In Support of Yakima Pride: Our Open Letter to Yakima City Council

PRIDE FOUNDATION STANDS BEHIND YAKIMA PRIDE, DENOUNCES YAKIMA CITY COUNCIL MEMBER JASON WHITE’S DEHUMANIZING AND PERSONAL ATTACKS This morning, Pride Foundation leadership sent a letter to Yakima City Council Members and city leadership, and we are proud to share broadly and voice our support for our grantee and community partner, Yakima Pride (Read/watch Yakima Pride’s original statement).

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Building Stronger Networks at the Speed of Trust

As the Director of TRANSform Washington, a program of Pride Foundation, I was excited to come together with more than 20 trans and gender diverse leaders from across Washington at our first-ever statewide convening on nonbinary messaging and strategy. At the beginning of March—what felt like mere moments before the world shut down—we had this

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Staff Self Care and Community Care Favorites!

Oh, how the meaning of “Get Involved” has changed! This month, we’re talking about all of the ways we’ve gotten creative with our self care and community care in the age of COVID-19 and quarantining. We want to hear from you!  How are you engaging with yourself and your community right now?   Staff Self

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Building Community in the Face of Anti-Trans Legislation

In my role as Pride Foundation’s regional officer in Idaho over the last decade, I’ve attended and testified many times at the Idaho Legislature, championing LGBTQ+ equity in this state. Never in my tenure have I witnessed a legislative year as profoundly anti-LGBTQ+ as the 2020 session, and specifically, so much legislation targeted against transgender

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VIDEO: Crisis Community Care Supporter Briefing

This week, our CEO Katie Carter hosted a 30-minute supporter briefing to provide the latest updates on Pride Foundation’s Crisis Community Care Efforts in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. You can watch here:   We hope you’ll consider supporting Pride Foundation’s Crisis Community Care Efforts today.

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Our Response Efforts to Care for Our Community

We are all in the middle of a paradigm-shifting storm. The world as we know it is going to be a very different place when we get through this. How we respond right now, individually and collectively, will shape that future.  I hope that when we look back on this devastating time, we remember it

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COVID-19 Update: Connections that Sustain Us

A few years ago, I was on a plane that was struck by lightning, causing a big explosion. In the blink of an eye, all of the lights went out. The silence that followed was deafening. And the next second, all the lights came back on and all of the passengers were left stunned. There were

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COVID-19 Update: The Equity Awards Postponed

Community is at the heart of everything we do at Pride Foundation. It’s this value—and the recognition that community loses its meaning if it does not include all of us—that helped us make the decision to postpone The Equity Awards scheduled on March 21st in Portland.   As the reality of COVID-19 changes from day to day, we are all navigating unfamiliar terrain

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COVID-19 Update: Pride Foundation Statement and Planning

As the situation with COVID-19 (Coronavirus) continues to develop in Seattle, across the Northwest, and internationally, we are all navigating unfamiliar terrain with rapidly evolving information. Pride Foundation’s top priority continues to be the health and safety of our staff and our community. Following King County’s recommendations, our Seattle office will be effectively closed until

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BREAKING: Ada County Passes Discrimination Protections for LGBTQ+ People

I’m excited to share some incredible news! Wednesday night, in a unanimous vote, Ada County Commissioners voted to pass a non-discrimination ordinance (NDO) that protects the rights and lives of LGBTQ+ people throughout the unincorporated areas of the county. This means that, beginning in March, it will be illegal for any person living in those areas to

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