Race Equity Statement

GenPride works toward a future where Seattle/King County older LGBTQ+ adults'  race and ethnicity no longer determine how they fare in society.

Older adults identifying as Black, Indigenous, People of Color, and as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer + (BIPOC LGBTQ+) experience being unwelcomed, underserved, excluded, or invisible in our communities, including at GenPride. GenPride takes responsibility for past harmful actions and works to repair relationships and change behaviors when we do not uphold our commitments and vision for racial equity.

We fight against racism in all its manifestations.

GenPride commits to actively dismantling systemic injustices that contribute to the disparities BIPOC LGBTQ+ older adults face in accessing essential resources, care, and support.

We actively create futures where all BIPOC LGBTQ+ older adults are cared for, celebrated, and live in community.

We commit to:

1. Ending systemic racism and its impact on BIPOC LGBTQ+ elders, within GenPride, and in the society at large, alone and at the intersection of other oppressions.

2. Amplifying the voices and experiences of BIPOC LGBTQ+ older adults.

3. Partnering with aligned people, organizations, and coalitions to achieve greater impact.

4. Reviewing and updating regularly GenPride’s practices and policies to ensure they are equitable and inclusive.

5. Increasing racial diversity of board, staff, volunteers, and elders served.

6. Creating and providing opportunities throughout GenPride to learn and grow our skills of self-reflection, cultural humility, and curiosity.

7. Building our skills in having courageous conversations and repairing relationships.

8. Nurturing spaces and experiences of belonging where BIPOC LGBTQ+ older adults can be fully and joyfully themselves.


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