Transgender Empowerment & Awareness Week

Nov 15, 2021 Comments Off on Transgender Empowerment & Awareness Week

November 15th through the 20th is Transgender Awareness and Empowerment Week, a time dedicated to promoting education and awareness around the needs of the transgender community and the challenges they are facing.  November 20th is also internationally recognized as Transgender Day of Remembrance, a day to honor and memorialize those…


PRIDE 2021

Jun 4, 2021 Comments Off on PRIDE 2021

Happy Pride 2021! June is Pride Month, a time when we celebrate, honor, and reflect on the history of the LGBTQ+ community. Pride celebrations are held in June to commemorate the Stonewall Uprising that began on June 28, 1969 in New York City and served as a catalyst for the…


Ending Violence Against All Womxn

Oct 18, 2020 Comments Off on Ending Violence Against All Womxn

Womxn and Violence When we discuss ending violence against women, we must use an intersectional lens that includes all women. The term “womxn” is often used to encompasses a broad range of identities for those who identify as women, which includes transgender women, non-binary, gender non-conforming, and gender-fluid individuals. LGBTQ+…


Spokane PRIDE 2020

May 28, 2020 Comments Off on Spokane PRIDE 2020

Each year in June, the Spokane community comes together to celebrate LGBTQ+ liberation during national PRIDE month. PRIDE is an annual celebration that honors the brave individuals who fought back against police raids in 1969 at the Stonewall Inn in New York. Learn more about PRIDE and the Stonewall Riots…


About Pride

Jun 21, 2019 Comments Off on About Pride

As our Spokane community, and communities across the globe, celebrate June as Pride month, many of us may know what Pride is, but not why we celebrate it. Pride is often a source of kinship, community, and fun activities including marches and festivals. However, Pride was not always full of…


HUD Proposal on Equal Access Rule May Harm LGBTQ+ People

Jun 17, 2019 Comments Off on HUD Proposal on Equal Access Rule May Harm LGBTQ+ People

Recently, Housing and Urban Development (HUD) proposed a rule that would weaken protections for LGBTQ+ individuals seeking refuge in shelters or seeking housing services. This rule provides shelters and housing services with the ability to create policies that could use sex as a determinant of who can access services. From…


2019 Pride Parade and Rainbow Festival

Jun 13, 2019 Comments Off on 2019 Pride Parade and Rainbow Festival

YWCA Spokane is proud to serve all people! Thank you so much to all who joined YWCA Spokane at the 2019 Pride Parade and Rainbow Festival! Seeing everyone in rainbow colors, marching to show their support for everyone to love who they choose, and stopping by our info-booth at the…