Dawn Holt

Board Vice President, Regional Directors Council Chair

Dawn Holt is the mother of a 26 year-old gay man who serves as her inspiration for her work in the LGBTQ+ community. Dawn is the past President of PFLAG Portland which includes PFLAG Portland East County, serving Portland’s conservative East side. PFLAG Portland emphasizes the inclusion of the adult transgender community and Portland’s youth. PFLAG Portland offers a Mini Grant program for GSAs and other youth-led organizations. In addition to her service in PFLAG, Dawn served as the Co-Chair of Equity Foundation, an Oregon-based community foundation for the LGBTQ+ community. She was also appointed by Oregon’s Labor Commissioner to Chair the Oregon Council on Civil Rights in 2011. The Council delivered a report in 2013 on the pay gap between men’s and women’s earnings. Dawn is a practicing Buddhist who serves on the board of her Zen community.