Queer Community Conversations
Queer and Trans folks are among the most impacted by COVID-19. We’re more likely to work in jobs that require us to be visible in the community and physically be present in the workplace.
Learn about concerns affecting our community in Washington State during COVID-19, share queer-affirming resources, and create a space for LGBTQ voices to be heard.
Stress & Coping TipsGuest: Somatic Healer Wendy Elisheva Somerson & Somatic Therapist Brooke Stepp
While our future within the pandemic seems endless, there are constructive ways to manage your stress and anxiety. Gain some insight from local Somatic Therapy experts in alleviating stresses in your life.
Supporting Substance UsersGuest: Jesse Rawlins, YES to SCS
Learn about ways to support people who use substances, including:
- Safe Supply
- Safe Consumption Spaces (Injection Sites)
Tenant RightsGuest: Daniel Ediger, Northwest Justice Project & Washington Law Help
Learn about Tenant Rights in light of COVID-19.
Resources for Homeless LGBTQ YouthGuest: Craig Gibson & Paris Chapman, YouthCare
As the support of homeless youth dwindles due to fears of contracting COVID-19, learn how YouthCare is supporting LGBTQ youth.
Resources for Sex WorkersGuest: Tepa and Isyss, U.T.O.P.I.A.
Sex workers are among the most impacted people by COVID-19. Between the outbreak and dangerous federal policies, sex workers require more resources to survive. Learn about the assistance that is available.
Survivors of ViolenceGuest: DeAnn Alcantara-Thompson, Ending Gender-Based Violence & Elena C. Galano, The Northwest Network
Reports from the Seattle Police Department show a 21% increase in domestic abuse at the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic, and stay-at-home orders have heightened concerns for survivors.
Learn about resources available to survivors of violence.