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posted Friday, October 7, 2016 - Volume 44 Issue 41


Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton addresses LGBT equality
by Hillary Clinton - Special to the Philadelphia Gay News

Philadelphia Gay News reached out to the Democratic and Republican candidates for president, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, to discuss LGBT issues in advance of next month's election. Clinton provided PGN this exclusive op-ed detailing her LGBT rights record and her goals for future LGBT equality eff
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Loretta Lynch: Community policing can make us all safer
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

The term 'community policing' is often used these days whenever the media, politicians, and police officials discuss the way forward in keeping our communities safe, yet equitable, in the 21st century. But do many people understand what community policing means? I think with all the mi
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Boo hoo hoo, Hillary is being mean to me, Trump says Vows to sue over 'nasty commercial'
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

At an October 5 campaign rally in Nevada, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump threatened to sue Hillary Clinton over a TV ad.

'I saw today - I left the room and I saw a commercial where it was really a nasty commercial, totally made up about me with vets,' Trump told
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British researchers close to HIV cure
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

British scientists say they are close to a 'full cure' for HIV.

Researchers from Oxford, Cambridge, Imperial College London, University College London, and King's College London have been developing a new HIV treatment that not only knocks down active viruses but also seeks ou
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New LGBTQ Activism in Seattle History Project debuts Oct. 10
by Peter Kelley - Courtesy of UW News and Information

The multifaceted Seattle Civil Rights and Labor History Project, in the University of Washington Department of History, has an important new component - the LGBTQ Activism in Seattle History Project. http://depts.washington.edu/civilr/lgbtq_intro.htm

There wil
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SOSea to host 4th annual gala to award community members for leadership and allyship
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Four years ago I founded Social Outreach Seattle (SOSea) with a group of Capitol Hill artists, journalist, entertainers, and citizens, mostly 30 or younger, that saw holes in the blanket of services to Seattle's LGBTQ and allied communities.

Since those early days of orga
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OUT There Adventures and EarthCorp organize 'Get OUT There' service project for LGBTQ youth
In honor of LGBT history month, local non-profits OUT There Adventures and EarthCorp are teaming up to draw attention to the LGBTQ community and its relationship to our region's parks and wild places with a special youth service project on Saturday, October 15 from 10am to 2pm at Genesee Park (4316 S. Genessee St.)

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Massachusetts court OKs parental rights for nonbiological, nonadoptive same-sex parents
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

In a breakthrough ruling, the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts ruled that nonbiological and nonadoptive parents may claim parental rights to children they raised with their same-sex partners.

The ruling came in the case of a once-partnered - but unmarried - Lesbian couple
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Doula support for LGBTQ families
by Mica Lewis
Patient Support Assistant and Doula
Doula Program
Swedish Health Services

As a queer doula, I am passionate about supporting safe and empowering birth experiences for Seattle's new LGBTQ parents. So, what is a doula? A doula ('doo-lah') provides continuous emotional, physical, and informati
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Jesus is OK with Gays, but he's not crazy about Trans folks, Pope says
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Gay people can get into heaven, but Trans people are unnatural, Pope Francis said in an impromptu interview on the papal plane as he returned from a visit to Georgia and Azerbaijan.

'When a [Gay] person arrives before Jesus, Jesus certainly will not say, 'Go away because you a
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Freedom Socialist Party and Radical Women take stand in support of Standing Rock Sioux Warriors
SOLIDARITY WITH STANDING ROCK SIOUX WARRIORS

September 13, 2016

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
c/o Steve Sitting Bear
External Affairs Director
Bldg. #1, N Standing Rock Avenue
P.O. Box D
Fort Yates, ND 58538
ssittingbear@standingrock.org

To the Stand
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Louisiana governor sues state's attorney general to defend LGBT protections
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Louisiana's Democratic governor has filed suit against the state's Republican attorney general for blocking state legal contracts because they contain language protecting LGBT employees from discrimination in the workplace.

Governor John Bel Edwards took office January 11. One
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Anti-Gay Judge Roy Moore sacked, files appeal
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Alabama Supreme Court Chief Judge Roy Moore was suspended from his post for the remainder of his term by the state's judicial oversight body on September 30. Moore's attorneys at Liberty Counsel announced on October 5 that they would appeal the decision.

Alabama's Court of the J
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October is LGBT History Month
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Equality Forum annually observes LGBT History Month with millions of other LGBTQ and allied folks around the world each October. However, what sets this LGBT civil rights organization with an educational focus apart from other groups is the fact that the sole purpose of Equality Forum
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Lambda Legal sues Pennsylvania school district for anti-Trans discrimination
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Lambda Legal filed a lawsuit on October 6 charging the Pine-Richland School District in suburban Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with discriminating against Transgender students.

The school district, Lambda Legal said, recently changed its restroom policies and now bars Trans studen
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