Justice Mary Yu will receive the Seattle Women’s Pride Luminary Award
Seattle Women’s Pride has announced that Bastyr University Adjunct Professor Ali Tromblay will receive the Seattle Women’s Pride inaugural Community Champion Award on June 18, 2016. Tromblay has been leading the next generation of Midwives at Bastyr since 2007.
As a licensed Midwife for 16 years, Tromblay has caught over 900 babies and dedicates a large part of her career to training the next generation of Midwives and health care advocates. Tromblay currently serves on the Department of Health’s Midwifery Advisory Committee.
“She is a community advocate for new families in Western Washington,” said Jennifer Jimenez, owner of Eastside Women’s Health. “She has been instrumental in changing legislature pertaining to Midwifery care and women’s health. We could not imagine anyone more deserving of this award.”
Tromblay and her wife, Alyssia, have two beautiful sons.
“It is really only because of my incredibly supportive and lovely wife that I can do all of this as well as tending to our two beautifully passionate boys and the myriad of four-legged and winged creatures we share our home with,” Tromblay shared.
“The discovery of my life’s calling, amazingly enough, happened on a Mother’s Day,” Tromblay said. “In 1993, I was asked to video and photograph a friend’s home birth. I eagerly said yes, as I was pre-med at the University of Washington and had never attended a birth before. As time disappeared and the awe inspiring process of labor and birth unfolded, I found myself enraptured, at peace, and so grateful for the privilege to bear witness to such a miracle. I felt at home in the atmosphere of birth, and as the first sounds of the newborn rang into the room, I realized I had found my calling.”
It was previously announced on May 12, 2016 that Washington State Supreme Court Justice Mary Yu will be honored with the organization’s inaugural Luminary Award. The Seattle Women’s Pride Luminary Award is presented to an individual whose purpose is to light the path for others in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community through their tireless commitment and dedication. Additional announcements are forthcoming.
Seattle Women’s Pride 2016 is produced by The Seattle Lesbian and is presented by Eastside Women’s Health Center. The Seattle Lesbian’s owner and founder, Sarah Toce, will receive the National Diversity Council’s 2016 Washington LGBT Leadership Award on June 9, 2016.
Comedian Dana Goldberg, voted by Curve magazine as one of the “Top Five Funniest Lesbians in America,” will perform during Seattle Women’s Pride’s iconic one night only comedy show. Previous Seattle Women’s Pride performers have included The Voice‘s Vicci Martinez (originally from Tacoma, Wash.) and Bravo’s Julie Goldman. Lesbian fan favorite Brooklyn Dicent will open the show and continue as the emcee for the remainder of the evening.
Seattle Women’s Pride is quickly becoming an integral part of Seattle Pride heritage with national sponsors that include the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR), Family Equality Council (FEC), New York-based GO Magazine, and Lesbian.com. Additional sponsors include the WNBA’s Seattle Storm, Bastyr University, the Greater Seattle Business Association (GSBA), Seattle Pride, and Provincetown’s Bride Pride. Sponsorship opportunities are available by contacting Jimenez at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 21+ event is ASL interpreted and ticket reservations are highly encouraged. Tickets are $30 for General Admission or $45 for VIP (which gets guests up close and personal with Dana after the show) and are available via Stranger Tickets: strangertickets.com/events/31940901/comedian-dana-goldberg-at-seattle-womens-pride.