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posted Friday, September 8, 2017 - Volume 45 Issue 36


GSBA STANDS WITH DREAMERS
Dear GSBA Members & Friends,

One irrational, thoughtless assault against our common humanity after another. Throughout the last few months we have watched our country unravel the principles and values that we strive to live by. I understand that we have deceived ourselves, since those values were never truly enjoyed by all, but we held on to hope as civil rights move
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DOJ files brief backing anti-Gay baker
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) filed an amicus brief on September 7 backing a Colorado baker who refused to provide a wedding cake for a Gay couple.

In 2012, Jack Phillips of Masterpiece Cakeshop, located in Lakewood, Colorado, refused service to David Mullins and Charlie
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Gender Odyssey conference a huge success in Seattle
by Cathy Renna - Special to the SGN

Two weekends ago (August 24-27) over 1400 transgender people, their family members, and professionals serving them came together in Seattle for the sixteenth annual Gender Odyssey. This international conference was focused on the needs and interests of transgender and gender-diverse people, the
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NAGAAA Gay Softball World Series kicks off with Dug Sharpe's induction into Hall of Fame as Seattle athletes take the field
by Sara Michelle Fetters - SGN A&E Writer

The first two days of the 2017 NAGAAA Gay Softball World Series (September 5-9 hosted in Portland, OR) featured a number of Seattle's best teams laying the groundwork for what would hopefully be a long tournament run that could potentially lead to a national championship. These openin
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IN MEMORIAM - James F. Trueman aka 'Jim' and/or 'Grandma'
August 28, 1940 - August 20, 2017

JIM: THE GENTLEMAN.

Born in New Haven, Connecticut, well-educated, bright, witty, caring, giving, and yes - handsome. These few descriptive words only start to describe this gentleman. With a BS degree in Accounting, Jim earned status and wealth by working hard and being
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JESSE'S JOURNAL: No more bottom shaming
by Jesse Monteagudo - SGN Contributing Writer

Recently actor Haaz Sleiman ('Nurse Jackie') caused a sensation when he came out on social media, declaring to the world the following:

'A new study finds that more LGBTQ people living in the United States have been murdered so far this year than in 2016. So this
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Following the Trump administration announcement to end DACA, Durkan outlines steps to protect Dreamers, immigrants, and refugees
SEATTLE - Following the Trump administration announcement to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, former U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan outlined a number of actions that she would take to protect Dreamers, immigrants, and refugees as mayor of Seattle.

'This cruel and inhumane act will rip apart familie
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In solidarity with Dreamers, Murray condemns Trump's anti-immigrant agenda, urges Senate colleagues to defend DACA
WASHINGTON, DC - Today [September 6], Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) condemned President Trump's decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known as DACA, in a speech on the floor of the U.S. Senate, and vowed to work with her colleagues to defend DACA and find a permanent solution for the program's recipients, known as Dre more
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Senator Murray's floor speech defending DACA M. President-some 800,000 people in this country woke up this morning with great uncertainty about their future.
Because of President Trump's reckless, hateful agenda-young men and women in this country are now unsure if they'll be able to finish college or complete job training programs.

They're unsure if they can keep their job at a hospital or as a firefighter, or serve in our military to fight for our freedoms.They're unsure if they can k
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Lambda Legal asks US Supreme Court to affirm LGBT employment rights in Georgia discrimination case
'It's time for LGBT people everywhere to be protected against employment discrimination.'

ATLANTA, GA - [On Thursday, September 7], Lambda Legal asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review the case of Jameka Evans, a Savannah security guard who was harassed at work and forced from her job because she is a lesbian. The petit
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White Christians now a minority in the USA, new survey says
LGBT people and Washingtonians particularly irreligious

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

White Christians - once the dominant ethno-religious group in the country - now make up less than half the population.

That is the dramatic conclusion of a new study by the Public Religion Research
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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos rolls back Title IX protections against sexual assault
Sen. Patty Murray denounces move

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

US Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced on September 7 that she was rolling back Obama-era guidelines designed to protect students from sexual assault and harassment.

The guidance from the Obama administration was de
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Campus Pride releases 'Top 25 LGBTQ-Friendly Colleges and Universities'
Listing boasts campuses in unlikely places with LGBTQ inclusivity in policies, programs, and practices

Campus Pride announced today the twenty-five colleges and universities leading the way for LGBTQ inclusion in policies, programs and practices across the United States.

For the last decade, Campus Pride cont
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