The Sam Edelman Memorial Scholarship

The Sam Edelman Memorial Scholarship was established in 2021 by family members and loved ones of Sam Edelman. The purpose of this scholarship is to raise up, support, and encourage trans and gender diverse students on their journey as Sam Edelman would have. This scholarship is open to any trans and gender diverse student in

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TDOV 2021: Celebrate Visibility—and Shift Culture to Keep Us Safe

Talofa lava, and happy Trans Day of Visibility – TDOV!  Today is about celebrating trans lives. It’s about raising visibility of our contributions, our achievements, our strength, and our resilience. It’s about honoring the legacy of our transcestors, past and present, and celebrating our creative and caring ways of being in community with one another.  Over the

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Your March 3 Cool Things

With spring upon us, the return of the sun is making for longer, brighter days. Nature seems to be emulating the hopefulness of this season as supporters, organizational partners, and LGBTQ+ communities across the region continue to care for one another, heal, and work together to build a brighter future using all we have learned

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A message of grief and solidarity

We at Pride Foundation are writing to you with grief in our hearts as we mourn the loss of the women murdered by a white man in Atlanta this week in a vicious hate crime that targeted Asian women. As we have learned to do as a community, we say the names of the people

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This Has Never Been About Sports

You may have noticed that, especially compared to a couple of years ago, you don’t hear much about anti-transgender bathroom legislation anymore.  It’s because opponents of trans rights realized this strategy to deny trans people their identities and exclude them from society didn’t work. They had put years into a strategy to sway the public toward hatred and vitriol against trans

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Living Our Values: Big Changes to Our Volunteer Orientation

Pride Foundation’s Scholarship Program supports LGBTQ+ students who have faced incredible barriers, regardless of school, major, or GPA. Since awarding our first scholarship in 1993, we have awarded over $6 million to more than 1,800 students in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington. Every year, a group of amazing volunteers lends their time and brilliance

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A Message About Joy and Hope

I’m writing you today with a message about joy and hope.   It might not be the message you want to hear right now, or the message you are ready to hear, but—if you’re like me—it may be the message you need.   This past year was rough—there have been things we’ve all needed to

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Black History Month Series: Black LGBTQ+ Stories

In honor of #BlackHistoryMonth, we’ll be lifting up stories of Black LGBTQ+ activists and change makers that are so often left out of the broader narrative. Throughout February, keep your eye out for these stories on our social media and on this page of historical Black LGBTQ+ leaders, Black LGBTQ+ leaders making history here and

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3 Cool Things from 2021 in 30 Seconds

These first few weeks of 2021 have already held a lot. To me, January has gone by in a blur of joy and outrage, anxiety and hopefulness. While all of those elements remain, I want to acknowledge several bright spots for the start of our year. Here are three cool things for our Pride Foundation

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Hope Alone is Not Enough

This morning I woke up reflecting on all that has happened since this day in 2020. I was struck by how Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day is different this year, in ways that are especially relevant to honoring his memory.   In the past year, we’ve experienced a global pandemic that has cost the

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