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Sad Sam Elliott: Growing Old with The Hero

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

There's a fair amount of meta-ness going on in The Hero by Erik Henriksen T his week's entry into the illustrious genre of Indie Movies About Sad Old Men, The Hero follows Lee Hayden (Sam Elliott), a 71-year-old movie star who's keenly aware that he's about 40 years past his prime. Show More Summary

There's a First Time for Everything... Especially When You're Queer

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Queer firsts are, well, they're queered by our queerness by Dan Savage "T ell me about your first time..." Three big firsts leap to mind when you ask a queer person about their "first time." The first time they realized they were queer...Show More Summary

Donald Byrd's Shocking (IM)PULSE

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Spectrum Dance Theater's response to the Pulse nightclub shootings is brutal by Christopher Frizzelle D onald Byrd wants to traumatize you. At the very least, the Tony Award–nominated choreographer wants you to confront the physical and emotional trauma of the gay American experience in raw, explicit, excruciating detail. Show More Summary

Post-Apocalypse Now: The Bad Batch Director Ana Lily Amirpour Discusses Her Narrative Extremes

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

The Bad Batch is a brilliant, violent vision what the world will look like if Trump gets reelected by Sean Nelson T he scariest thing I saw at the inaugural Overlook Film Festival, which features horror cinema from around the world,Show More Summary

Coming Up (and Coming Out) in the Restaurant Industry

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Three Seattle LGBTQ chefs and restaurant owners discuss their experiences working in the industry by Tobias Coughlin-Bogue W ithin the restaurant industry, kitchen culture is notorious for being a cesspool of toxic masculinity. Chefs...Show More Summary

Person of Interest: Adé A Cônnére, the Iconic Seattle Artist Fighting for LGBTQ+ Rights in Olympia

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Meet the iconic Seattle artist fighting for LGBTQ+ rights in Olympia by Ana Sofia Knauf A dé A Cônnére is a familiar face in Seattle's queer community, "a staple of just about every gay Seattle thing worth doing," Adrian Ryan wrote in 2014. Show More Summary

I, Anonymous: Get It Straight

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Dear straight people who come to queer nights: You're not invited by Anonymous D ear straight people who come to queer nights: Look, I know we have great style, we're super fun, and we throw rad parties—but that doesn't mean you're invited. Show More Summary

The Prosecutor: Jenny Durkan Embraces Her Place in the Establishment

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Jenny Durkan has become the face of maintaining the status quo. But for many in Seattle, more of the same will not be enough. by Heidi Groover EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the fifth of six profiles of 2017 mayoral candidates we will be publishing...Show More Summary

The Veteran: State Senator Bob Hasegawa Wants to Take Years of Legislative Experience to the Bank

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

After representing the Seattle area for nearly two decades, Democrat Bob Hasegawa is making his bid for mayor. His big idea? A municipal bank that'll solve Seattle's economic woes. by Ana Sofia Knauf EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the fourth...Show More Summary

My First Time Being Sober in a Gay Bar

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

"It's a little like coming out," a lesbian friend told me when I admitted I was going sober by Dave Wheeler I 'm painfully early and alone. Cucci's Critter Barn at Kremwerk, 7 p.m., the invite said. I should have known drag queens wouldn't start until at least 8:30. Show More Summary

My First Time Raising a Girl-Crazy Middle-School Baby Dyke

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

"Mom, I forgot the word, but what do you call it when you're a girl who wants to marry girls?" by Shawna Murphy M y first time is now. Even when she was a baby, she was cool. We named her Beezus Bedelia. She was wild. She was smart and she was funny. Show More Summary

My First Time... Who Am I Kidding? Everything's My First Time. I'm a 13-Year-Old Lesbian.

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Except for the lesbian thing, Beezus Murphy is just like any other 13-year old girl by Beezus Murphy The first time I told my parents I was gay. I was like 9. Sorry, no Lifetime movie moments here. I can't even remember how it went down. The...Show More Summary

Free Will Astrology

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

For the Week of June 21 by Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21–April 19): There are places in the oceans where the sea floor cracks open and spreads apart from volcanic activity. This allows geothermally heated water to vent out from deep inside the earth. Show More Summary

My First Time Realizing I Wasn't Queer: I'm Just a Boring Lesbian Who Dreams of Owning Mini Cows

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

If being queer meant being in open relationships and getting weird every weekend, then I haven't been queer for a long time by Katie Herzog I 'm not much of a partyer these days. On most nights, I listen to public radio and yell at my upstairs neighbor to turn down her goddamn music and stop talking to her goddamn friends so loud. Show More Summary

My First Time with a Dominatrix

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

The first time I hooked up with a dominatrix, it didn't go quite the way I expected by Marga Gomez M y mom would spank me when I was a kid. She said it was for my own good. And she was right, because I really get off on it now. I'm grateful...Show More Summary

Adrien Leavitt's Photography Basks in the Beauty of Queer Bodies

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

"It's about being vulnerable in a world that often rejects us." by Emily Pothast R ight now, the walls of Vermillion are covered with photographs of bodies. Fat bodies and thin bodies. Brown bodies and white bodies. Bodies with tattoos and bodies with scars. Show More Summary

My First Time Living in a Gay Neighborhood Wasn't So Blissful

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Many Craigslist ads ended with a phrase now commonly seen on dating apps: No Fats, No Femmes, No Asians. by Wancy Young Cho E xotic. The handsome owner of a popular eatery in Boystown, where I'd been living for about six months, is telling me that back home in Greece, the men would just go wild for me because You, Wancy, are very exotic. Show More Summary

My First Time Posing Naked

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Posing naked for an artist stirred up more feelings—and was more erotic—than I expected by Manuel Betancourt T he shirt comes off easily. As do the pants. And the socks, I guess. I just pretend I'm in a locker room, about to hit the showers at the gym. Show More Summary

My First Time Experiencing Gaydar

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

It was as though we each carried a magnet we'd never noticed before, and were still unable to locate and name. by Matt Baume I could see Bill's eyes tracking mine in brief furtive glimpses between scrolling lines of green code. We were 12 years old and seated next to each other at a beige school computer in homeroom. Show More Summary

My First Time—A List

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

There's a first time for just about everything—including a threesome. by Ilvs Strauss M Y FIRST TIME being told by an older woman that I reminded her of that one Australian actress, Ruby was it? from Orange Is the New Black while in a swimsuit, treading water in the deep end of the YMCA pool, post morning aqua-aerobics class: Won't lie, made my day. Show More Summary

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