Author Jacob Tobia says you should be free to embrace nail polish AND a formal suit, regardless of your gender - and invites you to try it.
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Author Jacob Tobia says you should be free to embrace nail polish AND a formal suit, regardless of your gender - and invites you to try it.

Embrace gender chill

Gender, anarchy, and the pursuit of being chill about it all. Also, Obamacare’s future might be in doubt again after an ongoing court battle. One of Seattle’s most pitched battles? You’ll be shocked, shocked to hear that it’s about bike lanes.

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Jacob Tobia, Sissy: A Coming of Gender Story

Jacob Tobia is just asking for some chill. In general, but particularly around gender. His new memoir is called Sissy: A Coming of Gender Story. In it, he suggests that gender should be playful, masculinity can be healing, and all of us should try a bold lip: just once. This is the extended cut of Tobia’s interview with Bill Radke.

Laura Jane Grace: from Against Me! to The Devouring Mothers

Unlike Jacob, Laura Jane Grace’s transition happened later in life, and very publicly. Grace is the lead singer and songwriter of the band Against Me! Author of the book Tranny: Confessions of Punk Rock's Most Infamous Anarchist Sellout, her new band is The Devouring Mothers.

ACA Repeal

The Affordable Care Act is once again losing some friends in high places, as the Department of Justice says it believes the law is unconstitutional and should be struck down. What does this mean for you? We asked Washington State’s insurance commissioner, Mike Kreidler.

Bike lane feature

Seattle voters are mostly united in their views on national politics, but when it gets local things often get ugly. One such battle is over the plan to add bike lanes and take away parking on one road in North Seattle. KUOW’s David Hyde has the story.