Pride City

LGBTQ Health and Wellness Resources in Seattle

Clinic and health care organizations that provide stigma-free medical help for everyone in the queer community, from hormone therapy to free STI testing.

11/16/2022 By Sophia Urabe and Seattle Met Staff

Nightlife Orbs

Sapphic Seattle Is Reinventing the Lesbian Bar

The Wildrose in Capitol Hill is Seattle's one and only lesbian bar—but these popup parties and club nights for queer femmes are filling the void.

08/09/2022 By Sophie Grossman

Slaying Storytime

How a Seattle Illustrator’s Picture Book Ignited a Pizza Boycott

Levi Hastings's picture book is embroiled in anti-LGBTQ controversy after it was included in Pizza Hut's summer literacy program.

06/17/2022 By Taylor McKenzie Gerlach


The Gay Dance Club That George Freeman Built

The gay disco closed amid a swirl of controversy that eventually spawned Seattle's Teen Dance Ordinance, but its legacy lives on in the LGBTQ community.

06/10/2022 By Angela Cabotaje Photography by Chona Kasinger


Support Seattle’s LGBTQ-Owned Businesses

From hair salons to coffee shops to vintage stores, these LGBTQ-owned businesses serve Seattle's queer community year-round.

06/09/2022 By Zoe Sayler and Seattle Met Staff

Out and About

Your Guide to Seattle Pride

All over the city this June, parties, parades, drag brunches, and fundraisers are popping up in celebration of the LGBTQ community.

06/06/2022 By Sophie Grossman, Taylor McKenzie Gerlach, and Ann Karneus


What's Up with All the New Plant Shops?

A look behind the scenes at some of Seattle's new guard of plant shops, from Seattle Plant Daddy to Nightshade.

04/14/2022 By Zoe Sayler Photography by Taylor Gerlach

Beyond the Parade

Ways to Celebrate Pride 2021 in Seattle

This year’s celebrations mix the virtual with the IRL.

06/07/2021 By Stefan Milne

Colorful Symphony

Seattle’s Rainbow City Performing Arts Blends Artistry and Inclusivity

“Welcome and good evening, beautiful artists,” is the anthem of Seattle's LGBTQ-centered music ensembles.

01/24/2020 By Nicole Pasia

Morning Fizz

Council Shoots Down Signature Sawant Budget Amendments

Twelve-week paid parental leave, municipal broadband, homeless shelter beds, and LGBTQ community center unsuccessful in big budget vote.

11/17/2015 By Josh Kelety

Morning Fizz

Last-Minute Budget Battle Focuses on Homelessness and LGBTQ Center, Northwest Film Forum Focuses on Abortion

An LGBTQ center on Capitol Hill, surplus money, Jim McDermott's seat, and Shout Your Abortion.

11/16/2015 By Josh Feit


Has Capitol Hill Lost Its Gay Soul?

The LGBTQ community seems more visible, more vulnerable as Capitol Hill takes center stage.

11/03/2015 By Josh Feit


PubliCalendar: Garchen Rinpoche Talks 'Living a Meaningful Life'

Today's picks for civic nerds

07/06/2015 By Atoosa Moinzadeh


PubliCalendar: The Legacy of Gordon Hirabayashi

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07/02/2015 By Atoosa Moinzadeh


PubliCalendar: The Alliance For Justice Screens 'Lost in the Fine Print'

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06/30/2015 By Atoosa Moinzadeh


PubliCalendar: The Music Industry's Perilous Future

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06/24/2015 By Atoosa Moinzadeh


PubliCalendar: Engaging the Next Generation in Computer Science

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06/23/2015 By Atoosa Moinzadeh


PubliCalendar: The Hand Comic Release Party

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06/12/2015 By Atoosa Moinzadeh


June Against Doom Weekend Protest Kickoff; Saturday Sawant Rally

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06/05/2015 By Atoosa Moinzadeh