{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…Facebook175TwitterLinkedinGoogle+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 …

Race Relations Within The LGBTQ Community Take Center Stage in ‘The Breeding’

Race Relations Within The LGBTQ Community Take Center Stage in ‘The Breeding’

Share this…Facebook5TwitterLinkedinGoogle+0Reddit0emailBy Max Jimenez Novo Novus, an award winning multimedia company focused on producing content that highlights ethnic minorities within the LGBTQ community, aims to fuel an overdue dialogue on race relations in today’s LGBTQ community with their new film, The Breeding. The story centers round Thomas (Marcus Bellamy), a …

Cyndi Lauper on Trump, #MeToo and opening for Rod Stewart on Saturday, Sept. 1st in Auburn

Cyndi Lauper on Trump, #MeToo and opening for Rod Stewart on Saturday, Sept. 1st in Auburn

Share this…Facebook2TwitterLinkedinGoogle+0Reddit0emailby MK Scott Cyndi Lauper is still a legend after 35 years since her breakthrough album, She so Unusual. I last communicated with her four years ago, while she was on tour with Cher’s Dressed to Kill Tour. Now Lauper, 65 (yes, really) is teaming up with Rod Stewart …

Steven Sawyer, Executive Director for POCAAN, talks about Past, Present and Future

Steven Sawyer, Executive Director for POCAAN, talks about Past, Present and Future

Share this…Facebook1TwitterLinkedinGoogle+0Reddit0emailby MK Scott I had a chance to chat with Steven Sawyer, POCAAN’s Executive Director, about his plans for the future. MK: Since taking over as Executive Director of POCAAN in March 2017, what have been the highlights? Sawyer: Oh wow, that’s a hard question to answer. My team …

{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 …

Singer/Songwriter, Lakin on Pride and who Inspires her

Singer/Songwriter, Lakin on Pride and who Inspires her

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinGoogle+0Reddit0emailBy MK Scott Saturday, July 21st will mark the 4th Annual Alki Beach PRIDE with the years theme, COME OUT and Float at the Beach. From 11a to 6pm, join performers and FREE food and hang out at the beach. Hosted by Thadayus with music by DJ Ms Cruz …