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Happy Pride Month!

This month is a time to come together and celebrate our LGBTQ+ community with a focus on mental wellness!

Edmonds College is committed to ensuring equality for all of our faculty, staff, and students on campus and for all people who come to campus regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity.

June is nationally recognized as Pride Month, a month dedicated to honoring the 1969 Stonewall Riots in Manhattan, celebrating LGBTQIA+ communities, and raising awareness for LGBTQIA+ equality. This year is Seattle’s 45th annual Pride Parade!

See below for events of celebration

Seattle Trans Pride Parade – June 28

https://www.transprideseattle.org/

 

Pride Match with the Seattle Sounders – June 29

Keep busy during Pride Weekend and join the Seattle Sounders for their Pride Match! Stay up to date with any future details about the Pride Match by visiting the match’s webpage.   https://www.soundersfc.com/topics/pride-day

 

Seattle Pride Parade – June 30

Close out Pride Month by attending the 45th annual Seattle Pride Parade on Sunday, June 30. The parade will run along 4th Avenue in Downtown Seattle and from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Whether you’re going alone or with a group of friends, join the Seattle Pride Parade to show your support for the LGBTQIA+ communities! Save the date with this Facebook event page.

https://www.seattlepride.org/events/parade/

 

Pride Night with the Seattle Mariners – July 5

On Friday, July 5, join the Seattle Mariners and Greater Seattle Business Association for Pride Night at Safeco Field. Your ticket purchase includes access to an exclusive pregame event in the Outside Corner, light appetizers, access to the cash bar, and a limited-edition Mariners Pride hat! $5 from every ticket purchased through this special offer will benefit the GSBA Scholarship funds. The deadline to purchase will be Friday, July 5 at 12:00 p.m.

To learn more about ticket pricing and event details, visit the Pride night page.

https://www.mlb.com/mariners/tickets/specials/pride

 

Happy Pride and we hope to see you at one of these events!!

 

For LGBTQ+ mental health help and resources see below:

Sometimes one's sexual orientation, gender identity and/or gender expression can direcly affect their personal safety and mental health. Unfortunately, LGBTQ+ people often experience discrimination, rejection and violence which can lead to higher rates of anxiety, depression, suicide and physical health issues. In addition, LGBTQ+ folks may have difficulty finding health providers that may lack training or understanding of their experiences. These difficult interactions can mean LGBTQ+ are less likely to seek help when they need it the most. 

So, what can you do? Take the time to listen, connect, or share the resources and support below!  We also have counselors on staff who are LGBTQ+ and allies!  Please reach out to us at 425-640-1358.

 

24/7 Crisis Textline*

    •  Text 'LGBTQ' to 741-741

The Trevor Project*

    • 24/7 Trevor Lifeline 
      • Phone: 1-866-488-7386
    • Trevor Text
      • Text 'Trevor' to 1-202-304-1200
      • Monday-Friday, 12p-7p 

Provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ+ folks under 25 years old. 

 

Trans Lifeline*

      • 1-877-565-8860
      • Hours: 11a-5a ET (7 days a week)
      • Family & Friends Hotline
      • 1-877-565-8860
        • Ask for the Family & Friends Line

Provides hotline staffed by transgender people for transgender people. 

 

SAGE LGBT Elder Hotline*

      • 1-888-234-SAGE

Peer support and local resources for older adults

 

*All services are free