A blast from the past: Q Patrol resurfaces on Capitol Hill

Long ago, a group roamed Capitol Hill’s streets at night to protect their community alongside police. Now, a new Q Patrol takes shape, readying its members to de-escalate and assist those facing discrimination, violence, and hate crimes — without the Seattle Police Department. “A core focus is empowering other queers and other marginalized groups ofContinue reading “A blast from the past: Q Patrol resurfaces on Capitol Hill”

Queer/Bar tries to preserve what’s left of LGBTQIA+ Capitol Hill nightlife

Plastered in a white, clear, modern font on Pike/Pine glows the generationally controversial word “Queer,” accompanied by “Bar.” It’s intentional. This sleek new space is reserved for the Capitol Hill creators, the spectrum of anything out of the gender dichotomy, the queer.  No straights allowed if they’re not allies — despite the clear sign, one only hopesContinue reading “Queer/Bar tries to preserve what’s left of LGBTQIA+ Capitol Hill nightlife”

UW researchers spearhead landmark study on the elder LGBT community

The first-ever LGBT longitudinal study, Aging with Pride, has been launched thanks to UW researchers. The data-gathering — which only allows for identifications of lesbian, gay, bi, or trans — is ongoing, and allows for multiple sub-studies on an under-studied, older LGBT population. On top of that, it collaborates with 17 community agencies in every U.S. census division.Continue reading “UW researchers spearhead landmark study on the elder LGBT community”

Trans Day of Remembrance

The air became heavy, eyes began to water, and throats burned while promises of “we will remember” filled City Hall on Sunday night for every transgender person who died at the hands of hate. “So often in death, we remember the trans people that died, but not what sustained them,” said UW student Yani RobinsonContinue reading “Trans Day of Remembrance”

President Ana Mari Cauce: More than just ‘the firsts’

The UW’s new president, Ana Mari Cauce, is deliberate when she chooses her words. She puts a lot of thought into the things she says, frequently pausing mid-sentence. Her smile displays a clear passion for her job, coworkers, and the students. Of all the UW’s presidents, she is the first woman, the first Latina, and theContinue reading “President Ana Mari Cauce: More than just ‘the firsts’”

Translations puts the global transgender experience on the big screen

Every once in a while, you come across a life-changing movie. Mix that with an entire community coming together for it, and you have the Translations Film Festival — emphasis on the “Trans.” The festival provides a gathering place to watch films by, for, and about transgender people and the issues and discrimination they face in theirContinue reading “Translations puts the global transgender experience on the big screen”

Diversity Week presents ‘Queering Justice’

People with name tags, hand stamps, and plenty of food chattered at the ends of the UW School of Law’s hallways Friday afternoon. They came for one thing: “Queering Justice.” “For me, it’s really heart-warming to see that we had 100 people register ahead of time,” said Erika Bleyl, a first-year law student. “The turnout wasContinue reading “Diversity Week presents ‘Queering Justice’”