S.C. schools get $20M grant for research

The grant will also provide funding for summer programs to train high school teachers to deliver engaging materials science content to better prepare students for a future in advanced materials and manufacturing. more…

The Year of Living Precariously

BY GARY M. KRAMER | Gay writer and director Vincent Sabella’s feature debut, “Elizabeth Blue” is an intimate and intense drama about the title character (Anna Schafer), who suffers from schizophrenia. At the opening of the film, Elizabeth tells her mother, Carol (Kathleen Quinlan), that she is being released from a mental institution and moving in […] The post The Year of Living Precariously appeared first on Gay City News. more…

Organizer Ash Williams: ‘I’m worried that Charlotte has not been transformed’

Trans activist Ash Williams, one of the primary organizers with Charlotte Uprising, reflects on one year since the Keith Lamont Scott shooting. more…

Bevin tells universities to cut programs that don’t fill high-demand jobs, including dance

Glasgow senior Trevor Edwards began dancing when he was a junior in high school and attended the Governor’s School ... “They saw all the passion in me.” From attending GSA, Edwards said he decided to pursue a career in dance after encouragement ... more…

NC triathlon canceled after controversy over Trump name

The race was canceled a few days after the name of the event was changed to distance it from President Donald Trump’s name. more…

Dan Pittatsis, an Uber and Lyft driver, sets his own hours

“To me, this isn’t even working,” Pittatsis says. “I would never, ever under any circumstances work for someone else ever again. I’m done.” Chicagoans is a first-person account from off the beaten track, as told to Anne Ford. This week's Chicagoan is Dan Pittatsis, 70, Uber and Lyft driver.… more…

Gleefully violent American Assassin a jingoistic waste of time

by Sara Michelle Fetters - SGN AandE Writer AMERICAN ASSASSIN Now playing There's a moment in American Assassin that's perfect. The film's villain, a renegade former U.S. Navy officer known only by his nickname 'Ghost' and portrayed by John Carter a... more…

AHF praises Sen. Bernie Sanders, Senate colleagues on introduction of ‘Medicare for All’ legislation

In a show of force, 15 fellow senators co-sponsor the innovative health care bill WASHINGTON - The AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) today praised the introduction of legislation that would make all Americans and US residents eligible for Medicare. US... more…

Macklemore, Mary Lambert reveal Seattle concert dates

by Albert Rodriguez - SGN AandE Writer I mentioned here in The Music Lounge weeks ago that Macklemore was likely to add a Seattle show to his upcoming tour around the holidays, and voila! The Grammy-winning rapper will indeed give a hometown performa... more…

Discriminatory ban already harming Transgender troops and the US military, Lambda Legal and OutServe-SLDN tell court

LGBT legal rights organizations ask federal court to halt immediately all efforts to implement dangerous and discriminatory ban SEATTLE - Lambda Legal and OutServe-SLDN today asked a federal court to halt immediately all steps taken to implement the ... more…

ArtsWest launches 2017-2018 season with The Who and the What

by Paul Torres - SGN AandE Writer THE WHO and THE WHAT ARTSWEST Through October 1 The Who and the What is an engaging play with fine acting and some humorous and touching moments. However, if the point of ArtsWest 's The Who and the What, its first ... more…

New HRC report highlights Trump-Pence’s stealth attacks on democracy and the LGBTQ community

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, released a new report, 'Trump's Administrative Abuse and the LGBTQ Community,' highlighting... more…

Seattle Opera presents compelling An American Dream

by Sharon Cumberland - SGN AandE Writer SEATTLE OPERA COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT PROJECT AN AMERICAN DREAM WASHINGTON HALL September 7, 8, 10, 14, 15 and 17 'An American Dream' by composer Jack Perla received its world premier at Seattle Opera in 2015, and... more…

Nearly 70,000 LGBT people in Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming lack statewide protections from ongoing discrimination

Adding sexual orientation and gender identity to existing non-discrimination laws would protect LGBT residents and would not be costly or burdensome to enforce LOS ANGELES - Approximately 69,200 LGBT people in the mountain states of Idaho, Montana, a... more…

LGBTQ Allyship premieres ‘No Industry Without Us’ – a Fall Queernaissance extravaganza

by Laurie Rocello Torres - LGBTQ Allyship Community Facilitator Special to the SGN LGBTQ ALLYSHIP 'NO INDUSTRY WITHOUT US' BROADWAY PERFORMANCE HALL September 16 @ 6:30pm People have the right to a safe and healthy workplace in the state of Washingto... more…

ACLU asks for a preliminary injunction to stop Trump’s Trans ban

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer The ACLU has asked a federal court for a preliminary injunction to halt Donald Trump's ban on Transgender people serving in the US military. In its September 14 filing, the ACLU says that there will be 'irreparable ... more…

Queer groups condemn study claiming computers can tell if you’re Gay from photos

by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor Can computers have so-called 'gaydar'? Does AI count as a trusted source in reporting who is Gay and who is not? These questions would've seemed a bit 'early' one or two years ago, but in 2017 LGBTQ folks are... more…

SML Seattle Leather Daddy and Daddy’s boy contest

Who's your daddy? That's my boy! Seattle Men in Leather (SML) is sponsoring the 29th Annual Seattle Leather Daddy and Daddy's boy Contest Saturday, October 7, at 7pm at The Cuff Complex, 1533 13th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122. The Cuff Complex's doors o... more…