Transgender people may be at a higher risk of substance abuse and dependence than cisgender people. Here are resources available to help people in the transgender community get the behavioral health treatment they need.

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 with Pride: IDEA. IDEA (Innovations in Dementia Empowerment and Action) at the University of Washington is offering a free program for individuals with memory loss and their caregivers.  Either the person with memory loss or their caregiver must be LGBTQ+. The program includes nine individualized sessions with a trained coach and focuses on problem solving, improving communication, and low impact exercise. The sessions are virtual, using easy video chatting.  Compensation is provided for completing phone interviews, and the program is available in all 50 states.

Amy Cunningham, MS
Aging with Pride: IDEA Research Coordinator
University of Washington
School of Social Work
Seattle, Washington206-543-8445

Aging with Pride: IDEA

A core part of ASA’s mission is its focus on diversity: we lead the field of aging in educating and training members on cultural awareness and competencies. Part of that education is our ongoing, unique coverage of LGBTQ aging issues. Now that the Defense of Marriage Act is eroding, what are the legal issues and impacts for this cohort? What are the particular health issues for the LGBTQ community? What might be the best models for culture change that will ameliorate discrimination in eldercare facilities? What are the retirement planning issues specific to same-sex couples? Mainstream media and people’s personal blogs may tell the story that captures attention, but ASA gives you the factual information that supports your informed policymaking strategy and in establishing best practices and models that “do the right thing” for LGBTQ communities nationwide.

The mission of Fenway Health is to enhance the wellbeing of the LGBTQIA+ community and all people in our neighborhoods and beyond through access to the highest quality health care, education, research and advocacy.

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

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.

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.

Seek LGBT+ resources.

Reach safety.

Find belonging.

InReach is the world's first tech platform matching LGBTQ+ people facing discrimination and persecution with safe, verified resources.



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

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

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
FAX: 718-768-4663

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

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:

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

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

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

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.

Natl Ctr Transgender Equality
1133 19th St NW
Suite 302
Washington D.C. 20036

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

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

The National Resource Center on LGBTQ+ Aging is the country's first and only technical assistance resource center focused on improving the quality of services and supports offered to lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender older adults, their families and caregivers.

National Resource Center on LGBTQ+ Aging
c/o SAGE
305 Seventh Avenue
6th Floor
New York, NY 10001
Phone: 212-741-2247

National Research Center on LGBTQ+ Aging

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

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

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

Ted Abenheim, President
Prism Comics
3624 Westwood Boulevard #202
Los Angeles, CA 90034

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

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.

Terra Nova Films

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 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 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.

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

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


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

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 :

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.

Community Living Connections is a federal initiative to streamline access to programs and services through a no wrong door model. We are a network that helps adults facing aging and disability issues get the information and support they need to make informed decisions. This includes older adults, adults with disabilities, their caregivers, families and professionals. We are creating an integrated service network structure for seamless service delivery experience for our clients. Community Living Connections minimizes confusion, enhances individual choice, and promotes informed decision-making.

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

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 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

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

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

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

By and for transgender and gender nonconforming communities since 1977.

Ingersoll Gender Ctr
911 East Pike Street, Suite 221
Seattle, WA 98122

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


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

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

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

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 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.

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

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

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)

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

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

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:
Pride Fdn
2014 East Madison Street, Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98122

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

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 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.

Sound Alliance of Older LGBTQ
PO Box 2659
Olympia, WA 98507-2659

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 Bisexual Women's Network

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
1122 East Pike – #985
Seattle WA 98122

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.



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

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

A Social Organization for Mature Gay Men and Their Friends

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.

P.O. Box 97407
Tacoma, WA 98497

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


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


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 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.


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.


We believe all LGBTQ+ people deserve to be safe, to be their true selves, and to live free from discrimination.

This public education campaign was launched as TRANSform Washington in 2016 in the midst of anti-trans Initiative 1515 in Washington State. Though this potentially disastrous measure was defeated prior to making it to the ballot box, the work to lift up the stories of trans and gender diverse people is never over, and we will continue this important work alongside our community until all people in the Northwest can live openly and safely.

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.


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.