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FICTION: All the Bodies

by Phebe Jewell


What does a 70-year-old wear to a drag show? 

Nancy runs her fingers over silk blouses, linen tunics, then shuts the closet door. Really? It’s the Milagro Bar on Beacon, not Vegas. No need to change out of jeans and a tee shirt. She and Barb are catching Margo Largo’s first set over a few drinks.  

Still, it’s her birthday tomorrow. 71. Not a milestone like 70 or 75. She would be okay skipping it altogether, but Barb insists. “Let’s celebrate your birthday for a whole week.”

Nancy’s never been afraid of getting old, but the latest changes in her body feel more like subtractions than additions.  

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The Emerald Pays Tribute to Founder, Fearless Leader, Friend — Marcus Harrison Green

by Members of the Emerald Family

For his birthday, the South Seattle Emerald family came together to share stories about how they met Marcus Harrison Green and the impact he, and the community news and media website he started, have had on them. They were going to keep it private but thought this was way more fun … <3


This guy! (Photos: Susan Fried)

Marcus came into my life about 25 years ago. I must say that you were a much younger version. The young man you were has guided the incredible man you are today. I’m proud to call you my son that I did not give birth to. 

The words that come out of your mouth has encouraged many, and you help shape the world towards a light that we all hope to see one day. Thank you for being in my life Marcus. I love you. Happy Birthday.

Mama Bridgette

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