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Seattle is mosaic of cultures and diverse communities, with an endless supply of inspiring tales to share. Community Stories presents this rich tapestry -- the people, the neighborhoods, the communities, relevant issues, cultural traditions and rich histories that make each of us unique. Learn more about your neighbors on Community Stories.

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Community Stories: History of the Wildrose
Community Stories: History of the Wildrose

The Wildrose on Capitol Hill is the only lesbian bar in Seattle, and now one of the oldest on the West Coast. It's truly an institution in the gay community, and keeping the doors open for more than 30 years hasn't been easy. Wildrose, which has evolved with the changing character of the Pike/Pine corridor and lesbian culture, remains a mainstay. Community Stories meets co-owners Shelley Brothers and Martha Manning and celebrates the history of this pioneering bar as a place for fun, self-expression and kinship.