Seattle PFLAG hosts a Summer Soiree with special guests that address or reflect on the progress of GLBT rights.
Summer Soiree 2010 with Anne Levinson
Anne Levinson has been an effective and passionate advocate for LGBT rights throughout her distinguished career. Professionally, she has served as Deputy Mayor of Seattle, chaired the State Utilities and Transportation Commission, and served as a municipal court judge, among many other roles. As a community advocate she helped found the Privacy Fund and Hands Off Washington, and chaired the campaigns that defeated attempts to repeal our state’s anti-discrimination and domestic partnership laws. Judge Levinson currently serves as an independent advisor to the City of Seattle on police misconduct issues, and is a co-owner of the league-leading WNBA team, the Seattle Storm.
Summer Soiree 2009 with Ed Murray
The summer of 2009 marked the 40th anniversary of a landmark event in the LGBT community’s struggle for civil rights and equality – Stonewall. On that fateful night in New York City, the courage of a few individuals launched the modern gay rights movement. Today, after monumental progress but with much still to be accomplished, that movement is sustained no only by LGBT citizens, but also by their parents, families, friends, co-workers, and neighbors, who will no longer tolerate a society that deems some to be less equal than others. PFLAG Presents brought together Ed Murray, WA State Senator, to share his reflections as a political leader in many LGBT battles fought and won, and those still to come.