Gay City: Seattle’s LGBTQ Center

LGBTQ Health Services, Library, Resources and Arts programing.
Welcome to Gay City: Seattle’s LGBTQ Center! With 25 years of supporting and advocating for our LGBTQ communities, we are here to provide a place for you to be you.

Our Journey

Established in 1995 by a group of community activists with a bold vision of building a community stronger than HIV, Gay City grows as the needs of the LGBTQ communities evolves.
Gay City formed during the HIV/AIDS epidemic to center the health needs of gay and bisexual men who were among the highest affected by the disease.
Since the mid 2000s, Gay City has evolved into an organization centering all LGBTQ people in the Greater Seattle Area and beyond, and their needs.
Today, we provide 100+ resources, 10+ programs, and a space for our LGBTQ people to grow, thrive, and be authentically themselves…a place to be you.
Our programs/services all provide multiple ways for our community to gather, connect, find voice and serve, including the Wellness Center, our LGBTQ Resource & Referral Program, Michael C. Weidemann Library, and Arts Programming.

Our Mission

Gay City: Seattle’s LGBTQ Center cultivates access and connections to promote self-determination, liberation and joy in our communities.

Our Values

Intersectionality
Gay City recognizes that our community members are multifaceted, with overlapping and intersecting identities. Gay City seeks to honor our interdependent identities in all our services and programming. We also recognize that LGBTQ communities face multiple and intersecting forms of structural oppression. We are committed to honoring those truths in all that we do.
Accessibility
Gay City is committed to creating more opportunities for all LGTBQ people to receive services, resources, engage in community and in the Arts. To do that, we’re committed to building accessibility.
Stewardship
Gay City takes community seriously. We act in service of people’s daily needs, and towards our greater liberation, as they are not separate. We know the power of community and take great care in building it for today and generations to come.
Transparency
Gay City sees transparency being key in creating equitable outcomes and getting people what they need to be successful. We have established policies, procedures, and practices with the intent to be clear and open with the communities we serve.
Advocacy
Gay City shows up. We lean into our responsibility to address critical issues affecting LGBTQ people. Gay City advocates for the whole person.
Sex & Body Positive
Gay City values all bodies and consensual sexuality. We defer judgment when people seek support or share their diverse stories and invest in people’s self-determination.
East Pike Street 517
Seattle 98122 WA US
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