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posted Friday, October 30, 2015 - Volume 43 Issue 44


Justice Kennedy: Officials who don't like same-sex marriage should resign
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Public officials who can't bring themselves to comply with the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage should resign, Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy said at a Harvard Law School event.

Kennedy, who wrote both Supreme Court decisions on marriage rights - United States v. Windsor and Obergefell v. Hodges
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Sylvia Rivera honored by National Portrait Gallery
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Legendary Transgender activist Sylvia Rivera has been honored by the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., with an installation in the Gallery's 'Struggle for Justice' exhibition.

Rivera is depicted at New York City's 2000 Gay Pride celebration in a photograph by Puerto
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Take the Seattle Public Safety Survey
Let your voice be heard!

by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Public safety has been discussed amongst the LGBTQ community in ways that it hasn't been in many years in 2015. Due to a rise in anti-bias or hate crimes this year, violence has prompted town hall meetings, LGBTQ service organization meetings, and LGBTQ SPD advisory council discussions
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Haunted Seattle
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Seattle is pretty in the summer time. Everyone who visits our fair-minded city comments on that. Seattle also gets its fair share of rain. Everyone who lives here comments on that. But what some people know - a handful of people that have experienced things they say are unexplainable b
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Don't offend this Halloween: Dress for Halloween success, not cultural reappropriation/racism
by Shaun Knittel
SGN Associate Editor

This weekend is Halloween; a time in which families come together and paint their children into gobblins, ghouls and characters from the latest movie or television show that's all the rage with the youth. It's also a time when moronic adults forget tact and show up dressed as non-A
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Dick Leitsch was a Gay pioneer
Dear Editor,

I thoroughly enjoyed and appreciated the article about Dick Leitsch by Perry Brass in the October 16th edition of the Seattle Gay News. Mainly because I often drove into Manhattan from my home in Bergen County, New Jersey to attend Mattachine Society meetings during the 1960s. Consequently, I remember Dick Leitsch
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Día de los Muertos / 'Day of the Dead' celebration at El Centro de la Raza
by Estela Ortega
Executive Director
El Centro de la Raza

This year we will honor and be in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and the people who have lost their lives as a result of the legacy of racism against People of Color in the United States. Join us for El Centro de la Raza's opening day Día de
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Kshama Sawant teams up with small businesses in rent control plan
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Socialist City Council member Kshama Sawant demonstrated her ability to build coalitions with a package of new initiatives aimed at helping small businesses.

Her proposals would set controls on commercial rents, improve late night transit service in neighborhood business distr
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SEAMEC announces endorsements
SEAMEC announces endorsements SEAMEC, the Seattle Metropolitan Elections Committee for Gays, Lesbian, Bisexuals & Transgender individuals, announced its general election endorsements on October 15.

Incumbent King County assessor Lloyd Hara was endorsed for reelection because of his long record of support for the LGBT comm
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City seeks steering committee members for Youth Participatory Budgeting Project
Seattle Department of Neighborhoods is seeking individuals interested in serving on the steering committee of the new Seattle Participatory Budgeting Project (PB). PB is a democratic process through which Seattle youth ages 13-19 decide how to spend part of the City's budget. In the Mayor's 2016 Proposed Budget, $500,000 has been set aside fo more
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Homophobe Paul Ryan elected Speaker of the House
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Newly elected House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) has one of the most anti-Gay voting records in Congress - so bad, in fact, that HRC has consistently given him a 0 rating in his nine terms in Congress.

According to the ACLU, Ryan has held 'almost uniformly harmful views on five
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Clinton on a roll after strong debate, hearing performances
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton has been on a roll since her strong debate performance on October 13, and she picked up even more momentum after staring down Republican congressmen in new hearings on Benghazi.

According to a new Monmouth University poll in Iowa r
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NAACP endorses Houston LGBT rights ordinance
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The NAACP has endorsed Houston's LGBT rights ordinance.

The law is threatened by an initiative campaign to overturn it, which will be decided by a vote on November 3. The Yes side - to keep the measure on the books - has a small lead in polls, with many voters still saying the
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Setting the record straight on DOMA
Neither Bernie nor Hillary were as good as they say they were

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

It's time to set the record straight (yes, pun intended) on DOMA.

Democratic presidential hopefuls Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton have made DOMA - and who is to blame for it - a campaign issue, but neither of them has the history exactly right.

DOMA was p
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LGBT HISTORY MONTH
Henry Gerber: Ahead of his time

by St. Sukie de la Croix
Windy City Times
Special to the SGN

On May 15, 1871, the German Criminal Code was revised to include Paragraph 175, a law making sexual acts between males illegal. The first challenge to the law came in 1897 when Dr. Magnus Hirschfeld founded the gay organization Wissenschaftlich-humanitär
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LGBT HISTORY MONTH: Transgender Forward
by San Diego LGBT Weekly - Special to the SGN

As the gay and lesbian community celebrates marriage equality across the United States, the transgender members of the LGBT community continue to work diligently to place their civil rights front and center, as we move into the next chapter of LGBT equality.

To many,
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LGBT HISTORY MONTH:
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
archive documents Charlotte LGBTQ history

by Jeff Taylor - QNotes staff

Archivist and University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC) Prof. Joshua Burford stresses that the LGBTQ archive he spearheaded is not a complete history. It is growing, and a complete history of anything is, of course, an impossible task.

Yet the King-Henry-Brockington Commun
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Divorcées yes, Gays no, Vatican synod says
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The Vatican's Synod on the Family closed on October 24 with tepid support for allowing divorced Catholics to return to communion, but no support at all for Gay Catholics.

'Divorcées yes, Gays no,' the conservative Italian newspaper Il Giornale said in its headline.

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