Celebrate Pride Month

Last updated: October 8, 2020, at 12:53 p.m. PT

Originally published: May 15, 2018, at 1:49 p.m. PT

Celebrate LGBTQ Diversity & Inclusion with The Y of Greater Seattle

June is national Pride month! At the Y, we use this time to celebrate our LGBTQ+ community, members, and staff. We honor those who have done the hard work for equity and have dedicated the Y to be among them. We remember the brutality and inhumanity that has been and is perpetrated against our LGBTQ+ family. And most of all we honor all those who are living life as their authentic selves and those who are on the path to that discovery.  

We are at work on constantly improving our branches, camps, housing programs, curriculums, and administrative policies to reflect our commitment to creating a safe space for LGBTQ+, in particular Black, Indigenous, and other traditionally marginalized members, community, and staff. If you have feedback or suggestions on how the Y can improve, please get in touch.

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No matter who you are, you are seen, appreciated, and celebrated at the Y.  

The Y along with The Biden Foundation have partnered for a joint three-year effort to foster LGBTQ inclusion and equity at YMCA locations nationwide. Driven by a shared commitment to ensuring all people are treated with dignity and respect, this collaboration will first establish a pilot cohort of Ys that will develop and implement locally focused strategies designed to engage and support LGBTQ individuals and their families. These strategies may include staff training; member outreach and engagement; program innovation for LGBTQ youth, adults, seniors and families; and community collaborations.  

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