“I’ll Never Take the Rainbow Flag Down Again”

As an HIV-positive, Latino gay man, I moved to rural Clarkston, Washington for nursing school and immediately felt the need to hide myself. I took the rainbow flag off of my car, and I toned down my personality—a little less flamboyant, a little more careful. But after a week, the rainbow flag was back up.

Nine Poems to Inspire

April is National Poetry Month. To ensure our voices and perspectives are heard during this annual celebration, we’ve collected nine poems from LGBTQ poets adept at using their sharp pens to express and fuel resistance. Their words, spoken and written, shine a spotlight on the exploitation of women and girls; illuminate racism and its impact;

Be a Part of the Celebration

Rachel Crandall, the head of Transgender Michigan, created Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV) in 2009 out of frustration that the only well-known day each year focused on transgender communities was Transgender Day of Remembrance “The day of remembrance is exactly what it is. It remembers the people who died,” Rachel said. “[Transgender Day of Visibility]

January 3 Cool Things: Inspiration in this Moment

For many of us, this new year has been fraught with worry about what’s ahead. In moments like these, it is even more important that we pause to celebrate examples of our unity and our success. Here are three recent accomplishments that your support made possible: On January 9, the Helena City Commission voted 3-2

Welcoming a Familiar Face to Pride Foundation

Tylene Carnell is joining Pride Foundation’s staff as the newest Eastern and Central Washington Regional Development Organizer! For the past 15 years, Tylene has lived in Ellensburg, Washington and since 2003 has worked at Comprehensive Healthcare (formerly Central Washington Comprehensive Mental Health). Her most recent role there was as the Clubhouse Coordinator, where she was

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