"You don't look Latin," people sometimes say to me when they learn about my background. "What does a Latin look like?," I reply, knowing full well what their answer might be. The fact is, to many Americans, Latinx people are mestizos with dark skins and c
Mayor Durkan discusses plan for equitable vaccine distribution and the vision for Seattle on the other side of the pandemic
Kathy Baldock puts a giant A in LGBTQIA.
SAN FRANCISCO - During Black History Month, the National AIDS Memorial honors Black lives lost to AIDS with a specially curated selection of 56 blocks of the AIDS Memorial Quilt (the Quilt). The exhibition uses the beauty and power of the Quilt to bring
NEW YORK - GLAAD, the world's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer - LGBTQ - media advocacy organization, announced today the nominees for the 32nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards. Actress Josie Totah (Peacock's Saved by the Be
Amanda Gorman, the nation's first-ever youth poet laureate, read the following poem during the inauguration of President Joe Biden on January 2
This week, I joined community members, labor leaders, law enforcement, and mayors across the state to testify in Olympia on police reform. One key aspect of police accountability is changing the police disciplinary process, specifically arbitration.
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
Oh, There's No Place Like Home For The Holidays! I'll Be Home For Christmas. Home Sweet Home.
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
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
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The region, state, and country are facing the third wave of COVID-19 cases.
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The Seattle public art installation will virtually unveil Storme Webber's recently completed work "In This Way We Loved One Another" with performances and storytelling from the upcoming Discovery Center exhibition "Through Positive Eyes"
On October 15 the Seattle LGBTQ Commission voted 6-to-5, with one abstention, to request Mayor Jenny Durkan's resignation.
A hashtag used by the far-right fascist group, Proud Boys has been hijacked by the gay men to the delight of thousands of people on social media.
[EDITOR'S NOTE: The following article was first published on the South Seattle Emerald website on 9/16/20 and is reprinted here with permission.]
Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll stepped to the podium with one thing on his mind: racism in America and what we can do to help. He spoke candidly and passionately for over 14 minutes on the topic, took no questions, and then walked off stage.
It was difficult enough for Elliot Chafetz, 20, to tell his own family he was not only Transgender but Gay as well. However, Chafetz found himself thrust before the public eye when his cousin, Jacob Blake, was shot at seven times and hit in the back four
What a week! After the "Recall Kshama Sawant" campaign was launched, led by Ernie Lou, it was announced that he had been terminated as development director of Three Dollar Bill Cinema (TDBC)
-GLAAD, the world's largest LGBTQ media advocacy organization, today premiered an advertisement that spotlights the lack of protections still facing the LGBTQ community in the United States, the Trump administration's opposition to those protections, and
Zoom and virtual meeting platforms have become a necessity in a COVID-19 reality because life doesn't stop — even in a global pandemic.