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posted Friday, March 3, 2017 - Volume 45 Issue 09


City joins lawsuit for Transgender student rights

Sens. Murray and Cantwell sign congressional brief

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and City Attorney Pete Holmes announced on March 2 that the City would sign on to an amicus brief supporting the rights of Transgender high school student Gavin Grimm to use school restrooms that correspond to his gender identity.

Grimm's suit against the Gloucester County, Virginia, school board
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'Decline to Sign' I-1552, Tacoma rally says
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Hundreds of Trans people and allies gathered at the University of Washington in Tacoma on February 25 to kick off the Decline to Sign I-1552 campaign. The initiative would reverse a ten-year-old civil rights law and bar Transgender Washingtonians from restrooms that match their gender identiti
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Federal judge rules for Trans students in bathroom case
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A federal judge in Pittsburgh ruled on February 27 that three Transgender students have a constitutional right to use restrooms that correspond to their gender identity.

US District Judge Mark Hornak issued a preliminary injunction ordering the Pine-Richland School District
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Croatian Nazis pledge allegiance to Trump
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Several dozen neo-Nazis flew US flags and swore allegiance to Donald Trump at a February 26 rally in Zagreb, Croatia.

Clad all in black, the demonstrators were members of the small Indigenous Croatian Party of Rights (A-HSP), a far-right political group that is too small to be
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Sen. Patty Murray invites Trans activists to attend Trump speech

Rep. Jayapal invites Muslim leader

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

US Sen. Patty Murray and Rep. Pramila Jayapal used the occasion of Donald Trump's first speech to Congress to make visible statements of opposition to his policies.

As her guests at the event, Murray invited Seattle Transgender activists Marci Owens and Danni Askini. Jayapal bro
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Point of Pride offers support to Transgender individuals
Hello to the Editor of Seattle Gay News:

I hope this message finds you well and enjoying your weekend.

My name is Jeff and I am the Board Secretary for Point of Pride, a non-profit organization that works to support trans people in need around the world. One of our programs is an Annual Transgender
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Trump speech flops at the box office
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Although Donald Trump's first speech to a joint session of Congress got 'great reviews' from pundits - at least according to CNN's Wolf Blitzer - it flopped according the Nielsen ratings.

The TV ratings service, which measures the percentage of the viewing audience captured by a
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Pants on fire: Jeff Sessions lied to Senate committee

He should resign, Nancy Pelosi says

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions lied to the Senate Judiciary Committee during his confirmation hearings, the Washington Post revealed on March 1.

In response to a question from Democratic Sen. Al Franken, Sessions denied any knowledge of contacts between the Trump campaign a
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Trump anti-LGBT order is on the way, Family Research Council says
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The potential Trump executive order on 'religious freedom' that would cancel LGBT rights is on the way, according to a Trump transition team insider who is also high up in the Family Research Council (FRC).

Ken Blackwell, former Ohio secretary of state and senior fellow at the
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Another year of global progress on LGBTI rights
Criminalisation in 38% of countries but gains being won

We salute brave, inspiring & successful activists in the global south
by Peter Tatchell - Peter Tatchell Foundation

The following article first appeared in The Guardian - London, UK - 20 February 2017

'The arc of the moral un
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