In the city’s primary on Tuesday, openly gay state Senator Ed Murray emerged the biggest vote-getter in the five-person field, with more than 30% of the vote. Incumbent Mike McGinn came in second with 27% of the vote.
Ed Murray, the 18-year veteran of Seattle's legislature who was a prime mover of Washington's marriage equality law, is now running for mayor of Seattle, putting his sexuality, his progressive record, and his fiancé Michael Shiosaki (an August wedding is in the works), front and center.
Seattle is now one of two cities in the country with a "visitor's center" dedicated to gay and lesbian travelers. Sarah Toce, Editor-in-chief at the "Seattle Lesbian" joined Gregg and Manda to tell us how it works.
Members of Washington state's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community should be prepared to fend for themselves, according to the office of a local lawmaker who supports a bill that would allow discrimination because of sexual orientation.