The North American touring cast is led by Naomi Rodgers (Frozen) and Ari Groover (TINA Broadway, Head Over Heels, Holler If Ya Hear Me) who will evenly share the role of Tina Turner, each playing four (of eight) performances a week. Also starring are Roderick Lawrence as Ike Turner, Roz White as Zelma Bullock, Wydetta Carter as Gran Georgeanna and Sarah Bockel as Rhonda.  TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL will play Seattle’sContinue Reading

Award-winning authors of sapphic literature (including lesbian, bisexual, queer, nonbinary, trans, and all diverse identities falling within the spectrum of woman-loving-woman attractions) will receive $46,000 in total prize money from the Golden Crown Literary Awards (the Goldies) in 2024, thanks to a five-year, $500,000 grant from the Aronson-Besthoff Fund ofContinue Reading

Seeking Indigenous youth aged 18-29 for Position 4 The City of Seattle is now accepting applications for the youth position on the Indigenous Advisory Council, a nine-member commission representing the Seattle region’s Indigenous communities. The deadline to apply is Monday, June 26 at 5 p.m. Formed in 2022, the Indigenous Advisory Council is a culturally groundedContinue Reading

Longtime education leader Patti Hearn has been named as the new executive director of Seattle Pride – the LGBTQIA+ advocacy organization which produces two of the state’s largest Pride Month events (Seattle Pride Parade and Seattle Pride in the Park), as well as year-round programs aimed at advancing LGBTQIA+ equality. In makingContinue Reading

The Gilbert Baker Foundation – which honors the legacy of the creator of the original Rainbow Pride Flag – announces the launch of a new phase of the #SavetheRainbowFlag campaign. There are currently upward of 40 cities that have passed laws to ban the Pride Flag at government buildings (City Halls, PoliceContinue Reading

President Joe Biden harnessed the power of the White House press podium on Thursday to address – and provide comfort to – the LGBTQ+ community. “LGBTQ Americans, especially children: You’re loved, you’re heard and this administration has your back, I mean it,” Biden said. “We are not relenting one singleContinue Reading