Founded in 2019, the Renton LGBTQIA+ Community is building a strong inclusive sense of belonging, empowering members to promote positive change in our communities, combating prejudice and discrimination, and providing support for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, Asexual, and similarly-identified people.

If you’d like to get involved, send us an email at rentonlgbt@gmail.com, subscribe to our email list, or join our Facebook group.

Renton Safe Place

The Renton PD Safe Place Program offers victims of hate crimes shelter if they are feeling unsafe – a place where they are welcomed, they can call the police, and wait until officers arrive. Through partnerships with local businesses and organizations, Renton PD Safe Place program decal provides a visual clue for anyone experiencing violence or harassment based on their race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or disability.

For information about the Renton PD Safe Place Program please contact the Liaison, Officer Cat Citron at 206-445-5910 or ccitron@rentonwa.gov

Upcoming Events

Until further notice, all of our meetings are being held via Zoom web conference, which also has a telephone call-in option. Meetings are open to the general public. To attend any meeting, please click its REGISTER link.

Safe Place Program Presentation
Special Guest: Officer Citron with Renton Police Department
Tuesday, May 11th, 7pm
Phone/Webcast: REGISTER
Safe Place Program Website

Pride Committee
Saturday, May 15th, 1pm
Phone/Webcast: REGISTER

Board Meeting
Saturday, June 5th, 1pm
Phone/Webcast: REGISTER

Pride Committee
Saturday, June 19th, 1pm
Phone/Webcast: REGISTER

Stay healthy, stay safe, stay proud!

Renton Pride Passport 2021

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We are reaching out to our local community to plan a special activity for Renton Pride 2021. In keeping with State and CDC safety guidelines, we are looking to promote our allies in local businesses, nonprofits, and city services while providing a safe activity for participants: the Renton Pride Passport.

By joining the Pride Passport activity, we are asking that organizations promote their allyship with the LGBTQ community by displaying a LGTBQIA pride flag of their choice (we can help!) for the month June and consider joining the Safe Place program with the Renton Police Department.

The passport will be a printable document of allied businesses (shown on a map and listed), through which participants can collect a stamp or sticker from the business. You may choose a small stamp or sticker of your choice (perhaps their logo or something to symbolize the organization) and they are welcome to offer coupons or promotions during this month. We are envisioning a big kick off on Saturday, June 5th, perhaps with businesses using a sidewalk table promoting the event and any Pride promotion/discounts they would like to share. The activity will begin June 1st and conclude June 30th.

For more information or to join the event, please email us at rentonlgbt@gmail.com.

The last day for organizations to sign up for the passport activity is Friday, May 21st.