VIDEO: Crisis Community Care Supporter Briefing

This week, our CEO Katie Carter hosted a 30-minute supporter briefing to provide the latest updates on Pride Foundation’s Crisis Community Care Efforts in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. You can watch here:   We hope you’ll consider supporting Pride Foundation’s Crisis Community Care Efforts today.

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Our Response Efforts to Care for Our Community

We are all in the middle of a paradigm-shifting storm. The world as we know it is going to be a very different place when we get through this. How we respond right now, individually and collectively, will shape that future.  I hope that when we look back on this devastating time, we remember it

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COVID-19 Update: Connections that Sustain Us

A few years ago, I was on a plane that was struck by lightning, causing a big explosion. In the blink of an eye, all of the lights went out. The silence that followed was deafening. And the next second, all the lights came back on and all of the passengers were left stunned. There were

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COVID-19 Update: The Equity Awards Postponed

Community is at the heart of everything we do at Pride Foundation. It’s this value—and the recognition that community loses its meaning if it does not include all of us—that helped us make the decision to postpone The Equity Awards scheduled on March 21st in Portland.   As the reality of COVID-19 changes from day to day, we are all navigating unfamiliar terrain

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COVID-19 Update: Pride Foundation Statement and Planning

As the situation with COVID-19 (Coronavirus) continues to develop in Seattle, across the Northwest, and internationally, we are all navigating unfamiliar terrain with rapidly evolving information. Pride Foundation’s top priority continues to be the health and safety of our staff and our community. Following King County’s recommendations, our Seattle office will be effectively closed until

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BREAKING: Ada County Passes Discrimination Protections for LGBTQ+ People

I’m excited to share some incredible news! Wednesday night, in a unanimous vote, Ada County Commissioners voted to pass a non-discrimination ordinance (NDO) that protects the rights and lives of LGBTQ+ people throughout the unincorporated areas of the county. This means that, beginning in March, it will be illegal for any person living in those areas to

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Supporter Spotlight: Amplifying Generosity in Idaho

Alissa and Mike are long-time supporters who live in Pocatello, Idaho, a community of 55,000 located almost three and a half hours by car to the southeast of Boise. Each fall for the past 9 years, they have hosted a house party to support Pride Foundation, bringing together friends, neighbors, local educators, and Pride Foundation

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Community Grantee Spotlight: The Queer Visibility Campaign in Idaho

Based in Boise, The Community Center’s Queer Visibility Campaign is a project that distributes queer, transgender, and polyamory-themed merchandise such as gender pronoun buttons, sexuality flag wristbands, striped socks with “I heart my community” on the soles, identity-themed T-shirts, and coloring books. The Campaign aims to teach LGBTQ+ people and allies by offering a friendly

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Life’s Most Persistent and Urgent Question

Today we honor the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and celebrate his legacy of compassion, love, and revolutionary work toward racial and social justice. Since 1986, people across our country have commemorated this day by spending it giving back through acts of service to their communities, with the words of Dr. King serving

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Guest Blog: Our Experience Hosting an Asylum Seeker

Since early 2019, Pride Foundation has been a proud member of the  LGBTQ+ Immigrant & Refugee Coalition, a network of individuals and organizations in the Seattle area unified in our goal to create a robust network of support for LGBTQ+ asylum seekers. As part of this work, we are looking for individuals or families living

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