Rural View: GSAs in Unexpected Places

One of the most exciting developments of the past year or two is the rise of new Gay-Straight Alliances in small communities across the state. It seems that in rural Alaska the movement for LGBTQ equality is being led by young people who aren’t content to wait for things to get better in the future,

Montana Road Trip!

Just weeks into her position as the new Executive Director of Pride Foundation, Kris Hermanns takes her first official road trip to visit supporters and grantees in Montana. My time in Montana made it vividly clear to me why I choose to do this work. It also reaffirmed for me why Pride Foundation is committed

New Scholarship: “It’s All About Love”

Steve Parsons met Bill McKnight eighteen years ago and the friendship was instant. They met through what was then called Seattle AIDS Support Group (now Compassion & Choices of Washington), when they were both grieving the loss of people in their lives due to AIDS. Steve and Bill decided to meet up for coffee, to

MT Grantee Advocates for Local Equality Ordinance

Montana Human Rights Network is a leader in the statewide LGBTQ equality movement and a longtime grantee of Pride Foundation.  After unsuccessfully lobbying the legislature for decades to include sexual orientation and gender identity in the state’s Human Rights Act, the group has changed tactics, partnering with the ACLU of Montana to pass local non-discrimination

BREAKING: WA Senate passes Marriage Equality bill!

Hundreds of marriage equality supporters, some driving for hours to get to Olympia, filled the Washington State Senate Gallery Wednesday night to witness the critical Senate vote that brings Washington closer to marriage equality. Supporters were not disappointed. The bill passed in the Senate 28-21. “This is a huge win and historic day for all

Join Us: WA BIG Senate vote on marriage equality Wednesday

Join the Pride Foundation team and our partners at Washington United for Marriage in Olympia this Wednesday as we fill the Senate viewing gallery seats to cheer our legislators that believe in equality. Senate Vote on Marriage Equality Wednesday, February 1st NEW TIME: Arrive at 4pm (to avoid traffic), Session starts 6pm State Capitol Senate

Lesbian Cowgirl Musical in Portland

Famed acting teacher Stella Adler once referred to the theatre as “a place where people come to see the truth about life and the social situation”. BroadArts Theatre is doing just that with their new play, “Bunkin With You in the Afterlife”. Pride Foundation has always believed in funding the arts as a way to

IRS & Community Property for Same-Sex Couples in Washington

Join Pride Foundation and Lambda Legal for a community update on community property issues for same-sex couples in Washington State on February 6 in Seattle at Town Hall Seattle. Can’t make it? The program portion of the evening will be recorded and an audio file will be made available following the session. Be Prepared for

SnoGLOBE presents Snohomish County’s first LGBTQ Film Festival!

The one-day SnowGLOBE Eqaulity Alliance 2012 Winter Film Festival takes place Sunday, January 29 at Everett PUD Theatre starting at 1pm. The festival includes regional favorites like Drew Emery’s “InLaws & OutLaws” and a locally produced documentary featuring LGBTQ youth from Snohomish County. “We are excited to provide this opportunity to come together to celebrate

“My moms love each other so they should be able to get married”

Pride Foundation supporters Catherine Bachy, Peg Giffels and daughter Ariana started their Monday morning with a 6 a.m. drive from Seattle to Olympia to participate in hearings on SB 6239 – the Marriage Equality bill. As those prepared to testify at the Senate and House hearings were called at random, they didn’t know if they

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