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posted Friday, May 15, 2015 - Volume 43 Issue 20


New HIV breakthrough: Implants can solve adherence problem
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff writer

Scientists at Oak Crest Institute of Science in Pasadena say they have developed a subdermal implant that can deliver antiretroviral drugs. Their finding is published in the latest issue of Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy.

The implant is said to be about the size of a matchstick, and can deliver a controlled a
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Sawant commands first District 3 candidate forum - Other candidates struggle to find their voice
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Incumbent City Council member Kshama Sawant commanded the stage at the first candidate forum in the District 3 City Council race on May 12.

The new District 3 takes in Capitol Hill, the Central District, Leschi, Madrona, Madison Park, and Montlake neighborhoods.

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Nepal hit with another quake
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor Still reeling from last month's devastating earthquake, Nepal was struck again Tuesday by a magnitude 7.3 earthquake that caused more deaths, created fresh landslides and brought down already shaky buildings.

According to officials, more than 1,117 people were injured in the largest
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Emerald City Softball Association celebrates midseason with party
With half of its 2015 regular season in the books, the ECSA gives thanks to one of its Hall of Fame electees with May 17 event at Changes

by Tony Stasiek - Special to the SGN

Although the Emerald City Softball Association (ECSA) has hit the midpoint of its 2015 regular season, the action is just gett
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JESSE'S JOURNAL: Gay Envy
by Jesse Monteagudo - SGN Contributing Writer

H. L. Mencken once wrote that Puritanism is 'the haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy.' The idea that bigots hate those who might be having a good time comes to mind whenever the likes of Peter LaBarbera of Americans for Truth About Homosexuality, Matt Barber of the
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SEAMEC announces early endorsement of Herb Krohn for Port Commissioner
SEAMEC has announced its early endorsement of Herb Krohn for Seattle Port Commissioner, Position 5.

Herb Krohn is the Washington State Legislative Director for the United Transportation Union (UTU), which represents railroad and other transit workers. He also serves on the boards of Equal Rights Washington and SEAMEC.
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OUTSpoken welcomes Matthew Shepard's mother, Judy Shepard to the show
OUTSpoken, a Pacific Northwest LGBT radio talk show hailing from Spokane, WA features two dynamic hosts, Jonathan Shuffield and Sergey Grankin, who talk about issues and people affecting the LGBT community both locally and globally. OUTSpoken is honored to welcome Judy Shephard to May 17th's show. Tune in Sundays 12:00 to 2:00 PST 88.1/92.3 FM more
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Donald J. Abshire - IN MEMORIAM
Donnie, aka Donald J. Abshire, left earth April 17, 2015 for the Great Beyond. A Loving Friend and Partner, he'll be missed by all that knew him. He was the kind of person who spoke his truth, never with malice, but from his heart. Truth was one of his greatest strengths and much admired, even when the truth might hurt. The last 32 years o more
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Academic student employees and UW agree on contract: Groundbreaking step toward an inclusive, equitable campus
Unprecedented aspects of the new contract include protections against micro-aggressions, access to all-gender bathrooms, and commitments by the employer to increase access to lactation stations!

After months of heated negotiations and actions by members of the union to push for a more equitable workplace, UAW Local 4121 (the un
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Musicians win support for fair treatment - Seattle City Council to declare May 20 'Fair Trade Music Day'
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Local musicians won important support from the Seattle City Council May 13, when Nick Licata's Finance and Culture Committee voted unanimously to 'reaffirm their support for all workers, including musicians, having the right to negotiate fair contracts, establish equitable business relationsh
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Senator Patty Murray introduces Freedom from Discrimination in Credit Act
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Washington's senior Senator Patty Murray has introduced a bill to ban discrimination against LGBT Americans when they apply for credit.

The Freedom from Discrimination in Credit Act (FDCA) would amend the Equal Credit Opportunity Act to prohibit credit discrimination based on s
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Chris Christie boozes it up - Embarrassed NJ Republicans pay state back for Christie's entertainment expenses
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, once touted as a frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, has racked up an astonishing $300,000 in spending on food and drink charged to his state expense account.

Christie's refreshment allowance amounts to 80% of his
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HHS to issue contraceptive guidelines in response to Patty Murray letter
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Burwell announced May 11 that her department will issue new guidelines clarifying women's rights to contraceptives under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Senator Patty Murray and 38 other Democrats had written to Burwell demanding
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Scotland most pro-Gay country in Europe, ILGA says
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Scotland scored the highest rating in ILGA's 2015 'Rainbow Europe Index,' the group said May 11.

The index measures progress on LGBT equality in European countries for 48 criteria - including legal protections from discrimination in employment and services, measures to tackle
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New HIV research partnership announced: UNC Chapel Hill and GlaxoSmithKline
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer A new HIV research project combining the efforts of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and British pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline was announced May 11.

UNC Chapel Hill will put up a team of 40 researchers. GSK will provide its own research team and $20 million to fund th
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AHF supports development of implant to deliver HIV drugs
On May 1 AIDS Healthcare Foundation President Michael Weinstein issued the following statement on findings recently published in the Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy report that scientists from the Oak Crest Institute of Science have created the first subdermal implant that delivers antiretroviral drugs for up to 40 days to prevent or tre more
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