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.

Every Monday at Pony!!!

Every Monday we will be hosting a Queer social "hour" from 6-9pm, so come spend some time with community!

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DAPS-O-WEEN

Join us for our inaugural DAPS-O-WEEN at the Rainbow Center in Tacoma, WA on October 29th 7-10pm.

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Join us for TDOR Tacoma/ Seattle

This year we will be hosting a hybrid TDOR spread across two cities and livestreamed.

Due to Covid guidelines plans are everchanging so please bear with us as we prepare the safest event possible for all.

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Our October Schedule

Check out our October schedule and click the link to learn about all of our groups!

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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

Diversity Alliance of the Puget Sound acknowledges that Washington State has chosen to return to an open status, but DAPS has chosen to continue to follow Covid safety guidelines out of respect for those we serve who may not have had access to the Covid vaccine and/or are part of a vulnerable population. We will continue to provide masks and hand sanitizer during events and practice social distancing. All online events and groups will continue to be offered for the foreseeable future and in-person events will be added once Pride season has finished barring any major spikes in Covid numbers. We thank you for your patience and continued support and hope you will join us online.

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

-Marsha P. Johnson

Donate

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.