ROCK FOR PRIDE
Please join us June 7th at 11am for Rock for Pride 2020 - At Home Edition, a livestream dedicated to the LGBTQIA+ Community. It will feature messages of love from community leaders, non-profits, drag performers, musicians, and more!
Singer/ Songwriter. Music Producer.
Jack Mozie, nee Ramiro Orellana, is a singer/songwriter and music producer who started his career performing at nightclubs in Seattle, Washington. He released his first album, Sealed For Your Protection, on March 18th 2011, with 14 original songs. His second album, Iron Fist, was released on April 23rd 2013, and garnered him some popularity in the Seattle area.
He received his Associate of Applied Arts and Sciences in Electronic Music Production and a Certificate in Commercial and Pop Music from Shoreline Community College. He is currently attending Berklee Online and working towards his Bachelors of Professional Studies in Electronic Music Production and Sound Design.
Also, Jack is an activist. He has been participating in May Day marches in Seattle, volunteering at Pride events, and has helped to create fundraisers to benefit local LGBT non-profits. He recently released Chasing Rainbows, a 4-song EP with acoustic pop songs.
Influencer. Media. PR. Community Relations
Award-winning journalist Sarah Toce was honored with the 2017 Community Builder Award by
Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal. In June, she was recognized as one of the most powerful journalists
of 2017 by Curve magazine. She was also the recipient of the distinguished 2016 LGBT Leadership
Award from the Washington Diversity Council.
In 2014, she was named one of GO Magazine’s Red Hot Entrepreneurs. In 2012, the McCormick Foundation named Sarah one of their New Media Women Entrepreneurs for her work developing and publishing Seattle’s daily LGBT online newspaper – The Seattle Lesbian. In its first year alone, The Seattle Lesbian reached a threshold of one million readers on a global scale.
Sarah currently serves on the boards of the Society of Professional Journalists - Washington Chapter, GALECA -The LGBTQ Entertainment Critics Association, and is a founding committee member of Burien Pride.
Drug counselor by day, drag diva by night. Aleksa Manila is a celebrated and respected drag personality. Originally from Manila, Philippines, she now calls Seattle, Washington home.
Aleksa is a favorite emcee/host, speaker/panelist, performer/model at many events in the region because of her smart and sassy presence onstage and her ease of engaging her audience.
In her professional career, Aleksa when "not-in-face" is the Program Manager at Pubic Health - Seattle & King County focused on the sexual health of transgender women in King & Snohomish counties (National HIV Behavioral Surveillance); worked as Program Manager of the Immigrant, Refugee & Undocumented Outreach Program, Program Coordinator of Project NEON and Program Supervisor of Addiction Services at Seattle Counseling Service where he dedicated 16 years in behavioral health and social service. He provides training and consultation with emphasis on LGBTQ cultural competency, harm reduction, addiction and behavioral health from a social justice perspective.
For over 25 years, Seattle’s own Gaysha Starr entertains and captivates audiences with their quick wit, glamorous looks and memorable performances. A self identified single LadyBoy (S)he is the store manager of a luxury retailer in Bellevue, WA and proud parent of a one year old rescue pup, Nico. They will host The 2019 Gay Washington Pageant, Saturday, April 6 at the Tacoma LaQuinta Hotel; Three Dollar Bill Cinema “It’s Good To Be Queen” Dinner & Auction, Saturday, April 13 at Block 41; The 2019 Filipino Open House, Sunday, April 14 at the Muckleshoot Casino; Seattle Red Dress, Co-Hostess, Saturday, May 25 at 415 Westlake.
Never forgetting where she comes from, Latinrose expresses her roots in all she does musically. Born in Los Angeles and raised in Washington she was exposed to many different genres which influence her music today. Latinrose has been singing and songwriting in the Seattle hip hop scene since she was a teen and has had the honor to be on 15-20 different albums and has performed at almost all of the venues in Seattle.
She's collaborated with well known artists such as Devon the dude, twista, crooked I, etc. She has also rocked the stage with local and national artists such as Chingo Bling, Tech N9ne, Twista, Big Boi from Outkast, E40, Too short, Devon the Dude, Ying Yang twins. She has a style she calls her own which is a mash up of techno, cumbia, bachata, reggaeton, and pop.
Her first album "Love Stories" was locally successful and fueled her dream to become popular in the Latin music scene. Latinrose also won the 2014 PRIDE IDOL. She has won multiple awards from Univision Seattle. The biggest moments in her musical career is becoming a Latin Grammy member and attending their yearly event. Her biggest motivation and inspiration is her mother Maria who has pushed her to follow her dreams and to never give up.
JOEL AGUIRRE (LA GORDA)
Joel was awakened to activism and passion for social justice at the age of 16, inspired by his own father to serve the community. His commitment to social activism was intensified when the AIDS epidemic broke out. He knew that this epidemic was not just affecting the physical body but the whole of society and its attitude toward LGBT and people of color. He had no choice but to get involved in the fight for equality, human rights, and the seemingly endless battle again HIV/AIDS. Joel immediately found, as a member of the LGBTQ community, he was more than ever a target of attacks and that his community was blamed and shamed for this disease.
Joel fue despertado al activismo y la pasión por la justicia social a la edad de 16 años, inspirado por su propio padre para servir a la comunidad. Su compromiso con el activismo social se intensificó cuando estalló la epidemia del SIDA. Sabía que esta epidemia no solo afectaba al cuerpo físico sino a toda la sociedad y actitud hacia las personas LGBTQ de color. No tuvo más remedio que involucrarse en la lucha por la igualdad, los derechos humanos y la batalla interminable contra el VIH/SIDA. Joel descubrió de inmediato, como miembro de la comunidad LGBTQ, que era más que nunca un blanco de ataques y que su comunidad era culpada y avergonzada por esta enfermedad.
Andrew began her drag career at Julia’s on Broadway in 2013. Since then, she has worked in multiple bars and nightclubs throughout the greater Seattle area hosting shows, judging competitions and performing for packed houses. In 2015, Andrew teamed up with producer Jack Mozie and released her first EP titled Potential on iTunes and Amazon music. You can expect high energy performances, dazzling looks and original hip hop and r&b music! For more information and booking, you can see Andrew’s profile on Gig Salad!
Garlic man has been singing and playing any instrument she can get her hands on since she can remember. She was a choir person, a theatre person, a band person. All those types of people. Even went to evergreen to pursue performance and singing. Garlic is in a group called creature hole that formed in 2011. They have gone on multiple tours across america. Garlic puts her own experiences into her music, and most of those experiences involve sex and body positivity and relationships and being queer af. Music is her life and she thinks it should be yours too, but knows it already is.
an artist and philosopher, has been writing his own music and lyrics since high school. Inspired by all things around, he creates something new out of the shattered fractions of things he's experienced.
THE SEATTLE LESBIAN
The award-winning digital publication The Seattle Lesbian has operated since 2010. Everyone is welcome.
SEATTLE WOMEN'S PRIDE
Seattle Women's Pride is an annual event produced by The Seattle Lesbian during LGBTQ Pride Month. Everyone is welcome.
Founded in 2012, Pride ASIA's mission is to celebrate, empower and nurture the multi-cultural diversity of the LGBTQ communities through the Asian Pacific Islander lens.
Pride ASIA is a proud member of the National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA).
English: Entre Hermanos' mission is to promote the health and well-being of the Latino LGBTQ+ Community in a culturally appropriate environment through disease prevention, education, support services, advocacy and community building.
Español: Nuestra misión es promover la salud y bienestar de la Comunidad Latina LGBTQ+ dentro de un marco culturalmente apropiado a través de la educación, prevención de enfermedades, servicios de apoyo, abogacía, y promoción de la comunidad.
English: Somos is an organization for LGBTQ Latinx folks. Our goal is to build an active community, share resources and foster spaces for learning & growth.
Spanish: Somos es una organización para personas LGBTQ Latinas. Nuestra meta es crear comunidad, compartir recursos y promover el aprendizaje y desarrollo personal.