“My moms love each other so they should be able to get married”

Pride Foundation supporters Catherine Bachy, Peg Giffels and daughter Ariana started their Monday morning with a 6 a.m. drive from Seattle to Olympia to participate in hearings on SB 6239 – the Marriage Equality bill. As those prepared to testify at the Senate and House hearings were called at random, they didn’t know if they

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Phone bank volunteers needed in Seattle – Jan 24

The Washington United for Marriage campaign is in full swing. With the bill’s hearings taking place on Monday, Pride Foundation will be hosting a phone bank night on Tuesday, January 24 from 5:30-8:30 pm at UFCW Local 21. The phone bank is one way Pride Foundation is contributing to this historic movement.   Will you

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POSTPONED: NW Washington Grantee Celebration

Due to weather conditions the Northwest Washington Grantee Celebration planned for Saturday, January 21 had been postponed. Skagit Valley College (our venue) is closed for operations today and may not be open tomorrow. We are also aware that the roads are still not completely safe to travel on. A rescheduled event will be announced as

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Making History Together: WA Marriage Equality legislation introduced

Today Governor Gregoire introduced a historic bill that will allow members of our LGBTQ community to legally marry the person they love. With recent news that two Washington Republican legislators will support a marriage equality bill, the momentum is building to allow loving and committed same-sex couples to marry in Washington state. If marriage equality

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“LGBTQ band geeks need their own scholarship fund”

The Rainbow City Band (RCB) worked for five years to raise $25,000 to start a scholarship fund at the Pride Foundation. This year will be the first time the scholarship will be given out – the online application deadline is January 31 at 5pm PST. Betsy Smith, Pride Foundation supporter and proud “band geek” encourages

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Scholar’s passion for equality takes her to Malaysia

I recently had the pleasure of chatting with one of our fantastic Pride Foundation 2011 scholars Jenny Lor. Jenny was a recipient of the Asian Pacific and Islander Queer Sisters Scholarship. One of the 50 different scholarships we offer. Jenny is the proud daughter of refugee parents who immigrated here from Laos. Jenny is currently

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Activist Michael Jepson shares reflections on 2011

Guest writer activist Michael Jepson, board member of OutSpokane, shares his perspective on our lives as we all look back at 2011, and look forward to 2012. Happy New Year! As I write this, it is the first week of 2012, and we can look back on 2011 as a year of hope and change

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Sandpoint ID passes citywide non-discrimination ordinance

The north Idaho town of Sandpoint has become the first city in the state to pass a citywide non-discrimination ordinance that includes protections for sexual orientation and gender identity/expression. The ordinance was passed unanimously by the city council at its Dec. 21 meeting, and will go into effect by the end of January. Appropriately titled

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Scholarship application help in Alaska – Jan 19

Do you need some last minute help with your Pride Foundation scholarship essays? Are you having trouble figuring out what to write about? Do you just want an objective eye to read over your application before pressing the submit button? Volunteers in Anchorage and Fairbanks will be standing by from 6pm-8pm on Thursday, January 19

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Get Involved: Scholarship review volunteers needed

It’s Pride Foundation Scholarship time! This means we need your help to review and interview scholarship applications! This is a great opportunity to get involved in your community, help students, and meet new people! We realize many people have busy schedules, so we have several different options for volunteering! You can be on a general

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