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posted Friday, June 3, 2016 - Volume 44 Issue 23


Seattle Pride Parade officials meet with community, Seattle LGBT media to ease tension over so-called 'exclusivity' contract flub
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Kevin Toovey presided over his first Seattle Pride meeting as its new president on Wednesday, under the watchful eye of the LGBT communities' Gay media and public, as the board of directors, many of whom are new to the organization, took questions from the audience and promised that communication, public engagement, and ulti
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4th annual City of Seattle City Hall Pride Flag raising ceremony
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

City of Seattle LGBT Commission held the 4th annual City of Seattle City Hall Pride Flag Raising Ceremony, June 1, from 3:30-5 p.m. at the flagpole outside of City Hall. The event was open to the public and did not cost anything to participate. Nearly 100 people were in attendance.
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4th Circuit denies new review of Trans restroom ruling
Student can still use gender-appropriate restroom

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals said on May 31 that it will not review its April ruling that a Transgender high school student can use the restroom that corresponds to his gender identity.

The Gloucester, Va., school board had asked the court for an en banc review of the d
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Massachusetts passes Trans rights bill
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The Massachusetts House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a bill protecting the state's Transgender residents from discrimination in public accommodations.

The vote was 116 in favor to only 36 opposed. The measure was also passed by the Massachusetts Senate on May 11, 3
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TRUMP vs. SANDERS
by Janice Van Cleve - Special to the SGN

Last week Bernie Sanders invited Donald Trump to a debate via the Jimmy Kimmel show (Kimmel Trump video on YouTube). Trump responded he would love to debate Sander as long as the money raised by the networks was donated to charity. Trump later declined, saying he did not want to debate
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Presidential Proclamation - LGBT Pride Month, 2016

LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, AND TRANSGENDER PRIDE MONTH, 2016

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BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

A PROCLAMATION


Since our founding, America has advanced on an unending path toward becoming a more perfect Union. This journey, led by forward-thinking individuals who have set their sights on reaching for a brighter tomorrow, has never been easy or smooth. The fight for dignity and equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people is refle more
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Documentary of Hands Off Washington campaign donated to UW Libraries
Digital re-master of 1998 documentary We're Here to Stay by filmmaker Liz Latham donated to the University of Washington Robert Eichler LGBT Film Collection

by Liz Latham - Special to the SGN

Local documentary filmmaker Liz Latham announced today that she will donate a copy of her recently digitally re-m
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Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump: new BFFs?
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A North Korean government publication has praised Donald Trump as a 'wise politician' and 'far-sighted candidate' whose policies could help unify Korea under North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

The editorial in DPRK Today referred to a speech Trump gave in March, in which the Rep
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Right-wing thugs attack pro-Gay café in Tbilisi, Georgia
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Right-wing thugs pelted customers of a vegan café in Tbilisi, Georgia, with sausages and kabobs before punching and kicking them, according to a May 30 Facebook post.

Witnesses said the attackers were 'far-right extremists,' and the owners of the Kiwi Café labeled them 'neo-N
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LGBTQ Health - Part I
by Dr. Kevin Wang, MD, Faculty
Swedish First Hill
Family Medicine
Residency Program
Special to the SGN


Before I begin this month's article, I want to thank Seattle Gay News and Swedish for providing this opportunity to reach out to my fellow LGBTQers. It is an honor and a pleasure to provide
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Condom use down 10%, new study says
Trend not explained by serosorting or PrEP

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The number of men having condomless sex in America has increased by more than 10% in the last decade, a new study says.

The National HIV Behavioral Surveillance Survey was conducted in 2005, 2008, 2011, and 2014, and asked more than 1,000 Gay or Bi men in 21 US cities if they
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Huge shift in sexual attitudes from the '90s, new study reports
Number who have same-sex encounters doubles

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The number of Americans who have had same-sex sexual encounters has doubled since 1990, and the number who say there's nothing wrong with that has almost quadrupled in the same time period.

Those are the findings of a new study by the National Opinion Research Center (NORC) at
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Brits reject PrEP for second time
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff writer

Britain's National Health Service (NHS), the country's health care provider, has refused for the second time to adopt PrEP to help prevent the transmission of HIV.

The decision applies only to health care in England and not to internally self-governing parts of the country, li
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Seattle Pride is an expression of our Constitutional rights
Editor:
I was rather surprised, as a civil libertarian, that your lengthy article on the Seattle Pride controversy did not contain a single mention of 'free speech,' or 'the First Amendment.' Pride parades and other celebrations began - and continue - as manifestations of our Constitutional rights to express ourselves and to pe
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