GenPride Newsletter August 26

GenPride Newsletter August 26
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Newsletter Contents:

Community Programming:

  • Senior Companion Volunteer Opportunity
  • Dine Together with AgePRIDE
  • Trans Pride Seattle 2022
  • Qigong resumes in October
  • Yoga & Stretching
  • Strength & Balance
  • Subscribe to the Pride Place Newsletter

Services and Information:

  • Wellness with Pride: COVID-19 and LGBTQ+ Communities
  • What You Should Know About Monkeypox

Community Programming


GenPride has wrapped up our summer Qigong series.

But fear not! We will be resuming our online Qigong classes in October, with instructor Kimberly Ivy, founder of Seattle’s Embrace the Moon Tai Chi and Qigong.

Stay tuned to this newsletter for all the details…coming soon!


Senior Companion Volunteer Opportunity

If you’re low-income and 55+ or older, consider joining our Senior Companion program designed to serve older adults in King & Snohomish Counties. Volunteers support adults who are isolated and/or disabled by providing companionship, transportation and/or other support (accompany shopping, organizing, lunch buddy, respite support, walking partner). 

Tax-free Cash stipend offered to low-income volunteers 

8 hours/week requirement to earn a stipend 

Reimbursements, monthly trainings, and social events!

If you’re interested in learning more, reach out to GenPride’s Volunteer Coordinator, Sonia Frojen: or call: (206) 800-2019 

Previous volunteers have shared… 

  • “Serving others through the Senior Companion program is easy. You have fun, spend time with your clients, and get a lot of support about how to do the volunteering as well.” 
  • Another volunteer appreciates the opportunity to get out of their home and connect with a friend on a regular basis. Together, they both benefit from the outings and help each other be their best.

Dine Together with AgePRIDE

Join our partner AgePRIDE for a free, delicious prepared lunch with new friends. Enjoy conversation and community alone or with a friend! LGBTQIA+ encouraged to attend. Allies are also welcome. Dine Together is a program to help end isolation, build community, and engage people across generations.

Friday September 2nd, from 12-1 pm at The Tin Table

RSVP by August 30th:


(Limited to first 10 RSVPs)


Trans Pride Seattle is back in-person for 2022, with a mighty September 2nd celebration in Seattle’s Volunteer Park. The goal of Trans Pride Seattle is to increase the strength of the trans and gender diverse community and allies, through increased visibility, connection, love, and the celebration of our lives.

GenPride will staff an information table at Trans Pride. Come visit us and join in the festivities!

Friday, Sept 2 | 5:30 – 9:30 pm

Volunteer Park, Seattle

GenPride Yoga Class

Yoga & Stretching

Experience with yoga or stretching is not required. This class is designed to be approachable by all populations, regardless of fitness level. Moves in class are broken down in a slow and manageable manner.

The intention of the class is to move a little and have a lot of fun – even if you don’t perform each move perfectly.

Mondays, 11 am – 12 pm

Wednesdays, 3:30 – 4:30 pm

Fridays, 3:30 – 4:30 pm

GenPride Strength & Balance Class

Strength & Balance

Join us for this 40-minute movement-based class that integrates full-body strength, balance, and core-strengthening exercises.

Exercises will focus on strengthening the major muscle groups of the body in vertical and horizontal positions for strength and challenging our static and dynamic balance.

In this virtually taught class, we will use our own body weight using a chair for balance for support and a mat to aid various core strengthening exercises.

Tuesdays, 3:45 – 4:25 pm


Subscribe to the

Pride Place Newsletter

Did you know we have a separate newsletter for Pride Place information? Find updates on construction progress and news, as we share what’s going on with the building of Pride Place.


Stay up to date when new information is released by signing up for our Pride Place mailing list.


Services and Information

GenPride Strength & Balance Class

This nationwide project was created to assess the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the social, economic, and health inequities and resources of LGBTQ+ adults. Twelve randomly selected individuals, who complete the survey and a participation form, will be awarded a gift card for $150.

Are you a lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, non-binary, or sexual or gender diverse adult age 49 to 57 (birth year 1965-1971) residing in the United States?

We need your help with a ground-breaking project, Wellness with Pride: COVID-19 and LGBTQ+ Communities. We are partnering with Generations Aging with Pride to assess the social, economic, and health inequities and resources of LGBTQ+ adults and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on these inequities.

Please visit here to complete a confidential and anonymous online questionnaire.

By completing a participation form, you are eligible for a raffle drawing awarding a $150.00 Gift Certificate to 12 randomly selected individuals. Please keep in mind your participation in the project is completely voluntary.

Individuals who participate in Wellness with Pride, and choose to also share their interest in being contacted for future research opportunities, and have a birthday that falls between the years 1965 – 1971 will be invited to participate as a member of a new group of the Aging with Pride: National Health, Aging, Sexuality/Gender (NHAS) Study. 

  • If you have any questions about the project, please contact us at

What you should know about Monkeypox

The GSBA is sponsoring a free, 1-hour webinar on

Monkeypox and the LGBTQ+ Community

Thursday, Sept 1, 10:00 am REGISTER HERE.

Join experts from Fred Hutch Cancer Research, Premera, and Seattle’s LGBTQ+ Center.

Seattle – King County Public Health posts the latest information here:

So far, cases of monkeypox in King County have been among men who reported close intimate contact with other men, sometimes with multiple partners. But others can become infected, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. offers tips for safer sex in the time of monkeypox.

A limited supply of monkeypox vaccine is available locally, with more doses promised for later this Fall.

In King County, patients with flu-like or rash symptoms can be evaluated for free at the Public Health Sexual Health Clinic at Harborview, open M/W/TH/F, 7:30 am – 6:00 pm and Tuesday 9:30 am – 6:00 pm, (206) 744-3590.

Please stay informed through


Help us learn more about our community

If you have not yet done so, please consider submitting your demographic information to GenPride. It’s completely optional and all information is used for city and county summary reporting metrics. Demographic information assists us in understanding the diversity of our clients and creating programming to better serve community members like you.

All GenPride Programming is free for the community, with support and funding from the City of Seattle

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