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Eric Starker

Eric Starker is a local writer, community manager, social media manager and fellow about town. He is involved locally in a number of areas of the queer scene, most notably as one of the founders of the popular social/networking group Queer Geek.
Totally Unofficial Queer Guide to TWIST 2016

Totally Unofficial Queer Guide to TWIST 2016

While Twist may be an unfamiliar name for you, you’re surely familiar with Three Dollar Bill Cinema and their annual Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival. They rebranded as Twist: Seattle Queer Film Festival this year to better reflect the inclusivity in their programming. Their film selections are as strong as ever, with a huge variety of films over 11 days (October 13 – 23) at Capitol Hill and downtown Seattle locations.

GaymerX 4: Putting The Gay In Gaming

GaymerX 4: Putting The Gay In Gaming

What is GaymerX, you may ask? GaymerX is a convention where gaming and LGBTQ interests come together. Whether your interests involve socializing with queer gamers, network for gaming jobs, or changing the world through inclusiveness of players and content in games, GaymerX has something for you.

Pride Lives: Suicide Prevention from a Queer Perspective

Pride Lives: Suicide Prevention from a Queer Perspective

Many people have had friends who have died before their time, in some of those cases people tragically taking their own lives. Seattleite Judd Shapiro decided to do something about it, forming a local nonprofit organization called Pride Lives, dedicated to suicide prevention in the LGBTQ community.

Totally Unofficial Queer Guide to PAX West 2016

Totally Unofficial Queer Guide to PAX West 2016

Finding other queer folk at PAX or hunting down LGBTQ-oriented content can be a struggle, so here’s a list of the most queer-relevant PAX content we could find, including both panels and events at the con and parties afterwards.

Set Phasers to Stunning: Star Trek in the Park

Set Phasers to Stunning: Star Trek in the Park

I have a confession to make. I am not a fan of Shakespeare in the Park.

Now having said this, I performed plays in Shakespeare in the Park during my days as an actor and had a wonderful experience. I fully support theatre that is free (or donation-supported) to expose audiences to the arts who couldn’t otherwise afford it. In theory, the mix of great performances and summer weather is ideal.

Totally Unofficial Guide to Vancouver Pride

Totally Unofficial Guide to Vancouver Pride

What’s a Northwesterner to do to find another weekend of celebrations and LGBTQ parties to live up to June’s Pride mayhem? Vancouver Pride is your answer, with a huge array of parties and events to rival any other major city.

Basement Theatrics’ Spring Awakening: Stormy With A Chance Of Clear Skies

Basement Theatrics’ Spring Awakening: Stormy With A Chance Of Clear Skies

Spring Awakening is a hot ticket. The latest revival by Deaf West Theatre earned several Tony nominations. In Seattle, we’ve had a touring production and a more recent, well-received production by the dearly missed Balagan Theatre. Spring Awakening’s mix of 19th-century setting, lyrical, antiquated-style text and a contemporary pop score by singer-songwriter Duncan Sheik has captivated audiences since its Broadway debut in 2006 starring Lea Michele and Jonathan Groff. How does new-kid-on-the-block theatre company Basement Theatrics’ production fare?

Play Your Best Hand, but Don’t Play With Yourself

Play Your Best Hand, but Don’t Play With Yourself

Some of you kinksters may be familiar with the idea of orgasm denial, or edging, trying to keep from orgasm as long as possible. Well, a German team of game developers have created a game simulating just that.

The Totally Unofficial Guide to Seattle Pride

The Totally Unofficial Guide to Seattle Pride

There are a ton of parties, events and happenings around Seattle celebrating Pride Weekend. We’ve collected the best of the best to provide you a personalized guide to the unofficial events of Seattle Pride.

The Totally Unofficial Guide to Portland Pride

The Totally Unofficial Guide to Portland Pride

Portland Pride happens June 16–18. There are tons of fantastic activities, parties, and events that happen that aren’t officially part of the festivities but that you’ll definitely want to check out, so we’ve created a curated list of must-do events over the course of Portland Pride weekend.