Moni Tep (right) interviews LGBTQ youth in Jamaica. (Screenshot of video by JetBlue Airways.)

Moni Tep explores hardships of queer youth in Jamaica

Seattle musician Moni Tep traveled to Jamaica to explore ways to help LGBTQ youth, who are often homeless and ostracized there.
Jan 19, 2016
Colors fly at a gay pride parade. (Photo by Tim Brown for the U.S. Department of State via Flickr.)

Why marriage isn’t the end of the fight for LGBTQ equality

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
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From Amsterdam to Seattle, the pitfalls of being ‘progressive’

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
Young men play soccer in Uganda, which now has one of the world's harshest anti-homosexuality laws. (Photo by Scott Macklin)

Pride and Prejudice: Life under Uganda’s ‘Kill the Gays’ bill

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
Activists in New York City take part in Global Day of Rage Against an Indian Supreme Court Judgment that reinstated Section 377 and re-criminalized homosexuality. (Photo by Sarah Bennett / IGLHRC)

Is Seattle’s global health sector ready to embrace gay rights?

“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
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis perform in San Francisco on their 2013 tour. (Photo by Amanda Rhoades / SF Foghorn)

Macklemore’s Seattle style gains global appeal

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
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The international fight for gay rights comes to Seattle

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
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Ten countries that were ahead of Washington on same-sex marriage

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