Pride Foundation is headquartered in the gorgeous Emerald City—Seattle, Washington. Our work extends throughout the entire state, with staff and board members on the ground in Seattle, Olympia, and Ellensburg.

Though Seattle may be seen by many as a haven for LGBTQ+ people and families, this is not the reality of many people living in the Evergreen State. From legislative attacks on the rights of trans and gender diverse folks, to devastatingly high rates of LGBTQ+ youth homelessness, to inequities that disproportionately impact LGBTQ+ communities of color—the ongoing threats against our communities throughout Washington are real.

Despite these challenges, our community’s work to address these inequities is creative, determined, and filled with passion. We hope you take a moment to read about our efforts to build a better, safer, and more equitable Washington.

Washington Initiatives

TRANSform Washington

TRANSform Washington is a public education campaign at Pride Foundation celebrating the dignity, diversity, and humanity of transgender and gender diverse people.

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WA SAFE Alliance

WA SAFE Alliance is a statewide coalition to defend longstanding anti-discrimination laws, especially for the transgender community.

Current Washington Scholars

Name School Area of Study
Fatima Al-Rikabi University of Washington History, Sociology
Max Bidasha Saint Mary's College of California Playwriting, Applied Theatre for Special Populations
RO BOYCE University of Washington Public Health & Gender Women Sexuality Studies
Tino Camacho University of Washington Social Welfare
Evan Cullum University of California Berkely Arts
Nävouny Divinne Western Washington University Marine Biology, Botany, Philosophy and the Arts
Milo Edwards Washington State University Social Sciences
Mei’lani Eyre Cascadia College Library and Information Science
Tiffany-Ashton Gatsby University of Washington Medical Anthropology, Global Health and Interdisciplinary Visual Arts
Amanda Kaufman Washington State University Microbiology, Psychology, Pre-Med track
Daniel Kim University of Washington Gender, Sexuality, Women's Studies, Social Anthropology
Gambhir Kunwar Whitman College Computer Science
Christopher Leyva Vera University of Washington Public Health
Laura Grace Massey University of Washington Tacoma Social Welfare
Dominic Min-Tran University of Washington Medicine
Sarah O’Connell Skagit Valley College Nursing
Melysa Olivas Tacoma Community College Ultrasound Technician
Hannah Oliver Central Washington University Teaching
Omid Omid Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Science Healthcare Informatics
Alexander Pacheco Eastern Washington University Art and education
Rafael Padilla University of Washington Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
Magdalena Pink Sanchez Loyola Marymount University Film Production and Screenwriting
Astro Pittman Seattle Central College Social Work
Josette Ross The Evergreen State College Public Administration - Tribal Governance
Alan Shu University of California, Berkeley MD
Kaden Sullivan New York University Social Work
Viridian sylvae The Evergreen State College Music Technology, Digital Media
Khadija Tarver University of Pennsylvania Architecture
Chikko Villeda University of Washington Social Work
Douglas Wagoner University of California, Santa Barbara Public Administration
Ryan Wagstaff University of Washington Public Health Policy
Kai Winchester Western Governors University Deaf Education
Jimena Yanez Bellevue College Nuclear Medicine Technology
Nahum Yanez North Seattle College Network Support Administrator
Milla Zuniga University of Washington Computer Science

Current Washington Grantees

Organization Name City, State Website
AHAT Homecare Tacoma, Washington Visit
Alphabet Alliance of Color Seattle, Washington Visit
API Chaya Seattle, Washington Visit
Blue Mountain Heart to Heart Walla Walla, Washington Visit
Camp Ten Trees Seattle, Washington Visit
Disability Rights Washington Seattle, Washington Visit
Entre Hermanos Seattle, Washington Visit
FEEST Seattle, Washington Visit
Gay City: Seattle’s LGBTQ Center Seattle, Washington Visit
Gender Justice League Seattle, Washington Visit
Greater Spokane Progress Spokane, Washington Visit
Lavender Rights Project Tacoma, Washington Visit
Liberation Medicine School Seattle, Washington Visit
Medical HxStories Seattle, Washington Visit
Oasis Youth Center Tacoma, Washington Visit
Odyssey Youth Movement Spokane, Washington Visit
Olympic Pride Port Townsend, Washington Visit
PCAF (Pierce County AIDS Foundation) Tacoma, Washington Visit
Pizza Klatch Lacey, Washington Visit
QTPOC Birthwerq Project Seattle, Washington Visit
Queer The Land Seattle, Washington Visit
Rainbow Advocacy Inclusion & Networking Services Longview, Washington Visit
Rainbow Center Tacoma, Washington Visit
Recovery Cafe Seattle, Washington Visit
SAN – Spokane AIDS Network Spokane, Washington Visit
Seattle Storytellers Guild Seattle, Washington Visit
Somos Seattle Seattle, Washington Visit
Spectrum Center Spokane Spokane, Washington Visit
Stonewall Youth Olympia, Washington Visit
The #BlackTransPrayerBook Seattle, Washington Visit
Totem Star Seattle, Washington Visit
Trans Women of Color Solidarity Network Seattle, Washington Visit
UTOPIA WA Kent, Washington Visit
VietQ Seattle, Washington Visit
WAISN Burien, Washington Visit
Wing Luke Museum Seattle, Washington Visit
Yakima Neighborhood Health Services Yakima, Washington Visit
Yakima Pride Yakima, Washington Visit
YWCA Clark County Vancouver, Washington Visit

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