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posted Friday, December 11, 2015 - Volume 43 Issue 50


George Zander dies at 71
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

George Zander, once chair of Seattle's Dorian group and later chair of King County Democrats, died December 10. He was 71.

Zander's husband, Chris Zander, shared the news on Facebook, but did not disclose the cause of Zander's death.

'My husband George Zander passed away this morning in loving arms a
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Capitol Hill death of teen under investigation amid speculation of murder, not suicide
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Hamza Warsame, a 16-year-old Seattle Central College student, died December 5 following a 60-foot fall from a building near Summit and Thomas in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood, according to Seattle Fire.

Seattle Fire was called to the 300 block of Summit Ave. E. aft
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Cincinnati City Council bans conversion therapy
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The Cincinnati City Council voted to ban conversion therapy for minors on December 9. The vote was 7-2.

The new law prohibits therapy that claims to change the sexual orientation or gender identity of minors and imposes a $200 per day fine on violators. Cincinnati is only the
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End PrEP profiteering, activists say
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Meeting in the same apartment where Gay Men's Health Crisis was formed 33 years ago - before AIDS even had a name - five of the country's most prominent HIV/AIDS activists met to discuss the state of HIV health care and the need for access to antiretroviral medications.

Larry
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Statement from King County Councilmember Joe McDermott on the death of George Zander
I express my deepest sympathies to his husband Chris Zander and our entire community on the death of George Zander.

I first met George in 1989 working on a campaign in the City of Seattle. At the time I came to know him as a passionate member of the 36th District Democrats and strong progressive political voice throughout Seat
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GSBA 2015 Business and Humanitarian Award winners announced
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

The Greater Seattle Business Association (GSBA) announced their 2015 Business and Humanitarian Award recipients at the organization's Annual Meeting on December 9.

The GSBA Business and Humanitarian Awards honor top businesses and business leaders each year, recognizing
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Where the House Was
A Documentary Film About Richard Hugo House

Located at 1634 11th Avenue, literary center Richard Hugo House is scheduled for demolition in 2016 to make room for mixed-use apartments. In the face of the tear-down, our documentary Where the House Was will create a collective memory of the building, along with the neighborhood where writers, actors, artists, neighbors and activists have be more
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Holiday Cheer Vol. 3 CD release party and concert to benefit LGBTQ homeless youth
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Each year Social Outreach Seattle (SOSea) records a Christmas music CD, Holiday Cheer, to raise money for LGBTQ homeless youth outreach. This year's CD, Holiday Cheer Vol. 3, is the best yet!

On Sunday, December 13, the artists that lent their time and talent to the pro
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Dim Sum Dialogue with Pride ASIA at SAAM
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Pride ASIA, in collaboration with The Seattle Public Library and the Seattle Asian Art Museum will host something the LGBTQ and Allied Asian and Pacific Islander advocacy and art organization calls Dim Sum Dialogue on Saturday, December 19, from 6:30 p.m.-10 p.m. The Seattle Asian Art M
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Ban Trump! Florida mayor says
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The mayor of a Florida city says he will ban Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in the wake of Trump's comments about banning Muslims from entering the United States.

Mayor Rick Kriseman of St. Petersburg, Fla., said he would bar Trump from entering his city.
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Ted Cruz doesn't hate you, his campaign says...
But yes, he does!

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The campaign of Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz has taken the unusual step of denying that he hates Gays.

The statement came in the wake of a so-called 'religious freedom' conference attended by Cruz and Republican rivals Mike Huckabee and Bobby Jindal, at which their
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Men of color continue at high risk for HIV, CDC says
New HIV infections down 19% overall

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

There's good news and bad news in the war on HIV, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said in a new report released December 7.

The good news is that HIV infections have dropped 19% overall in the last ten years. The bad news is that some demographics actually
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LGBT Syrian refugees get priority, White House says
But no guaranteed places

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

LGBT refugees from Syria will get 'priority' in settlement in the United States, but will not get guaranteed placement.

In response to questions from the Washington Blade newspaper, White House spokesperson Josh Earnest rejected calls by some LGBT activist to set aside 500 slo
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Transgender woman elected to Venezuelan National Assembly
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A Transgender woman has been elected to Venezuela's National Assembly.

Tamara Adrian is a lawyer and was a candidate for People's Will, a small socialist party that formed part of the winning opposition bloc, or MUD (Mesa de la Unidad Democratica, or Democratic Unity Roundtable).
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