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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.
Two Men and a Little Lady

Two Men and a Little Lady

Danny Roberts, who is most famous for being, “the most recognized Real World cast member ever” (New Orleans season), and his beau Wes, recently became the beaming fathers of a bouncing baby bundle of cuteness called Naiya Sage.

Shut Up I’m Talking: Intimate Portrait of a Barber Chair

Shut Up I’m Talking: Intimate Portrait of a Barber Chair

Picture it: Seattle! 1997-ish! Raw and grungy and barely an Amazon in sight. Neither you nor I were even born yet, of course, but everyone with a flannel shirt and a full head of hair (barring Billy Corgan) or enough space in a stepmom's garage to practice in (barring...

Comeback is Back for a Down and Dirty Reunion

Comeback is Back for a Down and Dirty Reunion

You know that only an exceedingly rare and precious jewel of an event could drag me out of semi-retirement as Gay Seattle’s premier nightlife tell-you-what-to-do-er. But Comeback at Chop Suey is that rare and precious jewel.

Shut Up I’m Talking: Wigging Out with Pakio

Shut Up I’m Talking: Wigging Out with Pakio

“It gives me chills,” Pakio Galore says as the theme music of RuPaul’s Drag Race begins to play. It’s the premier of Season 8, and he’s not kidding about the chills. Pakio has two compelling, life-long obsessions: reality TV shows, and all aspects of drag–and not even...

Shut Up I’m Talking: Too Good to be Truvada

Shut Up I’m Talking: Too Good to be Truvada

The Slut Shaming of Patrick Buckmaster The ubiquitous Merriam-Webster Standard English Dictionary defines the word, slut, thusly: Slut: /slət/ : Noun: Patrick Buckmaster. Synonyms: Patrick Buckmaster; Patrick Buckmaster; Totally Patrick Buckmaster. Go ahead. Flip it...

Shut Up I’m Talking: The Biltmore –  Its Secrets, Legends, & Lore

Shut Up I’m Talking: The Biltmore – Its Secrets, Legends, & Lore

Here’s some shocking old news: Each and every one of us has felt the keen sting of Seattle’s relentless Development Plague. And goodness knows there has been more than sufficient whining, whining, WHINING about it (even from the beloved superstars featured in this apt...

Shut Up I’m Talking: Happy Thanksgiving, Please Break My Heart

Shut Up I’m Talking: Happy Thanksgiving, Please Break My Heart

I am in desperate need of a really bad break up. I’m talking about a wrenching, retching, tooth gnashing, fall down into the dirt, shriek and wail like a drunken banshee, probably barf, and just want to roll in it and DIE kind of break-up. Seriously! I could really...

Shut Up I’m Talking: Into?

Shut Up I’m Talking: Into?

Perhaps you have noticed, I’ve taken something of a small… well, let’s not call it a sabbatical, let’s call it a well-deserved vacation, from reporting on Seattle gay nightlife in the last few weeks. And you’re quite right, as usual. (But please, dear friends, for the...

Shut Up I’m Talking: Halloween 2.0 – Candy and Ho’s!

Shut Up I’m Talking: Halloween 2.0 – Candy and Ho’s!

Happy Halloween, every ‘mo! And yes it IS still Halloween, God dammit, don’t argue with me. It’s not over until I damn well say so, AND I CONCEDE NOTHING. Perpetually the manic, chipper pixie that I am, believe it or not I do still suffer from serious AHDD (After...

Shut Up I’m Talking: The Baddest Witch In Town

Shut Up I’m Talking: The Baddest Witch In Town

Hulloooomosexuals! Happy Halloween! Miss me? I know, I know… I’ve been gone for ever-so-long. (Did you cry? DID YOU GNASH YOUR TEETH??) I’m sorry if you worried. But I’ve been far too busy worshiping Bernie Sanders, fluffing my eyebrows, being devastatingly ginger,...