RAINBOW CONNECTION: Happy Pride Month, all. (📸: Brett Curtiss / Flickr) Seattle celebrated our very first Pride Week in 1974 — five years after trans and gay rights activists Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera, among others, led the Stonewall riots in New York City and helped spark the fight for LGBTQ+ equality. Although Seattle’s first Pride celebration was small, […]
In May, reader Lesa Sullivan was on a RapidRide bus when something caught her eye: a fare enforcement officer talking to a woman about an expired transfer ticket. Although Lesa offered to pay for the woman’s ticket with her ORCA card or cash, the officer refused to let her. What happened?
In 2017, the Red Apple grocery store — a beloved neighborhood hub in the Central District — closed its doors. As its shelves emptied, local documentarian and Central District resident Jill Freidberg set out to collect stories from the community about the market and the neighborhood quickly changing around it.