New HRC research brief – “Supporting Safety of LGBTQ Children and Youth: Risk Factors of Child Abuse and Neglect during COVID-19”

New HRC research brief – “Supporting Safety of LGBTQ Children and Youth: Risk Factors of Child Abuse and Neglect during COVID-19”

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailIn a groundbreaking new issue brief, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation summarized how LGBTQ people could face disproportionate economic and health risks amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. As the virus continues to affect communities across the globe, growing attention has been given to the safety risks facing children and youth. …

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) …

GSBA announces cancellation of 30th Anniversary Scholars Dinner

GSBA announces cancellation of 30th Anniversary Scholars Dinner

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailAn open letter to the community: I hope that this message finds you and those you love well and safe. I think I can safely say that none of us have lived through a time such as this. In times of great disaster, we have always been able to …

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 …

Gay teachers asked to resign from Kennedy Catholic High School in Burien!

Gay teachers asked to resign from Kennedy Catholic High School in Burien!

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailby Tim Peter “Two teachers, Paul Danforth and Michelle Beattie, have voluntarily resigned their positions at Kennedy Catholic High School. They are highly capable, gifted and qualified teachers who have served our community with dedication and humility. Their loss will be felt deeply by their students and the entire …

Celebrating 25 Queer Years: Gay City, Northwest Film Forum, and Three Dollar Bill Cinema partner throughout 2020

Celebrating 25 Queer Years: Gay City, Northwest Film Forum, and Three Dollar Bill Cinema partner throughout 2020

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailIn 2020, peer institutions Gay City: Seattle’s LGBTQ Center, Northwest Film Forum (NWFF) and Three Dollar Bill Cinema (TDBC) will celebrate 25 years of existence and collaboration with a series of touchpoint events – including performances, workshops, and festivals, such as TDBC’s Translations: Seattle’s Transgender Film Festival, and Seattle …

Award-winning artist Steve Jensen hosts private event to support LGBTQIAX youth and emancipated minors with art

Award-winning artist Steve Jensen hosts private event to support LGBTQIAX youth and emancipated minors with art

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailLast fall, award-winning artist Steve Jensen hosted a private event at his home to recognize and thank all of the supporters of Gage Academy of Art including staff, donors, sponsors, artists, community and loved ones. Jensen did a raffle which garnered $2,000 for Gage. The funds went towards Gage’s …

Seattle Public Library implements new fine-free policy

Seattle Public Library implements new fine-free policy

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailSEATTLE – The Seattle Public Library’s Chief Librarian Marcellus Turner and Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan jointly announced the implementation of Seattle’s fine-free policy. Starting today, the library will no longer charge daily late fines for overdue materials, a change that was approved by 76% of Seattle voters in …

Grant supports Treehouse’s statewide expansion

Grant supports Treehouse’s statewide expansion

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailTreehouse, a Seattle-based nonprofit organization that gives kids in foster care a childhood and a future, will support the ongoing statewide expansion of their Graduation Success program with a $500,000 general operating grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, they announced on Thursday, December 19. “Treehouse has been …

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 …