This paper was the product of an Honors class on the politics of public space. I worked with two other students to explore the extent to which Capitol Hill served as a safe space for Seattle the LGBT+ community using interviews, observational studies, and theory. This project was especially exciting for me, as I learned how to talk about the issues facing the LGBT+ community in an educated way and had a chance to share stories from the LGBT+ community embedded in the greater context of social movements.
My role in the research was primarily conducting interviews with community members, along with reviewing existing research. While our data collection was a team effort, this paper represents my own analysis of the findings.