The AARP web page AARP-Pride is designed to spotlight articles on news, personal finance, relationships, travel and other topics of concern to older gay Americans, and their family and friends. It also provides information about AARP’s positions and advocacy efforts in this arena.

The AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities


Aging Lesbians in South Seattle (ALISS)

ALISS (Aging Lesbians in South Seattle) is a group of older lesbians, most of whom live in the South Seattle area. ALISS meets once a month at the local Senior Center to connect and create community, and in-between for potlucks, games, and other activities as arranged.
Meeting : 1st Thursday of Every month at Southeast Seattle Senior Center, 4655 South Holly Street Seattle, WA 98118. The group gathers for lunch at the Senior Center at 12:00 noon. The meeting runs from 12:45 P.M. until 2:45 P.M.

Contact :


Aging with Dignity

"Aging with Dignity is a national non-profit organization with a mission to affirm and safeguard the human dignity of individuals as they age and to promote better care for those near the end of life. The life and work of Mother Teresa of Calcutta served as the inspirational foundation of Aging with Dignity."


AHAT HomeCare

AHAT Homecare provides help to people with HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C in Washington State. We offer affordable housing and access to healthcare for residents and the community in three programs – Three Cedars, Project Open Door and Healthy Living.

301 North L
Tacoma, WA 98403

mailing address
P.O. Box 2251
Tacoma, WA 98401


AIDS Drug Assistance Programs

Funding to cover AIDS treatment for anyone who makes under 400% the poverty level. Detailed information from the ADAP directory, as well as links to the direct DOH page.


American Association of Suicidology

produces a factsheet about the issues facing the LGBT community concerning suicide.



American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)

For almost 100 years, the ACLU has worked to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States.

125 Broad Street, 18th Floor
New York NY 10004


The American Geriatrics Society


American Society on Aging

LGBT Aging Issues Network (LAIN)
works to raise awareness about the concerns of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) elders and about the unique barriers they encounter in gaining access to housing, healthcare, long-term care and other needed services.


Asylum Connect

We are creating the first ever online resource database for LGBTQ asylum seekers in the U.S. We call it the AsylumConnect catalog.

The AsylumConnect catalog can help LGBTQ asylum seekers find LGBTQ- and asylum-friendly resources near them. We want LGBTQ asylum seekers to know where it is safe to go for help with food, housing, filing their asylum application, meeting new people, and other basic needs.



BiNet Seattle is a bisexual non-profit, mixed gender, social and support organization created to foster a visible community for bisexual, pansexual, and bi-curious people, and their partners in the Puget Sound area. We support the community through educational speakings, support groups and social events. We were started in the early 1990s.


Coming Out Women

We are a gathering of women who meet on the first and third Wednesdays of the month, from 7 to 8:30 PM. We gather for the purpose of listening and sharing with one another as we walk together along our life paths as women-loving-women. Whether you can join us in person or if you live at such a distance that you can meet us only online, we welcome you.


Death with Dignity

The mission of the Death with Dignity National Center is to promote Death with Dignity laws based on the model Oregon Death with Dignity Act, both to provide an option for dying individuals and to stimulate nationwide improvements in end-of-life care.
Death with Dignity


End of Life Washington

End of Life Washington – formerly Compassion & Choices of Washington – guides people in planning for the final days of their lives.

We provide free end-of-life counseling and client support services statewide to qualified patients who desire a peaceful death.

We encourage advance planning and set a new standard in Washington for advance planning documents with our End of Life Washington Advance Directive.

We promote the use of Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) for those with serious illnesses. We provide these and many other documents at no cost.

We created and played a key role in leading the coalition that passed Initiative 1000 (the Washington Death with Dignity Act) into law in November, 2008 with nearly 60 percent of the popular vote. We now steward, protect, and uphold the law.

We advocate for better pain management, patient-directed end-of-life care, and expanded choice for the terminally ill. We do not suggest, encourage, or promote suicide or euthanasia.

There is never a fee for our services.


Equal Rights Washington

Equal Rights Washington (ERW) is Washington's statewide lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) advocacy and community outreach organization. ERW's mission is to ensure and promote dignity, safety, and equality for all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer Washingtonians.

111 West Harrison Street, Suite 100
Seattle, WA  98119



Directory of Pride Festivals around the world.


Gay and Lesbian Archives of the Pacific Northwest

Since 1994, we have been working to discover and publicize the history of sexual minorities in the Pacific Northwest.

We collect, preserve, document, and share as much as we are able. We help individuals and groups preserve their own historical data. We try to find a home for historically significant materials when they become available. We also gladly partner with organizations in the community to publicize and celebrate the history of all LGBTQ-identified minorities in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest.

P.O. Box 3646
Portland, OR 97208-3646


Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GMLA)

GMLA's mission is to ensure equality in healthcare for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals and healthcare providers.


Gay City

We promote wellness in LGBTQ communities by providing health services, connecting people to resources, fostering arts and building community.

517 E Pike Street
Seattle, WA 98122


Gender Justice League

Empowering trans and gender diverse people.

We work for a state where transgender and gender diverse people come together to create healthy, safer and engaging ways of life, free from discrimination at the institutional, systemic/structural, and social levels of our society.

Mailing Address:
Gender Justice League
1122 E. Pike Street #969
Seattle, WA 98122


Gender Odyssey

Gender Odyssey is an international conference focused on the needs and interests of transgender and gender diverse children of all ages, their families and supporters, and the professionals who serve them.


GenPride (Generations Aging with Pride)

Generations Aging with Pride empowers older LGBTQ adults to live with pride and dignity by promoting, connecting and developing innovative programs and services that enhance belonging and support, eliminate discrimination, and honor the lives of older members of our community.

Broadway Market
401 Broadway E, Unit 223
Seattle, WA 98102-5092

mailing address:
P.O. Box 23123
Seattle, WA 98108



GLAAD rewrites the script for LGBTQ acceptance. As a dynamic media force, GLAAD tackles tough issues to shape the narrative and provoke dialogue that leads to cultural change. GLAAD protects all that has been accomplished and creates a world where everyone can live the life they love.


Greater Seattle Business Association (GSBA)

GSBA is the largest LGBTQ and allied chamber of commerce in North America. We represent over 1,300 small business, corporate, and nonprofit members who share the values of promoting equality and diversity in the workplace. GSBA proudly serves as a connector across the region, bringing the community together through business while advocating for civil rights and small business, promoting LGBTQ tourism through Travel Out Seattle, and investing in the next generation of leaders through the GSBA Scholarship Fund.

400 East Pine Street, Ste 322
Seattle, WA 98122


Hospice Foundation of America


Human Rights Campaign

HRC advocates for LGBTQ equality and educates the public about LGBTQ issues.

Read more
Mission Statement
The Human Rights Campaign and the Human Rights Campaign Foundation together serve as America's largest civil rights organization working to achieve LGBTQ equality.


Ingersoll Gender Center

By and for transgender and gender nonconforming communities since 1977.

911 East Pike Street, Suite 221
Seattle, WA 98122


Barbara Karnes RN

Ms. Karnes "is an internationally respected speaker, educator, author and thought leader on matters of end of life. She is a renowned authority to explain the dying process to families, healthcare professionals and the community at large."


King County Civil Rights Program

Our Mission:
To eliminate unlawful discrimination through education, mediation, and enforcement that is responsive to a diverse King County.




Lambda Legal

Lambda Legal, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is a national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and everyone living with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work.

120 Wall Street, 19th Floor
New York, NY 10005-3919

Western Regional Office
4221 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 280
Los Angeles, CA 90010-3512



Lavendar Rights Project

We are grounded in aspiring to dignity for all and an anti-discrimination framework. We conduct our work utilizing the principles of intersectionality and with a particular focus on providing access to our services and the legal system to those who are facing multiple barriers to access due to race, ethnicity, class background, ability, immigration status, engagement in sex work or other underground economies, HIV status, homelessness as well as holding a trans, queer, gender non-conforming and/or LGBT identity.

Our aim is to provide excellent legal representation, policy advocacy, and community education, as well as support and information such that individuals can represent themselves in legal processes.

2425 6th Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98134


Legal Voice

Legal Voice is a progressive feminist organization using the power of the law to make change in the Northwest. We use that power structure to dismantle sexism and oppression, specifically advocating for our region’s most marginalized communities: women of color, lesbians, transgender and gender-nonconforming people, immigrants, people with disabilities, low-income women, and others affected by gender oppression and injustice.

907 Pine Street, Suite 500
Seattle, WA 98101


Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender National Senior Hotline

Toll-free 1-888-234-7243



LGBTQ Allyship builds power among LGBTQ communities and allies in Washington State to work towards economic, racial, and gender justice. We do this through community organizing, education, advocacy, and developing grassroots leadership in solidarity with other marginalized communities.

All oppressions are interconnected.
Activism, strategies, practices reflect anit-racism values.
Social justice, fairness, compassion, democracy, accountability, and transparency are reflected within the organizational structure and practices.
A movement or organization is built one person at a time.


LGBT National Help Center

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) National Help Center, founded in 1996, is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization that provides vital peer-support, community connections and resource information to people with questions regarding sexual orientation and/or gender identity. Utilizing a diverse group of LGBT volunteers, we operate three national hotlines, the LGBT National Hotline, the LGBT National Youth Talkline, and the LGBT National Senior Hotline as well as private, volunteer one-to-one online chat, that helps both youth and adults with coming-out issues, safer-sex information, school bullying, family concerns, relationship problems and a lot more.

We run weekly moderated chat rooms for LGBT youth and teens to find support, acceptance and community.

We also maintain the largest collection of resources for the LGBT community in the United States, with 15,000 local resources for cities and towns across the country.

We are the oldest and most comprehensive national organization of its type and scope in the United States, providing this critically needed service regardless of age or geographic location. The people who turn to us for help often live in rural and conservative parts of the country and are frequently feeling severely isolated, closeted and despairing, with literally no one else else safe to talk to.


Lifelong AIDS Alliance

Lifelong has always been an organization that stands up for communities facing discrimination and marginalization.
In the 1980’s, elected officials and other local and national leaders displayed unspeakable cruelty and bigotry when they refused to support the services and research needed to combat the early surge of the HIV epidemic. A handful of volunteers witnessed their friends, partners, and neighbors neglected and left to die.

They were compelled to fight back, and mobilized the community to unite against injustice. They made a lifesaving difference in the lives of thousands through assembly of chore wheels, hospital visitation calendars, and the establishment of new non-profit organizations. They helped create us, Northwest AIDS Foundation, Chicken Soup Brigade and Evergreen Wellness Advocates, which became Lifelong.

210 South Lucile Street
Seattle, WA 98108


Mature Friends

Are you gay and over 40? Be honest now! Looking for something to do? Wanting to expand your circle of friends? Well then, Mature Friends is tailor-made for you!

Our active, fun-loving group of over 250 members meets regularly to share common interests such as traveling (both locally and internationally), attending arts events, playing bridge or pinochle, reading and discussing books, making investments, touring gardens, taking walks and going on hikes, choosing among many options for dinners and lunches, cooking, and tasting fine wines from our own state, from other states, and from around the world. Truly, Mature Friends offers something for everyone and for most every taste.

PO Box 21203
Seattle, WA 98111-3203

a grassroots movement empowering persons with memory loss and their loved ones to remain connected and active in the community.
The Puget Sound region is home to a variety of dementia-friendly opportunities offered by a growing number of community members and organizations.


National Center for Lesbian Rights

The National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) was the first national LGBTQ legal organization founded by women and brings a fierce, longstanding commitment to racial and economic justice and our community’s most vulnerable.

Since 1977, NCLR has been at the forefront of advancing the civil and human rights of our full LGBTQ community and their families through impact litigation, public policy, and public education. Decades ago, NCLR led the way by establishing the first LGBTQ Immigration Project, Transgender Rights Project, Youth Project, Elder Law Project, and began working to end conversion therapy through what is now the Born Perfect campaign.

National Office
870 Market Street, Suite 370
San Francisco CA 94102

Washington D.C. Office
1776 K Street, NW
Suite 852
Washington, DC 20006


National Center for Transgender Equality

The National Center for Transgender Equality advocates to change policies and society to increase understanding and acceptance of transgender people. In the nation’s capital and throughout the country, NCTE works to replace disrespect, discrimination, and violence with empathy, opportunity, and justice.

NCTE envisions a society in which transgender people not only survive, but thrive, with accepting families and communities, full self-determination over their identities and bodies, and freedom from disrespect, discrimination and violence. For this vision to become a reality, we must also create equity, equal opportunity, safety, health, and economic well-being for all people over their entire lifetimes.

1133 19th St NW
Suite 302
Washington D.C. 20036


National Coalition for Sexual Freedom (NCSF)

The NCSF is committed to creating a political, legal and social environment in the US that advances equal rights for consenting adults who engage in alternative sexual and relationship expressions.

The NCSF aims to advance the rights of, and advocate for consenting adults in the BDSM-Leather-Fetish, Swing, and Polyamory Communities.

We pursue our vision through direct services, education, advocacy, and outreach, in conjunction with our partners, to directly benefit these communities.

822 Guilford Avenue, Box 127
Baltimore, MD 21202-3707


National LGBTQ Task Force

The National LGBTQ Task Force advances full freedom, justice and equality for LGBTQ people.

We’re building a future where everyone is free to be themselves in every aspect of their lives. Today, despite all the progress we’ve made to end discrimination, millions of LGBTQ people face barriers in every aspect of their lives: in housing, employment, healthcare, retirement, and basic human rights. These barriers must go. That’s why the Task Force is training and mobilizing millions of activists across our nation to deliver a world where you can be you. Check out our strategic plan.

We are the country’s oldest national LGBTQ advocacy group.

Washington, DC
1325 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20005


National Organization for Women

The Seattle Chapter of the National Organization for Women was founded in 1970. Originally named the Seattle-King County Chapter, it was the 36th chapter of NOW chartered in the United States. The founders’ intent was to work “peacefully and within the system, through the courts, through all of the constitutional means available to effect the changes that our system has channels for.” In 1972 our then president, Elaine Day Latourell, expanded upon that intent by stating, “NOW is dedicated to working within the system and when that doesn’t work, to raising hell.” For 35 years Seattle NOW has not strayed from the commitment made by our founding mothers to pushing buttons, breaking barriers, and opening doors for women and girls.

3720 Airport Way South
Seattle, WA 98134
206-632-8547 (Message Only)


National Resource Center on LGBT Aging

The National Resource Center on LGBT Aging is the country's first and only technical assistance resource center aimed at improving the quality of services and supports offered to lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender older adults. Established in 2010 through a federal grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging provides training, technical assistance and educational resources to aging providers, LGBT organizations and LGBT older adults. The center is led by SAGE, in collaboration with 18 leading organizations from around the country.

National Resource Center on LGBT Aging
c/o SAGE
305 Seventh Avenue
6th Floor
New York, NY 10001


Outright Action International

OutRight seeks to advance human rights and opportunities for LGBTIQ people around the world by developing critical partnerships at global, regional, and national levels to build capacity, document violations, advocate for inclusion and equality, and hold leaders accountable for protecting the rights of all LGBTIQ people. Today, we partner with local LGBTIQ organizations across four regions and maintain a cross-regional LGBTIQ initiative at the UN in New York. As an international LGBTIQ organization with a long history of productive and trusting relationships with grassroots LGBTIQ communities worldwide, we serve as a bridge between local communities and high-impact external levers of power.

NEW YORK, NY 10038 U.S.A.
P: +1-212-430.6054


Pride Foundation

Pride Foundation is the only LGBTQ community foundation serving the Northwest region of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington.

Pride Foundation inspires giving to expand opportunities and advance full equality for LGBTQ people across the Northwest.

We envision a world in which all LGBTQ youth, adults, and families enjoy the freedom to live safely, openly, and genuinely.

Office & Mailing Address:
2014 East Madison Street, Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98122

1-800-735-7287 from anywhere
206-323-3318 from Seattle area


Prime Timers Worldwide

Bringing together mature gay and bisexual men for friendship, activities, support, and personal growth


Prism Comics

The leading non-profit supporting LGBTQIA comics, creators and readers!


Puget Sound Old Lesbians United For Change

Our Goals
Promote visibility of old lesbians among themselves, to the LGBTQ communities and to service agencies
Support and empower old lesbians
Challenge ageism, and other isms, within our society
Educate ourselves and the general public about the effects of ageism
Celebrate our strengths, talents and experiences
Collect and preserve the herstories of old lesbians


Rainbow Center

Through education, advocacy, and celebration, the Rainbow Center expands resources and safe space for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and allied (LGBTQA) community.

2215 Pacific Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98402


Rainbow Center Olympia

A virtual community center for Olympia and surrounding communities, serving the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and allied people.


SAGE (Services and Advocacy for GLBT Seniors) Olympia

PO Box 2659
Olympia, WA 98507-2659

SAGE Olympia is a Net affiliate of SAGE (Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders) USA, the premier GLBT elder care organization based in New York.

Locally, SAGE Olympia operates under the fiscal agency of the Rainbow Community Center in Olympia, a federally tax exempt organization dedicated to providing community building activities for the GLBT communities.


SAGE (Services and Advocacy for GLBT Seniors) USA

We’re a national advocacy and services organization that’s been looking out for LGBT elders since 1978. We build welcoming communities and keep our issues in the national conversation to ensure a fulfilling future for all LGBT people.

305 7th Avenue
15th Floor
New York, NY 10001


Seattle Bisexual Women's Network

We are a group of self-identified adult women & genderqueer folks from diverse backgrounds working to create a feminist bisexual support network. We offer a peer-facilitated monthly support group in Seattle, WA. We are focused on support & advocacy for women and genderqueer folks in the greater bi+ community of Seattle and the Pacific Northwest.


Seattle Counseling Service

Proudly serving the LGBT community since 1969.

A community based organization that has been dedicated to promoting health and wellness within the LGBTQ community across Seattle and King County since 1969. We are committed to providing accessible services, offering a sliding fee scale in addition to accepting Medicaid and many insurance plans.

1216 Pine Street, Suite 300
Seattle WA 98101


Seattle Gay News

One of the largest Gay and LGBT news archive in the world
Over 12 years of LGBTQ news from the USA and the world

1707 23rd Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122


Seattle Gay Scene

Seattle Gay Scene
1122 East Pike – #985
Seattle WA 98122


Seattle Human Services Department

Seattle has adopted the Age-Friendly Communities framework---developed by the World Health Organization to address the environmental, economic, and social factors that influence the health and well-being of older adults. In an effort to ensure all older adults experience stable health and can age in place, the Human Services Department invests $39.8 million in a combination of direct services and in funding agencies that serve our older adults. Program and service investments are managed by the Aging and Disability Services division that support older individuals, those living with a disability, and their families.


Seattle LGBTQ Commission

The Seattle Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Commission advises the Mayor, Council and departments about issues of concern affecting the LGBTQ community, recommend policies and legislation, bring the LGBTQ communities and the larger Seattle community together through long-ranged projects, and ensure that City departments fairly and equitably address issues affecting and involving Seattle's LGBTQ communities as individuals and as a protected class afforded accessibility and inclusion to the services of the City of Seattle.

Central Building
810 Third Avenue, Suite 750
Seattle, WA 98104


Seattle Office for Civil Rights



Seattle Prime Timers

A Social Organization for Mature Gay Men and Their Friends


Sound Generations

Since 1967, Sound Generations (formerly Senior Services) has connected older adults and adults with disabilities in King County with vital resources to help them thrive. We are a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization providing Meals on Wheels and free rides to medical appointments, fitness programs and opportunities for meaningful engagement with others. We alleviate stress by connecting seniors and those who care about them to whatever they need to remain safe, active and healthy and we are committed to helping all people — especially those in low-income communities and communities of color — feel included and respected.

Downtown Administrative Offices
Lillian Rice Building
2208 Second Avenue, Suite 100
Seattle WA 98121-2055
1-888-435-3377 (Toll Free)


Speaking of Dying

"Informative and yet intimate, Speaking of Dying captures the importance of individuals and groups speaking openly about all aspects of the dying process.

Viewing this film will inspire and encourage you to talk to your friends, family, health care agents and medical providers about your own end of life choices and wishes. It will motivate you to become more informed regarding life supports, hospice, palliative care, and other options—long before a crisis. The film also demonstrates the value of end of life planning in groups—one of the best ways to become comfortable speaking openly about this subject. Most of all, Speaking of Dying will help you believe that your life can have a peaceful and meaningful ending that will be a gift to yourself, and to your loved ones."


Team Seattle

TEAM Seattle fosters support for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) communities in Seattle. We seek to promote health, educate new athletes, develop communication between various sports teams, and work together to attend local, regional and international sports events. Leaders from many teams come together and form our board of directors. We welcome ideas from every sport to make the Seattle area a better place for LGBT sports and recreation. Additionally each team, league, or group, has a board for its own sport.

Team Seattle
1122 East Pike, PMB515
Seattle, WA 98122


The Advocate

established in 1967, The Advocate is the oldest and largest LGBT publication in the United States and the only surviving one of its kind that was founded before the 1969 Stonewall riots in New York City, an incident that is generally credited as the beginning of the LGBT rights movement.


The Publishing Triangle

The purpose of the Publishing Triangle is to further the publication of books and other materials written by LGBT authors or with LGBT themes. Founded in 1988, The Publishing Triangle works to create support and a sense of community for lesbian and gay people in the publishing industry. We offer forums, as well as networking and social opportunities, for our members. In addition we sponsor programs to increase awareness of and appreciation for LGBT literature.

We come from all walks of life: book & magazine writers, editors, agents, marketing, sub-rights, publicity and sales people, booksellers, designers, librarians, and general book lovers. We welcome anyone who is interested in the growth of LGBT writers and literature.

The Publishing Triangle
332 Bleecker Street, #D36
New York, NY 10014


The QLaw Foundation LGBTQ Legal Clinic

The QLaw Foundation and its volunteers seek to educate the public and the courts about LGBTQ legal issues and empower community members through informed access to the legal and judicial systems.


The Seattle Lesbian

The Seattle Lesbian is a daily online newspaper operating from offices in the Pacific Northwest, and reaching communities spanning continents around the world. The Seattle Lesbian has changed the landscape of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) life by providing thought-provoking content with substantial relevancy on various angles of discussion and advocacy.


Transform Washington


2014 East Madison Street, Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98122


Transgender Law Center

Mission: Transgender Law Center changes law, policy, and attitudes so that all people can live safely, authentically, and free from discrimination regardless of their gender identity or expression.

Transgender Law Center (TLC) is the largest national trans-led organization advocating self-determination for all people. Grounded in legal expertise and committed to racial justice, TLC employs a variety of community-driven strategies to keep transgender and gender nonconforming people alive, thriving, and fighting for liberation.

Transgender Law Center
PO Box 70976
Oakland, CA 94612-0976

collect line for inmates & detainees: 510-380-8229

the online magazine of health and fitness for transgendered and transsexual people.


Trans Life Line

Trans Lifeline is a national trans-led organization dedicated to improving the quality of trans lives by responding to the critical needs of our community with direct service, material support, advocacy, and education. Our vision is to fight the epidemic of trans suicide and improve overall life-outcomes of trans people by facilitating justice-oriented, collective community aid.

The Hotline: US: 877-565-8860 Canada: 877-330-6366

101 Broadway #311
Oakland, CA 94607
Office: 510-771-1417


Travel Out Seattle

Utopia Seattle

We provide sacred spaces to strengthen the minds and bodies of Queer and Trans Pacific Islanders (QTPIs) through community organizing, community care, civic engagement and cultural stewardship.



Washington Gender Alliance

About Our Support Groups and Meetings
Our goal is to help people who are transgender, gender variant or whose lives may be directly or indirectly involved with a transgender or gender variant person. We do this primarily by conducting community-oriented, peer-facilitated, open support groups.


Washington State Human Rights Commission



Washington State King County Metro Regional Reduced Fare Permit

reduced fare permit


World Professional Association for Transgender Health

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"Gay City's mission is to promote wellness in LGBT communities by providing health services, connecting people to resources, fostering arts and building community. Learn about our featured programs below or explore by clicking on the menu items to the right."
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<strong><a href="" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Greater Seattle Business Association</a></strong>
"VISION: A vibrant global economy strengthened through the full participation of diverse local communities



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<strong>"How to Die in Oregon," a documentary about physician-assisted suicide</strong>
From the website:
"In 1994, Oregon became the first state to legalize physician-assisted suicide. As a result, any individual whom two physicians diagnose as having less than six months to live can lawfully request a fatal dose of barbiturate to end his or her life. Since 1994, more than 500 Oregonians have taken their mortality into their own hands. In How to Die in Oregon, filmmaker Peter Richardson gently enters the lives of the terminally ill as they consider whether – and when – to end their lives by lethal overdose. Richardson examines both sides of this complex, emotionally charged issue. What emerges is a life-affirming, staggeringly powerful portrait of what it means to die with dignity."
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<strong><a href="" rel="noopener" target="_blank">LGBT+ National Aging Research Center</a></strong>
" The LGBT+ National Aging Research Center is dedicated to creating innovations to address the health, aging and well-being of LGBTQ midlife and older adults and their families. This Center is built upon strong collaborations across the nation with LGBTQ older adults, their families and communities, service providers as well as multidisciplinary experts from such diverse fields as Social Work, Medicine, Public Health, Sociology, Nursing, Psychology, Statistics, and Ethics.

Built upon more than two decades of research on LGBTQ aging, the Center fosters key partnerships across a number of landmark projects including Aging with Pride: The National Health, Aging, Sexuality and Gender Study, the first federally-funded longitudinal research project examining the health, aging and well-being over time of LGBTQ adults ages 50 to 100, and Caring and Aging with Pride, the groundbreaking national study designed to understand resilience, well-being, disparities, caregiving, and generational differences in the lives of LGBTQ midlife and older adults."
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<strong><a href="" rel="noopener" target="_blank">LGBT HealthLink</a></strong>
LGBT HealthLink, formerly The Network for LGBT Health Equity, is a community-driven network of advocates and professionals looking to enhance LGBT health by eliminating tobacco use, and other health disparities within our communities. We are one of 8 CDC-funded tobacco and cancer disparity networks. We advance these issues primarily by linking people and information to advocate for policy change.
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<strong><a href="" rel="noopener" target="_blank">LegalOut</a></strong>

From the LegalOut "About" Page:

"LegalOut empowers you to protect yourself.

As recent legislation attests, the GLBT community continues to fight for the same civil rights that millions of Americans enjoy. Until that goal is reached, there’s a critical need to provide gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, and transgender individuals and couples with alternative means to protect their basic family and relationship rights.

That's where LegalOut comes in. Were an online resource center dedicated to helping members of the GLBT community speak for themselves instead of having the law speak for them."
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907 Pine Street
Seattle, WA 98101

Legal Voice produces the <a href="" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Handbook For Washington Seniors: Legal Rights and Resources</a> - - "a comprehensive quick-reference guide on the full range of legal issues facing Washington seniors." In English and Spanish.

<strong><a href="" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Lifelong</a></strong>
From "About Us" on Lifelong's website:
"You could say that both Lifelong and Evergreen Wellness Advocates all started with a caring community.

Lifelong was born from a simple soup can, passed around Volunteer Park in 1983. The $42 that those advocates collected that evening was to help them feed, house and stand by those fighting AIDS—when no one else would. Evergreen Wellness Advocates also began small. A group of close friends gathered at a bar in 1985, discussing ways to help another friend dying from the disease. And help they did—with food, with chores, with money, and most importantly, with compassion.

These histories are inextricably linked, and more importantly they’re both grounded in the support of the HIV/AIDS community. And in January 2015, when our two organizations came together, a powerful force of change was created for the community."
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<strong><a href="" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Mature Friends</a></strong>
is an active, fun-loving group of over 250 members who meet regularly to share common interests such as traveling (both locally and internationally), attending arts events, playing bridge or pinochle, reading and discussing books, making investments, touring gardens, taking walks and going on hikes, choosing among many options for dinners and lunches, cooking, and tasting fine wines from our own state, from other states, and from around the world.
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<a href="" rel="noopener" target="_blank"><strong>Momentia</strong></a>
A grassroots movement empowering persons with memory loss and their loved ones to remain connected and active in the community. Go to its website for an up-to-date calendar of events.
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<strong><a href="" rel="noopener" target="_blank">National Association for Home Care &amp; Hospice</a></strong>
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<strong><a href="" rel="noopener" target="_blank">National Center for Transgender Equality</a></strong>
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<strong><a href="" rel="noopener" target="_blank">The National Center on Elder Abuse</a></strong>
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<strong><a href="" rel="noopener" target="_blank">National Gay and Lesbian Task Force</a></strong>
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<a href="" rel="noopener" target="_blank"><strong>National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization</strong></a>
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The <strong><a href="" rel="noopener" target="_blank">National Resource Center on LGBT Aging</a></strong>
is the country's first and only technical assistance resource center aimed at improving the quality of services and supports offered to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) older adults.
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<a href="" rel="noopener" target="_blank"><strong>Old Friends Club</strong></a>
P.O. Box 2472
Kirkland, WA 98083
Phone: 425-681-9776
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offering daytime memory care: active social clubs for people living with dementia in Carnation, Kirkland and Sammamish.

<strong><a href="" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Out for Health</a></strong>
A Project of Planned Parenthood of the Southern Finger Lakes Ithaca Education and Out for Health Office
"LGBT people are important to us and we are committed to providing useful information and respectful care about your sexual health and wellness. Planned Parenthood's LGBT Health and Wellness Project, Out for Health, provides outreach, education and information to LGBT people, their health care providers and the community at-large about the importance of inclusive, welcoming and respectful care for LGBT people."
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<strong>The "Over 40's Group" Meeting</strong>
An open group for Lesbian Women 40 plus, in every stage of coming out or being out. They also get together for many social activities! Contact Fai for time and location: 206-722-0729

<strong><a href="" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Pride Foundation</a></strong>
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<strong><a href="" rel="noopener" target="_blank">People's Memorial Association</a></strong>
From the website: "Simpler funerals, a natural choice.

More and more people are choosing simpler options for their final arrangements–It just makes sense. People’s Memorial Association (PMA) is a nonprofit organization that was founded in 1939 to help the residents of Washington state avoid the confusion, sales pressure and high expense often associated with cremation and burial arrangements. We also provide education and advocacy for all consumers regarding end-of-life matters."
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<strong><a href="" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Puget Sound Old Lesbians Organizing for Change</a> (PSOLOC)</strong>
is a chapter of the National OLOC. It was created to connect old lesbians in the Puget Sound area to form community and to encourage participation in activities and causes that improve lives and visibility.
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<strong><a href="" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Puget Sound Advocates for Retirement Action</a> (PSARA)</strong>
For more than a quarter century, Puget Sound Advocates for Retirement Action (PSARA) has been active in fighting for older Americans, their children and their families.
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<strong>Rainbow Bingo</strong>
first started at Senior Center of West Seattle, is now offered at three different senior centers, <a title="Rainbow Bingo Senior Center of West Seattle" href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Senior Center of West Seattle</a>, <a title="Rainbow Bingo Ballard NW Senior Center" href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Ballard Northwest Senior Center</a> and <a title="Rainbow Bingo SE Seattle Senior Center" href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">SE Seattle Senior Center</a>

<strong><a href="" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Rainbow Center</a></strong>
Tacoma's LGBTQ Community Center
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<strong><a href="" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Senior Action in a Gay Environment</a> (SAGE)</strong>
is the country's largest and oldest organization dedicated to improving the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) older adults. SAGE has pioneered programs and services for the aging LGBT community, provided technical assistance and training to expand opportunities for LGBT older people across the country, and provided a national voice on LGBT aging issues.
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<a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><strong>Seattle Human Services Utilities Discount Program</strong></a>

<strong><a href="" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Seattle Counseling Service</a></strong>
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<strong><a href="" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Seattle Gay Scene</a></strong>
"SEATTLE GAY SCENE is Seattle’s Leading GLBT community website, and most visited calendar in the region. We welcome over 100,000 visits every month, and we’re thrilled to welcome you too!

We also proudly serve as media sponsors for a number of amazing local organizations, including: Gay City Health Project, Lifelong AIDS Alliance, SIFF, Three Dollar Bill Cinema, Qulture Qreative &amp; Hard Times Press, NARK Magazine and Bacon Strip to help bring some of the most exciting live events and entertainment in the city.

We’re proud to offer up information about all manner of Queer Life in the Pacific Northwest – not just bars and nightlife, but TV, cinema, art, music, dance, news that affects us all and anything else that we like and want to share.

In 2011, we started offering SGS-TV - video coverage of exciting events, and deeper insight into the people who make the movies, theatre, art and fun times, and the Seattle Gay Scene Podcast – an audio conversation hosted by Les Sterling and Michael Strangeways, featuring folks that make LGBTQ life here so much fun!"
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<strong><a href="" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Seattle LGBT Commission</a></strong>
An excellent site full of resource links and information
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<a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><strong>Seattle Parks and Recreation Lifelong Recreation</strong></a> coordinates opportunities for anyone aged 50+, and is now offering <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><strong>activities specifically for LGBTQ seniors</strong></a> in collaboration with <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><strong>Generations Aging with Pride</strong></a>.

<strong><a href="" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Seattle Pride</a></strong>
"Mission Statement
Create unity, honor diversity, and achieve equal human rights throughout our region and the world.

Our Purpose
We coordinate and promote Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender pride events in the Seattle area celebrating the present, envisioning the future, and honoring the past."
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<strong><a href="" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Seattle Prime Timers</a></strong>
A group for older gay men
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<strong><a href="" rel="noopener" target="_blank">The Seattle Lesbian</a></strong>
"About Us The Seattle Lesbian (TSL) is a daily online news magazine operating from offices in the Pacific Northwest, and reaching communities spanning continents around the world. TSL has changed the landscape of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) life by providing thought-provoking content with substantial relevancy on various angles of discussion and advocacy."
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<strong><a href="" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Sound Generations</a></strong>
From Sound Generations' Statement of Purpose:
"At Senior Services we embrace the belief that racial and other social identities should be respected and affirmed. In support of this belief, we are building an equitable and inclusive organization and providing our team of staff, volunteers and board members with the tools to address institutionalized racism and other forms of oppression. All members of our team are responsible for providing and supporting an equitable and inclusive work environment that will enrich our interactions with each other and our products and services. This responsibility provides the foundation for empowering our customers (primarily those who are aging and giving care to others) so that their needs are justly represented and their desires are compassionately heard."
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<strong><a href="" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Still Alice</a></strong>
This film stars Julianne Moore in the role of Alice Howland: "Alice Howland, happily married with three grown children, is a renowned linguistics professor who starts to forget words. When she receives a diagnosis of Early-Onset Alzheimer's Disease, Alice and her family find their bonds thoroughly tested. Her struggle to stay connected to who she once was is frightening, heartbreaking, and inspiring."
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<strong><a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Tacoma Lesbian Concern</a> (TLC)</strong>
"TLC is a non-profit organization which has been in existence since the 1970's. We are a group of South Puget Sound lesbian women organized to provide opportunities for socializing. We schedule a wide variety of activities and have a great time doing it! This web site is offered to hook you up with current events, TLC membership, and other organizations that may interest you."

<strong><a href="" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Tacoma Older LGBT</a></strong>
"Tacoma Older LGBT works to achieve a vibrant high quality of life for older lesbian, gay,
bisexual and transgender (LGBT) adults in Tacoma, Pierce County and surrounding areas.
We hold lots of activities each month for our community ranging from dances, happy hours, coffee connections to potlucks. We also do trainings for providers who are working with older adults to offer culture competency on LGBT older adults."
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<strong><a href="" target="_blank&quot;" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Ten More Good Years</a></strong>
This 2007 documentary film "follows four LGBT elders and explores the reasons why so many in this community age alone, without financial stability and often return to the closet. We meet men and women who work in the field of aging that help to explain why it is that so many of our Heros have been left behind. Yet there is hope; one thing the AIDS crisis taught the world is that LGBT people take care of their own. While the government continues to ignore the unique challenges and concerns these elders are facing, the gay community is finding ways to care for themselves. Ten More Good Years sheds light on the injustices LGBT elders are facing and offers hope for the future."
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<strong><a href="" rel="noopener" target="_blank">The Stranger</a></strong>
Seattle weekly newspaper
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VPNMentor publishes a guide teaching LGBTQ people about online safety.


<a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><strong>Washington State Department of Revenues Property Tax Exemption and Deferral Programs</strong></a>