by Jas Keimig
If you’ve been on any Seattle dance floor in the past year, you’ve for sure gotten down to the selections of DJ Kween Kaysh. Maybe you’ve seen her behind the decks at a Sapphic Seattle event or spinning out Jersey edits at Babe Night or holding down the fort at Day In Day Out last summer.
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by Amanda Ong
On Friday, June 23, from 4 to 8 p.m., the second annual Indigiqueer Festival will take place in celebration of Pride month and Indigeneity at Pier 62. The festival sets itself apart from other Pride events in that it has been organized by and for Seattle-area queer Indigenous people, with a drag show, art market, and food vendors.
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The King County Library System (KCLS) and the South Seattle Emerald are teaming up to bring you the “South End Scoop.” Dig into this community-centered column each month for great book, music, movie, and event recommendations from your local librarians.
Continue reading South End Scoop: Books & More from KCLS — June 2023
by Victor Simoes
For their second annual Black Trans Comedy Showcase fundraiser on June 10, Lavender Rights Project (LRP) is going even bigger than in their first edition. With a stellar lineup of performers and comedians, the event hosted by activist and reality TV star T.S. Madison will showcase trans magic and laughter in a space dedicated to building community and learning how to protect Black trans lives.
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by Jas Keimig
Last Updated on May 30, 2023, 4:13 pm.
Pride is the best time of year.
Not only is it a time of celebration, but it’s also a moment for the community to come together and revel in our strength and resilience. Though we are only halfway through 2023, the Human Rights Commission estimates that as of May 2 of this year, there have already been a staggering 540 anti-LGBTQ bills introduced by state legislatures across the country, with more than 220 bills specifically targeting trans and nonbinary people. It’s more important than ever that we show up for one another in whatever ways we can — whether that’s through mutual aid, on the streets, through collective care, or during Pride. We recommend checking out the Emerald’s guide to supporting local and national BIPOC-led trans organizations.
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