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posted Friday, November 24, 2017 - Volume 45 Issue 47


Capitol Hill Station Plaza to house Seattle AIDS Legacy Memorial
by Sarah Toce - SGN Contributing Writer

Cal Anderson was Washington state's first openly gay legislator - an activist in his own right - who succumbed to AIDS in 1995 at the age of 47. As a Democrat, he served in both chambers representing the 43rd Legislative District. Seattle's former mayor, Ed Murray, served as his campaign manager during the 1988 legislative ra
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14th Annual Stronger Together World AIDS Day Breakfast to be held Friday, Dec. 1
STRONGER TOGETHER
WORLD AIDS DAY BREAKFAST
SHERATON SEATTLE HOTEL
Friday, December 1
7:30am registration
8am-9am program


It was not so long ago that the average lifespan of someone diagnosed with HIV was about 10 years. Today, with access to uninterrupted healthcare, an HIV+ pe
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Second federal judge blocks Trump's Trans ban
DOJ says it will appeal previous ruling

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A second US District court has issued an injunction blocking Donald Trump's ban on Transgender troops in the US military.

Judge Marvin Garbis ruled on November 21 in Baltimore that the six Transgender plaintiffs in
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Federal court strikes down Trump's executive order on sanctuary cities
DOJ had threatened Seattle and King County

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A US District permanently struck down one of Donald Trump's first executive orders on November 20, the one which sought to cut off federal funds to so-called 'sanctuary cities.'

In a summary judgment ruling, US
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MARK MY WORDS: Trump Human Rights - LGBT Disaster
by Mark Segal - Philadelphia Gay News

Much has been made of the lack of attention to human rights by President Trump on his recent excursion to Asia.

This, by and of itself, represents the United States giving up the mantel on this subject since we first gained prominence on the issue during the Jimmy Carter a
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MARK MY WORDS: Reaching the top of the journalism ladder
by Mark Segal - Philadelphia Gay News

At the end of my father's life we'd get together and, when we did, Dad would always say, 'So, what was your day like?' or 'What have you been doing?' At such times, I'd shrug and say, 'Just the same.'

The reality was that my life at that point was full of excitement and
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Generations Aging with Pride creates new Seattle & King County LGBTQ Aging Advisory Group
Generations Aging with Pride, funded by the City of Seattle's Aging and Disability Services, hosted an engaging Community Supporter Event with sixty-five people gathering for conversations on ways to best address the needs of older LGBTQ adults. Because of the feedback received at the event, Generations Aging with Pride along with the UW Center fo more
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Local World AIDS Day Events
In addition to Seattle's 14th Annual Stronger Together World AIDS Day Breakfast, here are three additional local events commemorating World AIDS Day:

PIERCE COUNTY AIDS FOUNDATION
'PCAF 30 - Courage, Compassion, Resilience'
Honoring World AIDS Day + Celebrating PCAF's 30th Anniversary
Friday, Decemb
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Transgender Day of Remembrance at City Hall
by MK Scott - SGN Contributing Writer

Seattle's annual Transgender Day of Remembrance took place on Monday, November 20, at the Bertha Knight Landes Room at Seattle City Hall. Seattle City Councilmember Lorena Gonzalez was on hand to greet everyone in attendance. Seattle Trans activist Mac McGregor hosted the somber event tha
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Gay Dodgeball coming to Seattle - Hosted by the National Gay Dodgeball League
The National Gay Dodgeball League is launching their 8-week Sunday afternoon Gay Dodgeball League in Seattle starting on Sunday, December 3 at 11am at the Yesler Community Center (917 E Yesler Way).

Keith London, Dodgeball Coordinator at GayDodgeball.com, writes:

Welcome to Gay Dodgeball Seattle. We are so excited
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Judge strikes down Seattle income tax
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

King County Superior Court Judge John Ruhl struck down Seattle's income tax on November 22.

The tax was passed by the City Council in July and signed by then-Mayor Ed Murray. City residents who earned $250,000 or more or married couples who earned $500,000 or more would be liabl
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Seattle Area Support Groups wants to decorate your door with keepsake wreaths
Seattle Area Support Groups is expanding its annual Christmas tree lot with a special selection of wreaths decorated by local artists. The wreaths will be on display from November 1st through December 23rd at HomeStreet Bank, 700 Broadway East, Unit D, Seattle, WA 98102, and will be sold directly.

Seattle Area Support Groups is
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Perhaps the most "historic" speech todate about LGBTQ2?

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau delivered a historic apology to LGBT Canadians in the House of Commons, saying sorry for decades of "state-sponsored, systematic oppression and rejection."

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