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.

DAPS 2022 End of Year Survey

Thank you for another wonderful year! If you've interacted with DAPS this year, please let us know about your experience by filling out our 2022 End of Year External Survey!

Click here to fill out the survey

Join the DAPS Board

DAPS is recruiting Board Members-at-Large for our governing board and are looking for anyone with grant writing, fundraising, and in-kinding experience for our new funding board.

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Introducing our first Executive Director

Help us in welcoming our very first Executive Director Oliver Webb.

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January 2023 Calendar

Check out our January 2023 schedule and click the link to learn about all of our groups!

Click to see our full community calendar!

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Press Release 11/17/2022

Our full press release is available in the link above.

Inclement Weather Update

Diversity Alliance of the Puget Sound acknowledges the need for in-person groups and events and works hard to provide safe spaces for the community. Washington State weather is often unpredictable and unsafe during the winter months and we will not ask our volunteers nor community to put themselves at risk in order to attend groups or events. If a group or event needs to be canceled due to weather conditions we will do our best to announce it on all of our social media platforms, and discord channel. Please know that facilitators may not know that conditions are unsafe until after attempting to leave for groups/events, so prior knowledge may not be possible. If a group is canceled we will do our best to switch it to Zoom. Thank you for your understanding, stay safe out there!

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:

For more resources:

Covid-19 Protocol

Due to the prevalence of the Omicron 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. 

1. Everyone who attends, volunteers at, contracts for, facilitates, or otherwise is involved in a DAPS in-person event, meeting, or activity is required 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. 

2. Everyone who attends, volunteers at, contracts for, facilitates, or otherwise is involved in a DAPS in-person event, meeting, or activity is required to sign a contact tracing sheet in case of exposure. This sheet will NOT be shared with anyone outside of the org, and will be DESTROYED 14 days after the date started. If an exposure happens everyone will be contacted and the DAPS COVID policy will go into effect, privacy will be maintained.

If you need assistance finding a Vaccine/Booster shot or test please follow the links below.

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.

Vaccine Resources
Omicron Resources
N95 Fit Testing

“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 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.