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posted Friday, March 27, 2015 - Volume 43 Issue 13


Indiana governor signs anti-Gay law, stirs up storm of protest George Takei calls for boycott, major corporations pull out
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed the so-called 'Religious Freedom Restoration Act' into law on March 26.

The new law allows Indiana businesses to discriminate against LGBT people in employment and provision of services if they claim a religious motivation for their anti-Gay actions.

Pence was surroun
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Former Seattle LGBTQ Commissioner, Trans* activist Hill Landon Wolfe accepts internship with Rep. Derek Kilmer's office
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

There's a saying that many people in the U.S. Navy have memorized and it goes, 'It's a small world, and an even smaller Navy.'

In other words, you can travel this whole wide world and as big as it is you will still inevitably run into someone you served with at a previous co
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Show me the money! Seattle minimum wage law kicks in April 1
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Seattle's minimum wage ordinance - which will ultimately raise wages for the city's lowest-paid workers to $15 per hour - kicks in April 1.

The law raises wages in stages. Businesses with 500 or more employees will be required to pay $11 per hour starting April 1, and get to the
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Indiana HIV epidemic traced to needle-sharing
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Indiana Governor Mike Pence declared a public health emergency March 25, after HIV cases 'reached epidemic proportions' in Scott County, in the southern part of the state.

The outbreak was first identified in late January. Since then, officials have diagnosed 79 people with ne
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JESSE'S JOURNAL: The Islamic State - Prejudice and Power
by Jesse Monteagudo - SGN Contributing Writer

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, also known as ISIS or ISIL, is an anachronism to those who believe in human progress. It is a throwback to the seventh and eighth centuries, a time when Darul Islam (the House of Islam) was the greatest civilization on earth, outside Chin
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The Seattle Public Library joins Safe Place network for teens
To kick off National Safe Place Week, The Seattle Public Library system has become a part of the Safe Place network in King County. As of today, all 27 of Seattle's public libraries are a Safe Place where youth ages 12-17 can ask for help when in crisis.

'Joining the Safe Place network is a great way for t
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Pope to visit White House - DC Archbishop wants to take away protections for Gay students
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The White House announced on March 26 that Pope Francis will visit the Obamas on September 23 this year.

Meanwhile, Catholic Cardinal Donald Wuerl, the Archbishop of Washington, DC, urged Congress to repeal a DC ordinance protecting LGBT students at local religious schools. more
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Replacements, Ltd. Founder and CEO Bob Page weds longtime partner
Page one of North Carolina's most vocal activists for marriage equality

GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA - Following a decades-long fight for marriage equality, Replacements, Ltd. Founder and CEO Bob Page married his longtime partner Dale Frederiksen on March 26 in a private family ceremony at Replacements. Witnessed by their
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Amnesty International endorses Irish marriage referendum
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The leading human rights organization Amnesty International has endorsed a Yes vote in Ireland's upcoming referendum on same-sex marriage and is campaigning to turn out voters.

The Republic of Ireland will vote on a proposal to amend the country's constitution and legalize sam
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Sweden introduces official gender-neutral pronoun
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Beginning in April, a new gender-neutral pronoun will debut in the official dictionary of the Swedish language.

The pronoun 'hen' will be added to 'han' (he) and 'hon' (she), as one of 13,000 new words in the dictionary's latest edition according to editors at the Swedish Acad
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