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posted Friday, December 4, 2015 - Volume 43 Issue 49


Pride Foundation has invested over $7.5 million to support LGBTQ people in 2015

Announces 66 Northwest organizations receiving community grants

Pride Foundation recently announced that it has invested over $7.5 million this year to expand opportunities and advance full equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) individuals and families throughout the Northwest.

'2015 represented another important milestone for our community,' said Kris Hermanns, Executive Director of Pride Foundation.
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Northwest Hammerskins planning Seattle White Power march on Capitol Hill, Sunday, Dec. 6
Rose City Antifa and allies call for peaceful counter protest

by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Skinheads. Neo-Nazis. Terror group. Nobody wants these people in their city or neighborhood. But if reports of a planned white power concert in the Seattle's Ballard neighborhood and a march through Capitol Hill are true, then Seattle residents could be dealing with more than 300 skinh
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43rd District Rep. Brady Walkinshaw to run for Congress
Challenges Jim McDermott

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

State Rep. Brady Walkinshaw announced on December 3 that he would challenge U.S. Rep. Jim McDermott in next year's primary election.

Walkinshaw was appointed to fill the vacancy in the 43rd Legislative District created when Jamie Pedersen went to the State Senate, replacing Ed
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12th Annual Stronger Together World AIDS Day Breakfast
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

On Monday, December 1, five Seattle non-profit AIDS services providers joined together in a powerful collaboration: the 12th Annual Stronger Together World AIDS Day Breakfast.

The annual December 1 breakfast was held at the Washington State Convention Center (800 Conven
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Seattle City Councilmember-elect M. Lorena González was sworn into office on November 24, 2015 at City Hall. Following is the speech she gave following the formal administration of the Oath of Office.
Mayor Murray, Council President Burgess, [other elected officials], friends, family, sisters and brothers, I stand before you today with sincere appreciation for the opportunity I have to represent our community in the state's largest city as the first Latina sworn into the Seattle City Council.

I've recognized other electe
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Pike QFC shooting report released, no arrests made
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

No arrests have been made by Seattle Police in the ongoing investigation into the early morning November 22 drive-by shooting that resulted in four people suffering gunshot wounds and a fifth person injured by flying glass outside of the Harvard Market / Broadway and East Pike Street Q
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Elton John AIDS Foundation commemorates World AIDS Day
Founder Elton John and Chairman David Furnish urge more education, increased access to healthcare, and compassion in fight to end HIV/AIDS

NEW YORK, NY (December 1, 2015) - The Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF), a global leader in the fight to end AIDS, commemorates World AIDS Day 2015 by standing in solidarity with the
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Feds allow 27 colleges to discriminate against LGBT students and staff
Plans underway to expel Trans students

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Twenty-seven US colleges and universities have legal permission to discriminate against LGBT students and staff, due to a loophole in Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and some of them are actively planning to expel Transgender students.

Perhaps best known as the l
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U.S. marine guilty in murder of Philippines Trans woman
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A U.S. marine was found guilty of killing a Transgender woman by a Philippine court on December 1.

Marine Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton was sentenced to up to 12 years in prison.

Jennifer Laude was found naked and strangled to death with her head in a t
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Why elections matter:
New Louisiana governor will protect LGBT employees from discrimination

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Louisiana Governor-elect John Bel Edwards announced on December 2 that once in office he will issue an executive order protecting LGBT state employees and employees of state contactors from discrimination.

Edwards' directive would cover state workers and government contractors
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The man behind the plan: Cincinnati's first openly Gay councilmember Chris Seelbach sees bright future for his city
by Albert Rodriguez - SGN Staff Writer

Cincinnati is a place that doesn't come up in conversation often. It sits on the perimeter of the Midwest, quietly going about its business and occasionally gets called to the spotlight, like when one of its major sports teams - such as this season's 9-2 Bengals - is a serious contender
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amfAR announces new Institute for HIV Cure Research
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

amfAR, the Foundation for AIDS Research, announced on November 30 that it is funding a new Institute for HIV Cure Research to be based in San Francisco.

The foundation will give a five-year $20 million grant to the new research group to study ways to cure HIV.

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Cyprus passes civil partnerships
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The parliament of Cyprus has passed a same-sex civil partnership bill that will allow Gay and Lesbian couples almost all the rights of civil marriage. The vote on the measure was 39-12, with three legislators abstaining.

The new law will apply in the southern two-thirds of the
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Dominican Cardinal insults U.S. Ambassador:
'Let him focus on housework since he's the wife to a man'

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Roman Catholic Cardinal Nicolás de Jesús López Rodríguez, archbishop of Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic, got into a very public spat with U.S. Ambassador James 'Wally' Brewster over remarks the ambassador made about corruption in the Dominican Republic.

'That man needs
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Stop asking me about HIV and condoms, Pope says
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Pope Francis brushed off a question about HIV and condoms on November 30, on his way home after a tour of Africa.

Asked by a German reporter if the Catholic Church might change its stand against condoms if they are used to prevent HIV infection, the Pope was visibly annoyed. <
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