For many LGBTI communities, there is no shelter in place

For many LGBTI communities, there is no shelter in place

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailby Urooj Arshad – Freedom House A few days ago I attended a Facebook Live session in which transgender leaders in Pakistan were discussing the devastating impact of COVID-19 on their communities. As a queer Pakistani woman with deep ties to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) …

Durkan Digest: Extending our COVID-19 relief programs for residents, businesses, and nonprofits

Durkan Digest: Extending our COVID-19 relief programs for residents, businesses, and nonprofits

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailSEATTLE  – Gov. Inslee has led our state during the COVID-19 crisis by relying on science and data to make decisions. Yesterday, he signed the extension of the Stay Home, Stay Healthy order until May 31, and in recent days, he has outlined a phased approach to reopening – …

LGBT people are more likely than non-LGBT people to face housing instability

LGBT people are more likely than non-LGBT people to face housing instability

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailLOS ANGELES – A new report by the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law examines challenges facing LGBT people in accessing affordable and secure housing. The report finds that LGBT people have higher rates of poverty, lower rates of homeownership, and higher rates of homelessness compared to non-LGBT …

The Durkan Digest: The Start of a New Era of Addressing Homelessness in Our Region

The Durkan Digest: The Start of a New Era of Addressing Homelessness in Our Region

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailThis week [The Durkan Digest dated December 20, 2019], we ushered in the start of a new, historic era for our entire region. After years of talk, we are finally making good on creating one unified system that has the governance, authority, and resources to address our region’s homelessness …

Performer Beyonce Black St. James vilified by media, subjected to threats after performance at homelessness conference

Performer Beyonce Black St. James vilified by media, subjected to threats after performance at homelessness conference

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailSEATTLE – Beyonce Black St. James, a performer and Black transgender woman, has been inundated with forms of sexual harassment, doxxing (a targeted form of cyberbullying that releases an individual’s private information to the public), and threats from white nationalists due to vilification in media coverage regarding her performance …

ROOTS Young Adult Shelter: on the brink of a new home

ROOTS Young Adult Shelter: on the brink of a new home

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailSEATTLE (October 31, 2019) – The ROOTS (Rising Out Of The Shadows) Young Adult Shelter, the largest emergency shelter of its kind in the state, has announced record-breaking donations coming out of its annual fundraiser, Rise Up for Homeless Young Adults (Rise Up). The 2019 Rise Up was ROOTS’s …

The 24th annual Hopelink Reaching Out Luncheon (with a little help from Queen Latifah) raises $1.15 million

The 24th annual Hopelink Reaching Out Luncheon (with a little help from Queen Latifah) raises $1.15 million

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailby MK Scott This was my third year attending the luncheon and with past headliners like Dr. Jill Biden, and Dr. Tererai Trent this event is truly inspiring. Now in its 24th year, Hopelink’s Reaching Out Luncheon (Monday, October 21st) is the premier fundraising gathering on the Eastside and …

New poll: Seattle voters unhappy with city council; homelessness tops issues ahead of election

New poll: Seattle voters unhappy with city council; homelessness tops issues ahead of election

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailSEATTLE — Nearly 70% of likely Seattle voters are interested in a new direction for the city council, according to a new Crosscut/Elway Poll. Asked if they were more inclined to vote for a candidate who wanted to continue the course or change the direction of the city council, …

Aging With Pride Gala

Aging With Pride Gala

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailThe inaugural Generations Celebration on October 5, 2019, presented by the University of Washington’s Aging with Pride, Healthy Generations, and the National LGBTQ Health and Longevity Center, with co-sponsor GenPride, was a gala to recognize and honor our LGBTQ elders, link lives, and build bridges across generations and allies. …

ROOTS Young Adult Shelter milestone anniversary marked by new home, new executive director, and new capital campaign

ROOTS Young Adult Shelter milestone anniversary marked by new home, new executive director, and new capital campaign

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailSEATTLE (September 25, 2019) – ROOTS (Rising Out Of The Shadows) Young Adult Shelter, the largest emergency shelter of its kind in the state, entered its 20th year of operation with an unprecedented challenge: the loss of its space due to redevelopment of the property in which it operates. …