Coming Out Local 2012
Coming Out Local is our annual dinner, discussion and auction that highlights how a thriving local economy fosters a local community that celebrates diversity. Focused on the LGBTQ community and its straight allies, Coming Out Local is for all who care about sustainability and want to have remarkable local food while sampling local wine, bidding on wares and services from local businesses and learning from our distinguished guests.
This year we're featuring Skillet for a four course main dinner, along with several local LGBTQ chefs for additional pre-dinner appetizers and dessert. See more below.
We're thrilled to honor Senator Ed Murray this year for his work in the social side of sustainability. Senator Murray, representing Seattle's 43rd Legislative District, was the prime sponsor of Washington state's historic marriage equality law this year. As a lawmaker for 17 years, Murray has focused on protecting civil rights and the vulnerable, as well as building bridges both literally and figuratively between Washington's communities. In his own words: "I'm humbled to be honored at this year's Coming Out Local. Over 17 years of public service, and in this year's legislative session in Olympia especially, I've seen that the fight for equality and civil rights plays out in our communities. It is in the neighborhood shop, at the local park, and in homes across our state that the most important work is done, when friends and neighbors share their stories and values, and attitudes change. I applaud OUT for Sustainability and their efforts to showcase how a strong local economy fosters communities that celebrate diversity, and for their commitment to the idea that we all thrive when we all are able to fully contribute to our community."
We're also excited to welcome Jill Bamburg as our keynote speaker for 2012, a leader in the Local Living Economy movement. Known widely in environmental circles, Jill is one of the co-founders of the Bainbridge Graduate Institute, author of "Getting to Scale: Growing Your Business without Selling Out," and is vice-chair of the board of the Positive Futures Network, publishers of YES! Magazine. In her own words, "It's an honor to be able to bring together two of my favorite acronyms -- LLE (local living economies) and LGBTQ (duh) -- in a single evening. Kudos to OUT4S for forging this important link and making sure that everyone has fun in the process!"
Our intimate evening for 120 guests opens with appetizers from local LGBTQ chefs and a silent auction of wares and services from local sustainable and LGBTQ businesses.
From there we sit for a four-course dinner by Skillet! Known for their sourcing and excellence with meat, this dinner will show off their full range with a selection of dishes for omnivore, vegan, gluten free, and dairy free food preferences.
Shaved Spring Squash Salad (v, gf, df)
Parpadelle Pasta (v)
Slow Roasted Porchetta (gf, df)
Sauteed Sockeye Salmon (gf, df)
During dinner, we'll share about OUT for Sustainability, thank our wonderful partners, and welcome our honoree Senator Ed Murray and speaker Jill Bamurg to hear their insights into the connection of local economy and community diversity. Our focused program is brief to give ample timr for the true highlight of the evening, good conversation.
Ending with a fun twist, desert this year is a "dash" where each table pools their resources to compete to be the first, second, and so on to pick their choice of desert from local LGBTQ (and Allied) chefs!
Melrose Market Studios (View)
1532 Minor Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
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