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posted Friday, July 25 2014 - Volume 42 Issue 30


Suspect in June double homicide arrested in New Jersey
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

It is bittersweet because no matter what, Al Muhammed Brown's apprehension will not bring back the two lives he took, but on July 18, New Jersey authorities arrested the man indicted in the double shooting of two Gay men of color in Seattle's Leschi neighborhood. For now, at least the families have that much to comfort them. more
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Obama signs Executive Order barring anti-LGBT discrimination
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

President Obama signed an executive order July 21 protecting many LGBT workers from discrimination in the workplace.

The two-part document amends previous orders by Richard Nixon on federal employment and by Lyndon Johnson on protections for employees of federal contactors.
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PrEP gets seal of approval in new study - Adherence still the key factor
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A new study of PrEP medications by NIH (National Institutes of Health) scientists shows that the HIV prevention method remains effective even if users skip occasional doses.

The study, released at the International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia, and simultaneously pu
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LGBT Bar to award Evan Wolfson and David Rosenblum with awards
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

The National LGBT Bar Association, the world's largest organization of LGBT and allied legal professionals, announced this week that Freedom to Marry founder Evan Wolfson will receive the organization's 2014 Dan Bradley Award.

The award, presented during The Bar's Lavender
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Whidbey Island's first Pride Parade comes to Langley on Sunday, August 10
Everyone is invited to Whidbey Island's first-ever Queer Pride Parade, a celebration of the 'Queer' in all of us.

The parade will start at the top of Cascade Avenue in Langley at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 10 and loop through downtown.

The idea for Langley's Queer Pride Parade came from parade organizer and Langley resid
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Dignity Seattle donates $700 to Official Pride ASIA
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Dignity Seattle, the local chapter of DignityUSA, a religious group celebrating the wholeness and holiness of LGBT Catholics, announced this week that they will be donating $700 to Official Pride ASIA, the organization that produces the annual Rice Ball and Pride ASIA events.
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Exxon Mobil will comply with executive order against discriminatione
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Texas oil giant Exxon Mobil said on July 22 that it will comply with the new executive order signed by President Obama requiring federal contractors not to discriminate against LGBT employees.

Exxon, the world's biggest oil and gas company, will 'abide by the law,' spokesperso
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We can remove HIV from individual cells, researchers say
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

HIV can be eliminated from human cells using gene therapy, according to a new study by Temple University researchers.

The study was published July 21 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Most current HIV treatments target the means by which H
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Anti-cancer drug may flush out HIV, study says
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The anti-cancer drug romidepsin may flush out hidden reservoirs of HIV so the virus can be killed by antiretrovirals, according to a new Danish study reported at this year's International AIDS Conference.

'It's called the kick and kill approach,' said Dr. Ole Schmeltz Sogaard
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Umoja Fest hepatitis screenings for World Hepatitis Day
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The Multicultural HIV/Hepatitis Action Network will provide HIV and hepatitis information and screenings at Seattle's annual Umoja Fest on August 2.

The screenings will help to mark National African-American Hepatitis C Action Day and World Hepatitis Day, and will be held from
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AN OPEN LETTER TO THE LGBT COMMUNITY
On Monday, June 30, Paul Kawata, executive director of the National Minority AIDS Council issued the following statement:

'Today, June 30 is the annual Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Reception at the White House. On this occasion, 244 leaders from the HIV/AIDS community, representing 40 states and 2 territo
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New HIV diagnoses down for all groups except Gay and Bi men, AMA study says
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A new American Medical Association (AMA) study shows that new HIV diagnoses have dropped by one-third in the last 10 years.

The exception: Gay and Bisexual men. In that key demographic, the rate of new HIV diagnoses doubled in the same period.

The survey was publ
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Early HIV treatment not as effective as once thought, new study says
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

HIV can form essentially invulnerable 'viral reservoirs' even before it is detectable in a patient's blood, a new study shows. If true, the findings mean that early treatment of HIV, once thought to offer hope for a cure, may not be as effective as once thought.

The study, pub
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Rams coach: Michael Sam 'absolutely not' a distraction
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

National Football League (NFL) Rams head coach Jeff Fisher, during an appearance on ESPN's 'Mike & Mike' radio show on Wednesday, stated that openly Gay new Rams draft Michael Sam was 'absolutely not' a distraction for his football team.

'Let's define distraction,' Fisher
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