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 summer 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.

Community Youth Gender Sexuality Alliance (GSA), a community-wide support network for LGBT+ kids and kids from LGBT+ families, open to 6th-12th graders on and off the Sammamish Plateau to hang out and have fun. This GSA was created by Plateaupians For Peace in partnership with the Redmond/Sammamish Boys & Girls Club-Teen Center, where the meetings are held. See the Facebook Event page for more details, including financial aid and transportation.

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.

Rainbow Teen Advisory Board  meets at the Redmond library the 2nd Thursday of each month, at 4:30-6:30pm 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 through its Born This Way Kafe.

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