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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 Tips

Guest: 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 Users

Guest: Jesse Rawlins, YES to SCS

Learn about ways to support people who use substances, including:

  • Safe Supply
  • Safe Consumption Spaces (Injection Sites)
  • Housing
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Tenant Rights

Guest: Daniel Ediger, Northwest Justice Project & Washington Law Help

Learn about Tenant Rights in light of COVID-19.

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Resources for Homeless LGBTQ Youth

Guest: 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.

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Resources for Sex Workers

Guest: 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.

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Survivors of Violence

Guest: 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.

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Contact us about Queer Community Conversations at or (206) 860-6969.

For additional resources not listed, please contact our Resource Center at or (206) 323-LGBT.