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posted Friday, October 6, 2017 - Volume 45 Issue 40


Governor Jay Inslee enthusiastically endorses Jenny Durkan
New web ad: 'Very Jenny' highlights her bold proposals including Seattle Promise and Micro-Housing

Praising her progressive record and ability to get things done, Governor Jay Inslee announced his endorsement for former U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan in the Seattle mayor's race. In a new web ad, Governor Inslee highlights Durkan's plans to build more micro-housin
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DOJ rescinds Transgender employment protections
Ends Obama-era Title VII rights

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) has reversed Obama-era protections for Transgender workers in a new memo.

The two-page October 4 memo says that the prohibition against sex discrimination in Title VII of the Civil Rights
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How we can make Seattle - and our country - safer from gun violence
by Jenny Durkan
Former U.S. Attorney and
Candidate for Seattle Mayor

On Monday, we woke up to the horrific, heartbreaking news: In Las Vegas, nearly 60 of our fellow Americans had been shot and killed in the deadliest mass shooting in our nation's history, ambushed from 32 stories above by a dangerous man with
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Bellingham teen denied medical care for gender dysphoria at PeaceHealth
by Sarah Toce - SGN Contributing Writer

A 17-year-old transgender boy named Pax Enstad was denied medical care by his mother's employer, a Catholic health organization called PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center in Bellingham.

The civil rights lawsuit was filed Thursday on behalf of the family by ACLU of Wash
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Sen. Murray statement on Las Vegas mass shooting
WASHINGTON, DC. - [On October 2], Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) released the following statement after one of the deadliest mass shootings in US history:

'Yet again, Americans awoke today to news of a horrific, senseless shooting that left so many innocent people dead and forced our first responders to risk their lives and run head
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Working families continue to overwhelmingly choose Jenny Durkan
Durkan announces support of five mew unions who highlight her strong experience, including Machinists, Teamsters and Carpenters

Continuing to build a strong coalition of support, former U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan announced the support of five unions including: Aerospace Machinists Union District Lodge 751, Teamsters Loca
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Transportation for Washington endorses Jenny Durkan
Citing her record of bringing community leaders together to solve complex issues facing Seattle, Transportation for Washington, which is dedicated to preserving, funding, expanding and promoting public transit and transportation choices in Washington State, announced their endorsement for Jenny Durkan for Mayor of Seattle.

'Sea
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Maj. Margaret Witt finds strength in the struggle to TELL all
by Sarah Toce - SGN Contributing Writer

'I just don't feel right calling you 'Margie,' I said before we took the stage at Seattle's Museum of Flight to discuss her memoir, TELL: Love, Defiance, and the Military Trial at the Tipping Point for Gay Rights. She replied, 'You can call me by my full name then - once.'

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Town Hall Seattle presents:
Parenting While Queer: A Conversation with LGBTQ Parents About Identity and Family

Seattle families come in all colors of the rainbow! On Saturday, October 14, starting at 2pm, Town Hall Seattle is bringing together parents from across the LGBTQ spectrum to share about their home lives - from navigating inquiries from curious strangers, to adventures in explaining how babies are made, to everyday tasks of teething and curf more
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Pramila Jayapal, Maxine Waters unite community at re-election kick-off
by SGN Staff

Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (D-WA 7th District) was joined at FareStart Restaurant on Tuesday, September 19 by Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA 43rd District). The evening had a two-fold purpose consisting of a re-election kick-off campaign event for Jayapal and an invitation to Waters to join the Washington state
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Rainbow flag to be dedicated on Wednesday, October 11, at Stonewall National Monument on Manhattan's Christopher Street
New York ceremony marks first time that the international LGBT symbol will be displayed permanently on federal land

NEW YORK - The Rainbow Flag, the international symbol of LGBT liberation and pride, will be unveiled in a special ceremony on Wednesday, October 11, at 12 noon at the historic Stonewall National Monument, w
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Honolulu celebrates Pride
'2017 Honolulu Pride' Parade + Festival will be Saturday, October 21. The parade kicks off at 11am with a route along Kalakaua Avenue through Waikiki. Festival gates at the Waikiki Shell entrance open at 11:30am. The Festival will wrap up at 6pm.

Each year the 'Honolulu Pride' Parade + Festival brings together Hawaii's diverse LG
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Lambda Legal urges full 2nd Circuit to protect LGBT people from discrimination at work
'No one should be fired, forced from their job, or passed over for promotions because they are lesbian, gay, or bisexual. The 2nd Circuit can help fix this.'

NEW YORK - [On September 26], Lambda Legal argued before the full US Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit, supporting the estate of Donald Zarda, a New York skydivi
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Senate urged to press Brownback to clarify remarks on religious persecution of LGBT people
WASHINGTON, DC - Human Rights First today expressed concern over Gov. Sam Brownback's (R-Kan.) failure to unequivocally state that it is not acceptable to imprison or execute a person based on their sexual orientation or gender identity. Brownback's remarks occurred during yesterday's Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on his appointm more
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California Gov. Jerry Brown Signs 'Bill of Rights' for LGBTQ Seniors in Long-Term Care
SACRAMENTO - California Gov. Jerry Brown today signed a bill that creates a 'bill of rights' for LGBTQ seniors in long-term care. Senate Bill (SB) 219, authored by Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) and sponsored by Equality California, will help protect seniors from discrimination or mistreatment in long-term care facilities.

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Legal advocates will appeal to Supreme Court after full 5th Circuit denies challenge to anti-LGBT Mississippi law
'We are appealing to our nation's highest court to make sure that attempts by state legislatures to defy the law of the land and trample the rights of LGBT people are blocked for good.'

JACKSON, MISS. - Mississippi civil rights attorney Rob McDuff, along with Mississippi Center for Justice and Lambda Legal, today announc
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Jayapal and Smith team up to reform immigration prisons
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Seattle's two members of Congress, Pramila Jayapal (D-7) and Adam Smith (D-9), have teamed up to sponsor a bill aimed at reforming the way the US handles immigrant detainees. Their 1st District colleague Suzan DelBene is a co-sponsor on the bill.

The legislation would prohibit
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Meet Percy, a 2-year-old German Shepherd/Belgian Malinois mix. This gentle pup has a heart of gold, walks great on leash, and has the cutest spotted tongue. As your loyal and energetic best friend, Percy will love exploring the great outdoors with you and will proudly patrol your home with his keen Shepherd senses. Come meet this unique bo more
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