Support, Advocacy, and Community Action.

Diversity Alliance of the Puget Sound (DAPS) serves Washington State's Transgender, Non-Binary, Genderfluid, Gender Non-Conforming, Agender, Intersex, Two-Spirit, and Questioning population through direct service. We strive to meet as many of the needs of these individuals as possible by providing support groups to give them a safe space to learn and grow as their authentic selves, financial need programs, individual and community advocacy, and HRT supply kit programs.

Ingersoll Demand for Accountability Statement

As organizations who serve our community, we must actively confront these biases, make changes, listen to those we serve, and those who serve with us. In order to move forward, harm must be addressed.

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DAPS 2021 Scholarship Program Opens 5/1/2021

We will be offering 4 scholarships to and Trans and/or Gender Diverse individuals to go toward a higher education or vocational program.

Requirements:

-Must identify as Trans and/or Gender Diverse
-Higher education or vocational program must be located in WA State, or you must physically live in WA State. Program can be attended remotely.

Applications OPEN: 5/1/2021
Deadline: 7/1/2021
Decisions: 8/1/2021

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Tacoma Ledger Article

Our Board Chairperson Oliver Webb sat down with Rosie Mendoza Bautista from the Tacoma Ledger to talk about DAPS.

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Alki Beach Pride 2021

We will be co-hosting Alki Beach Pride on August 14th & 15th in West Seattle. We will be monitoring Covid numbers and guidelines as the date gets closer for safety.

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Covid-19 Protocol

Diversity Alliance of the Puget Sound has chosen to move all groups and activities to online platforms until the stay-at-home order in Washington State is lifted and we are satisfied that those we serve will be safe to gather. We do so in accordance with the health and safety guidelines set in place by the CDC and the State of Washington. We have chosen to add additional groups and activities in order to better serve our community during this time and plan to continue to offer online resources and groups after we return to in-person activities.

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

-Marsha P. Johnson

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Last year our community lost 55 reported Trans and Non Binary individuals to violence, this year that trend continues. By giving to an organization that is led by, and supports this marginalized community, you help spread awareness and education and allow our community safe spaces to be themselves.

100% of your donations go to bettering the community.

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.