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WAYOUT SEATTLE

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THIS YEAR

PAST RECIPIENTS

GALLERY

SPONSORS

CHAPTER



ABOUT wayOUT SEATTLE

Established in 2020 as the world shut down in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Seattle chapter has defied the odds, raising sizable grants for three outstanding organizations.  Since its inception, the chapter has more than doubled in size and has rallied local and national businesses to support the wayOUT and LGBTQ+ youth.

LGBTQ IN SEATTLE

With a history of championing LGBTQ+ rights as early as 1973 and permitting LGBTQ+ bars and night clubs since the 1930's, Seattle is a pinnacle of LGBTQ+ culture. Today, Seattle has the highest rate of LGBTQ+ couples & families in the United States, taking over San Francisco with 2.6% of households back in 2013.

To refuse to listen to someone's cries for justice until the request comes in a language you feel comfortable with is a way of asserting your dominance over them in a situation.

— Ijeoma Oluo

LOUISVILLE YOUTH GROUP  |   Louisville, KY

MISSION:

LYG empowers QTBIPoC/LGBTQIA+ youth to grow into healthy and resilient leaders through community connection, life skills education, and social advocacy.

VISION:

A community where youth of all genders and sexualities thrive.

This year we are teaming up to fundraise for the Louisville Youth Group, whose dedication to fostering safe and affirming spaces for LGBTQIA+ youth is unwavering and exemplary, particularly in their inclusive programs for BIPOC queer youth. Their work is not just about creating a haven; it’s about building a foundation for acceptance, understanding, and personal growth. Their impactful programs, such as the Junior Group, which offers a welcoming environment for young individuals and their families to explore identities, and events such as their pride prom promote social growth, leadership development, and community connection, that are essential in empowering lives and sparking positive change.

IMPACT:

  • Louisville Youth Group (LYG) serves nearly 400 LGBTIA+ and allied young adults who attend programming on a weekly basis. 

  • LYG's Junior group serves queer youth between the ages of 5 and 12. With the caregivers, they build relationships and explore their identities in a safe and supportive environment.

  • For those between the ages of 13 and 19, LYG is building a sense of community where teenagers come together in safe and supportive environment, where they have the chance to learn about queer history, gender expression & euphoria, healthy relationships, health education, and more.

PROGRAMS:

  • LYG has also created two programs specifically to meet the needs of BIPOC queer youth (Melanin MagiQ group), and trans-non binary queer youth. Especially now, these groups of queer youth need supportive environments for self discovery, to discuss their identities, and build connections.

  • Additionally, LYG supports a number of programs and events throughout the year including a Queer Prom, New Years Eve Celebrations, Empowerment Camp, and Youth Leadership Council. These programs are just some of the ways queer youth can explore their identities, be empowered to embrace their self expression, and bring positive change to their communities. 

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT LOUISVILLE YOUTH GROUP

2023 GRANT RECIPIENT

PAST RECIPIENTS

Jacksonville, FL

2023 Recipient

$80,000 Raised

Kansas City, KS

2022 Recipient

$71,000 Raised

Charleston, NC

2021 Recipient

$50,000 Raised

Highland Park, MI

2020 Recipient

$20,000 Raised

wayOUT SEATTLE PROUDLY THANKS OUR 2023 SPONSORS

The Velvet Elk
Urban Family Brewing
Kamp Social House
Rudys
Perkins Coie
Foundation
Flying Bike
Delta
Chucks Hop Shop
Burke Gilman
Bang
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MEET  OUR  CHAPTER

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Tyler Bresson

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Blair Hunter-Lull

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Jorge Prada

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chapter co-president

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Dan (Tex) Stephen

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events chair

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Carlyn Chase

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Matt Hurley

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Lance Rogers

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marketing chair

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Bryan Eberle

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Dylan Miller

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Kris Richardson

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Ace Houston

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Ty Ohman-Myers

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Andrew Scheinthal 

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chapter co-president

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