Sarah Toce

Publisher, Editor-in-Chief, The Seattle Lesbian

Washington LGBT Leadership Award Recipient 2016. Named one of GO Magazine's Red Hot Entrepreneurs of 2014. Award-winning journalist Sarah Toce has interviewed and profiled many of the world’s most influential players ranging from high-level politicians to A-list celebrities, health experts, and key civil rights advocates. Her diversified portfolio has runs the gamut between local, national and international news coverage and features. Sarah currently serves on the Family Equality Council's West Coast Advisory Committee. She is also the founder and producer of Seattle's premiere lesbian Pride party - Seattle Women's Pride. Sarah is the founder, publisher and editor-in-chief of Seattle’s only lesbian newspaper – The Seattle Lesbian. In its first year alone, The Seattle Lesbian reached a threshold of one million readers on a global scale. In 2012, the Seattle Lesbian was a distinguished recipient of the McCormick Foundation's New Media Women Entrepreneurs Award. Sarah's work is regularly featured in Huffington Post, Curve magazine, Windy City Times, and other respected national publications. In 2012, Sarah contributed to the book, Gay Press, Gay Power: The Growth of LGBT Community Newspapers in America. Recently, she reported on the Windy City Times’ AIDS @ 30 series, which won the prestigious Peter Lisagor Award from the Chicago Headline Club, and was nominated for a national Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) Award, in the same category with The New York Times and The Boston Globe. Member of the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA) and the Online News Association (ONA).