Ken Hutcherson chickens out, cancels marriage debate plans

By: Monday January 9, 2012 5:01 pm

Pastor Ken Hutcherson, prominent evan-jellyfish Perhaps it takes an “Evan-jellyfish with no spiritual vertebrae” to know one? From The Stranger: Pastor Ken Hutcherson called a minute ago. The Antioch Bible Church pastor and gay marriage opponent says Town Hall (seating capacity 850) is not a large enough venue for the debate on January 18. Unless [...]

Westboro Baptist Church wimps out in Seattle

By: Sunday June 19, 2011 7:15 pm

Fred Phelps‘s Kansas-based Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) totally wimped out on the big picket they had planned during today’s Seattle Pride Picnic.  WBC are the “God Hates Fags” people.  This is what they said on their picket schedule: 2nd Annual Pride Picnic in Seattle, WA …WBC will picket the filthy fags and their enablers, not [...]

Will the rainbow flag fly proudly over Seattle’s Space Needle in 2011?

By: Thursday June 2, 2011 10:21 pm

Update: Boooo!  Joe says “The Space Needle has officially said they will not fly the flag, but that doesn’t mean we can’t try to change their minds. Keep sharing Josh’s petition. http://chn.ge/kvck5E” Last year Seattle Gay News interviewed Space Needle president and CEO Ron Sevart and posted this quote.  I wonder what part of this [...]

Rabbi Jonathan Singer: Seek equal rights, not tolerance

By: Sunday March 27, 2011 11:20 pm

What a pleasure it was to sit down for an interview with Rabbi Jonathan Singer, Senior Rabbi at Seattle, Washington’s Temple Beth Am.  This uncompromising advocate for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people brought a new perspective to the congregation when he arrived in 1995; while his predecessor was “pretty homophobic”, Rabbi Singer actively [...]

Video Break: Seattle’s wintery answer to Durham’s railroad overpass

By: Tuesday November 23, 2010 8:42 pm

Typical “snowfall” in Seattle Seattle Snowpocalypse SnOMG 2010 It snowed yesterday in Seattle.  In hilly-like-San-Francisco Seattle where it snows too infrequently for people to be practiced in cold-weather driving and too infrequently for the city to invest in adequate plows and salt.  The streets quickly become sheets of ice.  Much hilarity ensues. When this happens [...]

Visiting the bigotry leveled at my friends

By: Thursday November 11, 2010 10:33 pm

Last week I attended the Anti-Defamation League’s 2010 No Place for Hate Luncheon as a member of the press.  Cantor David Serkin-Poole — a married gay man, a father, a faith leader and advocate for people with special needs — was being honored with ADL Pacific Northwest’s 2010 Cal Anderson Civil Rights Advocacy Award.  Cal [...]

Rainbow flag flying proudly over Seattle’s Space Needle

By: Friday June 25, 2010 7:49 pm

Update: Surf over the Seattle Storm‘s page for a gallery of delightful pictures. And check out Joe Mirabella’s first-hand account here. What could be a more exciting way to usher in Seattle LGBT Pride than to raise the rainbow flag above the city’s icon, the Space Needle?  Needless to say I’m thrilled, and the town [...]

LGBTQs, come work for environmental justice on OUT for Sustainability’s "Earth Gay"

By: Wednesday April 7, 2010 4:51 pm

April 18th is the 40th anniversary of Earth Day.  Seattle non-profit OUT for Sustainability (Facebook page) invites LGBTQ and Allies to celebrate the day with their second annual “EARTH GAY” event on Sunday April 18th.  Service projects take place from 1:00 p.m. to 4 p.m., and an after party for the whole community at Havana, [...]

November 14th proclaimed "Victory, Referendum 71 Approved Day"

By: Friday November 13, 2009 10:17 pm

City of Seattle * City Council PROCLAMATION IN RECOGNITION OF THE APPROVAL OF REFERENDUM 71 GRANTING EQUAL RIGHTS TO DOMESTIC PARTNERS Whereas, civil rights and liberties have long been values of the City of Seattle; and Whereas, the Seattle City Council recognized the importance of extended domestic partnership laws by endorsing the Approve Referendum 71 [...]

1,500 march in Washington state for LGBT equality

By: Monday October 12, 2009 1:02 am

About 1,500 Washingtonians rallied and marched in Seattle today (left) in solidarity with our brothers and sisters in Washington D.C. (right) and all points in between.  Local rally participants reaffirmed their dedication to crossing the many legal frontiers yet awaiting the LGBT and allied communities, the most immediate and urgent of which is the Approve [...]

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