Washington LGBTQ Resources

Find a Washington State LGBTQ+ Community Center or Organization*

 

LGBTQ+ Community Centers offer programming for LGBTQ+ youth, such as group meetups, Queer Prom, volunteer opportunities, and LGBTQ+ focused scholarships.  LGBTQ+ Community Centers also have information and resources on safe sex practices. Many Centers have virtual programming during COVID-19 closures.

 

LGBTQ/Pride Centers

Gay City: Seattle's LGBTQ Center (Seattle)

Rainbow Center (Tacoma)

Ingersoll Gender Center (Seattle)

Palouse Inland Oasis (Pullman, WA/Moscow, ID)

RAINS (Rainbow Advocacy Inclusion & Networking Services) (Longview, WA)

 

LGBTQ Youth Centers or Drop-In Centers

Lambert House (Seattle)

Odyssey Youth Movement (Spokane)

Oasis Youth Center (Tacoma)

Stonewall Youth (Olympia)

Queer Youth Resource Center (Vancouver)

GLOBE Youth (Everett)

The Space (Yakima)

Harbor Include (Aberdeen)

BGLAD (Bellevue)

Triple Point Youth (Walla Walla)

Triple Point Youth (Vancouver)

Kent Youth and Family Services (Kent)

Trans/GNC

Gender Justice League (Seattle)

Ingersoll Gender Center (Seattle)

Washington Gender Alliance (Bellingham, Everett, Burlington)

Diversity Alliance of the Puget Sound (Bellevue) 

Other Organizations

Entre Hermanos (Seattle)

Seattle's Queer Muslim Collective (Seattle)

Gay City (Seattle)

Lifelong (Seattle)

PFLAG (Multiple locations)

Pizza Klatch (Olympia)

Reel Queer Youth (Seattle)

Pride Asia

NW Black Pride

Camp Ten Trees

Diverse Harmony

Northwest Network

Seattle Parks (Seattle)

LGBTQ+ Chamber of Commerce

GSBA (Seattle)

INBA (Spokane)

*This is not a comprehensive list.  We will be reaching out to organizations to update this list. 

 

If you or someone you know is in a crisis, GLSEN Washington recommends the following resources:​

1. Trans Lifeline (for trans/nonbinary people, staffed by trans/nonbinary people)

 

  • Phone hotline (877) 565-8860. You do not need to be in crisis to call. There’s nothing you have to say, or any intake questions. You will not be asked for identifying information, and Trans Lifeline will not call any services or otherwise break your confidentiality without your explicit request. If you cannot get through, keep calling back.

  • If you do not want to talk to anyone, but are in need of support, Trans Lifeline has a really good list of Self-Care resources. 

2. The Trevor Project (for LGBTQ+ people)

  • Trevor Lifeline (1-866-488-7386) is a crisis intervention and suicide prevention phone service available 24/7.

  • TrevorChat is confidential online instant messaging with a Trevor counselor, also available 24/7. This service is best accessed through a computer.

  • Trevor Text Line is confidential text messaging with a Trevor counselor, available 24/7. Text START to 678-678 to access.

3. Teen Link (for teens, staffed by teen volunteers)

  • Available to talk by phone from 6-10 pm and chat or text from 6-9:30 pm every night. You can also call to connect with a substance use specialist from 2-10 pm Mon-Fri by calling the same number and pressing 2.   

4. Love is Respect (for people between the ages of 13 and 26 with questions/concerns about their romantic relationships)

  • Offers 24/7 information, support, and advocacy through:

    • Call: 1.866.331.9474

    • Text: LOVEIS to 22522

    • "Live chat now" feature