Seattle Pride

Meet the Ship Canal, Seattle’s informal equator

This is how your Seattleiest friends figure out whether they’re coming to that shindig you’ve been planning.

/ July 12, 2018


Happy Pride! Here’s a short history of Seattle’s big LGBTQ+ celebration

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, […]

/ June 21, 2018


What makes you want to stay in Seattle?

Next Wednesday is Seattle’s 165th birthday. In light of all of our city’s successes and challenges, we invite you to join us in giving Seattle a different kind of birthday present: some heartfelt honesty.

/ May 15, 2018


This is one of the most viral photos of Seattle. Here’s why it went big

Six years ago today, Thatcher Kelley took one of the most viral photos of the city Seattle’s ever seen. Why did this particular photo get so popular? Thatcher shares his thoughts.

/ September 20, 2017


Seattle is anything but stable. And maybe that’s not so bad

A wild wild week in Seattle has left us with a ton of uncertainty. Here are four ways we’re the opposite of “stable” these days, and why it could be a good thing.

/ September 15, 2017


5 tips from Seattleite Chase Jarvis on winning Seattle’s creative scene

How can people make cool things and make their marks in Seattle? Take this advice from a guy who’s navigating (and winning at) our creative scene.

/ September 7, 2017


What should every Seattleite know? Help us make a top ten list

A project focused on creating a list of things that every American should know inspired us to ask you this: What should every Seattleite know?

/ August 31, 2017


8 of the best Seattle photographers to follow on Instagram

Who are the Seattle photographers who best capture the city’s spirit? You nominated your favorites, and we’re sharing their stories.

/ July 27, 2017


Video: Longtime Seattleites are relearning their city

People who are from Seattle sometimes worry that people who are not from Seattle don’t get what it’s like to feel attached to the place. And people who are new here? They wonder what it takes for their view of the city to not be discounted.

/ July 26, 2017


Video: How can newcomers best respect the city’s character? Here’s what Seattle natives had to say

Newcomers bring a lot of new energy, the thinking goes. But if they don’t have the same emotional attachments locals have for certain parts of the city, might they contribute to a culture that dismisses them? Enter our fifth and final video exploring the tension between Seattle natives and transplants.

/ July 19, 2017