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posted Friday, February 9, 2018 - Volume 46 Issue 06


Mayor Durkan and City Attorney Holmes announce that City of Seattle will move to vacate misdemeanor marijuana cases
On Thursday, February 8, former U.S. Attorney and Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and City Attorney Pete Holmes announced plans for the City to move to vacate misdemeanor marijuana possession convictions prosecuted by the City before marijuana was legalized in Washington. The announcement was made at the Rainier Community Center at 10am.

Passed in 2012, I-502 legalize
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California court rules for anti-Gay baker
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A California trial court ruled on February 6 that a cake shop in Bakersfield can legally refuse to make cakes for same-sex weddings.

Kern County Superior Court Judge David Lampe said that baker Cathy Miller was likely to prevail in her claims of First Amendment religious privi
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Seattle stands united
by Jenny Durkan
Mayor of Seattle and
Lorena González
Seattle City Councilmember

This past weekend, the City of Seattle, in partnership with dozens of community-based organizations and coalitions, hosted Seattle United for Immigrants and Refugees Mega-Workshop where 491 legal permanent residents received
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Jayapal, Nadler lead House Judiciary Democrats in calling for emergency hearings after administration officials reveal hacked U.S. voter rolls in 2016
Democratic members call for hearings to investigate threat to U.S. voting infrastructure in order to secure future elections and protect the vote

WASHINGTON, D.C. - [On Thursday, February 8], Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal and Ranking Member Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) led Democratic members of the House Judiciary Committee i
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IN MEMORIAM - KEN FOWLER
We lost our friend Ken Fowler on January 23, as a result of a stroke he suffered two weeks earlier. Ken was a friend to many in the Seattle gay community, and was a familiar sight on the streets of Capitol Hill as he took his daily exercise walks. He was born in Rossland, British Columbia, Canada. The son of a mining engineer, he also lived in C more
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2018 Black History Month gathering to be held Feb. 24
'Resilience in the Black Community: What Gives Us Strength?'

On Saturday, February 24, from 10am-3pm, Mount Zion Baptist Church hosts a 2018 Black History Month gathering - 'Resilience in the Black Community: What Gives Us Strength?' - with keynote speakers Police Chief Carmen Best, renown historian Quintard Taylor, and
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Seattle Rainbow Housing Survey
'Resilience in the Black Community: What Gives Us Strength?'

On Saturday, February 24, from 10am-3pm, Mount Zion Baptist Church hosts a 2018 Black History Month gathering - 'Resilience in the Black Community: What Gives Us Strength?' - with keynote speakers Police Chief Carmen Best, renown historian Quintard Taylor, and
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One Love Wedding Showcase Seattle coming up February 18
One Love Wedding Showcase Seattle celebrates equality and all couples in love during our seventh showcase on Sunday, February 18, 2018 at the gorgeous, newly remodeled Metropolitan Ballroom at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel from 12-4pm!

Couples newly engaged and married can meet with the best local wedding industry professionals an
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POZSeattle and Living Positively February 2018 Valentine's Social & Potluck
POZSeattle and Living Positively are proud to present their combined 2018 Valentine's Social & Potluck Wednesday, February 14th from 6-8:15pm at the Cuff (13th Ave & E Pine St). Meet us in the downstairs bar for food, socializing, to catch-up with old friends, to make new ones, and a whole lot of fun. (Living Positively is a weekly social grou more
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Help create a social and support network for LGBT veterans
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My name is Johnnie Hawkins, the LGBT Coordinator for the Veterans Benefits Administration. My colleague Josh Wheeldon and I are looking to connect with community providers, veterans, and LGBT allies in the Puget Sound area to discuss creating a network that helps LGBT veterans. Our goal is to increase awareness a
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Ninth Circuit nominee Bounds has history of racist statements
WASHINGTON, DC - [On Friday, February 2] Alliance for Justice released a preliminary 'Snapshot' report on the record of Ryan Bounds, whom Donald Trump has nominated for a seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Alliance for Justice (AFJ) President Nan Aron released the following statement:

'Once again the Trum
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About 3 percent of US teens may be gender nonconforming, new study shows
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Some 2.7 percent of US teens may be gender nonconforming, according to a new study published in the journal Pediatrics. The term 'gender nonconforming' includes teens who identified as Transgender, genderfluid, and nonbinary.

The study was based on a 2016 survey of nearly 81,000 t
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Australia commits to increase access to PrEP for key populations
MSMGF applauds the Australian government's new policy on PrEP MSMGF (Global Forum on MSM & HIV) joins the Australian Federation of AIDS Service Organizations (AFAO) and fellow HIV advocates worldwide in celebrating the Australian government's recent move to publicly fund Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV. [EDITOR'S NOTE: MSM means Men more
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