{ICYMI} Nayyef Hrebid and Btoo Allami Found Love During the Iraq War and Built New Lives in Seattle

{ICYMI} Nayyef Hrebid and Btoo Allami Found Love During the Iraq War and Built New Lives in Seattle

Share this…Facebook176TwitterLinkedinGoogle+0Reddit0emailBy Richard L. Tso It was an unexpected place to find love. In 2004, Nayyef Hrebid found himself in an extremely dangerous situation as an Iraqi translator working for the U.S Marines. As the conflict was reaching new heights, many people in the warzone grew distrustful of those who …

{ICYMI} How Marrying a Trans Man Changed my Life

{ICYMI} How Marrying a Trans Man Changed my Life

Share this…Facebook41TwitterLinkedinGoogle+0Reddit0emailBy Dawn Celeste McGregor Being with a transgender man has changed me in some important ways. First of all, I now love Brussels sprouts. I crave them…better call the conversion therapist, or conversion nutritionist, you know, one or the other…’cause obviously there’s been some damage done here. Being with …

{ICYMI} How Marrying a Bisexual Hippy Mystic Changed My Life

{ICYMI} How Marrying a Bisexual Hippy Mystic Changed My Life

Share this…Facebook12TwitterLinkedinGoogle+0Reddit0emailBy Mac McGregor Before I married a bisexual hippy mystic, I would have never been caught in tie-dye. Now I own a couple of tie-dye shirts and a pair of boxers. Who would have ever thought it could be so? Better call the fashion police. This hippy bisexual spiritual …

{ICYMI} After 40 years, Olivia Newton-John still ‘hopelessly devoted’!

{ICYMI} After 40 years, Olivia Newton-John still ‘hopelessly devoted’!

Share this…Facebook2TwitterLinkedinGoogle+0Reddit0emailby MK Scott Olivia Newton-John has been busy in the last few years with her Vegas Residency at the Flamingo, three albums and a new one on the way, and in her free time she devotes the proceeds and countless hours to her Cancer Wellness charities. On Aug 15th,  …

{ICYMI} Salim ‘Slam’ Gauwloos on Madonna, in honor of her 60th Birthday

{ICYMI} Salim ‘Slam’ Gauwloos on Madonna, in honor of her 60th Birthday

Share this…Facebook1TwitterLinkedinGoogle+0Reddit0emailPublished in Seattle Gay News on March 31, 2017 by MK Scott One of the most memorable of the ‘Strike a Pose’  dancers is the gorgeous Salim ‘Slam’ Gauwloos. Born in a small Flemish town by Belgian-Moroccan parents, ‘Slam’ made an impression in Truth or Dare by kissing fellow …

{ICMYI} Going above and Beyond: an interview with Andy Bell of Erasure

{ICMYI} Going above and Beyond: an interview with Andy Bell of Erasure

Share this…Facebook42TwitterLinkedinGoogle+0Reddit0email By Gregg Shapiro It’s been 30 years since the release of Erasure’s third album The Innocents, the disc that aided the duo of gay vocalist Andy Bell and synthesizer mastermind Vince Clarks (formerly of Depeche Mode and Yazoo) into crossing over into mainstream success with songs such as …

{ICYMI} Village Theatre’s Frank Stilwagner on Fundraising and Development

{ICYMI} Village Theatre’s Frank Stilwagner on Fundraising and Development

Share this…Facebook3TwitterLinkedinGoogle+0Reddit0emailby Aaron Shanks Frank Stilwagner is the Director of Development at Village Theatre in Issaquah and Everett and Co-Chair of Fundraising for the Arts Task Force. Like many professionals who find themselves working in arts administration, Stilwagner began with a passion for performing. “I started performing in Theatre and …

{ICYMI} Adam Rippon Skates His Way into America’s Heart

{ICYMI} Adam Rippon Skates His Way into America’s Heart

Share this…Facebook3TwitterLinkedinGoogle+0Reddit0emailBy Joey Amato Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon has certainly not slowed down since winning a bronze medal at this year’s Olympic Games in Pyeongchang. The outgoing and hilarious Rippon is currently on a nationwide Stars on Ice tour and is about to participate in the next season of …

{ICYMI} Melissa Etheridge: ‘Making An Impact’ 25 Years Later

{ICYMI} Melissa Etheridge: ‘Making An Impact’ 25 Years Later

Share this…Facebook45TwitterLinkedinGoogle+0Reddit0emailBy MK Scott It is hard to believe that it has been over 25 years since Melissa Etheridge first made it big with her Grammy-winning album, Yes I am. Who could forget such hits as “I’m the Only One” and “Come to My Window.” Etheridge is back in the …