A New Start for Queer Art

Seattle has always had a thriving drag scene, but one of Capitol Hill’s newest leading ladies is forcing her audience to rethink their perceptions of gender expression. Cherdonna Shinatra is a drag queen who is not actually a drag queen; she is a woman who dresses up as a man impersonating a woman. The performer […]

Balls Out: Homosexuality in Boxing

After fathering 11 children with three women and falling into some financial problems, boxing legend Evander Holyfield took some drastic measures to provide security for his extensive family. He put off retirement till the age of 48, sold a great deal of his memorabilia and finally stooped to joining both “Dancing with the Stars” and […]

Trans Day of Remembrance Emphasizes Life

Seattle University worked with Capitol Hill’s Queer Youth Space to commemorate the Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR)—a day that focused on life. The event on Nov. 20 reflected on the victims and the systemic issues of trans violence and discrimination. Transgender Day of Remembrance comes annually on Nov. 20, memorializing those killed around the world […]

SU’S Conflicting Playbook for Gay Athletes

While the nation lauds Jason Collins for his courage in being the first openly gay active NBA player, it’s clear that being a homosexual athlete can still be a frightening and isolating prospect for college students. “John” is an anonymous closeted student-athlete at Seattle University who contacted The Spectator. He plays on a non-co-ed team […]

Openly Gay Player Sets Example of Courage

This week marked a milestone for men’s professional sports. Jason Collins, veteran center for the Washington Wizards, chose to reveal his sexual orientation, becoming the first openly homosexual man to come out while playing for the NBA, NFL, NHL or MLB. The NBA veteran of 11 years was greeted with tremendous support, receiving tweets and […]

Getting Down With Drag: Undressing Art in Seattle

Once upon a time, they might have been called “freaks.” Because, once upon a time, people might have been afraid or intimidated by a male in a glamorous dress with over-the-top hair and dramatic make up. These “freaks” are drag queens. And drag queens are now celebrated artists. As people become more and more accepting […]

Small & Simple Grants Bring Big Changes

Capitol Hill is about to get some long-awaited TLC. The neighborhood has recently received a number of the city of Seattle’s Small and Simple Grants. These grants offer funding to small groups for community improvement projects. Gay City Health Project was one such recipient, obtaining a $19,000 grant. This multicultural health and wellness organization aims […]

↑ Back to top