Las Vegas PRIDE
Jorge Solorio is proud to have been a very active volunteer, and able to donate countless hours to the Las Vegas community. He adores the city he’s considered home for over 20 years. He’s had the honor of serving on every committee and has learned what it takes to be committed to Las Vegas’ largest LGBT non-profit. He has become very active with Las Vegas PRIDE, participating in almost every event for the past decade. He feels a great sense of accomplishment, personal growth and community pride. To show his commitment and dedication to this organization, Jorge has helped represent Las Vegas PRIDE in many other cities’ PRIDE festivals. He has also been a great a great representative with both CAPI, USAP, and InterPride.
Pacific Northwest Black Pride
Olivette Foster is a sixty- year old African-American, my pronouns are She/Her. She is a licensed Chemical Dependency Professional/Clinical Supervisor. She has worked exclusively with HIV clients for twenty years, and has served on Seattle’s Planning Council on AIDS and as a member of the Prioritization committee in charge of HIV/AIDS funds. She has managed a multitude of HIV prevention programs and I am a housing Case Manager for HIV/AIDS individuals as well as the General Public. She has helped with organizing PNW Black Pride for three years. She has a passion for service to the LGBTQ community and to others who are in need of Advocacy and support.
Steven Herevia, he/him/his, is Vice President for OutSpokane, producers of Spokane Pride. Herevia is the Pathways and Inclusion Coordinator at the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine, Washington State University. He has co-founded Wonderfully Made Spokane, a Spokane based non-profit charged with the inclusion and celebration of LGBTQ+ people in faith communities. Herevia writes, “I am beyond grateful to be included in the work of creating spaces for our LGBTQ+ community members to develop their identities, affirm their experiences, and express Pride in their identity.” To learn more about Steven, please visit stevenherevia.com or follow him on Instagram @stevenherevia.
Lo Roberts considers herself a proud Houstonian and was honored to accept the role of Pride Houston president in 2017, as well as all the responsibility it entails. She serves as Pride Houston’s first woman of color to hold this title. Lo began volunteering with Pride nine seasons ago and has served on different production committees and in various leadership positions including Parade Committee co-chair, Volunteer Committee chair, special events director, member-at-large and Vice President on the Board of Directors.
She sees Houston’s diversity and its unique blend of cultures as an incredible resource and advantage and would like to see that diversity emphasized in Pride and the LGBTQIA+ community throughout the city and the world.
Growing up Lo always knew she wanted to help others. She had a love for medicine and at a young age started serving as officers in other professional organizations such as HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) and NAP (National Association of Parliamentarians) on the National Levels.
One of her favorite quotes is, “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” With this as her daily mantra Lo not only fights for change locally through policy and reform; however, she also serves on the board of Pride’s International and National organizations (Interpride and United States Association of Prides).
Nurse Lo, as her tiny patients call her, is a pediatric nurse and Health Specialist for a non-profit organization. When she is not tending to the health of other children, she enjoys spending quality time with her family, cooking, and crafting.
Eve Keller is the Director of Project Management at Interaction Associates, a 50-year old, global learning and development organization focused on the Interaction Method and conscious collaboration. She currently volunteers on the board of Indy Pride, serves an Alternate Region 4 Director for InterPride as well as a District VP for United States Prides (USP) empowering Pride worldwide. Eve is determined to leave a mark on this planet in pictures and words. She whole-heartedly volunteers within her LGBTQIA+ community as often as she can through her time, talents, and treasures.
Twin Cities Pride
Dot Belstler has been Executive Director of Twin Cities Pride since 2010. She is passionate about connecting people and programs. She says she comes to work each day "for that kid who finds family at Pride and finally knows they are not alone." Belstler has a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Minnesota and a Master's in Public and Nonprofit Administration from Metropolitan State University.
Jason M. Gilmore
Jason served on the Board of InterPride, as Regional Director of the Southeast (POSE) Region 5 United States, from 2018 to present. He served as Chair of the organizations POSE Regional Conference in 2018.
He currently serves as President of Roanoke Pride in Virginia and has since 2013. He previously served as Vice- President of the Organization.
During the last seven years, Jason’s work with Pride and the LGBT Community in SW Virginia has brought about much change and growth including the PRISM Youth Foundation which assists local housing authorities with displaced LGBT youth. The Foundation has also developed and grown the DESTINY Program for high school and college aged LGBT citizens of the area.
Additionally, the program has three other main components which are growing and thriving: The Annual College Scholarships fund which presents 4 scholarships to high school students wishing to pursue higher educa- tion annually; The Holiday Angel Tree Program which has helped over 750 families of the region- both LGBT and allies- with clothing, household goods and toys at Christmas time; and the Clothes Closet which has assisted with needed articles of clothing for those in need for jobs and or pursuing jobs with interview attire.
Roanoke Pride and PRISM has also flourished with its online publication PRISM Magazine which is a regional publication of LGBT happenings both regionally and worldwide. Jason’s role as designer and Editor in chief has lead to the dynamic growth and cohesiveness of the LGBT community in the area.
Through his efforts, The Park Dance Club in Roanoke- the third oldest LGBT Dance Club on the entire east coast- was saved from almost certain closure and reborn to a thriving and enduring staple of the entire region. He has been at the helm of this endeavor since 2015.
Jason has a diverse background in many arenas of community service including festivals, historical arenas and classic automobiles. He served as Editor of the all three different Edsel automobile organizations over the course of the last 25 years and has done significant research on the Edsel dealership network across the United States over the last 30 years (he started at age 8--- dedication to causes he is passionate about carry over the decades.). He currently serves as Regional coordinator for the International Edsel Club as well as having hosted 3 International Conventions in 1997, 1999 and 2019.
Jason resides in Roanoke, Virginia, enjoys travel as much as his love of cars and holds his family of friends close to his everyday life in the region and around the globe.
Matt Comer joined Charlotte Pride in 2008 and has served in several volunteer and board roles, primarily overseeing the organization’s media and marketing efforts. In November 2017, Matt transitioned from his role as a board member to become the organization’s Communications Director. Originally from Winston-Salem, N.C., Matt has nearly two decades of experience in local LGBTQ community advocacy, community organizing, journalism and media/marketing work. Matt attended the University of North Carolina-Greensboro and the University of North Carolina-Charlotte. He has worked or volunteered with several LGBTQ organizations regionally and nationally. From 2007 to 2015, Matt worked as editor of QNotes, the Charlotte-based LGBTQ community newspaper of North Carolina. His writing has appeared in a variety of local and national news outlets. Matt’s advocacy work and reporting has been widely cited by community and mainstream news-media, as well as several academic writers.
Central Arkansas Pride
Zack currently serves as the Executive Director for Central Arkansas Pride where he was a founding board member He got involved through his efforts with the Arkansas Initiative for Marriage Equality in 2013. From that time, he has helped lead the organization through a period growth that includes adding an LGBTQ+ film festival. Growing up in the south, Zack knows what pride means to small towns and the importance of creating welcoming communities. Zack holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from UA Little Rock where he helped implement the schools first Safe Zone Program. He is excited to work with USAP in creating resources to help prides fulfill their missions.
Heritage of Pride
Alan Reiff has been a volunteer with Heritage of Pride (NYC Pride) for over 30 years. In numerous capacities such as: Secretary, Community Relations Director, Pridefest Director, and Co-Chair. Alan is a current member of the following committees: The March, Community Relations, Stonewall 50, and Development. Alan was a member of the Executive Board of Queens Pride. He held the positions of Festival Director, Co-Chair, NERP 2015 Programming Director, and Secretary. He is also a member of OUTAstoria, and a founding member of OUTBronx.
Alan has been very active with InterPride for the past 20 years. He was on the first WorldPride committee in 2000 and worked in Rome on that event. He was then elected to be the first WorldPride committee chairperson for InterPride. He was Interpride’s Executive Board Secretary, the Solidarity Committee Co-Chair and is also a member of InterPride’s Human Rights Committee.
On a professional academic level, Alan works for the NYC Department of Education as the ENL Coordinator at a middle school in the South Bronx. He is multi-lingual which he credits for his ability to be able to function in any situation. Prior to teaching full time, he worked for EL AL Israel Airlines based in NYC where he was fortunate enough to experience the world first hand.
This unique combination of his Pride experiences and history, and his professional academic credits, have made him a valuable member of the International Pride Activist movement. He is very honored to currently be one of the Regional Directors for Region 6 NERP, where he hopes to bring all of his skills to good use.
Pride Center of Staten Island
In January of 2015 Marcy started as a master’s level mental health intern at the Pride Center of Staten Island. It was through her subsequent employment at the center that she became connected with InterPride and NERP. In addition to managing Special Events & Facilities at the Pride Center of Staten Island, she also oversees the Pride Center’s newly designed volunteer program. When not advocating for LGBTQ rights, Marcy creates her own jewelry and can spend hours in the clearance section of AC Moore.
Tiffany Lyn Royster
Capital Pride Alliance
Tiffany Lyn Royster has been volunteering with Capital Pride Alliance for several years. Starting off as a general volunteer and now in the Chair position for the Parade. She is a professional actress and singer in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan area. As a native to the area, she has performed at Studio Theatre, Harmony Hall, Anacostia Arts Center and Silver Spring stage. When she is not performing, she works as an Enrollment Specialist at Prince George’s Community College.