Thursday, May 24, 2012

Gossip interviews with Seattle Gay News

Gossip has never sounded this good.

And by Gossip, we're referring to the alternative rock band whose hit single "Heavy Cross" wails in the background of the J'adore Dior's TV commercial as Charlize Theron comes strutting down the runway.

The group, rooted in the Northwest, returns to the music scene with a new album, A Joyful Noise (in stores now), and single "Perfect World".  Watch the video for "Perfect World" here:

Hannah Billie, drummer of Gossip, spoke with Seattle Gay News this week from New York City, where the band celebrated the release of A Joyful Noise.  In the interview, Billie reminisces about her days in Seattle (her former home), reflects upon her love for Donna Summer, and tells us what fellow touring partner Busta Rhymes (of all people) was really like off-stage.

Look for the interview with Hannah Billie of Gossip in tomorrow's print edition (May 25 issue) of the Seattle Gay News, or online at this weekend.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Travaasa Hana celebrates One Year Anniversary with Facebook giveaways

Seattle Gay News, aside from investigative reports, political stories and arts & entertainment features, also covers travel.

In keeping you informed on the travel front, we wish to congratulate our friends at Travaasa Hana (on the island of Maui), as they celebrate a One Year Anniversary this month. 

Featured in our Maui travel story last November (read here: Travaasa Hana is a gorgeous, off-the-beaten-path luxury resort located in the remote town of Hana, Hawaii - about a 90-minute scenic drive from Kahului Airport.  This property is situated on the Eastern tip of the island, allowing guests impeccable views of the ocean and even a glimpse of the Big Island on a clear day.

Travaasa Hana, a gay friendly resort that offers all-inclusive stays (room + meals, spa treatments), is celebrating its first anniversary with Facebook giveaways that include GoPro camera, yoga equipment, wine club membership, boogie board, and the grand prize of a three-night Travaasa Hana total stay for two.  Visit to enter and get more information about this property.

If you're looking for a getaway, a literal 'getting away from it all' destination, here's the place to consider.  It boasts very few tourists, fantastic spa, the ocean at your footsteps, sea cottages with five-star amenities, adults-only outdoor pool with unobstructed views, and even a yoga studio and guided coastal walks to keep you in shape during your vacay.

Seattle Gay News will publish its next Summer Travel Issue in June with original features on Tokyo, Brussels, Port Ludlow and Portland, Oregon.  

Photo: Travaasa Hana's adults-only outdoor pool

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Adam Lambert interviews with Seattle Gay News

He may not have won the grand prize, but Adam Lambert is most definitely an American Idol.

The Grammy-nominated artist will usher out his sophomore album, Trespassing, on May 15.  Two tracks from it have already been released, "Better Than I Know Myself" and "Never Close Our Eyes".

Lambert took time from a hectic schedule to speak with Seattle Gay News recently.  In the interview, printing on May 4, the California native speaks candidly about Freddie Mercury, Josh Hutcherson, the city of Seattle, and pop divas (he names a few of his favorites).

You can pre-order Trespassing and get more information on Adam Lambert by visiting his official website,

Grab a copy of the Seattle Gay News this Friday, or read it online over the weekend at, for a one-on-one chat with Adam Lambert.