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Michael Strangeways

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Bio: As the Editorial Director, Michael Strangeways writes, edits and does about a million other jobs for Seattle Gay Scene. A semi-proud Midwesterner by birth, with the waist line to prove it, he's lived in Seattle since 2000. In his spare time, he gets slightly obsessive about his love for old movies, the novels of Angela Thirkell, "otters", RuPaul's Drag Race, vodka, chocolate, "I,Claudius", Lizzie Borden, Natural disasters, show tunes, Weimar era Germany, flea markets, pop surrealistic art, the sex lives of Hollywood actors both living and dead, the films of Joe Gage, kitties, chicken fried steak and David Bowie. But, not necessarily in that order.

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Now that gay puppets can wed in ALL 50 states, it's a great day to be gay in Seattle. Happy Pride !

Happy Seattle Pride Day 2015!!!

June 28, 2015 • We’re going to keep this post short and sweet…’cause we got Pridey stuff to...

EagleBBQ

Randy Henson’s Brief History of The Seattle Eagle: Daring To Be Different For...

June 27, 2015 • When Lavender Underground event producer Kirk Calvo told me he had managed to...

Photo: Alex Garland for SGS

Saturday Pride In Seattle Includes PrideFest @ Cal Anderson, Plus Wildrose/Purr Block Parties

June 27, 2015 • It’s Saturday the day after the ultimate victory for Marriage...

The White House bathed in rainbow colored lighting for LGBTQ Pride and Marriage Equality.

President Obama Orders White House To Be “Rainbow’d” To Honor Pride & Marriage...

June 26, 2015 • President Obama had the White House covered with rainbow hued lighting tonight to honor LGBTQ...

"Are You There God? It's Me, Karen Carpenter" is a campy charmer at Hugo House.

Friday Options With A Bit Less Booze/Sex: PrideFest Films, GLSEN, The Deliciously Campy...

June 26, 2015 • Not really a night life person? Not really a drinker? Not really looking to get...

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Marriage Equality Victory Rally Downtown

June 26, 2015 • The Mayor’s office has just announced there will be a victory celebration...

Latina Trans Activist BAMBI SALCEDA is the keynote speaker at this year's Seattle TransPride event in Cal Anderson Park.

TransPride Seattle All Set To Transform Cal Anderson Park

June 26, 2015 • The Gender Justice League is all set to present the second largest...

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Dirty Fun Pride Options For Friday: Gay As Fuck, Bearracuda, Dickslap, White Party,...

June 26, 2015 • Looking for some zexy, naughty, late night fun for Seattle Pride...

SissyPoster

Thursday Options: “Sissy” That Walk at Re-bar…Bianca Del Rio…Ginger Minj…Stiffed…Rock Lobster…Vicky Vox!

June 25, 2015 • BIG Fun Options for Thursday, June 25 of Seattle’s Pride Week. Since the...

The Boulet Brothers and Amanda LePore all star at PrideFest this year!!

The Boulet Brothers Set To Conquer Seattle At PrideFest…And, Beyond!

June 25, 2015 • The Boulet Brothers have become Superstar event producers and hosts over the course of many...

Jackie Beat to step in for Chi Chi LaRue as an announcer at Seattle Pride's Parade this Sunday, June 28, 2015.

Breaking: Chi Chi LaRue Out As Pride Parade Host; Replaced By Jackie Beat!

June 25, 2015 • Sadly, due to illness, acclaimed gay personalty CHI CHI LARUE has had to be replaced as host...

Jinkx Monsoon and Major Scales star in Jinkx Monsoon & Major Scales: Unwrapped at Seattle Rep this Nov/Dec 2015.
(© J. Casertano)

Seattle Rep Announces Return of Jinkx Monsoon & Major Scales For The Holidays

June 23, 2015 • It’s a very special treat for the HoliGays. The Seattle Repertory Theatre just announced...

Make a Rainbow Connection at Pike & Broadway as Rainbow Crosswalks are unveiled this Tuesday, June 23, 2015! 
Photo: SoSea Rainbow Crosswalk Project

Seattle’s Big Gay Mayor To Unveil Big Gay Crosswalk

June 22, 2015 • How odd. We signed up to receive press releases from the Mayor’s Office several weeks...

Mario Diaz, Jackie Beat, and L.A. Kendall backstage at PrideFest DJ Stage 2014. YOU can join the fun this year with a PrideFest Backstage VIP Pass!!! 
Photo: Michael McAfoose/Urban Focus Photography for SGS

New For 2015 PrideFest: VIP Backstage Passes!

June 22, 2015 • EVERY year for Seattle PrideFest you can find my carcass backstage at the DJ...

Art: Devon Yan/ Devon Yan Berrong is DEVONATION

Reminder: Pride Asia Takes Over Hing Hay Park In The I.D. On Saturday

June 19, 2015 • For LGBTQA community members who also belong to Asian and South Pacific...

Sylvia is presenting a pagenat of gay drag "herstory" this month/weekend at BACON STRIP!
Photo: Chris Schanz

So. Much. To. Do….Bacon Strip’s Pride Pageant! A Midsummer Night’s Fantasy! Pride...

June 19, 2015 • Oh, my Goddess….it’s starting already. The next 10 Days...

Seattle PrideFest 2012

Photos by Ryan Georgi www.PoseWith.us for Seattle Gay Scene

PrideFest Announces Schedules For Sunday Pride Stages At Seattle Center

June 16, 2015 • Trying to plan out your Seattle LGBTQ Pride schedule for the Big Day itself, Sunday, June 28,...

Bigots and Bashers aren't welcome in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood. Photo: Doug McLaughlin

Hundreds Marched Saturday To Protest Anti-Queer Violence On Capitol Hill

June 15, 2015 • Hundreds of concerned LGBTQ Seattlites and their allies took to the streets of...

Plenty of fun opps to grab pamphlets at sponsor booths at this year's Seattle Pride Picnic, where the fun almost never stopped! Photo: Adam McRoberts/SGS

Dozens Gather At Volunteer Park For Annual Pride Picnic

June 15, 2015 • Several dozen LGBTQA families gathered at Capitol Hill’s Volunteer Park...

CapHillMarchJune132015

After Latest Anti-Queer Attack, Capitol Hill Gets Mad As Hell & Marches Against...

June 13, 2015 • The anger and fear are palpable as LGBTQ Seattlites and allies...

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Bette Davis Weeper “Now, Voyager” Highlights 2nd Week of “Queer Vision: 20/20″

June 11, 2015 • “Oh, Jerry, don’t let’s ask for the moon. We have the...

gender blender article

#GenderBlender Loses Ginger Minj / Neumos / Thursday; Gains Adore / Neighbours /...

June 10, 2015 • Things have gone awry for this year’s annual “Gender...

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Seattle PrideFest Gets Arty With Queer Art Walk This Thursday

June 9, 2015 •   Many of us would like to see Seattle’s celebration of LGBTQ Pride...

Jennifer Hudson's new Marriage Equality song and video are ADORBS! (note: Manila Luzon in back...)

JHud, W Hotels & HRC Team Up For A Sexy/Sweet Marriage Equality Video...

June 6, 2015 • Oh, this sucka has EVERYTHING! Adorably sexy inter-racial same sex...

DevonPosterSGS

Sissy Boys & Hot Canadians: The New King Of Seattle Nightlife, Kirk Calvo...

June 5, 2015 • Some were skeptical a little over a year ago when club kid/go go boy Kirk Calvo...

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Guns, Gays & PrideFest: An Expression of Freedom Or A Recipe For Disaster?

June 4, 2015 • “Liberty With Pride” an LGBTQ Open Carry Walk At PrideFest Sparks Discussion Over...

The top 3 for Season 7 of RuPaul's Drag Race: Pearl, Ginger Minj and Violet. Photo: Urban Focus Studios

Some Lovely Photos From RPDR’s Season 7 Finale (Go #TeamGinger!!!)

June 1, 2015 • Urban Focus Studios/Photography was lucky enough to get invited to attend the...