Patti LuPone, Clive Davis Among 2014 Long Island Music Hall of Fame Inductees

Patti LuPone, Clive Davis Among 2014 Long Island Music Hall of Fame Inductees Past inductees include: Billy Joel, Lou Reed, Carole King, George M. Cohan, Louis Armstrong, Eddie Money, Joan Jett, Twisted Sister,…

Uzo Aduba Quit Acting the Day She was Hired for Orange is the New Black, Wins Emmy

Uzo Aduba Quit Acting the Day She was Hired for Orange is the New Black, Wins Emmy Uzo Aduba and her Orange is the New Black co-stars Natasha Lyonne and Laverne Cox were all up for an…

James Franco to Star in Ex-Gay Movie ‘Michael’

James Franco to Star in Ex-Gay Movie ‘Michael’ James Franco has become a blonde for his new role as an ex-gay for the upcoming movie. He plays Michael…

Julie Goldman, D’Lo, Belinda Carroll Top EDEN Pacific Northwest’s Comedy Lineup

Julie Goldman, D’Lo, Belinda Carroll Top EDEN Pacific Northwest’s Comedy Lineup EDEN PNW announced the 2014 comedy show lineup. “You will laugh, you will cry tears of joy and you will…

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Queer Down Under: A Seattleite in Oz, Episode One

Queer Down Under: A Seattleite in Oz, Episode One

I’ve escaped one of the most progressive places in the U.S., and come to a country far behind in equal rights, with an administration rivaling George Bush.…

Lake Arrowhead – Something for Everyone!

Lake Arrowhead – Something for Everyone!

Lake Arrowhead Resort & Spa We arrived at Lake Arrowhead Resort & Spa on a busy Friday evening. The lobby was buzzing with travelers checking in and is elegantly appointed with comfy sofas and a fireplace that create a welcoming, rustic feel. As the resort…

Hot in Cleveland: Three Sizzling Culinary Delights

Hot in Cleveland: Three Sizzling Culinary Delights

Cleveland has become quite the culinary scene in recent years. Sometimes it seems like you can’t throw a chopping knife without hitting a celebrity chef.…

The Chef in the Hat’s Beef Bourguignon Has It Going on at Luc in Madison Park

The Chef in the Hat’s Beef Bourguignon Has It Going on at Luc in Madison Park

If it’s an upright decadent time you’re expecting to have when you cross fork and knife this fall, Luc should be at the top of your priority list.…

Stockholm Celebrates Largest Pride Yet with 600,000 Attendees

Stockholm Celebrates Largest Pride Yet with 600,000 Attendees

Stockholm is making it clear to travelers everywhere that the cute city surrounded by expansive water is on the cutting edge of LGBT life and style.…

Popular LGBTQ Fall Getaway EDEN Pacific Northwest Returns to Seaside

Popular LGBTQ Fall Getaway EDEN Pacific Northwest Returns to Seaside EDEN Pacific Northwest is back for its LGBTQ getaway to Oregon's North Coast, October 2…

Prague Pride to Offer Virtual Attendance Opportunities for Eastern Europe

Prague Pride to Offer Virtual Attendance Opportunities for Eastern Europe Prague Pride is giving everyone an opportunity to attend this year’s Prague Pride parade virtually,…

Detroit: Affirmations Equality Ride Heads to Ann Arbor for Michigan Equality

Detroit: Affirmations Equality Ride Heads to Ann Arbor for Michigan Equality This day-long event begins on the beautiful Detroit Riverfront. Following a scenic lunch break in…

Lesbian Travel Highlight: Washington’s Discovery Bay Resort

Lesbian Travel Highlight: Washington’s Discovery Bay Resort Discovery Bay is sandwiched between the Olympic Mountains and the Strait of Juan de Fuca…

What A Trip! Damron Women’s Traveller Turns 25

What A Trip! Damron Women’s Traveller Turns 25 Going somewhere? Need to know where to stay that is queer woman-owned or –friendly? Simply…

Girls Get Ready to Sport It Up in Cleveland at Gay Games 9

Girls Get Ready to Sport It Up in Cleveland at Gay Games 9 Much is in store for sporty dykes who visit Cleveland. Estimated 11,000 athletes from 65…

Lesbian-Owned Seattle Business Announces Alki Foodie Tour

Lesbian-Owned Seattle Business Announces Alki Foodie Tour Taste Seattle Food Tours will be launching a unique foodie tour along Alki Beach beginning…

Reboot Vacay: My Thai Cleansing Getaway

Reboot Vacay: My Thai Cleansing Getaway Shradha and her friend were looking for a detox vacation to reboot their mental/physical well-being…

Trans Cruise Preparing to Set Sail for Honduras, Belize, Cozumel

Trans Cruise Preparing to Set Sail for Honduras, Belize, Cozumel Possibly a first, a trans cruise is in the works to sail to the Caribbean…

Bonnie Raitt to Headline Olivia Travel Thanksgiving Caribbean Cruise

Bonnie Raitt to Headline Olivia Travel Thanksgiving Caribbean Cruise Bonnie Raitt will headline Olivia's Thanksgiving Caribbean Cruise scheduled to take place November 23-30, 2014…

Patti LuPone, Clive Davis Among 2014 Long Island Music Hall of Fame Inductees

Patti LuPone, Clive Davis Among 2014 Long Island Music Hall of Fame Inductees

Past inductees include: Billy Joel, Lou Reed, Carole King, George M. Cohan, Louis Armstrong, Eddie Money, Joan Jett, Twisted Sister, Mariah Carey, and more.…

Uzo Aduba Quit Acting the Day She was Hired for Orange is the New Black, Wins Emmy

Uzo Aduba Quit Acting the Day She was Hired for Orange is the New Black, Wins Emmy

Uzo Aduba and her Orange is the New Black co-stars Natasha Lyonne and Laverne Cox were all up for an Emmy for the series, but Aduba took home the win.…

James Franco to Star in Ex-Gay Movie ‘Michael’

James Franco to Star in Ex-Gay Movie ‘Michael’

James Franco has become a blonde for his new role as an ex-gay for the upcoming movie. He plays Michael Glatze, a prominent leading voice in gay rights.…

Julie Goldman, D’Lo, Belinda Carroll Top EDEN Pacific Northwest’s Comedy Lineup

Julie Goldman, D’Lo, Belinda Carroll Top EDEN Pacific Northwest’s Comedy Lineup

EDEN PNW announced the 2014 comedy show lineup. “You will laugh, you will cry tears of joy and you will have a GREAT time!” the release said.…

INTERVIEW: Storm Large on Playing the Pacific Northwest and Being ‘Crazy Enough’

INTERVIEW: Storm Large on Playing the Pacific Northwest and Being ‘Crazy Enough’

Musician, playwright, actor, and author Storm Large took time out to talk to The Seattle Lesbian about her Seattle shows, new projects, and current events.…

Trans-Siberian Orchestra Returns to Seattle This Winter

Trans-Siberian Orchestra Returns to Seattle This Winter Trans-Siberian Orchestra will wrap up 2014 by performing their rock opera The Christmas Attic live…

Bob Seger to Release First Studio Album in Eight Years

Bob Seger to Release First Studio Album in Eight Years The new collection stays true to Bob Seger's legendary sound as he marries rock, blues…

Colbie Caillat Follows Her ‘Gypsy Heart’ for Album Release September 30

Colbie Caillat Follows Her ‘Gypsy Heart’ for Album Release September 30 Leading up to the release of Gypsy Heart, Caillat embarks on an intimate headline tour…

James Franco, Seth Rogen Plan 30-Minute Satire ‘Dave Skylark’s Very Special VMA Special’

James Franco, Seth Rogen Plan 30-Minute Satire ‘Dave Skylark’s Very Special VMA Special’ Seth Rogen and James Franco will kick off VMA week with their 30-minute special “Dave…

Smithsonian to Collect Objects Related to LGBT History

Smithsonian to Collect Objects Related to LGBT History Acquisitions include Renee Richard’s tennis racket, the official transgender pride flag, and materials from the…

INTERVIEW: Wanda Sykes on Kids, Family and Hitting the Road

INTERVIEW: Wanda Sykes on Kids, Family and Hitting the Road Sykes is a down-to-earth mama who loves the hell out of life - a normal…

Barbra Streisand ‘Partners’ Pre-Order, New Tracks with John Legend, Son Jason Gould

Barbra Streisand ‘Partners’ Pre-Order, New Tracks with John Legend, Son Jason Gould Barbra Streisand’s Partners album, to debut on September 16, 2014, featuring 12 inimitable new Streisand…

Ariana Grande Teams Up with Big Sean, One Direction, Ryan Tedder for Sophomore Album

Ariana Grande Teams Up with Big Sean, One Direction, Ryan Tedder for Sophomore Album Guest appearances include Big Sean, who lends a verse to the soulful “Best Mistake,” while…

Jennifer Hudson’s ‘JHUD’ to Feature R. Kelly, Pharrell, Timbaland

Jennifer Hudson’s ‘JHUD’ to Feature R. Kelly, Pharrell, Timbaland On August 19, Jennifer Hudson returns to the TODAY show to perform some of her…

Sinead O’Connor Answers Tough Questions, Reflects on Past in New Billboard Interview

Sinead O’Connor Answers Tough Questions, Reflects on Past in New Billboard Interview Sinead O’Connor sat down with Billboard to discuss marriage, divorce, Saturday Night Live, illness, religion,…

Same-Sex Marriage in Virginia Stayed, SCOTUS Rules

Same-Sex Marriage in Virginia Stayed, SCOTUS Rules

The U.S. Supreme Court granted a stay of the Fourth Circuit’s ruling which held that Virginia’s denial of marriage to same-sex couples is unconstitutional.…

Marriage Equality Could Give Florida $182 Million Boost

Marriage Equality Could Give Florida $182 Million Boost

The report also predicts that up to 2,626 jobs would be created in the Sunshine State due to increased spending for same-sex couples’ weddings.…

American Military Partner Association Sues for VA Same-Sex Spousal Benefits

American Military Partner Association Sues for VA Same-Sex Spousal Benefits

Lambda Legal: The denial of benefits to same-sex spouses of veterans living in states refusing to recognize their marriages is in violation of Windsor.…

Arizona Urged to Recognize Marriage of Gay Couple Battling Serious Illness

Arizona Urged to Recognize Marriage of Gay Couple Battling Serious Illness

A gay couple from Green Valley have been together 45 years and were married last month after George was diagnosed with Stage IV pancreatic cancer.…

Supreme Court Asked to Reject Motion to Delay Virginia Marriages

Supreme Court Asked to Reject Motion to Delay Virginia Marriages

The U.S. Supreme Court is being asked to deny a motion seeking to stay the recent Fourth Circuit ruling striking down Virginia’s marriage ban.…

Victory Congressional Fellow Becomes Sole Transgender Staffer in U.S. House

Victory Congressional Fellow Becomes Sole Transgender Staffer in U.S. House The appointment for the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus makes Panico the only openly transgender person…

Cincinnati Mayor Urges Court to Strike Down Marriage Ban

Cincinnati Mayor Urges Court to Strike Down Marriage Ban Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley Thursday urged the appeals court to strike down the state’s marriage…

Texas Conservative Coalition Support AG Ban on Same-Sex Marriage

Texas Conservative Coalition Support AG Ban on Same-Sex Marriage The members of the coalition believe that legalizing same-sex marriage will lead to legalizing incest,…

Sixth Circuit Hears Six Cases for Marriage Equality in One Day

Sixth Circuit Hears Six Cases for Marriage Equality in One Day Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments in a federal lawsuit seeking to compel…

Wisconsin Unites for Marriage Coalition Launched

Wisconsin Unites for Marriage Coalition Launched In less than three weeks, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments…

Council: End Blood Donation Ban for Gay, Bisexual Men

Council: End Blood Donation Ban for Gay, Bisexual Men The Seattle City Council sent a letter to the FDA Tuesday requesting an end to…

Human Rights First: Obama Missed Chance to Discuss Human Rights at Meetings with African Leaders

Human Rights First: Obama Missed Chance to Discuss Human Rights at Meetings with African Leaders The summit takes place less than a week after Uganda overturned the Anti-Homosexuality Act -…

Lesbian Couple Denied Public Accommodation in Hawaii

Lesbian Couple Denied Public Accommodation in Hawaii A lesbian couple was denied public accommodation because of their sexual orientation by Aloha Bed…

GOP Strategist Margaret Hoover Headlines Marriage Equality Tour Through Iowa

GOP Strategist Margaret Hoover Headlines Marriage Equality Tour Through Iowa Margaret Hoover is embarking on a three-city tour of Iowa Wednesday making the case to…

Study: LGBT Americans Continue to Skew Democratic and Liberal

Study: LGBT Americans Continue to Skew Democratic and Liberal Americans who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender remain significantly more likely than non-LGBT…

Arizona Urged to Recognize Marriage of Gay Couple Battling Serious Illness

Arizona Urged to Recognize Marriage of Gay Couple Battling Serious Illness

A gay couple from Green Valley have been together 45 years and were married last month after George was diagnosed with Stage IV pancreatic cancer.…

Historic Vote Brings Comprehensive Trans* Health Care to Oregon

Historic Vote Brings Comprehensive Trans* Health Care to Oregon

Transgender Oregonians on the Oregon Health Plan should be able to receive hormonal and surgical healthcare prescribed by their physician, starting in 2015.…

Cedar River Clinics Opens New Spot in Downtown Seattle

Cedar River Clinics Opens New Spot in Downtown Seattle

Cedar River Clinics opened its new office in the Medical Dental Building, providing abortion care, birth control, well woman care, and LGBTQ wellness.…

Brooklyn AIDS Forum Led by Douglas Brooks Draws Hundreds

Brooklyn AIDS Forum Led by Douglas Brooks Draws Hundreds

This forum gathered input on local efforts made by HIV/AIDS organizations, consumers and advocates in Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island.…

Maryland Report Cites Challenges for LGBT Youth in School, Foster Care

Maryland Report Cites Challenges for LGBT Youth in School, Foster Care

In Maryland, between 47,000 and 95,000 youth identify as LGBTQ, not including thousands who may be unsure about their sexual orientation or gender identity. …

Canadian Study Finds Gay and Lesbian Teens More Likely to Become Pregnant

Canadian Study Finds Gay and Lesbian Teens More Likely to Become Pregnant Saewyc said there was a link between discrimination and pregnancy. She found that pregnancy is…

Ex-Gay Group NARTH Undergoes Major Rebranding Facelift

Ex-Gay Group NARTH Undergoes Major Rebranding Facelift NARTH disingenuously billed itself as a secular therapy group. In reality, it served as a…

Sperm Bank Business Grows, Thanks in Part to Acceptance of LGBT Community

Sperm Bank Business Grows, Thanks in Part to Acceptance of LGBT Community With offices and labs in Copenhagen and Aarhus, Denmark, the European Sperm Bank is the…

Council: End Blood Donation Ban for Gay, Bisexual Men

Council: End Blood Donation Ban for Gay, Bisexual Men The Seattle City Council sent a letter to the FDA Tuesday requesting an end to…

Ex-Gay Therapy, Hypnosis Protested in Beijing

Ex-Gay Therapy, Hypnosis Protested in Beijing A 30-year-old man spoke in court of the trauma he suffered in Chongqing, including electric…

Former Ex-Gay Leaders Unite in Opposition to Conversion Therapy

Former Ex-Gay Leaders Unite in Opposition to Conversion Therapy Thursday, nine former leaders of so-called “ex-gay” ministries published a joint letter denouncing the dangerous…

Unanimous Decision on Transgender Health Care

Unanimous Decision on Transgender Health Care The Public Employees Benefits Board (PEBB) voted unanimously Thursday to support transgender inclusive healthcare for…

Nevada Revises HIV-Positive Foster Care Regulations

Nevada Revises HIV-Positive Foster Care Regulations Revised regulations allow physical or psychological exam, but only if a foster parent may not…

Senators Shaheen, Murray Introduce Contraceptive Coverage for Women in the Military

Senators Shaheen, Murray Introduce Contraceptive Coverage for Women in the Military The Access to Contraception for Women Servicemembers and Dependents Act would bring health care provided…

Illinois Advocacy Groups Praise New Transgender-Inclusive Insurance Laws

Illinois Advocacy Groups Praise New Transgender-Inclusive Insurance Laws Several advocacy groups joined together Tuesday to praise the Illinois Department of Insurance for taking…

Study: LGBT Population in U.S. Significantly Less Religious

Study: LGBT Population in U.S. Significantly Less Religious

Americans who identify as LGBT are significantly less likely to be highly religious, and significantly more likely to be classified as not religious. …

Lesbian Couple Denied Public Accommodation in Hawaii

Lesbian Couple Denied Public Accommodation in Hawaii

A lesbian couple was denied public accommodation because of their sexual orientation by Aloha Bed & Breakfast, located in Hawai‘i Kai.…

The Naming Project Supports 10 Years of Support, Spirituality for Youth

The Naming Project Supports 10 Years of Support, Spirituality for Youth

The Naming Project is defying the notion of “Praying Away the Gay” by allowing all sexual orientations and gender identities to embrace their spirituality.…

UMC Pastor Reinstated After Same-Sex Wedding Defrocking

UMC Pastor Reinstated After Same-Sex Wedding Defrocking

After being defrocked for presiding over his son’s same-sex wedding, United Methodist Church Pennsylvania pastor Frank Schaefer has been reinstated.…

Supreme Court Sides with Hobby Lobby on Contraceptive Coverage

Supreme Court Sides with Hobby Lobby on Contraceptive Coverage

The Court ruled that closely held for-profit corporations are exempt from complying with the ACA contraception mandate based on religious belief.…

Buddhist Leader on ‘Live to Love’ Teaching Approach

Buddhist Leader on ‘Live to Love’ Teaching Approach His Holiness the Gyalwang Drukpa, a spiritual leader for millions of Buddhists around the world,…

Presbyterian Church USA Approves Marriage Equality

Presbyterian Church USA Approves Marriage Equality If a majority vote of more than 172 Presbyteries passes, marriage equality will be made…

Church Leaders Deliver 30,000 Signatures in Support of Same-Sex Marriage in North Carolina

Church Leaders Deliver 30,000 Signatures in Support of Same-Sex Marriage in North Carolina In 2012, North Carolina voters approved Amendment One, which limited a domestic legal union to…

Same-Sex Marriage Surveyed at Presbyterian Church General Assembly

Same-Sex Marriage Surveyed at Presbyterian Church General Assembly The 221st General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church meeting will decide on constitutional language that…

Maine Commission Rules Unanimously Against NOM; Imposes Record Fines and Disclosure of Donors

Maine Commission Rules Unanimously Against NOM; Imposes Record Fines and Disclosure of Donors NOM violated Maine law by failing to register or report its activities despite playing a…

HRC Requests Meeting with Pope to Discuss Firing of LGBT Teachers

HRC Requests Meeting with Pope to Discuss Firing of LGBT Teachers HRC delivered a letter to the Vatican on behalf of nine teachers who lost their…

Report Finds NOM Intentionally Violated Maine Law in Marriage Referendum

Report Finds NOM Intentionally Violated Maine Law in Marriage Referendum NOM violated Maine law by failing to register its activities despite playing a central role…

Christian Group Plans 40-Day Hunger Strike Against Marriage Equality

Christian Group Plans 40-Day Hunger Strike Against Marriage Equality In an attempt to influence the Supreme Court to uphold bans on gay marriage, the…

Center Against Religious Extremism Aims to Hold America’s Religious Right Accountable

Center Against Religious Extremism Aims to Hold America’s Religious Right Accountable Truth Wins Out announced its new Center Against Religious Extremism which aims to hold America’s…

‘The Scriptures and Homosexuality’ Offered at Edmonds Lutheran Church

‘The Scriptures and Homosexuality’ Offered at Edmonds Lutheran Church Open Door Ministries offers non-judgmental support of LGBTI individuals as they integrate sexual, relational and…