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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Montana welcomes Kris Hermanns Jan 25–29

Montanans are proud that the Treasure State will be the first destination of Pride Foundation’s brand-new Executive Director, Kris Hermanns; who arrives in Missoula January 25thbefore heading to Red Lodge via Bozeman and Billings.  Kris comes to Pride Foundation from the National Center for Lesbian Rights, where she was the deputy director, and has extensive

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Fellowship Program now accepting applications

Six internships available located in Idaho, Oregon and Washington. Are you looking for a meaningful leadership development opportunity this summer? Pride Foundation Fellowship Program is for you! The Fellowship Program seeks to cultivate leaders and strengthen the Northwest LGBTQ community. This fellowship experience will provide an opportunity for professional development as well as an introduction to

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LGBTQ rights and immigrant rights in Oregon

LGBTQ equality intersects with other struggles like class, race and gender. Our movement also interconnects with an issue that has been in the media a lot lately: immigration. CAUSA is one such group that is working to ensure equality and respect for all Oregonians. CAUSA organizes, educates, and mobilizes to build power in the immigrant

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