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posted Friday, September 9, 2016 - Volume 44 Issue 37


Washington Attorney General wants ban on assault-style weapons
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

In a bold move Wednesday, Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson said at a news conference that he will push lawmakers in January to end the sale of military-style semiautomatic rifles and limit high-capacity magazines throughout the state.

This is a show of leadership that many people have been waiting for
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Second Lesbian couple harassed at Mariners game, this time on LGBTQ night
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

SGN has learned of a second same-sex couple being harassed at a Seattle Mariners game for kissing - only this time the harassment took place on LGBTQ Night. The August 19 game was the first ever LGBTQ Night sponsored by the Mariners.

Either some of the staff at Safeco F
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Former Seattle writer Dominic Holden to receive the 2016 NLGJA Journalist of the Year award
by MK Scott - SGN Contributing Writer

In the fall of 2014, Seattle bid adieu to former Stranger News Editor, Dominic Holden as he made the move to New York City and was hired almost immediately at Buzzfeed as a National LGBT Reporter.

This Saturday, September 10, Holden will receive the 2016 Journalist of the
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Lez-broz beat Drag Queens for 3rd year in a row at Bat 'n Rouge 2016
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

An LGBTQ Seattle staple, Bat n' Rouge - which features Lesbians versus the Drag Queens playing softball - took place August 29 on Bobby Morris Playfield at Seattle's Cal Anderson Park.

Originally, the crazy competition, in which members of the audience could pay to stri
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Labor pickets Space Needle on Labor Day

Workers demand job security

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

'What we're asking is very, very simple,' a Space Needle worker said. 'We want to know we'll have jobs in six months, in a year, in two years.'

The worker, who asked not to be identified by name to avoid retaliation, was one of 100 Space Needle employees and supporters who pic
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Victor Janusz and K.C. Compton present 'Bravo for Belonging'

- a benefit concert for Lambert House to be held Monday, Sept. 26

'BRAVO FOR BELONGING'
A BENEFIT FOR LAMBERT HOUSE
UNEXPECTED PRODUCTIONS
MARKET THEATER
September 26 @ 7pm


Victor Janusz, longtime Seattle piano man and cabaret artist extraordinaire, and K.C. Compton, a singer new to Seattle, team up for a concert to benefit Lambert House, Seattle's int
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Lambda Award Winner Kate Carroll de Gutes along with authors Brenda Miller and Tarn Wilson to read at Elliott Bay Book Company on Monday, Sept. 19
A trio of writers, all published by the Port Townsend-based Ovenbird Books, read at Elliott Bay Book Company (1521 10th Avenue) on Monday, September 19th at 7pm. Founded by the late Judith Kitchen, Ovenbird Books is an innovative small press publishing experimental literary nonfiction.

Kate Carroll de Gutes, winner of 2016 Oreg
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Texas commits voter fraud, feds charge
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The state of Texas is distributing 'inaccurate or misleading information' to poll workers and would-be voters about ID requirements for the November elections, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) charged.

'Limited funds are being spent on inaccurate materials,' the DOJ wrote in
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You must remain celibate, child-molesting priest told Gay Catholics
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York has removed a priest from the two parishes he runs after he was accused of molesting a then-15-year-old boy some 30 years ago.

The priest, Fr. Anthony Giuliano, had advised Gay Catholics that the Church required them to live 'a celiba
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What is Aleppo?

Libertarian Gary Johnson commits political suicide on morning news

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

September 8, 2016. That's the day Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson ended all hope of being taken seriously as a potential president.

In front of a largely friendly panel on MSNBC's 'Morning Joe' TV news show, Johnson betrayed stunning ignorance of a major foreig
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Donald Trump is a messiah, rabbi says
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Donald Trump is 'a messiah,' according to a New York rabbi who runs the TorahThinking website.

According to Rabbi Mendel Kessin, Trump is 'going to really be a tremendous president of the United States, tremendous.'

Adolf Hitler was 'a messiah of evil,' Kessi
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North Carolina governor attacks Trans students in TV ad
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory, lagging about four points behind his Democratic challenger, Attorney General Roy Cooper, in his race for re-election, is now running a TV ad suggesting that Transgender students are a threat to the safety of other children.

'You know, when we w
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Payoff: The case of Donald Trump and Pam Bondi
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

'I've got to give [campaign contributions] to them, because when I want something, I get it,' Donald Trump boasted in January. 'When I call, they kiss my ass. It's true. They kiss my ass. It's true.'

New information about Trump's relationship with Florida Attorney General Pam
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Ding dong, Phyllis Schlafly is dead
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Phyllis Schlafly, one of the iconic figures of the American ultra-right, died on September 5. She was 92.

Schlafly was best known for her opposition to feminism and the Equal Rights Amendment, but her support for traditional 'family values' led her to become a vocal enemy of the
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The Lady Chablis dead at 59
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Long before RuPaul and her 'Drag Race,' the world was introduced to another legendary queen who, aside from the likes of Divine, was arguably the most known drag queen on the planet.

In 1994 The Lady Chablis - not to be confused with Seattle's own Ladie Chablis - was fe
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