For the past two years through this open nomination process, our community has helped Transgender Law Center recognize inspiring leaders like CeCe McDonald, Lisa Mottet, Willy Wilkinson, Shawna Virago, and Kortney Ryan Ziegler. Your nominations matter! The Claire Skiffington Vanguard Award recognizes transgender and gender nonconforming community members who have been working for transgender equality for 10 years or more. The Authentic Life Award celebrates individual leaders who bring positive visibility to our diverse communities through courageous acts, notable accomplishments, authentic living and vocal advocacy for transgender rights.
Transgender Law Center is thrilled to invite your renewed support of SPARK! in 2015 to help us celebrate 13 years of changing law, policy and attitudes so that everyone can live safely, authentically and free from discrimination regardless of their gender identity or expression. In 2014, an extraordinary collection of 400 long-time supporters, advocates, elected officials and friends joined us to celebrate 12 years of igniting change. Please join us and continue this tradition next year!
MISTRESS OF CEREMONIES & MASTER OF CEREMONIES:
Veronica Klaus Dr. Kortney Ryan Ziegler
Josh Klipp & The Klipptones with Breanna Sinclairé
Go Bang! – DJs Steve Fabus & Sergio Fedasz!
SPARK! 2014 Host Committee
SPARK! Host Committee Co-Chairs: Alix Sabin and Kristen Verrastro
SPARK! Host Committee:
Tita Aida, Judy Appel, John Bare, Becky Benton & Laura Peterson, Tara Brant, Danielle Castro, Brad Chernin, Brielle Darynn & Pickles!, Masen Davis, Shawn Demmons, Kenyon DeVault & Thomas Tarn, Bevan Dufty & Rebecca Goldfader, Heather Freyer, Louise Frost C. Nathan Harris & Alan Francisco-Tipgos, Emily Hostage, Mark Huggins, Zander Keig, Jonathan Lee, Gretchen Lintner Min R. Matson & Max Kelly, Juanita MORE!, Jane Nevins, Jennifer & Meredith Orthwein, Jacob Richards, Mat dos Santos & David Sternesky, Attorney Linda Scaparotti Ryan Sepanski, Cheryl Snodgrass, Stephan & Michiko Thorne, Joseph Wiedman & Eric Chamberlain, Gina White
Michael Blake & Barbara Howald
Gina White & Ashley McKnight
Robert Pérez & Robert Francoeur
Brielle Darynn & Pickles!
Joseph Wiedman & Eric Chamberlain
Terri Witherspoon & Denise Bergin
Helbraun Law Firm – Civil Rights
James Loyce & Nancy Rubin
The National Gay & Lesbian Task Force
Jane Nevins & Sara Jeruss
Luanna Rodgers MFT
Alix Sabin & Nancy Drooker
Susanne Watson, PhD
DiMare, Brown, Hicks & Kessler, LLC
Emily Doskow – Attorney & Mediator
Bevan Dufty & Rebecca Goldfader
C. Nathan Harris & Alan Francisco-Tipgos
Harvey Milk Democratic Club
Senator Mark Leno
Attorney Linda Scaparotti
Stephan & Michiko Thorne
~ Thank You 2013 SPARK! Sponsors ~
ACLU of Northern California, Shawn Demmons, Emily Doskow, C. Nathan Harris & Alan Francisco-Tipgos, Paul Hendry, Gareth Duncan Gill & Julie Gill, Julie Graham, Jane Nevins, Alix Sabin & Nancy Drooker, Mat dos Santos & David Sternesky, A. Sparks, TGSF, Theresa Witherspoon & Denise