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Anderson, Cal (1948-1995)

State Senator Calvin "Cal" Anderson, who represented the 43rd District (encompassing portions of Seattle including the Capitol Hill neighborhood), was Washington's first openly gay state legislator. O...

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HIV/AIDS in Western Washington

People in Seattle and Western Washington responded to the dark days of the early HIV/AIDS crisis, a period that roughly spanned the early 1980s to the mid 1990s, the best way they knew how: by banding...

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Marriage Equality and Gay Rights in Washington

Washington became one of the first three states, along with Maine and Maryland, to enact same-sex marriage at the ballot box when voters approved Referendum 74 on November 6, 2012. (Other states had l...

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Queer History in Seattle, Part 1: to 1967

Sexual minority individuals, including lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, trans-gendered, and queer in Seattle and in the Pacific Northwest share a history that is both rich and vibrant. Living what some h...

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Queer History in Seattle, Part 2: After Stonewall

The Stonewall Rebellion of late June 1969, in which New York City patrons of the Stonewall Inn on Christopher Street spontaneously rioted against routine police harassment, is often thought of as the ...

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Same Love: A Brief History of Queer Musicians in the Northwest

The Northwest music scene has long benefited from the creative spirit and expressive talents of innumerable LGBT (gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender) artists. From pop singers and jazz players necess...

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Seattle Neighborhoods: Capitol Hill, Part 2 -- Thumbnail History

The Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle is part of a long ridge that overlooks the downtown. In 1872, the pioneers cleared a wagon road through the forest to a cemetery at its peak (later named Lake ...

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