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Stop Dumping on LGBTQ Workers

February 2nd, 2016                              For Immediate Release LGBTQ Allyship Media Advisory                                                         Contact: Debbie Carlsen (206) 930-6668, or debbie@allyship.org   LGBTQ Advocates in Olympia Demand Republicans Stop Taking a Dump on LGBTQ Workers LGBTQ Advocates TP Senator Pam Roach and Senator Doug Ericksen’s Offices in Olympia What: LGBTQ Advocates will TP the offices of Senator

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What Bathroom Freedom Means….

Denying equal restroom access to transgender and gender non-conforming (GN) people is a violation of their human rights. It not only threatens their safety and well-being in public spaces, but also impacts their ability to use the correct bathroom at their workplace. Trans* people deserve the right to use the restroom while on the job like every

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Allyship Joins Labor Collaborative

Allyship is excited to have been awarded almost $25,000 from the Office of Labor Standards to reach Seattle LGBTQ low-wage workers and inform individuals on their workers’ rights. We are working in a coalition of over 10 other community organizations such as Got Green, 21 Progress, Al Noor Islamic, Somali Community Services, NAACP, Latino Community

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LGBTQ Affordable Housing

LGBTQ Allyship completed a LGBTQ Safety survey in August of 2015 of over 1100 participants. Sixty-four percent of participants identified as fighting for affordable housing as a solution in increasing LGBTQ safety in Seattle. Seventy-four percent of survey participants represented bisexual, transgender and gender non-binary people in Seattle. Allyship has been testifying in favor of

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Planting Seeds for Building Safe Communities

Planting Seeds for Building LGBTQ Safe Communties I have been pondering how LGBTQ communities and particularly LGBTQ Allyship can help build safer LGBTQ spaces on Capitol Hill and in other neighboring communities. An opportunity arose to plant some seeds in building safer communities and on April 4th, I spent my afternoon at a community event in

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Class Divide in the LGBTQ Community

LGBTQ Space Needle Workers A call to Action!   By Debbie Carlsen, LGBTQ Executive Director Why was the Space Needle just named “Corporate Leader of the Year?” This is the title of a Stranger article written on February 25th about GSBA naming the Space Needle ‘Corporate Leader of the Year.’ It addresses the Space Needle’s recent

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Just Desserts: A Social Justice Extravaganza!

Dear Allyship Community! On December 15th, 2013, Allyship is hosting our second Annual Fundraising Event called Just Desserts: A Social Justice Extravaganza at the charming and historical Southeast Seattle Senior Center, 4655 South Holly street in the Rainier Valley, from 6pm to 7:30pm. Click here to buy your ticket today! ‘Just Desserts’ will be an event highlighting gourmet desserts and other eateries from

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LGBTQ Community Town Hall On Police Accountability

LGBTQ ALLYSHIP presents LGBTQ COMMUNITY TOWN HALL ON POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY MONDAY, OCTOBER 21ST, 2013 @ 6:00PM-8:00PM @SOUTHSIDE COMMONS (3518 S. Edmonds Street, Seattle, WA 98118) (Located in Columbia City) To RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/440086456101306/ FOR MORE INFORMATION: Luzviminda Uzuri “Lulu” Carpenter, allyship@yahoo.com, 425-224-6511 Seattle, WA—Please join LGBTQ Allyship on Monday, October 21, 2013 from 6:00pm to 8:30pm at the

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Over The Rainbow….

With the age wave approaching, the first generation of openly LGBTQ-identified seniors will require in-home or institutional long-term care. Yet recent studies show that one-in-three  LGBTQ seniors worries about facing discrimination as they age. That’s one of the reasons why more than 200 people are expected Tuesday to discuss the specific needs of LGBTQ  seniors and

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Space Needle: Fly the Rainbow Flag and Respect Your Workers

Sign This Petition Help us launch this national petition for economic justice and LGBTQ pride!! Fly the Rainbow flag and respect your workers! Please sign the petition and share it! Seattle is known as a progressive, culturally rich Northwest city and the Space Needle, the symbol of our community, should represent these values. We have

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What Do I need to know about Jell-Obration

Date: Friday May 3rd Time: 7PM- 9PM Location: The Lobby Bar, Seattle So as Jell-Obration draws nearer, I wanted to learn more about this event.  This week, Brad, a recent Allyship board member, agreed to be interviewed about Allyship’s upcoming event and his connection to Allyship. Brad has been involved with Allyship since 2011 and

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LGBTQ Space Needle Worker Campaign

Allyship has joined the campaign to ask that the Space Needle management settle a fair contract with employees and fly the Rainbow flag during Pride month. The reasons for this request are simple. Seattle has the second largest LGBT community in the country. A large percentage of workers in the hospitality and service industry identify

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Allyship Spring Jello-bration 2013

Allyship Spring Jell–Obration 2013 Are social and economic justice something you’d like to see in Washington State? Are you interested in helping to reduce LGBTQ youth homelessness and improving healthcare options for everyone? If yes, we’d like to invite you to a party… LGBTQ ALLYSHIP PRESENTS JELLO-BRATION 2013! Allyship is hosting a party to celebrate

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Amazing Success for LGBTQ Youth on Feb. 22nd!

More Pictures from Homeless Youth Advocacy Day Dear Allyship Community! Thank you for an amazing LGBTQ Youth Advocacy Day! Allyship/ERW advocates shared their stories as LGBTQ individuals experiencing foster care and homelessness or being low-income or a dreamer to educate their legislators on the unique issues LGBTQ youth face. It was striking how often legislators

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Join us! LGBTQ Homeless Youth Advocacy Day on February 22nd in Olympia with Equal Rights Washington

When: February 22nd – 6:45am Where: 23rd and Jackson in the Central District Please wear something pink – pink pants, a pink shirt, a pink coat, a pink hat, pink gloves, pink shoes – you get the picture.We want to be visible! To register for the Queer Homeless Youth Advocacy Day, we need some information:

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Activists to lobby for LGBTQ homeless youth in Olympia

by James Whitely – SGN Staff Writer On February 22, LGBTQ Allyship, alongside Equal Rights Washington (ERW), will participate in a homeless and foster-care youth lobby day in Olympia, led by the Mockingbird Society, a foster-care youth lobby group. ‘Homelessness is an LGBTQ issue,’ said Doug Hamilton, ERW’s operations manager. ‘An estimated 40% of youth

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How to effectively tell your own stories to legislators?

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How to effectively tell your own stories to legislators? 1. Identify yourself and let the legislators know that you have a large network of people who support you 2. Why this issue is important to your identity 3. How your proposal will impact the issue Join us on Feb 22 lobby day for homeless youth

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Allyship Will Hold Trainings for Homeless Youth Lobby Day Event for the First Time

——————– 1st advocacy meeting When: February 16th 11am Where: 1505 Broadway, 98122 ——————– 2nd advocacy meeting When: February 19th 6pm Where: 1505 Broadway, 98122 ——————– For registered advocates Allyship and ERW will hold advocacy trainings on February 16th, 11am at Entre Hermanos, 1505 Broadway, 98122 and February 19th, 6pm at Entre Hermanos, 1505 Broadway, 98122.

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Allyship's Queer Homeless Youth Advocacy Day on Febuary 22nd

Dear Allyship Community! Allyship is proud to announce our partnership with Equal Rights Washington (ERW) for our February 22nd Queer Homeless Youth Lobby d ay led by Mockingbird Society. Allyship and ERW will continue to mobilize activists in the LGBTQ community to be allies to LGBTQ homeless youth by advocating for public policies that will

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Join us at our Queer Economic Justice Advocacy Day on January 21st and for our Queer Homeless Youth Advocacy Day on February 22nd!

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LGBTQ and Allies working together Join us at our Queer Economic Justice Advocacy Day on January 21st and for our Queer Homeless Youth Advocacy Day on February 22nd! LGBTQ Allyship believes that all oppressions are interconnected and seeks to build solidarity with marginalized communities in order to support the liberation of all people. We aim

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Youth are homeless because …

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As many as 40 percent of homeless youth identify as LGBT. Family rejection contributes to the disproportionate number of homeless LGBT youth. Youth are homeless because they run away because of family rejection of sexual orientation or gender identity (46%). Youth are homeless because they are forced out of their homes by parents because of

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What Money Can't buy: A piece of advice for President Obama from Michael Sandel

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          You think the financial crisis in 2008 should awake most people by now, and make people re-consider about market value. But it has not really happened. Michael Sandel called the era we are in, the market triumphalism era.           Michael J. Sandel (born March 5, 1953) is an American political philosopher and a professor

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Thanks to countless allies who said, ‘We do,’ Washington state can celebrate marriage equality

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In this recent election, many people who live on the margins experienced victories, from the visibility and power of the Latino vote on the national level to the passage of marriage equality in Maine, Maryland and Washington. The legalization of marriage in Washington, which begins on Dec. 6, gives lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer

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Join Allyship on January 21st as we partner with Washington Community Action Network for our Queer Economic Justice Advocacy Day!

Health Care LGBTQ individuals are less likely to access health care or have health insurance[i] LGBTQ are less likely to get routine care, including screenings for breast and cervical cancers[ii] The health care system is not set up to recognize our diverse family structures and therefore LGBTQ individuals and members of our families are less likely to

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Join us at our Queer Economic Justice Advocacy Day on January 21st and for our Queer Homeless Youth Advocacy Day on February 22nd!

  LGBTQ Allyship believes that all oppressions are interconnected and seeks to build solidarity with marginalized communities in order to support the liberation of all people. We aim to educate both LGBTQ and heterosexual individuals and groups about the challenges that are faced as LGBTQ people in the areas of health care, immigration, homelessness and

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A special thanks to everyone who made Allyship's Social Justice Kick-Off on November 11th a smashing success

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A BIG thank you to the organizations that bought tables: Service Employees International Union (SEIU) 775, Office of Civil Rights, Casa Latina, SAGE – LGBT Senior Advocacy, Seattle Counseling Services, Teamsters 117, and WA Young Emerging Labor Leaders (WA YELL). And to our wonderful supporters who bought half tables Washington Community Action Network and Asian

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Campaign Kick-Off!

Allyship is hosting a monthly Queer Economic Justice legislative committee meeting open to activists and community leaders. Our goal is to have an open and informative dialogue with our community partners on legislation that addresses youth homelessness, economic justice policies that include diverse family structures, immigrant rights, and affordable health care from an LGBTQ perspective.

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Welcome to the Allyship Blog   Our Mission:

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