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posted Friday, September 11, 2015 - Volume 43 Issue 37


Netherlands OKs asylum for Russian LGBT refugees
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The Dutch government has declared that Russian LGBT refugees are an at-risk group, thereby clearing them for asylum in the Netherlands.

Dutch Secretary for Security and Justice Klaas Dijkhoff said in an official letter to his country's House of Representatives that the status of LGBT Russians in the Netherlands woul
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Drag queen taken against her will, assaulted, but not broken
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Recent reports of sexual assault on Capitol Hill have reached a level that has many in the neighborhood upset. Granted, the reports are not always police reports filed at the precinct, but are in the form of social media posts. More often than not, a Facebook rant or tweet about rape or
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Armed 'Christian Patriots' vow to protect Kim Davis, threaten judge, governor
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A self-appointed 'Christian Patriot' militia will be at the Rowan County, Kentucky, courthouse on September 14 when Kim Davis returns to her job as County Clerk.

The Oath Keepers militia said they would protect Davis and prevent federal marshals from re-arresting her if she tr
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Band sues Kim Davis and Mike Huckabee for using their song
Ted Cruz fails to crash the party

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The band Survivor has filed a $1.2 million lawsuit against Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis and former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee for using their 1982 hit song 'Eye of the Tiger' at a rally when Davis was released from jail September 8.

Rally organizers blasted the song thr
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ACLU calls for changing state law on prosecuting police for killings
ACLU response to prosecutor's decision not to charge Pasco officers in death of Antonio Zambrano

The Franklin County prosecutor yesterday announced that the Pasco police officers who shot Antonio Zambrano, a man who had been throwing rocks, will not be prosecuted for killing him. The prosecutor said that the incident did not meet the high standard for criminal prosecution of law enforcement officers under state law, which requires a show more
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OP-ED: Why I'm fighting for the Equality Act
by Senator Patty Murray - Special to the SGN

This has been an incredible year for LGBT rights. The Supreme Court's decision in the marriage equality case was a truly historic moment in our country's history, and a victory for love and for equality. After decades of fighting for equal rights, LGBT Americans are finally guaran
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A victory in the continued fight for LGBT equality in Washington state
Department of Health reissues death certificate naming Legal Voice client surviving spouse of deceased partner

Though Washington state affirmed same-sex couples' right to marry in 2012, the ripple effect of this year's U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges has resulted in significant victories for LGBT Washingtonians. Legal Voice recently secured one such victory for Joe Krumbach, who has fought since 2013 to obtain legal recognition of hi more
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Maria Cantwell last Senate Dem to support Iran deal
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Washington Senator Maria Cantwell became the last Senate Democrat to endorse the Obama administration's Iran deal on September 8. Washington's senior Senator, Patty Murray, has already indicated she supports the deal.

With Cantwell's support, the administration can count on 42
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Neighbours Nightclub celebrates 32 years as Seattle's biggest Gay nightclub
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Neighbours Nightclub, Seattle's biggest LGBTQ dance club, celebrated its 33rd Anniversary (the kick-off of their 33rd year) last Saturday by crowning a new Miss Neighbours XXII, Kaleena Markos, and Mr. Neighbours XXII, Truong Nguyen. The pageant itself is more than 20 years old, but the
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Fired for being Gay: Tennessee man sues for discrimination
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A Tennessee man has filed a federal lawsuit against his former employer, charging that he was fired because he is Gay.

James Thompson worked as a staffing coordinator for the Abacus Corporation until June this year, when he was fired. He had no previous issues at work, he said
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New 'real world' PrEP study shows 100% success rate
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A new PrEP study by researchers at Kaiser Permanante Medical Center in San Francisco has shown a remarkable 100% success rate.

The findings, published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases, are based on more than 600 participants studied over a two-year period.
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'Gaydar' is just stereotyping, study says
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

'Gaydar' - the ability to sense whether people are Gay or straight based on their behavior and appearance - is not real, researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison say in a new study.

Their findings, published in the Journal of Sex Research, call the idea of 'gaydar' a
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