Through Allyship's LGBTQ Safety survey, we discovered the LGBTQ community is very concerned about safety and we (the community) connect displacement and the unaffordability of housing in Seattle as a factor in creating a culture that lacks LGBTQ safety.
Our next step is working with volunteers, like yourselves, who will share their stories around safety and housing to change the hearts and minds of the City Council and the Mayor to support inclusionary housing policies in Seattle. The time is this fall, NOW to make a difference and have your voice heard. Policies are being decided around affordable housing RIGHT NOW that will impact the City of Seattle for the next 20 years. You have the opportuntiy to fight for more affordable housing and stop displacement and rent hikes.
Our goal is to empower, in a respectful manner, volunteers to tell their story in order to create the social change they are seeking. Volunteer stories might be used, with permission, in social media, print, and as part of testimony in front of City Council. Some volunteers might be asked to share their stories with the media.
We will not use anyone's story without their permission and will work with volunteers to support the telling of their story in their words.