What’s Changed?

Today, on Juneteenth, I’m reflecting on just how much has happened since June 19th, 2020. In the fight for racial justice, we’ve seen a global reckoning since the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and so many others, that has culminated in very public momentum in the movement for Black lives. Earlier this month marked

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Your May 3 Cool Things

All of May, and particularly this week, I’ve been reflecting on the dualities inherent in this moment we’re living in. Vaccination rates are going up and overall Covid-19 case rates are going down across the country. Changes stemming from last year’s community uprisings for racial justice continue to spark conversations and action in profound ways. Incredible stories of

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Changes at Pride Foundation!

Pride Foundation has made some changes to our staffing structure and staff roles so that we can better support LGBTQ+ communities in the Northwest. While they are a big shift for us as a staff team, it won’t have a massive impact on the way supporters, grantees, and other folks in our communities work with

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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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