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posted Friday, September 7, 2018 - Volume 46 Issue 36


Saying goodbye to Barbara Bailey
by Jenny Durkan - Mayor of Seattle

Our friend Barbara Bailey died this [past Labor Day] weekend, and Seattle grew suddenly dimmer. Few things challenge our sense of mortality and purpose more than the death of someone who seemed immortal. Barbara was such a person. Born and raised here, she loved Seattle and poured herself into making it better. Barbara was relentle
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India: World's most significant gay law reform
Historic day as one-fifth of the world's LGBTs set free from criminalization

LONDON, UK (6 September 2018) - India's Supreme Court has just struck down section 377 of its penal code. This means the court has decriminalised homosexuality and it affects 18% of the worlds LGBTs.

This is arguably the most si
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John McCain's Senate seat - from bad to worse
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

John McCain may have been a lovely man, but he was no friend of the LGBT community. His appointed successor, however, is even worse.

McCain died August 25 after a long battle with brain cancer. On September 5, Gov. Doug Ducey of Arizona appointed former Sen. Jon Kyl to fill Mc
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21 arrested at Westin Hotel - Hotel workers demand better wages, job security
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Labor Day lived up to its name this year, as hundreds of Westin Hotel workers and supporters rallied outside the hotel, with some blocking Fifth Avenue till they were arrested by police.

The Labor Day protest was the latest in a long series of local and national escalations betw
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On my last day... lasting memories
Dear Friends,

On my last official day in my role as CEO of Pride Foundation, I am leaving with a sense of profound gratitude for each and every one of you who makes our community so special.

I continue to be deeply moved by the outpouring of support you have consistently shown Pride Foundation and
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Rest in peace, John. From your Seattle Prime Timer friends
John Mark passed away on August 23, 2018 at age 84. Our friend and fellow Seattle Prime Timer was taken from us by cancer. He was a kind man, a friend to all he met, and an active participant in our club and community activities. One of his friends called him 'an exceptional human being.' He also enjoyed one-on-one activities with club members more
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Suicide rates in Washington continue rising
Health officials promote individual and community action during September's Suicide Prevention Month

OLYMPIA - Suicide rates in Washington have continued to rise, and health officials at the Department of Health want people to take five actions urged in the national '#Bethe1to' suicide prevention campaign.

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NARAL Pro-Choice Washington participates in civil disobedience at U.S. Supreme Court
Tiffany Hankins NARAL Pro-Choice Washington Executive Director arrested in nation's capital, protesting SCOTUS nominee

NARAL Pro-Choice Washington Executive Director Tiffany Hankins was arrested [on Tuesday, September 4] in civil disobedience action at the United States Supreme Court and released the following statement
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HRC: Kavanaugh's refusal to answer basic questions on Obergefell is unacceptable, reveals the threat he poses to LGBTQ people
WASHINGTON -[On September 7], the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, responded to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's repeated refusal to answer basic questions from Sen. Kamala Harris on whether the landmark Supreme Court case Obergefell v. Ho more
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SUED! Lambda Legal is taking Trump to court for Kavanaugh documents
WASHINGTON, DC (September 4, 2018) - As the US Senate today started the confirmation hearings for Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump's nominee for the US Supreme Court, Lambda Legal and American Oversight filed a lawsuit to compel the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to immediately produce records related to Kavanaugh's work in the George W more
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Vice President Joe Biden to headline HRC's 22nd annual National Dinner
WASHINGTON - [On September 5], the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, announced that the 47th vice president of the United States, Joe Biden, will headline the Human Rights Campaign's 22nd annual National Dinner on Saturday, September 15.
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Study finds sexual minority US adults are poorer than their straight peers
LOS ANGELES (September 6, 2018) - Sexual minorities in the US have fewer economic resources than their straight peers, and the gap is more pronounced among women, according to a new study by the Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law.

Researchers analyzed data gathered from 14,051 participants in the National Longitudinal
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HRC: One year after Trump gave order to discriminate against Dreamers, we need action
WASHINGTON - [On September 5], the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nations largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, called for action one year after Donald Trump and Mike Pence attempted to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, a widely popular federal policy that give more
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Religious liberty: Do you have the right not to believe in Jesus?
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

An Oregon lawsuit is testing how the First Amendment religious liberty rights of non-Christians will be applied in the workplace.

Ryan Coleman is suing his employer for firing him after he refused to attend mandatory Bible study. The employer, Dahled Up Construction, has not den
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India Supreme Court overturns colonial-era law criminalizing same-sex relationships
WASHINGTON - [On September 6], the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), America's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, celebrated a historic decision by the Supreme Court of India overturning Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, a British colonial-era law dating back to 1861 that criminalized conse more
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