WE BELIEVE IN EQUALITY FOR ALL

Our Vision

Our Vision

A safer, more informed and equitable community for the queer population on the Eastside.

Our Values

Integrity
How we act toward others is consistent with our mission and our principles. It is the essence of who we are and what drives us – with unwavering honesty and respect.

Authenticity
We come to each discussion, interaction and relationship with an open, honest sense of self, and expect our partners to do the same. We embrace transparency in our communications and operations, and we foster genuine relationships with our communities, partners and supporters. As a guiding principle, we are humble in our learning, adaptive in our approaches and inclusive while providing sincere support.

Inclusivity
We foster all voices that come from a place of love and celebrate diversity to not only include but embrace and honor the sacred lived experiences of our community. Through action and listening, we ensure that all are represented.

Adaptability
While serving the needs of our 2SLGBTQIA+ & BIPOC communities, we are dedicated to remaining flexible, open to change and resilient in the face of evolving needs and challenges. With the use of innovation and continuous improvement, we navigate shifting circumstances while staying true to our mission and values. This ensures we can effectively address the ever-changing landscape of queer rights and their well-being, while remaining rooted in our core principles.

WE STAND WITH BLACK LIVES

PAB is committed to learning and taking actions to continue to become anti-racist. These countless murders of souls like Tyre Nichols, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Tony McDade and Dijon Kizzee are inexcusable and preventable. We stand with Black lives, experiences, values, and groups that help BIPOC and demand accountability in our biased and violent system.

Donate to support our local Lavender Rights Project, a low-to-no cost legal advocacy group for Black gender diverse people. Along with their housing and legal support, they have an invaluable Gender-Based Violence Prevention Program.

LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

PAB acknowledges that the work being done on what we call the Eastside is and has always been the unceded ancestral lands and waters of the past and present Duwamish *dxʷdəwʔabš, Snoqualmie *s·dukʷalbixʷ, Stillaguamish *stuləgʷábš and Tulalip *dxʷlilap peoples. Gender fluid and gender diverse people have existed in Indigenous communities since time immemorial, until white colonizers brought concepts of gender binary and limited sexuality, bringing along subsequent oppression through violence. We stand in solidarity and honor the first peoples who still occupy and safeguard these lands. As Guests, we recognize that we benefit from living and working on their traditional homeland. PAB is committed to transparent actions as individuals and as a group to celebrate, respect, and elevate the voices, experiences and histories of Native peoples as we advocate and take action working towards the liberation of all people existing beyond the confines of the ongoing damages of colonialism.

This Land Acknowledgement is one small step in the vast amount of work needed to improve our support and allyship with Indigenous communities in their home and beyond. Please connect, learn and support the Native tribes whose land we live and work on. PAB pays Real Rent to the Duwamish Tribe, and communicates with 2 Spirit community members to learn, listen and take action to elevate the needs shared by these Tribes.

Duwamish Tribe : The Duwamish have yet to be justly compensated for their land, resources and livelihoods. Consider becoming a Real Renter, where you can show your solidarity with those who are still continuing to honor and bring light to their ancient heritage.

Snoqualmie Tribe : Learn about the Ancestral Lands Movement and see how you can stand in solidarity with our land owner, and help the land and it’s people take care of this sacred space, which has been negatively impacted by increased recreation. Take the pledge.

Stillaguamish Tribe : Learn about the history of the People of the River and the native lands that they continue to care for and preserve.

Tulalip Tribe : Consider supporting the Tulalip Foundation, which helps survivors of domestic violence, supports projects and programs that assist community members in gaining access to the tribal judicial system, succeed in education, as well as enhance and restore the cultures and traditions of Tulalip Tribes.

*These spellings are in the Native American language of Lushootseed.
Find out whose land you’re on.