Section One

April 29, 2005

Volume 33,
Issue 17

Sat, Feb 27, 2016


Section One

Two of Micah Painter’s attackers sentenced to 18 months
by Rober Raketty - SGN Staff Writer

King County Superior Court Judge Jeffrey Ramsdell sentenced two men in the brutal Gay bashing of Micah Painter, a 24-year-old Seattle resident, on Friday, April 22. David Kravchenko, 20, and Yevgeniy Savchak, 18, were both convicted last month of assault in the fourth degree with a deadly weapon enhancement. A third man, Vadim Samuse
Microsoft denies being bullied, rightwing pastor calls them ‘liars’
by Robert Raketty SGN Staff Writer

LGBT organizations and individuals locally and nationally continue to decry Microsoft’s decision to remain neutral this year on the Anderson-Murray Anti-Discrimination Bill (HB 1515).

The bill, which seeks to add the terms “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” to the s
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Seattle Counseling Service brings ICON back to life
by Sara Michelle Fetters

Seattle Counseling Service for Sexual Minorities (SCS) proudly announces Icon: A Celebration of Drag, Art & Life to be held on April 30 at 8:00 p.m. at Neumo’s, located on Pike Street in Seattle’s Capitol Hill Neighborhood. A star-studded benefit for the agency, the event will feature performances by loca
Spokane City Council extends benefits to Gay employees
picture Al French - Supported

by Robert Raketty - SGN Staff Writer

The Spokane City Council approved domestic partner benefits for city employees on Monday, April 25. The 5-2 vote came after months of heavy lobbying from Inland Northwest Equality (INWE), a coalition of individuals and organizations that advocate for equal treat
Using Religion Like A Noose
Commentary by Ken Schram, KOMO TV

Who would use religion like a noose? Who would transform piety and faith into an ugly weapon that could be used to choke off the breath of justice and civil rights?

I’ll tell you who: 23 Republicans and 2 Democrats.

You’ll find these 25 sanctimonious hyp
Equality in the balance
After three decades, Washington almost added sexual orientation to the state’s anti-discrimination policy.

Wondering what went on behind the scenes in Olympia? Attend the ERW Town Hall this Thursday, May 5, to meet the movers and shakers and find out what went on that got us very close, but not close enough, to victory. We also want to he
A Forum on Public Safety
In light of the Micah Painter Verdict and other violent crimes effecting our community we are going to discuss safety procedures, crime reporting, communication between the SPD and the community through the advisory council, self defense and funding programs to be proactive in combating any backlash the community could receive as a result of victor more
Microsoft rolls back civil rights; promotes devastating trade agreements
Pride at Work, AFL-CIO and other labor leaders are mobilizing their base to denounce Microsoft Corporation actions. Recently, Microsoft withdrew support for a non-discrimination bill, and is promoting the Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA).

Last month, Microsoft Corporation secretly revoked its support for the Washington State

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