Yes, it’s October 11 “National Coming Out Day” and for any non-out readers out there in the mists, please take this opportunity to join us!
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In Seattle, Equal Rights Washington is hosting a “Coming Out” Happy Hour this evening at The Wildrose, 1021 East Pike on Capitol Hill starting at 5:30 pm. Yes, the ‘rose is a lesbian bar but all are welcome and anyone/everyone is invited to come out and join our big Rainbow Family.
Also tonight, Social Outreach Seattle is hosting their big annual Gala & Community Awards Ceremony at Neighbours from 6 pm to 9 pm. It’s a 21+ event with a $20 ticket and here’s all the poo plus a list of the awards given:
Social Outreach Seattle presents our 4th Annual Gala & Community Awards Ceremony, Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at Neighbours Nightclub (1509 Broadway), 6 p.m. Doors (Cocktails & Appetizers), 7 – 9 p.m. Gala and Community Awards show. This event is 21+.
The Social Outreach Seattle Gala & Community Awards is our biggest night of fundraising all year. The money we raise at the event will greatly impact the number of LGBTQ and Allied homeless folks we can provide a hot meal, Christmas card and warm clothes for this winter. Additionally, funds will go towards the planning and execution of our once, monthly self-defense class and other SOSea programs and projects. We have set our fundraising goal for this event at $5,000. Please help us get there by spreading the word; especially on social media. Plus you get to cheer on some amazing community winners as we honor their work!
Excellence in Leadership
Louis Chernin, Greater Seattle Business Association
2016 Public Safety Award
Seattle Police Officer Nic Abts-Olsen
2016 Transgender Excellence Award
Danni Askini, Gender Justice League
2016 Media Award
Justin Carder (a.k.a jseattle), Capitol Hill Seattle Blog
Steve Kiggins, Q13 FOX
2016 Grassroots Activism Award
Ceasar Hart, Drag King Visibility
2016 Community Partner of the Year
Jeffrey Robert, The Gay Uncle Time
2016 Sponsor of the Year
Tanya Rachinee, Owner/Manager Root Table
2016 Entertainer of the Year
2016 Rayo de Sol
2016 Race & Social Justice Award
Doris Martinez, Highline College