RESOURCES

Capital City Pride
Since 1991, Capital City Pride has hosted the annual Pride festival in Washington State’s capital which draws nearly 15,000 people for a parade and festival in downtown Olympia. Pride serves as the annual watershed event for the LGBTQ and allied communities, offering entertainment, a vibrant array of food, craft and community booths, a family fun area and the ever-popular Pride Parade. Perhaps more important than the all the rainbows, music and festivities, Pride is a weekend long gathering of friends and family, bringing us all together to celebrate fabulous community. https://www.capitalcitypride.net/welcome/

Gay & Lesbian National Hotline (GLNH)
Nationwide (USA), toll-free information, referral and peer-counseling line for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning people of all ages. GLNH maintains a huge resource database with local listings for cities and towns all across the country including youth groups, support and social organizations, gay-friendly religious groups, sports groups, doctors, lawyers, counselors and more. They also provide direct-service peer-counseling by telephone if someone is going through a difficult time. Their services are free and confidential. The toll-free phone line 1-888-THE-GLNH is staffed Monday thru Friday from 1 to 9pm, and Saturdays from 9am to 2pm (Pacific time). http://www.glnh.org/

Gender Alliance of the South Sound (GASS)
Tacoma, WA – a support and social group for crossdressers, transsexuals and other transgendered individuals, serving Pierce, Thurston, Kitsap and King counties in Washington state – Tacoma, Olympia, Federal Way, Auburn, Kent, Puyallup, Bremerton, Sumner… or any of the other cities in the South Puget Sound region. G.A.S.S. meets regularly in downtown Tacoma, and is open to all individuals who wish to learn more about their own unique inner self, and to meet and mingle with others who are likewise on this voyage of discovery. We welcome anyone upon the vast transgender spectrum: crossdressers, transsexuals M-to-F and F-to-M), intersexed individuals, as well as spouses, significant others, friends and family. http://www.southsoundgender.com/

The National Center for Transgender Equality
The National Center for Transgender Equality is the nation’s leading social justice advocacy organization winning life-saving change for transgender people. NCTE was founded in 2003 by transgender activists who recognized the urgent need for policy change to advance transgender equality. The National Center for Transgender Equality is a national social justice organization devoted to ending discrimination and violence against transgender people through education and advocacy on national issues of importance to transgender people. https://transequality.org/about

National Resource Center on LGBTQ Aging
The National Resource Center on LGBTQ Aging is the country’s first and only technical assistance resource center aimed at improving the quality of services and supports offered to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) older adults. Established in 2010 through a federal grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the National Resource Center on LGBTQ Aging provides training, technical assistance and educational resources to aging providers, LGBT organizations and LGBTQ older adults. The center is led by Services & Advocacy for LGBTQ Elders (SAGE) in collaboration with 18 leading organizations from around the country. http://www.lgbtagingcenter.org

PFLAG-Olympia
PFLAG-Olympia is the local chapter of the nation’s foremost family-based organization committed to the civil rights of gays, lesbians, bisexual and transgender persons. PFLAG promotes the health and well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons, their families and friends through:
Support to cope with an adverse society,
Education to enlighten an ill-informed public, and
Advocacy to end discrimination and to secure equal civil rights.
http://pflag-olympia.org/

Puget Sound Old Lesbians Organizing for Change
Goals:
• Promote visibility of old lesbians among themselves, to the LGBTQ communities and to service agencies
• Support and empower old lesbians
• Challenge ageism and other isms within our society
• Educate ourselves and the general public about the effects of ageism
• Celebrate our strengths, talents and experiences
• Collect and preserve the herstories of old lesbians
http://psoloc.org/

SAGE USA
The country’s largest and oldest organization dedicated to improving the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBTQ) older adults. SAGE has pioneered programs and services for the aging LGBTQ community, provided technical assistance and training to expand opportunities for LGBTQ older people across the country, and provided a national voice on LGBTQ aging issues. Address: 305 7th Avenue, 6th Floor; New York, NY 10001 – Phone: (212) 741-2247 – Fax: (212) 366-1947 – info@sageusa.org  http://www.sageusa.org/

SageNET ~ SAGE Affiliates Network
Strengthening local work, increasing visibility, and providing a national network of programs and services for LGBTQ older adults around the country. http://www.sageusa.org/advocacy/sagenet.cfm

Tacoma Older LGBT
Tacoma Older LGBT, is a non-profit 501(c)3, the premier lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) organization in Tacoma and Pierce County specifically geared to advocating for; serving, supporting, and working with older LGBTQ adults in Tacoma, Pierce County and surrounding areas. https://www.tacomaolderlgbt.org/