The first gallery show for Eastside LGBTQIA artists was held at the Centro Cultural Mexicano from June 1 – 26, 2021. Many thanks to the directors and staff of the CCM for hosting the Opening Week reception on Saturday, June 5th from 1 pm to 3 pm.
We would like to thank the following Eastside LGBTQIA+ artists for sharing their creations with us.
Aaron is a hispanic asexual cis man living in Redmond. They are a hobbyist yarncrafter who began learning in 2017.
“Rainbow on the Eastside” was originally scheduled for June 2020, which came at a time of national mourning and soul-searching. Pride has its roots in the Stonewall rebellion against unjust policing.
With this history in mind, we invite you to learn more about Black-led LGBTQ organizations that continue working to resist injustice in present times, such as the LGBTQ+ Freedom Fund, a organization that posts bail for LGBTQ people held in jail or immigrant detention, and the Marsha P. Johnson Institute, which organizes to protect the rights of black transgender people.
Organizations in the Greater Seattle Area:
- Earth Pearl Collective is a collective of queer women of the African Diaspora dedicated to activating social change through creative collaborations.
- People of Color Against AIDS Network (POCAAN) is a black-led multicultural social service agency providing HIV/AIDS prevention while also addressing transphobia, homophobia and other issues that contribute to health disparities.
More Black-led LGBTQ organizations are listed at https://stylecaster.com/black-led-lgbtq-organizations/