Best Local LGBT Resources In Seattle

June 11, 2012 6:00 AM

Seattle has a profound LGBT community and many of these members could use a resource or two that is catered to their lifestyle. These organizations all foster awareness, education and empowerment to Seattle’s LGBT communities by holding events, offering aid and services, along with community support.

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Gay and Lesbian Counseling of Seattle
The Cabrini Medical Tower
901 Boren Ave, Suite 1300
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 276-0325

The Gay and Lesbian Counseling of Seattle organization possesses a wide range of specialists that can aid and support an innumerable amount of situations relating to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities. Its counselors provide support with couples counseling, coming-out issues, religious issues and a myriad of other services that are solely in place to benefit the region at large. The counselors use their voice of experience to help guide individuals through difficult times in order create a well-informed and diverse community based upon solid education and confidence.

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Gay City Health Project
511 E Pike St
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 860-6969

The Gay City Health Project was founded by community activists in 1995 and is committed to promoting healthcare and other resources within the gay community. As the leader in HIV and STI testing in King County, it takes pride in providing various resources and services that range from fortifying the physical and mental health of individuals to providing spiritual support. To learn more about this organization’s mission, take a look at the informative brochure, which can be obtained by clicking here. 

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Entre Hermanos
1505 Broadway
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 322-7700

Entre Hermanos was founded around 20 years ago and specifically focuses on gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered individuals within the Latin community. The organization ties the two communities together by first and foremost providing information. Members strive to create an environment that foster leaders for the future and encourage all participants to actively partake in human-rights movements and political/social change. Entre Hermanos also provides free confidential HIV and STI exams to gay Latino men.


Lesbian Resource Center
227 S Oracs St
Seattle, WA 98108
(206) 322-3953

The Lesbian Resource Center is the oldest organization of its kind in King County and encompasses over 40 years of support and services for the lesbian community. Its mission statement reads, “We are a community-based organization committed to advancing the status of lesbians by combating oppression and by promoting empowerment, visibility and social change.” These goals have been accomplished by holding various events throughout the area as well as stressing the importance of education to its members. Stay up to date on all events happening at the center.

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Seattle PFLAG – Parents, Lesbians and Friends of Lesbians and Gays
1112 E Pike St, Suite 620
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 325-7724 

PFLAG is an organization that stands to keep families tight by fostering respect amongst all members and by encouraging them to embrace diversity. Comprised of all facets of the extended and immediate family, PFLAG tries to empower children and their family and friends, whether straight or gay, by stressing the importance of education and responsibility. The organization’s ultimate goal is to keep families together. PFLAG is a non-profit organization completely staffed by volunteers who are there to make a difference and change the community for the better. A wide range of counseling services are offered to promote family unity and awareness.

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