Steve Martin is the Community Engagement Officer for Pride Foundation, living and working out of Boise. He joined Pride Foundation in December 2010 after a 20-year career as a newspaper journalist, and several years as a Pride Foundation volunteer helping review scholarship applications. He has dedicated most of his adult life 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.

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, 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. 

Favorite Quote: “Be the change you want to see in the world.” 

Favorite Place in the Northwest: The Sawtooth Mountains near Stanley, Idaho

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