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Dear Safe Schools Coalition Members and Friends: 
1.) Coalition meeting is this Tuesday, June 18 from 2-4pm
2.) Join Seattle Public Schools and the Safe Schools Coalition in the Seattle LGBTQ Pride Parade Sunday, June 30th 11am
3.) Queer Youth Space - Seattle, WA - is hiring!!!
Seattle Pride 2013!  
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1.) Coalition meeting is this Tuesday, June 18 from 2-4pm

IMPORTANT: We have moved to summer hours. The next Safe Schools Coalition meeting is Tuesday, June 18th from 2-4pm PACIFIC TIME.

Contact Matthew if you have agenda items to suggest or if you need instructions about attending (in person) or calling in (by conference call). Contact form: or call: 253-671-2838.

All are welcome! You do NOT need to be a Coalition member to attend.

More information?
See "Who comes to our meetings? Why? When? Where? How can I join a meeting by conference call?" here:

2.) Join Seattle Public Schools and the Safe Schools Coalition in the Seattle LGBTQ Pride Parade Sunday, June 30th 11am

As always, the annual Gay Pride Parade is happening the last Sunday in June. You can join the fun by marching with Seattle Public Schools students, staff and families alongside the Safe Schools Coalition. We will have as our "float," a big ol' yellow school bus. Come ride or march with us!

Sunday, June 30th. The actual parade starts at 11am, but come early. Look for us in the parade staging area on 4th Avenue near Seneca(?). Come find the big school bus!

You can come find us in line on 4th Avenue before the 11:00 start time, or you can simply join from the parade route as the bus comes rolling by!

All GSA members, their friends and family and Seattle Schools Staff. We will be joined by School Board members as well as senior leadership staff! All are welcome!

What Else?
You can ride on the bus or you can march alongside the bus. You can carry signs, tape signs to the bus, and even enjoy snacks on the bus! We will have some fun items you can hand out to the crowd too! Also, the parade ends at the Seattle Center where a rally will be going on most of the day. You'll find music, food, information booths, etc. there. Plan to come for the day!

If you have never been to this parade, you will be amazed at the enthusiastic reception our group receives. It is very heart-warming. Hope you can join in the fun.

For more information, check out the official website at or, call Lisa at 206-252-0982.

This is posted on our website here:

3.) Queer Youth Space - Seattle, WA - is hiring!!!
Queer Youth Space is now hiring for the position of Coordinator of Research and Education (Wing 3).

Among the duties of the Coordinator of Research and Education are:
  • Organizing QSOL
  • Coordinating and supervising interns
  • Coordinating and supervising volunteers
  • Creating and putting on workshops on various issues such as adultism, heteronormativity, racism, etc.
  • Maintaining the Queer Youth Space Library
Applications for the Coordinator of Research and Education position will be accepted until 6:00 pm on Wednesday, July 3, 2013. No late applications will be accepted so send yours in early!
Please review the full application for a full job description and application instructions.


Good luck!

Leadership Team:



  • Lead Chair -- Matthew Wilson (Oasis Youth Center): send a message or call 253-671-2838   
  • Back-up Lead Chair -- Seth Kirby (Oasis Youth Center): send a message or call 253-671-2838  


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