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posted Friday, May 1, 2015 - Volume 43 Issue 18


Thousands killed in Kathmandu, Nepal earthquake
SGN exclusive interview with Gay Seattle man who witnessed it all

by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

On April 25, a powerful 7.8 earthquake hit Nepal, killing more than 6,200 people and causing widespread damage to the Capitol City of Kathmandu. In seconds, buildings were destroyed, lives ruined and fear and uncertainty blanketed Kathmandu
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SCOTUS hears marriage arguments - Why we may not get everything we want
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

In a historic hearing on April 28, the U.S. Supreme Court weighed arguments for and against marriage equality. Before the two-part hearing even concluded, pundits were sifting through the justices' questions and the attorneys' responses, looking for clues to the eventual outcome.

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City Council fireworks - Okamoto picked to succeed Sally Clark
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The Seattle City Council picked John Okamoto to succeed Sally Clark, who resigned April 12.

Although Okamoto will serve only through January 1, and had to promise he would not seek to be elected to the seat Clark gave up, the vote touched off fireworks between Council membe
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Seattle Counseling Service to launch LGBTQ Refugee/Immigrant Outreach Project
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Seattle Counseling Service (SCS), a community based organization that has been dedicated to promoting health and wellness within the LGBTQ community for 45 years, has announced the May 5 launch of the organization's new LGBTQ Refugee/Immigrant Outreach Project.

'This is an
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Seattle Neighborhood Greenways intern releases LGBTQ Safe Streets Project
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Christie Santos-Livengood spent 2014 as an intern at Seattle Neighborhood Greenways, a safe street advocacy organization made up of a volunteer coalition representing many neighborhoods across Seattle who plan and advocate for safe, equitable, and comfortable streets connecting us to th
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Patty Murray introduces $12 federal minimum wage bill
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Washington's senior U.S. Senator Patty Murray has introduced legislation to raise the federal minimum wage to $12 per hour. Although some states and municipalities have set higher minimums, the federal minimum wage is currently $7.25 per hour.

Senate Democratic leader Harr
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Major child advocacy organizations join HRC in calling for defeat of anti-LGBT legislation
Discriminatory measures introduced in many states would undermine well-being of our nation's children and youth

WASHINGTON, DC - On Thursday, April 16, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation and five leading national child welfare organizations joined forces to repudiate as harmful to children and families anti-LGBT
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Trans inmate entitled to surgery, federal judge affirms
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A federal district judge has cleared the way for a Transgender California prison inmate to receive medically necessary surgery.

U.S. District Judge John Tigar declined to stay his previous ruling and reaffirmed his order that the California state penal system must provide sex
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Printer can refuse pro-Gay messages, Kentucky court says - Company apologizes for Georgia printer who did the same
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A printer in Lexington, Kentucky, is within his rights to refuse to print pro-Gay T-shirts a state court ruled on April 27.

Meanwhile, a national printing company has apologized for a Georgia franchisee who refused to print invitations for a Lesbian wedding.

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You're Gay so go away, Pope tells French Ambassador
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Pope Francis met with France's openly Gay Ambassador to the Vatican, but only to tell him that his appointment was unacceptable.

According to Le Canard Enchaine newspaper, French diplomat Laurent Stefanini met the Pope in a 15-minute private audience, and was told by the ponti
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Ecuador OKs same-sex civil unions
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Ecuador's National Assembly has passed a bill creating civil unions for both same- and opposite-sex couples. President Rafael Correa is expected to sign the bill into law.

Correa, a leftist who was a close friend and ally of the late Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez, announc
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Paul J. Everett - In Memoriam
Paul J. Everett, 69, passed away from a sudden illness December 25, 2014 in Seattle, WA. He was born in Miami, FL. He worked in restaurant management until his retirement. He is survived by his sisters Nancy Prigg Rawls, Pensacola Beach, FL, Mary Jeffery of Corona, CA, Jane Ellington of Springfield, OR and a brother Thomas Adams in Greensboro, G more
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