GSBA Scholars Celebration: Show Us Your True Colors 2024

GSBA Scholars Celebration: Show Us Your True Colors 2024

Saturday, April 27, 2024 (10:00 AM - 12:30 PM) (PDT)


Join GSBA and Emcee Aleksa Manila and share your true colors with us at our 2024 Scholars Celebration Presented by T-Mobile on Saturday April 27 beginning at 10am hosted by Motif Seattle.

Since its inception, the GSBA Scholarship & Education Fund has proudly invested over $6 Million in LGBTQ+ scholars and future leaders! You won't want to miss out on this heartwarming celebration of these talented LGBTQ+ students and their accomplishments.

Tickets are $65 dollars and if you're interested in hosting a full table of 8 seats and 2 guest scholar seatplease reach out to or


About Aleksa Manila

Social activist by day, socialite by night. Aleksa Manila is a celebrated and respected drag personality. Originally from Manila, Philippines, she now calls Seattle, Washington home.

Aleksa is a favorite emcee/host, speaker/panelist, performer/model at many events in the region because of her smart and sassy presence onstage and her ease of engaging her audience and over the years, she has been recognized for her community efforts in advocacy and social justice. 

In 2012, she founded Pride ASIA whose mission is to celebrate, empower and nurture the multi-cultural diversity of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer communities through the Asian Pacific Islander lens.

In her professional career, Aleksa when "not-in-face" is the Program Manager at Pubic Health - Seattle & King County focused on health disparities that impact marginalized groups in King & Snohomish counties (National HIV Behavioral Surveillance); worked as Program Manager of the Immigrant, Refugee & Undocumented Outreach Program, Program Coordinator of Project NEON and Program Supervisor of Addiction Services at Seattle Counseling Service where s/he dedicated 16+ years in behavioral health and social service. 

Event Schedule

10:15 - 11:00 AM
True Colors Reception - have fun at our photobooth!
Coffee, & hot tea available upon entry

Transition and brunch service

11:15 AM-12:30 PM
Brunch Program 

Thank you to our Title Sponsor T-Mobile, our Event Sponsors Alaksa Airlines, Amazon, BECU, Carter Subaru, PwC, Swire Coca-Cola, and Symetra as well as our Media Partner The Puget Sound Business Journal, and the official photographer of GSBA Scholars Celebration, The Evergreen Girls.

True Colors Brunch Menu

Fresh Chilled Orange Juice

Freshly Brewed Regular Coffee, Decaffeinated Coffee and Assorted Teas

Entrée Selection

Scrambled Cage Free Eggs, House Breakfast Potatoes, Herb Blistered Cherry Tomatoes

 Chicken Apple Sausage, 


Vegan Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash

Sweet Potatoes, Potatoes, Peppers, Mushrooms and Black Beans

Vegan Breakfast Sausage


Coffee Infused Brioche Baked French Toast with Toasted Almond Streusel,

Vanilla Butter and Maple Syrup

Chicken Apple Sausage

Hilton Motif Seattle
1415 5th Ave
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
Event Contact
Remi Tinerella
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Saturday, April 27, 2024 (10:00 AM - 12:30 PM) (PDT)
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