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posted Friday, October 28, 2016 - Volume 44 Issue 44


VP nominee Sen. Tim Kaine: Equality Act a 'priority' for Clinton administration
by Mark Segal - Philadelphia Gay News

In an exclusive interview with PGN, US Sen. Tim Kaine, the Democratic nominee for vice president, recently shared his views on LGBT issues and what his position in a Clinton administration might look like. This Oct. 21 interview started out addressing my conversation with Kaine at the Democratic National Convention the nig
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Democratic landslide in Washington, Elway Poll predicts
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Democrats will sweep to victory in Washington state, according to the last Elway Poll to be released before election day.

'Washington Democrats are poised for a good day on November 8,' pollsters reported.

'With two weeks until voting ends, Democrats enjoy a 16
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City Councilmember Lorena Gonzalez pulls support for Walkinshaw over negative ads
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Seattle City Council member Lorena Gonzalez pulled her endorsement of congressional candidate Brady Walkinshaw on October 24, in response to a Walkinshaw TV ad attacking his rival, Pramila Jayapal.

Walkinshaw and Jayapal are competing to replace retiring Rep. Jim McDermott i
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Hillary Clinton announces 'Better than Bullying' initiative to combat bullying in schools
The Human Rights Campaign praises Hillary Clinton's plan to combat bullying in schools. The $500 million effort explicitly includes policies aimed at LGBTQ students.

WASHINGTON DC - On Thursday, October 27, the Human Rights Campaign - the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rig
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Beware stealth Supreme Court candidates
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A cabal of political conservatives, religious extremists, anti-tax campaigners, and tech billionaires is backing a group of challengers hoping to unseat three sitting justices of the Washington Supreme Court.

In Supreme Court Position 1, David DeWolf is running against incumbe
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Two suspects arrested in Olympia execution-style murder of Gay teen
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Two suspects are in police custody after their arrest Wednesday for the execution-style murder of 18-year-old Dakota Tyree Walker in the Capitol Forest because the men learned he was about to turn himself - and the suspects - in for committing a series of thefts in the Olympia area, po
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LGBT HISTORY MONTH: The Johns Committee: A 1950s 'witchhunt' for LGBTs
by Christiana Lilly - South Florida Gay News,
Courtesy of Philadelphia Gay News

For many people, their memories of their college years are filled with football games, parties and cramming for exams. For others, it's horrific flashbacks of being stalked on campus, hours of interrogation and questioning, if someone
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It wasn't Patient Zero, new study says;

HIV went back to early '70s

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Gaetan Dugas has been unfairly demonized as Patient Zero, the guy who kicked off the HIV epidemic in the US, according to a new study published in the journal Nature.

A Gay flight attendant, Dugas died of AIDS in 1984. Later that year, an article in the American Journal of Med
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Lily Tomlin and Jane Wagner post a Letter to Trump
On October 10, Lily Tomlin and Jane Wagner posted this letter to Trump, written by Julianna Baggott, on their Facebook page.

Dear Donald Trump,

I will not accept your apology for bragging about sexually assaulting women. In fact, as a woman, I strongly reject it until you stand up and apologize to everyon
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I-1433 benefits the LGBT community
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

'Hello,' Ariana Davis coughed into the phone.

A grocery worker and member of UFCW Local 21, Davis is also the citizen-sponsor of Initiative 1433, a measure that would raise the state minimum wage to $13.50 by 2020 and also offer workers paid sick and safe days.

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Take anti-LGBT language out of defense bill, senators say
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A group of US senators led by Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) - and including both of Washington's senators, Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell - are demanding that anti-LGBT language be stripped out of the pending defense appropriations bill, called the NDAA.

The language, containe
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Trump cuts off fundraisers for GOP
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Donald Trump is done with high-dollar fundraising events, his national finance chair told the Washington Post on October 25, and will focus instead on hustling up online donations.

Steven Mnuchin, Trump's finance chief, told WaPo that Trump Victory, a joint fundraising committ
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Rutgers cyber-spying defendant pleads guilty, gets plea deal
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

It was one of the most talked-about death-by-suicide cases of all time. For whatever reason, when 18-year-old Tyler Clementi, a freshman in his first weeks at Rutgers, ended his life by jumping off the George Washington Bridge in September of 2010, his story struck a chord with the Ameri
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Adults who identify as Transgender are more racially and ethnically diverse than the US general population
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Adults who identify as Transgender are more racially and ethnically diverse than the US population overall, according to a new study released by the Williams Institute.

The new study is the first of its kind. According to the institute, it's the first to provide estimat
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INITIATIVE 735

We need to stop big money to protect LGBTQ rights

Editor:

The Constitution was written to give ALL individuals a voice (one person, one vote), but it has taken women's suffrage, civil rights, and LGBTQ equality to even approach that aspiration. But the 2010 Supreme Court case Citizens United v. FEC has worked against those hard-fought victories by allowing extremely we
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No big surprise: Trump sued for anti-Gay discrimination
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A former employee is suing Donald Trump for permitting anti-Gay harassment and discrimination at one of his businesses.

Eleazar Andres, a Gay man once employed at the Trump National Golf Course in New Jersey, charges that he endured harassment and even physical assault on the jo
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