Vicci Martinez To Rock Seattle Womens Pride
The Emerald City celebrates its women leaders
Pacific Northwest girls should be excited! The women of Seattle Women’s Pride 2014 are celebrating the vibrancy that well makes them proud to be queer in Seattle.
Washiontonian Vicci Martinez is the star of the stage headlining a stellar line up of performers and local activists Jennifer Hopper, Supreme Court Justice Mary Yu and Marsha Botzer making the Emerald City’s women proud.
You might remember out lesbian Vicci as the American singer/songwriter from Tacoma, Washington, who was the third runner up on NBC’s singing competition series The Voice in 2011. She still rocking and is now signed with Republic Records.
Justice Mary is an associate justice of the Washington Supreme Court and former judge of the King County Superior Court. She is the Washington state’s triple threat being the first Justice who is openly-gay, the first Asian American, and the first Latina. She is also the sixth woman currently serving and the 11th woman ever to serve on the Washington state’s Supreme Court.
Jennifer who as been appointed “The Bravest Woman in Seattle” currently performs with The Angel Band Project and is an emerging leader in the LGBT community for her bravery and candor involving a tragic event in South Seattle. Jennifer’s presence at Seattle Women’s Pride is a welcomed opportunity to celebrate a life well-lived.
Also on the docket for the evening: veteran transgender rights leader Marsha.
Marsha has served the LGBT and progressive communities for more than 30 years, as a founding member of Equality Washington, the Seattle LGBT Center, and on boards of the 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 and chair of the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services Advisory Committee, Marsha also served as co-chair of The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force in 2005-6 and 2009-10. 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. In 2009, she served on the Leadership Committee of Equality Across America and spoke at the Capitol Rally in Washington, DC. 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.
“We could not have asked for a better lineup for our inaugural year!” says Seattle Women’s Pride co-presenter Sarah Toce. “We love our fierce women, Seattle! Come out and help us celebrate them – and you – on June 20, 2014!”
Seattle Women’s Pride is sponsored by SeattlePride, The Seattle Lesbian, T-Mobile, Cupcake Royale, Seattle Storm, Tomboy X, Eco Beauty, and Chipotle.
T-Mobile will play a big role at the party with their Photo Booth, so guests are encouraged to practice their smiles!
Advance tickets for Seattle Women’s Pride can be purchased online at Stranger Tickets. There is a maximum capacity for this event, so pre-ordering is encouraged.
Cupcake Royale is getting into the fun of the evening by providing partygoers with an assortment of delicious cupcakes.
Raffles will take place throughout the evening and include: two courtside tickets to the Seattle Storm Pride Game on June 27; Chipotle Burrito gift cards; Samsung 55″ Series 7500 LED TV (valued at $1,999); gift baskets from Eco Beauty Salon Spa, Tomboy X, The Seattle Lesbian, and more!
Seattle Women’s Pride is co-sponsored by The Stranger, Seattle Gay News, KEXP, KISS 106.1, KUBE 93, KJR 95.7, CLICK 98.9, KZOK 102.5, JACK 96.5, KMPS 94.1, and MOViN 92.5.
Seattle Women’s Pride is happening 6 – 11 p.m. on Friday, June 20 at the Lobby Bar, 916 East Pike Street, Seattle on Capitol Hill – Seattle’s LGBT neighborhood. Tickets are $10.
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