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posted Friday, January 20, 2017 - Volume 45 Issue 03


Seattle's first openly Transgender cop
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Last year, the Seattle Police Department (SPD) issued new policies on officers' interactions with Transgender people, and Mayor Ed Murray signed an executive order mandating 'culturally responsive' training for city staff to improve their relations with the Transgender community. As the chair of the LGBTQ Advisory Council to
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'Tough battles' ahead for LGBT community, Obama warns
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The LGBT community faces 'tough battles' ahead, President Obama warned in his final press conference.

Meeting with reporters on January 18, Obama was asked if he thinks the progress his administration made toward LGBT equality 'will endure or continue under the president-elect
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175 mayors from 42 states launch coalition for LGBT protections

Mayors Against LGBT Discrimination kicks off with pre-inauguration briefing in DC

WASHINGTON, DC - On January 18, in advance of the presidential inauguration, 175 mayors across the country from cities large and small announced 'Mayors Against LGBT Discrimination,' a broad-based, nonpartisan coalition comprised of local officials who support equal protections and fair treatment for all LGBT people.

The launc
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Thousands turn out for MLK Day, thousands more expected on January 20 and 21
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Ten thousand marchers turned out for Seattle's annual Martin Luther King Day march and rally on January 16, one of the largest marches in the event's 35-year history.

The previous day, January 15, 2,000 people packed Westlake Park for a rally to protect the Affordable Care Ac
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JESSE'S JOURNAL: South Florida Gay News at seven
by Jesse Monteagudo - SGN Contributing Writer

Much has been written lately about the 'death of the LGBT press' as more queer newspapers bite the dust and more queer people get our news and information from the Internet. In fact, LGBT papers are very resilient. Not counting the Advocate, which only survives as an magazine a
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IN MEMORIAM: Yvonne Marguerite Ogden (Eldresse) 1936-2016
by Tina Gianoulis - Special to the SGN

Born in East St. Louis, Illinois on November 1, 1936, Yvonne Eldresse became a member of Seattle's thriving lesbian community during the 1980s. With her long white hair, flamboyantly graceful style, and candidly erotic poetry, she forged an inspiring identity as a unique and memorable le
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Thank-you note from President Obama
Courtesy of the White House Press Office

My fellow Americans,

It's a long-standing tradition for the sitting president of the United States to leave a parting letter in the Oval Office for the American elected to take his or her place. It's a letter meant to share what we know, what we've learned, and wh
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Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal opens district office
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A standing-room-only crowd of some 100 people helped newly elected Rep. Pramila Jayapal launch her in-district office at a January 17 open house.

Jayapal was elected to succeed retiring Rep. Jim McDermott in the 7th District, which includes most of Seattle and runs north to Ed
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GOP congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers booed off stage at MLK Day event

'Save our health care!' crowd chants

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Republican congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers was booed off the stage at a Martin Luther King Day event in Spokane.

McMorris Rodgers, who represents Washington's 5th Congressional District, is number four in the GOP's chain of command in the US House of Representatives. In
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How many LGBT Americans are there? 10 million, Gallup poll says
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Ten million American adults now self-identify as LGBT, according to the latest survey by Gallup Daily Tracking.

That number is 1.75 million larger than a similar survey done in 2012, largely due to the number of millennials - people born between 1980 and 1998 - who are out. more
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World OutGames Miami seeking global artist submissions for official event poster
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

World OutGames Miami 2017, a ten-day multi-sport, human rights, and cultural event (May 27 until June 4), is inviting artists worldwide from all disciplines to create an original poster image that promotes the spirit of the 2017 Games.

This commemorative art design shou
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UW College Republicans welcome Milo Yiannopoulos; protests expected
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

The provocative editor at the conservative news site Breitbart, Milo Yiannopoulos, is scheduled to speak to a sold-out crowd at the University of Washington's Kane Hall on Friday. The event, sponsored by the College Republicans at the University of Washington, is billed as 'Make UW Fabul
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Weekly Pets
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Meet Flicka, a two-year-old Australian Cattle Dog mix. Flicka loves to play, and expresses her enthusiasm by doing little hops. She has an infectiously happy demeanor! Flicka lives for treats and hikes. She would be so delighted in a moderately active home with older teens and adults, and no cats! Flicka is currently cozied
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Swamp thing: HHS nominee Tom Price accused of insider trading
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

In spite of Donald Trump's vow to 'drain the swamp' of corruption and crony capitalism, his nominee for Secretary of Health and Human Services, Rep. Tom Price, now stands accused of insider trading.

According to a report first aired by CNN on January 16, Price bought shares i
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Education Secretary nominee supports Focus on the Family, charges Lambda Legal
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Lambda Legal has issued a press release calling for 'a complete confirmation process' for Betsy DeVos, Donald Trump's nominee for Secretary of Education.

'We need a Secretary of Education who will make schools safe for all students, and who won't tolerate bullying - by peers,
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Military vetoes Trump's idea for a Red Square-style inaugural parade

Trump wanted tanks and missile launchers

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The military vetoed Donald Trump's idea for a grand Red Square-style show of military might on Inauguration Day, according to sources quoted by the Huffington Post.

Trump himself floated the idea in a January 18 interview with the Washington Post.

The militar
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Lambda Legal: Tom Price would endanger health of LGBT people and people living with HIV
NEW YORK, NY - As congressional hearings begin on Tom Price's nomination to become Secretary for Health and Human Services, Rachel B. Tiven, CEO of Lambda Legal, the nation's oldest and largest non-profit legal organization working for the rights of LGBT people and everyone living with HIV, released the following statement:

'Se
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Trump team sells Mike Pence:

A cool million gets you dinner with the VP

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Would you pay $1 million to have dinner with Mike Pence? How about $250,000 for a chance to eat with Donald Trump's cabinet nominees?

Unfortunately, if you're a Republican major donor, you have to choose. Both inaugural events are scheduled at the same time.

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