Pauli Murray, inspiring progress

Pauli Murray, inspiring progress

Diversity and inclusion are two of society's most important tools for progress. The infinite personality variations created by biology, education, and upbringing create steady sources of innovative ideas.

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Rain City Rock Camp changes program name to include all genders

Rain City Rock Camp changes program name to include all genders

Rain City Rock Camp has formally changed the names of one its programs to be more inclusive of participants that identify beyond the gender binary.

Black trans service members welcome chance to again serve openly

Black trans service members welcome chance to again serve openly

Transgender US Navy Corpsman Akira Wyatt rises at 6 a.m. at Camp Pendleton each day to see sailors and marines for sick calls, and today she does so a little easier.

"Am I a Thembo?" and Other 2020 Questions

"Am I a Thembo?" and Other 2020 Questions

I, like many Americans, unexpectedly found myself with a lot of extra time on my hands last year. Between the sweet summer paranoia of whether or not I'd be snatched up again by the SPD for political dissidence; the constant, creeping anxiety of finding w

2020: A year in review for Seattle's LGBTQIA+ community

2020: A year in review for Seattle's LGBTQIA+ community

2020. I'm eager to turn the page not because I believe all the hype that 2021 will make everything better for my community or myself, but because with the new year comes new hope.

Astro's keynote speech at Transgender Day of Remembrance commemoration in Seattle Nov. 20

Astro's keynote speech at Transgender Day of Remembrance commemoration in Seattle Nov. 20

My name is Astro, and I use they/them pronouns. I am a Queer man-of-color, a social worker, a community organizer, a journalist, a student, a sex-worker advocate and a trans rights activist.

Family makes a pitch for inclusion in Eastside soccer league: #LetBobbyPlay

Family makes a pitch for inclusion in Eastside soccer league: #LetBobbyPlay

Bobby Jones is like any other 13-year-old boy in his Kirkland, WA community. He enjoys hanging out with friends, making art - especially drawing - and gushes about animals. He is fascinated by all of earth's remarkable creature.

{ICYMI} The Unique Mental Health Challenges Faced by Trans and Non-binary Individuals

By Elliot WilliamsIn recent years, the number of people who identify as transgender and non-binary has grown significantly.