LGBTQ+ and Allied Community Action Events


Under the Rainbow: Storytelling for the LGBTQ+ and Allied Community takes place every second Monday for teens and adults. Storytelling is reserved for LGBTQ+ guests; allies are welcome in the audience and to participate in the post-story conversations.  

Admission is free and refreshments are provided

6:00 p.m. — snacks and socializing

6:30-7:45 p.m. — featured and open-mic storytelling; each story followed by group conversation


Plaza Room at the Edmonds Library

650 Main Street, Edmonds, WA 98020



Upcoming Featured Storytellers:

Monday, February 10

Johnny Townsend
(Collage of Johnny’s book covers, created with permission of the author)

JOHNNY TOWNSEND  has published stories and essays in  the newspapers Newsday, the Washington Post and the Los Angeles Times; in the magazines The Humanist and The Progressive;  in the anthologies  “The Kindness of Strangers,”  “Queer Fish, ” “Latter-Gay Saints”; and in many other publications. His books include  “Mormon Underwear,”  “Zombies for Jesus,”  “Gayrabian Nights” and  “Human Compassion for Beginners”  He was also an associate producer for the documentary  “Upstairs Inferno.” His books have been named to Kirkus Reviews’ Best of 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015. His latest collection of essays, “Breaking the Promise of the Promised Land: How Religious Conservatives Failed America,” was published in October 2019.


Our featured storyteller on Monday, March 9, will be Joselito Castillo

The monthly storytelling show Under the Rainbow is supported by Edmonds Library, Edmonds Arts Commission, Seattle Storytellers Guild, Edmonds Neighborhood Action Coalition, and Pride Foundation

Photos of some of our previous storytellers and Falkor, a fan:

Chris Spengler, Naomi Baltuck, and Allison Cox
Joselito Castillo
(photo by Edmonds Neighborhood Action Coalition)
Roberto Lopez
(photo by Edmonds Neighborhood Action Coalition)
Gretchen Peterson
Kent Whipple

Contact us for more information


Writing Rainbow

Writing Rainbow is a monthly meetup for LGBTQ+ folks and allies. Join us to work on your writing project, talk through ideas or writer’s block, or connect with the local writing community.

Every third Friday of the month

3:00-6:00 p.m.

Caffe Ladro near Five Corners

8403 Main St, Edmonds, WA 98026


Upcoming Dates:

Friday, February 21; Friday, March 20


Family Friendly Gayme Night

Join us for fun and games, and to meet new friends. Refreshments are available for purchase.

Every second Friday of the month

6:00-9:00 p.m.

Around the Table Game Pub in Lynnwood

7600 196th St. SW, #300, Lynnwood, WA 98036


Upcoming Dates:

Friday, February 14; Friday, March 13


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