Here are the brands supporting Seattle's Pride events this year

Here are the brands supporting Seattle's Pride events this year

The last several years have seen an increase in brand support at Pride festivities. Come June, it's not hard to miss the rainbow billboards and plethora of corporates handing out branded Pride freebies at parades. There's good reason for the growing ire o

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Pride in small businesses - How the recession is impacting the LGBTQ business community

Pride in small businesses - How the recession is impacting the LGBTQ business community

With Pride Month only weeks away, store shelves once again are becoming much more colorful. Products from Doritos to Listerine have begun marketing to LGBTQ consumers in hopes that a rainbow-colored bag of chips or bottle of mouthwash will reflect the sam

Seattle-area venues aim for autumn opening

Seattle-area venues aim for autumn opening

Some Seattle-area venues are planning to open their concert halls again in the fall, one and a half years since their doors were shuttered by the COVID-19 pandemic. With 27.5% of Washington's population now fully vaccinated, there is a glimpse of hope tha

State partners with BECU Foundation to expand funding and resources to historically underserved and hard-to-reach small businesses

State partners with BECU Foundation to expand funding and resources to historically underserved and hard-to-reach small businesses

OLYMPIA, Wash.- The needs of small business owners trying to recover from the pandemic are vast and varied. While many business owners have connections and resources that help them tap into government and philanthropic aid programs, significant barriers e

Making dog dreams a reality

Making dog dreams a reality

It has been fifteen years since Ginger Luke founded Ginger's Pet Rescue, one of the largest such 501(c)(3) nonprofits in Washington state. Since then, the organization has been able to save over 18,000 that were destined for death row.

GSBA recognizes excellence in workplace diversity & inclusion

GSBA recognizes excellence in workplace diversity & inclusion

SEATTLE - The GSBA announces the recipients of its annual business and humanitarian awards. Each year, the GSBA honors businesses, nonprofit organizations, and community leaders who demonstrate leadership and success in their business or profession,

Seattle Pride's Virtual St!tch & B!tch Community Sews  350+ Winter Clothing Items for LGBTQIA+ Homeless Youth

Seattle Pride's Virtual St!tch & B!tch Community Sews 350+ Winter Clothing Items for LGBTQIA+ Homeless Youth

Seattle Pride hosted its first virtual St!tch & B!tch over the weekend where volunteers gathered virtually for an afternoon of trivia, conversation, and sewing as part of its new Pride is Visible initiative aimed at supporting vulnerable LGBTQIA+ communit

Capitol Hill in 2020 - Pandemic, protests, and small businesses

Capitol Hill in 2020 - Pandemic, protests, and small businesses

For small businesses on Capitol Hill and across Seattle, two dates in 2020 symbolize the story of this oh-so-bad year: Monday, March 23, when Gov. Inslee announced a two-week shutdown of all nonessential businesses to curtail the spread of the coronavirus

COVID-19s disproportionate impact on LGBTQ people and Seattle's response

COVID-19s disproportionate impact on LGBTQ people and Seattle's response

As the United States passes the somber milestone of 300,000 deaths from the novel coronavirus, it's clear that the pandemic's impacts on all aspects of life will be felt far beyond the release of a vaccine. While it's unlikely that we can have a full unde

GSBA President & CEO Louise Chernin - community activist and community leader extraordinaire - retiring after 28 years of service

GSBA President & CEO Louise Chernin - community activist and community leader extraordinaire - retiring after 28 years of service

Words from 2020 I never want to hear again: pivot, pandemic, and social-distancing. But one word that never gets old is community. Forty years ago, it was the small LGBTQ business community that launched GSBA and today it is this same community that is bu

Seattle teen named as Youth Ambassador for Human Rights Campaign

Seattle teen named as Youth Ambassador for Human Rights Campaign

The Human Rights Campaign announced on Monday, December 7, that Ve'ondre Mitchell (she/her) from Seattle, Washington has been named a member of the 2021 class of HRC Foundation Youth Ambassadors, joining nine other LGBTQ advocates across the country. HRC

EQUALUX 2020, a rousing success!

EQUALUX 2020, a rousing success!

EQUALUX: A Virtual Concert for Our Scholars, successfully brought together our community across the country and as far away as Germany. I

Fashwire Launches Campaign to Support Why Not You Foundation

Fashwire Launches Campaign to Support Why Not You Foundation

SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fashwire further deepens its philanthropic mission, FashGive, as it partners with Russell Wilson and Ciara's Why Not You Foundation, an organization which is dedicated to education, children's health and fighting poverty, empower