COVID-19 LGBTQ COMMUNITY RESOURCES & SUPPORT

The LGBTQ+ community is endlessly resilient, and our community’s response to the COVID-19 public health emergency is no exception. In the past week, we’ve seen our community come together in innovative ways to support one another. We at Yakima Pride work to connect community all year long, and we are adapting to our new reality of social distancing, self-isolation, and quarantine during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Below are LGBTQ+ specific resources and virtual spaces so we can all continue to be connected and supported during this difficult time.

If you have a resource you would like to share with the LGBTQ community, please click the button below to submit your resource or service information.

External Guides & Support

Government or community-created guides to resources and support available during the COVID-19 emergency, not LGBTQ+-specific.


Corporate Partner Community Support

Support and/or resources offered by corporations, including Pride’s sponsors, for the community.


Creative Outlets

Opportunities for people to connect with through creative, visual, performing art. May include things like group art & crafts, painting classes, sing-a-longs, book clubs, poetry readings, music lessons via social media or conferencing technologies, etc.


Entertainers/Performers/Artists

Supporting our LGBTQ+ entertainers and artists. Promotion of LGBTQ+ entertainers and artists providing virtual concerts or performances while social distancing.


Health & Wellness

LGBTQ+-specific health and wellness resources, including but not limited to: exercise, fitness, nutrition, food access, mental health, and physical health.


Legal

Organizations providing legal services and other support to the LGBTQ community.


Local LGBTQ & Allied Businesses

Supporting our LGBTQ+-owned and allied local businesses during this public health emergency will be vital to their economic survival. These small businesses are still open for business (possibly in a limited capacity).


Mutual Aid

Community-based, person-to-person aid for the LGBTQ+ community. May include financial assistance or task-based assistance and aid.


Spiritual & Faith

Opportunities to connect with LGBTQ-affirming faith leaders or faith communities. May include weekly live-streamed services and/or connecting one-on-one with faith leaders.


Virtual Meetups & Social Spaces

Opportunities to meet up with groups via social media or conferencing technologies. May be general LGBTQ+ community as a whole or may be focused on a specific subset of our community. These may be informal.


Volunteer Needs

Local service organizations or nonprofits that need additional volunteer help during the COVID-19 emergency, either in-person or remote. Pride will help to call on volunteers to support.