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The proposed site for Capitol Hill Housing's LGBTQ elder housing project at 14th & Union. Photo: CHH

Capitol Hill Housing Announce Plans For LGBTQ Senior Housing

September 14, 2017 • As a rapidly aging lower income Elder Queer, housing for LGBTQ seniors is...

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The GSBA Stands Up To Trump Admin’s Unconscionable War On Dreamers

September 6, 2017 • The Greater Seattle Business Association’s president, Louise Chernin has...

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“Karnoski v. Trump” Is Filed In Seattle To Combat Trump’s Trans Ban In...

August 28, 2017 • The battle challenging Donald Trump’s banning of transgender troops in the US military...

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37 % of Transgender Washingtonians have experienced homelessness in their lifetimes

August 15, 2017 • Local transgender community responds to shocking discrimination...

The cast of the monthly drag variety show BACON STRIP created and hostessed by the one and only Sylvia O'Stayformore pictured in the center. Photo: Chris Schanz

Congrats #2: Sylvia O’Stayformore’s BACON STRIP Wins Weekly’s “Best Drag Show” Honor

August 3, 2017 • Congrats #2 to Sylvia O’Stayformore’s “Big Gay Variety...

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It’s Confirmed: Joey Burgess Takes Over Former Purr Space For New Club “Queer...

August 2, 2017 • We broke the news last night that it appeared the name of the new venue taking over the former...

A new sign has appeared in the window of the old Purr space at 1518 11th Ave between Pike and Pine on Capitol Hill.

Is “Queer Bar” Moving Into The Old Purr Location? And, WHO Is Behind...

August 1, 2017 • Well, that was quick. It’s August 1st and there is already a new sign in the window at...

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EC Black Pride Events Happening All Over The Emerald City This Weekend

July 26, 2017 • Just a reminder that EMERALD CITY BLACK PRIDE is happening this weekend in Seattle with events...

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Trump Bans Transgender Military Personnel; Community Reacts With Fury

July 26, 2017 • In yet another pathetic attempt to distract and divide, Donald Trump tweeted out this morning...

Embattled Seattle Mayor Ed Murray (left) at the Pride Flag raising ceremony at Seattle City Hall, June 1, 2017. Photo: Michael Strangeways

“Mayor Gate” Continues As Seattle LGBT Commission Demands Murray Resign From Office

July 24, 2017 • New developments in the ongoing saga of the Mayor Ed Murray Abuse Scandal continue to emerge....

Purr Cocktail Lounge is is leaving 11th Avenue on Capitol Hill after nearly 12 years to a new home on 24th Avenue East in the quiet Montlake neighborhood. 
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Purr Closes Up Shop On The Hill; Announces A Move To….Montlake

July 20, 2017 • After nearly a 12 year run on Capitol Hill’s 11th Avenue between Pike and Pine Streets,...

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Pride to the People: NW Pride of Color Kicks Off This Month

July 12, 2017 •   Just when you thought Pride was over, Northwest Pride of Color is just getting started!...

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VICTORY! I-1552 Fails to Qualify for the WA State November Ballot

July 7, 2017 • For the second time in a row, anti-trans bigots failed to get a...

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Team Diva Decides To “Take America” With This Year’s Big Fundraiser

July 6, 2017 • The powerhouse TEAM DIVA REAL ESTATE family is back in action for...

No Justice No Pride protesters shut down the 2017 Seattle Pride Parade in downtown Seattle with Black Lives Matter activists. Photo: Basil Shadid

No Justice No Pride Issues Statement; Shuts Down Seattle Pride Parade

June 25, 2017 • Protesters have shut down the 2017 Seattle Pride Parade at approximately 11:50 am PDT this...

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City Denies Permit For June 24th Capitol Hill Pride/Bite of Broadway Street Event

June 15, 2017 • The City of Seattle has apparently had enough of the Capitol Hill...

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NYC Flag Day March Honors Rainbow Flag Creator Gilbert Baker

June 15, 2017 • New York City Memorial Rally and Protest March Honors the Late Gilbert Baker, Rainbow Flag...

Placards featuring all 49 victims of Pulse Orlando were held by community members at Seattle's "We Remember-Pulse One Year Anniversary" event at Cal Anderson Park on Monday, June 12, 2017. Photo: Adam McRoberts for Seattle Gay Scene

“We Remember”: Seattle Honors Those Lost As Well As The Survivors Of Orlando...

June 14, 2017 • On Monday, June 12, 2017 people gathered in somber groups in cities all around the country to...

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Spectrum Dance Theater’s (IM)Pulse Examines Queer Violence & ACTing Up In Response

June 12, 2017 • Seattle’s modern dance theater company, SPECTRUM DANCE THEATER is closing...

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Exclusive Photos From DC Equality March!

June 11, 2017 • SGS contributor Dan Williams is in Washington DC this weekend with his husband...

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Seattle Honors Orlando Pulse On the One Year Anniversary This Monday June 12

June 9, 2017 • So, we’re at the one year anniversary of the Orlando Pulse Massacre which...

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Breaking: What’s Up With Purr? Barbie Hints That Change Is In The Air...

June 8, 2017 • Ruh Roh….there’s something afoot at PURR COCKTAIL LOUNGE...

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June 11 Seattle Equality March Needs Volunteers!!

June 2, 2017 • We posted yesterday about the June 11 Seattle Equality/Pride Marches...

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Today’s Google Doodle Honors Gilbert Baker And The Rainbow Flag He Created

June 2, 2017 • Google likes to change up their logo on their main page of the search...

The June 11, 2017 Equality March hopes to duplicate the success of the January 21, 2017 Women's March

Time To Plan For The June 11th LGBTQ Solidarity March…Both of Them

June 1, 2017 • Are you ready? The “Equality March for Unity & Pride” is...