Capitol Hill in 2020 - Pandemic, protests, and small businesses

Capitol Hill in 2020 - Pandemic, protests, and small businesses

For small businesses on Capitol Hill and across Seattle, two dates in 2020 symbolize the story of this oh-so-bad year: Monday, March 23, when Gov. Inslee announced a two-week shutdown of all nonessential businesses to curtail the spread of the coronavirus

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Durkan Digest: Goodbye 2020, welcome 2021

Durkan Digest: Goodbye 2020, welcome 2021

2020 presented unprecedented challenges for cities across the world. While many families faced grief and loss, we saw the resiliency, compassion, and determination of our community, neighbors, friends, essential workers, and first responders to respond to

OP-ED: What if there's no place like home for the holidays?

OP-ED: What if there's no place like home for the holidays?

Oh, There's No Place Like Home For The Holidays! I'll Be Home For Christmas. Home Sweet Home.

[ICYMI] A Peek into Self-Producing with Twisted Drag Icon Dina Martina

[ICYMI] A Peek into Self-Producing with Twisted Drag Icon Dina Martina

The following profile was featured in the Holiday 2018 Issue of Unite Seattle Magazine.

MARK MY WORDS: Mayor Pete will make a great Secretary of Transportation

MARK MY WORDS: Mayor Pete will make a great Secretary of Transportation

In my October Q & A with candidate Joe Biden, I asked whether he would put LGBT people in his cabinet. His answer was "I'll nominate and appoint federal officials and judges that represent the diversity of America, including LGBTQ+ individuals."

MARK MY WORDS: The push for LGBT rights continues abroad

MARK MY WORDS: The push for LGBT rights continues abroad

Want to publicly thank the U.S. Embassy in Warsaw Poland who gave me an appreciation of how resilient our government can be and how the foreign service, part of our State Department, continues to fight for women's and LGBT rights even under a Secretary of

OP-ED OutRight NOW: Celebrating LGBTIQ communities around the world

OP-ED OutRight NOW: Celebrating LGBTIQ communities around the world

For me, as for many of us, the end of the year tends to come hand in hand with reflection about the past year, and looking forward to what comes next.

Broadway for Georgia releases special "Georgia on My Mind" recording and video in support of Fair Fight

Broadway for Georgia releases special "Georgia on My Mind" recording and video in support of Fair Fight

Producers Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley, alongside Broadway superstar Audra McDonald, director Schele Williams, and Broadway Inspirational Voices' Joseph Joubert and Michael McElroy, announced today that they have released a very special recording and mu

Supreme Court rejects challenge to same-sex parents on birth certificates

Supreme Court rejects challenge to same-sex parents on birth certificates

The U.S. Supreme Court, which many predicted would roll back LGBTQ rights with its new 6-3 conservative majority, has turned down a request to hear a case that would have undercut the guarantee of full marriage equality for same-sex couples nationwide.

Seattle teen named as Youth Ambassador for Human Rights Campaign

Seattle teen named as Youth Ambassador for Human Rights Campaign

The Human Rights Campaign announced on Monday, December 7, that Ve'ondre Mitchell (she/her) from Seattle, Washington has been named a member of the 2021 class of HRC Foundation Youth Ambassadors, joining nine other LGBTQ advocates across the country. HRC

IN MEMORIAM: Allena Pearcy Gabosch

IN MEMORIAM: Allena Pearcy Gabosch

Community Builder Extraordinaire, Educator, Shame Eradicator, Activist, Leader March 25, 1953 - November 25, 2020