CHS Pics | ‘Wall’ mural remembers Orlando on Bellevue Ave E

A work in tribute to the victims and survivors of the Pulse nightclub shooting has become part of the streetscape at Bellevue and Mercer.

Artist Mariah Widman pasted up pieces of her “Wall” mural Sunday night. It represents the holes knocked out by police as they responded to rescue survivors in the deadly Orlando shooting in which a gunman killed 49 people and injured 53 more. The work represents the wall of Pulse as both a barrier that had to be breached and a symbol of resiliency, Widman said. Continue reading

March for Hope

13432284_10201791491824822_1852609815343746931_nJoin us, friends and family of all people who feel oppressed, this Saturday night, June 18th at 11pm at Cal Anderson Park on Capitol Hill as we take to the streets exactly one week from this tragic event. We will march in honor of those we lost and to give strength to those who have none. We will march to honor Orlando and to let the families and loved ones still grieving in Florida know that they are not alone.

Harvey Milks’ words “hope will never be silent” should be ringing in our ears and the ears of those who will try to destroy us. If you want to join the fight and march please share this event. Bring out your flags, bring out your signs, and let us show the world that even in a city as cool and progressive as Seattle that the fight for human rights is not over.

It’s time to come out. It is time to stand together and let the world know we will not be defeated by hate and fear. We will not sit quietly and watch our family be destroyed. It is time to come out and march. Time to take to the streets and find strength in numbers. Time to give hope to those who have none. “The opposite of war isn’t peace; it’s creation”. Let us stand together and create a world free of hate and intolerance.

We stand together for pride; we stand together for people. All are welcome to join this movement for civil and human rights.

Hope is our message; hate is our enemy. JOIN THE FIGHT!!!

Let Your Love Shine: A Queer Benefit For Orlando

Let Your Love Shine

In response to the latest violence inflicted on the queer community, in response to the continued oppression inflicted on queer, trans, and genderqueer communities and communities of color, Jetspace Magazine and Neumos present Let Your Love Shine, a dance party and benefit supporting the victims of violence in Orlando. Featuring music from DJs Riff Raff, Reverend Dollars, and Miss Shelrawka, and performances from Boom Boom L’Roux, Ebo Barton, Ms. Briq House, The Lady B, Sarah Galvin, and Whitney Mongé. 100% of the proceeds from this event will be donated to Equality Florida’s fund supporting the victims of and those affected by the Pulse Nightclub murders.

Tickets are available online at neumos.com or without fees at Moe Bar. If you’re unable to attend but would like to help, donations are being accepted at Neumos, Barboza, and Moe Bar now through Wednesday, June 22. There will be an opportunity to make an additional donation at Let Your Love Shine as well.

Stand with us, and Let Your Love Shine all the way to Orlando.