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posted Friday, February 3, 2017 - Volume 45 Issue 05


Trump wants to allow discrimination on religious grounds

The Nation publishes leaked anti-LGBT order

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The Nation magazine has published a document it says is a leaked draft of an executive order intended to curtail LGBT rights and reproductive choice.

'The draft order seeks to create wholesale exemptions for people and organizations who claim religious or moral objections to same-sex marriage, premarital sex, aborti
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Washington AG sues to block Trump immigration ban
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed a lawsuit on January 30 seeking to block Donald Trump's immigration ban.

In addition to Trump, the suit names other high-ranking federal officials and the Department of Homeland Security as defendants.

Ferguson
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City Council defies Trump, declares Seattle a 'Welcoming City'
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The Seattle City Council unanimously passed a resolution on January 30 affirming that the city is a 'welcoming city' for immigrants, refugees, and Muslims.

An overflow crowd of more than 200 people broke into a standing ovation at the vote.

'In just ten days, t
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LGBT groups skeptical of Trump promise on LGBT rights
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

LGBT and human rights groups say they are skeptical of Donald Trump's announced intention to keep federal protections for LGBT workers in place.

Trump said on January 31 that he would keep in place an executive order issued by President Obama that requires companies doing busine
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A REPORT AND REFLECTION ON THE WOMXN'S MARCH ON SEATTLE
by Sharon Cumberland - SGN Contributing Writer

There are at least 130,000 women and men who will tell the story of their Womxn's March on Seattle on Saturday, January 21, 2017 and I'd love to hear them all. Here's mine:

I'm a woman in her 60s whose pussy (and boobs and butt) have been grabbed more times than I
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Ingersoll Center at 40

SGN exclusive interview with new executive director Karter Booher

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Ingersoll Gender Center, Seattle's pioneering center for Transgender and gender-nonconforming people, is celebrating its 40th anniversary by hiring its first ever executive director, Karter Booher.

The SGN sat down with Booher and Ingersoll's founder and co-chair, Marsh
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Freely Speaking Toastmasters hosts Open House at their new location
by Barbara Sehr - Special to the SGN

FREELY SPEAKING TOASTMASTERS
OPEN HOUSE
February 6


In a world where construction cranes still rise in untold numbers, where once there was a spot for Seattle's Central Park, a less 'Common' a cappella tribute to public speaking will toast master
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Mac McGregor for Seattle City Council, Position 8
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Mac S. McGregor, a Seattle-based Transgender activist, has thrown his name into the race with six other candidates to elect the at-large City Council Position 8.

Late last year, longtime Seattle council member Tim Burgess announced he would retire. Jon Grant, former dir
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A report on housing solutions for people experiencing homelessness in Seattle
by Sharon Lee
Executive Director
Low Income Housing Institute

New Tiny House Villages!
New tiny houses built by the Tulalip Tribes TERO program will be going to the Georgetown site

In partnership with Nickelsville, SHARE, the City of Seattle, and Mayor Murray's Bridging the Gap Initiative, L
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Senate Dems vow to fight Gorsuch nomination
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Democratic senators vowed to fight the nomination of appeals court judge Neil Gorsuch to the US Supreme Court as new damaging information about Gorsuch's past came to light.

Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) threatened to stage a filibuster on the Senate floor even before the pick wa
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Trump threatens to invade Mexico
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Donald Trump threatened to send US troops into Mexico to deal with 'bad hombres' in a phone call with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, according to a report from the Associated Press.

According to AP, 'a person with access to the official transcript of the phone call prov
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Bad to worse: Trump names Jerry Falwell Jr. to head 'education reform' task force
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Jerry Falwell Jr., who inherited his daddy's religious right empire, announced on January 31 that he has been named by Donald Trump to head a new task force on education reform.

Falwell said in November that he'd been offered the post of Secretary of Education - which ultimate
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Lambda Legal warns Trump:

'Reported Executive Order would be an attack on LGBT people and all Americans who love liberty'

NEW YORK, NY (February 2, 2017) - Reports indicate that President Trump may issue an Executive Order that will encourage sweeping discrimination against LGBT people and women. Lambda Legal released the following statement in response to a leaked draft of the order:

'The reported Executive Order is a direct attack on lesbian, ga
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