Mounting calls for Sheriff Johanknecht's resignation

Mounting calls for Sheriff Johanknecht's resignation

After serving in the King County Sheriff's Office for 32 years and running against incumbent John Urquhart, Mitzi Johanknecht made history in King County in 2017 as the first woman and openly Gay person to be elected to the position of sheriff, a sensatio

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Seattle LGBTQ+ leaders and organizations respond to Chauvin verdict

Seattle LGBTQ+ leaders and organizations respond to Chauvin verdict

"I can't breathe." Those were among the last words of George Floyd, a 46-year-old Black man who died last May at the hands of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who knelt on his neck for 9 minutes and 29 seconds. A jury concluded on April 20

Nikkita Oliver speaks about running for a citywide Seattle City Council position

Nikkita Oliver speaks about running for a citywide Seattle City Council position

Nikkita Oliver (who uses "they" pronouns) was introduced to Seattle voters in 2017 when they ran unsuccessfully for Seattle mayor. They finished a narrow third in the race, garnering almost 17% of the vote. However, confronting racial and economic injusti

Immersive "Imagine Van Gogh" exhibit coming to Tacoma

Immersive "Imagine Van Gogh" exhibit coming to Tacoma

Tickets for the Tacoma stint of the highly anticipated "Imagine Van Gogh," an immersive experience of the works of Van Gogh, are now on sale. The event, which brings to life more than 200 of the Dutch artist's paintings, will make its West Coast debut at

Registering the new voter: Why there's more to it

Registering the new voter: Why there's more to it

The 2018 mid-term elections and the 2020 general elections saw a massive surge of voting, as many people, especially the young, voted at the highest rate since 1900. This huge increase showed, with some unexpected results, that the care and feeding of the

Inslee expands vaccine eligibility ahead of COVID's fourth surge

Inslee expands vaccine eligibility ahead of COVID's fourth surge

On Wednesday, March 31, Gov. Jay Inslee announced that all Washington residents aged 16 and older will be eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine beginning on April 15. This announcement came as an effort to stem a recent surge in statewide cases.

Intersectionality and the unique predicament of Black women

Intersectionality and the unique predicament of Black women

Clear and rigorous battles have been fought against both racism and sexism since the abolishment of slavery and the adoption of the 14th Amendment to the Constitution. Slaves went to war, damn near freeing themselves, and women grabbed America by its Cons

The homophobia of artificial intelligence

The homophobia of artificial intelligence

Ran across an article in Forbes about how AI (artificial intelligence) will never be LGBT friendly. Why does it matter?

.Strange fruit

.Strange fruit

"With sound body and mind, I'm here to tell you right now, if my body is found hanging from a tree, I did not commit suicide, I was murdered."

Washington Supreme Court rules to move forward with Sawant recall

Washington Supreme Court rules to move forward with Sawant recall

The Washington State Supreme Court decided Thursday that a recall effort of Seattle Councilwoman Kshama Sawant can move forward. The Councilwoman is being recalled by right-wing detractors, whose petition charges her with breaking COVID guidelines by allo

Making monsters of the innocent

Making monsters of the innocent

If you consider that one person on death row has been proven innocent for every nine people executed in the US, it becomes easy to see the alarming rate at which innocent people have been sentenced to death. People have a habit of viewing all death row in

[ICYMI] Coming Out of COVID

[ICYMI] Coming Out of COVID

A swiftly spreading plague whose methods of transmission-for a time at least-are mysterious and debated. An equally infectious spread of bigotry, suspicion, and shame. Methods of prevention that are unevenly adopted. A deluge of quack cures, uncaring poli

Roll for survival: D&D, an inclusive coping mechanism in quarantine

Roll for survival: D&D, an inclusive coping mechanism in quarantine

"I have this pet theory, which is that found family is inherently queer," says podcaster and performer Monica Domena as she looks out at me from a Zoom call screen. We're discussing the intersection between the LGBTQ+ community and the Dungeons & Dragons