Youth: Safe and Recreational Spaces

The Bellevue Boys & Girls Club Teen Center has an LGBTQ- friendly atmosphere and programs for youth ages 11-19.

Camp Ten Trees  is a nonprofit organization in Seattle that provides yearly camp sessions  for LGBTQ youth and their allies as well as children/youth of LGBTQ or non-traditional families, from ages 8-17. It also offers leadership training for youth ages 13-17 through Camp Pegasus.

Diverse Harmony is based in Seattle and is the nation’s first queer-straight alliance youth chorus. It provides a diverse, safe, and supportive environment for allies and LGBTQ youth/young adults (14-22) to share their love of music and be accepted for who they are.

King County Library System is supportive of LGBTQ youth and offers events that provide a safe space as well as Teen librarians who can help adolescents find appropriate reading materials and other resources.

Lambert House is an LGBTQ youth center located in Seattle but also open to Eastside youth. It serves youth ages 22 and under and offers youth-led social and educational activities (as well as several support groups led by trained volunteers).

Oasis Youth Center is located in Tacoma and provides LGBTQ youth ages 14-24 a safe place to learn, connect and thrive through youth-led discussions, workshops, recreation, and other programs.

OutThere Adventure is a 501(c)(3) adventure education organization committed to fostering positive identity development, individual empowerment and improved quality of life for queer young people through professionally facilitated experiential education activities.

Outward Bound  features expeditions that prepare students of all ages and circumstances with the strength of character and determination they need to thrive—in the classroom and workplace as well as their families and the world. They offer two courses specifically designed for LGBTQ teens and led by LGBTQ Outward Bound instructors, which combine adventure and service.

Rainbow Teen Advisory Board  at the Redmond library the 2nd & 4th Tuesday of each month from 5-7pm and is open to LGBTQ youth and allies from any Eastside School district and in grades 6th-12 grade. Members create safe spaces, socialize, and gain valuable leadership experience as they create community events. No application necessary.

Seattle Parks LGBTQ provides numerous programs and activities for LGBTQ youth.

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