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posted Friday, June 1, 2018 - Volume 46 Issue 22


VICTORY! Hawaii enacts legislation protecting LGBTQ youth from abusive 'conversion therapy'
WASHINGTON - [On May 25], the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, claimed victory as Hawaii Gov. David Ige signed into law SB 270, legislation protecting LGBTQ youth from the dangerous and debunked practice of so-called 'conversion therapy.'

With Gov. Ige's signature, Hawa
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LGBTQ publisher, journalist and pioneer Mark Segal donates collection to National Museum of American History
Donation includes Stonewall-era objects and artifacts from the first Gay Pride celebration

The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History recently received a donation from Mark Segal - publisher, activist, journalist, civil rights pioneer and national LGBTQ leader - documenting his almost 50-year career in LGBTQ activ
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Southern Baptist Convention tosses out DC branch over Lesbian pastors
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The Southern Baptist Convention has broken off ties with its Washington, DC branch over two Lesbian pastors at a DC church.

The Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) is the largest Christian denomination in the US, with more than 15 million members, and it is strongly opposed to L
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IN MEMORIAM
Geoff Manasse, Photographer
September 9, 1950 - January 19, 2018


Geoff Manasse was a professional visual storyteller, a dedicated father and husband, and a lover of family, music, and sports. From the late 1970's until his death in January 2018, his work in photojournalism, portraiture, and commercial photography he
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Lesbian activist Connie Kurtz dies at 83
She was the creator of the LGBT Elder Americans Act

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Lesbian activist Connie Kurtz died on May 27. She was 83.

Kurtz is survived by Ruth Berman, her 'wife, her love, her spouse, her co-conspirator,' as the Windy City Times described her.

Berm
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MARK MY WORDS: It's official: I'm history
by Mark Segal - Philadelphia Gay News

Just saying that I am humbled is not enough: It is an honor of a lifetime.

By the title of this column, I'm not talking about my age, but something that I'm still processing. There have been many honors over the last few years, but this is something that happens to few
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'No Gay, No Way' and Drag queens highlight Amazon's annual shareholders meeting
by MK Scott - SGN Contributing Writer

Amazon's annual shareholders meeting was held this past Wednesday (May 30th) at the Fremont Studios with about 150 people inside and another 75 or so protesting outside.

A line up of drag queens posed and strutted in support of 'No Gay, No Way,' a campaign urging Amazon to
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An update from Ingersoll
Dear SGN,

We're writing today with some bittersweet news from Ingersoll. Today is our Program Manager, Ebo Barton's last day at Ingersoll. Ebo has been such a driving force at Ingersoll over the last few months in moving our work forward to better serve our communities. We're sad to see them go but we are excited to see
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Pride Weekend at W Seattle
Fuel your Pride with a playful weekend in the Emerald City. Turn out in celebration of the LGBTQ+ community, and turn it up with three days of bold events and vibrant parties.

Start your Pride weekend at W Seattle, located in the heart of the city and just minutes from the Seattle Pride Parade (https://www.seattlepride.org/), S
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Seattle/King County Clinic returns for a fifth year
Four-day free health clinic to occur one month earlier in 2018, Sept. 20-23

Seattle/King County Clinic celebrates its fifth year in Key Arena at Seattle Center, Sept. 20-23. Organizers have ambitious goals of recruiting 1,000 volunteers per day to provide over $3.5 million in free dental, vision, and medical services to
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HRC calls on ICE to investigate the death of a Transgender woman
WASHINGTON - The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, called on US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to conduct a thorough investigation into the death of Roxsana Hernandez, a transgender woman who died while in the custody of ICE. Hernandez more
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Hawaii now the 12th state to protect LGBTQ youth from conversion therapy
HONOLULU - Hawaii Gov. David Ige signed a bill sponsored by Hawaii Sen. Stanley Chang into law [on May 25] that will protect Hawaii youth from the practice of conversion therapy by health professionals.

Conversion therapy, sometimes called 'ex-gay therapy,' attempts to change an individual's sexual orientation and/or gender ident
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Lambda Legal and OutServe-SLDN sue Defense Department over outdated policies denying service opportunities to people living with HIV
ALEXANDRIA, Va. - [On May 30], Lambda Legal and OutServe-SLDN filed a lawsuit on behalf of a sergeant in the DC Army National Guard who was denied the opportunity to serve as an officer and faces possible discharge from the United States armed services because he is living with HIV. The lawsuit challenges the Pentagon's current policies preven more
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Outcome of Irish referendum on abortion is a momentous result for reproductive rights
GENEVA - The Center for Reproductive Rights celebrates [the May 26] referendum result in favour of repeal of the Irish constitutional prohibition on abortion as a deeply historic moment for women's reproductive health and rights in Ireland and globally.

The Irish people voted by a resounding majority to remove the constitutiona
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