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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.
Youth-Led Rogue Rainbow Presents A Clothing Swap

Youth-Led Rogue Rainbow Presents A Clothing Swap

The Queer and Trans Youth Music Project (QTYMP) wants youth programs in the hands of the youth themselves. The project was birthed out of the legacy of Queer Rock Camp in 2016 and is a fiscal sponsee of the Vera Project. Under the umbrella of QTYMP are Camp Emerald and Rogue Rainbow. Camp Emerald is a week-long summer camp in Seattle where queer and trans youth ages 14 to 21 learn to play an instrument, join a band and perform in a show on the final night.

Throwing Tomatoes at the Big Gay Void: Who Cares!

Throwing Tomatoes at the Big Gay Void: Who Cares!

Smutty and salacious comic Woody Shticks has baked all his best cookies for a new show Who Cares! and fully expects you to, well, not care. Members of the audience will be given tomatoes they can throw onstage at any time, telling him to skip to the next bit. “It’s like if you’re watching a Netflix thing you can just skip the intro, skip this thing, skip this thing,” Woody explained. “Either audiences skip every piece of the show – and then the show is 20 minutes – or the opposite is true where nobody skips anything because they’re too scared to do it.”