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posted Friday, November 18, 2016 - Volume 44 Issue 47


ACLU honors Marsha Botzer with lifetime achievement award
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The ACLU has honored veteran Transgender activist Marsha Botzer with its William O. Douglas Award for lifetime achievement.

Named for the late Supreme Court Justice and famous civil libertarian, the award was presented at the ACLU's November 12 Bill of Rights Dinner.

'For 35 years Marsha Botzer has
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Trump-inspired hate crimes
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Dealing with a President Trump will be hard enough, but in the wake of his election, many marginalized communities have been hit with a spike in hate crimes perpetrated by Trump's supporters.

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) reports that in the week following the election
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Harry Reid's blistering farewell to the Senate
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Harry Reid, veteran senator from Nevada and Democratic minority leader, is retiring from the US Senate after more than 30 years.

Having secured the election of a hand-picked successor, Catherine Cortez Masto, Reid seems determined to exit the national stage in a blaze of out
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Trump: Marriage equality is 'settled'

Why that's not good enough

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Marriage equality is a 'settled' issue, Donald Trump said on CBS's '60 Minutes' on November 13, and he would not want his Supreme Court appointees to overturn it.

Asked by reporter Leslie Stahl whether the justices he appointed would be opposed to the high court's Obergefell r
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SOSea and Mac S. McGregor offer FREE self-defense training at Neighbours Dec. 7
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Anti-LGBTQ and anti-Muslim attacks were on the rise in 2015 and if early numbers from 2016 have anything to say about it, those attacks will have increased for the second year in a row, making 2016 a year with a record number of crimes against LGBTQ and Muslim Seattleites. These number
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Sen. Patty Murray now #3 in Democratic leadership
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Washington Sen. Patty Murray has been elected assistant Democratic leader in the US Senate, moving her up to the number three position in her party's leadership team.

In the November 15 Democratic caucus election, Chuck Schumer of New York was - as expected - elected minority
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Go Sounders!

Brad Evans and Hercules Gomez of the Seattle soccer team discuss Trump, gay fans, and Mexican food ahead of the Western Conference Finals

by Albert Rodriguez - SGN A&E Writer

Although we're knee deep in football season - the Seattle Seahawks and Washington Huskies are both posting winning seasons, thus far - the bigger news in sports around these parts is the Seattle Sounders FC advancing to the Western Conference Finals, putting them a step away from playing f
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Arnaldo Inocentes receives lifetime achievement award for promoting culture and arts
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Receiving any kind of award or recognition for the work you have done is an honor. But receiving recognition from the community of folks you belong to, and whom you promote, is an even bigger honor. Filipino American, Arnaldo Inocentes, creator of Seattle's iconic cabaret superstar Arn
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Log Cabin Republicans cozy up to Donald Trump
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Nothing succeeds like success, the old saying goes. No surprise then that the Log Cabin Republicans (LCR) - a Republican LGBT group - are cozying up to Donald Trump.

Two weeks before election day, LCR sent out a press release saying they would not endorse Trump, but neverthele
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Coup in Trumpland
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The new Leader's closest advisors held secret meetings at which they agreed to purge former friends.

The Leader's son-in-law intervened to get rid of the man who sent his father to prison 10 years earlier. All that man's allies also disappeared.

The Leader's Number
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North Carolina governor: There were voting irregularities. I lost!
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

North Carolina's anti-LGBT governor, Pat McCrory, having lost his bid for re-election, charged that there were 'irregularities' in the vote count, but state election officials replied that there was 'no evidence' of any issues.

McCrory was the architect of draconian legislatio
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HIV added to list of carcinogens
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) said on November 10 that it was adding HIV to its list of carcinogens. The virus was one of seven new cancer-causing agents listed.

The DHHS list identifies factors, including chemicals, viruses, and environmental factors l
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AHF: CDC at fault for skyrocketing STD rates; shift from 'unprotected' to 'condomless' sex to blame
NPR reports, 'The number of people infected with three major sexually transmitted diseases is at an all-time high, according to a CDC report released Wednesday (October 19, 2016).'

In April, AHF criticized the CDC for requesting far less prevention funding for its 2017 budget and asked CDC to develop a new national STD pre
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Managing pain and living well with chronic pain
by Sonja Braasch OTR/L
Occupational Therapist
Swedish Pain Services -
Structured Functional Restoration Program
Swedish Medical Center
Special to the SGN

A Typical Day for someone with Chronic Pain...

Early Morning. You start to wake up and feel groggy and fatigue already, you
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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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