Support, Advocacy, and Community Action.

Diversity Alliance of the Puget Sound (DAPS) serves the trans and gender diverse community of Washington State through direct service and financial and material assistance programs. We work to provide resources, education, a safe space for our community to be their authentic selves, as well as, financial support.

VIRTUAL Fall Family Feast

Join us Thursday 11/23 from 7-9pm for our virtual Fall Family Feast

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DAPS Fall Family Feast

Join us Friday 11/24 from 3-7pm for a full family style meal at People's Community Center in Tacoma.

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Interested in In-kinding?!

If you are interested in becoming a Community Ally and assisting us with in-kind donations, please reach out to our Funding Board at

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Ally Up! This year's Donations

This year we are calling on our allies to use their privilege, their energy, time, and money to help safeguard the future of their trans and gender diverse family, friends, neighbors, and colleagues.

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Press Release 11/17/2022

Our full press release is available in the link above.

Land Acknowledgement

Diversity Alliance of the Puget Sound acknowledges that all our members live and work on the unceded homelands of Native peoples, who have lived in this region since time immemorial. Our home at Rainbow Center is located on the traditional homelands of the Coast Salish people and the Puyallup Tribe. Additionally, we have members living across the regions now known as Washington State, Oregon State, California State, and Canada. We acknowledge that fluid and diverse gender identities have been present in Indigenous communities since long before the arrival of western settlers, and that these identities subsequently have been systematically oppressed through violence. We stand in solidarity with the Indigenous peoples who still occupy and safeguard these lands, and recognize that a land acknowledgement is only a small step towards allyship, which must be accompanied by action. We commit to respecting, celebrating, and uplifting the voices, experiences, and histories of Native people as we advocate for the
liberation of all people existing beyond the confines of societal gender roles.

Learn whose land you live on CLICK HERE.

Learn more about Indigenous gender identity and expression:

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Covid-19 Protocol

Due to the prevalence of the Kraken variant in Washington State, it was necessary to make radical changes to DAPS’ COVID 19 guidelines in order to continue to be able to serve our community. It is imperative that we continue to assess and adapt to guidelines put forth to combat COVID 19. 

By a majority vote of the DAPS Board and Voting Members, we have chosen to institute the following guidelines effective 12/31/2021, and amended as seen fit through monthly votes of the Voting Body based on current numbers.

1. Everyone who attends, volunteers at, contracts for, facilitates, or otherwise is involved in a DAPS in-person event, meeting, or activity is encouraged to wear a mask, FDA approved N95 or KN95 masks are recommended. Masks will be provided by DAPS for those who do not have their own. If someone asks you to put on a mask in an enclosed space, or they are required in the private space, a mask must be put on immediately.

2. Everyone who volunteers for an event or group with DAPS must COVID test before and after all events, tests will be provided to all participants.

In order to continue offering in-person activities these are the steps we must take. Thank you for your cooperation and patience as we continue to combat this pandemic together.

“You never completely have your rights, one person, until you all have your rights.”

-Marsha P. Johnson


By giving to an organization that is led by, and supports trans and gender diverse individuals, you help spread awareness, education, and allow our community safe spaces to be themselves.

100% of your donations go to helping provide safe spaces for the trans and gender diverse community to be their authentic and true selves.

Last year 55 reported Trans and Non-Binary individuals were lost to violence, this year the numbers continue to grow. By donating to an organization like ours you help offer services to individuals who are often turned away, not only by society, but by those they trust and love. We offer a safe space for them to be their authentic selves away from judgement.