More than 1,500 New Yorkers gathered today in Manhattan to mourn the death of a 32 year-old gay man, who was shot down on Friday just blocks away from the historic Stonewall Inn in an apparent act of anti-gay bias.
Seattle Lesbians Get Their Own News Website
The website which launched earlier this month has already received positive reviews from Curve Magazine, She Wired, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, the Capitol Hill Seattle blog, CharleneStrong.com, Seattle Post Globe, 97.3 KIRO FM, and the Washington News Council.
In order to fill the void regarding local lesbian news, the website already covered important events such as the visits by President Obama and former President Clinton to Washington in support of Senator Murray, extensive coverage and interviews during the Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, and just this past Friday, Editor-in-Chief Sarah Toce sat down with country music superstar Chely Wright for a very relevant interview on gay youth suicides.
“The Seattle Lesbian is the first and only website of its kind in Seattle made for lesbians by lesbians. Every story is written by women who live in the Pacific Northwest. While we are all different, we all have one major thing in common - We agree that it is time to stand up and be counted. Lesbians live in Seattle, too. News should reflect that,” says Toce.
Toce previously covered the GLAAD Media Awards in San Francisco for She Wired.
The Seattle Lesbian is in tune with its audience and comments on what it's like to be a lesbian woman living in Seattle. The website is dedicated to help LGBT people and includes a section dedicating to suicide prevention. Another interesting feature of the site is the ‘Ask The Handywoman’ section where readers submit questions about home projects.
According to Executive Editor Kate West “readers will get sneak peeks into local and national gay and lesbian events, first notice of exciting shows, musicians and performers coming to town, and information on local ‘best places for lesbians’ to eat, visit and stay. Also, expect coverage of the Seattle lesbian lifestyle including fashion across gender expression, Pacific Northwest home and garden for the urban lesbian, and local equality events and activism.”
The newly launched Seattle Lesbian is sure to attract a community of readers of its own. While Seattle offers other LGBT publications, none are dedicated to the large lesbian community. Toce and West’s efforts should be applauded and supported. Make sure to visit The Seattle Lesbian website and to contact Sarah Toce for any inquiries.