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posted Friday, December 1, 2017 - Volume 45 Issue 48


Jenny Durkan sworn in as first woman mayor since 1920s
Takes action on homelessness, race, education

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Jenny Durkan was sworn in on November 28 as Seattle's first woman mayor since Bertha Knight Landes in the 1920s.

In a break with tradition, she chose to hold her inauguration ceremony at the Ethiopian Community Center in Rainier Beach rather than
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Plans for the Seattle AIDS Legacy Memorial Resolution 31783 approved
by MK Scott - SGN Contributing Writer

On Monday, November 27, the Seattle City Council passed Resolution 31783 allowing the Seattle Parks Department to construct the Seattle AIDS Legacy Memorial at Cal Anderson Park.

The resolution was drafted by Councilmember Debora Juarez with Councilmembers Lisa Herbold a
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CITY OF SEATTLE: RESOLUTION 31783
A RESOLUTION in support of the Seattle AIDS Legacy Memorial.

WHEREAS, the first case of acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) was identified in Seattle in 1982; and

WHEREAS, by 1989, the rapid spread of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection resulted in 1,433 cases of HIV infection and 704 AIDS de
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Trudeau apologizes to the Canadian LGBT community
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau apologized to his country's LGBT community in an emotional speech to parliament on November 28.

'Today, we offer a long overdue apology to all those whom we, the Government of Canada, wronged,' the prime minister said.

'We are
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25 years later, Bailey-Boushay House continues to pioneer HIV/AIDS care in Seattle
by Brian Knowles
Executive Director
Bailey-Boushay House
Special to the SGN

Flash back to the 1980s when acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) was considered a death sentence. Treatment options simply did not exist. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other institutions were only beginni
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Jim Nabors dies at 87
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Jim Nabors, TV's Gomer Pyle, died at his home in Hawaii on November 30. He was 87.

According to the Associated Press, the announcement of Nabors' death was made by his husband, Stan Cadwallader. The couple married on January 15, 2013, at Seattle's Fairmont Olympic Hotel after
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A return to 'We Don't Serve Your Kind Here'?

Far-reaching dangers of Masterpiece Cakeshop Case highlighted by Open to All campaign

NEW YORK, NY - In the context of a nation rocked by racial discrimination at levels unseen in decades, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on December 5th in a case that could gut not only state nondiscrimination laws but also erode the Civil Rights Act - and turn back the clock to a time when businesses could tell people, 'We don' more
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GBT Asians/South Asians file innovative amicus briefs:
Urge courts to deny anti-LGBT discrimination in Masterpiece Cakeshop case
And block anti-immigrant/anti-sanctuary city law in Texas

Amicus briefs filed in US Supreme Court and US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

The National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA) filed two amicus ('friend of the court') briefs in federal courts defending the rights of LGBT people, Asian Americans, and immigrants. Those cases involve a claim of religious ex
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Trans people of color speak out for World AIDS Day

Transgender Law Center releases three powerful videos created by members of TLC's Positively Trans program

OAKLAND, CA - In honor of World AIDS Day, Transgender Law Center (TLC) is releasing three new videos created by trans people of color living with HIV. The videos from Positively Trans members Aryah Lester, Arianna Lint, and Marcus Ecks, developed at Story Center workshops, provide a more personal look at the lives and stories behind data showi more
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Enough is enough: Lambda Legal condemns U.S. Senate for handing architect of Trump administration's anti-LGBT agenda lifetime appointment on powerful DC Circuit Court
Katsas confirmation marks beginning of Senate's year-end surge to stack federal bench with Trump's dangerous nominees

WASHINGTON, DC - The United States Senate this evening [Tuesday, November 28] confirmed Gregory Katsas - the legal architect of many of Donald Trump's anti-LGBT efforts - to the powerful U.S. Federal Co
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Chairman Grassley and Senate Judiciary GOP bulldoze judicial nominations process to stack federal courts with extremist nominees
WASHINGTON, DC - [On Wednesday, November 29] the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on two judicial nominees for lifetime appointments to the federal bench: Kyle Duncan for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and David Stras for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. The hearing took place as a result of Senate J more
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Updated International Human Rights Principles for the Treatment of LGBTI People released
The Yogyakarta Principles Plus 10 reflect changes in law and society over the past decade

LOS ANGELES - International human rights experts today released a supplement to the groundbreaking Yogyakarta Principles, a universal guide to human rights related to sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression and sex ch
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People of Color Against AIDS Network hosts 30th Anniversary Legends Gala & Award Dinner on Dec. 8
POCAAN's Legends Gala & Awards Dinner began in 2016 with an extremely successful first event. Our sponsors and guests had an incredible time, beginning with a red carpet cocktail reception, followed by a three-course dinner, drinks, and live musical guests. Our gala is a fabulous and fun, star-studded evening filled with generous donations to more
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Perhaps the most "historic" speech todate about LGBTQ2?

Watch Prime Minister Justin Trudeau deliver 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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