Champion for LGBTQ rights | Civic Cocktail season finale | SuperMother, Supermodel & Sustainable Fashion

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LGBTQ activist Manuel Venegas pictured on a Seattle street

Activist shares his personal story of Pride

Meet Manuel Venegas, an HIV-positive, Mexican-American, gay community advocate. An outspoken champion for the civil rights of LGBTQ, HIV positive, and transgender communities, his deep-rooted interest in activism and community education began in high school in Moses Lake, Wash., and led him to Seattle, where he serves on the Seattle LGBTQ Commission and the defeatHIV Community Advisory Board at Fred Hutchison Cancer Research Center. Drawing on personal experience, Venegas shares the challenges he has faced and overcome in this intimate Community Stories portrait, a timely profile of local LGBTQ activism during Pride Month.

Host Brian Callanan and journalists Brandi Kruse, Joel Connelly and Venice Buhain discuss the headlines.

Journalist panel on City Inside/Out forecasts summer headlines, from crowded City Council races to public-safety pivots.

Host Nancy Pearl talks with author Neal Stephenson on Book Lust

Book Lust host Nancy Pearl talks with best-selling author Neal Stephenson about his new sci-fi epic “Fall; or, Dodge in Hell."

SuperMother, Supermodel & Sustainable Fashion on Art Zone

Supermodel Susan Holmes McKagan and Art Zone host Nancy Guppy practice a runway walk.

Supermodel Susan Holmes McKagan releases her debut novel. Renowned jewelry designer Jamie Joseph opens up her studio. The brilliant and brassy Christine Deaver curates the calendar. Clothing designer Janelle Abbott shares her unique, eco-friendly fashion, and sample the hard-driving bluesy rock of SuperMother! All this and more on Art Zone with Nancy Guppy.


Fight for LGBTQ rights & wildfire readiness at Civic Cocktail

Seattle LGBTQ Commissioners participate in a parade in 1993.

The Civic Cocktail season finale, 6 p.m., Wednesday, June 5, at Palace Ballroom, will feature two fights. The fight for LGBTQ rights is still a flashpoint 50 years after Stonewall. Plus, the state is stepping up its wildfire-fighting efforts. 

Tobi Hill-Meyer, co-executive director of Gender Justice League, and Anne Levinson, a former municipal court judge, deputy mayor of Seattle and one of Washington's first out public officials, join host Joni Balter to reflect on how far the movement has come and how far it has to go. And Washington Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz will discuss the region’s wildfire readiness and the impacts of climate change on forest health. Presented in partnership with Seattle CityClub.