As state governments across the country move to restrict the rights of transgender people, Washington has established protections for them to receive gender-affirming care. However, our ability to protect trans youth and their families fleeing these new draconian laws is limited by our broken housing system.
Widely thought of as African American Independence Day, Juneteenth is a celebration of the official end of slavery. Serving as a symbol of total freedom from slave trade across all states, today Juneteenth provides an opportunity to reflect on what progress is still needed, as well as celebrate Black joy and community.
Join us on June 10 for our inaugural Bertha Pitts Campbell Equity awards, celebrating community leaders fighting for racial and gender equity today. Our 2021 honorees are the Seattle Storm, Debbie Bird, and Kavya Varkey.
In a guest blog post, two Seattle-based doctors and YW partners reflect on the dangers of centering discussions on racial disparities, and how we can dismantle harmful narratives - and move closer to holistic solutions that actually work for BIPOC communities.