Butterfly: Una Tranformacion

Metamorphosis is an unapologetic act of faith. Queer Trans People of Color journey around the topic of reclaiming and rebirthing spirituality within their queer communities through spoken word, poetry, and music. Witness how each artist crosses a rainbow bridge that interconnects sexuality and spirituality by embodying their own unique transformation. La Espiritista’s “Butterfly: Una Transformacion” […]
Apr 30, 2019

Crush/Repeat 2019

Come see what we’ve brought to life this spring! Crush/Repeat 2019 will feature the work of nearly 100 artists, and you won’t want to miss it. In preparation for this annual community event, participants of all ages and experience levels chose a small project to repeat every day during the month of March. Mediums include […]

Belize group builds movement for lesbian and bisexual community

Promoting Empowerment Through Awareness of Lesbian and Bisexual Women (PETAL) came from a need for support and education for lesbian and bisexual women in Belize.
Apr 2, 2019

Advocate describes China’s growing movement for LGBTQI rights

Ping "Hoping" Hou, an advocate for the LGBTQI community in China, says one of the major obstacles to equal rights in China is the current societal expectations and conservative family values.
Feb 14, 2019

“Alien/Angel” is a stage retrospective of a performer lost too soon

Devin Bannon plays Klaus Nomi in a show about the life of the German singer, who was influential at the height of New York City's avant garde performance art scene.
Feb 6, 2019

Puyallup Watershed Initiative connects sense of place, identity in environmental work

In the following interview, PWI acting director Jennifer Chang and community board member Kathryn Mahan talk about the ways that environment and identity coalesce in both their own lives as well as the work they do with PWI.
Jul 3, 2018

Gallery: Trans Pride and Dyke March celebrate community, raise visibility

Trans Pride and the Dyke March, which were among the weekend Pride celebrations on Capitol Hill, celebrated community and raised visibility for ongoing activism.
Jun 25, 2018

Beijing Queer Chorus sings for a better world

Members of the chorus say they hope to bring some of the progress in the LGBTQ community in the United States back to China.
Mar 14, 2018

Zambia ID process fraught with complexity for intersex individuals

Intersex people in Zambia struggle to have their gender identity properly recorded on legal documents because the law does not recognize their existence.
Oct 24, 2017

Unity in Community Fall Concert

Join API Chaya for our fall concert, Unity in Community, to celebrate the survival and empowerment of our communities. Please bring friends and family for an evening of live performances, delicious food, drinks, local artist vendors, virtual reality games, prizes, and more! Buy Tickets ($20 each): apichaya.org/guest-registration Volunteer (free): bit.ly/FallConcert2017 Become a Donor: apichaya.org/donate-online The Line Up: Patricia […]
Oct 6, 2017

Transgender people of color share their stories

Transgender people of color spoke this week at a community-building event on the greater challenges faced when identities intersect.
Jul 20, 2017

What it takes to be featured in the Seattle International Film Festival

SIFF's programming team is inclusive on gender, race, country, sexual orientation and film budget.
May 22, 2017

Trump’s Army Secretary nominee sparks criticism from the LGBTQ community

Mark Green's statements contrast with former Army Secretary Eric Fanning, who is gay and backed measures supporting transgender people in the military.
Apr 17, 2017

Ugandan LGBT refugees in Kenya seek resettlement in safer place

After fleeing Uganda after it outlawed homosexuality, Ugandan gays and lesbians who fled to Kenya say they continue to face persecution.
Apr 5, 2017
The vigil at Cal Anderson park for the victims of the Orlando mass shooting. (Photo by Alex Garland)

Systemic racism and misogyny are killing Queer and Trans People of Color every day

Violence against Queer and Trans People of Color didn’t start in Orlando on Saturday, and it won’t end there.
Jun 13, 2016

Calls for unity at Seattle vigil after Orlando mass shooting

About 1,000 people gathered at Cal Anderson Park Sunday night, to show solidarity with the victims of a mass shooting in Orlando.

#GreaterSeattle: Latino teen turned superhero drag queen

Luis Aguilar didn’t know he was gay growing up in West Texas. Now he's Seattle's top Latino drag queen, Klaudya Markos.
Mar 28, 2016

A final drag show at Inay’s

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
(Photo from Flickr by 24x7photo.com)

Pinkwashing accusations toward Israeli speakers shake up LGBTQ conference

A Seattle trans activist accuses Israel of "pinkwashing" abuse of Palestinians by trying to ingratiate itself to worldwide gay community.
Jan 20, 2016

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