GenPride, Seattle and King County’s resource for LGBTQIA+ Aging, announces the selection of Judy Kinney (she/they) as Executive Director!

“With the anticipated opening of Pride Place and the GenPride Community Center this fall, we are thrilled to start this monumental year with more exciting news,” said Richard Patterson, President, GenPride Board of Directors. “In a selection process that began in late fall 2022, Judy emerged from a pool of national and local candidates as the best person to lead GenPride. She officially begins her leadership journey with GenPride on March 6, 2023.” 

Judy comes to GenPride as an experienced non-profit leader and community builder who has devoted much of her career to protecting, supporting, and advancing the well-being of older adults, including promoting the equality, safety, and health of older LGBTQIA+ people.  

Judy brings to GenPride a keen business acumen, skillful management of multimillion dollar budgets and a proven track record of increasing fiscal resources through fundraising, grant attainment and partnership donations. 

GenPride, Seattle and King County’s resource for LGBTQIA+ Aging, announces the selection of Judy Kinney (she/they) as Executive Director!

Having worked in North Carolina, Arizona, and Washington, Judy’s professional journey and service have been grounded in a deep understanding of the multiple challenges faced by elders, in general and LGBTQIA+ elders, in particular. She is deeply committed to DEI (diversity, equity and inclusion) and has multiple experiences leading and participating in anti-racism work. Judy has a Master of Social Work from Arizona State University with a focus on Community, Administration, & Program Development which has served her well in her many accomplishments and experiences.  

“I am honored and excited to join GenPride as it steps into this next phase of expanding its reach and amplifying its impact,” Kinney said. “It is a significant moment for our region to have Pride Place, the first income-qualifying housing for LGBTQIA+ seniors, and a new and expanded GenPride Senior Center located on Pride Place’s ground floor anticipated to be open in the heart of Capitol Hill in Seattle this fall.” 

Please join us in welcoming Judy to this exciting new year of expansion for GenPride and actualization of Pride Place! 

Pillars of Pride:

Honoring our


Sunday, May 7th

from 11 am – 1 pm

Doors open at 10:30 am

Find out more about 2023 Pillars of Pride at

GenPride is proud to host Pillars of Pride again this year, as an event to honor elders from our community and a fundraiser for GenPride and Pride Place. Pillars of Pride (PoP) is GenPride’s annual celebration, timed to coincide with the 2023 National Honor our LGBTQ Elders Day.

During Pillars of Pride, we take time to recognize our LGBTQIA+ elders who have worked hard to lift our community. This generation of elders fought for and won a tremendous amount of the rights we enjoy today. Without their courage in the face of hatred, discrimination and violence, our community would be very different. We are committed to this being a truly inclusive day that represents the many diverse segments of our community.

This is an exciting time for GenPride, as we prepare for the opening of Pride Place, a new LGBTQIA+ affirming senior affordable housing and community center on Capitol Hill, scheduled to open in the fall of 2023.

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Pride Place Information, Blog, and Newsletter

GenPride At Pride Place between Pike and Pine in the heart of Capitol Hill!

GenPride and Community Roots Housing are building Seattle’s first affordable housing project designed to be an affirming environment for LGBTQIA+ seniors. The project will provide 118 apartments, with a mix of studios and 1-bedroom units – as well as a community and health services center.

Our capital campaign seeks to support the purchase and build out of the 4,400 sq. ft. community space, the first of its kind in our community, and the first permanent home for GenPride’s mission. Funds raised through the campaign will support construction of a brand-new community and health services center as well as a transitional fund to prepare the center for the future.

GenPride is a 501c3 nonprofit organization. Your contribution is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

EIN #: 47-5593899

Our Mission at GenPride

We advocate for the unique needs of older LGBTQIA+ adults by offering innovative programs and services that promote wellbeing and prevent social isolation, cultivate belonging through community connection, and work to eliminate discrimination in all its forms.

Want to get in touch or share your thoughts, feedback, or testimonial with us?


(206) 393 3400


PO Box 23123, Seattle, WA 98102


Stories of Courage and Resilience

from the GenPride Community

A Riveting Testimony to the Power of Personal Storytelling 

In their gripping anthology, fourteen LGBTQIA midlife and older adults share the struggles and triumphs that shaped their lives. Some stories delve into issues that have marked their generation: AIDS, gender identity, sexuality, persecution, and claiming one’s self. Others grapple with health, family, loss, addiction, and love. Unmuted is about heartbreak and courage, strength, and resilience.

Available in print, digital print, and audio book formats!

Finding it difficult to stay on top of groceries, medicine, and/or socialization during quarantine?

If you do not feel comfortable with the web form, or need assistance filling it out, a staff member or volunteer can reach out to check in with you.

Please reach out to (206) 800-2019 or

We are surveying our community to understand how coronavirus (COVID2019) is affecting the current needs of our senior LGBTQIA+ community. We would greatly appreciate your feedback, if you would be able to spend a few minutes on the phone or online to answer a short survey.

We know that many in our community have health conditions that create additional challenges and we are exploring options to provide assistance with:

  • Grocery and supply delivery

  • Donated groceries and specific supplies

  • Phone socialization/conversations to help reduce isolation

Community Roots Housing Pride Place Application Phone Line

Monday - Friday | 7 am - 10 pm

(206) 347-1500

Dedicated Pride Place Application Phone Line - CALL NOW

Live agents are ready to take your call.

Dedicated Pride Place Application Phone Line Opens - CALL NOW

Live agents are ready to take your call.

The call center for Pride Place applications opened June 15, at 9 am. 

GenPride and Community Roots Housing know there was some confusion and difficulties as calls began to come in. Community Roots Housing has provided a statement: Please click HERE to see what you need to know.

If you need assistance during the process or with eligibility information, GenPride is available at: (206) 393-3400 or email


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