Spokane Community Organizations

Activism
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Anti-Violence Project of Spokane
Tel: 509-847-4717 – E-mail: antiviolencespokane@gmail.com
Website: www.facebook.com
Building a movement to end violence in and against the LGBTQ communitites. Meets 3rd Tuesday of the month at The Inland NW LGBT Center at 1522 N Washington St, Ste 102 from 4:00pm – 5:30pm.
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Imperial Sovereign Court of Spokane
P.O. Box 65 – Spokane, WA 99210
Tel: 509-489-1914 – E-mail: iscs@icehouse.net
Celebrating 40 years of community support and activism.
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Inland Northwest LGBT Center
PO Box 986 – Spokane, WA 99210
1522 N Washington Ste 102 – Spokane, WA 99201
Tel: 509-489-1914 – E-mail: info@thelgbtcenter.org
Website: www.thelgbtcenter.org
Local community resource center. Our Mission is to build a vibrant LGBTQ community through collaborative programs promoting education, advocacy and wellness.
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Inland Northwest Business Alliance
9 S. Washington, Ste. 618 – Spokane, WA 99201
Tel: 509-455-3699 – E-mail: inba@inbaspokane.org
Website: www.INBAspokane.org
The Inland Northwest Business Alliance (INBA) is Spokane’s Gay Chamber of Commerce with members in Eastern Washington and North Idaho.
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Inland Oasis
PO Box 8205 – Moscow, ID 83843
Friendship Hall, 1912 Building
412 East 3rd Street – Moscow, ID 83843
Tel: 208-352-0456 – E-mail: info@inlandoasis.org
Website: www.inlandoasis.org
Inland Oasis is a completely volunteer based organization serving the needs of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer community of the Palouse currently focus on Palouse Pride, HIV Testing & Counseling, and Programs for Youth under 21 years old.
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Northwest Fair Housing Alliance
35 W Main Ave #250 – Spokane, WA 99201-0116
Tel: 509-325-2665
Website: www.nwfairhouse.org
Private, nonprofit organization provides education, outreach and enforcement assistance for those who have experienced discrimination and the general public.
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OutSpokane
P.O. Box 883 – Spokane, WA 99201
Tel: 509-720-7609 – E-mail: info@outspokane.org
Website: www.OutSpokane.org
Through supportive education and the annual collaborative production of the area’s family-friendly Pride Parade and Rainbow Festival, we provide progressive cultural opportunities and experiences for the greater Inland Northwest community.
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Peace and Justice Action League (PJALs)
35 W. Main, Suite 120M – Spokane, WA 99201-0668
Tel: 509-838-7870 – E-mail: pjals@pjals.net
Website: www.pjals.net
We believe in a community and a world free from violence. We believe the costs of violence and war are unacceptable. We believe the public agencies and officials must be held accountable to our community. We believe peaceful prosperity is possible.
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Spokane County Domestic Violence Consortium
1425 N. Washington, Suite 209 – Spokane, WA 99201
Tel: 509-487-6783 – scdvcmail@domesticviolence.net
Website: www.domesticviolence.net
A private, nonprofit organization with members from a variety of professions who have come together to end intimate partner violence.
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Washington State Human Rights Commission
1330 N Washington St #2460 – Spokane, WA 99201-2456
Tel: 509-568-3196
Website: www.hum.wa.gov
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College Groups
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Central Washington University Diversity Education Center
SURC Room 253 – 400 E. University Way – Ellensburg, WA 98926
Tel: 509-963-1685 – E-mail: dec@cwu.edu
Website: www.cwu.edu/~diversity/cms/
Committed to creating an atmosphere on campus of acceptance, equality and inclusion for all persons regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.
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EWU Pride Center
105 Showalter Hall – Cheney, WA 99004
Tel: 509-359-7870 – E-mail: pride@ewu.edu
Website: access.ewu.edu/Pride-Center.xml
We are here to support the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning and ally students, faculty and staff at Eastern Washington University.
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Gonzaga University GLBT Resource Center
Unity Multicultural Education Center – 709 E. Desmet – Spokane, WA 99258
Tel: 509-313-5847 – E-mail: lgbt@gonzaga.edu
The LGBT Resource Center at Gonzaga University is inspired and guided by the university mission and values of faith, service, justice, leadership, and ethics. It aims to serve as a center for supporting community, networking, research, and education related to concerns shared by students, staff, and faculty of diverse sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.
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Gonzaga University HERO
Unity House – 709 E. Desmet – Spokane, WA 99258
E-mail: hero@zagmail.gonzaga.edu
Social group for GLBT students.
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Gonzaga University School of Law – OutLaws
E-mail: mpaladin@lawschool.gonzaga.edu
Website: www.law.gonzaga.edu
The GSA-Outlaws is devoted to promoting an inclusive law school community for LGBT students, faculty, and staff, as well as their allies. The organization fulfills this mission through many social, academic, and professional events that create campus dialogue on LGBT civil rights and legal advocacy.
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North Idaho College Gay/Straight Alliance
E-mail: theshort1@live.com
Website: www.facebook.com
Our mission is to promote a positive and supportive environment for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, questioning and straight people as well as those who support them.
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Spokane Community College – GLOBAL ST:QSA
Tel: 509-533-7207 – Stacy Kowtko – Advisor – E-mail: globalstqsa@gmail.com
Website: www.facebook.com/GlobalStQSA
Commonly referred to as Global, stands for Gay, Lesbian or Bisexual Action League, Straight and Transgendered: Queer-Straight Alliance. Global’s purpose is to promote awareness and provide resources and a safe place for lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, questioning, ally, transgender, transsexual, asexual, intersex, and non-heteronormative identified people.
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Spokane Falls Community College – The Alliance
Advisor- Barbara Williamson 509-533-4507 – barbaraw@spokanefalls.edu
Website: www.spokanefalls.edu
GLBT and allies group to provide a safe space and to educate our community.
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University Of Idaho Gay-Straight Alliance
ASUI Office – Idaho Commons, Room 302 – Moscow, ID 83844
E-mail: alliance@uidaho.edu
Social support group for students.
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University Of Idaho LGBTQA Office
PO Box 441064 – Moscow, ID 83844
UI Women’s Center – Memorial Gym, #109 – Moscow, ID 83844-1064
Tel: 208-885-6616 – E-mail: wcenter@uidaho.edu
Website: www.uihome.uidaho.edu
Is a safe and welcoming space for members of the university community to explore aspects of sexual orientation and gender issues in an open and non-judgmental atmosphere. They strive to promote full inclusion of LGBT persons and their allies at UI and to eliminate homophobia, heterosexism, and sexism on their campus.
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Washington State University Women’s Resource Center
Wilson Hall, Room 8 – PO Box 644005 – Pullman, WA 99164-4005
Tel: 509-335-6849 – E-mail: kim_barrett@wsu.edu
Website: women.wsu.edu
The Center works to promote a safe and supportive climate that enables women to engage as full and active participants within the university system. The Center helps transform the educational environment into a more inclusive and progressive institution by assisting, supporting, and mentoring women at Washington State University.
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Washington State University GLBTA
PO Box 647204 – CUB401 – Pullman, WA 99164
Tel: 509-335-4311 – E-mail: glbta.aswsu@wsu.edu
Website: thecenter.wsu.edu
The mission of the Gender Identity/Expression and Sexual Orientation Resource Center is to support education and advocacy for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, questioning, and straight-allied students, staff, and faculty, as well as alumni/ae and members of the Palouse community.
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Washington State University Gender Identity
Expression And Sexual Orientation Resource Center
PO Box 647204 – Pullman, WA 99163-7204
Tel: 509-335-6388 – E-mail: hstanton@wsu.edu
Website: thecenter.wsu.edu
Support and resources for the GLBT WSU community.
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Faith
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Rainbow Cathedral Metropolitan Community Church
225 N 2nd St, – Yakima, WA (between Martin Luther King Blvd and Lincoln Ave)
Pastor: Rev. Jane Emma Newall Tel: 509-457-6454 – E-mail:therevjane@juno.com
Website: rainbowcathedral.wordpress.com
Celebrating God’s Expansive Love in the Yakima Valley – 6:30 PM Sundays
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River of Life Metropolitan Community Church
2625 W Bruneau Pl Kennewick, WA 99336
Tel: 509-628-4047
Website: www.riveroflifemcc.org 
Christian church celebrating diversity and affirming GLBT people. Sunday services at 11:30 a.m.
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Seventh-day Adventist Kinship
Website: www.sdakinship.org
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Universalist Unitarian Church
4340 W Ft. Wright Dr. – Spokane, WA 99224
Tel: 509-325-6383 – E-mail: admin-asst@uuspokane.org
Website: www.uuspokane.org
We join together to create an inspiring and nourishing liberal religious home. In the wider world, we champion justice, diversity, and environmental stewardship.
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Unity Church
2900 S Bernard St. – Spokane, WA 99203
Tel: 509-838-6518 – E-mail: terri@unityspokane.org
Website: www.unityspokane.org
We are a community of love and acceptance dedicated to spiritual discovery.
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Westminster Congregation United Church
411 S Washington St – Spokane, WA 99204
Tel: 509-624-1366
Website: www.westminsterucc.org
Founded in 1879, Westminster celebrates over 125 years of dedicated service to God and the people of Spokane.
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Youth
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Inland Oasis
PO Box 8205 – Moscow, ID 83843
Friendship Hall, 1912 Building
412 East 3rd Street – Moscow, ID 83843
Tel: 208-352-0456 – E-mail: info@inlandoasis.org
Website: www.inlandoasis.org
Inland Oasis is a completely volunteer based organization serving the needs of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer community of the Palouse currently focus on Palouse Pride, HIV Testing & Counseling, and Programs for Youth under 21 years old.
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Odyssey Youth Center
1121 S Perry St. – Spokane, WA 99202
Tel: 509-325-3637 – E-mail: odyssey@odysseyyouth.org
Website: www.Odysseyyouth.org
Our mission is to work with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth and their allies to provide a safe place, education and advocacy to promote positive growth and self empowerment.
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Spokane’s Youth ‘N Action!
Mailing – Volunteers of America, Attn: Youth ‘N Action, 525 W. 2nd Ave. – Spokane, WA 99201
Physical Location – 1522 N Washington, Ste 102b – Spokane, WA 99207
Tel: (509) 954-7373 – E-mail: WAYouthNAction@yahoo.com
Website: www.youthnaction.org
Youth Voice Across Eastern Washington – Youth ‘N Action provides a voice to at-risk young people, ages 14-24, in Washington State. Our mission is to empower youth with resources and tools.
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Vista Youth Center
2625 W Bruneau Place Suite E – Kennewick, WA 99336
Tel: 509-396-5198
Website: www.vistayouthcenter.org
Empowering Tri-Cities Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans, Queer, Questioning and Allied Youth.
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Social and Support
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Bi-Social in Spokane
E-mail: GettingBi@gmail.com
A social group of varied ages and interests gathered to chat, play, and plan.
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Book Group – GLBT
Meeting at – The LGBT Center – 1522 N Washington, Ste 102 – Spokane, WA
Website: www.auntiesbooks.com
Meets the first Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. and reads mostly fiction, with some memoirs and other nonfiction selections.
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Destinations
Tel: (509) 850-0150
Website: www.destinationsofspokane.org
Facebook: Destinations
Destinations is an all-inclusive social group in the Inland Northwest encouraging interaction, mutual understanding and friendship between all sexual orientations and gender identities. We provide social settings and activities for people from diverse points of view to network, form bonds and create alliances.
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Equality Spokane
Tel: (509) 723-2498 – E-mail: info@equalityspokane.org
Website: www.equalityspokane.org
Equality Spokane’s mission is to help motivate, inspire, encourage and bring Spokane’s lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgendered people along with their families and friends together.
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Gay Helena
Website: www.outinhelena.com
Web site features gay social life in Montana.
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Inland Northwest Men’s Experience (INMx)
1522 N. Washington, Suite 102b – Spokane, WA 99201
Tel: 509-455-8993 x231 – E-mail: SpokaneINMx@yahoo.com
Website: www.theINMx.org
Support and friendship for gay & bi guys 18-29. Meets every Tuesday – Thursday evening at 7 p.m. Discussions, movies, potlucks, etc.
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Inland NW Transgender Support
Tel: 509-270-8226 – E-mail: Spokane_trans@rocketmail.com
A support group for transgendered individuals. Meets are held on the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month and Westminster Church.
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North Idaho Gay Men’s Association
E-mail: nigma-owner@yahoogroups.com
Website: nigma.grouply.com
Creates community by providing real time social activities for gay men in the Moscow/Pullman area, visitors, and allies.
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Older Wiser Lesbians (OWLs)
E-mail: Owls_spokane@yahoogroups.com
Social group that meets monthly.
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Papillon of Spokane
Website: www.spokanepapillon.org
Transgender Support Resource.
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PFLAG Spokane
112 S Perry St. – Spokane, WA 99202
Tel: 509-325-3637 – E-mail: oliverfamily10@msn.com
Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians & Gays promotes the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons, their families and friends through: support, to cope with an adverse society; education, to enlighten an ill-informed public; and advocacy, the end discrimination and secure equal civil rights. Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays provides opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity, and acts to create a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity.
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Queer Sounds
35 W. Main, Suite 340 – Spokane, WA 99201
Tel: 509-747-3807 – E-mail: queersounds@kyrs.org
Website: www.kyrs.org
Queer Sounds is the only local program that plays music primarily by Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersexed artists. Thursdays from 6 to 8 pm.
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Spokane Gay Bowling League
125 W Sinto Ave – Spokane, WA 99201-2390
Tel: 509-328-7090
Spokane Gay Bowling league runs from September to April/May. We bowl on Sunday’s from 11:30 – 2:30 @ North Bowl and it is open to all levels of ability.
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Spokane GLBT Film Festival
P.O. Box 2931 – Spokane, WA 99220
Tel: 509-216-0366 – E-mail: spokanefilmfest@comcast.net
Website: www.spokanefilmfest.org
Annual LGBT Film Festival held each year the first weekend in November.
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Western Montana Gay and Lesbian Community Center
127 North Higgins, Suite 202 – Missoula, MT 59802
Tel: 406-543-2224 – E-mail: wmglcc@gaymontana.org
Website: www.gaymontana.org/wmglcc
The Western Montana Gay & Lesbian Community Center supports the work of all community members to create and sustain a healthy community. The Community Center is open to all members of the community including: Lesbian, Gay Bisexual, Transgender and supporting individuals.
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Health and HIV/AIDS
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Benton-Franklin District Health Department
412 W Clark – Pasco, WA 99301
Te: (Pasco) 509-547-9737, ext. 234 Confidential voice mail also.
Website: www.bfhd.wa.gov
Confidential and anonymous HIV testing, case management, educational and referral services.
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Blue Mountain Heart to Heart
2330 Eastgate St #105 – Walla Walla, WA 99362-1559
Tel: 509-529-4744
Website: www.bluemountainheart.org
AIDS prevention education, support and services.
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The HIV Clinic at Internal Medicine Residency Spokane
104 W 5th Ave, Ste 200W – Spokane, WA 99204
Te: 509-744-3750 – Debbie Stimpson, PA-C, HIV Specialist
E-mail: StimpsD@intmedspokane.org
Comprehensive medical care for people throughout the Inland Northwest with HIV/AIDs and other medical problems. IMRS specializes in comprehensive care for adults including preventative, acute and chronic care.
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Hospice of Spokane
121 S Arthur – Spokane, WA 99210
Tel: 888-459-0438
Website: www.hospiceofspokane.org
Hospice care is a holistic approach to end-of-life care, addressing the medical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual needs of the terminally ill person and their loved ones.
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Inland Oasis
PO Box 8205 – Moscow, ID 83843
Friendship Hall, 1912 Building
412 East 3rd Street – Moscow, ID 83843
Tel: 208-352-0456 – E-mail: info@inlandoasis.org
Website: www.inlandoasis.org
Inland Oasis is a completely volunteer based organization serving the needs of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer community of the Palouse currently focus on Palouse Pride, HIV Testing & Counseling, and Programs for Youth under 21 years old.
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North Idaho AIDS Coalition
410 Sherman Ave Ste 215 – Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814
Tel: 208-665-1448 – E-mail: dani@northidahoaidscoalition.org
Website: www.northidahoaidscoalition.org
The North Idaho AIDS Coalition is a nonprofit community based organization providing care, prevention, and advocacy to those infected or affected by HIV/AIDS.
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Panhandle Health District
Website: www.phd1.idaho.gov
STD/HIV testing, condoms, and other methods of birth control, physical exams, shots, cancer screening, resource nurse voucher program, referrals to area resources and education. All services are confidential.
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Planned Parenthood of Greater WA and North ID
P.O. Box 7340 – Spokane, WA 99207
Tel: 509-326-6292 – E-mail: info@ppinw.org
Website: www.plannedparenthood.org
PPGWNI has been helping women, men and teens make responsible choices about their sexual health for over 40 years. Dedicated to delivering the highest quality reproductive health care services since 1967, PPGWNI is also committed to providing responsible, age-appropriate sexuality education. Protecting a woman’s fundamental right to choose is also a major part of this organization’s underlying philosophy.
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Spokane AIDS Network
905 S Monroe St. – Spokane, WA 99204
Tel: 509-455-8993 – E-mail: info@san-nw.org
Website: www.san-nw.org
Provides care for those living with HIV/AIDS. SAN provides case management, food pantry, nutritional counseling services, prevention, and advocacy.
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Spokane Regional Health District
Tel: 509-324-1542
Website: www.srhd.org
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Tri-Cities Chaplaincy/Tri-Cities CARES
2108 W Entiate Ave – Kennewick, WA 99336
Tel: 509-783-7416
Website: www.tcchaplains.org
Columbia AIDS relief, education and support. Survivor support group and HIV/PWA support group.
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State and National
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ACLU – Washington
901 Fifth Avenue, Suite 630 – Seattle, WA 98164
Tel: 206-624-2184
Website: www.aclu-wa.org
The ACLU is the nation’s premiere organization dedicated to defending and expanding all civil liberties and civil rights in America.
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Aptus Insurance
Website: www.aptusinsurance.com
Personal Finance Guide for LGBT persons.
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Colage
1550 Bryant Street, Suite 830 – San Francisco, CA 94103
Tel: 415-861-5437 – E-mail: colage@colage.org
Website: www.colage.org
COLAGE is a national movement of children, youth, and adults with one or more lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and/or queer (LGBTQ) parent/s. We build community and work toward social justice through youth empowerment, leadership development, education, and advocacy.
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Equal Rights Washington
The Vance Building – 1402 3rd Ave Ste. 201 – Seattle, WA 99101
Tel: 206-324-2570 – E-mail: info@equalrightswashington.org
Website: www.equalrightswashington.org
Equal Rights Washington (ERW) is a statewide political advocacy organization for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community of Washington State.
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GLSEN Washington State
1605 12th Avenue, Suite 35 – Seattle, WA 98122
Tel: 206-330-2099 or 877-220-4213 – E-mail: mail@glsenwa.org
Website: chapters.glsen.org
GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, is the leading national education organization focused on ensuring safe schools for all students. Established in 1990, GLSEN envisions a world in which every child learns to respect and accept all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. GLSEN seeks to develop school climates where difference is valued for the positive contribution it makes to creating a more vibrant and diverse community.
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Human Rights Campaign (HRC)
1640 Rhode Island Ave. NW, – Washington, DC, 20036
Tel: 800-777-4723
Website: www.hrc.org
The Human Rights Campaign is a grassroots force of over 750,000 members and supporters nationwide. As the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization, HRC envisions an America where LGBT people are ensured of their basic equal rights, and can be open, honest, and safe at home, at work, and in the community.
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Lambda Legal: Western Regional Office
3325 Wilshire Boulevard Suit 1300 – Los Angeles, CA 90010
Tel: 213-382-7600
Website: www.lambdalegal.org
Provides attorney referrals for AK, AZ, CA, HI, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA and WY. Also found on their website is a vast resource of legal reference guides.
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Mortgageloan.com
Website: www.mortgageloan.com/lgbt/
This guide will help to explain the different approaches that same-sex couples can take to getting a mortgage, establishing ownership of a home, and creating legal documents that anticipate any legal or property-ownership issues that might occur if the couple breaks up or one partner dies.
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Pride Foundation (local region contact info)
P.O. Box 2194 – Spokane, WA 99210-2194
Tel: 509-481-0402 – E-mail: farand@pridefoundation.org
Website: www.pridefoundation.org
Pride Foundation inspires a culture of generosity that connects and strengthens Northwest organizations, leaders, and students who are creating LGBTQ equality.
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Safe Schools Coalition
Public Health – Seattle @ King County – MS: NTH-PH-0100
10501 Meridian Ave. N. – Seattle, WA 98133
Tel: 206-632-0662 ext. 49 – Help Line: 1-877-SAFE-SAFE
Website: www.Safeschoolscoalition.org
The Safe Schools Coalition offers resources as a starting point for educators, parents/guardians and youth.