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Mark Van Streefkerk

Mark is a Gen X / Millennial cusp who has been at different points an English Major college dropout, bike messenger, vegan line cook, zinester, barista, dog walker as well as the author of Spookytooth, a young adult queer/transgender teen witch novel.
The First Gay Country Band Is Adopted By A New Generation Of Radicals

The First Gay Country Band Is Adopted By A New Generation Of Radicals

Lavender Country, the first known gay country band formed in 1972, has found a new audience, and founder Patrick Haggerty has a certain way of describing them: “I call them the pink-haired, anarcho, fuck-you crowd. Now you know who I’m talking about, right? And listen, they are my comrades.”

Celebrating Trans Heroes of 2019

Celebrating Trans Heroes of 2019

While the last year felt like a two steps forward, three steps back kind of year, some notable trans folks broke national headlines, moving the needle even further towards trans visibility in 2019.

My Sober Second Act

My Sober Second Act

There are so many things that numb us to who we are. Alcohol is a big one. Minority groups, including queer and trans folks, have higher rates of alcoholism. It makes sense that we’d want to reach for a substance that provides an escape. But where’s the line between temporary escape and self-sabotage, playing right into the hands of those harmful stereotypes forced on us?

Kim Petras Is Winning The Pop Game

Kim Petras Is Winning The Pop Game

Kim Petras could be the next big pop star, and the fact that she’s transgender is secondly, thirdly, or even fourthly, a talking point.

How I Got My Trans Healthcare In Seattle And How You Can Too

How I Got My Trans Healthcare In Seattle And How You Can Too

If you live in Seattle and are looking for transition-related medical care, luckily, it can be easier than some other places. Take it from me. I’ll tell you how I did it and where you can start if you’re just beginning to navigate the healthcare system.

Nauticult Navigates Genre and Gender

Nauticult Navigates Genre and Gender

Seattle genre-fluid band Nauticult has decided to change it up again. “We’ve recently decided to, instead of calling ourselves experimental hip hop, call ourselves experimental punk. That was a long discussion,” says vocalist Austin Sankey.