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posted Friday, December 30, 2016 - Volume 44 Issue 53


Barack Obama: most LGBT-friendly president in history
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

When Barack Obama turns the presidency over to Donald Trump at noon on January 20, he will leave office as the most LGBT-friendly president in US history.

Obama's agenda was impeded by Republican control of the US House of Representatives after the 2010 election, by the obstructionism of Senate Republicans, and by l
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Biggest local LGBTQ news of 2016
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

While it is true that 2016 will go down in history as one of the worst for LGBTQ people (the Pulse shooting, anti-Trans initiatives, etc.), we still have a great deal to look back on with pride in Seattle as far as this year is concerned. While there is still a great amount of work lef
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Anti-LGBT clergy chosen to bless Trump at inauguration
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Donald Trump has selected a bevy of anti-LGBT clergymen to pray over him at his January 20 inauguration.

The list announced on December 29 includes Franklin Graham, Dr. Samuel Rodriguez, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Pastor Paula White, Bishop Wayne Jackson, and Rabbi Marvin Hier. <
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Biggest national LGBTQ news of 2016
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

The LGBTQ community endured one of its toughest years in recent memory in 2016. While there were few moments of triumph, nobody can deny the sadness we experienced due to violent attacks against our community, and the onslaught of anti-Transgender legislation we had to fight made for a
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Celebrities shun Trump inaugural

Elton John, Celine Dion, Garth Brooks all decline invitations to perform

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Donald Trump may have to rely on the talents of a 2010 America's Got Talent runner-up to grace his inaugural festivities, because all the name performers his team has contacted have refused to appear.

Celine Dion is the latest star to turn down the Trump team. TheWrap, an entert
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Lesbian assistant coach sues Drake University for discrimination
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A Lesbian assistant basketball coach has filed a federal lawsuit against Drake University, claiming she was forced out of her job after coming out.

Courtney Graham was assistant coach of the women's basketball team at Drake, located near Des Moines, Iowa. In her complaint, she
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Pot, meet kettle: George Soros denounces Donald Trump
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Billionaire Democratic Party supporter George Soros has denounced Donald Trump as a threat to democracy in a December 28 article on the Project Syndicate website.

'Democracy is now in crisis,' Soros writes.

'Even the US, the world's leading democracy, elected a
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Gay neo-fascist Milo Yiannopoulos gets $250K book deal
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos - who has made a career out of being a sneering racist, sexist, and transphobe - has signed a book deal with Threshold Editions, a subsidiary of Simon & Schuster.

According to the Hollywood Reporter newspaper, Yiannopoulos will get an advance
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Rockettes weep when they find out they've been booked to dance for Trump

'Performing at Trump's inauguration would be a betrayal of our LGBT colleagues'

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The iconic Radio City Music Hall dancers, the Rockettes, wept when they were told they'd been booked to dance at Donald Trump's inauguration.

According to an interview with Marie Claire magazine, some dancers performed their 90-minute world-famous 'Christmas Spectacular' show
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Unfinished business:

103 federal court vacancies await Trump

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Donald Trump will inherit an unusually large number of federal court vacancies when he is sworn in on January 20.

According to the Washington Post, the 103 judicial opening that President Obama will have to turn over to Trump is nearly double the 54 positions Obama inherited e
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