Our Community’s Heartbreaking Loss

Pride Foundation has learned of extremely devastating news out of Montana. Two individuals from the Missoula transgender community, Jame Wallack and Sam Edelman, have died from suicide. The loss of a loved one is difficult to bear, and we feel a profound sense of loss along with our LGBTQ community partners and allies this week.

Our Resilience is Our Power

Last June, our community celebrated a landmark victory when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that same-sex couples had the constitutional right to marry. You, no doubt, remember that moment filled with joy and—perhaps on some level—disbelief. Yet in that moment we also knew that new and different legal threats would continue to emerge in our

Lessons from Ric Weiland’s Bequest

Join Pride Foundation and local Estate and Financial Professionals for our Estate Planning Workshop for Professional Advisors highlighting Ric Weiland’s bequest to the LGBTQ Movement Ric Weiland, one of Microsoft’s first five employees, passed away in 2006, leaving an unprecedented charitable gift to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community. His $65 million

Why I Have Hope

It’s hard to escape the feeling that we live in a fragile world. Every time I read the news, I brace myself. The increasing frequency of the acts of violence we are bearing witness to is overwhelming and devastating. In these moments of great uncertainty, our tendency is often to turn inward and build walls

Pride Foundation Announces 2015-2016 Community Grants Awards

2015/2016 PRIDE FOUNDATION COMMUNITY GRANTS [Click the state to see grants in that area.] ALASKA | IDAHO | MONTANA | OREGON | WASHINGTON   ALASKA: Alaskan AIDS Assistance Association (Four A’s) Location: Anchorage, AK Area Served: Juneau, AK Project Name: Four A’s Southeast Alaska HIV Prevention Project Population: General, Rural/Remote, HIV Alaskan AIDS Assistance Association

A Stable Place to Call Home

When Raphael Hartman was about to turn 18 years old, his life turned upside down. “My Mom had just lost her job, and we ended up getting evicted,” Raphael shared. “At first, we had somewhere to stay, but that didn’t work out for long. I don’t know why—all I know is that one night when

I Have the Right to Be Equal

Joy and relief. That’s what Damien felt as he was leaving this year’s Youth Leadership Summit, hosted by Identity—a statewide organization that’s advancing the rights of Alaska’s LGBT community. As a 16-year old transgender person living in Anchorage, Alaska, things haven’t always been easy for Damien. Social situations can sometimes be challenging, especially when he’s

Expanding Services to Improve LGBTQ Lives in Eastern Washington

“We recently worked with an HIV positive individual in Wenatchee who ran out of their medications,” said Gaye Weiss, the Executive Director of Spokane AIDS Network (SAN). “This person had recently moved, didn’t have access to services, and was not yet on the state program. Thanks to a recent grant from Pride Foundation, we were

How We Lead in These Times

Earlier this month, I had the privilege of speaking at a Women’s Funding Alliance Town Hall event alongside Alicia Garza, a co-founder of the #BlackLivesMatter network. The topic: what bold and inclusive feminist leadership means and looks like today. While preparing my remarks for the event, I reflected on what leadership looks like for me

A Big Little Play

Few stories are able to capture the complexity and nuance of what it means to navigate the intersection of being black and gay. Yet that’s exactly what Intiman Theatre’s production of Bootycandy does. While the play reflects the path and story of one man named Sutter, it is also telling a broader story about how

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