Ten countries that were ahead of Washington on same-sex marriage
by Abby Higgins
After a vote in the Washington state Senate last night, we’re just a few small steps away from becoming the seventh state in America to approve same-sex marriage. As a long-time bastion of gay culture and gay rights activism, many believe it’s about time. We Seattleites pride ourselves on being on the cutting edge of […]
Feb 2, 2012
The international fight for gay rights comes to Seattle
by Allison Barrett
The national conversation about LGBT rights has reached a fever pitch. On Wednesday, President Obama confirmed his opinion that same-sex marriage should be legal, becoming the first sitting president to publicly support one of the most controversial civil rights issues of our time. Just the day before, North Carolinians voted to ban same-sex marriages, partnerships and civil unions, becoming the […]
May 11, 2012
Macklemore’s Seattle style gains global appeal
by Diane Han
With a fresh batch of Grammy gold under their belts, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis might catch their Seattle fans reminiscing about the days when they played small venues around the city for just a few bucks. The duo have evolved from humble beginnings in the local underground to become a global sensation, all the while […]
Jan 27, 2014
Is Seattle’s global health sector ready to embrace gay rights?
by Sarah Stuteville
“I didn’t want to hide or live in fear anymore,” says Jacque Larrainzar. “And the place I kept coming back to was Seattle.” In 1997 Larrainzar, became the first Mexican to receive political asylum in the U.S. based on sexual orientation. After traveling the country looking for a new home Larrainzar says that Seattle, and the LGBT community […]
Apr 4, 2014
Pride and Prejudice: Life under Uganda’s ‘Kill the Gays’ bill
by Jonathan Cunningham
It's easy to assume the world is getting progressively more tolerant toward LGBT rights. But in Uganda, things are getting worse — and fast.
Jun 27, 2014
From Amsterdam to Seattle, the pitfalls of being ‘progressive’
by Elyse Gordon
Amsterdam and Seattle have a lot in common as progressive cities. But we both have our own dangerous ways of judging those who don’t meet our standards of liberalism.
Sep 10, 2014
Why marriage isn’t the end of the fight for LGBTQ equality
by Anna Goren
While the national recognition of marriage equality is something to celebrate, the LGBTQ community can't forget its people of color and homeless youth.
Jul 7, 2015
Moni Tep explores hardships of queer youth in Jamaica
by Reagan Jackson
Seattle musician Moni Tep traveled to Jamaica to explore ways to help LGBTQ youth, who are often homeless and ostracized there.
Jan 19, 2016