Michael Strangeways


Bio: As the Editorial Director, Michael Strangeways writes, edits and does about a million other jobs for Seattle Gay Scene, the Emerald City's most visited LGBTQ website. A semi-proud Midwesterner by birth, he's lived in Seattle since 2000. He's also a film producer who would like you to spend money on viewing the Jinkx Monsoon documentary, "Drag Becomes Him" now making its way around the world via film festivals and illegal downloading. In his spare time, he gets slightly obsessive about his love for old movies, "otters", 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, vintage erotica, kitties, chicken fried steak and David Bowie. But, not necessarily in that order.

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Photo: Adam McRoberts for SGS

Emerald City Black Pride Events Celebrate Seattle’s Queer POC

July 26, 2016 • Seattle has ONE more Pride festival to take care of this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, July...


King County Library Redmond To Host Forum On Orlando Pulse

July 21, 2016 • As part of the King County Library System’s program...


AbFab: The Movie Sneaks Into The Uptown Tonight

July 21, 2016 • Fox Searchlight had a screening last night (Wednesday) and it...

Bronco (Jonathan Betchtel) is willing to get "Buck Naked" for the new Buckaroos show at The Triple Door.... WHAT A TROUPER!!!!

The Buckaroos Get….”Buck Naked”

July 20, 2016 • Or, do they? Probably not…Seattle/Washington has such STUPID laws about nude performers....


Still Feelin’ Pride-y? Kitsap Pride Is This Weekend…And, They’re Turning 20!!

July 12, 2016 • In case you’re still feeling the need to express your LGBTQ...


Miss Patti LaBelle Has A New Attitude About Seattle…PLUS, An Amusing Anecdote!!

July 11, 2016 • We LOVES Miss Patti LaBelle! “The Godmother of Soul” or the original “Lady...


Purple Crush’s Banjee Ball Will Be Highlight of The Mix/Tacoma Pride’s Block Party

July 8, 2016 • The SGS Street Meat Team is heading down to Tacoma on Saturday for Tacoma Pride...

Playwright Robert O'Hara is a faculty member for Lambda Literary’s Writers Retreat for Emerging LGBTQ Voices  in Los Angeles from July 24 to 31, 2016.

Amazon Awards $30,000 Grant to Lambda Literary’s Writers Retreat

July 8, 2016 • Our hometown corporate giant, and more specifically, its Amazon...


Washington DOESN’T Discriminate As I-1515 Fails To Make November Ballot

July 8, 2016 • The transphobic proposed Washington State Initiative 1515 failed to acquire the required...



Stopping Police Violence Against People of Color

July 7, 2016 • Two shocking murders of black men by police officers within the last couple of days (in...

Seattle's film making community hope to turn Magnuson Park's "Building 2" into a film studio. Photo: Seattle Parks & Recreation

Help Seattle Create A Movie Studio At Magnuson Park

July 6, 2016 • OK, here’s a project near and dear to my heart. I went to a...


Need More Pride? Tacoma Celebrates This Weekend With BIG Events

July 5, 2016 • I don’t know about you all, but I’ve been suffering from...

The cast of "The Real World Seattle 2" celebrate their destructive reign of terror.

Real World Seattle Cast Go On Killing Spree

July 4, 2016 • Hours after arriving in Seattle for the filming of the second installment of MTV’s...

Brian DePalma's "Carrie" his film version of the Stephen King novel, turns 40 this year...Shout Factory has a remastered new home edition coming out in October.

“Scary Carrie” Turns 40 With A Brand New Home Release

July 2, 2016 • “Plug it up” “They’re all gonna laugh at...


EMP’s World of WearableArt Opens This Weekend

July 1, 2016 • There’s a huge party tonight, Friday, July 1, 2016 at EMP for...

The cast of Kitten 'n' Lou's CAMPTACULAR live at The Triple Door in Seattle, July 1-3, 2016. Photo:  JiJi Lee Photography

Kitten ‘n’ Lou Get “Camptacular” At The Triple Door

June 30, 2016 • Apparently, Seattle’s adorable sweethearts (onstage and off) Kitten...

Seattle's Lambert House has been helping LGBTQ youth for 25 years. They need $500k to keep their home.

Lambert House Needs Your Help To Stay Open On Capitol Hill…And, $500k

June 28, 2016 • Last week, Michael Volz was the victim of a transphobic hate crime as...


Yearning To Have Children? LGBTQ Family Planning Clinic Can Help

June 27, 2016 • Are you gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered? Single or coupled? Wanting to...



June 26, 2016 • It’s a GORGEOUS Day this Sunday, June 26, 2016 as Seattle celebrates LGBTQ Pride all...


Pride Sunday: Parade // PrideFest // Cuff Street Party // MORE!!!

June 25, 2016 • There’s a few other options but for most of Gay Seattle...

Seattle Dyke March 2014
Photo: Urban Focus for SGS

Pride Saturday Options ARE…..

June 24, 2016 • Exhaustion. Oh, wait…that has to hold off until Monday! My bad....

Seattle's Michael Volz was the victim of a transphobic hate crime late Wednesday night on Capitol Hill.  Photo Courtesty Gender Justice League

Gender Justice League Schedules Press Conference On Michael Volz Attack

June 24, 2016 • Gender Justice League’s Danni Askini announced today that a 4 pm press...