I’ll Bring the Chairs

More than 10 years ago, when I was the co-director of a feminist community center in Portland (pictured above), I wrote a grant proposal to Pride Foundation. We received a modest award that allowed us to buy chairs to accommodate the hundreds of people who came to our space each month, making it more accessible

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Celebrating Transgender Day of Visibility!

Since we were founded in 1985, raising visibility for our communities has been a critical part of Pride Foundation’s work. When we share stories of our lives and our experiences, we can build awareness, empathy, and authentic relationships—and get that much closer to a world where we can all be who we are, where we are.

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The vision of our founders—and a special opportunity

Thirty-four years ago, a courageous group of activists, friends, and neighbors came together to create a critical resource that our community in the Northwest urgently needed—a foundation that would create a source of light, hope, and support for LGBTQ+ people during a period of profound darkness.   Since then, the passion, innovation, and vision of

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My First Note To You As CEO

When I first got involved with Pride Foundation more than 10 years ago, I had just moved to Portland and I was co-directing a feminist community center, while searching for my own place in this new home and community.   I could hardly have imagined then that I would be writing this note today, sharing

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Announcing Pride Foundation’s New CEO

Today, I could not be more pleased to share that, following our extensive and thorough search, the Pride Foundation Board voted unanimously to hire our Acting CEO, Katie Carter, to continue to lead us into the future as the next CEO of Pride Foundation. Our Process and Decision “Pride Foundation was founded to address ongoing

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We Will Not Compromise on Our Legal Rights

Last week, Idaho Senate President Pro Tem Brent Hill published an open letter describing his reasons for denying statewide equal protections for LGBTQ+ Idahoans. In this letter, Senator Hill described the need to find “a balanced solution” or, in essence, a compromise between non-discrimination protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer Idahoans and religious

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In Remembrance: Our Dear Friend, Andrea

All of us at Pride Foundation were deeply saddened to say goodbye to Andrea Redeker, our friend and a fierce advocate for our communities in Alaska. Andrea was loved by so many in her community in Anchorage, and we were honored to work closely with Andrea as she fought for full acceptance for trans and

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Finding Beauty Everywhere: Honoring the Life of Craig Kyte

In 2018, Pride Foundation was grateful to receive a generous gift of $10,000 in honor of Craig Kyte, a remarkable man who loved deeply and lived generously throughout this life. Craig had a profound respect for the humanity that surrounded him—he loved art, literature, the symphony, and opera. He wrote poetry, and volunteered with the

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To trans service members: you are valued and you matter

Yesterday the Supreme Court granted the Trump administration’s request to begin enforcing its discriminatory ban on transgender people in the military while lower courts hear additional arguments. This ruling puts the honorable service and livelihoods of the estimated 15,000 trans and gender diverse people who are currently serving in our military on the line. And

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