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posted Friday, March 24, 2017 - Volume 45 Issue 12


Ed Murray proclaims Day of Action to support immigrants, refugees
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray proclaimed March 21 a 'Day of Action' in support of immigrants and refugees, calling for comprehensive immigration reform.

In an official proclamation, signed by himself and all nine city councilmembers, Murray reaffirmed that 'Seattle is an inclusive, open, and welcoming city, and we will fi
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Joe McDermott vs. Donald Trump:
Proposed fund to help immigrants with legal defense

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

King County Councilmember Joe McDermott is defying the Trump administration with a proposal to fund legal services for immigrants.

McDermott wants to create what he calls a 'Resilience Fund' to offer legal defense, know-your-rights training and other forms of support to Kin
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HHS drops LGBT questions from annual aging survey
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Questions about LGBT seniors have been dropped from the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) annual survey of aging Americans.

The HHS uses the National Survey of Older Americans Act Participants (NSOAAP) to decide how to allocate federal funding to groups that wo
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Rick Perry questions election of openly Gay student body president
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

President Donald Trump's Secretary of Energy, Rick Perry, broke from national politics on Wednesday to question the election of Texas A&M University's first openly Gay student president. Perry said he believes his alma mater's election process was rigged in the name of diversity.
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OBITUARY:May her legacy live on!
Vickie Williams, an African-American lesbian leader, elder, community builder, mentor and beloved family member transitioned on March 3rd, 2017. Vickie was the co-owner of Life Enrichment Bookstore for almost 2 decades, otherwise known as LEMS, the only Black owned and Black lesbian owned bookstore in Washington State. LEMS was a community cente more
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Seattle City Council approves first Renters' Commission in US
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

In a unanimous March 20 vote, the Seattle City Council created a Seattle Renters' Commission to represent a historically neglected interest group.

About 54% of households in the city are occupied by renters, according to the ordinance's prime sponsor, City Councilmember Tim Bu
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Leather Community celebrates 35 years
The Washington State Leather Community will be celebrating the 35th Anniversary of the Washington State Mr. & Ms. Leather, Bootblack Contest, and the 25th Anniversary of the Washington State Leather Pride Week. The contest will be held on March 25, 2017. The contest will be held at The Cuff Complex (1533 13th Ave), with doors at 6:00pm and more
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Doula support for LGBTQ families
by Mica Lewis
Patient Support Assistant and Doula

As a queer doula, I am passionate about supporting safe and empowering birth experiences for Seattle's new LGBTQ parents. So, what is a doula? A doula ('doo-lah') provides continuous emotional, physical, and informational
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George Weinberg, man who coined the word 'homophobia,' dies at 87
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

George Weinberg, a psychotherapist who coined the term 'homophobia' in the mid-'60s, died March 20 at his home in Manhattan. He was 87.

Although he was straight, Weinberg had Gay and Lesbian friends, and while thinking about his experience involving a Lesbian friend, he realized
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Seattle Sounders team captain Brad Evans discusses championship win and new season ahead
by Albert Rodriguez - SGN Staff Writer

The Seattle Sounders FC celebrated the best year of its franchise history on December 10, 2016 when it captured professional soccer's ultimate title, the MLS Cup. They weren't expected to emerge as champions, in fact midway through the season they weren't even on track to make the playoffs
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