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Updated March 1, 2023


Charity Partner: Seattle’s LGBTQ+ Center (formerly Gay City Health Project)

Gay City Health Project   Gay City Health Project   Gay City Health Project


Emerald City Hoedown is pleased to once again partner with Gay City, now knwon as Seattle’s LGBTQ+ Center.

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.

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

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