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posted Friday, August 17, 2018 - Volume 46 Issue 33


Trump OKs discrimination against LGBT employees
Cancels Obama-era protections

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The Trump administration has issued a new directive giving federal contractors free range to discriminate against their LGBT employees.

The August 10 memo reverses an executive order issued by Barack Obama prohibiting federal contractors - including most of the
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Masterpiece Cakeshop redux: Colorado baker rejects Trans customer, sues state officials
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Jack Phillips, the owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood, Colorado, is escalating his beef with LGBT customers. After refusing to make a birthday cake for a Trans woman, he has filed suit against Colorado state officials, charging them with persecuting him for his religious beliefs.
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First openly LGBTQ U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin to face anti-LGBTQ challenger Leah Vukmir in U.S. Senate race
WASHINGTON, DC - [On August 14] Republican primary voters chose Wisconsin State Sen. Leah Vukmir to challenge incumbent Sen. Tammy Baldwin for her US Senate seat - setting up a general election battle between an anti-LGBTQ extremist and the first openly LGBTQ US senator in American history. For almost two decades, Vukmir has voted against pro more
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Steven Sawyer, Executive Director for POCAAN, talks about Pacific Northwest Black Pride events taking place this weekend
by MK Scott - SGN Contributing Writer

PACIFIC NORTHWEST
BLACK PRIDE
August 16-19


POCAAN'S Pacific Northwest Black Pride Celebration this weekend works toward a future without bias where all people enjoy equity and equal rights. They do this by producing LGBTQIA+ Pride events that insp
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JESSE'S JOURNAL: Gay TV in the Age of Trump
by Jesse Monteagudo - SGN Contributing Writer

In 2005 I wrote a column, 'I Want My Gay TV,' about the state of LGBT television, with emphasis on two then-new program services: the cable network Logo and the pay-per-view service Here TV. As I wrote back then, 'before Logo and Here TV came along, People of the Rainbow had to ma
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'Reflecting Back... Marching Forward!'
Seattle to celebrate the 55th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington on August 28

Statewide coalition commemorates historic event with local march, renaming of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Park, support for NFL players and Initiative 1000 call to action


It has been 55 years since the 1963 March on
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Mayor Durkan announces recipients of the 2018 Mayor's Arts Awards
SEATTLE - Mayor Durkan has announced the recipients of the 2018 Mayor's Arts Awards. The award honorees are Tarik Abdullah, Paula Boggs, Fulgencio Lazo, Jorge Enrique González Pacheco, and Karen P. Thomas. All five recipients have shaped Seattle's arts and cultural landscape through their contributions to the community, education, the arts, an more
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Free Dental, Vision and Medical services offered to people in need
Seattle/King County Clinic transforms KeyArena to provide compassion and care to thousands

Seattle/King County Clinic returns for a fifth year to KeyArena at Seattle Center with free dental, medical and eye care services for those who struggle to access or afford healthcare. It will be held Sept. 20 - 23, one month earl
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Trans woman wins historic gubernatorial primary victory; Christine Hallquist is the Democratic nominee for VT governor
WASHINGTON, DC - Democratic primary voters in Vermont selected out transgender woman Christine Hallquist as their nominee for governor, making her the first out trans person to be the gubernatorial nominee of a major American political party. She joins three other openly LGBTQ candidates who received the Democratic nomination for governor this more
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Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender people in San Bernardino County jail gain rights
RIVERSIDE, Calif. - For years, a group of people incarcerated in a San Bernardino County jail were locked in their cells for as much as 23 hours a day. They were not permitted to participate in the jail's job training, educational, drug rehabilitation, religious, or community re-entry programs.

The reason this group was treated
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