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posted Friday, February 27, 2015 - Volume 43 Issue 09


SGN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: City Council member Sally Clark
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Sally Clark is the third veteran Seattle City Council member to announce she will not seek reelection.

Clark and her City Council colleague Tom Rasmussen, who is also stepping down, were the openly LGBT members of the Council, and their retirement leaves a void in city government that may be hard to fill.
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Community Forum on anti-LGBTQ attacks to be held March 3
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Seattle City Council member and District 3 candidate Kshama Sawant has announced an upcoming forum on LGBTQ-related hate crime on Capitol Hill, March 3 at 7 p.m. in Broadway's All Pilgrims Church (500 Broadway E at E. Republican St.

According to the Town Hall description
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New support for same-sex families
Feds and City expand family leave rights

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Seattle's same-sex families got a double dose of good news as both the federal government and the City of Seattle announced new family leave rules.

Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez announced on February 24 that the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) would now apply to peopl
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Historic labor forum on Trans workers' rights
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

'What we're doing will change lives - guaranteed!' Ingersoll Gender Center founder Marsha Botzer told a gathering of labor activists on February 12. 'It will change lives - it might even save a life.'

Botzer was speaking at a first-of-its-kind forum on Transgender workers' right
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INSIGHTS & PERSPECTIVES: 'NOT GIVING A SHIT'
by Michael Raitt - SGN Contributing Writer

'I excel at not giving a shit!' This is one of my favorite quotes (from the pilot of the series, 'Dead Like Me'). It reminds me that, by changing our perspective, we can change the effects that judgments have on us.

We are subjected to judgments all day long and we star
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GSBA honors Space Needle executive: Why Space Needle workers aren't celebrating
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

At their February 24 awards dinner, the GSBA honored Karen Olson, the Space Needle's Marketing Vice President, as their Corporate Leader of the Year.

Space Needle employees are not celebrating, however. They say owners of the iconic Seattle landmark have engaged in a systematic
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LGBT labor group challenges new U.S. special envoy
No trade treaties with anti-Gay countries, Pride At Work says

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Pride At Work, an LGBT labor organization affiliated with the AFL-CIO, has issued a challenge for the new U.S. Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBT Persons: take Malaysia and Brunei out of the trade treaty the U.S. is negotiating with Pacific Rim countries.

Randy Barry w
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It's official: Sun revolves around Earth, Saudi cleric rules
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A prominent Saudi cleric has issued a fatwa - a binding religious ruling - that the Sun rotates around the Earth.

In a video of a lecture released February 16, Sheikh Bandar al-Khaibari explains how he came to his conclusion:

'We have a brain as Muslims. Firs
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Llamas immune to HIV - Antibodies might lead to vaccine
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Llamas seem to be immune to HIV, a study by an international team of researchers says, and more study of llama antibodies may lead to new HIV vaccines.

The study, published in PLOS Pathogens magazine, was conducted by scientists at University College London, Harvard Medical Scho
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PrEP is 'game changer'
Two European studies agree

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Two new studies, one British, one French, agree that PrEP is a potential 'game changer' in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

The British study, released February 24 shows that Truvada can be 86% effective in preventing new HIV infections when taken daily.

The PROUD study
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Jesse's Journal: LGBTV - The Future is Now
by Jesse Monteagudo - SGN Contributing Writer

The last time (in 2005) we wrote about the topic, television by or about Lesbians, Gay men, Bisexuals and Trans* people was dominated by LOGO, a basic cable network, and here!, a pay-per-view service. Ten years later, LOGO is a shadow of its former self, with one sure hit ('RuPau
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