Alaska’s Unshakeable Community Spirit

On a cold, dark, and snowy Friday in December, after several difficult weeks in Alaska, more than 40 people gathered in Anchorage to celebrate the new cohort of Pride Foundation grantees, and some of the amazing community accomplishments from 2018. Cake Studio, a three-time host of this celebration, provided a warm, cozy, intimate venue that

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The Impact of the Many

I recently heard a term I had not heard in a long time. About a year ago, myself and three other women met in a small coffee shop on the outskirts of Ellensburg to discuss the division that feels so apparent today, and see if we could come up with ideas on how we might

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Because No One Should Have To Feel Alone

“I know how much it sucks to feel alone, and I would like to make it so nobody else has to feel that way.” When I read this statement from a member of the Montana Youth Action Board—a group of young people who have experienced housing instability—it reminded me of the need to actively center

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Honoring 30 Years of World AIDS Day

I still remember the very first World AIDS Day in 1988. Thirty years ago, a group of artists came together to raise awareness of the devastating toll the AIDS crisis was having on our communities. At the time, it was known as a Day Without Art. They honored the lives lost and pushed our government

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Announcing our 2018-2019 Community Grant Awards!

It is official: your incredible support has made possible another record-breaking year for Pride Foundation!     We are thrilled to announce that we have awarded $550,000 to 96 organizations across the Northwest—the largest amount we have granted through our Community Grants program in our history. This investment supports the remarkable organizations in our region who are building a

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We Give Boldly Together

Today is a day for celebrating generosity around the world. On #GivingTuesday, we wanted to take time to share our gratitude for all of you—our community of supporters who are transforming our region and who make Pride Foundation’s work possible. In these final weeks of 2018, I have been reflecting on all the stories of strength,

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Volunteer to be a part of LGBTQ+ and allied student success!

Yesterday kicked off another special season of thankfulness, and at Pride Foundation, we continue to be so grateful for all of the volunteers that make our work possible year after year. In this time of warmth, we want to share an opportunity to extend that sense of gathering and connection into 2019 and beyond. Would

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In Loving Remembrance: TDOR 2018

Today, on Trans Day of Remembrance, we remember and honor the trans and gender diverse people in our communities whose lives were taken as a result of violence, hatred, and systemic discrimination. Each of these people were loved and important members of our community. Every single one of them should be with us right now.

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A Clear Message of Our Own

On Sunday we woke up to yet another attempt to undermine our humanity and the humanity of the people we love. This time it was a leaked memo from the Trump administration that seeks to define trans and gender diverse people out of existence.   Earlier this month it was the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh

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Building Visibility and Community for LGBTQ Older Adults In Rural Areas

“In North Idaho, discrimination is alive and well,” says Juli Stratton, Executive Director of North Idaho Pride Alliance (NIPA) in Coeur D’Alene, a Pride Foundation Community Grantee. “We hear people in North Idaho say, ’We don’t have any LGBTQ people here.’ But we know that statement is not true. That mentality is changing, in part

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