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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.

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.

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...

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: 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,...