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

Asian LGBTQ students speak up on being out at UW

LGBTQ students at UW who hail from Asian countries talk about the differences between being out in Seattle versus attitudes in their home countries.
Jun 9, 2015

Transgender teen crowned Renton High School prom queen

Brooklyn Buenaventura, a teenanger who is transgender, was crowned Renton High School prom queen Saturday night, KING 5 news reported.
Jun 8, 2015

Translations puts the global transgender experience on the big screen

This weekend's Translations film festival includes over 40 films exploring the global transgender experience.
May 8, 2015

Seattle drag queen Aleksa Manila takes life by the heels

Filipina drag queen Aleksa Manila talks about taking inspiration from her mother and becoming a powerful voice in Seattle's LGBTQ community.
May 1, 2015
Carol Glenn, a former Seattle nurse, collected leftover HIV/AIDS drugs to send overseas. It wasn't legal, but Glenn believed it was her duty. (Photo by Isolde Raftery / KUOW)

Seattle’s humanitarian drug trafficking ring

At the height of the AIDS crisis, nurse Carol Glenn ran a secret pipeline to get leftover drugs from Seattle to sick people in the developing world.
Dec 3, 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

Cost of Gender: Transgender Americans seek healthcare in Thailand

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
(Photo courtesy Sarey Savy)

Cambodian singer Sarey Savy steps into adulthood with new EP

Meet the queer White Center teen determined to be the first Cambodian American to make a mark on the music biz.
Mar 5, 2014
LGBT Activists at a September 2012 anti-Putin rally in Moscow. Photo by Sarah Stuteville.

I may hate Russia’s law, but I can’t hate Russia

What's a Russophile to do about Vladimir V. Putin's homophobic policies?
Feb 19, 2014

New novel fuses immigrant experience and transgender identity

Canadian transplant Kim Fu’s “For Today I am a Boy” is hot off the press with a fresh perspective on Asian American transgender identity.
Jan 9, 2014
Roy as a representative of Shining Jazzy Chorus in last year's Hong Kong Pride Parade.

Chinese LGBT chorus finds inspiration in Seattle’s gay scene

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

Global activist revives Seattle’s transgender pride march

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