Author: Robert Roth

It’s Time For Lady Bunny To Grow Up

It must be hard being Lady Bunny, always being surrounded by people who don’t get that her brand of shock value humor isn’t meant to offend. Constantly having to explain that it’s her audience’s job to not be offended by her jokes, rather than her job as a performer to edit what she says out of decency and human kindness, must be tiring.

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Mayor Murray and the Fall of a Guardian

Today The Stranger published an editorial submission from Mayor Ed Murray. That sentence is, in itself, troubling without taking into account the fact that Murray’s guest editorial was a blathering, vile screed in which he stated what powerful, white men always say when they’re in danger: look at the alleged victim’s criminal record, they must be lying.

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Doing Spit Takes with Trixie Mattel

It’s been nearly two years since Trixie Mattel graced the TV stage of RuPaul’s Drag Race, and it’s time that she’s made the most of. Since her initial appearance, elimination, re-appearance, and re-elimination from RuPaul’s queen-making machine, she’s become a YouTube celebrity, both solo and in partnership with her best squirrel-friend Katya, toured with her own live stage show, and even made a guest appearance on the most recent season of Ryan Murphy’s American Horror Story.

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Queer Voices: Zachary DeWolf

In this episode of Queer Voices, Jetspace Magazine Editor Robert Roth talks with Zachary DeWolf, President of Seattle’s Capitol Hill Community Council and Director of Communications and Education at Pride Foundation, about his passion for organization and fearless activism.

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The Good Witch Tara Hardy

Words have long held power. From the past days of witches and shamans, to the present day were a single tweet can make or break a career, the power of words, of language, is undeniable. One of my favorite wordsmiths (and, full disclosure, one of my favorite people) is the author of a recently released collection of amazing words called My, My, My, My, My.

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Make Your Black Friday Matter

The day after Thanksgiving has been traditionally known as Black Friday for decades, gaining popular usage to describe the first day of the holiday shopping season in the early 1980s. It’s grown into a day where retailers, desperate for the consumer dollar, open earlier and earlier and offer deeper and deeper discounts on cheaply made retail goods.

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Robert’s Rules: Revolution

Politically, this has been a year to remember. And now, in a surprise turn to just about everyone, we’ve seen the United States elect a bigoted, misogynistic, racist, homophobic, xenophobic, ableist, rapist to our highest elected office.

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Gender Justice Award Honorees Announced

Gender Justice League recently announced the finalists and recipients for the 2016 Gender Justice Awards. The annual fundraiser serves to highlight and showcase the incredible accomplishments of trans and allied individuals who have made incredible strides for trans, gender queer, non-binary, and gender non-conforming people in the Pacific Northwest.

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For The Love of Style: Yves Saint Laurent at SAM

In the vein of signature Met fashion exhibitions Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty and China: Through the Looking Glass, Seattle Art Museum has filled its halls with the gorgeous works of another iconic designer, Yves Saint Laurent. More than 100 looks from the French designer are on display at SAM, including several that have never before been displayed for the public, along with a collection of sketches, photos, and accessories from throughout his career. Tickets for Yves Saint Laurent: The Perfection of Style are $24.95 for the general public, but it’s free for Seattle Art Museum members. The exhibition runs...

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