Thursday, Dec 05, 2019
 
search SGN
SERVING SEATTLE AND THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST FOR 40 YEARS!

click to visit advertiser's website


Javascript DHTML Drop Down Menu Powered by dhtml-menu-builder.com

Last Weeks Edition
   
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website




 

 
 

 

 

[Valid RSS]

click to go to advertisers website
to Section One | to Arts & Entertainment
posted Friday, December 5, 2014 - Volume 42 Issue 49
First LGBTQ and Allied credit union forming in Washington
Section One
ALL STORIES
  next story
First LGBTQ and Allied credit union forming in Washington

by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Seattle Gay News recently learned that the formation of the nation's first LGBTQ and Allied credit union is underway. The people behind the formation of this credit union are from Seattle.

Sierra Hansen told SGN, 'The LGBTQ and allied community in Washington state and across the country have the chance to support the first ever credit union dedicated to our community in the United States. Equality Washington, a 501(c)(3), launched an Indiegogo campaign to help crowdfund the chartering process. The Seattle LGBTQ and allied community in Washington is leading the way, and we are confident this information would appeal to Seattle Gay News readers.'

The campaign can be found at https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-campaign-for-equality-credit-union.

'Our community has made tremendous advances in civil rights over the last decade, and now is the time to invest in our financial future,' said Hansen. 'The credit union will be governed by a board of directors elected by members, regulated by state and federal laws, and direct funds and resources to support the unique needs of our community on issues such as retirement planning for same sex couples and small business loans and employment opportunities for transgender members.'

Phillip Endicott, President of Equality Washington, said, 'Given the patchwork of legal rights, there is a great need for financial services and education directed towards our community. Credit unions can raise and direct funds to unique financial literacy programs that will specifically benefit needs such as transgender employment, LGBTQ business ownership and retirement planning.'

Endicott elaborates, 'Simply put, credit unions reinvest funds into specific communities. A credit union focused on the LGBTQ and allied community can better develop and deliver programs to meet unique needs. In addition, an associated non-profit will continue to raise funds for programs such as comprehensive financial literacy, outreach to youth, LGBTQ homelessness, supporting small businesses and retirement. In addition, we will provide financial and non-profit services in Washington's rural communities.'

'Our goal is to raise $50,000 within six weeks to ensure we start serving our community by the second quarter of 2015,' said Hansen.

Tell a friend:

Share on Facebook  Share on Facebook

Post to MySpace!Share on MySpace!

    Share on Delicious

Share on StumbleUpon!

Stronger Together World AIDS Day Breakfast
------------------------------
Anne Levinson named to PDC
------------------------------
Delhi Queer Pride
------------------------------
INSIGHTS & PERSPECTIVES - Relationship Inventory: How hard are you working?
------------------------------
Remarks on World AIDS Day
------------------------------
Seattle marries Lesbian couple from Utah as part of Visit Seattle's 'Marry Me in Seattle' tourism campaign
------------------------------
First LGBTQ and Allied credit union forming in Washington
------------------------------
Transgender Human Rights Institute launched
------------------------------
Republicans love losers: Mitt Romney leads 2016 polls, Rand Paul out of the race?
------------------------------
Oops! Ohio judge accidently recognizes same-sex marriage
------------------------------
HRC releases report establishing basis for Federal LGBT Non-Discrimination Bill
------------------------------
2014 Gay Games brought extra $52 million to Northeast Ohio
------------------------------
'Mild' form of HIV evolving, Brit scientists say
------------------------------
Miami and Toledo pass Trans protections
------------------------------
The worst Gay rights advocate in the world: Paul Singer and the dark side of GOP Gay rights activism
------------------------------
Muslim hotel owner: no cocktails, but Gays are OK
------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------
BREAKING NEWS
------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

click to visit advertiser's website

click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
Seattle Gay Blog post your own information on
the Seattle Gay Blog
 
 

gay news feeds gay news readers gay rss gay
http://sgn.org/rss.xml | what is RSS? | Add to Google use Google to set up your RSS feed
SGN Calendar For Mobile Phones http://sgn.org/rssCalendarMobile.xml
SGN Calendar http://sgn.org/rssCalendar.xml

Seattle Gay News - SGN
1605 12 Ave., Ste. 31
Seattle, WA 98122

Phone 206-324-4297
Fax 206-322-7188

email: sgn2@sgn.org
website suggestions: web@sgn.org

copyright Seattle Gay News 2014 - DigitalTeamWorks 2014

USA Gay News American News American Gay News USA American Gay News United States American Lesbian News USA American Lesbian News United States USA News
Pacific Northwest News in Seattle News in Washington State News