Our list of community resources for the LGBTQIA+ community on the Eastside.
If you would like a resource added to this list, or need one updated, please email us.
Call, text, or chat 988 to be connected to the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline. It is confidential, free, and available 24/7/365
Several states have introduced new bills to ban queer books and books by authors of color. Book Riot outlines the various ways that censorship is affecting readers.
Desi Rainbow Parents and Allies
Desi Rainbow Parents & Allies works to provide affirming spaces for South Asian LGBTQ+ individuals and their families to talk about issues related to gender identity and sexual orientation. We all come from different circumstances and backgrounds, but we share the desire to find culturally sensitive support that will help our family stay whole and healthy. DRPA offers two support groups to best suit your needs.
Friends of Youth
Friends of Youth is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to serving youth and young families facing circumstances of homelessness, foster care and behavioral health challenges. As an organization, we are committed to the journey of dismantling systems of oppression that harm our clients of all marginalized identities. We love and celebrate our clients and team members of the LGBTQIA+ community. Our Equity for Queer and Trans Youth (or EQTY) Committee is actively engaged in the work of making Friends of Youth a place where all people are welcomed, included, and belong. We have a long way to go, and are proud of how far we have come so far. Happy Pride from the team at Friends of Youth!
GLSEN Washington Rainbow Library Project
GLSEN Washington is an organization that advocates for safe and affirming school environments for every student, regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. GLSEN Washington's Rainbow Library project is an initiative that sends LGBTQ+ affirming K-12 text sets to schools and libraries across Washington State. Donors and grant opportunities are always appreciated to support this initiative.
GenPride is an organization that advocates for the unique needs of older LGBTQIA+ adults and offers innovative programs and services that promote wellbeing and prevent social isolation. GenPride also works to eliminate discrimination and cultivate a sense of belonging through community connection.
LGBTQIA+ June Pride Month Playbook
The LGBTQIA+ June Pride Month Playbook is a useful guide to celebrating Pride in your city!
Lambert House is a safe place for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth ages 10-22. Our calendar is packed with fun activities, support groups, planning meetings, dances, and other events. Lambert House is where LGBTQ youth make life better for each other.
LGBTQ Meetup group for Seattle and the Eastside
National Resource Center on LGBTQ+ Aging
The National Resource Center on LGBTQ+ Aging focuses on improving the quality of services and support offered to LGBTQ+ adults, their families and caregivers.
PFLAG Bellevue Eastside
We’re a chapter of PFLAG National, our nation’s oldest LGBTQ advocacy organization. We serve residents of East King County communities by uniting people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) with families, friends, and allies. We are committed to advancing equality through support meetings, education for ourselves and the public about the unique challenges facing LGBTQ people, and advocacy to create stronger families and create policies that foster equality, inclusion, and belonging. PFLAG welcomes people at any point in their journey whether it's the first place they come to when a loved one comes out or LGBTQ people, family, and allies who seek to gather in affirmation and support.
Redmond Fire House Teen Center
The Old Fire House Teen Center empowers teens through art, social expression and service leadership opportunities. They are located in the heart of downtown Redmond and strive to be a welcoming and inclusive environment where all teens middle through high school can explore their passions, connect with friends, learn new skills, practice leadership among peers and have a good time in a uniquely teen centered space.
The Garage Teen Cafe
Located in Issaquah, WA, the Garage, a Teen Cafe, is a non-profit exclusively for high-school teens. It is a safe space for teens to hang out with friends, meet with a counselor, play music, talk over homework, and so much more. All events located at The Garage are free of charge.
The Trevor Project
The Trevor Project’s mission is to end suicide among LGBTQ young people and offers support and resources necessary to achieve their mission.
Youth Eastside Services (YES)
The leading behavioral health services provider in East King County for children and youth, from birth to 22, and their families. YES provides mental health counseling and substance use treatment, early childhood support, psychiatric services, school-based services and education and prevention programs, regardless of a family’s ability to pay.