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posted Friday, June 18, 2021 - Volume 49 Issue 25

Into the Archive: A yearlong effort with a lifetime of rewards
by Josephine Baird - SGN Contributing Writer

One of the best ways to look back in time and learn about history is through old newspapers. They reflect current events, while also serving as future windows into the past.

But what if we didn't have that recorded history? What if each paper published just became fire kindling or kitty litter, or ended up in
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On looking forward - A letter from the editor
Dear readers,

Seattle Gay News was founded in 1977. George Bakan was at the helm of the paper from 1983 until his death in 2020.

I was born in 1995.

Worse, I was born in California in 1995.

I am very much an outsider when it comes to the history and culture of the SGN, but here I am,
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MoPOP's Pride exhibition to shed light on the Stonewall riots and the LGBTQ+ rights movement
by Hannah Saunders - SGN Contributing Writer

Seattle's Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP) is getting ready to showcase its new exhibit, "Rise Up: Stonewall and the LGBTQ Rights Movement," in which viewers can travel through time as they engage and learn about the history of LGBTQ+ rights, up until present day.

The exhib
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The grit of AIDS activists may have saved lives in more than one global health crisis
by Hannah Krieg - SGN Contributing Writer

Paul Feldman says hes had HIV since before they knew it was HIV.

Before his AIDS activism in Seattle, Feldmans blood was examined in early research, in 1981. The virus now known as HIV would not be isolated and identified by researchers until 1983, and its relationsh
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In Memoriam - Their Impacts on Our Community Will Last Forever?
by Mac Scotty McGregor

Special to the SGN

We have all faced so much uncertainty, change, and loss of control in the last year and a half. We have walked through a collective experience that few have walked. We have experienced the loss of control of our own lives when an unexpected pandemic took charge and cha
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MoPOP's Pride exhibition to shed light on the Stonewall riots and the LGBTQ+ rights movement
by Hannah Saunders - SGN Contributing Writer

Seattle's Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP) is getting ready to showcase its new exhibit, "Rise Up: Stonewall and the LGBTQ Rights Movement," in which viewers can travel through time as they engage and learn about the history of LGBTQ+ rights, up until present day.

The exhib
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Pride Month 2021: How and where to celebrate in Seattle
by Kylin Brown - SGN Contributing Writer It's finally here; the time of year we have all been waiting for. As the state anticipates total reopening on June 30th, Pride has gone "hybrid". With an exciting mix of online and in-person festivities throughout the month, Seattleites are set to have access to a wide range of celebrations, discussions more
Finding myself: from Gaysha Starr to GS Matencio
by GS Matencio aka Gaysha Starr - SGN Contributing Writer

My life, like most people's, is composed of many different chapters and roles. I am biologically a 49-year-old person of Filipino descent. In drag queen years, I am a 28-year-old Seattle host and entertainer who has worked everywhere from bars and pageant stages to communi
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The love of a father: Three stories
by Lindsey Anderson - SGN Contributing Writer

Fatherhood, like anything meaningful in this world, is complicated. To members of the LGBTQ community, fatherhood is all the more complicated. It might provoke painful memories of rejection, of men who chose religion or politics over a child struggling to understand themselves in a c
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Cass DuVani is a 'triple threat' in his fight against oppression
by Renee Raketty SGN Contributing Writer Cass DuVani just turned 27 years old. He is a brand ambassador and campaign model for Mediums Collective, one of Seattle's hottest high-end streetwear brands. He is one of the hardest-working hustlers out there: selling his own stickers and printed T-shirts while doing landscaping and landscape a more
Brian Broome: Breaking generational curses
by Janice Athill - SGN Contributing Writer

Brian Broome's memoir Punch Me Up to the Gods is, in a word, metamorphic. With every turned page, you get farther away from the naïve little boy he was and the self-loathing man-child he became and closer to the man I had the pleasure of speaking to.

In 250 pages, Broome
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Bi pride: Visibility and validation
by Lindsey Anderson - SGN Contributing Writer

It's Pride month again, which means all across the country, sexualities are being seen and celebrated.

For many members of the LGBTQ community, however, the celebration can become complicated, especially for those with an often invisible identity. The experiences of
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The wrong argument: A treatise on advocacy, morality, and homosexuality
by Evan Sexton - Special to the SGN

If you ask the average American what moved them on issues of Gay rights, they'll often tell you that it's because they were convinced it wasn't a choice. It's a popular argument, maybe best encapsulated by Lady Gaga's "Born This Way." It's an argument that was at the heart of one the most rapid
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Brianna Thomas, seeking to replace Lorena González on the City Council, speaks with the SGN
She addresses LGBTQIA concerns, Black liberation, and challenges facing Seattle

by Renee Raketty - SGN Contributing Writer

Brianna Thomas, a candidate for an at-large Seattle City Council position, may not be a household name like her opponent, former 2017 mayoral candidate Nikkita Oliver, but she
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Hungary passes anti-LGBTQ bill
Bars sharing info about sexual orientation of gender identity with minors

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Hungary's National Assembly approved new legislation on June 15 that would ban sharing information about sexual orientation or gender identity with minors.

The vote was a lopsided 15
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Transforming the scene: Byron Schenkman brings classical music to a modern audience
by Carter Hemion - SGN Contributing Writer

Award-winning performer and artistic director Byron Schenkman unites audiences of all kinds through their ensembles. Schenkman both revives centuries-old instruments with authentic repertoire and highlights today's composers and performers from diverse backgrounds.

Sc
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This week in SGN history: 28 years ago
Over 47 years, the Seattle Gay News has covered thousands of stories that still resonate today. This week we look back at Vol. 21, Issue 25, published on June 18, 1993.

HOW teams up with bar owners
Before there was Equal Rights Washington, there was the Citizens for Fairness/Hands Off Washington. Our dearly dep
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CC's requires proof of vaccination - "No mask, no problem"
by Josephine Baird - SGN Contributing Writer

CC's, a Capitol Hill Gay bar, started requiring proof of vaccination on May 22.

According to a Facebook post made by the owner, Chris Daw on May 2, this action was prompted by the "confusion and frustration over what the right thing to do" was, and it seemed like t
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PNB's "Rep 6" video program delights and surprises
by Sharon Cumberland - SGN Contributing Writer

Pacific Northwest Ballet
"Rep 6" Choreography by Alejandro Cerrudo, Christopher Wheeldon, Edwaard Liang McCaw Hall via streaming video
June 10-14, 2021


Like many other Seattle dance lovers, I stopped attending live performances at Pacific
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TikTok is having an impact on Queer creators
by Lindsey Anderson - SGN Contributing Writer

TikTok is quickly becoming one of the most influential apps in pop culture history. It has the power to bring together crowds of thousands, to sway elections, to promote popular music, and to send masses to Target for the latest trendy find. It's an app so powerful that the previous
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Pixar's Luca an empathetic summertime gem
by Sara Michelle Fetters - SGN Staff Writer

LUCA
Disney+


Pixar's latest animated gem Luca made me feel good. The film wasn't anything unique. It did not do anything too unpredictable. It didn't innovate the same way other efforts from the studio - hits like Toy Story, Finding Nemo, WALLoE, and Inside
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The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard fires too many blanks
by Sara Michelle Fetters - SGN Staff Writer

THE HITMAN'S WIFE'S BODYGUARD
Theaters


Still unable to get over the loss of his AAA bodyguard rating, courtesy of hitman Darius Kincaid (Samuel L. Jackson), Michael Bryce (Ryan Reynolds) takes a much-needed vacation. No guns. No violence. And most of all
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The rise of Phoenix: Seattle's Queer comic and games store
by Lindsey Anderson - SGN Contributing Writer

In the heart of the Broadway business district sits an exciting shop, Queer-owned Phoenix Comics & Games, where patrons are greeted by larger-than-life superheroes flying across the walls on massive posters, and the shelves are lined with action-packed art, from the illustrations of
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As a Woman: A memoir of transitioning while evangelical
by Terri Schlichenmeyer

AS A WOMAN: WHAT I LEARNED ABOUT POWER, SEX, AND THE PATRIARCHY AFTER I TRANSITIONED
PAULA STONE WILLIAMS
© 2021 Atria Books
$27.00 / $36.00 Canada
256 pages


There are two sides to every story.

In politics, there's left and right; in fairy
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Two Birds Responds
Editor's Note:
In our May 28, 2021 issue, we published an Op-Ed by Janice Athill titled "Are Seattle tattoo shops avoiding Black clients?" in which the author details an experience she had at a local tattoo parlor. The following is the owner of that tattoo parlor's response, unedited. -A.V. Eichenbaum, Associate Editor


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Building hope and a healthier future during our dual HIV/AIDS and COVID-19 pandemics
Sponsored Content

by Dr. Colin Fields
Kaiser Foundation Health Plan
of Washington's HIV/PrEP
and Gender Health Programs

Forty years ago, on June 5, 1981, the CDC shared troubling reports of a rare, severe lung infection in five previously healthy Gay men. We know today that this was
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"Lighten up, you guys," Pope tells US bishops
Vatican says don't deny Joe Biden communion

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Pope Francis has warned US Catholic bishops not to deny Joe Biden communion when he attends his weekly Mass.

The Pope's warning came via a letter from Cardinal Luis Ladaria, prefect of the Vatican's Congregation fo
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National highlights
by Daniel Lindsley - SGN Contributing Writer

DOJ statements on discrimination
ABC News brought forth the voices of LGBTQ activists on June 11, as they addressed the Department of Justice's statements seemingly in favor of religious protections under Title IX, which allegedly allow even government-funded religious
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International highlights
by Daniel Lindsley - SGN Contributing Writer

India: Far-reaching court case
Reuters reported on June 7 that Judge Anand Venkatesh of India's Madras High Court ruled in favor of a Lesbian couple who had complained about police harassment. The ruling went beyond the case itself, ordering state and federal officials
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Pride Month 2021: How and where to celebrate in Seattle
by Kylin Brown - SGN Contributing Writer It's finally here; the time of year we have all been waiting for. As the state anticipates total reopening on June 30th, Pride has gone "hybrid". With an exciting mix of online and in-person festivities throughout the month, Seattleites are set to have access to a wide range of celebrations, discussions
 

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