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

Latino drag performer brings “Queen of Tejano Music” to life

Selena is one of the personas that Andrew Scott brings to life onstage. And it's one that brings some of his heritage into his drag.
Jan 1, 2016

U.S. Marine found guilty in death of Filipino transgender woman Jennifer Laude

Joseph Scott Pemberton had been charged with the murder of Jennifer Laude, but was convicted of the lesser offense of homicide.
Dec 2, 2015
Jacque Larrainzar is LGBTQ refugee immigrant outreach specialist for Seattle Counseling Service, was granted political asylum in the U.S. based on her sexual orientation. (Photo by Ken Lambert / The Seattle Times)

Helping LGBTQ asylum-seekers and immigrants destined for Seattle

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

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

Seattle webseries aims for depth in transgender storylines

Seattle-based transgender activist, producer, and artist Aneesh Sheth, launched a Kickstarter and filmed a pilot of original webseries "CRAVE."
Jun 24, 2015