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posted Friday, June 22, 2018 - Volume 46 Issue 25
Mayor Durkan honors six community members at 2018 Pride Awards Seattle
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Mayor Durkan honors six community members at 2018 Pride Awards Seattle

SEATTLE (June 21) - In her first Pride Awards presentation, Mayor Durkan took the opportunity to honor the achievements of six members of the LGBTQ community. This year's award winners have extensive experience in advocacy, leadership, and the pursuit of equality - many of the winners have worked on behalf of Seattle's LGBTQ community for decades.

'Louise, Monisha, and Charlene are forces of nature and have fought for years to improve the lives of the LGBTQ community through policy and legislation,' said Mayor Durkan. 'Beto and Tristen continue to raise their voices for social justice while empowering others to do the same, and Aleksa deploys humor and wit while challenging our biases and raising awareness around the important issue of addiction, which affects the LGBTQ community at a disproportionate rate. Together, these six 2018 award recipients represent the best of Seattle.'

The 2018 Established Leaders Pride Award winners are:
" Louise Chernin: Louise is the president and CEO of the Greater Seattle Business Association (GSBA), the largest LGBTQ and allied chamber of commerce in North America. Her dedication and commitment to the LGBTQ community are widely recognized. She received the Leadership Award from the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and has also been named one of Puget Sound Business Journal's Women of Influence. The Seattle Storm honored Louise with its 2013 Inspiring Women Award, and in January 2015, the University of Washington Women's Center presented her with the Women of Courage Award. She is also the chair of the Seattle Colleges Board of Trustees.

" Monisha Harrell: Monisha has worked on a number of political campaigns across King and Snohomish Counties. Monisha has served as a board fellow for Lifelong AIDS Alliance, and currently serves on the boards for the Institute for a Democratic Future and the 21st Legislative District Democrats, and as board chair for Equal Rights Washington. She was also a leader on Washington Won't Discriminate, the campaign that successfully defeated I-1552, an initiative that would have overridden state and local protections against gender-identity discrimination in public facilities.

" Charlene Strong: Charlene's human rights work began with the Pet Project, which for more than 20 years has provided pet care support for low-income pet owners with HIV/AIDS. In 2006, she was barred from entering her partner's hospital room, so she became a tireless advocate for marriage and same-sex equality. Her work on this issue brought her to speak before the Washington state legislature. Her testimony helped pass landmark domestic partnership legislation in the state of Washington. She served on the Washington State Human Rights Commission from 2009 to 2017, including a stint as the commission chair.

The 2018 Emerging Leaders Pride Award winners are:
" Tristen Pamphlet-Gardner: Tristen has been a strong advocate for queer trans people of color (QTPOC) in Seattle, working to create spaces for LGBTQ+ people of color to come together for support, fellowship, and community. He has founded both a social group of nearly 500 black LGBTQ professionals in Seattle, and Seattle Pride of Color, which aims to showcase QTPOC events happening in the Seattle area. He currently works at GSBA as a development coordinator.

" Beto Yarce: Beto is the executive director of Ventures, a nonprofit that empowers individuals with limited resources and unlimited potential improve their lives through small business ownership. He also works with LGBTQ communities to advocate for equity in education, human rights, politics, business opportunities, and philanthropy.

The 2018 Outstanding Leader Pride Award winner is:
" Aleksa Manila: Aleksa is a celebrated and respected drag personality in Seattle. Originally from Manila, Philippines, Aleksa is not only an incredible performer but the founder of Pride ASIA, which seeks to celebrate, empower, and nurture the multicultural diversity of the LGBTQ communities through the Asian Pacific Islander lens. When not in face, Alex (Aleksa's alter ego) educates the community and counsels clients about the harms of crystal methamphetamine with Project NEON, a program of Seattle Counseling Service (SCS). For many years, he tested for and counseled about HIV and STDs with Public Health - Seattle & King County. Currently he is Program Coordinator and Addictions Services Program Supervisor at SCS, where he has worked for over ten years.

Courtesy of the Office of the Mayor

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