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5th Annual LGBTQ Housing Leadership Institute

It's here! Allyship's 5th Annual Leadership Institute for LGBTQ Intergenerational leaders and advocates.

Allyship provides the ONLY LGBTQ+ Housing Leadership Institute in Washington State.

We believe that building sustainable leaders helps to support healthy, democratic, vibrant communities.
We want to build and support the skill-sets of LGBTQ individuals in the concepts and practical applications of progressive social change.
We want to heighten a sense of public responsibility in LGBTQ people to creatively engage in civic participation.
We want to build a collaborative community of LGBTQ individuals from various identities and perspectives to strengthen a sense of our interconnectedness as human beings.
If you are interested in learning more about participating in Allyship's 2019 LGBTQ Housing Leadership Institute join us on April 17th in Kent, WA at UTOPIA's office - from 6pm to 8pm, 205 S. Meeker Street, For more information click here!
This training is free!

Thursday April 25, 2019

Linked Lives: Disrupting the Cycle of Social Isolation

Loneliness is as much a hazard to human health as smoking or obesity, leading to cardiovascular disease, poor mental and physical health, and early death. Social isolation in the U.S. has reached epidemic proportions, creating a largely invisible public health crisis with few resources for an aging population.

In her presentation, Professor Karen Fredriksen Goldsen will share her landmark research on aging LGBTQ adults, who have historically experienced significant social restrictions, and discuss how those findings can provide effective alternatives
for anyone living in isolation.

She is the principal investigator for Aging with Pride: National Health, Aging, and Sexuality/Gender Study, as well as multiple federally funded studies that identify factors accounting for health trajectories in vulnerable communities, including LGBTQ older adults. Based on the findings of this research, she is developing and testing innovative solutions to complex social problems, including social isolation. Dr. Fredriksen Goldsen is author of more than 100 publications in leading journals as well as three books. Her research has been cited by top news sources such as the New York Times, Washington Post, U.S. News & World Report, NBC News, Forbes, and more than 50 international news outlets.

This lecture is presented in partnership with the
Frye Art Museum's Creative Aging Programs.

Frye Art Museum Auditorium
704 Terry Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104

Please RSVP through this LINK.


April 29, 2019

Saying It Out Loud 2019

Liberation and Illumination: Finding the Flame in Each Moment and Using it for Freedom

Hosted by the Washington State Health Care Authority

Featured Speaker: Dr. Leticia Nieto, Psy.D., LMFT
Leticia Nieto Psy.D., LMFT has been an active poet, dramatist, and performer since 1978. She has been a psychotherapist and trainer in anti-oppression and expressive techniques including psychodrama, playback theatre, and theatre of the oppressed since 1980.   For her work in the Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology Program at Saint Martin’s University, Nieto was named Outstanding Faculty of the Year in 2005. She is also a member of the faculty of the European School of Classical Psychodrama in Mexico, and loves to sing.

Greater Tacoma Convention Center
1500 Commerce Street
Tacoma, WA 98402
Local: 253-830-6601

Follow this LINK to register.


Join LGBTQ Allyship on May 4th for an LGBTQ Renters Rights training from 12pm to 2pm in partership with Peer Seattle at 1520 Bellevue Avenue on Capitol Hill. This training is free!


Casual Uncluttering LLC will be a Showcased Business at the Washington Women's Business Center (WWBC) Premiere Event "Celebrating Dreams"

Thursday May 30, 2019, 6:00PM - 9:00PM

at Metropolist
2931 First Avenue South, Suite A,
Seattle,WA 98134

Follow the link for tickets!

The WWBC, a division of Business Impact NW,

"is committed to providing training and financing opportunities to female entrepreneurs.

In partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration, WWBC equips women and their families with the resources to successfully start and run their businesses.  WWBC serves women in Western Washington. At WWBC, we look forward to helping you succeed in your business!"

Business Impact NW "empowers a talented and diverse community of entrepreneurs, supporting the continuing growth of local small businesses through micro-enterprise. We are at once your sounding board, advisers, and cheering section, your funding source and your access to resources. Impact is a part of our name, and we are making one, every day."


Friday, June 7, 2019

6:00PM - 9:00PM

GenPride (Generations Aging with Pride)

Inaugural Fundraiser - Celebrate Stonewall

The Sanctuary at Admiral
2656 42nd Avenue SW
Seattle, WA 98116

Enjoy amazing entertainment, delicious food and beverages

Please follow this link to purchase TICKETS ($50 suggested donation)


Aging with Pride: IDEA

Are you or a loved one experiencing memory loss?

Aging with Pride: IDEA (Innovations in Dementia Empowerment and Action) is an exercise and problem-solving program for older adults with memory loss and the people who help them. Learn about the program and join by contacting us at (888) 655-6646 or

Aging with Pride: IDEA is the first federally-funded project testing a program designed to improve quality of life for LGBTQ people who experience memory loss or who help those experiencing memory loss. Participants are compensated for their time.

The study takes place in the Seattle, San Francisco, and Los Angeles metropolitan areas. Older adults with memory loss can participate with an informal care partner, who may be a spouse or partner, friend, family member, or anyone who assists them. Either the person with memory loss or the person who helps them (or both) must be LGBTQ. Participants meet with a coach to learn exercises and strategies related to memory loss. The program includes 9 in-person sessions with the coach over 6 weeks, with follow-up phone calls.

IDEA is led by University of Washington School of Social Work professor Karen Fredriksen Goldsen and UW Nursing professor Linda Teri. Dr. Fredriksen Goldsen is the primary investigator for Aging with Pride: National Health, Aging, and Sexuality/Gender Study (NHAS), the first national longitudinal study of health and well-being in LGBTQ older adults, and Dr. Teri pioneered the RDAD (Reducing Disabilities in Alzheimer’s Disease) program, which has been shown to improve quality of life for people with memory loss and reduce rates of institutionalization.

Click for our flyerpostcard, and business card, or contact us if you want some mailed to you.

Contact Us!


Aging with Pride: IDEA


Old Friends Club

Holy Cross Lutheran Church
4315 129th Place SE, Bellevue 98006

Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays
10:00AM  - 3:00PM

Call 425-681-9776 for more information

Alzheimer's Cafes
Alzheimer's Cafe's are fun outings for people who are living or caring for someone with Alzheimer's or other dementia.

Come to socialize in a relaxed setting with a supportive, accepting group. Enjoy a meal and entertainment.

Free (except for cost of food purchase.)

Every 2nd Wednesday
3:00PM – 4:30PM

Mo’s Pizza
2630 77th Avenue SE
Mercer Island, WA 98040

Info: Carolyn Kelso, 206-356-0271

Every 3rd Tuesday
3:00PM - 5:00PM

Thorndike Room in the Woodshop Restaurant of
McMenamin's Anderson School
18607 Bothell Way NE
Bothell, WA 98011

Info: Heather Steele, 425-485-9797,

Every 4th Tuesday
3:00PM - 5:00PM

Tutta Bella Neapolitan Pizzeria - Crossroads
15600 NE 8th Street, Suite J1
Bellevue, WA 98008

Info: Cheri Pamer, 425-830-0902,