Aria Sa'id10 Years of Service Award
10 Years of Service Award
For those organizations, individuals, or other entities that have contributed at least ten years of consecutive service to the LGBTQ community.Aria Sa’id is a writer, cultural icon, policy strategist and the Founder/Director of the Kween Culture Initiative. As an award winning public policy advocate, she co-founded the world’s first transgender cultural district, the Compton’s Cultural District. She was a co-sponsor of SB 310: Name and Dignity Act for Incarcerated Transgender People, and served as lobbyist for SB 179: Gender Recognition Act – both laws being authored by Senate President Pro Tem Toni Atkins. In addition, she was a lead advocate for the “Prioritizing Safety for Sex Workers” bulletin with San Francisco Police Department- and continuing in the 2018 state legislation cycle (AB 2243, ASM Friedman).
Aria is a 2016-2017 Policy Fellow Alum of the Women’s Foundation of California’s Women’s Policy Institute; and Sojourner Truth Fellow Alum of Auburn Theological Seminary in New York. She is featured in numerous media platforms for her advocacy including, SF Weekly, Buzzfeed, Huffington Post, Vice, San Francisco Examiner, and The Advocate Magazine for her advocacy efforts. She currently serves as the LGBT Policy Advisor for the San Francisco Human Rights Commission.