PRIDE 2020 Event Recordings

GenPride presented three events free + live digital events during PRIDE this year. Watch the recorded streams below!

Laugh with Pride

Comedy & Music by Lisa Koch, Arnaldo, David Schmader, and Rebecca M. Davis.


Stories of Courage & Resilience from the GenPRIDE Community

Housing Update

Updates on the new 9-story LGBTQ+ Affirming & Affordable Senior Housing on Seattle’s Capitol Hill

Laugh with PRIDE!

An hour of comedy & music by Lisa Koch, Drag Chanteuse Arnaldo, and humorist & writer David Schmader. Hosted by Rebecca M. Davis to keep the party rolling!

Laugh with PRIDE Lineup


Lisa Koch

“Picture Tina Fey meets Bette Midler with Joan Jett guitar chops… and you’ve got Seattle’s Lisa Koch. An irreverent singer/comedian, out and sober chick, Koch (“Coke”) is a deliciously twisted mix of comedy, theater, and tunes.

Lisa has been a featured act at the National and Michigan Women’s Music Festivals, Bumbershoot, and the Vancouver Comedy Festival.  She also finds time to occasionally work as an actor — “The Vagina Monologues,” “Dirty Blonde,” and as the Wicked Witch of the West in “The Wizard of Oz” (5th Ave Theatre, Seattle).  She is the recipient of a Just Plain Folks Award, and she and her music appear in the documentary, “Two in a Million”.

Lisa brings to the stage her guitar, her wacky songs, and her musings on being a woman… from middle age to mammograms to singing vulvas.”


Rebecca M. Davis

“Rebecca M. Davis has been acting around Seattle town forever! You may remember her from the Holiday Survival Game Show for Alice B Theatre, or 4 Big Girls. More recently, she tripped the boards playing Touchstone for Seattle Shakespeare Company, and was strapped under the Biggest Blue wig for Jingle All the Gay/Homo For the Holidays. 

Rebecca regularly hosts charity galas and burlesque revues around Seattle, Portland, and in Canada. In addition, she has hosted events for MoPop, Movies at the Mural, and The Best Damn Happy Hour at Seattle Center.”


Arnaldo, Drag Chanteuse

“When I started performing in drag, I was not sure what to call what I do.  I am performing in drag and not lip-synching – so being a “drag queen” does not describe what I really do… 

In 1996, I decided to combine the words “drag” and “chanteuse” after my name. I then performed for various fundraisers and smaller cabarets; and in 1999, I started my one person cabaret show series to – unexpectedly – sold out crowds.

The drag aspect of my performance all happened by chance.  And now for me, performing in drag is the theatrical element of my cabarets.  I have many women singers I admire and I of course perform their repertoire. I also do not imitate them and at most, I emulate these women I admire by arranging my songs to do renditions out of my own vocal styling.”


David Schmader

“As a solo performer, Schmader creates works blending personal essay, journalism, and performance art to explore pop culture, politics, and the goddamned human condition. ”

“If David Schmader does anything, ever… you can bet it will be both informative and hilarious.” – Seattle City Arts

Housing Update:

Wednesday, June 24 from 1 – 2 pm

Information along with a Q&A about the planned LGBTQ+ Affirming & Affordable Senior Housing on Seattle’s Capitol Hill.

GenPride & Community Roots Housing bring you the latest news and updates on the new 9-story building in the heart of Capitol Hill.

Join us and ask questions you may have at this live PRIDE week webcast. Live on Wednesday, June 24 @ 1pm.

See the most recent 3-D renderings of the building’s exterior & entrance, floor plans for the apartments, and plans for the on-site GenPride Center. Learn about income eligibility requirements, the application process, and the project timeline. 

GenPride’s Steven Knipp and Community Roots Housing’s Mason Cavell also answer your questions in this free, live PRIDE Week webcast.


Stories of Courage & Resilience from the GenPride Community

Members of GenPride, a Seattle LGBTQ+ senior community, read five gripping and moving stories from a soon-to-be-published collection of true-life tales crafted in GenPride‘s highly-rated Writers’ Workshop.

Co-hosts Ingrid Ricks and Steven Knipp introduce each story and lead a lively discussion among the authors about the value of all of us telling our stories and the deep sense of community this writers’ workshop created.


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