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#weSEAlove: Lonness Valenna

May 19, 2019
There’s a reason that Seattle has always been a leader in creating a welcoming environment for the LGBTQ community and why it’s received a perfect score on the Municipal Equality Index (MEI) for over five (5) consecutive years: where others see hate, #weSEAlove. Seattle is a city that favors inclusion over exclusion. In this series, Queerty goes ‘behind-the-image’ of some of the most poignant photos from the @weSEAlove Instagram handle –celebrating stories that showcase how Seattle approaches the world: with love and acceptance. Join Queerty and Visit Seattle in shifting our country's narrative one image and one story at a time by following along at @weSEAlove on Instagram. Discover even more Seattle stories at VISITSEATTLE.tv. Although she lived in many places around the world, Lonness never truly felt she was home until she landed in Seattle. Born as intersex, she has become an advocate for the trans community around the city. In this episode, we go behind-the-image of the “fairy godmother of Seattle” to understand why she has made it her mission to help others along on their journeys. Where others see hate, #weSEAlove. Join us in shifting our country's narrative one image and one story at a time by following along at @weSEAlove on Instagram. Discover even more Seattle stories at VISITSEATTLE.tv.