Gaysha Starr celebrates 25 years in drag ahead of the 2018 La Femme Magnifique Washington Pageants May 20

Gaysha Starr celebrates 25 years in drag ahead of the 2018 La Femme Magnifique Washington Pageants May 20

by Gaysha Starr Drag. For over half my life, 25 years, I’ve been doing it – Dressed As A Girl. I’m 46 and started this crazy, wonderful, and sometimes even hateful relationship when I was 21, in April of 1993. Next to the relationships I have with my family and …

29th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York: Winners List

29th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York: Winners List

by GLAAD – with intro by MK Scott Just a month after I personally attended the first half of the 29th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles (April 12), the second half was held this past Saturday (May 5th) at the New York Midtown Hilton. GLAAD honored Ava DuVernay, …

Local activist remembers his historic meeting with former First Lady, Barbara Bush

Local activist remembers his historic meeting with former First Lady, Barbara Bush

by MK Scott In 1989, when Seattle native and former Dorian Group president James Holm was CEO for the National AIDS Network in Washington, DC, he had an interesting encounter with then-First Lady, Barbara Bush. Mrs Bush died on April 17th at age 92. I chatted with Holm via Facebook. …

The arts and LGBTQ community salute the life and laughs of Peggy Platt

The arts and LGBTQ community salute the life and laughs of Peggy Platt

by MK Scott There wasn’t a dry eye in the house at ACT’s Falls Theatre on Monday, April 16 as the arts and LGBTQ community paid tribute to celebrated Seattle comic Peggy Platt, best known as half of the comedy duo Dos Fallopia along with Lisa Koch and their annual …

The 29th Annual GLAAD Media Awards: LIST OF AWARD WINNERS

The 29th Annual GLAAD Media Awards: LIST OF AWARD WINNERS

GLAAD Media Award recipients were announced in 12 of this year’s 25 media categories at the 29th Annual GLAAD Media Awards presented by Delta Air Lines, Gilead, Ketel One Family-Made Vodka, and Wells Fargo at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles on Thursday night.  At the event, celebrities sported blue …

Jake Biondi on BOYSTOWN Season 8

Jake Biondi on BOYSTOWN Season 8

by MK Scott BOYSTOWN series author Jake Biondi recently released the highly-anticipated eighth book of his BOYSTOWN series. ‘The eighth book is a very special one, so a Valentine’s Day release date seemed appropriate,’ Biondi told fans of his BOYSTOWN book series. ‘Because of the success of the series, fans …

Governor Jay Inslee signs legislation protecting LGBTQ youth in Washington state from dangerous ‘conversion therapy’

Governor Jay Inslee signs legislation protecting LGBTQ youth in Washington state from dangerous ‘conversion therapy’

by MK Scott On Wednesday, March 28, with HRC President Chad Griffin in attendance, Washington state Governor Jay Inslee signed into law SB 5722 – legislation protecting LGBTQ youth in Washington state from the dangerous and debunked practice of so-called ‘conversion therapy.’ With Governor Inslee’s signature, Washington joins the growing …

Randy Rainbow on fame, and joining the Seattle Men’s and Women’s Choruses for ‘Not In Our Town’ on April 7 and 8

Randy Rainbow on fame, and joining the Seattle Men’s and Women’s Choruses for ‘Not In Our Town’ on April 7 and 8

by MK Scott I was first seduced by Randy Rainbow’s humor about seven years ago when Rainbow was shooting and posting his short videos on YouTube. These videos featured outrageous edited phone conversations with such notables like Mel Gibson, Lindsey Lohan, Diane Sawyer and more. Lately, Rainbow has been making …

There’s a new Sheriff in town: Mitzi Johanknecht on developing vibrant communities for the future

There’s a new Sheriff in town: Mitzi Johanknecht on developing vibrant communities for the future

by Sarah Toce Newly-elected King County Sheriff Mitzi Johanknecht self-professes she’s never had a calendar as full as the one she’s currently operating. ‘My schedule is really interesting now,’ she tells me as we sit in her office at the King County Courthouse building just north of Pioneer Square. ‘I’ve …

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan:  ‘We will do what we have to do to protect the people in Seattle’

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan: ‘We will do what we have to do to protect the people in Seattle’

by Sarah Toce Former U.S. Attorney Jenny A. Durkan has made history as Seattle’s first lesbian mayor and only the second woman in history to hold the office. Running on a platform of free college tuition for Seattle public high school graduates, criminal justice reform, affordable housing, and protection of …