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posted Friday, July 14, 2017 - Volume 45 Issue 28


Anti-Transgender losers lose again

I-1552 fails to qualify for November ballot

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Once again, the campaign to deny basic rights for Transgender people has failed.

The Washington Secretary of State's office announced on July 7 that the I-1552 campaign cancelled its 3pm appointment to turn in the petitions that would have put the measure on the November ballot. July 7 was the last day to submit pet
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Chechnya executed 27 people on January 26, Russian newspaper says

Some of those killed were known to be Gay

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The Russian opposition newspaper Novaya Gazeta has reported that Chechen security forces executed 27 people on the night of January 26. Radio Free Europe (RFE) published an English-language summary of the story on July 9. While RFE did not explicitly identify the executed individuals as Gay,
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Marriage equality moves forward in Germany
by Stephen Peters - Human Rights Campaign

On June 30 HRC celebrated a vote by the Bundestag, the lower house of Germany's parliament, to make marriage equality the law of the land. Once the legislation is approved by Bundesrat, the upper house, which is expected to be a formality, and signed into law by the president, German
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JESSE'S JOURNAL: A Celebration of Friends: Where maturity matters
by Jesse Monteagudo - SGN Contributing Writer

'A Celebration of Friends' (ACOF) is a semi-annual convention or celebration for mature men and their admirers. This year's celebration (#16) will be held on the weekend of July 20-23 at the Ramada Fort Lauderdale Oakland Park Inn, located at 3001 North Federal Highway. '
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Labor Council endorses Farrell and Hasegawa for Mayor

I-940 'De-Escalate Washington' also endorsed

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The Martin Luther King County Labor Council (MLKCLC) gave its support to Jessyn Farrell and Bob Hasegawa for Mayor of Seattle in a special endorsement meeting on June 11.

MLKCLC represents 150 labor organizations and some 100,000 workers in King County and its endorsement comes
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Human Rights Campaign announces largest grassroots expansion in its history, opens new offensive against Trump-Pence agenda
America's leading LGBTQ civil rights organization launches a massive grassroots campaign aligned with staff and volunteer deployments across 50 states

HRC will make significant additional investments in Arizona, Michigan, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin


WASHINGTON, DC - The Human Rights Campai
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Lambda Legal readies for U.S. Supreme Court after full Eleventh Circuit denies Georgia anti-gay employment discrimination case
'Momentum is growing behind our efforts to combat employment discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual workers in the courts.'

ATLANTA -Last Thursday, July 6, Lambda Legal announced it will appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit denied its en banc petition asking t
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Gender pay gap for White House staff triples under Trump

Analysis was done by conservative group

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The gender pay gap for White House staffers is three times larger under the Trump administration than it was during President Obama's last year in office, according to the conservative think tank American Enterprise Institute (AEI).

According to AEI's report, published on July
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