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PRIDE Month

The YMCA of Greater Seattle will celebrate, highlight and honor the many contributions of LGBTQ+ community during PRIDE month.

 June is Pride Month, when the LGBTQ+ communities come together and celebrate the freedom to be ourselves. Throughout the month, the Y will be hosting events across our branches and the Greater Seattle Community. 

June

June 1-June 9, 2019
Door Decorating Contest, West Seattle or Fauntleroy YMCA

Everyone loves a little friendly competition. Stop by the front desk to select a door at either our West Seattle or Fauntleroy location to decorate for PRIDE! Our staff and board will select the winning door on June 10th. Grand Prize: 1 month free membership dues!

June 1, 2019, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Burien PRIDE, Burien Town Square Park 480 SW 152nd St

Stop by Burien PRIDE festival and the YMCA table to pick up your summer swag!

June 1st, 2019, 7:00 – 10:00 pm
Let’s Go Bowling Together, Queers! (LGBTQ+), West Seattle Bowl

Come Kick Off Pride Month at West Seattle Bowl with staff and Volunteers. Food, lanes, and bowling shoes provided. All staff and volunteers are welcome.

June 1-July 7, 2019
Chest Binder Drive

Chest binders are compression garments that can be shaped like sports bra, crop tops, or tank tops to make the breast appear smaller or flatter. While chest binders are used by all genders for a variety of reasons, we are collecting specifically to support transgender youth who attend Lambert House, an LGBTQ+ center on Capitol Hill.

Chest binders can be purchased online or at various stores in Seattle. Some popular brands include: GC2BP, FLAVNT, Trans-Vormer, Underworks, Venus Envy, Double Design, and Shapeshifters Inc. 

Purchased binders can be dropped off or shipped directly to the West Seattle YMCA. We can also do the shopping for you if you wish to donate cash or check.

June 7th, 2019, 6:30 – 10:00 pm
LGBTQ Employee Resource Network Meet Up, 11101 12th St Bellevue WA 98004

Our LGBTQ ERN (Employee Resource Network) will be hosting our second in a 4-part series of networking events titled LGBTQ Meet Ups. These meet ups will be open FOR ALL staff interested in helping lead and support our LGBTQ community inside and outside the Y. 

June 11, 2019, 5:15 - 7:15 pm

Movie Night, Downtown Seattle Y, 909 4th Ave, Seattle WA, 98104

Boy Meets Girl

June 15, 2019, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Summer Kickoff, Coal Creek YMCA 

Join us for a morning of activities that brings our community together in celebration of love, diversity and acceptance.

June 15, 2019, 3:00 - 7:00 pm

PRIDE Movie Night, NorthShore YMCA, 11811 195th St., Bothell WA, 98011

Join us for a double-feature movie night! We'll be watching Love Simon and Hearts Beat Loud, two powerful films with amazing characters and captivating stories. Bring yourself and a friend or a family member, we've got the snacks! 

June 17, 2019, 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Eat The Rainbow: Workshop and Cooking Demo, West Seattle YMCA, 3622 SW Snoqualmie St

In celebration of PRIDE month, explore cooking and eating the rainbow. Join our Nutritionist and learn the health benefits of eating the rainbow, how to incorporate more of the nutritious goods into your day, and prepare two dishes that highlight colorful fruits and vegetables. Free and open to the community. 

June 18, 2019, 5:15 - 7:15 pm

Movie Night, Downtown Seattle Y, 909 4th Ave, Seattle WA, 98104

I Can't Think Straight

June 19, 2019, 5:30 - 8:30 pm

What is Safe Space? Community Discussion, Northshore YMCA 11811 195th St, Bothell WA, 98011

We're hosting a town-hall style conversation for our Bothell community to discuss how to make our neighborhood a safe and welcoming place for all. This event is completely free, all are welcome, and we are excited to host a diverse group of people and ideas! 

June 21, 2019, 5:00 – 6:00 pm
LGBTQ+ WERK OUT, West Seattle YMCA, 3622 SW Snoqualmie St.

This 1-hour exercise class will begin with community-building name and pronoun sharing. We’ll reclaim traditionally gendered exercises and sweat to a great playlist featuring music by queer-artists. Open to the LGBTQIA+ community and allies, this werk out is inclusive to all bodies and abilities. This class is free to members and non-members. Must be able to present government-issued ID at the front desk and sign off on a liability waiver. 

June 21, 2019,  6:00 – 8:00 pm
Movie Night – Love, Simon, Coal Creek 

We will be hosting a special movie night with the showing of the movie Love, Simon. Love, Simon is a coming of age film about a 17 year old boy who hasn’t told his family or friends that he’s gay and has fallen in love with an unknown person online. Popcorn is provided. 

June 25, 2019, 5:15 - 7:15 pm

Movie Night, Downtown Seattle Y, 909 4th Ave, Seattle WA, 98104

Bohemian Rhapsody 

June 26, 2019, 4:00 - 6:00 pm

Pride March Banner-Making & Fellowship Potluck, University Family YMCA

Come Help us decorate our Pride March Banner, as well as enjoy some great Potluck snacks! This is a free family friendly event for all of the community to come and attend.

June 28, 2019, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Drag Queen Bootcamp Workout Class, Downtown Seattle Y, 909 4th Ave, Seattle WA, 98104

 Total body workout class for all levels hosted by Seattle's Imperial Princess Harmony Victoria Dior D. Free! 

June 28, 2019, 5:00 pm
Trans Pride March, Cal Anderson Park, Meet at Thomas & Broadway to march

Trans Pride march is an opportunity for our YMCA organization to support the Trans community, create visibility, and address human rights struggles.

June 30th, 2019, 11:00 am
Seattle Pride March, Downtown YMCA

Join your fellow YMCA employees as we March in solidarity to support our LGBTQ+ community.