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posted Friday, April 20, 2018 - Volume 46 Issue 16


China's Weibo drops Gay ban after mass protests
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Within 48 hours of announcing it was removing LGBT content from its website, the Chinese social media giant Sina Weibo reversed itself in the face of mass protests by users.

Weibo is sometimes called 'China's Twitter equivalent,' but with an estimated 390 million users - compared to 200 million for Twitter - it mi
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Push anti-LGBTQ legislation and we will come for you on Election Day
by Chad Griffin - Human Rights Campaign

Over the years, the ballot box has been a battleground for LGBTQ equality and our most fundamental rights. For decades, anti-LGBTQ forces have worked to repeal non-discrimination ordinances that provide protections for our community at the local level. In dozens of states, these groups
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GLAAD honors Britney Spears, Jim Parsons and the Best of Gay Media
by MK Scott - SGN Contributing Writer

I was on hand in person covering the 29th Annual GLAAD Media Awards Red Carpet at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, CA on Thursday, April 12. I had a chance to chat with many personalities and will share those soon. However, the main action was on stage during the awards with Adam Rippon
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Power to the People

April 26-28, 2018
50th ANNIVERSARY WEEKEND
1968-2018

3 DAYS OF ENLIGHTENING AND ENERGIZING
PRESENTATIONS, KEYNOTE SPEAKERS,
COMMUNITY, HISTORY, AND A FRESH VIEW
TOWARDS THE FUTURE!

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JESSE'S JOURNAL: Wilton Manors: My second home
by Jesse Monteagudo - SGN Contributing Writer

Thomas, Jefferson, who served as U.S. Minister to France from 1785 to 1789, was a passionate lover of all things French. (His political enemy, Alexander Hamilton, loved the British.) According to a famous saying attributed to Jefferson, 'every man has two countries - his own and F
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WWU Queer Con in Bellingham April 28
WWU Queer Con, a queer comic and geek-ery themed convention at Western Washington University will be returning for its second year on April 28. This event is being organized by a group of dedicated queer people who want to create a space to celebrate queer and LGBT+ identity, creativity, and community.

The goal for WWU Queer C
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'I Remember Mama'
IN MEMORIAM: Sandra Paulson
July 21, 1953 - April 17, 2018


by Ken Campbell - SGN Contributing Writer



Last Monday morning at 8:35 a.m., my beloved mother Sandra Paulson departed this world. In tribute to the lady who made me, I thought I would offer you readers a taste of who
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HRC mourns loss of pioneering LGBTQ advocate Donna Red Wing
WASHINGTON - [On April 17], the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, released the following statement mourning the loss of Donna Red Wing:

'The HRC family is deeply saddened by the loss of our friend, Donna Red Wing. She dedicated her
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The arts and LGBTQ community salute the life and laughs of Peggy Platt
by MK Scott - SGN Contributing Writer

There wasn't a dry eye in the house at ACT's Falls Theatre on Monday, April 16 as the arts and LGBTQ community paid tribute to celebrated Seattle comic Peggy Platt, best known as half of the comedy duo Dos Fallopia along with Lisa Koch and their annual iteration of 'Ham for the Holidays,' wh
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Seattle LGBTQ Commission seeks candidates
SEATTLE, WA - The Seattle Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Commission seeks applications from interested candidates to fill several vacancies on the Commission. The Commission is a 21-member body that advises the Mayor, City Council, and City of Seattle departments on issues that affect LGBTQ communities throughout Seatt more
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Century Ballroom to host spring blood drive with Bloodworks Northwest on May 1
Century Ballroom is hosting a spring blood drive with Bloodworks Northwest on May 1, 10am-4pm at their event space (915 E. Pine St., 2nd floor). Seattle Central College has donated some FREE parking spots for folks that are driving to the blood drive (details will be posted at CenturyBallroom.com the week of the event) or take Metro bus routes more
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Chicago's spoken word artist Avery R. Young performs on April 26 at the Central Library
Chicago's spoken word legend Avery R. Young will perform work that spans the many genres of music, performance, visual arts and literature from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 26 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium, 206-386-4636.

Library events are free and everyone is welcome. Registr
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Seattle Queer Urbanist StoryTellers to host fundraiser for LGBTQ Allyship on April 27
Seattle Queer Urbanist Storytellers (SQUS) is hosting a fundraiser for LGBTQ Allyship on Friday, April 27 from 8pm-10pm. LGBTQ Allyship builds power among LGBTQ communities and allies in Washington state to work towards economic, racial, and gender justice. We do this through community organizing, education, advocacy, and developing grassroots lea more
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