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Michael Strangeways

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Bio: As the Editorial Director/Co-Owner, Michael Strangeways writes, edits and does about a million other jobs for Seattle Gay Scene, Puget Sound's most visited LGBTQ news, arts and entertainment website now celebrating its 10th year as a media outlet. A semi-proud Midwesterner by birth, he's lived in Seattle since 2000. He's also a film producer who would like you to check out the Jinkx Monsoon documentary, "Drag Becomes Him" now available on Amazon.com. In his spare time, he gets slightly obsessive about his love for old movies, challenging theater, "otters", vodka, chocolate, "I,Claudius", Lizzie Borden, real books made out of paper, disaster films, show tunes, Weimar era Germany, flea markets, pop surrealistic art, the sex lives of Hollywood actors both living and dead, kitties, chicken fried steak, haute couture and David Bowie. But, not necessarily in that order.

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Vermillion Art Gallery/Lounge Turns 10 With Big Party This Friday!

May 30, 2018 • Vermillion Gallery & Lounge, 1508 11th Avenue (just off of Pike)...

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Seattle Men’s Chorus Celebrates 5 Decades Of British Rock With June Pride Show

May 29, 2018 • All your favorite UK artists will be represented next month when Seattle Men’s Chorus...

"My Big Gay Italian Wedding" screens June 4th and 5th at SIFF

SIFF 2018 LGBTQ Film Spotlight: MORE Amazing Queer Films To See This Week!

May 29, 2018 • LGBTQ History SIFF is committed to presenting all facets of the LGBTQ experience. This...

Seattle to add 5 new colors to their official city Pride Flag for 2018. Photo: Seattle LGBTQ Commission

Seattle Gets Five New Colors Added To Pride Flag For 2018

May 25, 2018 •   In partnership with SEqual Seattle who helped fund it, the Seattle LGBTQ Commission has...

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LGBTQ SIFF Spotlight: “The Miseducation of Cameron Post” and “We The Animals”

May 25, 2018 • Here’s two big LGBTQ films to check out Memorial Day Weekend at...

Anasofia Gallegos and Tony Magaña Jr in WELCOME TO ARROYOS at Theater Schmeater through June 2, 2018

Theater Ketchup: “Shakespeare (‘s Dad) in Love” and A Charming Visit to “Arroyo’s”

May 24, 2018 • You either adore the 1998 romantic comedy/drama SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE…or,...

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During Upstream, Nordo Offers Up “Torrey Pines”, “Femme Fatale” and MORE!

May 24, 2018 • The 2nd annual UPSTREAM MUSIC FESTIVAL is just around the corner and...

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Canada | 2017 | 8 minutes | Matthew Rankin
An inventor explores his wild imagination while considering innovative new concepts.

SIFF 2018 Spotlight: Shorts Weekend Kicks Off Thursday; LGBTQ Shorts On Sunday

May 24, 2018 • The Seattle International Film Festival’s VERY popular Shorts Weekend...

Claire Danes and out gay actor Jim Parsons star in an emotional and nuanced look at modern parenting as a married couple whose precocious, creative four-year-old begins to exhibit gender-expansive behavior. Directed by Silas Howard ("Transparent") and with an impressive supporting cast that includes Octavia Spencer and Ann Dowd. The film screens May 26 and 27, 2018 at Pacific Place, downtown Seattle.

SIFF 2018 Spotlight: Queer Films With Happier Endings

May 23, 2018 • Here’s a cute daily spotlight from the 44th annual Seattle International Film festival...

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Betty Who Announces new EP: BETTY PT. 1

May 23, 2018 •   BETTY WHO ANNOUNCES NEW EP   BETTY PT. 1   AVAILABLE...

Seattle suburb BURIEN adds to their annual LGBTQ Pride events the weekend of June 1 and 2, 2018.

Burien Pride Adds Friday Night Events on June 1st In Addition To June...

May 23, 2018 • For the VERY many LGBTQ folks living out in the Burien area, their...

Seattle LGBTQ community member S.J. Brooks died Saturday, May 19, 2019 from wounds received in a rare cougar attack.

Cascades Cougar Attack Claims Life Of Community Member

May 22, 2018 • A rare but deadly cougar attack has taken the life of a member of...

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SIFF Spotlight: Films Exploring The Power of Social Media

May 22, 2018 • Film is apparently keeping up with our changing world because the 44th annual Seattle...

ACT UP protests will be one part of the AIDS Crisis to be remembered with the AIDS Memorial Pathway

Artists Wanted To Help Design Cal Anderson Park’s AIDS Memorial Pathway

May 21, 2018 • Work on actual planning for the AIDS Memorial Pathway is well underway with an impending...

The evil Tyrone (acted/designed by Ben Burris) stars in the "evil Christian puppet play" HAND TO GOD at Seattle Public Theatre May 11 to June 3, 2018. Photography by John Ulman.

Theatre Ketchup: Evil Puppets Take Over Seattle Stages

May 18, 2018 • Secret Fun Fact: I j’adore puppets. Well…certain kinds of puppets....

"Five Lesbians Eating A Quiche" produced by Fantastic.Z Theatre Company. Photo: Alex Garland

Fantastic Z’s “Five Lesbians Eating A Quiche” Opens In Ballard

May 18, 2018 • It opens tonight!!!! Lesbians! Eating! Quiche! Fantastic Z. Theatre,...

Oliver Jackson-Cohen, our future pretend ex-husband and James McArdle, our other future pretend ex-husband, star in the BBC/PBS Masterpiece drama "Man in Orange Shirt" this June.

BBC/Masterpiece PBS Set To Release Steamy Gay Drama, “Man in the Orange Shirt”

May 17, 2018 •   Sometimes we get VERY exciting press releases….like this one about the DVD/home...

Former Seattlite/gay adult performer JIMMY DURANO is recovering from a serious head injury after an accident. Photo via Instagram

Former Seattleite Jimmy Durano Needs Our Help

May 17, 2018 • Many of our readers might know him as “Julio” but to his legions of fans, gay...

The film, "The Bookshop" will open the 44th annual Seattle International Film Festival on Thursday, May 17, 2018

44th SIFF Opens Thursday With “The Bookshop”

May 16, 2018 • The 44th Seattle International Film Festival officially kicks off...

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There’s A New Hurricane A’Comin’….”Hurricane Bianca 2″ Opens Thursday At NWFF

May 16, 2018 • Seattle is one of the few cities to get a week long run of beloved...

The Sensible Theatre Debutante Ball is Monday, May 21st at Fred Wildlife!
Photo Credit - Ryan Russell!

It’s Time To Be A DEBUTANTE For Sensible Theatre Company

May 16, 2018 • Sooooooo, Sensible Theatre Company is Seattle’s newest queer theater company and...

Winners of Translations Film Festival 2018:

Three Dollar Bill Announces Translations Film Festival Winners

May 15, 2018 •   Three Dollar Bill Cinema wrapped up production of their 13th Translation Film Festival,...

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Art We Can Get Behind: “The Male Gaze” At Gallery 1/1

May 15, 2018 • Gallery 1/1, the “unique photographic gallery” in Ballard, is opening a new show...

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“Take Us To A Nice Buffet!!!” National Honor Our LGBT Elders Day...

May 15, 2018 •   Apparently, Wednesday, May 16th is “National Honor Our LGBT Elders...

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Last Call To Be IN The 2018 Seattle Pride Parade!

May 15, 2018 • Tick Tock Clarice!!!! If you want your group/company to be marching...

The 2018 documentary "Shakedown" examines the world of lesbian women of color working as strippers/exotic dancers in underground LA club. It screens at SIFF May 18 & 19, 2018.

“Shakedown” Explores The World Of LA Lesbian Exotic Dancers

May 15, 2018 •   “SHAKEDOWN IS EXPLICIT AND ILLEGAL IN NATURE THE CLUB...

Jinkx Monsoon and Peaches Christ to turn drag parody show "Return to Grey Gardens' into new horror film, "Slay Gardens" in 2019

Peaches Christ Announces New Film At DragCon…To Co-Star Jinkx Monsoon

May 14, 2018 • Lots of big juicy news released at this past weekend’s RuPaul’s DragCon event in...

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“Bloom”, Troye Sivan’s New Single

May 14, 2018 •     View Animated Lyric Video HERE   “If artists are thinking of...

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Final Chance To Enjoy Translations 2018

May 12, 2018 • Saturday, May 12th is the wrap up for the 13th annual Translations Film...

Debby Holiday will headline at Seattle PrideFest 2018

Debby Holiday Headlines As Seattle PrideFest Announces Line-Ups for Capitol Hill & Seattle...

May 11, 2018 • EVERYONE is announcing their big starry line-ups for Seattle’s LGBTQ Pride events...

James Weidman as Sims/Papa and Pilar O'Connell as Morris in The Nether. Photo by Jeff Carpenter Photography.

Theater Ketchup-Sci Fi Edition: Pilgrims/The Nether/Silhouette

May 10, 2018 • So many local theater companies venturing into spooky dystopic future space...

Nick Bertossi, Guy Scheiman and Nacho Chapado are three of the headlining DJs for Verotica's Seattle Pride Weekend 2018 parties.

Verotica Announces Her Hottest Pride Event Line Up Ever…Three Days/4 Huge Events

May 10, 2018 • Seattle’s Queen of the All Night Party, VEROTICA has announced...

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“Fallen Star”: A Play About A Trans Super Hero

May 10, 2018 • It’s sold out for its opening night (Thursday, May 10th) but...

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HEYO Teams Up With Babeland For Some Very Important Lessons…On Oral Love!

May 10, 2018 • Learning IS Fundamental!!! Lifelong’s  Health Education Youth...

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Sports Fans: Get Your Pride Night Tix To Seattle Mariners/Sounders/Storm

May 9, 2018 • For the many, many, many LGBTQ sports fans out there, here is a way to see area...

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Casting Call For HIV Long Term Survivors For PBS Show “We’ll Meet Again”

May 9, 2018 • Seattle HIV health care advocate Michael Louella passed this...

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MoPop News: Say Bye Bye To Star Trek and Hello To Pearl Jam

May 9, 2018 • For fans of the Museum of Pop Culture (aka MoPop or EMP if you’re...