Seth Kirby is passionate about working with individuals and groups to advance social justice. Seth has a background in HIV prevention, civil rights implementation, and youth development. He believes that the next generation of LGBTQ youth will pave the way for lasting change, which is why he loves his role as Executive Director of Oasis Youth Center.
Seth holds a Master of Public Administration degree from The Evergreen State College, is a recipient of the Trans100 award in 2014, and is a Senior Fellow with the American Leadership Forum-Pierce County. Seth volunteers as Chair of Washington Won’t Discriminate, the campaign to retain longstanding statewide protections for transgender people.
Born and raised in Nebraska, Seth made his way West and has been in the South Puget Sound area for 20 years. He lives and works in the City of Destiny (Tacoma, WA). He’s married to Anna, his partner of 18 years. In his spare time, Seth enjoys birdwatching, backpacking the Olympics, reading biographies, cooking, and working with others to make the world a better place.
Seth initially became involved in Pride Foundation in 2000 as a grants and scholarship volunteer, eventually joining the board in 2009. He loves community-based philanthropy and the opportunity to be part of the process. Pride Foundation’s vision–world in which all LGBTQ youth, adults, and families enjoy the freedom to live safely, openly, and genuinely–is something that Seth takes to heart every single day. Finally, Seth loves taking part in a five-state movement to advance equality for all of our LGBTQ community.