Steve Martin is the Regional Philanthropy Officer in Idaho for Pride Foundation, living and working out of Boise. He joined Pride Foundation in January 2011 after a 20-year career as a newspaper journalist. He has dedicated several years to social justice advocacy, and volunteered for many LGBTQ organizations and events in Idaho, including chairing The LGBTQ Community Center in Boise, organizing activities related to Boise’s annual Pride celebration, and leading an LGBTQ theater troupe, Spontaneous Productions.
Steve has resided in the Boise area since the early 1980s, graduating from Caldwell High School in 1984, and earning a bachelor’s degree in English and writing from Boise State University in 1990. Since 1997, Steve has lived in Boise’s historic North End, where he shares his life with his husband, Jim Smith, a professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Boise State. When he’s not on the front lines advocating for LGBTQ equality, Steve can often be found on a community theater stage somewhere in Boise, where he has performed in more than 40 plays since 1997. Contact Steve for everything Idaho: grants, scholarships, donating, and volunteering.