For a full list of DAPS groups and events, download our community calendar HERE.

CURRENT FUNDRAISERS

Firestarter Ink

If you are on the books at Firestarter Ink consider donating to DAPS while you are in the shop!

UPCOMING EVENTS

Brunch

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 assistance@diversityallianceofthepugetsound.org

May Brunch

When: May 15th 11am-2pm

Where: Portage Bay Cafe Roosevelt (4130 Roosevelt Way NE Seattle, WA)

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June Brunch

When: June 5th 11am-2pm

Where: North End Restaurant TBD

July Brunch

When: July 17th 11am-2pm

Where: Tacoma Restaurant TBD

August Brunch

When: August 7th 11am-2pm

Where: Eastside Restaurant TBD

TRANSlations Speed Friending

Meet awesome new people in a low-key, super engaging way. See how many friendships blossom in rounds of 7-minute conversations!

TRANSlations Film Festival

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.

Copy by Three Dollar Bill Cinema

Get ready for our shorts program BITTERSWEET ๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿญ

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 donโ€™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

Picnic in the Park

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

BBQ at the Park

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

DAPS Camp

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

YEARLY EVENTS

TDOR Tacoma

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.

TDOR Seattle

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.

Transgiving Virtual

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.

Transgiving In-Person

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.

Tranzmakkah Virtual

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.

Tranzmakkah In-Person

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.

PAST EVENTS

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.

Pictures by Oliver Webb & Katey Rudisill, Graphic by Ollie Fjor’Skera

Trans Picnic 2021

DAPS tabled at this event.

Pictures by Skye Locke, Graphics by Seattle Trans and Non Binary Community

Alki Beach Pride 2021

DAPS was honored to co-host Alki Beach Pride this year, we tabled and sponsored the hydration station.

Pictures by DAPS Board and Members, Graphics by Alki Beach Pride

Trans Beach Party 2021

We tabled at this event.

Pictures by Skye Locke, Graphics by Seattle Trans and Non Binary Community

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.

Pictures by Oliver Webb and Renee Raketty, Graphics by Pride Fest Capitol Hill

SQFF 2021

We were honored to co-present Death and Bowling at the Seattle Queer Film Festival this year.

Pictures by or property of Oliver Webb, Graphics by SQFF

DAPS-O-WEEN 2021

We threw our inaugural DAPS-O-WEEN at the Rainbow Center this year!

Pictures by Mylu Portrait Studio

Transoween 2021

We tabled at this event.

Pictures by Skye Locke, Oliver Webb. Gabby Pennisi & Graphics by Seattle Trans and Non Binary Community

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.

Photos from Tacoma News Tribune (Pete Caster), KNKX (Mayowa Aina, Vivian McCall), Oliver Webb

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.

Pictures by Renee Raketty from TDOR Tacoma 2021
Pictures by Ceasar Hart and screenshots

Transgivukkah 2021 In-Person

This year we threw our annual Transgivukkah at the Rainbow Center!

Pictures by Kenzie McMillan & Tina O’Shields

Tranzmas 2021 In-Person

This year we threw our annual Tranzmas at the Rainbow Center.

Pictures by Oliver Webb & Skye Locke

TDOV 2022

This was a social event at Rainbow Center, Youngstown Coffee Co, and online.

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