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Adrian Ryan

Adrian Ryan, long established as the Gayest Gay in Seattle™, is probably most recognizable as a longtime Stranger senior contributing writer and columnist, raconteur, and a big ginger. He has written close to infinity words on celebrity, politics, life, and gayness in general, and his writings have appeared in many things, including The Stranger’s Guide to Seattle, Mommie’s Little Girl: Susie Bright on Sex, Motherhood and Cherry Pie, a bunch of stuff he forgets, and his very own Way Too Gay Seattle Survival Guide. In his spare time, he enjoys imagining that he has spare time and buckets of wine. He is secretly in love with Bernie Sanders, and thinks Adam Sandler is the devil.
Glimpse Into Tomorrow at the SIFF VR Zone

Glimpse Into Tomorrow at the SIFF VR Zone

The SIFF VR Zone is a pop-up virtual reality installation living, for now, on the first floor of Pacific Place Mall. It’s the most intriguing thing the 44th Annual Seattle International Film Festival has had going on all season – or for even the last two SIFF seasons. Maybe three.

The Mix: Fly Moon Royalty’s Last Dance

The Mix: Fly Moon Royalty’s Last Dance

Tonight marks the farewell performance of the luscious and electric Indie Soul duo known as Fly Moon Royalty, who have thrilled and titillated Seattle’s tough titties for ‘lo these many salty moons.

The Mix: Collide-O-Scope XMESS 2016

The Mix: Collide-O-Scope XMESS 2016

In this very extra sparkly holiday edition of The Mix, we shall all get down on our knees (an incredible departure from the norm, i realize) and give praise to the lil’ Baby Jebus and Co.™ for the heavenly blessing that is Shane Wahlund and Michael Anderson, whom I have sworn to gay marry someday , preferably in a frosty, critter-filled forest on a crystal Christmas morn.

Playing With Angels

Playing With Angels

Tonight marks the debut not only of a new queer theatrical production, but of a new queer playwright and director, Robert Roth. The play is called “When there were Angels”, Robert’s semi-autobiographical account of fleeing his emotionally abusive and homophobic family to find self-acceptance, adventure, and love–and it comes to us at a time when the need for new queer arts has been so deeply underscored.

Halloween and Me: A Love Story

Halloween and Me: A Love Story

“Halloween always reminds me of you!” says my mother’s old friend Luanne whenever we meet, and there is always a clear shade of worry in her eyes when she says it. This is utterly unsurprising. I was a weird kid.

BenDeLaCreme is Back, and There’s Hell To Pay

BenDeLaCreme is Back, and There’s Hell To Pay

I write about BenDeLaCreme because how could I not? I am compelled by forces far too forcey to resist: up to and including my own freaking-out, hair-pulling, screaming-girl fandom. My position on the matter is well documented, and Ben’s charms and talents are held in high esteem by teaming hordes.

Judy Gold: Kids Will Break Your Effing Emmy

Judy Gold: Kids Will Break Your Effing Emmy

Judy Gold is a smart, funny, and unapologetic woman, thank you very much–a loud and proud NYC Jew with two kids and two Emmys and no patience for your crap. She also just happens to be gayer than Ellen’s underwear drawer. Ask anyone. Famously so.

Hello, Zello: The Greatest Adele of them All

Hello, Zello: The Greatest Adele of them All

Kristie Champagne is one of the most fun, dedicated, generous spirited, and hardest working queens in the entire Seattle scene. She’s also the best Adele impersonator…well, period. Or at least she is according to…well, Adele.

Pride and Tragedy

Pride and Tragedy

I see so many sentiments blatantly, aggressively defying this hate, fear, and islamophobia, so many of us refusing to be used and divided by hate. Instead, we choose to confront this evil in the way our community always does: by coming together. By refusing to hate. By embracing what’s good. By refusing to be divided. By choosing love. If there is anything I am or will ever be proud of in our community, it’s that. It is always that.

Kim on Kim

Kim on Kim

Kim Dogluv, star and subject of the Aaron Bear documentary Finding Kim, talks about capturing his emotional journey of a trans man embracing himself and his true identity.