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Updated July 1, 2020

Gay City Health Project   Gay City Health Project

Gay City Health Project

Emerald City Hoedown is pleased to partner with Gay City: Seattle's LGBTQ Center again.

2020 marked the 25th anniversary of the Gay City building resilience and joy in LGBTQ+ communities.  The nonprofit serves as the definitive hub for LGBTQ individuals seeking affirming and responsive resources, wellness, and community.

In 1995, a group of community activists launched Gay City with a bold vision of building a community stronger than HIV while centering young queer voices.  This mission evolved in the 2000s when the organization introduced its Wellness Center, Arts Programs, and established a physical space where all LGBTQ people could be themselves.

Today, Gay City remains the leading HIV/STI tester in King County, home to the largest LGBTQ library in the Pacific Northwest, and provides access to 100+ resources (e.g. legal assistance, housing, youth support groups).  The organization is also an active force in queer youth engagement and provides LGBTQ-centered trainings that address the needs of the most marginalized people within the LGBTQ+ community.  By acknowledging the needs of the most marginalized, we can better support all members of our community.

Gay City truly seeks a future where all LGBTQ+ people are free of health disparities and have the self-determination to liberate and create joy in their communities.

For more information, visit or contact them:
Phone: 206-860-6969