Three Wings is a youth-led non-profit organization. In March 2010, Three Wings applied for a Neighborhood Matching Fund Grant (NMF) from the City of Seattle in order to open a physical space on Capitol Hill. In June 2010, the City of Seattle announced that it had awarded Three Wings $100,000.
Beginning in late September, Three Wings will begin to move in to a physical space. Three Wings is currently seeking community members to help facilitate this transition—please read about our Launch Committee here.
The name Three Wings comes from the three-pronged approach that we developed in order to confront heterosexism and heteronormativity.
WING 1 | Cultural Activism Lab: builds queer peer support networks, positive youth identities, and community pride by providing a space where queer youth can socialize, work, and create together. The Cultural Activism Lab will include a cafe, arts and cultural gallery, performance/class space, and community organizing spaces. Open and free to the general public, the lab will serve as the face of Three Wings.
WING 2 | Wellness Collaborative: provides critical education to address the disparities for health and well-being experienced by queer youth.
WING 3 | Research and Education Institute: works to positively impact the policies and cultural practices that negatively impact our community by developing a “think tank” that builds leadership and promotes policy and community change through research, education, and advocacy.