Announcing the 2021 Pride Foundation Scholars!

Today it’s my pleasure to introduce you to our 2021 Pride Foundation Scholars—95 incredible LGBTQ+ student leaders from across the Northwest who we are so proud to support along their educational journeys. These scholars aren’t just learning and leading in normal times—they’re showing up for their educations, their futures, and their communities during a global pandemic, and

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Idaho Gives…to Pride Foundation!

Tomorrow is the first day of Idaho Gives! Please make a gift to support Pride Foundation’s ongoing work of advancing equity and justice for LGBTQ+ people in all communities across the Northwest. Idaho Gives is the annual online giving campaign that supports the ecosystem of nonprofits across Idaho—and this year it’s a full week from April 29th – May 6th! As our community continues to respond

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The Fire All Around Us

To so many people across the world watching Derek Chauvin’s trial over the last several weeks, myself included, the evidence was clear and damning before it even began. The swiftness of the jury’s decision to convict him of the murder of George Floyd confirmed that.   And yet, my heart pounded in my chest as

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What is Illuminated

One year ago at Pride Foundation, we were moving our first round of Crisis Community Care Fund grants to LGBTQ+ organizations across the Northwest. We had put the fund together quickly, seeding it with our own operating reserves while we began fundraising for it. We knew that the small groups and organizations we support were going

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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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