Excluding blue from the rainbow: Will Seattle Pride ban cops?

Excluding blue from the rainbow: Will Seattle Pride ban cops?

One year ago this week, George Floyd was murdered by Officer Derick Chauvin as Minneapolis police officers looked on, passively. Floyd's death sparked outrage throughout the nation, and in the following weeks, Black and Indigenous people and people of col

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Calling on Cal: The past, present, and future of Cal Anderson Park

Calling on Cal: The past, present, and future of Cal Anderson Park

A breeze whisps through new leaves on trees as young Seattleites clink their IPAs, greeting the end of the day's work. The setting is May 2021 in Cal Anderson Park, a beautifully landscaped hub for recreation and socialization on Capitol Hill.

Protesters clash outside law enforcement appreciation dinner in Bellevue

Protesters clash outside law enforcement appreciation dinner in Bellevue

e Hyatt Regency Bellevue was the site of protests on Monday as the LGBTQIA community and their allies joined forces with groups opposed to police brutality outside the hotel. Franklin Graham of the Billy Graham Evangelical Association and longtime foe of

Gov. Inslee places two-week pause on phase reopenings across WA

Gov. Inslee places two-week pause on phase reopenings across WA

On May 4, 2021, Gov. Jay Inslee provided an update surrounding the coronavirus pandemic in Washington state. Although there was talk of a potential Phase 2 rollback in King County, Inslee announced that for the following two weeks, each county's current p

Faculty, staff, students, and alumni eagerly await SPU board response

Faculty, staff, students, and alumni eagerly await SPU board response

On Friday, April 23, Seattle Pacific University students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members gathered to protest in response to the SPU Board of Trustees' decision to uphold the hiring policy that excludes LGBTQ+ individuals from becoming full-

Immersive "Imagine Van Gogh" exhibit coming to Tacoma

Immersive "Imagine Van Gogh" exhibit coming to Tacoma

Tickets for the Tacoma stint of the highly anticipated "Imagine Van Gogh," an immersive experience of the works of Van Gogh, are now on sale. The event, which brings to life more than 200 of the Dutch artist's paintings, will make its West Coast debut at

Inslee expands vaccine eligibility ahead of COVID's fourth surge

Inslee expands vaccine eligibility ahead of COVID's fourth surge

On Wednesday, March 31, Gov. Jay Inslee announced that all Washington residents aged 16 and older will be eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine beginning on April 15. This announcement came as an effort to stem a recent surge in statewide cases.

Roll for survival: D&D, an inclusive coping mechanism in quarantine

Roll for survival: D&D, an inclusive coping mechanism in quarantine

"I have this pet theory, which is that found family is inherently queer," says podcaster and performer Monica Domena as she looks out at me from a Zoom call screen. We're discussing the intersection between the LGBTQ+ community and the Dungeons & Dragons

Triangle Recreation Camp looks ahead to the upcoming season

Triangle Recreation Camp looks ahead to the upcoming season

Through the thick and thin of the coronavirus pandemic, Triangle Recreation Camp, "the Northwest's premier recreational campground that is Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer owned and operated" has continued to safely serve the community at a

Why Super Bowl LV's Dexcom G6 ad has lost its grip with reality

Why Super Bowl LV's Dexcom G6 ad has lost its grip with reality

As a Type 1 diabetic of twenty years, I can say that I have experienced it all. From the disabling low blood sugar episodes that make me feel like I am about to slip into unconsciousness, to the stubborn highs that leave me groggy and irritable for days t

New Girl Scout troop reaches out to LGBTQ community

New Girl Scout troop reaches out to LGBTQ community

TACOMA - Jennifer Kopf is a lifelong Girl Scout. She began as a Brownie in second grade and continued on to become a Cadette in eighth grade. Three years ago, she became a volunteer.

Jesse's Journal: My ethnic self

Jesse's Journal: My ethnic self

"You don't look Latin," people sometimes say to me when they learn about my background. "What does a Latin look like?," I reply, knowing full well what their answer might be. The fact is, to many Americans, Latinx people are mestizos with dark skins and c

House passes $1.9 trillion dollar relief bill, which now faces scrutiny in the Senate

House passes $1.9 trillion dollar relief bill, which now faces scrutiny in the Senate

The House passed the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act on Saturday, aimed at providing relief from the coronavirus pandemic's impact.