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Emergency Resources


UW Counseling Center Location: Schmitz Hall 401Open Hours:Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 8am-5pmTuesday: 9:30am-5pm

Appointments: 206-543-1240

Hall Health Main Phone Number: 206-685-1011For Medical Advice during Business Hours: 206-221-251724-hour Community Care Line: 206-744-2500
Student Legal Services 206-543-6486
Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence Information Service (SARIS) 109 Elm Hall (206) 685-4357


24–Hour Crisis Line Serving King County residents 866-427-4747 (866-4CRISIS)FAX: 206-461-8368TTY / TDD for the Deaf: 206-461-3219
Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network 1-800-656-HOPE (1-800-656-4619)
Trevor Project 1-888-488-738624-Hour Resource Line
King County Sexual Assault Resource Center 888-99-VOICE (888-998-6423)24-Hour Resource Line
National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-7233
From Gay City‘s legal resources section:

Department of Justice Pride The recognized organization for all GLBT employees in all Department of Justice Offices, Boards, and Divisions; the BOP, DEA, FBI, USMS, INS, OJP, and USAO; and contractors in any of these components.
King County Office of Civil Rights Phone: 206-263-2446
TTY: 711
King County Office of Civil Rights works to eliminate unlawful discrimination through education, mediation, and enforcement that is responsive to a diverse King County.
Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund Western Regional Office
(213) 382-7600
Lambda Legal is a national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work.
Lawyer Referral and Volunteer Legal Services (206) 623-2551
Legal Voice (206) 621-7691
TTY: (206) 521-4317
Toll-Free: 1-866-259-7720
As an action-oriented, diverse organization, Legal Voice is committed to securing and protecting the rights of all women, making lasting changes through legislation and litigation designed to have a far-reaching public impact, and by empowering women with knowledge about their legal rights. The above link connects you Legal Voice’s LGBT rights page.
National LGBT Bar Association (202) 637-7661
Promotes justice in and through the legal profession for the LGBT community in all its diversity. The LGBT Bar aspires to improve the quality of life for LGBT legal practitioners until the time that LGBT legal professionals are recognized without discrimination, stigma or negative bias.
QLaw: the GLBT Bar Association of Washington The GLBT Bar Association of Washington is an association of GLBT legal professionals and their friends. QLaw serves as a voice for GLBT lawyers and other legal professionals in the state of Washington on issues relating to diversity and equality in the legal profession, in the courts, and under the law.
QLaw Foundation (206) 235-7235
The GLBT Bar Association Foundation of Washington exists to bridge the divide between the GLBT community and legal professionals. Through its programs, the Foundation seeks to educate the public and the courts about GLBT legal issues and empower community members though informed access to the legal and judicial systems.
QLaw Foundation Legal Clinic (206) 235-7235
A program of the QLaw Foundation, the Legal Clinic provides access to free legal advice for GLBT folks. The clinic is held on the 3rd Thursday of each month from 7 – 9 pm. Call on Tuesdays from 12 – 3 pm to make an appointment.
Seattle Office for Civil Rights (206) 220-7900
Enforces City, State and Federal anti-discrimination laws. Protected classes for Employment Discrimination through the Seattle Office for Civil Rights include sexual orientation and gender identity. Also develops anti-discrimination programs and policies for the City of Seattle.
Volunteer Attorneys for People with AIDS (206) 267-7025
Legal services and referrals.
Washington State Human Rights Commission 1-800-233-3247
The mission of the Washington State Human Rights Commission is to eliminate and prevent discrimination through the fair application of the law, the efficient use of resources, and the establishment of productive partnerships in the community.
White and Shepherd, LLP (206) 323-0384
White and Shepherd, LLP handles all types of immigration, personal injury, business, and civil litigation matters. They are especially interested in assisting individuals and couples with their immigration legal matters, particularly with same-sex couples and their foreign spouses or fiancees/fiances. Practicing law with competence, integrity, honesty and experience is their commitment to the community. Please contact them for a free 15 minute telephone consultation about your situation.

Trans Resources

King County 2014 Trans Resource and Referral Guide

Other Resources

Ingersoll Center Ingersoll Gender Center is a mutual support and education organization for transgender, trans*, gender variant and genderqueer people, and the people who support them.501(c)3 organization headquartered in Seattle and serving the Greater Seattle and Puget Sound region and beyond. All-volunteer organization that focuses on direct peer support, community building, education and advocacy.
GenderCast Gendercast is a podcast exploration of gender and what is means to live in, challenge and exist beyond the binary. It is a conversation between all those who identify along the transmasculine spectrum and our allies and supporters. It is a commentary on our culture and a reflection on where we have come from and where we are headed.

Health Resources

Sex Etc. Sex education by teens, for teens. Info on birth control, condoms, HIV/AIDS & STDs, pregnancy and more.
Gay City Gay City Health Project is a multicultural gay men’s health organization and the leading provider of HIV and STI testing in King County.
Life Long AIDS Alliance Lifelong’s mission is to empower people living with or at risk of HIV/AIDS and/or other chronic conditions to lead healthier lives.
Babes Network BABES Network-YWCA is a peer education and support program for women living with HIV; a sisterhood of women facing HIV together. BABES was started by a group of HIV positive women in Seattle, Washington who came together to share information, experiences and support.

Counseling Resources

Gay, Lesbian & Bisexual Counseling of Seattle The Cabrini Medical Tower
901 Boren Ave.
Suite 1300
Seattle, WA 98104206-276-0325
Seattle Counseling Service Telephone/TTY: 206-323-1768Fax: 206-323-2184Email: info@seattlecounseling.orgAddress:
1216 Pine Street
Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98101Office Hours:
Monday thru Thursday open 8:00 am to 8:00 pm
Friday open 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

People of Color Resources

UW Entities

Asian Student Commission As part of ASUW, the Asian Student Commission (ASC) serves to promote Asian cultural awareness on the University of Washington campus for all students.Email: asuwasc@uw.edu
Pacific Islander Student Commission We are the collaborative and collective communities of Pacific Islanders here on the University of Washington campus. Our membership consists of diverse cultural backgrounds and strives to bring them together to work for the betterment of our people. We are Melanesia, Micronesia, Polynesia, and the Philippines.Email: asuwpisc@uw.edu
La Raza La Raza Commission is a student resource for economic, political, and social change. This is made by several objectives, which include networking and coordinating with local, as well as national organizations, maintaining community (in and out of the university campus) involvement, assist incoming students, sponsoring, endorsing, and planning events which focus on political and socially conscious issues which arise within the Chican@/Latin@ community, and working toward university accessibility.Email: asuwraza@uw.edu
American Indian Student Commission (AISC) The AISC is a University of Washington Inter-Tribal organization which exists to promote Native culture, education and Native students’ interests, needs and welfare.Email: asuwpisc@uw.edu
Black Student Commission The Black Student Commission is the liason between Black /African Heritage student organizations and the Associated Students of University of Washington.Email: asuwbsc@uw.edu
Ethnic Cultural Center-Theater Welcome to the Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center. The Kelly ECC has a wealth of resources and opportunities available to students including student advising, organizational development, personal growth, and referrals to different departments and programs.3931 Brooklyn Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105
Email: ecc@uw.edu

Other Resources

Entre Hermanos Entre Hermanos works to improve the health and well-being of the LGBTQ Latino community.Entre Hermanos
1105 23rd Ave.
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 322-7700
Trikone Northwest We are a supportive, empowering, and affirming community for LGBTQ and differently-oriented South Asians in the Pacific Northwest.Email: trikonenorthwest@gmail.com
The Audre Lorde Project The Audre Lorde Project is a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two Spirit, Trans and Gender Non Conforming People of Color center for community organizing, focusing on the New York City area. Through mobilization, education and capacity-building, we work for community wellness and progressive social and economic justice. Committed to struggling across differences, we seek to responsibly reflect, represent and serve our various communities.
National Black Justice Coalition The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) is a civil rights organization dedicated to empowering Black lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people.
Zuna Institute Zuna Instititue is a National Advocacy Organization for Black Lesbians that was created to address the needs of black lesbians in the areas of Health, Public Policy, Economic Development, and Education.
Black Past.org: Remembered & Reclaimed BlackPast.org is dedicated to providing the inquisitive public with comprehensive, reliable, and accurate information concerning the history of African Americans in the United States and people of African ancestry in other regions of the world. It is the aim of the founders and sponsors to foster understanding through knowledge in order to generate constructive change in our society. – See more at: http://www.blackpast.org/about-us#sthash.lzLRvTep.dpuf4616 25th Avenue NE
PMB 222
Seattle, Washington 98105Email: blackpast@blackpast.org

Disability Resources

Disability Studies Disability Studies at the University of Washington involves a multi-campus interdisciplinary group of faculty, staff, students and community members, who share an interest in questions relating to society’s understanding of disability. The undergraduate Disability Studies Minor and the Individualized Studies Major in Disability Studies provide opportunities for students to develop a strong interdisciplinary foundation in the social, legal and political framing of disability.
Student Disability Commission We are a student-run, student-lead organization committed to the needs of disabled student of the UW. Our goal is to foster an environment that is not only accepting, but celebratory of disabled people through social, educational, and cultural programming. SDC is committed to disability issues and liberation.Email: asuwsdc@u.washington.edu
D Center The D Center is a primarily run student-resource center that strives to create an inclusive, accessible space affirming of all bodies, minds and identities by fostering a culture of social justice and pride.Location: Mary Gates Hall Room 024
Hours: 10am – 6pm, Monday-Friday (limited hours during finals week)
Email: dcenter@uw.edu

Scholarship Resources

UW Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards *Some resources require a UW Net ID
Go Grads Scholarship Database Compilation of scholarships for graduate students pursuing the Arts, Physical and Life Sciences, Social Sciences, and leadership in their communities.
FinAid Lists general, regional, federal, campus-specific, and athletic LGBTQ scholarships.
Pride Foundation The Pride Foundation’s website lists 50 LGBTQ scholarships. For convenience, students can apply to multiple scholarships with just one application.
The Greater Seattle Business Association Scholarship Fund GSBA awards range up to $13,000 annually and are meant to provide significant support as you pursue your educational goals.
Unigo This site has compiled an extensive list of LGBTQ scholarships.
Human Rights Campaign Financial Aid Resources The Human Rights Campaign has an LGBTQ scholarship database that allows students to search for funding by state.
College Resource Network The College Resource Network allows students to search for scholarships by keyword, major, or state.
Point Foundation This organization provides scholarships for students who plan to become leaders in the community.
The LEAGUE Foundation This organization provides scholarships for undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate students.
Scholarships.com Lists several LGBTQ scholarships.
Scholarships for Women A list of scholarships for lesbian students.

Scholarship Resources

Congregation Tikvah Chadashah Seattle’s GLBT Synagogue since 1980. Congregation Tikvah Chadashah is a chavurah-style congregation, and a member of the World Congress of Gay Lesbian and Bisexual Jewish Organizations. We hold egalitarian chavurah services for Shabbat and holidays. All are welcome to our events, regardless of observance, religious background, ethnicity or sexual orientation.
1122 E. Pike Street, PMB 734
Seattle, Washington 98122
Email: ctc@tikvahchadashah.org
NOOR | LGBTQI MUSLIMS OF SEATTLE Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans*, Queer, Intersexed Muslims of Seattle – SAFE ZONE meet-ups with sober and non sober spaces. (Meetings for trauma also available)
COMPLETELY confidential and private. We aim to build a supportive and conscious community through solidarity.
http://noorseattle.tumblr.comEmail: seattle.qtm@gmail.com
Kol HaNeshamah Kol HaNeshamah is an intimate congregation with a warm approach to tradition. Shabbat is the cornerstone of our community. We meet twice a month on the first and third Friday and Saturday to worship at Alki UCC, near Alki Beach in West Seattle.C/O Alki UCC
6115 SW Hinds St.
Seattle, WA 98116
E-mail: info@khnseattle.org
Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle works to ensure a vibrant Jewish community.Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle
2031 Third Avenue
Seattle, WA 98121-2412
Email: info@jewishinseattle.org
Queer Jihad Queer Jihad is the queer Muslim struggle for acceptance: first, the struggle to accept ourselves as being exactly the way Allah has created us to be; and secondly, the struggle for understanding among Muslims in general.

Ally Resources

Parents, Family & Friends of Lesbians & Gays (PFLAG) PFLAG is the nation’s largest family and ally organization. Uniting people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) with families, friends, and allies, PFLAG is committed to advancing equality and full societal affirmation of LGBTQ people through its threefold mission of support, education, and advocacy.
Ingersoll’s Section for Allies Also contains links to additional online resources



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