Associate Sponsors

Masto Foundation

The Harry & Masie Masto Foundation is a small family foundation rooted in the Japanese-American community. In honor of our founder, Harry Masto, we work to provide funding and opportunities to nonprofit organizations in Washington State and beyond.

An inclusive and empowering space for transgender, gender nonconforming, and non-binary people, TransTech Social Enterprises is an incubator for LGBTQ+ Talent with a focus on economically empowering the T, transgender people, in our community. TransTech is a co-working, co-learning community dedicated to empowering trans, lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer people and allies with practical, career-ready skills so they can push themselves up to the next level in their lives.  TransTech members learn to create careers that are both independent of their multiple identities, but also uniquely infused by them.

In 1964 the Tavern Guild of San Francisco crowned José as the Queen of the Beau Arts Ball. He proclaimed himself “Empress of San Francisco, widow of Emperor Joshua Norton and Protector of Mexico,” paving the way for formation of the Imperial Court System in San Francisco. Soon after, other Courts began to form in the West Coast, and then it traveled across the border to Canada. Today, there are 68 courts across the United States, Canada and Mexico, the second largest LGBT organization in the world. For the next 40 some years, Empress José traveled far and wide inspiring young gay people about the importance of working together and striving for full equality. He would constantly remind us that “united we stand, divided they will get us one by one.”

Against the tragic backdrop of the 1980s AIDS crisis, the tapestry of LGBTQ nonprofits was becoming more vibrant. In New York City, dozens of groups sprang up to address emergent issues and, with that, there was a growing need for resourcing. Our founders had a solution: creating a foundation, for us and by us, where loss could inspire legacy and the power of individual giving could be amplified. Stonewall came to life in 1990 as a collection of donor funds, and as the local landscape evolved, so did our identity. We embraced a focus on small, grassroots nonprofits and populations experiencing the greatest vulnerability; we ramped up both our fundraising and grantmaking; and community participation was carefully threaded throughout our work.

Howard Brown Health is committed to improving the health of trans and gender nonconforming communities. We offer programs that address the unique barriers faced by trans and gender non-conforming clients as well as medical, behavioral health, and case management staff who are sensitive to your needs.

Heritage of Pride works toward a future without discrimination where all people have equal rights under the law. We do this by producing LGBTQIA+ Pride events that inspire, educate, commemorate and celebrate our diverse community.

The Human Rights Campaign represents a force of more than 3 million members and supporters nationwide. As the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer civil rights organization, HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ people are ensured of their basic equal rights, and can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community.

FLUX is a national division of AIDS HEALTHCARE FOUNDATION(AHF) dedicated to creating safe spaces for Trans* and gender non-conforming individuals through advocacy, events, and innovative marketing.

The United Church of Christ (UCC) is a distinct and diverse community of Christians that come together as one church to join faith and action.  With over 5,000 churches and nearly one million members across the U.S., the UCC serves God in the co-creation of a just and sustainable world.

GLAAD rewrites the script for LGBTQ acceptance. As a dynamic media force, GLAAD tackles tough issues to shape the narrative and provoke dialogue that leads to cultural change. GLAAD protects all that has been accomplished and creates a world where everyone can live the life they love.

The mission of Southern AIDS Coalition is to end the HIV epidemic in the South through (1) intersectional advocacy, (2) capacity building assistance, (3) leadership development and education, (4) research and evaluation, and (5) strategic grantmaking.

Organizational Sponsors

M·A·C is the world’s leading professional makeup authority because of our unrivalled expertise in makeup ARTISTRY. M·A·C celebrates diversity and INDIVIDUALITY – we are for All Ages, All Races, All Genders. M·A·C is a proud COMMUNITY of professional makeup artists working together to bring our vision to life. M·A·C is at the forefront of fashion TRENDSETTING, collaborating with leading talents from fashion, art and popular culture. Our Artists create trends backstage at fashion weeks around the world. M·A·C believes in SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY, with initiatives such as VIVA GLAM at the heart and soul of our unique culture.

The Center Black for Equity (CBE) is an institution committed to supporting leaders, institutions and programs for health, economic and social equity for LGBTQ+ people of African descent. CBE promote a multinational LGBT network dedicated to improving health and wellness opportunities, economic empowerment, and equal rights while promoting individual and collective work, responsibility, and self-determination. CBE presents DC Black Pride annually.

DC Health promotes health, wellness and equity, across the District, and protects the safety of residents, visitors and those doing business in our nation’s Capital. Our responsibilities include identifying health risks; educating the public; preventing and controlling diseases, injuries and exposure to environmental hazards; promoting effective community collaborations; and optimizing equitable access to community resources.

The Black AIDS Institute (BAI) is the only national HIV/AIDS think tank focused exclusively on Black people. The Institute’s mission is to stop the AIDS epidemic in Black communities by engaging and mobilizing Black leaders, institutions, and individuals, in efforts to confront HIV. BAI disseminates information; advocates for sound, inclusive, culturally responsive public and private sector health policies; offers training and capacity building; provides health screening for HIV/STI/Hep C and other chronic and/or infectious diseases, and linkage to comprehensive HIV care: and conducts advocacy and mobilization from a uniquely and unapologetically Black point of view.

At Whitman-Walker, we see you. To us, this means that regardless of how or why you came to us, we will welcome you with open arms and treat you with the dignity, respect and love that you deserve. Since 1973, Whitman-Walker has been a place where people can just be themselves without fear of judgment or retribution. We have provided care with patience, kindness, humility and as much empathy as humanly possible. Each day, we recommit to those principles and to you.


POZ is an award-winning print and online brand for people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. Offering unparalleled editorial excellence since 1994, POZ magazine and POZ.com are identified by our readers as their most trusted sources of information about the disease.

For over 30 years, AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) has been committed to providing cutting-edge medicine and advocacy to our patients, regardless of ability to pay.AHF offers advanced medical care for people living with HIV. We provide clients with easy access to specialists, medications, and services they would need to be healthy and happy.

Janssen is committed to helping patients obtain appropriate access to our medicines. We partner with private and public payers and healthcare systems to support availability of our products and we offer and support a variety of programs and services to assist with access to and appropriate use of new treatment options.

APLA Health is non-profit organization, whose mission is “to achieve health care equity and promote well-being for the LGBT and other underserved communities and people living with and affected by HIV.” APLA Health is one of the largest non-profit HIV service organizations in the United States

HeadCount harnesses the power of music and community to drive social change. Since 2004, HeadCount has registered over 600,000 voters, and helped organize various initiatives in the live music community to promote civic participation. With 30,000 volunteers, street teams in most major U.S. cities and affiliations with over 200 touring musicians, HeadCount ranks as one of the largest and most active music-based non-profit organizations in America.

Launched in 2010, the Brown Boi Project works to transform the way that communities of color talk about gender. We build the leadership, economic self sufficiency, and health of LGBTQ people of color–pipelining them into the social justice movement. We are a diverse and broad community, driven by a commitment to racial justice, gender justice, and transforming our privilege of masculinity into a tool for social change. We prioritize support that improves the lives of masculine of center womyn, queer, and trans people of people of color; work that transforms the lives of women and girls; and introduces new alliances and tools for challenging racism, sexism, homophobia, and transphobia across our communities.

The mission of Fenway Health is to enhance the wellbeing of the LGBTQIA community and all people in our neighborhoods and beyond through access to the highest quality health care, education, research and advocacy. Launched in 2004, Fenway Health’s Transgender Health Program is dedicated to providing affirming, comprehensive care to the trans and gender diverse community. We are proud to offer gender affirming care integrated within our primary care, support groups, individual therapy, health and wellness resources, and more.

SunTrust Banks, Inc. (NYSE: STI) is a purpose-driven company dedicated to Lighting the Way to Financial Well-Being for the people, businesses, and communities it serves. SunTrust leads onUp, a national movement inspiring Americans to build financial confidence. Headquartered in Atlanta, the Company has two business segments: Consumer and Wholesale. Its flagship subsidiary, SunTrust Bank, operates an extensive branch and ATM network throughout the high-growth Southeast and Mid-Atlantic states, along with 24-hour digital access. Certain business lines serve consumer, commercial, corporate, and institutional clients nationally. As of December 31, 2018, SunTrust had total assets of $216 billion and total deposits of $163 billion. The Company provides deposit, credit, trust, investment, mortgage, asset management, securities brokerage, and capital market services. Learn more at www.suntrust.com.

Napo Pharmaceuticals, a wholly-owned subsidiary of San Francisco-based Jaguar Health, Inc., focuses on the development and commercialization of proprietary pharmaceuticals for the global marketplace — every country, every population, every channel — regardless of social or economic status. Napo’s mission is to provide novel medicines to high-margin western markets, while leveraging economies of scale in emerging and developing markets.

The mission of The San Diego LGBT Community Center is to enhance and sustain the health and well-being of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and HIV communities by providing activities, programs and services that create community; empower community members; provide essential resources; advocate for civil and human rights; and embrace, promote and support our cultural diversity.

Black, Gifted & Whole is a revolutionary attempt to change the collective narrative of Black Queer men. Our mission is to empower, educate and mobilize Black Queer men by acknowledging, celebrating and affirming their whole selves. 

St. James Infirmary is a peer-based occupational health and safety clinic for sex workers of all genders. It is our mission to meet the needs of people engaged in the sex trade through advocacy, direct services, and social justice.

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