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Newsletter 1/24/2022

Newsletter 1/24/2022

Newsletter Contents: Mask-up for Omicron COVID LGBTQIA+ Writers Lab Intro to Qigong T'ai Chi Chih Class Restarts GenPride at the Movies: Supernova Yoga & Stretching Strength & Balance   Note these dates: January 25, Tuesday -- LGBTQIA+ Writers Lab January 27, Thursday...
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Newsletter 1/14/2022

Newsletter 1/14/2022

Newsletter Contents: Mask-up for Omicron COVID Intro to Qigong Healthy Living for Your Brain & Body LGBTQIA+ Writers Lab T'ai Chi Chih Class Restarts GenPride at the Movies: Supernova Health Equity Listening Sessions  Yoga & Stretching Strength & Balance   Note these...
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Holiday Break

Holiday Break

  A reminder that the GenPride office will be closed for winter holiday break, from Friday Dec 24 through Sunday Jan 2. Our ongoing fitness classes will also take a break during that time. We are back to a regular schedule on...
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PRIDE PLACE, FIRST WASHINGTON LGBTQIA+ AFFIRMING SENIOR HOUSING PROJECT TO BREAK GROUND ON CAPITOL HILL

PRIDE PLACE, FIRST WASHINGTON LGBTQIA+ AFFIRMING SENIOR HOUSING PROJECT TO BREAK GROUND ON CAPITOL HILL

Seattle, WA (August 27, 2021) – GenPride and Community Roots Housing are breaking ground on Pride Place, a 118-unit affordable housing development on Seattle’s Capitol Hill. The project will celebrate the groundbreaking with an event on September 10th, 2021, with construction beginning shortly thereafter.  
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GenPRIDE stands with Taking B(l)ack Pride.

GenPRIDE stands with Taking B(l)ack Pride.

GenPride stands in solidarity with Taking B(l)ack Pride and the Trans Women of Color Solidarity Network. We encourage those planning on attending or supporting Capitol Hill Pride this year to reconsider based on the events and information available. The recent actions of Capitol Hill Pride are racist and deliberately endanger...
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GenPride stands against anti-Asian hate and violence, and in solidarity with the AAPI community

GenPride stands against anti-Asian hate and violence, and in solidarity with the AAPI community

We are outraged and heartbroken by the recent murders in Atlanta, as well as the many physical acts of violence around the nation (including in the Puget Sound Region), that are manifestations of the ever-present racism that Asian American and Pacific Islander...
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Stay well and have fun during the quarantine

Stay well and have fun during the quarantine

Need a reset like something funny or cute to take your mind off things for a moment? Check out some of our picks, and let us know if you've got any you'd like to share! Community Suggestions and staff picks have no...
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Housing update 3

Housing update 3

Now that the LGBTQ-Affirming Senior Housing project has received funding commitments from the city, county, and state, the project team is advancing into the next phase of design work for the project and initiating the entitlements process to obtain all necessary land...
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The Lavender Palette – GenPRIDE Field Trip

The Lavender Palette – GenPRIDE Field Trip

We had a great turnout of 39 GenPRIDE elders and friends for our field trip to The Lavender Palette, an art exhibit of Washington state’s gay and lesbian artists active from 1910 through 1970, offered at the Cascadia Art Museum in Edmonds, WA....
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Housing Update 2

Housing Update 2

LGBTQ-Affirming Affordable SeniorHousing Comes to Seattle!GenPRIDE to be the ground floor service provider.The mayor announced on Monday, December 9 2019, that the Office of Housing has chosen to fund Washington state’s first ever LGBTQ-Affirming Affordable Senior Housing building, to be located on...
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Sexuality in Later Life

Sexuality in Later Life

Many people want and need to be close to others as they grow older. For some, this includes the desire to continue an active, satisfying sex life. With aging, that may mean adapting sexual activity to accommodate physical, health, and other changes....
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Rural Area Resource Guides

Rural Area Resource Guides

Community Survey to help build Resource Guides for Trans and Non Gender Conforming in Rural AreasTake the Survey Thurston County TAKE THE SURVEYSnohomish CountyTAKE THE SURVEYPierce CountyTAKE THE SURVEYAre you a Significant Other, Friend, Family member, Ally or Service Provider? Take the...
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Special Event Support

Special Event Support

Provide set up, tear down, hosting of special events.
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Majority of LGBT Adults Concerned About Social Support and Discrimination in Long-Term Care

Majority of LGBT Adults Concerned About Social Support and Discrimination in Long-Term Care

Originally posted by The Seattle Lesbian on April 2, 2018 at http://theseattlelesbian.com/majority-of-lgbt-adults-concerned-about-social-support-and-discrimination-in-long-term-care/ NEW AARP NATIONAL SURVEY FINDS MOST LGBT ADULTS WANT BUT DON’T HAVE ACCESS TO LGBT-SENSITIVE CARE AND SERVICES. When it comes to aging-related concerns, older LGBT adults worry most about having adequate family...
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Fact Sheet: Health Disparities by Race and Ethnicity

Fact Sheet: Health Disparities by Race and Ethnicity

Sixty-eight percent of Hispanics had health insurance coverage in 2009 compared to 88 percent of white Americans. Download this fact sheet (pdf) Below are the facts that outline racial and ethnic health care disparities in the United States. The reports “ Easing the Burden:...
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Building Better Mental Health

Building Better Mental Health

Your mental health influences how you think, feel, and behave in daily life. It also affects your ability to cope with stress, overcome challenges, build relationships, and recover from life’s setbacks and hardships. Whether you’re looking to cope with a specific mental...
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Mental Health Basics

Mental Health Basics

What is mental illness? Mental illnesses are conditions that affect a person’s thinking, feeling, mood or behavior, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, or schizophrenia. Such conditions may be occasional or long-lasting (chronic) and affect someone’s ability to relate to others and function...
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Just how gay is Seattle?

Just how gay is Seattle?

This article originally posted October 7, 2012 by Gene Balk at http://blogs.seattletimes.com/fyi-guy/2012/10/07/just-how-gay-is-seattle/ The battle is heating up over Referendum 74, which will ask voters to decide if the new law allowing same-sex marriage in Washington should be upheld.  The people who will be most immediately affected by...
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An epidemic of loneliness

An epidemic of loneliness

This article originally posted January 6th, 2019 by The Week Staff at https://theweek.com/articles-amp/815518/epidemic-loneliness Nearly half of all Americans today say they are lonely. Why is that so, and what are the consequences? Here's everything you need to know: How is loneliness defined? Loneliness...
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3 Differences Between the Terms ‘Gay’ and ‘Queer’ — and Why It Matters

3 Differences Between the Terms ‘Gay’ and ‘Queer’ — and Why It Matters

Originally posted March 1, 2016 by Hari Ziyad at https://everydayfeminism.com/2016/03/difference-between-gay-queer/ For a while, I thought I was gay. And maybe I was for some of that time – there’s nothing wrong with being gay. But I’m definitely not now. I thought I was gay because I thought...
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