For a full list of DAPS groups and events, download our community calendar HERE.
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Every month we choose a new city to have brunch in, join us for Sunday brunch in a city near you! Please RSVP by clicking the hyperlink.
This activity costs money, but we do not want finances to be a barrier so if you would like to come but cannot afford to, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org
When: May 15th 11am-2pm
Where: Portage Bay Cafe Roosevelt (4130 Roosevelt Way NE Seattle, WA)
When: June 5th 11am-2pm
Where: North End Restaurant TBD
When: July 17th 11am-2pm
Where: Tacoma Restaurant TBD
When: August 7th 11am-2pm
Where: Eastside Restaurant TBD
Meet awesome new people in a low-key, super engaging way. See how many friendships blossom in rounds of 7-minute conversations!
Co-Presenting the Bittersweet Program
We are honored to be co-presenting the Bittersweet program at the TRANSlations Film Festival this year alongside Edge Media and UW Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies.
Catch the film festival in hybrid form from May 5-8th online and 7th in-person at the Northwest Film Forum.
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Get ready for our shorts program BITTERSWEET
Some sweet, some bitter but all will make you feel and leave a mark on your heart that will never fade. These films deal with some tough topics and situations, but remind us that we don’t have to stay in the hard feelings.
PUNCH LINE dir. Becky Cheatle
EMERGENCE dir. Rey Tang
IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER
I AM LEO dir. Tajo Hurrle
PONY dir. Halo Rossetti
17 MINUTES WITH NORA dir. Imanol Ruiz de Lara
LUV, ME dir. Nicolas Jara & Yen Dinh
CONTENT WARNINGS: Depiction of suicide, discussion of suicide, discussion of self-harm, vulgar language, implied violence, graphic violence
We will be having a spring picnic together, make sure to sign up to bring food, or carpool. Feel free to bring loved ones! We will have games and food to share.
When: May 7th 12-5pm
Where: Saltwater State Park 25205 8th Pl. S. Des Moines, WA
We will be having a summer BBQ together, make sure to sign up to bring food, or carpool.
When: July 30th 12-5pm
Where: Spanaway Lake 14905 Bresemann Blvd. South Spanaway, WA
We will be going camping in late summer and are opening up applications to the general trans and gender diverse public and their loved ones. If you are interested in coming please fill out the application by clicking above. This event has an attendance limit.
When: August 26th-28th
Where: Bayview State Park
We are working to keep costs as low as possible for this trip, if you have financial barriers, please still apply as we have an event scholarship program that can help cover costs of those in need.
Apply by July 8th
TDOR Tacoma was founded by GASS (our former name) in 2007 and we are continuing on the tradition of holding space for Tacoma and the South Sound to mourn and celebrate those we’ve lost each year.
DAPS Board Member-At-Large Astro Pittman founded Seattle TDOR in 2018, it is held each year at Seattle Central College. Since it’s inception Astro has gained assistance in leading the event from the Cissy Trio and collaboration from various community organizations.
Every year we offer a virtual November holiday, allied family and friends are always welcome to join you at our holiday events as we do not want anyone to be left out during the holiday season.
Every year we offer an in-person November holiday, allied family and friends are always welcome to join you at our holiday events as we do not want anyone to be left out during the holiday season.
Every year we offer a virtual December holiday, allied family and friends are always welcome to join you at our holiday events as we do not want anyone to be left out during the holiday season.
Every year we offer an in-person December holiday, allied family and friends are always welcome to join you at our holiday events as we do not want anyone to be left out during the holiday season.
Hearts & Haircuts
DAPS sponsors the Barnett St. Community Food Pantry in Bremerton, WA and tabled and gifted the stylist of this event new rainbow sheers for doing this event for the community.
DAPS tabled at this event.
Alki Beach Pride 2021
DAPS was honored to co-host Alki Beach Pride this year, we tabled and sponsored the hydration station.
We tabled at this event.
Seattle Pride 2021
Seattle Pride has continued to bring you virtual events during the Pandemic, we virtually tabled this event.
Pride Fest Capitol Hill 2021
We tabled at this event.
We were honored to co-present Death and Bowling at the Seattle Queer Film Festival this year.
We threw our inaugural DAPS-O-WEEN at the Rainbow Center this year!
We tabled at this event.
TDOR Flag Raise
On November 19th 2021 the City of Tacoma half masted the first Trans flag in the city’s history atop the Tacoma Municipal Building and PUD building, on November 20, 2021 they Proclaimed TDOR an official day in Tacoma, WA.
TDOR Tacoma/ Seattle 2021
In 2008 DAPS (formerly GASS founded TDOR Tacoma) and in 2018 Astro Pittman, DAPS Board Member founded TDOR Seattle, this year we ran both events simultaneously and livestreamed them in order to provide the community with more accessible options and safe spaces for TDOR.
Transgivukkah 2021 In-Person
This year we threw our annual Transgivukkah at the Rainbow Center!
Tranzmas 2021 In-Person
This year we threw our annual Tranzmas at the Rainbow Center.
This was a social event at Rainbow Center, Youngstown Coffee Co, and online.