“Zoom bombing” plagues LGBT organizations, virtual safe spaces

“Zoom bombing” plagues LGBT organizations, virtual safe spaces

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailby Renee Raketty Zoom and virtual meeting platforms have become a necessity in a COVID-19 reality because life doesn’t stop – even in a global pandemic. I have several of these apps on my phone, including Zoom and GoToMeeting – even Facebook has gotten in on the video conferencing …

Seattle Gay News has launched GoFundMe campaign

Seattle Gay News has launched GoFundMe campaign

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailSeattle Gay News recently launched a GoFundMe campaign to help cover operating expenses impacted by COVID-19 and the subsequent loss of considerable advertising revenue. Seattle Gay News and Angela Cragin are organizing this fundraiser. Seattle Gay News Needs Your Support Now! As the third oldest LGBTQ+ publication in the …

GSBA & CHBA respond to police violence

GSBA & CHBA respond to police violence

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailSEATTLE – To Mayor Durkan, members of the Seattle City Council, City Attorney Holmes, and Chief Best, As the small business voice of Capitol Hill and the LGBTQ community, we write in solidarity with other community voices to express our deep concern that the events of the last weeks …

Seattle Public Library named 2020 Library of the Year

Seattle Public Library named 2020 Library of the Year

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailSEATTLE (June 3, 2020) – The Seattle Public Library has been awarded the prestigious 2020 Library of the Year by Gale/Library Journal. The library is featured on the cover of Library Journal’s June 2020 issue, which is available in print and online, and will be honored during a live …

Founder of Gay City recalls HIV/AIDS epidemic, celebrates 25th anniversary of Gay City

Founder of Gay City recalls HIV/AIDS epidemic, celebrates 25th anniversary of Gay City

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailby John Clay Leonard – via Facebook Twenty-five years ago this month, at the height of a different pandemic, Gay City was born. I founded the Seattle nonprofit with a band of young AIDS activists at a time when there was no treatment for the fatal disease. Infections were …

Seattle Pride, Seattle PrideFest and TransPride Seattle announce changes for 2020 Pride celebrations

Seattle Pride, Seattle PrideFest and TransPride Seattle announce changes for 2020 Pride celebrations

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailTo our Seattle Pride family, we want to share with you that Seattle Pride, Seattle PrideFest and Trans Pride Seattle have made the collective decision to shift this year’s annual Pride celebrations to a series of virtual events. The decision was made out of an abundance of caution – …

Hugo House launches the Solitude Social Club

Hugo House launches the Solitude Social Club

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailSolitude Social Club – a bookish happy hour – is Hugo House’s offering to readers and writers seeking connection during the social quarantine. Each Friday at 5pm PDT, we’ll bring a guest writer to share a drink and discuss how they’re finding happiness, joy, and meaning through literature in …

#ThePlateFund Launches to Provide Immediate, One-Time Payments to the Hardest Hit Restaurant Workers in King County

#ThePlateFund Launches to Provide Immediate, One-Time Payments to the Hardest Hit Restaurant Workers in King County

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailSEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–A coalition of Greater Seattle restaurants, foundations, organizations and individuals announced today the creation of #ThePlateFund, an initiative to provide emergency financial assistance to restaurant and food-service workers who have lost jobs and income due to business disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The fund, created by the …

Seattle Out & Proud awards $25,000 in emergency funds to Seattle organizations supporting vulnerable populations impacted by COVID-19 pandemic

Seattle Out & Proud awards $25,000 in emergency funds to Seattle organizations supporting vulnerable populations impacted by COVID-19 pandemic

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailSeven Seattle area groups will share $25,000 in emergency funds awarded by Seattle Out & Proud (also known as “Seattle Pride”) to assist organizations in the region providing on-the-ground COVID-19 support services for those who are immunocompromised and other highly vulnerable populations. “We know that LGBTQIA+ and undocumented communities …

HRC releases research brief on the unique vulnerabilities of the LGBTQ community during the COVID-19 crisis

HRC releases research brief on the unique vulnerabilities of the LGBTQ community during the COVID-19 crisis

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailWASHINGTON, DC – Today, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the educational arm of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, published a research brief outlining health and economic risks faced by the LGBTQ community during the COVID-19 public …