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Sarah Toce
Named one of GO Magazine's Red Hot Entrepreneurs of 2014, award-winning journalist Sarah Toce has interviewed and profiled many of the world’s most influential players ranging from high-level politicians to A-list celebrities, health experts, and key civil rights advocates. Her diversified portfolio has runs the gamut between local, national and international news coverage and features.

Sarah is the founder, publisher and editor-in-chief of Seattle’s only lesbian newspaper – The Seattle Lesbian. In its first year alone, The Seattle Lesbian reached a threshold of one million readers on a global scale. In 2012, the Seattle Lesbian was a distinguished recipient of the McCormick Foundation's New Media Women Entrepreneurs Award.

Sarah's work is regularly featured in Huffington Post, Curve magazine, Windy City Times, and other respected national publications.

In 2012, Sarah contributed to the book, Gay Press, Gay Power: The Growth of LGBT Community Newspapers in America. Recently, she reported on the Windy City Times’ AIDS @ 30 series, which won the prestigious Peter Lisagor Award from the Chicago Headline Club, and was nominated for a national Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) Award, in the same category with The New York Times and The Boston Globe.

Sarah currently serves on the board of Seattle Pride.

Member of the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA) and the Online News Association (ONA).

Entries by Sarah Toce

19 Eggs and Counting: My First IVF Treatment

(0) Comments | Posted January 27, 2015 | 5:43 PM

Making the decision to pump my body full of hormones in order to facilitate mass egg production in order to have a baby was not really in my five-year-plan, but it certainly took center stage a few weeks ago. My wife dutifully primed the needle both...

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Citing Mental Illness, Russia Outlaws Driving for Transgender People, Amputees

(1) Comments | Posted January 13, 2015 | 8:08 PM

As of Tuesday, January 6, it is now illegal for transgender and transsexual people to drive vehicles in Russia. The bill, originally signed by Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on December 29, bans any person demonstrating "mental disorders" such as fetishism, exhibitionism , voyeurism, and pathological...

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Gay Men May Soon Be Allowed to Give Blood If They're Celibate

(3) Comments | Posted December 24, 2014 | 12:26 PM


The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said Tuesday it will reverse a 31-year-old gay blood ban with a new policy barring donations from men who have had gay sex in the previous year. FDA officials said that policy is supported by...

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MUSIC: Fleetwood Mac Reunites the Full Band After 16 Years

(6) Comments | Posted November 24, 2014 | 12:01 AM

Rock legends Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham, Christine McVie, John McVie, and Mick Fleetwood are jamming together as if no time has passed during their 2014-2015 world tour. Their recent stop in Tacoma, Washington proved one thing: they're still on the...

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Amanda Knox Gives Journalism Another Shot Post-Murder Trial

(3) Comments | Posted November 7, 2014 | 3:46 PM

It's been nine months since University of Washington journalism student Amanda Knox, 27, was found guilty of murder by an Italian court -- for the second time -- after arriving back on American soil.

Knox's notorious nightmare began in November 2007 following the death of her roommate...

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The Top 10 Life Lessons This Lesbian Learned From The Divine Miss M

(4) Comments | Posted November 4, 2014 | 2:22 PM


"I used to think romance was bunk. A double Mickey for the hickey..." Well, not so much. But I have always enjoyed a good Bette Midler tune here and there, and there are many reasons for it. Following is a Top 10 list...

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Interview: Laverne Cox Presents New Hope for Trans Youth With Documentary The T Word

(0) Comments | Posted October 13, 2014 | 10:43 AM

MTV and Logo TV have joined forces to simultaneously premiere Laverne Cox Presents: The T Word on October 17, 2014 at 7 p.m. The 60-minute documentary highlights seven transgender youths from varying walks of life with one of the world's...

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Interview: Cyndi Lauper's Kinky Boots Are Changing the World

(2) Comments | Posted October 9, 2014 | 5:19 PM

Winner of six Tony Awards, the Broadway hit musical Kinky Boots debuted on The Great White Way in October 2012 and hasn't slowed down since. The popular musical is based on the 2005 film Kinky Boots, which was serendipitously inspired by a...

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Interview: Sinéad O'Connor Isn't Bossy; She's the Boss

(0) Comments | Posted August 28, 2014 | 11:31 PM

Photo by Donal Moloney

One can't help but notice the disclaimer strewn across her public website: "SINEAD'S MUSINGS. STRICTLY NOT FOR MINORS." It's true: The 5-foot-5, Grammy Award-winning Irish songstress takes distinct issue with the oversexualizing of minors in the music industry. "There's a...

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Wanda Sykes on Kids, Family and Hitting the Road

(2) Comments | Posted August 14, 2014 | 5:24 PM

A punctual Wanda Sykes called 15 minutes early for her interview and was on the ball immediately. "Was she funny?" "Did she make you laugh?" "Was she as hilarious as she seems?" All of these questions were posed to me...

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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Sperm Bank

(1) Comments | Posted August 5, 2014 | 3:33 PM


You know when you have one of "those days" and you have to merely laugh for sheer lack of finding any other method that seems suitable for the occasion? This happened to me recently on the way to collect a donation for my...

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Nadia G Wants You to 'Bite This' and Tells You Why Her 'Bra Don't Fit No More'

(0) Comments | Posted July 15, 2014 | 11:40 AM


"I've always loved mixing comedy and food. A road trip version of Bitchin' Kitchen seemed like the natural evolution of the show," Cooking Channel's Nadia G said Wednesday in an interview with The Seattle Lesbian.

The result was Bite This, a...

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Seattle Women's Pride Sells Out, Inspires Hundreds

(1) Comments | Posted June 24, 2014 | 2:20 PM


The concept of creating Seattle Women's Pride was quite elementary to inventors at The Seattle Lesbian and Seattle Pride: provide a sleek space for gay women and their friends to relax, unwind and have a little fun around Pride weekend, all while enjoying...

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LOOK: Hillary Rodham Clinton Signs 1,200 Books at University Book Store

(0) Comments | Posted June 19, 2014 | 6:03 PM

Hillary Rodham Clinton greeted fans and signed 1,200 copies of her new book Hard Choices at University Book Store in Seattle on Wednesday, June 18.

The former Secretary of State arrived promptly at 5 p.m. to lines snaking throughout...

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Seattle's Central District Community Mourns Loss of Two Young Men, Both Reportedly Gay

(1) Comments | Posted June 9, 2014 | 11:26 PM


Hundreds of concerned Seattle citizens and elected officials gathered at the intersection of 29th and South King Street Thursday night to remember 23-year-old Dwone Anderson-Young and 27-year-old Ahmed Said. Among the supporters were Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, Seattle City Councilmember Sally Clark, the...

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Seattle Pride Flag Raising at City Hall Attended by Murray, Cammermeyer

(5) Comments | Posted June 2, 2014 | 4:05 PM


In a moving moment for the local LGBT community, Seattle's first openly gay mayor, Ed Murray, was joined by civil rights leaders and supporters in raising the Pride flag over Seattle City Hall Sunday, June 1.

Seattle LGBT Commission Co-Chair Joey...

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The Conditional Heart of HIV America

(0) Comments | Posted May 30, 2014 | 2:12 PM


Sandwiched between my two gay uncles watching The Normal Heart over the weekend brought much to light. Being 31 years old, I wasn't alive at the epicenter of Gay Cancer, GRID or HIV/AIDS and, in fact, I've never known a life without it...

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The West Coast Marriage Club Gets a New Member in Oregon

(5) Comments | Posted May 20, 2014 | 1:04 PM


Oregon residents: It is now safe to move about the marriage cabin. You can collect your dresses, tuxedos and crocs as you pass "Go" and vacation with the thousands of tax dollars that might be owed to you (just as long as you...

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May Day! We Have a New Leader in Judge Mary Yu

(2) Comments | Posted May 1, 2014 | 5:25 PM

When I sat down with Judge Mary Yu in early April to talk about her possible appointment to the Washington State Supreme Court, I was immediately taken by how serene she presented. It was 5:00 pm and the end to a long and, although she may never admit it, stressful...

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Let's Get Real: Kim Kardashian's Butt Size Is Not Breaking News

(1) Comments | Posted April 25, 2014 | 10:53 PM

Let's get real: Do you care about whose bump is going where, when and why in the world? We're living in a time where headlines about a 16-year-old girl being assaulted and killed by a classmate is shrunken by the sex life of Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott, and measuring...

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