OP-ED: The issue of Black hair

OP-ED: The issue of Black hair

For over four hundred years natural Black hair has been stigmatized and viewed as unacceptable in professional workplaces as well as within society's beauty standards. Discrimination against natural Black hair is an issue of historical relevance that has

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Durkan Digest special edition: Our road to reopening and an equitable recovery starts with vaccinations

Durkan Digest special edition: Our road to reopening and an equitable recovery starts with vaccinations

There's no denying that 2020 was a difficult year. We faced so many overlapping crises, from the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic devastation, to the greatest civil rights reckoning in decades, to wildfires that choked our communities.

Rep. Smith on Capitol campus insurrection

Rep. Smith on Capitol campus insurrection

WASHINGTON, DC - Rep. Adam Smith (D-Wash.), Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, today issued the following statement in the midst of the protest that has overrun the Capitol campus during the proceedings to certify the 2020 g

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

2020: A year in review for Seattle's LGBTQIA+ community

2020: A year in review for Seattle's LGBTQIA+ community

2020. I'm eager to turn the page not because I believe all the hype that 2021 will make everything better for my community or myself, but because with the new year comes new hope.

GOFUNDME THANK YOU - A LETTER OF GRATITUDE SGN readers donate $15,705 in 2020

GOFUNDME THANK YOU - A LETTER OF GRATITUDE SGN readers donate $15,705 in 2020

As 2020 comes to a close and we reflect on this difficult year, we pause to give thanks that despite the hardships we are still here. 2020, a year that none of us could have possibly predicted. 2020, four numbers that represent so much loss for so many pe

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.