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This conversation engages questions about how a city - and the institutions within it - creates community histories, and how memories affect personal and collective identities. The discussion is presented in conjunction with the exhibition MOTHA and Chris E. Vargas present: Trans Hirstory in 99 Objects. . Click here for details.



Trans Hirstory in 99 Objects

This annual extravaganza searches for the next Mr. & Miss Neighbours to represent the #1 Gay Nightclub in the Northwest! Details at

"DRAG, not drugs!"

Drug counselor by day, drag diva by night. Aleksa Manila is a celebrated and respected drag personality. Originally from Manila, Philippines, Aleksa now calls Seattle, Washington home.

Aleksa is a favorite emcee/host, speaker/panelist, performer/model at many events in the region because of her smart and sassy presence onstage and her ease of engaging her audience.

Aleksa recently received the prestigious Dr. Bob Wood Award for Excellence in HIV Prevention, and was 2014 Grand Marshal at the 40th Seattle Pride Parade alongside her hero, Mr. George Takei.

In her professional career, Aleksa when "not-in-face" is the Program Coordinator of Project NEON and Program Supervisor of Addiction Services at Seattle Counseling Service.

More about Aleksa Manila.

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Neighbours Pageant

"Drag, not drugs."

Transgender Narratives...

Ongoing series of exhibitions organized by Chris E. Vargas, executive director of the Museum of Transgender Hirstory & Art at the Henry Art Gallery at the University of Washington. Exhibit thru Summer 2017. Click here for details.

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