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posted Friday, July 29, 2016 - Volume 44 Issue 31

Section One

Conversion therapy ban goes to City Council August 1

Unanimous support in committee

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A Seattle City Council committee unanimously passed a measure that would ban conversion therapy for minors and sent it on to the full council in a July 26 hearing.

Labeled Resolution 118746, the measure was written by Councilmember Lorena Gonzalez. Once passed by the full council, the resolution would create civil p
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Navy to name ship after Gay rights activist Harvey Milk
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

The Navy is set to name a ship after the Gay rights icon and San Francisco politician Harvey Milk, according to a congressional notification sent out July 14.

The notification, signed by Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, says he will name a planned Military Sealift Command f
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Primary ballot full of LGBT candidates

Remember to send your ballot in by August 2

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

This year the primary ballot - which must be mailed in or dropped off by August 2 - includes an unprecedented number of LGBT candidates.

In the 7th Congressional District alone there are three: current King County Councilmember Joe McDermott, State Rep. Brady Walkinshaw, and sma
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Race-baiting charges surface in 9th Congressional District race
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Ninth Congressional District candidate Jesse Wineberry says a Seattle Times editorial misquoted him as questioning 'the ability of a white man to represent the first congressional district in our state with a majority of residents who are racial or ethnic minorities.'

'In a ti
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Dems kiss, make up, Clinton nominated, blessed by Obama and Sanders
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

In contrast to a chaotic and undisciplined Republican convention, the national Democrats rebounded from a rocky start to bless their nominee, Hillary Clinton.

Speaking on July 27, the night before the nominee herself was due to deliver her acceptance speech, President Obama
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DNC features first out Trans speaker
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Sarah McBride will be the first out Trans speaker at a major party convention when she appears July 28 at the Democratic National Convention.

McBride is currently national press secretary of the HRC Foundation. Prior to joining HRC, McBride worked on the campaign of the late D
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LGBT rights activist Sarah McBride speech to Democratic National Convention, July 28
My name is Sarah McBride, and I am a proud transgender American. Four years ago, I came out as transgender while serving as student body president in college. At the time, I was scared. I worried that my dreams and my identity were mutually exclusive.

Since then though, I have seen that change is possible. I witnessed history w
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Meet Tim Kaine

He doesn't hate you, but he doesn't like you that much either

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

There are many reasons to like Tim Kaine, Hillary Clinton's pick to run for vice president on the Democratic Party ticket.

For example, in 1984 he took his Harvard law degree and became a civil rights attorney, not a high-priced corporate lawyer, representing death-row inmates a
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Title VII does not protect sexual orientation, 7th Circuit says

Reverses EEOC ruling

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A three-judge panel of the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on July 28 that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 does not protect sexual orientation.

In doing so, the court reversed a 2015 Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) ruling supporting Kimberly Hively
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Study finds LGBT adults experience food insecurity at higher levels than non-LGBT adults
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

LGBT adults and adults in same-sex couples often experience food insecurity and participate in the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) at higher rates than their non-LGBT and different-sex couple counterparts, according to a new study by researchers at the Williams
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New study finds state recognition of marriage is associated with improved well-being for same-sex couples
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Same-sex marriage recognition at the state level, prior to the recognition of marriage in all US States, was associated with less psychological distress about being Lesbian, Gay, or Bisexual, according to a recent study.

The study, entitled 'Impact of Civil Marriage Recogn
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Trump advisor apologizes for anti-Semitic remark
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Donald Trump's foreign policy advisor - and once a possible VP pick - General Michael Flynn apologized July 25 after retweeting an anti-Semitic remark.

On July 24 Flynn was attempting to reply to Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook, who suggested to CNN anchor Jake Tapper th
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