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posted Friday, March 20, 2015 - Volume 43 Issue 12


SGN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Barney Frank Former Congressman as combative as ever
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Former Congressman Barney Frank showed himself to be as combative as ever in an interview with SGN, despite his claim to be enjoying retirement.

'I am retired,' Frank insisted. 'I have no ongoing job. I continue to be an advocate, but I'm an advocate without a job title.'

A 16-term Congressman from Mas
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NEW REPORT: LGBT WOMEN ARE AMONG MOST AT RISK OF POVERTY IN AMERICA
Groundbreaking report from broad coalition examines poverty, economic vulnerability of LGBT women

WASHINGTON, D.C. - According to a new report released today by a broad coalition of research and advocacy organizations, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) women are among the most at risk of poverty in America.
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Mayor Murray names LGBT Capitol Hill hate crimes task force members
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Mayor Ed Murray announced a task force Thursday to develop recommendations to create a safer environment for LGBTQ people in Seattle and to specifically address ongoing issues on Capitol Hill.

I am proud to be one of the community leaders the mayor chose to serve the com
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INSIGHTS & PERSPECTIVES: HOW DO WE TRUST?
by Michael Raitt - SGN Contributing Writer

Have you ever taken the time to think about how you trust? Most people don't give it a lot of thought yet 'trust' is at the top of the list of traits that people talk about when they are talking about friendships and romantic relationships. It is worthwhile to give it some thought. more
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Space Needle workers take fight to corporate offices
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Chants of 'What do we want? Raises! When do we want them? Now!' echoed off the Space Needle as 100 workers at the iconic landmark rallied with community supporters to demand that management negotiate a fair contract with them.

Space Needle workers have been working without a
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Patty Murray sponsors two pro-LGBT bills - Would equalize Social Security benefits and prevent bullying
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Washington Senator Patty Murray is sponsoring two bills that will benefit LGBT Americans - one to equalize Social Security benefits, and one to combat bullying at colleges and universities.

The SAME (Social Security and Marriage Equality) Act was announced on March 17, with Se
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Our Answer to Hate Crimes; Practical Solutions NOW
by Mac S. McGregor - SOSea Transgender/Gender Non-Conforming Outreach Director

I learned about the importance of self-defense as a small child when I watched my mother be physically abused by her second husband. I know the fear first hand of what it's like to be defenseless. I was too small to do anything. And perhaps it was
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Trans prisoner appeals to SCOTUS for surgery
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A Transgender prisoner serving a life sentence for murder has appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court to allow her to have sex-reassignment surgery.

Michelle Kosilek was convicted of killing her spouse, Cheryl McCaul, in 1990 and was sentenced to life in prison. At the time of the
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'Add the four words' protest at Idaho capitol
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

LGBT rights activists staged three different protests March 16 at the Idaho state capitol building in Boise.

State police made 25 arrests, including six demonstrators who were arrested, released, and then re-arrested at a subsequent protest.

The demonstrators w
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Love thy neighbor? For Archbishop Cordileone and the Archdiocese of San Francisco, not so much
WASHINGTON - In response to the use of water sprinklers by the Archdiocese of San Francisco to deter homeless people from seeking refuge in entrance portals of St. Mary's Cathedral, the Human Rights Campaign issued the following statement from Lisbeth Melendez Rivera, Director of Latino/a and Catholic Initiatives for HRC Foundation's Religion and more
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Alabama drama - Federal judge won't back down, orders state judge to comply with marriage orders 100 businesses pledge no discrimination
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The federal judge who struck down Alabama's same-sex marriage ban has refused to back down in the face of a state Supreme Court decision on the subject.

In a March 16 ruling, U.S. District Judge Callie 'Ginny' Granade said her order instructing Mobile County Probate Judge Don Da
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