Allies & Advocates
Thank you for working to learn more about the LGBTQ+ community and our culture.
Thank you for volunteering with or attending Pride as an ally.
Thank you for caring for an LGBTQ+ youth who felt like they had no where else to turn.
Thank you for speaking out in favor of marriage equality, LGBTQ+ civil rights protections, and transgender rights.
Thank you for understanding "Love Is Love" is more than a slogan.
With allies like you at our side, we have come far, but there is still so much further to go. We encourage you to explore the groups below for opportunities to volunteer with and connect with the LGBTQ+ community.
We need allies like you more than ever, so thank you.
Fishline Food Bank and Comprehensive Services
Fishline has a 55-year history of assisting households and individuals who have slipped through the holes of the community’s safety net. Our services include: food, showers, free clothing, toiletries, mental health counseling, case management, and financial assistance. Our partner agencies, located at our site, offer food stamps, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), caregiver support, employment assistance, veterans’ needs, dental care, peer-to-peer counseling, substance abuse support, and mediation. Fishline’s case managers routinely assist survivors of domestic abuse, unhoused individuals, low-income families, and those afflicted with mental and physical health disorders.
The mission of Olympic Pride is to support the LGBTQ+ community on the Olympic Peninsula through awareness, education, and community engagement. Olympic Pride has a non profit booth at the Farmers Market in uptown Port Townsend, come say hi. We will hold a Pride celebration in Port Townsend in 2022. Currently we are gathering funds and resources to open a LGBTQ+ youth center in Port Townsend.
Cloud Cover Community
Cloud Cover Community is a non-profit organization of volunteers working to support LGBTQIA+ folx and the community.
This includes information, discourse, meetings, and peer support. We do this through Community Meetings. We gather together to connect, create, and encourage community.
Based in Clallam County, Washington, we are currently holding Community Meetings in Sequim and Port Angeles. Please check our Facebook page for events.
Teen Talking Circles
The Teen Talking Circle mission is to educate, inspire, empower youth; foster partnerships across genders, generations, and cultures, and support youth activism. "By modeling wholeness, compassion, and inclusiveness, talking circles help young people develop mature identities and form healthy relationships at home, at work, and in society, providing a foundation for a more cooperative, caring world." Founded on Bainbridge Island in 1993.
Bainbridge Island Museum of Art
BIMA inspires curiosity, wonder and understanding by connecting people with the contemporary art and craft of the Puget Sound region. Since opening its LEED Gold certified building in 2013, BIMA has become the cultural living room for the local community. The Museum’s galleries, auditorium, Bistro, Store and plaza buzz with a variety of events covering the entire artistic spectrum.
Kitsap Transgender Community Group
Kitsap Transgender Community is a group of trans folk from all walks of life, and the allies that support us. We meet in Bremerton 2-3 times per month (please contact us for information), to share experiences, concerns, trials, happy moments, milestones in transition, etc.