Celebrate Pride Month

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

Last updated: June 3, 2019, at 9:36 a.m. PT

Celebrate LGBTQ Diversity & Inclusion with The YMCA 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.  

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.