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posted Friday, September 14, 2018 - Volume 46 Issue 37


Half of FTM Trans teens attempted suicide in a three-year period, study says
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Half of female-to-male Transgender teens in the US have attempted suicide in the last three years, according to a new report published by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

The study, titled 'Transgender Adolescent Suicide Behavior,' investigates suicidal behavior in six gender identities among youth, authors Russell
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Out & Equal hosts world's largest conference on LGBTQ workplace equality in Seattle Oct. 1-4
Join Out & Equal Workplace Advocates in Seattle Oct. 1-4 at the largest conference dedicated to LGBTQ Workplace Equality in the world, attended annually by over 4,000 LGBTQ & Ally Professionals!

The 2018 Workplace Summit in Seattle will feature 3 days of educational opportunities including over 100 workshops, featured panels, com
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Generations Aging with Pride releases Seattle Rainbow Housing Report
Hosts community reception and discussion Sept. 25

Join Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan, King County Council Chair Joe McDermott, and Seattle City Councilmember Lisa Herbold and Generations Aging with Pride on Tuesday, September 25, from 4:45pm-6:45pm, for the release of the Seattle Rainbow Housing Report - 'Aging in Community
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Only 4% of sexually active gay and bisexual men in the U.S. use Truvada as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP)
25% of young sexually active gay and bisexual men have never been tested for HIV

The Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law finds that only 4% of sexually active gay and bisexual men in the United States use Truvada as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention regards as a high
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To our community, remembering Barbara Bailey
On September 1, the Seattle community lost one of our own. Barbara Bailey, a force to be reckoned with.

Barbara's strength, conviction, passion, and unwavering commitment to community, civil rights, small business, and the promotion of women in leadership has touched every aspect of our community.

When we think
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In loving remembrance of Barbara Bailey
Dear Friends:

We were deeply saddened to learn that Barbara Bailey, a founding member of Pride Foundation, passed away on September 1st.

Barbara was a longtime owner of the independent bookstore Bailey/Coy Books, and a kind, passionate, and tireless advocate for LGBTQ communities and communities of color
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GSBA receives $10,000 Chamber Development Grant from National LGBT Chamber of Commerce and Wells Fargo
by Eric Moss - GSBA Director of Communications

GSBA was awarded a top grant of $10,000 for excellence in business development programming by NGLCC, the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce, at the August 16 NGLCC International Business & Leadership Conference in Philadelphia. Funded by the Wells Fargo Foundation and administered
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Westin Hotel workers will vote on strike September 14
Part of possible 21-location strike against Marriott Corporation

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Workers at Seattle's Westin Hotel announced on September 10 that they will be holding a strike vote against the hotel's owners, Marriott Corporation, on September 14.

The strike, if members
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Gender identity inclusive nondiscrimination laws do not jeopardize safety in public restrooms
Conducted in Massachusetts, first-of-its-kind study assesses the validity of claims that gender-identity protections lead to privacy and safety violations in restrooms

A new study by the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law finds that Massachusetts' public accommodations nondiscrimination laws that include gender ide
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Study reveals which transgender teens have highest suicide risk
TUCSON, Ariz. - Research has shown that transgender adolescents are at greater risk for attempting suicide than cisgender teens, who identify with the gender they were assigned at birth. A new study from the University of Arizona takes a deeper look at who within the transgender adolescent community is most at risk.

UA researc
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New study reveals distressing rates of attempted suicide among transgender adolescents
A new study just released from the American Academy of Pediatrics that documents the distressing levels of attempted suicide among transgender youth. The study found the highest rates of attempted suicide among transgender boys and non-binary youth.

'These harrowing statistics lay bare the urgency of building welcoming and safe
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LGBTQ U.S. House candidate Chris Pappas wins NH primary; increases unprecedented number of LGBTQ Congressional nominees
13 Victory Fund endorsed Congressional candidates on November ballot

WASHINGTON, DC - Openly LGBTQ candidate Chris Pappas won his primary and is on-track to becoming the first openly LGBTQ person elected to Congress from New Hampshire. Thirteen Victory Fund endorsed Congressional candidates will now be on the ballot in No
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Lambda Literary opens submissions for the 31st Annual Lambda Literary Awards
New this year: Bisexual Poetry

Lambda Literary is proud to announce the opening of submissions for the 31st Annual Lambda Literary Awards.

The Lammys honor books in more than twenty genres ranging from literary fiction and poetry to speculative fiction, graphic novels, and memoir. New this year is the
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Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals denies Certificate of Appealability to South Dakota death row prisoner
On Friday, September 7, a divided three-judge panel of the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals denied a Certificate of Appealability to South Dakota death row prisoner Charles Rhines, who asked the court to review new evidence that some of the jurors who sentenced him to death were motivated by anti-gay bias and deprived him of a fair trial more
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AN OPEN LETTER TO POPE FRANCIS
by Mary Dispenza - Special to the SGN

Dear Pope Francis,

Time is begging you to do the right thing. There have been too many apologies from you and other Popes through the ages with little to no significant reform. The Catholic Church remains seemingly unable to conquer its demons. And yet, if you do
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