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Posted on: June 23, 2022

[ARCHIVED] TONIGHT 6:30 PM Honoring Pride Month

Join us TONIGHT, 6:30 PM for a virtual community conversation to learn about the meaning and significance of the historical events that led to our present commitments to stand with our LGBTQIA+ community to honor Pride Month. Hear from local professionals and members of the LGBTQIA+ community as we engage in a meaningful dialogue to help us shape a better future where everyone belongs and feels welcomed.

Please register for this event. Click here for more information about Pride Month in the City of Issaquah. 

Meet the Panelists

Astro Pittman (they/them), Lambert House Astro works with at-risk youth as a drug and alcohol counselor, focusing on Queer, unhoused/runaway, and BIPOC youth. Astro's mission is to blend these spheres of service and activism into a collective vehicle for social welfare, anti-oppression, equity, and restorative justice in their communities. 

Joe Bento (He/Him), GLSEN Washington Joe is a teacher, union member, and community volunteer. He has been in involved in safe schools trainings through GLSEN and NEA (National Education Association) specifically creating safe spaces for LGBTQ+ Students and Educators. 

Mitch Hunt (He/Him), GenPride Mitch is an activist leader in the Transgender (Trans*)/Nonbinary (NB)/Gender Diverse and LGBQ communities serving on Seattle’s LGBT Commission, he jointly created policy leading to Seattle’s all-gender restroom law. 

Ray Manahan (He/Him), City of Issaquah Equity Board  Ray works in the healthcare administration for over 30 years and serves on the newly developed Issaquah Equity Board.  

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