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posted Friday, July 10, 2015 - Volume 43 Issue 28


Seattle in solidarity with Charleston Nine
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

More than 1,000 people marched through Seattle on July 7 in solidarity with the city of Charleston, South Carolina, and the nine people gunned down at Emmanuel AME Church.

The march, organized by the Seattle NAACP chapter and the Washington Church Leadership Coalition, began at First AME church at 14th Avenue and E
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All federal departments to recognize same-sex marriages in all 50 states, Attorney General says Marriage holdouts start to crumble
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced on July 9 that all federal departments would recognize same-sex marriages in all 50 states, and grant Gay and Lesbian spouses all the benefits appropriate to married couples.

The Attorney General's announcement ends the anomalous
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Lifelong, PCAF, and the Spokane AIDS Network join forces to launch the End AIDS Walks across WA in September
Three Washington State HIV/AIDS service organizations have joined forces to realign their largest awareness and fundraising events previously known as the Seattle AIDS Walk, the South Sound AIDS Walk, and the Spokane AIDS Walk. With a combined history of 68 walks spanning over 30 years, this collaboration is a new and innovative approach that more
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LGBT reps to attend White House Conference on Aging
SAGE to present policy paper

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

LGBT representatives will attend the upcoming White House Conference on Aging (WHCOA) on Monday, July 13, and SAGE (Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders) will present a paper at the gathering.

WHCOA is a once-a-decade conference, first held in 1961.

According
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Optimism in the face of Doubt
Robert Kenner on Climate Change, spin doctoring and finding truth within an avalanche of lies

by Sara Michelle Fetters - SGN A&E Writer

MERCHANTS OF DOUBT
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Robert Kenner's (Food, Inc.) latest documentary Merchants of Doubt doesn't tell the viewer anything that they probably already did not know. Not about the case against Big Tobacco. Not about Climate Change. And especially
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Macys workers up the ante in contract fight
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Workers at seven Macys stores in the Puget Sound area upped the ante in their months-long contract negotiation with the company, staging informational pickets at two locations, July 8 and 9.

Bargaining on a new contract began in March, and the previous contract expired in May,
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Oklahoma group posts and removes Facebook picture with guns and rainbow Pride flag
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Organizers of an Oklahoma race are under fire this week for a picture they posted on their Facebook page. The Oklahoma Run 'n Gun is a biathalon combining running and shooting. The picture shows two men with rifles standing beside a rainbow flag and the caption reads 'new high visibilit
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JAC'S KITCHEN: Three recipes with Tajin seasoning
by Jac Granche - Special to the SGN

Tajin (pronounced tah-heen) is a seasoning that is commonly found on tables and in pantries all over Mexico. Produced by a company of the same name, it's made primarily of chili peppers, salt, and dehydrated lime. Tajin is used on everything from fruit and veggie slices, to grilled meats, a
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EDMONDS DRIFTWOOD PLAYERS PRESENTS THE 6TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF SHORTS - JULY 10-12
Edmonds Driftwood Players is pleased to present the popular Festival of Shorts, for the sixth year in a row, July 10-12. A fantastic line-up of seven short plays were chosen out of 137 submissions. The selected playwrights will exhibit their most innovative, hilarious, or profound 15 minutes of stage-time, with actors and directors chosen thr more
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Gay-themed pedestrian signals in Munich
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

The LGBTQ community has put the rainbow on, well - everything. And that is okay. After all, visibility is worth fighting for. Rainbow crosswalks are all the rage at the moment. However, in Munich, Germany they've done something different. Pride-goers enjoying the festivities this weeken
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Russia creates a 'Flag for Straights' to fight 'Gay Fever'
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Russia has created a flag for straight people to fight something they call 'Gay fever.' The flag depicts a man and a woman holding hands with three children, and under the image is the hashtag #realfamily in Russian.

Russia's ruling party is calling it a 'flag for strai
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No recognition for same-sex couples, Israeli Knesset says
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Israel's parliament, the Knesset, rejected two bills that would have recognized same-sex relationships. Both measures went down to defeat by a vote of 39 to 50.

The first bill, proposed by Aliza Lavie of the Yesh Atid party, would have established civil unions as an alternativ
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1.5 million celebrate Madrid Pride, 10 years of marriage equality
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Some 1.5 million people celebrated Madrid Pride on June 30. In a happy irony, the day coincided with the tenth anniversary of Spain's same-sex marriage law.

For the first time, the rainbow flag flew from Madrid's City Hall during Pride. The symbolic tribute to LGBT rights came a
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Threats against Turkish LGBT community:

Posters say 'Kill on Sight'

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Posters calling for LGBT to be killed have appeared in Istanbul, Turkey's largest city, and Ankara, the country's capital.

According to the British Gay Star News, the posters began appearing only a week after Istanbul Pride was attacked and dispersed by Turkish police.
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