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
Healthcare and LGBTQ debates collide in trans medical tourism
by Sara McCaslin
The Seattle Globalist is launching a new multimedia project on transgender health care in the U.S. and why Americans are traveling to places like Thailand for more affordable options. The project, called “The Cost of Gender” hits at the core of two of the most heated debates in the US: health care and LGBTQ rights.
Aug 29, 2012
Global activist revives Seattle’s transgender pride march
by Monica Olsson
Seattle hasn’t had a transgender pride parade since way back in 1997. But this year LGTBQ organizers with experience around the globe are bringing the event back.
Jun 25, 2013
Chinese LGBT chorus finds inspiration in Seattle’s gay scene
by Eva Cohen
A gay men’s chorus in China is breaking down social barriers, with a little help from The Seattle Men’s Chorus.
Jun 27, 2013
Seattle to rally in support of Russia’s LGBT Community
by Paulina Phelps
Tonight Seattle joins a growing group of cities hosting rallies in support of Russia’s LGBT community.
Aug 2, 2013
Cost of Gender: Transgender Americans seek healthcare in Thailand
by Sara McCaslin
The Cost of Gender shares the stories of transgender Americans faced with health care discrimination at home, who look to Thailand for better options.
Apr 3, 2014
Helping LGBTQ asylum-seekers and immigrants destined for Seattle
by Sarah Stuteville
Many LGBTQ people escaping persecution abroad are dreaming of coming to Seattle — a new project aims to help them get settled in our city.
Sep 28, 2015
A final drag show at Inay’s
by Jovelle Tamayo
As Beacon Hill restaurant Inay's closed last Friday, drag performer Atasha Manila said goodbye to the place that gave her a start.
Feb 1, 2016
Systemic racism and misogyny are killing Queer and Trans People of Color every day
by DJ Martinez
Violence against Queer and Trans People of Color didn’t start in Orlando on Saturday, and it won’t end there.
Jun 13, 2016
Ugandan LGBT refugees in Kenya seek resettlement in safer place
by Global Press News Service
After fleeing Uganda after it outlawed homosexuality, Ugandan gays and lesbians who fled to Kenya say they continue to face persecution.
Apr 5, 2017