SAG-AFTRA mourns the passing of Screen Actors Guild founding member Olivia de Havilland

SAG-AFTRA mourns the passing of Screen Actors Guild founding member Olivia de Havilland

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailLOS ANGELES – Former Screen Actors Guild founding member Olivia de Havilland, whose legal action against studio overreach set a precedent that echoes to this day, has died at age 104. Courageous and confident from a young age, by the time she was 19, de Havilland was a movie …

Rep. Smith statement on the passing of John Lewis

Rep. Smith statement on the passing of John Lewis

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailWASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Adam Smith (D-Wash.) released the following statement on the passing of Rep. John Lewis: “America mourns the loss of Rep. John Lewis, a civil rights icon whose moral compass and courage have not wavered, from Selma to the halls of Congress. “As America reaches another …

HRC remembers civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis

HRC remembers civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailWASHINGTON, DC – Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, responded to the tragic news that US Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) has passed away at the age of 80. “Rep. John Lewis is a hero and civil …

Seattle Gay News has launched GoFundMe campaign

Seattle Gay News has launched GoFundMe campaign

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailSeattle Gay News recently launched a GoFundMe campaign to help cover operating expenses impacted by COVID-19 and the subsequent loss of considerable advertising revenue. Seattle Gay News and Angela Cragin are organizing this fundraiser. Seattle Gay News Needs Your Support Now! As the third oldest LGBTQ+ publication in the …

Tributes and eulogies for R. George Bakan (via Facebook)

Tributes and eulogies for R. George Bakan (via Facebook)

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailRest in Power, brother. I only knew you via Facebook, but you had a tremendous influence on me. – Abe Campbell   I’m heartbroken to hear of the passing of my friend and sparring partner, George Bakan. An icon in Seattle Queer history, he sued to keep me on …

George Bakan: Rescuer of lost souls

George Bakan: Rescuer of lost souls

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailby Michael McNamara George Bakan and I met at Spag’s. Guess I caught his eye straddling the pool table to make a shot. I did have a fine ass back in the day. He chatted me up, we flirted a bit, and he took me to his Capitol Hill …

Remembering George Bakan

Remembering George Bakan

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailby Gaysha Starr Olympia 29 The Empress of Good Fortune & the First Asian Pacific Islander Empress of Seattle 1999-2000 How symbolic for me to pay my respects to George Bakan, the publisher of Seattle Gay News, on the 93rd birthday of my father, Primo Matencio and the day …

Larry Kramer – An appreciation

Larry Kramer – An appreciation

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailby Phil Bereano Larry Kramer is dead. The news came not unexpectedly, given his ill-health, but still with shocking force. Who will hound the Establishment now when the need is again great? Who will rally the people, even if he (or she) is so extreme that allies are alienated …

Civil rights leader and Seattle Gay News publisher George Bakan dies

Civil rights leader and Seattle Gay News publisher George Bakan dies

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailby Sarah Toce – The Seattle Lesbian Civil rights leader and Seattle Gay News (SGN) publisher George Bakan was found dead at his desk on Sunday evening, June 7, 2020. He was 78 years old. A pioneer in the LGBTQ+, HIV and AIDS communities, Bakan was beloved by many …

Tribute to Avia Moliga

Tribute to Avia Moliga

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailby Valerie Devoux – UTOPIA Seattle Avia Moliga is my best friend of 11 years. We met by happenstance through a mutual friend named Illyana in the summer of 2009 in a time just before social media exploded into every facet of our everyday life. I was living in …