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Join A Chorus

[Y] = program with a specific youth focus

SEATTLE AREA
  • DIVERSE HARMONY [Y], founded in 2002, is the nation’s first
    gay-straight alliance youth chorus using passion and power of music to inspire the celebration of difference in our homes, community and the world.
    www.diverseharmony.org
  • SEATTLE MEN’S CHORUS & SEATTLE WOMEN’S CHORUS are two of the nation’s leading LGBT choruses, with over 200 members ages 18 and up in each group. Auditions twice a year.
    flyinghouse.org
NATIONWIDE
  • GALA CHORUSES works to support GLBT choruses as we change our world through song through workshops, festivals and ongoing networking and administrative support services.
    www.galachoruses.org
  • CHORAL NET is a resource and networking site for the global online choral community. One of the services they provide is a world-wide directory of choral groups.
    choralnet.org

Get Help and Support

[Y] = program with a specific youth focus

SEATTLE AREA
  • YOUTH SUICIDE PREVENTION PROGRAM [Y]
    ( 206 ) 297.5922 ext 116  or  ( 800 ) 273.TALK
    www.yspp.org
  • THE WASHINGTON STATE GAY-STRAIGHT ALLIANCE NETWORK [Y], a project of GLSEN Washington state, is a youth-led organization created to help connect public and private GSA-based clubs and other community groups throughout Washington State. Students develop leadership skills and help to build peer support through programs, workshops, and trainings educating the community, teachers and fellow students about bullying, harassment and homophobia that LGBTQ youth face.
    www.wagsa.org
  • GAY CITY manages the GLBTQ resource list for local services.
    ( 206 ) 860.6969
    www.gaycity.org
  • LAMBERT HOUSE [Y] is an activities and resource center for LGBTQ youth ages 14-22.
    ( 206 ) 322.2515
    www.lamberthouse.org
  • SEATTLE YOUNG PEOPLE’S PROJECT (QUEER YOUTH RESOURCE BOARD) [Y]
    ( 206 ) 860.9606
    www.sypp.org
  • YOUTHCARE / ORION CENTER [Y] builds confidence and self-sufficiency for homeless youth by providing a continuum of care that includes outreach, basic services, emergency shelter, housing, counseling, education, and employment training.
    ( 206 ) 622.5555
    www.youthcare.org
  • YOUTHCARE / ISIS PROGRAM [Y] provides transitional living home for LGBTQ young adults 12-21.
    ( 206 ) 522.8412
    www.youthcare.org
  • TEEN LINK [Y] has a help line for teen peer support on all issues - suicide prevention, substance abuse, relationship problems.
    ( 206 ) 461.4922  or  ( 860 ) 888.431.TEEN
    www.866teenlink.org
  • EQUAL RIGHTS WASHINGTON
    ( 206 ) 324.2570
    www.equalrightswashington.org
  • GREATER SEATTLE BUSINESS ASSOCIATION (GSBA).
    ( 206 ) 330.2099
    www.thegsba.org
  • LGBT LIBRARY
    511 E Pike St, Seattle
    Hours: Mon-Fri  2 - 8pm and Saturday 2 - 5pm
    www.gaycity.org
  • ROSEHEDGE / MULTIFAITH WORKS serves those living with HIV/AIDS by providing housing, compassionate health care and supportive services that enhance the quality of their lives.
    ( 206 ) 324.1520
    multifaith.org
  • NORTHWEST RAINBOW ALLIANCE FOR THE DEAF
    www.nwrad.org
  • OUT & EQUAL workplace advocates/seattle regional affiliate
    outandequal.org
REDMOND / EASTSIDE
  • B-GLAD: BISEXUAL, GAY, LESBIAN, TRANS & QUESTIONING ADOLESCENT DROP-IN GROUP [Y] is a free drop-in support group open to youth ages 12 to 19 who may identify themselves as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer or who may be questioning their gender and/or sexual identity.
    ( 425 ) 747.4937
    www.youtheastsideservices.org
EVERETT
  • GLOBE GLBT [Y] is a support group & HIV/STD prevention program for GLBT youth ages 14-20.
    ( 425 ) 263.2908
    www.globeyouth.com
SHORELINE
  • CENTER FOR HUMAN SERVICES: TRUE COLORS [Y] connects LGBTQ teens.
    ( 206 ) 362.7282
    www.chs-nw.org
TACOMA
NATIONWIDE
  • THE TREVOR PROJECT [Y] was founded in 1994, in conjunction with the Academy Award®-winning short film, Trevor, a comedy/drama about a gay 13-year-old boy who, when rejected by friends because of his sexuality, makes an attempt to take his life. THE TREVOR LIFELINE is the first and only nationwide, around-the-clock crisis and suicide prevention lifeline providing crisis and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth.
    www.thetrevorproject.org
  • MATTHEW’S PLACE [Y] is an Internet café-like gathering place and webzine on all things “gay” sponsored by the Matthew Shepard Foundation.
    www.matthewsplace.com
  • GAY-STRAIGHT ALLIANCE NETWORK [Y] is a youth leadership organization that connects school-based gay-straight alliances (GSAs) to each other and community resources through peer support, leadership development, and training empowering youth activists to fight homophobia and transphobia in schools.
    www.gsanetwork.org
  • THE SAFE SCHOOLS COALITION [Y] is an international public-private partnership in support of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth, that is working to help schools — at home and all over the world — become safe places where every family can belong, where every educator can teach, and where every child can learn, regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation.
    www.safeschoolscoalition.org
  • GAY & LESBIAN NATIONAL HOTLINE is a non-profit peer-counseling, information and local resources telephone hotline for GLBT people across the country.
    National Hotline: 1-888-843-4564
    Youth Talkline:   1-800-246-PRIDE   (1-800-246-7743)
    www.glnh.org
  • PARENTS, FAMILIES AND FRIENDS OF LESBIANS AND GAYS [PFLAG] promotes the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons, their families and friends through: support, to cope with an adverse society; education, to enlighten an ill-informed public; and advocacy,
    to end discrimination and to secure equal civil rights.

    PFLAG’s transgender network — or TNET — specifically focuses on support for transgender people and their parents, families, and friends. It provides education on some issues unique to the transgender community, and focuses on issue advocacy to ensure equal rights for the transgender community at local and national levels.
    National: community.pflag.org
    Puget Sound: seattle-pflag.org
    TNET: community.pflag.org