Thursday at 1:58 pm
Kick off Pride Month with Equal Rights Washington’s Together for Justice and Equity Reception! Tickets are only $65 and support our continued fight for the advancement of all LGBTQ Washingtonians.
Come celebrate our statewide ban on conversion therapy for minors, the passage of the Uniform Parentage Act, and hear about our road map for the work to come.
Together for Justice and Equity Reception
Thursday, June 7th
6:30pm – 9:30pm
2931 First Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98134
Wednesday at 3:47 pm
Cheebus…Seattle will be thronging with superstars the entire week of Seattle’s main LGBTQ Pride celebrations, June 18th through the 24th. On one hand, there will be HUGE major A-list stars in town for the ACE Comicon event at WaMu Theater/Century Link nerd fest with Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston and Tom Holland all in town from June 22 – 24 plus Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, and Hayley Atwell.
On the gayer side of the fence, there will be another buttload of Gay-List stars in town for various events including 32,987 Drag Race girls at Queer Bar’s 3 day pride street festival plus sundry name talents at other venues like Purr, RPlace, Kremwerk, Wildrose and PrideFest events.
But, the starriest Gay List names are probably at Five Senses Reeling’s huge events happening all week long. They’ve got rising comedy stars FORTUNE FEIMSTER and JESSICA KIRSON on Wednesday, June 20th for STAND UP FOR PRIDE at Q Nightclub with Mama Tits as host.
On Thursday the 21st, they nabbed BIANCA DEL RIO to headline NATIONAL TREASURES, another all star comedy show with LADY BUNNY, SHERRY VINE and JACKIE BEAT on hand as well for an all drag/insult-a-thon comedy show (not for the feint of heart…) at the Egyptian Theater.
Thursday at 11:41 am
Sometimes we get VERY exciting press releases….like this one about the DVD/home release of an upcoming BBC film to be shown on PBS Masterpiece on Sunday, June 17, 2018. Two days after the initial US screening (check your local listings), PBS will release MAN IN AN ORANGE SHIRT on DVD/Digital HD. It’s the well received British romantic drama about star crossed gay love between two soldiers with two sets of VERY attractive/talented actors playing the leads: the very comfortable on the eyes Oliver Jackson-Cohen (Mr. Selfridge) and James McArdle (Salting the Battlefield) pictured here in these basement flooding gifs as well as Julian Morris (Little Women), and David Gyasi (Interstellar).
Vanessa Redgrave stars in this romance penned by acclaimed gay British author Patrick Gale which was created as part of BBC celebrations honoring the 50th anniversary of the decriminalization of homosexuality in the UK in 1967.
Judging just by the synopsis and these gifs, we can’t WAIT to see it.
Thursday at 10:04 am
Many of our readers might know him as “Julio” but to his legions of fans, gay adult entertainer JIMMY DURANO is the more familiar name. Julio/Jimmy lived in Seattle for many years before he moved to California to be closer to the gay adult entertainment industry back in 2014 but he had many fans and friends in Seattle from his years of dancing at area clubs like R Place.
The performer was living the good life in Palm Springs with husband and fellow gay adult star, Christian Owen when he suffered a serious accident in March of this year that resulted in cranial surgery and a long stay in the hospital.
A post from Jimmy on his Instagram on April 2nd:
But, the performer had a relapse in April which resulted in further procedures and a hospital stay and he now faces many months of recovery time…which means no ability to work as a dancer. Fortunately, Jimmy has health insurance which covers the bulk of his medical expenses, but the loss of income is problematic for the couple. To help out, family and friends have created a GoFundMe to help out Jimmy over the next few months with a goal of $20,000. To date, over $11k has been raised.
Tuesday at 4:39 pm
Gallery 1/1, the “unique photographic gallery” in Ballard, is opening a new show this Thursday, May 17, 2018 during this month’s Ballard Art Walk. It’s THE MALE GAZE and features work “exploring how men see themselves and other men from behind the camera lens…”
Which means some powerful photos of male bodies that range from the beautiful to the disturbing to the erotic.
Check them all out on Thursday from 6pm to 9pm or during the run of this show which extends all the way to July 14th.
Personally, I want someone to buy me the Robert Calafiore Chromogenic Print in the upper right corner of the image above…the gorgeous red tinted one.
Tuesday at 4:01 pm
Apparently, Wednesday, May 16th is “National Honor Our LGBT Elders Day” so….
Take us to dinner….buy us a drink…a foot massage…maybe a new outfit…
Thursday at 3:39 pm
It’s now official after months of speculation. Netflix has officially announced production of a new 10 episode series featuring beloved characters from gay San Francisco writer, Armistead Maupin’s TALES OF THE CITY series of 9 novels centered on a circle of LGBTQ people and their straight friends/family.
Maupin himself has been discussing the behind the scenes negotiations for months as he toured the country promoting his recent memoir, Logical Family and a documentary about his life and novels, The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin including talking about the Netflix project at his last Seattle appearance in October of 2017.
The first three novels in the series, which were all originally serialized in the mid/late 1970s in the San Francisco Chronicle, were made into three separate television miniseries in the 1990s. The first series, a co-production between PBS and Britain’s Channel Four, was a huge success but also gathered numerous protests from religious conservatives that the tax supported PBS was “promoting” drug taking and gay sex. PBS had to reluctantly pull the plug on participating in the next two TV adaptations which were produced by the cable network Showtime and mostly produced in Canada.
This new series will be loosely based on Maupin’s final three books in the Tales’ Universe which picks up the story nearly 20 years after the last of the original 6 stories. 2007’s Michael Tolliver Lives finds the original surviving characters struggling in the 21st Century with the onset of late middle age. The final two novels, Mary Ann in Autumn (2010) and The Days of Anna Madrigal (2014) furthered their exploits and even featured the demise of a beloved character but while the new series will feature some of the new characters and possible plots from these final 3 books, they will also feature new material as well.
Wednesday at 1:02 pm
I know there are lots of local gay designer types who’d like a fancy new job!
MITCHELL GOLD + BOB WILLIAMS, the home furnishings/lifestyle gay owned company needs a new CEO!
Downside…their HQ/plant is in the heart of Red State America: Taylorsville North Carolina. You’d have to live in the heart of Trumpsylvania.
I think Gold and Williams are great for being gay corporate success stories (and, they’ve helped to change attitudes in Taylorsville towards LGBTQ people) but to be frank, their “clean crisp white” design aesthetic is just not my cup of tea.
Wednesday at 1:41 pm
I just got this sweet/sexy/stupid press release from ASHLEY MADISON, the straight dating/hook up website with the awful name. (It sounds like a strip mall store that’s trying to be posh when it’s actually selling horrible low count cotton/poly blend sheets and tablecloths. Maybe some horrid candles that smell like plastic and failure. Becky with the Horrible Hair likes shopping there. And, her mom, Dolores.)
They refer to it as “having an affair” but their “which heroes and villains cheaters would you have an affair with” survey is obviously weak code for “”which heroes and villains cheaters would you like to do the nasty with” which sounds sounds less genteel. They prefer the “high thread count” wording.
Naturally this is from a hetero perspective but apparently a bisexual/questioning/plain ole gay person or two snuck in there because 8% of the surveyed men wanna find out what Ironman is hiding in his ironman jock strap and 1% want to investigate Captain America’s juicy American hot dog. Meanwhile, 12% of women want to pet Catwoman’s pussy.
Is this based on the actual comic book versions of these characters or are people lusting after Chris Evans and Halle Berry?
Wednesday at 1:17 pm
Well, you have your chance with a community forum happening Thursday, April 5th here in Seattle at Southside Commons in South Seattle. It’s a chance to tell the National Park Service what you think is important to relay in telling the story about the 1969 Stonewall Riots that helped spark the LGBTQ Civil Rights Movement.
More info and registration links:
Tuesday at 1:33 pm
Terrible news to report. Beloved Seattle comedian/actress/performer PEGGY PLATT passed away in her sleep last night. She was 59 years old.
Best known as half of the Seattle comedy duo Dos Fallopia with fellow comedian/musician Lisa Koch, the two became part of Seattle’s Christmas holiday traditions with their long running “Ham for the Holidays” sketch variety show which ran for years at Theatre Off Jackson before moving to ACT theater. The duo, much influenced by classic sketch comedy artists as Carol Burnett, SCTV funny women Catherine O’Hara and Andrea Martin and the UK’s French & Saunders they also performed at gigs around the world since the two partnered up in 1990 with shows that combined music, satire, improv and dryly ironic political and social commentary.
Some of the iconic comedy characters they created included the always bickering mother/daughter country/western singing duo “The Spudds” with Peggy as the diva mama “Euomi” and the “Sequim Gay Men’s Choir” with Peggy as a sly gay bear who enjoyed telling tales on his other chorus members…all three of them.
Peggy also performed as a solo act as a comedian at clubs and venues around the country including winning the Seattle International Stand-up Comedy Competition in 1985 and opening for the likes of Cyndi Lauper, Jay Leno, Jerry Seinfeld, Kathy Griffin and Puppetry of the Penis over the years as a top Seattle stand up comedian.
Thursday at 3:37 pm
This is how you create important community events that reach out to members of the LGBTQ public and deal with important issues. LGBTQ community Pride is more than parades, festivals, corporate funding and blandly produced events.
San Diego’s LGBT Community Center (something Seattle can’t apparently ever successfully do despite being one of the largest and richest LGBTQ communities in the world…) is teaming up with San Diego LGBT Pride (oooooh! A SOLO community Pride non-profit that actually does important things year round that don’t involve begging for money!) for a one day conference to help improve aid to LGBTQ victims of sexual violence. #MeTooLGBTQ explores the facts that 40% of gay men and 44% of lesbians and 47% of transgender people have experienced sexual violence that has NOT involved rape and many of these people do not get the help they need to deal with the effects of any kind of sexual assault.
More info on the San Diego event scheduled for April 28th (pass the word to friends/family in the San Diego area) and here’s hope that Seattle can one day address such issues in a similar manner.
Note: It’s also pretty cool that San Diego Pride actually puts out real press releases! Something pretty much EVERY Seattle LGBTQ non-profit is apparently incapable of doing! Because, you know, it’s sooooooooo hard to do!!!!! And, why bother? People will just learn about their projects and events through the power of OSMOSIS!!!! Or, maybe magic!!!! Or, the huge reach of their social media!!!
Friday at 4:21 pm
So much drag news to share!
The big one is the fact RuPaul got their star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today in a splashy ceremony with huge crowds and Jane Fonda (???) presenting Ru with her ‘star’.
Why Jane Fonda?
Does not compute.
Friday at 3:21 pm
Grab your tickets NOW because THIS is a party that quickly sells out…it’s the return of LEGENDARY CHILDREN, the fabulously well produced night of arty queer expression that “spotlights all the gorgeousness of QTPOC (Queer and Trans People of Color) communities…”
AND, it doesn’t really sell out since it’s a FREE community event that’s produced by the Seattle City Library and Seattle Art Museum but they do fill up so go reserve your spaces NOW before it’s too late!
It’s a fabulous fun night of creativity and a highlight of the Seattle queer arts scene that benefits EVERYONE. It’s also an all ages event so queer youth can go, too!
Wednesday at 3:39 pm
They love us in France!
Got this fantastic press release the other day about this year’s Gay
Olympics er GAMES since gays are forbidden to use the “O” word…
The Games are happening in Gay Paree this time, from August 4 through 12 and they REALLY want you to come and experience all the delightful Frenchiness of this year’s celebration of LGBTQ athletes!
I’m worried the athletes will show up a week early then eat themselves right out of the competition!
Friday at 2:55 pm
The beyotch is BAAAAAAAAAAAAAACK!
Out of limbo and career purgatory, the one and only motormouth comedian KATHY GRIFFIN is taking on the world yet again in her world tour which so far has been avoiding the United States but then THIS gets posted today on her Facebook:
Announcing the first THREE US cities/dates of my tour tomorrow!! Fans who are on my email list will get access to tickets TODAY until 10 PM…before the tickets go on sale to the general public tomorrow, Saturday.
Also, I’m giving away 10 pairs of tickets to fans who signup for my email list!
Wednesday at 3:49 pm
It’s just one HUGE drag show after another around here, isn’t it?
Murray & Peter’s “Shady Tour 2018” was just here last week and Peaches Christ is back next week with Jinkx and BenDeLa for “Drag Becomes Her” and Heklina’s “Golden Girls Live” show is coming up later this month…
AND, next month (April) features Bianca Del Rio, Todrick Hall and Jinkx Monsoon/Major Scales’ “Ginger Snapped” show.
We’re already hearing rumors about names for Seattle LGBTQ Pride month fun in June….BIG names including the return of TRIXIE MATTEL in her very own comedy/musical solo show MOVING PARTS being produced by Murray & Peter and embarking on a national tour this spring with Seattle penciled in on Tuesday, June 12th at The Neptune up in the U-District. Tickets go on sale this Friday, March 9th at Ticketmaster at 1oam.
Tuesday at 7:12 pm
We’ve done some sleuthin’!!!
To find out the episodes being parodied at the much anticipated THE GOLDEN GIRLS LIVE: ON TOUR show happening Thursday, March 22nd at the Egyptian Theater on Capitol Hill and brought to you by Five Sense Reeling. It’s the annual holiday treat produced by San Francisco’s Queen of The Bay Area, the one and only HEKLINA that sells out dozens of shows every holiday season and honors the beloved 80s sitcom “The Golden Girls” with an all drag cast.
Joining Heklina (who of course plays the bossy pants Dorothy Zbornak/Bea Arthur character) will be San Francisco divas, Matthew Martin (Blanche), D’Arcy Drollinger (Rose), and Holotta Tymes (Sophia). AND, with very special guest star, RuPaul’s Drag Race Season Nine Winner SASHA VELOUR on hand in a couple of iconic GG guest roles.
Little birds have told us that the two episodes being recreated are: “Dorothy’s New Friend” and “Isn’t It Romantic?”