Gay City's mission is to promote wellness in LGBT communities by providing health services, connecting people to resources, fostering arts and building community. Learn about our featured programs below or explore by clicking on the menu items to the right.
Part of building a healthy community is connecting LGBT people to the incredible resources available in Seattle and beyond. Gay City manages Seattle's LGBT Resource and Referral Service, which provided more than 1,800 referrals last year. Gay City also provides drop in service referrals as part of the LGBT Resource and Referral Service at the Michael C. Weidemann LGBT Library.
Gay City Arts
Art is the voice, spirit and conscience of every community and is a vital tool for community reflection, dialogue and pride. Through Gay City Arts, Gay City collaborates with local LGBT artists to galvanize an audience for queer arts, foster the development of LGBT artists, and facilitate artistic excellence that is accessible, including the promotion of new works. Gay City Arts is committed to presenting challenging, dynamic and excellent queer art across a wide range of disciplines, including theater, music, dance, film, spoken word, literary and visual arts.
Gay City Volunteer Crew
At Gay City, your Volunteer Crew experience has real, tangible results. Whether helping to produce Gay City annual events or lending a hand in our office or Wellness Center, you'll see the impact that you're making. You’ll be able to make real choices about events, bring in your own personal experiences and points of view, and help to create programs that really speak to you and your community.
You control your level of time, commitment and involvement. So jump on in and experience the fun, challenge, and excitement of volunteering at Gay City.
Gay City is the leading provider of free HIV and STI testing and counseling in King County, operating in English and Spanish six days a week. We provided nearly 2,500 HIV tests last year, reaching a record number of gay, bi, and trans men who have sex with men. We continue to reach historically marginalized, underserved, or high risk populations: 40% of those tested last year are men of color, 41% are age 30 or under, 11% tested for the first time, and over one-third are uninsured.
Michael C Weidemann LGBT Library at Gay City
The Michael C Weidemann LGBT Library at Gay City has a collection of more than 6,000 books that cover a wide range of LGBT topics. Books, CDs and DVDs are donated by community members, and can be checked out by community members for free with a valid ID. The library is staffed by volunteers, who are available for everything from answering a simple resource question to helping you pick out just the right book to read.