Category: Queer News

Protesting Inauguration Day

This Friday, January 20, things are going to change. There are a lot of ways to react to and process about Donald Trump being inaugurated as the president of the United States. In and around Seattle, there are some specific, positive ways to feel like your voice is being heard.

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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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Yes, Cascadia: Towards A New System

A movement in the Pacific Northwest has been growing for years. It’s called Cascadia, and has been about building a vibrant bioregional and inclusive social and cultural community. While it has succeeded in fostering connections and a sense of place in this particular region of the United States it has the potential to grow even more.

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Election Day Spikes Suicide Hotline Use

I saw warnings of it on my Facebook feed leading up to election day. Friends of mine saying they were cutting out social media for their mental health, friends begging for company so they wouldn’t be alone, friends opening up about the very real pain and danger of a Trump presidency: they were scared they wouldn’t be able to resist suicidal thoughts.

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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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Transforming the Conversation About Being Transgender

The transgender and gender-nonconforming community has seen significantly increased visibility over the past few years. Despite this increase in visibility, only 23% of people in Washington say they personally know someone who is transgender, according to TRANSform Washington, a newly launched statewide public education campaign from Pride Foundation.

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