The following news release is from the Gay City Health Project desk.
Fresh off of another fabulous Pride parade and PrideFest celebration, Gay City Health Project is proud to announce the opening of their new space at the corner of Pike and Belmont on Seattle’s Capitol Hill, dramatically increasing Gay City’s ability to provide services and support. Gay City is joined in their new home by current partner Kaladi Brothers Coffee, as well as new community partners Ingersoll Gender Center and Washington United for Marriage.
“We’re thrilled to be in our new home,” says Gay City Executive Director Fred Swanson. He adds, “the addition of our two new partners Washington United for Marriage and Ingersoll Gender Center helps us realize the dream we had for this beautiful new facility: to become a resource hub and destination for the entire LGBT community. We invite everyone to stop by for a coffee or just to say hi, and look forward to a more formal grand opening in the fall.”
Ingersoll Gender Center is a mutual support and education organization for transgender, gender variant and gender queer people, and the people who support them. They provide support, education, advocacy, and information resources for people interested in gender identity issues, and for service providers, employers, families and friends as well, in order to promote understanding, awareness and acceptance of gender diversity. While Ingersoll’s support group meetings will continue to take place at Seattle Counseling Service, they have recently opened their new administrative offices in Gay City’s new space.
“Ingersoll is thrilled to be a part of this wonderful new experiment,” said Ingersoll Founder and Board Co-chair Marsha Botzer, adding, “It’s lovely.”
Washington United for Marriage is a coalition of organizations, congregations, unions, and businesses working together to defend civil marriage for loving, committed same-sex couples. Working toward achieving full marriage equality in Washington through the approval of WA Referendum 74, they’ve recently partnered with Gay City by opening their new action center in Gay City’s new space.
Gay City Health Project is a multicultural gay men’s health organization and the leading provider of HIV and STI testing in King County. Based on Seattle’s Capitol Hill since 1995, their mission is to promote wellness in LGBT communities by providing health services, connecting people to resources, fostering arts, and building community. Their new, larger space is meant to serve as a resource hub and social destination for the LGBT community in Seattle – a place to gather and connect.