#BlackHistoryMonth: LGBTQ+ Black-Led Orgs Making History Now

To honor #BlackHistoryMonth, we are lifting up stories of LGBTQ+ Black-led organizations making history now in the Northwest. Throughout February, we’ll be sharing stories on our Facebook and Twitter featuring Black LGBTQ+ leaders and organizations making history in the Northwest through their incredible work serving Black LGBTQ+ communities locally. #GranteeSpotlight: Based in Seattle-Tacoma, Lavender Rights

Focusing on the Forest

Perhaps like you, I have been spending my days and nights focused on the current moment—responding, reacting, holding, breathing all the horrors we are witness to.   But I am fighting the tendency to direct my attention only on the trees in front of me and instead continually bring the forest into focus too. When I

Creativity + Fierce Determination

This is not our community’s first health crisis.   What we learned during the AIDS crisis—and have proven time and time again ever since—is that when our communities need us, we show up to support one another even when no one else will.   This value and practice is at the heart of Pride Foundation’s Crisis

Opening Doors for LGBTQ+ Latinx Students

Growing up in rural Yakima Valley in Central Washington, Kris Gonzalez remembers her father and his family working in fields cutting turnips, asparagus, grapes, and the toll this labor took on them. “My grandparents were immigrants from Mexico who faced a lot of hardships. Growing up, there were a lot of doors that were not

Our Word is Our Bond

“In Samoa, oral tradition and storytelling is the fabric of our culture. Before colonization, we passed down our history through song, oration, and acknowledgements from generation to generation,” explains Manumalo Ala’ilima, co-chair of United Territories of Paci c Islanders Alliance Portland (UTOPIA PDX), an all-volunteer organization that provides sacred spaces for Queer and Trans Paci

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