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posted Friday, June 23, 2017 - Volume 45 Issue 25


SGN exclusive interview: Mayoral candidate Jenny Durkan
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Mayoral candidate Jenny Durkan is running for office for the first time, but she's no stranger to politics.

A lawyer, former US attorney, family friend of the Gregoires, member of two police review boards, Mike Lowry staffer, and daughter of an 18-year veteran of the Washington state legislature, Durkan knows her wa
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Members of Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS quit

Trump 'does not care,' they charge

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Six of the 18 members of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) resigned June 13, saying that Donald Trump 'simply does not care' about fighting the disease.

In a June 16 op-ed in Newsweek magazine, Scott Schoettes, Counsel and HIV Project Director at Lambda
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Pride isn't cheap:

Capitol Hill Chamber responds to question about lack of Pride banners on Capitol Hill.

by MK Scott - SGN A&E Writer

During all this Capitol Hill Pride chaos, has anyone one wondered where the traditional Pride banners are that used to line Broadway?

The tradition was started in the mid-1980's by Bill Swigart and was taken over by the Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce. I went directly to Executive Dir
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JESSE'S JOURNAL: Pride amid diversity
by Jesse Monteagudo - SGN Contributing Writer

I have a confession to make: I missed my hometown Equality Rally for Unity and Pride in Fort Lauderdale. I was on my way south from gay summer camp when I got caught in a massive tie-up that stopped my car for hours; no surprise to all who have to drive on I-95 from Jacksonville a
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MARK MY WORDS: My take on this year's Gay Pride controversy around the country over corporate sponsors
by Mark Segal - Philadelphia Gay News

Pride is very special to me, since I helped in the first Gay Pride march in 1970. At that time it was not a 'Gay Pride' march, but rather a march to show - using today's terms - our resistance to society's portrayal of us. It was also a celebration of what we created in the year since the S
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'Undecided' wins new polls on mayor's race

Murray has a shot if he runs as write-in

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Most Seattle voters have not made up their minds who they'll vote for in the race for mayor, according to two new polls, but if incumbent mayor Ed Murray were still in the race, he'd be leading the pack.

Murray dropped out of the race last month, his all-but-certain re-election
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Sen. Patty Murray visits patients at Seattle community health clinic

Up to 100,000 Washingtonians to lose insurance under GOP plan, 600,000 Medicaid patients at risk

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Sen. Patty Murray visited Seattle's International Community Health Services (ICHS) clinic June 16, to hear directly from patients and health care providers about the devastating impact the pending Republican health care bill would have on local people.

Like other community healt
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Murray, Cantwell send letter on LGBTQ rights to Trump

'We urge you to change course,' they say

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Washington's senators, Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell, have sent a tough letter to Donald Trump, taking him to task for his anti-LGBTQ actions since becoming president.

'We urge you to change course and to commit yourself to promoting equality and protecting the right of all Amer
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Senate GOP health bill just as mean as the House version
Washington State Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler
June 22, 2017

OLYMPIA, Wash. - Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler issued the following statement in response to the US Senate today releasing its draft health care bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act:

'The Senate Republicans drafted their health car
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Pramila Jayapal joins suit against Donald Trump:

He 'repeatedly violated the Constitution's Emoluments Clause'

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Seattle-area Rep. Pramila Jayapal has joined more than 200 of her congressional colleagues in a lawsuit against Donald Trump for violating the emoluments clause of the US Constitution.

The Emoluments Clause of the Constitution states that 'no Person holding any Office of Profit or
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Oops! We accidently deleted protections for LGBT federal employees, Trump officials say
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Trump officials say that they accidentally removed protections for LGBT federal employees.

Trump Commerce Secretary and former vulture capitalist Wilbur Ross issued a new version of the Secretarial Policy Statement on Equal Employment Opportunity - the guidelines for employee
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Jeff Sessions' DOJ vetoed collection of LGBT data, documents show
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Jeff Sessions' Department of Justice (DOJ) vetoed collection of data on the LGBT community by the American Community Survey (ACS), according to documents published by US Sen. Tom Carper of Delaware.

The ACS used to collect and publish data on LGBT Americans at the request of P
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New AHF billboards warn of 'Syphilis Tsunami'
LOS ANGELES - AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) has launched its latest outdoor advertising campaign with new billboards warning of a 'Syphilis Tsunami' going up around Los Angeles and other U.S. cities this week.

AHF's 'Syphilis Tsunami' outdoor advertising campaign references the world-renowned landscape print 'The Great Wave of
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Oregon gives legal recognition to gender-nonbinary people
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Oregon has become the first US state to give legal recognition to gender-nonbinary residents.

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown - who is out as Bi - signed a bill June 19 giving Oregon residents a third gender option on their state documents. In addition to 'F' and 'M,' Oregonians will b
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American Medical Association adopts resolutions opposing policies that harm Transgender people
AMA House of Delegates approves resolution opposing efforts to discriminate and supporting policies ensuring equal access to programs and facilities based on gender identity

WASHINGTON - On June 13, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of America's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender
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Meet Abby, a gorgeous 4-year-old kitty! A true beauty, she has silky grey and orange fur, bright green eyes and the sweetest face. Abby is a little reserved and would love to find a home with a patient and understanding adopter that can help her confidence shine through. Come sweep Abby off her paws today at Seattle Humane! You'll be gla more
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