Bellingham Fourth Corner Pride Festival and Parade

Sunday, July 12 2015

Visit Bellingham Pride web site.

On Facebook.

2015 Bellingham Pride Parade Video.

Some 2015 pictures.

Visit Robert's picture page of Bellingham Pride memories.


Queer Hiking Club Bellingham

An LGBTQ hiking group in Bellingham. Weekly walk usually on Saturday afternoon. Promoting a positive, safe, and healthy social activity for LGBTQ people of all ages. More information and walk times, locations on Facebook page. Bellingham Queer Hikers.


The Betty Pages (print publication) also Betty Desire Sunday 8pm show at Rumors Cabaret

Betty Desire

The Betty Pages is a monthly print publication distributed around Bellingham.

Also, Betty Desire is famous for her local humor and her Drag shows now held on Sunday Evenings at 8 pm in Rumor's Cabaret, Bellingham. Also usually live streamed on Facebook. More information at Betty.Desire

The Betty Pages is available at Rumors, Village Books and many other places.

Youtube video from when Betty did her show in Mount Vernon, WA. a while back.

Mailing address:
Betty Pages, PO box 2724, Bellingham, WA. 98227.


Bellingham Sex Positive Center

The Bellingham Sex Positive Center promotes the discovery and enjoyment of our personal desires. We offer a diverse calendar of events in order to provide education and to activate conversation and exploration of open, consensual, and safe gratification. The BSPC is an inclusive, all-embracing venue that is available to adults who are open-minded and interested in exploring the innumerable aspects of non-traditional relationships, gender identity, gender expression, and sexual expression.
Bellingham Sex Positive Center web site.
Thebspg on Facebook.
They also list their things on the web site for Fet Life.


PFLAG, Bellingham-NW Washington

A local chapter for parents, family and friends of gay people as well as gay people, themselves, who want to get involved.

More information about P-FLAG visit their website, or write to:
PO Box 28704; Bellingham, WA. 98228-0704

See some images, videos, information about the Yearly Fourth Corner Pride Festival.
Whatcom PFLAG on Facebook.


Skagit County PFLAG

Skagit County PFLAG

Phone: 360-856-4676
Join us for Monthly Support Meetings Located at:
Skagit Valley Food Co-op Bldg. Room 309
202 S. 1st. St.
Mount Vernon, WA 98273
7:00-8:30 PM the second Monday of each month.
Also ask about the FAB 5 youth program (14-19)
meets twice monthly for support and education.
Skagit chapter PFLAG.
National PFLAG web site.


Cascade Rainbow Community Center

Recently moved to Mount Vernon. Located in Center for Spiritual Living Church, 1508 N. 18th St.Mount Vernon, WA.

Weekly social gatherings. Community center volunteers also reach out and network for entire Northwest Washington region centered in Skagit, Whatcom, Island and San Juan Counties.

Web site.

Phone 360-840-8499.


Wedding Officiant

It gives me great pleasure to announce that I am now available to officiate wedding ceremonies. And, yes, it will be my humble honor to perform both traditional and “non-traditional” unions. Gender and spiritual diversity are embraced and enriched by the power of love.

Many of you know of my previous training in religious philosophy and worldwide traditions; some of you may even be aware that I attended Yale Divinity School long ago with the goal of ordination into the Episcopal Church. As the years came and went, those studies and aspirations seemed to belong to the distant life of a foreign soul far, far away.

But now the past clears and the future beckons. Through all that I’ve learned, unlearned, and eventually relearned, two lights now illuminate my path: 1) The Word of God (dess) is…”Yes.” 2) The lesson in the School of Life is…”Love.” Simple truths, but not necessarily easy ones for some of us to accept.

So here’s my offer: If you know of a couple who are seriously considering marriage, I’d be happy to meet with them and discuss the possibilities. Being a bit of a writer, I’d be happy to help with vows. Spiritual traditions are no barrier; from Episcopal to Pagan, I can embrace pretty much anything if you can show me what’s in your hearts.

Nor should financial considerations be an impediment. That ought to be the last thing a couple worries about when it comes to uniting their souls in love.

In short, I am at your service.

Bucolic blessings to one and all,

Matthew Thuney


National guide to LGBTQ Friendly Colleges & Student Resources

Attending college can be difficult, but lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning students may have an even harder time than others. The following guide was created to help LGBTQ students understand how many campuses are helping to make the college experience more welcoming and supportive. Part of a larger affordable colleges guide.
LGBTQ Friendly Colleges & Student Resources


Evergreen Aids Foundation

Support services and volunteer opportunities. Sponsors community events, fund raisers and work for AIDS prevention. Offices at 115 Unity Street #302. Bellingham, WA. 98225 Phone 360-671-0703


Forth Corner Poly

Fourth Corner Poly is a discussion and support group for people who are open to more than one loving and honest relationship in their lives.

Currently not very active. More information at Yahoo Group. There's another polyamory group that meets at Bellingham Sex Positive Center, third Wednesday of each month. Check their site for details.


Literary Magpie

Literary Magpie is a blog that focuses on gay and lesbian literature by interviewing LGBTQ authors, performance artists and publishers and reviewing queer books and literature. Literary Magpie also explores the writing life and features monthly guest bloggers from the U.S. and abroad.


Queer Youth Project

Formerly called "Just Us Youth."

A safe and confidential weekly support group for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, and ally 14-18 year olds.

Queer Youth Project Facebook page

WHAT - A support group for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, questioning youth and their allies

WHEN - Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:30 - 5:30 P.M.

WHERE - Call for location

Northwest Youth Services - 360.734-9862
NWYS Safe Home Hotline - 360.676-1022/800.456-1022
PFLAG helpline - 360.733-1500

Facilitated by Northwest Youth Services trained volunteers.

A safe, confidential, supportive environment for sexual minority youth, youth with sexual minority parents, youth questioning their sexual orientation, and for youth allies.

We all can manage so much better with a little support.

Safe Schools Coalition state wide web site.


WOW! Women of Whatcom

WOW! Women of Whatcom Announcing a new Yahoo group for creating and sharing events of interest to women in Whatcom County.... We need a central place where women can go to find out what's happening. WOW! Women of Whatcom has a calendar where events can be posted, and messages can be sent to the group to arrange new events, find rides to events, etc. Events aren't necessarily exclusively for women, but they are of particular interest to lesbian, bisexual, or straight women. Events are in Whatcom County or nearby (within an hour's drive or so).

North Sound Lesbians Meetup Group

We are a group of lesbians that live all over but mostly in the Whatcom/Skagit counties and Southern BC. We are a social group that gets together for potlucks, game nights, girls night out, camping, hiking, coffee, book clubs, motor cycle rides, dancing, volunteering, picnics, fishing and any other ways we can think of to socialize.

North Sound Lesbians.


Whatcom County Health Department

Testing and so forth. Lisa Shoemaker has sent me a packet of flyers. One of the things is an invitation to a Tuesday night group for young men ages 19-25. "Young Men Together," it's called. A place to learn, share and grow. Every other Tuesday 5:30-7:00pm beginning 4/15/03. Call or stop by for more information. 360-676-4593 or visit HIV/STD Program 1500 N. State #201, Bellingham.

Other groups are possible as well. I met with Lisa and mentioned interest in things for older men, such as an over 40s group. She said the conference room is available and she can put energy toward different aspects of the community if the interest is there.

They also sent a brochure with clinic hours for things like HIV testing including some new Tuesday evening hours.