Team Gay City participated in the nearly 200 mile long Seattle to Portland Bicycle Classic (STP) this past weekend and raised approximately $14,000 in the process. The monies will benefit Gay City Health Project – a multicultural gay men’s health organization and the leading provider of HIV and STI testing in King County.
Gay City Deputy Director Peter Jabin told The Seattle Lesbian exclusively, “Not only is Team Gay City a great way to get healthy and create some new friendships, it’s also a significant fundraising event for Gay City. This year, our riders raised $14,000 in support of our new facility. Wow!”
Jabin added, “This is our fifth year mounting a team for the STP. In addition to offering training rides beginning in March, Gay City provides a dedicated support crew for our riders who transport our gear, set up camp, serve dinner and, this year, provide professional massages! Oh yeah, and we always have one of the most outstanding jerseys on the ride.”
Gay City’s mission is to promote wellness in lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) communities by providing health services, connecting people to resources, fostering arts, and building community.
The organization was founded in 1995 by a group of community activists with a bold vision of transforming gay culture, health and quality of life in Seattle. The focus at Gay City is to promote the comprehensive wellness – physical, mental, social, political, and spiritual – of all gay, bi, and trans men in Seattle. They are committed to a vision of a healthy, united, inclusive, gifted, and powerful gay community.
Want to make the STP ride with Team Gay City in 2013? Watch for updates on the Team Gay City page, or contact Peter Jabin for more info.
Peter Jabin 206-288-1711 / firstname.lastname@example.org