guthrie
R. Scott Watson
Rachael Brister & Sandy Turner
Rachael Crowther
Raleigh Watts
Randall Newell
Randy Saldinger & Kevin Kelley
Ray Austin
Rebecca Minkoff
Rebecca Morse
Renon Wood
Rev. Cory Johnson
Rev. Sharon Moe
Rex Himes
Rhonda Hartzell
Richard Cross
Richard Sipes
Rick Waldren
Rick Williams
Risa Kisler
Robert Adams
Robert Cahill
Robert Danek
Robert Frazier
Robert Homchick
Robert Koon
Robert Michael
Robert Mills
Robert Roe
Robert Sondheim
Roderick Brogan
Roger Nyhus
Roger Roffman
Rolando Castaneda
Ronald Watts
Ross Burnett
Roxanne Shepherd
Roy Hamrick
Rozarii Lynch
Russell Paul Simmons
Ryan DiCicco
Ryan Driscoll
Ryan Fernandes
Ryan Krumbholtz
Ryan Reed
Ryan Robertshaw
Ryan Wadleigh
Sally Eagan
Salvador Viesca
Samantha Tripoli
Sandra Lee Velasquez
Sara Porkalob
Sarah Fetter
Sarah Garcia
Sarah Pfister
Sarah Raider
Sarah Round
Sarah Shoemaker
Sarra Loew
Scott Coffey
Scott Comfort & Jeff Vandiver
Scott Goodner
Scott Watson & Gina Sucato
Sean Klosterman
Sean Sheffield
Shalimar Gonzales
Shannon Hayashibara
Shannon Patterson
Shari Moore
Sharon Moe
Shawn Samuel
Sheldon Izen
Sherry Eden
Stanley Harrison
Stephen & Lucy Brown
Stephen Peringer
Steve Austic
Steve Gunn
Steve Murphy
Steve Tillman
Steven Grice
Steven Sawyer
Susan Dodd
Tai Nguyen
Talia Kuykendall
Tarpedi Torregosa
Taylor Collyer
Ted Mah
Ted Pilot
Teresa Deveaux
Teri Hemmingson
Tha Win
Thi Nguyen
Thomas Crews
Thomas Day
Thomas Ortenzi
Tiffany Hutchings
Timothy Bardlavens
Timothy Burton
Timothy Deran
Tobi Hill-Meyer
Todd Paul
Tom Milewski
Tom Ortenzi
Tom Rasmussen
Tony Alan
Tony Froehlich
Tony Muller
Tracey Hilton
Tracy Brigham
Travis Folta
Travis Johnson
Travis Roderick
Tristan Harden
Troy Stewart & Charles Eveason
Troy Zehr
Tyler Washington
Valerie Stephens
Vanessa Ford
Victoria Kovacs
Wakefield
Walter Pfingsten
Wan-Lin Tsou
Wendi Walsh
Wendy Chaffey
Wesley Keller
Whit Carter
Whitney Fraser
Whitney Thoren & Irene Barber
William Hwang
William McKeithen
William Peterson
Wing Mui
Xinhe Ding
Yat Chung Wong
Zachary Stottsberry
Zachary Rubenstein
Zachary Shaiken
Zane Schietinger

 

 

Corporations

Adobe
Amerigroup Washington, Inc.
Arup Seattle
AT&T Employee Giving
Bottom Dwellers Scuba Club
Cafe Flora
City of Seattle
City of Seattle, Combined Charities
Costco UW Campaign
Double Down Interactive
Durok Council
Fidelity Brokerage
Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund
Fogon Mac, Inc
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Frontstream
Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Give With Liberty
GW Travel Enterprises
Hello Poster Show
IBM
IBM Employee Charitable Contribution Campaign
IBM Employee Services Center
Ignition Northwest
King County Employee Giving Program
KPMG
Kroger
Liberty Mutual
Linda’s Tavern
Lost Lake Lounge
mBar
Microsoft Alumni
Montucky Cold Snacks LLC
Motorola Solutions Foundation
Network for Good
Nordic Museum
On Demand Publishing
Osteria La Spiga
Palisade
Quarterly Secretary of State
Schwab Charitable
Seattle Bouldering Project
Seattle Storm
Sound Credit Union
Starbucks Coffee Company
State of Washington
Steamworks Baths
Target Corporation
The Cookie Counter
The Lumber Yard Bar
The Pike Brewing Company
The Scott Comfort Salon
TRUiST
Walgreens
Whitepages
Your Man Friday
YourCause, LLC

 

 

Foundations

Abbvie Employee Engagement Fund
AIDS Healthcare Foundation
Benevity
Brad Grauman Memorial Pride Fund
Charitable Adult Rides and Services
Freely Speaking Toastmasters
Lucky Seven Foundation for the Arts
Pacific Hospital PDA
PayPal Giving Fund
Pride Foundation
Pridefest
Rain Country Dance Association
Red Dress
Seattle Dyke March
Susan G Komen Foundation
The Bullitt Foundation
The Seattle Foundation
The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence
United Way of Bergen
United Way of King County
United Way of the Greater Triangle
Vashon World AIDS Day
Visually Speaking
Wells Fargo Foundation

 

Fiscal Sponsorships

Rain City Soccer Club
PlayThey
Gender Justice League