Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Adam Lambert "officially" comes out

What many suspected has now been confirmed, by the actual source. American Idol runner-up Adam Lambert confirms he's gay in the newest issue of Rolling Stone magazine (www.rollingstone.com), thus marking the first time he's openly discussed his sexuality to fans and media.

Lambert and the nine other finalists of last season's popular TV show are scheduled to perform at the nearby Tacoma Dome on July 7. Seattle Gay News looks forward to bringing you coverage of Lambert's initial performance in the Seattle area - stay glued.


Kohei said...


I am from Providence, RI, and my organization of LGBTQ Southeast Asians is organizing a one-day caucus for LGBTQ Southeast Asian leaders from around the country, in Seattle, on August 14th.

We want to do outreach to LGBTQ individuals in Seattle, and let them know about this unique opportunity. Its actually the first time that LGBTQ Southeast Asians have ever had a national get-together.

Please let me know, and I can send you the information to forward.

Thank you!


Kohei said...

Queer Southeast Asian Caucus| 411

What? A one-day conference to bring together LGBTQ Southeast Asian leaders to identify needs and issues, build new relationships, reflect on leadership, and plan a communications strategy to create a national network of Queer Southeast Asians.

Who? LGBTQ Cambodian, Laotian, Hmong, Vietnamese and other leaders who identify as both LGBTQ and Southeast Asian.

When? Friday, August 14 (but we encourage people to stay for the whole NQAPIA conference that continues on until Sunday, August 16)

Where? Seattle, Washington

How much? All the costs – including travel and food – should round out to about $500. Scholarships are being provided by seaQuel and NQAPIA. Please contact Mimi at lsinouthasy@gmail.com for more information

The caucus is being organized by Southeast Asian Queers United for Empowerment & Leadership (seaQuel) based in Providence, Rhode Island, but we are getting support from our generous host, the National Queer API Alliance (NQAPIA). You can learn more about seaQuel at www.myspace.com/seaQuel and about NQAPIA at www.nqapia.org

Our caucus will coincide and be part of the NQAPIA’s three-day conference, “Transgress, Transform, Transcend: A National Conference of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Asian Americans, South Asians and Pacific Islanders (API)”

Caucus Goals

* bring together over 25 diverse Queer Southeast Asian leaders from all parts of the country - Providence, RI; Boston, MA; Lowell, MA; New York City, NY; New Orleans, LA; Madison, WI; Minneapolis, MN; San Francisco, CA; Long Beach, CA; and Seattle, WA.
* release survey results from the 2009 Queer Southeast Asian Census,
* identify political and social issues that impact the Queer Southeast Asian community,
* brainstorm a communications plan for building a national network,
* identify strategies and best practices in HIV/AIDS prevention and community organizing for marriage equality

CONTACT: Koheiishihara@gmail.com