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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Unarmed Truth and Unconditional Love Will Have the Final Word

I hope you’ll join me in honoring the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at one of our community partners events across our region taking place throughout the weekend:   Alaska MLK Day free legal clinic for low-income Alaskans   Idaho Idaho Human Rights Day Commission Celebration College of Idaho campus events Boise State

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We Are Better Than This

I am the Vice Chair of a newly-established organization that supports immigrants, refugees, and asylum-seekers called Central Washington Justice For Our Neighbors. Not only is this work critically important to me personally, but also as part of my work at Pride Foundation, who believes in showing up for immigrant communities each and every day. Last

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6 Cool Things in 60 Seconds: Looking Back on 2018

Looking back on 2018, I can’t help but smile when I think about how, together, our community has created so many moments of triumph throughout this challenging year.   These are just 6 ways your support of Pride Foundation helped create a better world in 2018: Investing resources where they are needed most: In addition

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