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posted Friday, November 14 - Volume 42 Issue 46


SCOTUS to get all six Sixth Circuit marriage appeals - Marriage bans fall in additional states
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Plaintiffs in all six marriage cases turned down by the Sixth Circuit Court have appealed directly to the U.S. Supreme Court for a review of the appellate court's decision.

Meanwhile federal judges struck down marriage bans in Missouri and South Carolina. The U.S. Supreme Court lifted a stay on marriage in Kansas, a
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Pride Foundation awards grants to 56 organizations supporting LGBTQ community in the Northwest 32 Washington organizations among grantees
SEATTLE - On Thursday, November 13, Pride Foundation announced that it has awarded $303,775 to 56 organizations that support Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) youth, adults, and families in the Northwest. In Washington State, 32 organizations received funding - totaling $175,000.

Despite the surge in marriag
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As weather turns from cold to freezing, local activists help homeless stay warm
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

It's simple really. Whenever you can help people, you should.
The Golden Rule, right?
Right.


This week, as a polar vortex blanketed most of the United States (only the Southwest, Hawaii, Alaska and South Florida escaped the grip of the Arctic b
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Mayor announces medical marijuana symposium to be held November 20
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray has announced a medical marijuana symposium to be held November 20, in City Hall's Bertha Knight Landes Room. The symposium will start at 5:00 p.m. and run till 7:45 p.m.

While marijuana has been used to alleviate symptoms of HIV/AIDS and side effects o
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History made as Gay vets march in Boston Veterans Day Parade
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

A group representing LGBT military veterans marched, for the very first time, in Boston's annual Veterans Day parade.

OutVets, a non-partisan and non-political group, had 30 people show up to march Tuesday.

Spokesman Ryan McGill said the Suffolk County Am
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HRC launches groundbreaking LGBT public education campaign in Deep South
With faith front and center, HRC launches new engagement effort - including TV commercials, mail, phone banking, billboards, and online advertising - to promote LGBT equality in Mississippi

WASHINGTON, D.C. - This week, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest civil rights organization working to achieve Les
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New study finds global increase of acceptance of Gay and Lesbian communities worldwide Seattle's LGBT Square Dancing Club to offer FREE Square Dancing Evening in Seattle
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Public attitudes towards Gay rights across time and countries has improved. A new Williams Institute study finds that residents in 90% of all surveyed countries have become more accepting of homosexuality over the past 20 years.

The study examines the responses to 2000 survey questions asked in hundreds of su
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SCOTUS to review Obamacare
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Two years after funding the Affordable Care Act, known as the ACA or Obamacare, the U.S. Supreme Court said it would review a new challenge to the law.

The challenge to President Obama's signature legislation claims that the tax credits that incentivize individuals to buy coverage
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LGBT veterans are still being denied equal federal benefits from Department of Veterans Affairs
WASHINGTON, D.C. - On the eve of Veterans Day, the American Military Partner Association, the nation's largest organization for the partners, spouses, families, and allies of America's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) service members and veterans, once again called on the Department of Veterans Affairs to immediately begin grant more
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HRC praises Attorney General nominee
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Human Rights Campaign (HRC) praised Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch in a statement released November 7.

'Loretta Lynch will have big shoes to fill thanks to the incredible leadership of outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder and his unprecedented commitment to LGBT equal
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Tony the Tiger comes out - 'That's grrrrreat!'
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Is Tony the Tiger Gay?

That's a rhetorical question, of course, because advertising mascots don't have sex, but the beloved Frosted Flakes icon does appear in a new series of Kellogg's ads urging LGBT customers to 'Wear your stripes with Pride!'

The ads appeare
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U.S. Catholic bishops vs. the Pope
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

As the annual conference of U.S. Catholic bishops begins November 17 in Baltimore, the bishops find themselves more and more at odds with their nominal leader Pope Francis.

Although he still clings to traditional Catholic doctrine on sexuality and the family, the Pope has put
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The Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) announces nearly $1.5 million in new grants
First grants awarded in new initiative to re-focus LGBT movement on HIV/AIDS crisis; grants also address LGBTQ health and rights

NEW YORK - On November 6, The Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) announced nearly $1.5 million in new grants, including a new program aimed at addressing the rampant stigma against HIV-positive
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Elton John AIDS Foundation to fund Transgender HIV Project
Funding will support a community-led strategy to address inequities in HIV prevention and access to care

OAKLAND - Transgender Law Center is excited to announce a new partnership with the Elton John AIDS Foundation in the development of a constituent-driven strategy to reduce structural inequities that drive high rates of HIV incidents in Transgender communities.

The funding is for one year and will enable Transgender Law Center t
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First Trans Pride in Bangladesh
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

More than 1,000 hijras staged Bangladesh's first ever Pride Parade on November 10, marking the one-year anniversary of a government ruling recognizing them as a 'third gender.'

'Hijra' is more or less equivalent to what Americans mean by 'Transgender,' although hijra is applie
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Gay and Trans prisoners sue California Sheriff
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Fifteen current and former Gay, Bi, and Trans inmates of the San Bernardino County Jail in California have initiated a class action lawsuit against the County Sheriff's Department. The suit was filed on October 22.

According to court documents, all inmates who identify as Gay,
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GLSEN releases 29 state snapshots from most recent national school climate survey on America's middle and high schools
Benchmark survey reveals LGBT youth regularly hear anti-LGBT remarks and are harassed

NEW YORK - On November 13, GLSEN (the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network) released state-level data from its biennial National School Climate Survey report for 29 states that show that schools remain unsafe for the majority of Le
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Back by popular demand - Sister Hillda Billy presents 'Sisters' Pantry 3'!
'Sisters' Pantry' is a food drive for Chicken Soup Brigade, a project of Lifelong AIDS Alliance. This year, because of rising demand and budgetary constraints, Chicken Soup Brigade is in desperate need of community support. The clients served by Chicken Soup Brigade need toiletries (toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, shampoo, etc.), canned foods, a more
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