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Karen Fredriksen-Goldsen – Pillars of Pride Honoree

Karen Fredriksen-Goldsen – Pillars of Pride Honoree

Fredriksen-Goldsen, Ph.D., a professor and Director of the Goldsen Institute at the University of Washington and is a nationally and internationally recognized scholar and activist addressing health inequities across underserved, resilient communities. Karen is the founder of GenPride, Shanti Seattle, and Rainbow...
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Bill Thieleman – Pillars of Pride Honoree

Bill Thieleman – Pillars of Pride Honoree

Bill is a founding member and has always brought his cheerful spirit and empathetic heart to their work and community of members of all ages. He has engaged and gently educated younger singing members helping to enlarge the circle of acceptance and...
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Lynda Greene – Pillars of Pride Honoree

Lynda Greene – Pillars of Pride Honoree

Lynda Greene, the Executive Director at the Southeast Seattle Senior Center located in one of the most diverse zip codes in the nation, 98118. Lynda has been a pioneering, proactive, and powerful ally for the LGBTQ community. The Southeast Seattle Senior Center...
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Domenico ‘Nic’ Minotti – Pillars of Pride Honoree

Domenico ‘Nic’ Minotti – Pillars of Pride Honoree

Domenico 'Nic' Minotti is a longtime supporter of Gay City and is in his eleventh year as a member of the Board of Directors of Gay City.   With more than a decade of service on our Board and as a volunteer, Domenico...
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Joel Aguirre – Pillars of Pride Honoree

Joel Aguirre – Pillars of Pride Honoree

Joel's role as the PrEP Navigator is to help members of the Latino Community to access available health services with an approach to people at high risk of getting HIV. Additionally, He is the host of the radio program “Mucho Gusto” transmitted...
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Aaliyah Messiah – Pillars of Pride Honoree

Aaliyah Messiah – Pillars of Pride Honoree

She is a Community Leader, a trailblazer, and an advocate for both the African American community and the LGBTQIA+ community. As a fierce representation of the LGBTQIA+ community, she and her partner maintain the last standing African American Book Store (LEM's) for...
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Inside a Home for L.G.B.T.Q. Seniors: ‘I Made Friends Here.’ (New York Times Article)

Inside a Home for L.G.B.T.Q. Seniors: ‘I Made Friends Here.’ (New York Times Article)

Shunned when they were younger, older L.G.B.T.Q. adults have found a community at a senior home created for them by SAGE, a New York advocacy group.
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Arnaldo Inoncentes – Pillars of Pride Honoree

Arnaldo Inoncentes – Pillars of Pride Honoree

Arnaldo Inocentes, Ambassador for Pride ASIA. Arnaldo is a pillar within our community. As an ambassador with Pride ASIA, his history spans decades of advocacy and leadership for the LGBTQ+ and other marginalized communities.   Arnaldo started as a soloist with the Seattle...
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Martha Zuniga – Pillars of Pride Honoree

Martha Zuniga – Pillars of Pride Honoree

Martha Zuniga, the Deputy Director of Entre Hermanos. She has worked there for more than 10 years, first as a volunteer, then as a Medical Case Manager, and Prevention & Care Program Manager. Her main goal at Entre Hermanos, and in her...
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Malie Tiare Chanel – Pillars of Pride Honoree

Malie Tiare Chanel – Pillars of Pride Honoree

Malie Tiare Chanel, who was chosen by Utopia. Born in Fagatogo, American Samoa, Malie was raised in Saleufi, Apia & Seattle. Her passion stems from the cultural upbringing in her village setting, as well as values instilled in her by her grandparents....
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Dr. Peter Shalit – Pillars of Pride Honoree

Dr. Peter Shalit – Pillars of Pride Honoree

Dr. Shalit was born in New York City and raised in New Jersey and Massachusetts. He went to college at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, then moved to Seattle where he obtained his Ph.D. in Genetics from the University of Washington...
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Louise Chernin – Pillars of Pride Honoree

Louise Chernin – Pillars of Pride Honoree

Louise began her involvement with GSBA in the 1990s and was appointed President & CEO in 2002, a role she served in until retiring at the end of 2020. Through her tenure, Louise led GSBA to become the largest LGBTQ+ chamber in...
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Breanna Anderson – Pillars of Pride Honoree

Breanna Anderson – Pillars of Pride Honoree

In 1990, after growing up a dutiful son in a conservative Christian home,  Breanna exploded out of the closet and into a community she had no idea even existed up to that time.  Waiting for her was community and support at Ingersoll...
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King 5 News Article- Housing for LGBTQIA+ seniors under construction in Capitol Hill

King 5 News Article- Housing for LGBTQIA+ seniors under construction in Capitol Hill

'Pride Place' in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood will include 118 apartment units for LGBTQIA+ seniors, a clinic, GenPRIDE offices and more.
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March 28 Newsletter

March 28 Newsletter

Newsletter Contents: Free At-Home COVID Test Kits New In-Person Fitness Classes from Seattle Parks T'ai Chi Chih Class Yoga & Stretching Strength & Balance COVID-19 Updates on Masks   Free At-Home COVID Test Kits Good news! Starting this week, if you already ordered...
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Newsletter March 11

Newsletter March 11

Newsletter Contents: New Support Group for Alzheimer's Caregivers Covid-19 Community Vaccination Event GenPride at the Movies: The Power of the Dog Intro to Qigong T'ai Chi Chih Class Yoga & Stretching Strength & Balance COVID-19 Updates on Masks   LGBTQIA+ Support Group...
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Newsletter 1/28/2022

Newsletter 1/28/2022

Newsletter Contents: Writers Lab LGBTQIA+ Community Forum on Alzheimer's & Dementia Mask-up for Omicron COVID Intro to Qigong T'ai Chi Chih Class Yoga & Stretching Strength & Balance   Last call for GenPride's new Writers Lab!  If you have completed the GenPride...
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Newsletter 1/24/2022

Newsletter 1/24/2022

Newsletter Contents: Mask-up for Omicron COVID LGBTQIA+ Writers Lab Intro to Qigong T'ai Chi Chih Class Restarts GenPride at the Movies: Supernova Yoga & Stretching Strength & Balance   Note these dates: January 25, Tuesday -- LGBTQIA+ Writers Lab January 27, Thursday...
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Newsletter 1/14/2022

Newsletter 1/14/2022

Newsletter Contents: Mask-up for Omicron COVID Intro to Qigong Healthy Living for Your Brain & Body LGBTQIA+ Writers Lab T'ai Chi Chih Class Restarts GenPride at the Movies: Supernova Health Equity Listening Sessions  Yoga & Stretching Strength & Balance   Note these...
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Holiday Break

Holiday Break

  A reminder that the GenPride office will be closed for winter holiday break, from Friday Dec 24 through Sunday Jan 2. Our ongoing fitness classes will also take a break during that time. We are back to a regular schedule on...
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