Pride of Ellensburg to host 2nd annual Pride Parade and Festival June 3

Local LGBTQ group gathers community support for second year of celebration Formed in the Fall of 2015, LGBTQ non-profit group, Pride of Ellensburg (PoE) will host the 2nd annual Ellensburg Pride Parade and Festival with the theme 'Live. Love. Be.' in ... more…

Speechless in Seattle: Chris Cornell’s death is felt by many, including the SGN after interviewing twice with us

by Albert Rodriguez - SGN AandE Writer One of the reasons I wanted to become a music writer was to interview rock stars. To delve into the minds of the prominent figures in the industry and ask them questions that perhaps they routinely don't get ask... more…

Burien Pride launches first annual Burien Pride Festival June 3

Burien Pride is excited to announce the first annual Burien Pride Festival on June 3 from 10am-10pm. The LGBTQ+ event is open to all ages and everyone is welcome. Burien Pride was an idea born out of necessity when community members decided it was ti... more…

Weekly Pets

Meet Bing, a handsome 11-year-old orange tabby boy! Bing is a charming fellow with the most striking, enchanting green eyes. This handsome, talkative boy likes to explore and carry a conversation with you. He's also a fan of petting time, face rubs, a... more…

Capitol Hill Clean Sweep June 4

Kick off Pride Month on June 4, at Cal Anderson Park (1635 11th Ave. at E. Howell St.) 10am-1:30pm, by helping to clean the streets and public spaces of Capitol Hill. We feed you (well, Starbucks, Sizzle Pie, Nuflours, and a few other local businesses... more…

Ex-waiter sues New York restaurant for HIV discrimination

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer A New York City waiter is suing the trendy Buddakan restaurant for HIV discrimination. Jack Mountford started working at the restaurant in February 2013 and charges he was fired in June 2016 because he is HIV positiv... more…

AGING WITH PRIDE NATIONAL HEALTH, AGING AND SEXUALITY/GENDER STUDY

Welcome Thank you for your genuine commitment to Aging with Pride: National Health, Aging, and Sexuality/Gender Study. We are nearly finished collecting surveys for the third year of Aging with Pride and have achieved an incredible 94% response rate.... more…

Mayor Ed Murray and Generations Aging with Pride host ‘Aging the LGBTQ Way’ June 3

LGBTQ community members are invited to participate in 'Aging the LGBTQ Way' on Saturday, June 3, at Seattle City Hall. The forum starts at 10am (arrive at 9:30am to visit the resource fair). Hear Mayor Ed Murray and community leaders. Learn what the A... more…

‘Family 2.0: An Asian Pacific Islander LGBTQ Gathering’ a huge success!

by Sarah E. Baker - Seattle JACL President The concept for Family was originally started by the Seattle Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) in 2014. As the second national organization to support marriage equality (after the ACLU), the JACL has ... more…

Teen melodrama Everything, Everything not immune to a cancerous climax

by Sara Michelle Fetters - SGN AandE Writer For as long as she can remember, 18-year-old Maddy Whittier (Amandla Stenberg) has dreamt of going outside. She longs to frolic on the beach and to swim in the ocean, to feel the wind rush through her hair ... more…

Gay City Arts, Season 5: RESISTANCE! September 2017 through May 2018 Gay City Arts now accepting applications until June 7 at 5pm

In these frightening times, many of us find ourselves under attack - because we are trans or nonbinary, and laws are being written about where we are allowed; because we are LGBTQ and shamed for how we love and experience desire; because we live with ... more…

June theater openings are busting out in the beginning of the month

by Miryam Gordon - SGN AandE Writer Seven shows are opening in the beginning of June on our local stages! But the back half is pretty quiet. Maybe that will give you a chance to catch up with all the stuff you'd love to see but can't fit into two wee... more…

Pride Foundation awards $438,000 in scholarships to 108 student leaders

On Wednesday, May 24, Pride Foundation announced scholarships to 108 students from Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington totaling $438,000 - the largest total award in the organization's history. Pride Foundation is the largest source of sch... more…

‘First Trans Chechen’ speaks on Russian TV Chechens demolish Gay concentration camp, fate of prisoners unknown

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer A woman who calls herself the 'first Transgender person' in Chechnya says she was the target of a murder attempt in 2015, after she'd fled Chechnya for a safer residence Moscow. The woman, who was identified only as... more…

Dismiss the lawsuit, Ed Murray’s attorneys ask court

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer Attorneys for Seattle Mayor Ed Murray asked a court to dismiss a lawsuit charging that he paid an underage boy for sex in the mid-1980s. The suit, filed by local attorney Lincoln Beauregard on behalf of Delvonn Heck... more…

Health care catastrophe if Trump gets his way 23 million to lose insurance; deep cuts to HIV services, research

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer America is on track for a health care catastrophe if Republicans succeed in replacing the Affordable Care Act (ACA, or Obamacare) with the legislation that passed the US House of Representatives, and the situation wi... more…

Think twice before you support I-1552, religious leaders tell their colleagues

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer Nine prominent religious leaders in Washington state have issued an open letter to their colleagues, asking them to think twice before supporting I-1552, the anti-Transgender initiative being circulated for signature... more…

Seattle Symphony rocks with Seattle Men’s Chorus and special guests

by Miryam Gordon - SGN AandE Writer SEATTLE SYMPHONY BROADWAY ROCKS WITH THE SEATTLE MEN'S CHORUS and SPECIAL GUESTS BENAROYA HALL May 19-21 Seattle Men's Chorus had a wonderful opportunity this last weekend to join the Seattle Symphony Orchestra in ... more…