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posted Friday, August 25, 2017 - Volume 45 Issue 34


Grays Harbor Pride Festival incident:

Bar owner accused of making threats and filing for a permit to hold anti-LGBTQ protest in response

by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

The organizers of Grays Harbor Pride are proud of the work they do each year, to promote awareness of the LGBTQ community, foster good relations with allies, and they are particularly proud of the message they send to the youth about community, love and acceptance. What started out as a crazy idea (would anyone support an LGBTQ
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Former dues-paying Teamster Jenny Durkan receives sole endorsement from Teamsters Joint Council No. 28 and Washington State Council of County and City Employees
Continuing to grow support from working families, former U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan announced the endorsement of the Washington State Council of County and City Employees including AFSCME Local 2083, and the Teamsters Joint Council No. 28, which is the umbrella organization of 12 local unions representing more 50,000 active and retired members more
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ST. LOUIS: Car hits three at vigil for Trans woman killed by police, minor injuries, driver arrested
Courtesy of Joe. My. God.

REUTERS reports:
A driver in St. Louis on Wednesday [August 23] was taken into custody after three protesters who blocked traffic were hit by a car during a march for a transgender woman shot and killed by police a day earlier, said police and local media.

The driver, wh
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Health experts sue to block I-27 from ballot

Initiative would ban safe injection sites

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A lawsuit challenging I-27 - a King County initiative that would ban Supervised Consumption Spaces (SCS) - was filed on August 21 by a coalition of public health experts and families of people who have died from drug overdoses.

SCS are public health facilities where people with
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JESSE'S JOURNAL: The 'Lost Cause' and its monuments
by Jesse Monteagudo - SGN Contributing Writer

With the United State on the verge of a second civil war, it is appropriate that one of the things that divide us today is our interpretation of the first one. It seems that, though the Confederate States of America lost the American Civil War, it won the peace that followed. In 1
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QLaw is happy to share the news that the Judges' Bench Guide is here!
The Judges' Bench Guide on the LGBTQ Community and the Law is a resource for judges, lawyers, the legal community, and anyone else who would like to learn more about some of the legal issues affecting the LGBTQ community. The guide was prepared by QLaw Foundation and QLaw Association, for the Washington State Supreme Court's Gender & Justice Comm more
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White House issues guidelines for Transgender military ban

Pentagon ordered to enact policy within six months, lawsuits expected

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The White House issued a two-and-a-half-page memo on August 23, ordering Secretary of Defense James Mattis to enact Donald Trump's policy barring Trans troops within six months.

It was the first official action on Transgender military service since Trump's notorious July 26 tw
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Lambda Legal sues U.S. Departments of Education and Justice for documents about withdrawal of guidance on transgender students
NEW YORK, NY - [On Tuesday, August 22] Lambda Legal filed a federal lawsuit to compel the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice to release information about their decision to withdraw guidance detailing the protections transgender students have under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which bans discrimination in education on more
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Hate group sues Southern Poverty Law Center

Don't call us haters, haters say

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

D. James Kennedy Ministries (DJKM) announced on August 23 that it was suing the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) for defamation.

SPLC had labelled DJKM an anti-LGBT hate group because of the activities of its founder, D. James Kennedy, and its current President and CEO, Dr.
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ACLU files legal action moving Gavin Grimm case forward in District Court
GLOUCESTER COUNTY, VA. - [On Friday, August 11] the American Civil Liberties Union filed papers ending Gavin Grimm's request for an immediate halt to the Gloucester County School Board's policy prohibiting him and other transgender students from using the common restrooms at school. The new filings clear the way for the ACLU to proceed with li more
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Groups launch 'Freda Fairness, a Farmer for the People' at KY State Fair to counter 'Freddy Farm Bureau'
LOUISVILLE, KY - Pro-Fairness groups at the Kentucky State Fair on Thursday [August 24] launched 'Freda Fairness, a Farmer for the People,' to counter the Kentucky Farm Bureau's mascot 'Freddy Farm Bureau.' Created by Squallis Puppeteers, 'Freda Fairness' went to meet with her cousin, 'Freddy,' at the Country Ham Breakfast to share her dis more
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Weekly Pets
This week's stars for Seattle Gay News:

Meet Bella, a gorgeous 11-year-old Standard Poodle who would love to become your best friend. She's absolutely stunning with her curly grey Poodle fur and sweet, soulful eyes. This happy girl loves to explore and will happily lead the charge on your walks together. She's calm,
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