Tucked in Tukwila: "Drive 'N Drag Saves 2021!"

Tucked in Tukwila: "Drive 'N Drag Saves 2021!"

It had literally been 15 months since I'd covered any event that wasn't virtual, so I was excited to attend the RuPaul tour's live drive-in event. Rescheduled from its original September 2020 date, "Drive 'N Drag Saves 2021!" turned out to be the best RuP

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Seattle Pride awards $2K to support Swedish Medical Center's 4th annual LGBTQI+ Health Symposium

Seattle Pride awards $2K to support Swedish Medical Center's 4th annual LGBTQI+ Health Symposium

SEATTLE - The LGBTQIA+ community experiences more barriers to healthcare than non-LGBTQIA+ individuals. With 15% of LGBTQIA+ Americans reporting postponing or avoiding medical treatment due to discrimination, there is work to be done to make accessing equ

What is the most affordable way to obtain dental care?

What is the most affordable way to obtain dental care?

SEATTLE - As Washington state's unemployed suffer the economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, so too can their healthcare.

Music of Remembrance to produce and stream rare Jake Heggie/Gene Scheer double bill

Music of Remembrance to produce and stream rare Jake Heggie/Gene Scheer double bill

SEATTLE -This June, Music of Remembrance (MOR) will stream a special all-new production of two works by composer Jake Heggie and librettist Gene Scheer: For a Look or a Touch and Intonations: Songs from the Violins of Hope. The concert was

Virtual Irish Festival features Gaelic dance, music, and culture

Virtual Irish Festival features Gaelic dance, music, and culture

SEATTLE (March 1, 2021) -Seattle Center Festál: Irish Festival Seattle, presented virtually in 2021, continues a tradition of bringing together Irish culture carriers to share their arts, ideas, and stories about what it means to be Irish. Created in part

Durkan Digest: prioritizing equitable vaccine distribution

Durkan Digest: prioritizing equitable vaccine distribution

2020 has brought several unpredictable challenges to Seattle. The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic are still being felt in our city, region, and country

Charlie Brydon, early LGBTQ rights leader, dies at 81

Charlie Brydon, early LGBTQ rights leader, dies at 81

Charlie Brydon, an early LGBTQ rights leader, died February 9, 2021 at age 81 from complications of Alzheimer's disease.

AMP artworks taking shape

AMP artworks taking shape

Fabrication of Christopher Paul Jordan's andimgonnamisseverybody is underway by Architectural Elements in Bellingham, WA. The 20' x 20' sculpture will also incorporate bronze pieces that were cast at 2 Ravens Studio in Tacoma. This centerpiece artwork wil

Drew Griffin - Fierce Advocate

Drew Griffin - Fierce Advocate

Aug 22, 1974 - Jan 24, 2021 Drew and I connected in 2017 when I ran for office in the city of Seattle, and was looking for a campaign manager. We had briefly met before at LGBTQ+ events but had never really had any at-length conversations. He met me for

Seattle Pride events to go virtual, again

Seattle Pride events to go virtual, again

SEATTLE- As the COVID-19 pandemic response continues to restrict large public gatherings, Seattle Pride - the organizer of Seattle Pride in the Park and Seattle Pride Parade - will shift its annual LGBTQIA+ celebratory events to a virtual weekend (June 26

IN MEMORIAM: Nora Ann Hempseed Michaels

IN MEMORIAM: Nora Ann Hempseed Michaels

December 29, 1947 - December 23, 2020 Nora Michaels was a highly respected performer on the Seattle music scene. She is best known for her masterful renditions of Edith Piaf's oeuvre, in particular her one-woman, self-penned tribute, "La Môme Piaf," for

Photographic Center Northwest presents "To Survive on This Shore: Photographs and Interviews with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Older Adults"

Photographic Center Northwest presents "To Survive on This Shore: Photographs and Interviews with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Older Adults"

Jess T. Dugan and Vanessa Fabbre highlight transgender older adults in new book and exhibition "TO SURVIVE ON THIS SHORE: PHOTOGRAPHS AND INTERVIEWS WITH TRANSGENDER AND GENDER NON-CONFORMING OLDER ADULTS" PHOTOGRAPHIC CENTER NORTHWEST January 14-April 1

"Am I a Thembo?" and Other 2020 Questions

"Am I a Thembo?" and Other 2020 Questions

I, like many Americans, unexpectedly found myself with a lot of extra time on my hands last year. Between the sweet summer paranoia of whether or not I'd be snatched up again by the SPD for political dissidence; the constant, creeping anxiety of finding w