QTBIPOC Gatherings in Western WA

Regular virtual/in-person gatherings

Eastside for All and Pride Across the Bridge’s QTPOC Collective
A space for QTBIPOC on the Eastside to connect over creative activities. Second Sundays. https://www.prideacrossthebridge.org/qtpoc-collective.

Seattle’s LGBTQ+ Center Queer Peer Mentorship Program
This program connects QTBIPOC young people ages 14-24 in Washington State with peer mentors to help navigate challenges they may be facing because of intersecting oppressions. Mentors will meet with mentees in-person or virtually once a week.  https://www.gaycity.org/youth/#mentorship

Alphabet Alliance of Color’s QTBIPOC Coworking
A monthly coworking session for QTBIPOC on Zoom and in person in Seattle. First Tuesdays. https://alphabetalliance.org/programs-events.

UTOPIA Washington’s Real Talk QTBIPOC Peer Support Group
A monthly dialog promoting self-love, healing and more. Second Tuesdays. https://utopiawa.org/peer-support/.

Asian Trans Sisters Peer Group
in-person meetings on the second Tuesday of even months and virtual meetings on the second Tuesday of odd months. Sign up here.

Black, Trans & Queer: A COVID Conscious Support Group
Second Fridays and fourth Fridays in Seattle. Masks and testing required. Register at https://tinyurl.com/blacktransqueer

Noor: Seattle’s Queer Muslim Collective
Monthly gatherings for QTBIPOC current and former Muslims. Email seattle.qtm@gmail.com for more info.

Monarcas! El grupo de apoyo para mujeres transgénero
Entre Hermanos’ Spanish-speaking transfemme support group. https://www.facebook.com/entrehermanos.org

UTOPIA Washington’s MANA Intergenerational Group
A space for Queer and Trans Pacific Islander elders, parents of QTPI and allies to learn together. First Saturdays. https://utopiawa.org/peer-support/.

API Chaya’s QTBIPOC Parent Survivors Support Group
Monthly healing gatherings for QT/BIPOC parents, grandparents, & caregivers who are survivors of sexual violence, human trafficking, and domestic violence. https://www.apichaya.org/supportgroups

More community events

Indigenize Productions
Produces Indigiqueer. Multiple events a year. https://www.facebook.com/IndigenizeProductions/

Melamenz Entertainment
Nightlife events for queer BIPOC and allies:  Bollywood Nights (Desi/South Asian); Gozadera (Latino); and Obsidian (Black). https://melamenz.com/

Pacific Northwest Black Pride
Organizes PNW Black Pride. Multiple events a year. www.nwblackpride.org

Pride ASIA
Organizes the annual Pride Asia fest in Seattle’s International District. https://www.facebook.com/prideasiaorg/

QDASA: Queer Desi and Allies Seattle
Seasonal events bringing Seattle area Desi LGBTQ people and allies together.  https://www.facebook.com/QDASASeattle/

Somos Seattle
Organizes Seattle Latinx Pride. Multiple events a year. www.somosseattle.org

Taking B(l)ack Pride
A Pride event or BIPOC Trans & Queer folks in Seattle & surrounding areas. www.takingblackpride.org

VietQ Seattle
Empowering LGBTQ Vietnamese folks in the PNW. Seasonal events. https://www.facebook.com/vietqseattle

Queer the Land
Cooperative and community center by and for QT2BIPOC on Beacon Hill in Seattle. Regular events. queertheland.org

Refuge Day Pride Edition
Refuge Outdoor Festival holds BIPOC outdoor events throughout the year.  Their Pride Month event is specifically for QTBIPOC. https://www.facebook.com/refugeoutdoorfestival/

The Fishbowl
Seattle art gallery and event space for QTBIPOC (Queer, Trans, Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) creatives and community members. https://www.thefishbowlseattle.com/events

Oshun Swim School
Offers trauma-informed water workshops for Black womxn/non-binary folks. https://www.oshunswimschool.com/

More community groups

Lavender Rights Project
Legal and social advocacy for the Black intersex and gender diverse community. Formerly known as the WA State Black Trans Task Force. https://www.lavenderrightsproject.org/

Northwest 2-Spirit Society
Private Facebook group.  https://www.facebook.com/groups/nw2spiritsociety

Trans Women of Color Solidarity Network
Advancing the lives of Trans Women, Femmes, Two-Spirit and people of color living in Washington State. https://www.facebook.com/TWOCSolidarityNW/

National/international hotlines, support groups and communities

Resources connecting LGBTQ+ people of color and/or allies of color

Resources for learning about queer South Asian experiences


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