Classes, Workshops, and Free Events

GenPRIDE proudly offers our senior and aging LGBTQIA+ community free events! We welcome you to bring your friends, families, significant others, or allies to celebrate intersectionality and multi-generational safe spaces. Our roster of events includes recurring classes, one time workshops with professionals and community leaders, and partner with many local organizations to bring fun events that enhance social connection and support.

While all our classes are drop in, we do ask folks to RSVP if they can. That way we can always plan for enough materials, seating, or snacks.









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Eating Healthy through the Holidays!

Are you tired of your New Year’s Resolution being focused around losing the weight you gained over the holidays?

Join GenPRIDE and learn strategies for navigating those holiday parties without expanding your waistline!

Date: Friday 12/6

Time: Noon – 1 pm

LGBTQ+ Estate Planning with Lavender Rights Project

Join Lavender Rights Project for a free 4 week workshop sharing skills and info to build your own estate plan!

At each workshop we will discuss different estate planning documents, all that goes into it, and what are the important LGBTQ+ intersections for each issue.

Attendees will be provided with sample documents and troubleshooting support during each workshop.


Dec 5 – Living Wills aka Health Care Directive

Dec 19 – Odds and ends of estate planning

Time: 6 – 7:30 pm

Explorative Art:

Mixed Media and you!

This class is free for all LGBTQIA+ Older Adults, their caregivers, friends, family, and allies. Instructors are dedicated to providing guided therapeutic art workshops for those seeking community engagement, support, and creative exploration.

Date: 12/4

Time: 6 – 7:30 pm.

Holigay Bingo

GenPride and NWN Present: Holigay Bingo for LGBTQ+ Elders 55+ 

HOLIGAY BINGO is a completely free event co-hosted by NW Network and GenPride honoring LGBTQ+ elders ages 55 and over. 

On Saturday Dec 14, from 4-7 pm, we’ll be hosting a BINGO party in which we’ll:​

  • Introduce party-goers to The NW Network and GenPride including the services we provide LGBTQ+ elders.
  • Have tamales courtesy of Cafetal Quilombo (vegan and veg options available). 
  • Have time to make friends, build networks, and hang out This event is open to anyone identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or questioning ages 55 and over.
  • Play several rounds of BINGO for prizes with your emcee for the evening, Aleksa Manila!

RSVP is necessary to ensure we have space for everyone.

Go to NWNetwork.org/events to register or Email Peter@nwnetwork.org to reserve your space. 

Questions? Problems registering?

Call NW Network at 206-568-7777

Date: Saturday, December 14th 2019 4:00 PM-7:00 PM

Location: Hillman City Collaboratory 5623 Rainer Ave S

Additional Access information: The space is ADA accessible.

Entry doorway is 6 feet wide, double doors, with no center bar Bathrooms are all gender with single and multi-stall bathrooms.

We ask that folks come to the series with low-to-no scents to keep everyone welcome and present during the series. 

The Space is low fragrance but not fragrance free.

To lessen the effects of chemical exposure on our community members

please come as fragrance free as possible.

Writers Workshop 2

Share Your Story and Experiences 

Write your story with New York Times bestselling memoir author Ingrid Ricks and then read your work-in-progress at our new Literary Open Mic event!

We hope to see you there!

Tell your story

In April, GenPRIDE began working with members of our aging LGBTQ Community to develop and share their stories.

Writers Workshop 3

4 Part Session. November and December session.

If you have a story you need to write, we want to help. Memoir Author and Writing Coach Ingrid Ricks will help you identify and structure the personal story you need to tell — and then teach you the six proven narrative writing techniques to bring your story to life.

She will also provide one-on-one coaching to ensure you get your story to the finish line.

Yoga + Stretching

Mondays 3 – 4 PM
Wednesdays 11 AM – 12 PM
@ TRIBE Fitness.

Healthy Cooking and Nutritional Education Classes

with Pots & Plans

Discover how to prepare quick, easy, nutritious and delicious meals and understand how to choose foods for various health conditions such as diabetes and heart disease.

Ingredients are very budget friendly and each class includes a variety of recipes – including a Mix and Match recipe that lets you choose which ingredients to use. Each participant will go home with a free bag of groceries that includes the ingredients of the recipe from class.

Community   Conversations

A great event to meet new friends and have a voice on topics that impact you.

Capitol Hill – Second Wednesdays

Ballard – Second Wednesdays

Shoreline – Second Thursdays

Nutrition and Educational Workshops

Writers Workshop
HIV and Aging
Incapacity and Decision Making

Coming soon

Upcoming events in June and July.
Rainbow Recreation

We’ve partnered with Seattle Parks & Recreation to provide more recreational opportunities to Seattle’s LGBTQ community. 

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