Seattle Pride awards $31K to local LGBTQIA+ nonprofits as COVID-19 continues to impact community need

Seattle Pride awards $31K to local LGBTQIA+ nonprofits as COVID-19 continues to impact community need

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailSEATTLE – As COVID-19 continues to impact our community, many nonprofit organizations are feeling the pinch as they struggle to keep up with the growing need and diminishing funds. Seattle Out & Proud (also known as “Seattle Pride”) is hoping its latest round of community grants – totaling $31,000 …

Seattle’s “Together for Pride” virtual Pride weekend is heralded as big success

Seattle’s “Together for Pride” virtual Pride weekend is heralded as big success

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailby Renee Raketty Seattle’s “Together for Pride” virtual Pride weekend drew 3,300 average viewers per day over the three-day event, which included Trans Pride on Friday, PrideFest on Saturday and Seattle Pride on Sunday. The producers of the three events, Gender Justice League, PrideFest and Seattle Out and Proud …

“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 …

More than 50,000 viewers tune in for San Francisco Pride’s official Pride 50 online celebration

More than 50,000 viewers tune in for San Francisco Pride’s official Pride 50 online celebration

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailSAN FRANCISCO¬† – As Pride month comes to a close, the board of directors of San Francisco Pride shared today that more than 50,000 viewers tuned in for the official Pride 50 online celebration [on] June 27-28, 2020. With concurrent live streams across two virtual stages, Pride 50 offered …

Rep. Smith statement honoring Pride month

Rep. Smith statement honoring Pride month

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailWASHINGTON, DC- Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA), a member of the Congressional LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus, released the following statement in honor of LGBTQ+ Pride Month: “Pride Month is a time to celebrate progress toward LGBTQ+ equality and honor the contributions of LGBTQ+ Americans to our society. Though we are unable …

Bound together: Black & Queer Liberations

Bound together: Black & Queer Liberations

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailSEATTLE¬† – It is no accident that long-standing police brutality was the spark for the modern gay liberation movement, ushered in by the 1969 Stonewall Inn rebellion in New York City. And it is also no accident that queer and trans folks of color were the angry, fabulous warriors …

37 Pride flags stolen overnight from Burien’s main street

37 Pride flags stolen overnight from Burien’s main street

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailThe following is an official statement from the City of Burien. On Tuesday, June 24, the City of Burien learned that 38 of the 40 Pride flags that had been installed in downtown Burien had been removed and stolen. The flags had been installed by Discover Burien in support …

New York Times: Pride 2020 Special Report

New York Times: Pride 2020 Special Report

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailNEW YORK- To mark fifty years since the first Pride March, the New York Times today published a Pride special report [www.nytimes.com/spotlight/lgbt-pride], featuring LGBTQ voices on the challenges and possibilities of these troubled times. Authors Jericho Brown, Carmen Maria Machado, and Thomas Page McBee reflect on a complicated moment …

Seattle’s LGBTQIA+ organizations join forces to present “Together for Pride”

Seattle’s LGBTQIA+ organizations join forces to present “Together for Pride”

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailSeattle’s LGBTQIA+ Pride Month is going virtual with three days (June 26-28) of speakers, performances and activities courtesy of Gender Justice League, PrideFest, and Seattle Pride. The three organizations, producers of Seattle’s largest Pride Month events – including Seattle Pride Parade, PrideFest on Capitol Hill and at Seattle Center, …

Alicia Garza, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Sen. Kamala Harris join Lesbians Who Tech & Allies at Pride Summit

Alicia Garza, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Sen. Kamala Harris join Lesbians Who Tech & Allies at Pride Summit

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailWASHINGTON, DC – We are at a pivotal point in our nation’s history. The time for justice and change is now. We must continue to fight against the oppressive police and political systems that endanger and devalue Black lives. Like generations of activist movements before this, we’ve seen how …