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posted Friday, March 25, 2016 - Volume 44 Issue 13


Brussels airport and Metro massacre:

Another coordinated ISIS attack in EuropeBrussels airport and Metro massacre:

Another coordinated ISIS attack in Europe

by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Europe was dealt another deadly round of attacks on civilian targets on Tuesday, March 22; this time around Belgium was the target. To the shock of no one, ISIS claimed responsibility.

What investigators say they know is that three men staged three attacks in Brussels, killing 31 people and wounding 270 other
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Bernie Sanders will be back in Seattle on Friday, March 25

TONIGHT!

by Victor Hawthorne - SGN Staff Writer

Bernie Sanders is coming back to Seattle this evening [Friday, March 25] - scheduling a rally at Safeco Field in what will be his largest Washington venue yet.

Sanders is returning to Washington state ahead of Washington's Democratic Caucuses Saturday, March 26, making a
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FREE JOB FAIR for LGBTQ TEENS, YOUTH AND ALLIES on Saturday, April 2
by Randy Wiger - Seattle Parks and Recreation

Seattle Parks and Recreation is hosting a Free Job Fair for LGBTQ Teens, Youth and Allies on Saturday, April 2 from 1-3 p.m. at Miller Community Center (330 19th Ave. E). All youth of any age are welcome, and there will be many youth employment opportunities for high school age (14-
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It's official! North Carolina is the worst state

State enacts sweeping right-wing bill

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A special session of the North Carolina legislature passed a stunningly oppressive bill on March 23, making their state perhaps the most right-wing jurisdiction in the country. The legislation would:

o require North Carolina residents to use restrooms that correspond to the
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Democratic Party Caucuses are Saturday, March 26
Dear Friends,

The Democratic Party Caucuses on March 26 will be one of the most important votes you will take in your lifetime. To find your caucus location, go to http://pollingplaces.democrats.org. To pre-register, go to https://www.demcaucus.com/register. If you can't get to your caucus, at least fill out and send in the
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UW responds to demand for gender-neutral restrooms
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The UW is working on providing gender-neutral restrooms for students and student employees, Sally Clark told SGN on March 24, and has money budgeted to convert existing single-stall men's or women's restrooms to gender-neutral ones.

Clark, a Seattle City Councilmember until Ap
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We will sue North Carolina, legal groups say
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Responding to North Carolina's enactment of sweeping anti-LGBT - and anti-worker - legislation, Lambda Legal, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the ACLU of North Carolina, and Equality North Carolina announced that they are exploring legal challenges to the law.

The Nor
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AG shuts down pay-to-pray scam

Christian Prayer Center bilked 165,000 consumers

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A 'pay to pray' website has been shut down by state officials, and the operator must repay his customers more than $7 million.

Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced on March 16 that the Christian Prayer Center had defrauded as many as 165,000 customers who p
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Kentucky prison confiscates Gay mail

ACLU files complaint

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The ACLU has filed a complaint charging that a Kentucky prison has violated the First Amendment rights of Gay prisoners by confiscating their mail.

The Eastern Kentucky Correctional Complex (EKCC) prohibits prisoners from receiving mail that 'promote[s] homosexuality.' Accordi
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Trans parolee to get surgery through state health care assistance
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A Transgender woman will finally get surgery through California's health care insurance program for low-income residents, after being paroled by the state prison system.

Michelle Norsworthy had been held in a male prison facility since 1987. She began to transition in the 19
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RFRAs are covers for discrimination, legal experts say
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Religious freedom arguments are being used as justifications for discrimination, legal experts said in a March 21 conference call sponsored by the Leadership Conference Education Fund.

The call was arranged to announce updates to the Leadership Conference's recent report, Stri
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NFL, major film studios to boycott Georgia if governor signs anti-LGBT bill
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The National Football League and three major film studios will boycott the state of Georgia if its governor signs the anti-LGBT measure HB 757.

The bill, one of many state 'religious freedom' measures, would weaken local nondiscrimination protections, allow businesses to discr
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No funding for PrEP, Brit National Health Service says
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

British HIV/AIDS activists were shocked and angry when their country's National Health Service (NHS) announced that it would not pay for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) meds for more than 500 patients.

'NHS England is not responsible for commissioning HIV prevention services,'
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