Join GSBA as we recognize 50 years since the Stonewall Uprising during our Annual Pride Business Luncheon with a panel of LGBTQ activists both young and veteran to discuss the early days of the LGBTQ Civil Rights Movement, our successes, our challenges, and the work still left to do.
Pride in Seattle wouldn't be the same if it weren't for the annual reveal of the GSBA Guide & Directory. During the program, we'll be revealing our theme of the year as well as distributing copies of the 2019-2020 Guide, our community's signature marketing tool.
Small Business Expo
In addition to the incredible program, we invite you to join us at 11:00 a.m. for our mini Pride business expo, featuring businesses in the travel, tourism, and hospitality sectors. If you would like to showcase your business as a part of our expo, contact us
11:00 - 11:45 | Small Business Expo
12:00 - 1:30 | Luncheon Program
Our Stonewall Forward Panelists
Sally Clark, Director of Regional & Community Relations, University of Washington
Judge Anne Levinson (Ret.)
Judge Levinson is one of Washington’s first openly LGBTQ public officials, as a judge, as Chair of the State Utilities & Transportation Commission and the State Public Disclosure Commission, and as Deputy Mayor, Chief of Staff, and Legal Counsel to the Mayor. She was a founding board member of both the Privacy Fund and Hands Off Washington, and served on the National Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund Board. She led the campaign to stop the attempted repeal of funeral & sick leave for LGBT City employees and then helped Seattle become among the first cities in the country to adopt domestic partner benefits. She helped advocate to add sexual orientation and gender identity to the state anti-discrimination law, and when it finally passed after 29 years, she chaired the campaign to stop the attempted repeal. When the same groups tried to repeal the state domestic partnership law, she chaired that campaign, resulting in Washington becoming the first state in the country to vote in favor of LGBT relationship recognition. In 2012 she was a strategic advisor for the campaign defeating the attempted repeal of our state’s marriage equality law, and then presided over some of our state’s first same-sex wedding ceremonies. She brought the first women’s professional basketball team (the Seattle Reign) to Seattle and then led the effort in 2007 and 2008 to save the Seattle Storm from being taken to Oklahoma with the Sonics. She has served on the board of directors for many charitable organizations, and is the recipient of numerous civic and community awards.
Coordinator at Washington Immigrant Solidarity Network
Monserrat Padilla is the coordinator of the Washington Immigrant Solidarity Network, a powerful statewide coalition of over 150 organizations that are building the defense line to protect our immigrant and refugee community. She was a co-founder of the Washington Dream Coalition and has led national & statewide campaigns. Monserrat has been organizing LGBTQ, immigrant and communities of color on the ground for over 10 years to build collective movement power.
Rep. Laurie Jinkins
Laurie Jinkins represents the 27th Legislative District in Pierce County, which includes East, Downtown, Hilltop, North, Northeast, West, and part of South Tacoma as well as Ruston. She has consistently pursued social justice, advocating for a women’s right to choose, working to end domestic violence, promoting a sane immigration policy, encouraging living wages, and assuring that LGBTQ people and people of color are able to participate fully in society. In 2009, Laurie co-chaired Washington’s successful Ref. 71 campaign, assuring that all Washingtonians can protect their families in times of crisis and played a major role in the passage of Washington state’s Marriage Equality bill that was passed by voters in November, 2012.
President & CEO of Seattle Parks Foundation
Since 2010, Thatcher has led planning, major fundraising, and advocacy initiatives for Seattle Parks Foundation. He has founded or served as leader and board chair of several other Seattle-area nonprofits, including organizations focused on public space, health, arts and culture, and community philanthropy. Bailey Boushay is named after Thatcher Bailey, their founding donor, and his partner who died of AIDS.
Marsha Botzer has served lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and progressive communities for over 40 years, as a founding member of Equality Washington, and by serving on the boards of Pride Foundation, Safe Schools, Lambert House, Seattle Counseling Service and the World Professional Association for Transgender Health.
A founding member of Equal Rights Washington, a past co-chair of Seattle’s LBGT Commission, Marsha served as co-chair of The National LGBTQ Task Force in 2005-6, 2009-10, and as Chair of the Action Fund in 2015. She is a founding member of Out In Front Leadership Project, founded Seattle’s internationally known Ingersoll Gender Center, and served as a national co-chair of the 2008 Obama Pride Campaign. Marsha received the Virginia Prince Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Federation for Gender Education. In 2009 she served on the Leadership Committee of Equality Across America, and in 2011 Marsha received the Jose Julio Sarria Civil Rights Award and the Washington State GLBT Bar Association Award. In 2013 she was selected for the Inaugural U.S. Edition of the Trans 100 List, and in 2014 she received the Gay City Health Community Leadership Award. In 2015 Marsha was elected to the Martin Luther King County Labor Council. Also in 2015 she received the Distinguished Scholar Award from Antioch University in Seattle and the Backbone Award from the National Secular Students Alliance. In 2016 Marsha received the William O. Douglass Award from the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington, and in 2019 the Dr. Robert Deisher Founder’s Award from Seattle Counseling Service.
Tristen Pamphlet-Gardner, King County