NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL RESOURCES

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.

www.aarp.org

The AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities

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.

ACLU
125 Broad Street, 18th Floor
New York NY 10004
212-549-2500

www.aclu.org

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

www.suicidology.org

 

Amer Geriatrics Soc
40 Fulton Street, 18th Floor
New York, NY 10038

Phone: 212-308-1414
Fax: 212-832-8646

www.americangeriatrics.org

Am Soc Aging
575 Market Street, Suite 2100
San Francisco, CA 94105-2869 USA
(415) 974-9600 or (800) 537-9728
fax: (415) 974-0300

www.asaging.org

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.

hello@asylumconnect.org

www.asylumconnect.org

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
520 SW 6th Avenue #1220
Portland, OR 97204
503-228-4415

www.deathwithdignity.org

Directory of Pride Festivals around the world.

https://www.everfest.com/unique/pride-parades

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

www.gmla.org

Breaking news, entertainment features and more.

www.gaygull.com

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.

www.glaad.org

1707 L Street NW, Suite 220
Washington, DC 20036
Contact us or call 202-457-5811 / 800-854-3402 | Mon-Fri, 9:00-5:00 ET

www.hospicefoundation.org

A documentary about physician-assisted suicide.

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.

How to Die in Oregon

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

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.

https://www.hrc.org

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."

www.bkbooks.com

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.

Lambda Legal
120 Wall Street, 19th Floor
New York, NY 10005-3919
212-809-8585

Lambda Legal
Western Regional Office
4221 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 280
Los Angeles, CA 90010-3512
213-382-7600

www.lambdalegal.org

Our Mission and Principles
From the beginning the Archives' founders developed a statement of purpose and a set of principles to guide the development of the collection. We adhere to these purposes and principles today.

Statement of Purpose: The Lesbian Herstory Archives exists to gather and preserve records of Lesbian lives and activities so that future generations will have ready access to materials relevant to their lives. The process of gathering this material will uncover and collect our herstory denied to us previously by patriarchal historians in the interests of the culture which they serve. We will be able to analyze and reevaluate the Lesbian experience; we also hope the existence of the Archives will encourage Lesbians to record their experiences in order to formulate our living herstory.

We will collect and preserve any materials that are relevant to the lives and experiences of Lesbians: books, magazine, journals, news clippings (from establishment, Feminist or lesbian media), bibliographies, photos, historical information, tapes, films, diaries, oral histories, poetry and prose, biographies, autobiographies, notices of events, posters, graphics and other memorabilia.

LHEF, Inc.
484 14th Street
Brooklyn, New York  11215
718-768-DYKE
FAX: 718-768-4663

www.lesbianherstoryarchives.org

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.

www.asaging.org/lain

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.

LGBT HealthLink, The Network for Health Equity
P.O. Box 24490
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33307
Phone: 954-765-6024
Fax: 954-210-9870
healthlink@lgbtcenters.org

www.lgbthealthlink.org

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.

National Resource Center on LGBT Aging
c/o SAGE
305 Seventh Avenue
6th Floor
New York, NY 10001
Phone: 212-741-2247
Fax: 212-366-1947
info@lgbtagingcenter.org

LGBT+ National Aging Research 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.

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) National Hotline
toll-free phone: 1-888-843-4564

LGBT National Youth Talkline toll-free phone:
1-800-246-PRIDE (1-800-246-7743)

LGBT National Senior Talkline toll-free phone:
1-888-234-7243

LGBT National Help Center
2261 Market Street, #296
San Francisco, CA 94114
Administrative phone: 415-355-0003
help@LGBThotline.org

www.glnh.org

228 Seventh Street, SE
Washington, DC 20003
Phone: 202-547-7424
Fax: 202-547-3540

www.nahc.org

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
Natl Ctr Lesbian Rights
870 Market Street, Suite 370
San Francisco CA 94102
415-392-257

Washington D.C. Office
Natl Ctr Lesbian Rights
1776 K Street, NW
Suite 852
Washington, DC 20006
202-734-3545

Info@NCLRights.org

www.nclrights.org

Mission
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.

Vision
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.

Natl Ctr Transgender Equality
1133 19th St NW
Suite 302
Washington D.C. 20036
202-642-4542
ncte@transequality.org

www.transequity.org

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.

NCSF
822 Guilford Avenue, Box 127
Baltimore, MD 21202-3707
410-539-4824
ncsfreedom@ncsfreedom.org

www.ncsfreedom.org

The National Coalition for Sexual Health (NCSH) aims to improve sexual health and well-being by encouraging productive and sustained conversations about sexual health and promoting high quality sexual health information and health services. Established in 2012, the NCSH is managed by Altarum Institute in conjunction with the Coalition Steering Committee, consisting of the Center of Excellence for Sexual Health at Morehouse School of Medicine, National Association of Community Health Centers, The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable, Project Inform, and Communications Consultant Tom Beall.

The NCSH aims to make sexual health a common part of our national discourse and promote high quality sexual health care services.  The NCSH brings together organizations and individuals who have a stake in not just advancing sexual health, but in advancing the overall health of our nation. We believe that sexual health includes awareness of human sexuality; the ability to enjoy intimate relationships that are fulfilling; respecting the rights and choices of others; knowledge of and access to high quality sexual health services throughout life; and understanding the family, community, and societal factors that influence sexual health.

www.nationalcoalitionforsexualhealth.org

1731 King Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
Telephone: 703-837-1500
FAX: 703-837-1233

www.nhpco.org

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.

Natl LGBTQ Task Force
1325 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20005
202-393-5177

www.thetaskforce.org

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.

Natl Resource Ctr LGBT Aging
c/o SAGE
305 Seventh Avenue
6th Floor
New York, NY 10001
212-741-2247
info@lgbtagingcenter.org

www.lgbtagingcenter.org

ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives at the USC Libraries is the largest repository of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ) materials in the world.

www.one.usc.edu

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."

www.outforhealth.org

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

www.primetimersww.org

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

Ted Abenheim, President
Prism Comics
3624 Westwood Boulevard #202
Los Angeles, CA 90034
ted@prismcomics.org

www.prismcomics.org

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.

SAGE
305 7th Avenue
15th Floor
New York, NY 10001
212-741-2247

www.sageusa.org

"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."

www.speakingofdying.com

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."

Still Alice

Teepa Snow, an occupational therapist with forty years of clinical practice experience, is one of the world’s leading educators on dementia and the care that accompanies it. In 2005, she founded Positive Approach® to Care (PAC), a company that provides dementia care training, services, and products around the world. A core principle of PAC is that, in order to obtain the relationships and outcomes that are desired, the first and most important shift must originate with each person’s own willingness and ability to change. Join PAC in helping to change the culture of dementia care, one mind at a time.

Positive Approach® to Care (PAC) provides a wide variety of services to enhance awareness and increase dementia care skills, including PAC Speakers, Trainers, Teepa Talks, and Certifications. We are now offering an array of virtual options, too! Click below to find the service that fits your needs.

www.teepasnow.com

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."

Ten More Good Years

Terra Nova Films creates, produces, distributes, and presents films and videos on aging and elderhood.  When the company started in 1981, it was dealing with mainly one film; now it handles more than 300, with a client base of more than 10,000, ranging from colleges and universities to community groups and senior centers. And now, as the aging population in many countries is rapidly expanding, Terra Nova continues to be a leader in the use of visual storytelling to help people understand, value, and traverse the human experience of elderhood.

Ten More Good Years

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.

www.advocate.com

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
publishingtriangle@gmail.com

www.publishingtriangle.com

The Transgender Archives at the University of Victoria is committed to the preservation of the history of pioneering activists, community leaders, and researchers who have contributed to the betterment of trans, non-binary, and Two-Spirit people.

Since 2007, we have been actively acquiring documents, rare publications, and memorabilia of persons and organizations associated with activism by and for trans, non-binary, and Two-Spirit people.

We began with the generous donation of the Rikki Swin Institute collection. The Transgender Archives have been enhanced by other significant donations including the personal papers of Reed Erickson, the entire University of Ulster Trans-Gender Archive collection, and the records of Zenith Foundation of Vancouver Canada, among many others.

Our records span over 160 meters or 530 linear feet (1.5 football fields long), go back over 120 years, and are in 15 languages from 23 countries on six continents. Our collections comprise the largest trans archives in the world.  We are accessible to everyone, free of charge.

Transgender Archives University of Victoria

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

www.trans-health.com

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

Trans Lifeline
101 Broadway #311
Oakland, CA 94607
Office: 510-771-1417
contact@translifeline.org

www.translifeline.org

www.woodhullfoundation.org

The National Coalition for Sexual Health (NCSH) aims to improve sexual health and well-being by encouraging productive and sustained conversations about sexual health and promoting high quality sexual health information and health services. Established in 2012, the NCSH is managed by Altarum Institute in conjunction with the Coalition Steering Committee, consisting of the Center of Excellence for Sexual Health at Morehouse School of Medicine, National Association of Community Health Centers, The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable, Project Inform, and Communications Consultant Tom Beall.

The NCSH aims to make sexual health a common part of our national discourse and promote high quality sexual health care services.  The NCSH brings together organizations and individuals who have a stake in not just advancing sexual health, but in advancing the overall health of our nation. We believe that sexual health includes awareness of human sexuality; the ability to enjoy intimate relationships that are fulfilling; respecting the rights and choices of others; knowledge of and access to high quality sexual health services throughout life; and understanding the family, community, and societal factors that influence sexual health.

www.nationalcoalitionforsexuaalhealth.org

 

Washington State Resources

Aging Ballard Lesbian Exchange - A.B.L.E.

We are lesbians, 60 years (generally) old and up, living (mostly) in the north half of Seattle. The purpose of the group is to connect, socialize, and support each other.

 

The Ballard Senior Center
5429 32nd NW
Seattle, WA 98107
-206-297-0403
kristinaw@soundgenerations.org

 

hosts us, and we are co-sponsored by Puget Sound Old Lesbians Organizing for Change (PSOLOC).

 

Some of our activities include: a tour of the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, an Italian Dinner Potluck, a Game Night and Dating Potluck, an Election Night Potluck and Rainbow Bingo.

If this sounds like something that might be nice to have in your life, please come to the Ballard Senior Center for lunch at noon on the fourth Thursday of every month - look for the ABLE sign on a table.

 

For more information, call Ruth at 206-295-5855 or email able@psoloc.org

Aging Lesbians in South Seattle (ALISS)

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 : ALISSquestions@gmail.com

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.

AHAT Homecare
301 North L
Tacoma, WA 98403

mailing address
AHAT Homecare
P.O. Box 2251
Tacoma, WA 98401
253-272-5533
info@ahathomecare.org

www.ahathomecare.org

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

877-376-9316
ask.EIP@doh.wa.gov

www.adap.directory/washington

Where Family Caregiving Is Made Easier

www.answersforelders.com

BiNet Seattle is a 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.

www.binetseattle.org

We are a gathering, based in Tacoma, 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.

www.comingoutwomen.org

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.

End of Life Washington
PO Box 61369
Seattle WA 98141
Phone: 206-256-1636
Fax: 206-256-1640
info@endoflifewa.org

www.endoflifewa.org

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.

Equal Rights WA
111 West Harrison Street, Suite 100
Seattle, WA  98119
206-324-2570
info@equalrightswashington.org

www.equalrightswashington.org

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.

GLAPN
P.O. Box 3646
Portland, OR 97208-3646
info@glapn.org

http://www.glapn.org

Gay City promotes wellness in LGBTQ communities by providing health services, connecting people to resources, fostering arts and building community.

Gay City
517 East Pike Street
Seattle, WA 98122
206-860-6969
info@gaycity.org

www.gaycity.org

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.

Gender Justice League
1122 East Pike Street #969
Seattle, WA 98122
206-538-0423
info@genderjusticeleague.org

www.genderjusticeleague.org

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.

GenPride
Broadway Market
401 Broadway E, Unit 223
Seattle, WA 98102-5092
206-393-3400
info@gapseattle.org

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

www.gapseattle.org

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.

GSBA
400 East Pine Street, Ste 322
Seattle, WA 98122
206-363-9188
Office@theGSBA.org

www.thegsba.org

By and for transgender and gender nonconforming communities since 1977.

Ingersoll Gender Ctr
911 East Pike Street, Suite 221
Seattle, WA 98122
206-849-7859
info@ingersollgendercenter.org

www.ingersollgendercenter.org

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

206-263-2446
civil-rights.OCR@kingcounty.gov

https://www.kingcounty.gov/elected/executive/equity-social-justice/civil-rights.aspx

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.

Lambda Legal
120 Wall Street, 19th Floor
New York, NY 10005-3919
212-809-8585

Lambda Legal
Western Regional Office
4221 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 280
Los Angeles, CA 90010-3512
213-382-7600

www.lambdalegal.org

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.

Lavendar Rights Project
2425 6th Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98134
206-639-7955

www.lavenderrightsproject.org

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.

Legal Voice produces the Handbook For Washington Seniors: Legal Rights and Resources - http://www.legalvoice.org/handbook - "a comprehensive quick-reference guide on the full range of legal issues facing Washington seniors." In English and Spanish.

Legal Voice
907 Pine Street, Suite 500
Seattle, WA 98101
206-682-9552
info@LegalVoice.org

www.legalvoice.org

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.

Values
All oppressions are interconnected.
Activism, strategies, practices reflect anti-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.

info@allyship.org

www.allyship.org

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.

Lifelong AIDS Alliance
210 South Lucile Street
Seattle, WA 98108
206-957-1600

www.lifelong.org

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.

Mature Friends
PO Box 21203
Seattle, WA 98111-3203
info@maturefriends.org

www.maturefriends.org

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.

www.Momentia.org

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.

NOW Seattle
3720 Airport Way South
Seattle, WA 98134
206-632-8547 (Message Only)
nowseattle@gmail.com

www.nowseattle.org

NEST is a “virtual village” located in Northeast Seattle that also serves as the area’s senior center. We serve the 13 neighborhoods east of I-5, north of the Montlake Ship Canal and south of NE Northgate Way/NE 110th St. Villages are vibrant, intergenerational communities building connections between neighbors. With 180 members, 170 volunteers, over 400 member gatherings and 200 events open to the public each year, NEST is one of the nation’s most active villages.

NEST
POB 51009
Seattle, WA  98115
206-525-6378
info@nestseattle.org

www.nest.org

The NW Network of Bi, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse works to end violence and abuse by building loving and equitable relationships in our community and across the country.

The NW Network
P.O. Box 18436
Seattle, WA 98118
Phone: 206-568-7777
Fax: 206-325-2601
info@nwnetwork.org

www.nwnetwork.org

Offering daytime memory care: active social clubs for people living with dementia in Carnation, Kirkland and Sammamish.

Old Friends Club
P.O. Box 2472
Kirkland, WA 98083
Phone: 425-681-9776
welcome@oldfriendsclub.org

www.oldfriendsclub.org

Peer Seattle is a non-profit organization that builds community and cultivates powerful, healthy lives by providing peer to peer support and other services to the LGBTQ and greater Puget Sound communities.

Peer Seattle
1520 Bellevue Avenue, Suite 100
Seattle, WA  98122
Phone: 206-322-2437
info@peerseattle.org

www.peerseattle.org

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.

People's Memorial Assn
1801 12th Avenue, Suite A
Seattle, WA 98122
206-325-0489
info@peoplesmemorial.org

www.peoplesmemorial.org

We build, engage, and support our diverse community through programs, services, and activities that connect neighbors and foster civic engagement.

PNA

6532 Phinney Avenue North
Seattle WA 98103
Telephone: 206-783-2244
Fax 206-783-2246

www.phinneycenter.org

Pride Foundation is the only LGBTQ community foundation serving the Northwest region of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington.
Mission
Pride Foundation inspires giving to expand opportunities and advance full equality for LGBTQ people across the Northwest.

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

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

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

www.pridefoundation.org

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.

PSARA
321 16th Avenue S
Seattle, WA 98144
206-254-4910

www.psara.org

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

253-777-3357
info@psoloc.org

www.psoloc.org

Rainbow Bingo

First started at the Senior Center of West Seattle, Rainbow Bingo is now offered at multiple locations: Mt. Si Senior Center (North Bend), Senior Center of West Seattle, Ballard Northwest Senior Center, SE Seattle Senior Center, Sno-Valley Senior Center (Carnation) and the Wallingford Senior Center.

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

www.rainbowcenteroly.org

SAGE
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.

www.sageolympia.org

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.

https://www.sbwn.info/

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.

Seattle Counseling Service
1216 Pine Street, Suite 300
Seattle WA 98101
206-323-1768
info@seattlecounseling.org

www.seattlecounseling.org

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

SGN
1707 23rd Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
206-324-4297
sgn2@sgn.org

www.sgn.org

Seattle Gay Scene
1122 East Pike – #985
Seattle WA 98122
206-457-2432
info@seattlegayscene.com

www.seattlegayscene.com

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 supports older individuals, those living with a disability, and their families.

The PEARLS (Program to Ensure Active, Rewarding Lives) Depression Management Program is a division of  the Seattle Human Services Department. This is its Facebook page.

 

1-844-348-5464

www.seattle.gov/humanservices/

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.

City of Seattle
LGBTQ Commission
Central Building
810 Third Avenue, Suite 750
Seattle, WA 98104
206-684-4500

www.seattle.gov/lgbtq

Coordinates opportunities for anyone aged 50+, and is now offering activities specifically for LGBTQ seniors in collaboration with GenPride.

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.

Seattle Out & Proud
1605 12th Avenue
Suite 2
Seattle, WA 98122
206-322-9561
hello@seattlepride.org

www.seattlepride.org

A Social Organization for Mature Gay Men and Their Friends

info@seattleprimetimers.org

www.seattleprimetimers.org

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.

Sound Generations
Downtown Admin Offices
Lillian Rice Bldg
2208 Second Avenue, Suite 100
Seattle WA 98121-2055
1-888-435-3377 (Toll Free)
206-448-5757
info@soundgenerations.org

www.soundgenerations.org

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.

TLC
P.O. Box 97407
Tacoma, WA 98497
tacomalesbianconcern@gmail.com

www.tacomalesbianconcern.org

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
info@rainbowcntr.org

www.rainbowctr.org

 

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.

Tacoma Older LGBT
PO Box 112334
Tacoma, WA  98411-2334

253-271-8185
info@tacomaolderlgbt.org

www.tacomaolderlgbt.org

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
206-782-7636
info@teamseattle.org

www.teamseattle.org

The Over 40's Group

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

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.

206-235-7235
info@qlawfoundation.org

www.qlawfoundation.org

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.

206-714-2277
info@theseattlelesbian.com

www.theseattlelesbian.com

ENSURING ALL LGBT PEOPLE ARE PROTECTED FROM DISCRIMINATION

Transform WA
2014 East Madison Street, Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98122
Info@transformwashington.com

www.transformwashington.com

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.

253-478-394
mail@utopiaseattle.org

www.utopiaseattle.org

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.

www.washingtongenderalliance.com