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posted Friday, October 5, 2018 - Volume 46 Issue 40


HRC responds to Trump-Pence attack on LGBTQ foreign diplomats
WASHINGTON, D.C. - [On Tuesday, October 2], the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, responded to a new policy by the Trump-Pence administration that denies visas to same-sex partners of U.N. employees and foreign diplomats. It also requires those currently in the U.S. to get married by the more
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Out & Equal Workplace Summit brought Rippon, DiMarco and more to the Washington State Convention Center
by MK Scott - SGN Contributing Writer

With over 6,000 attendees, the Out & Equal Workplace Summit was the place to be to celebrate equality and diversity. The four-day conference spanned from Oct. 1-4. Out & Equal Workplace Advocates is the largest conference dedicated to LGBTQ Workplace Equality in the world, atten
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New study shows who is impacted by Florida's HIV criminalization laws
LOS ANGELES (October 2, 2018) - Florida laws that criminalize people living with HIV directly affected 614 people from 1986 to 2017, according to a new report by the Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law. Researchers found that women were disproportionately affected by HIV criminalization. White women were disproportionately arrested fo more
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North Carolina law does not ban Trans people from restrooms, federal judge says - Lawsuit against state preemption may go forward
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A federal judge has ruled that North Carolina state law does not forbid Transgender residents from using restrooms and other public accommodations. The judge also cleared the way for a lawsuit aimed at striking down provisions barring municipalities in the state from passing nondiscrimination
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Keynote speech by former Seattle City Councilmember Tom Rasmussen at the 2018 Seattle AIDS Walk & Picnic Sept. 29
by Tom Rasmussen - Special to the SGN

For some of us this is an annual event. For over 30 years it's a tradition in September to join the AIDS walk. And this may be the best weather we have ever had!

The first years were horrible. Our community was being decimated.

Every week the pages of the S
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Regarding Queer Activism After Marriage Equality
Dear Editor:

I twice read Scott Rice's 'Book Review: Queer Activism After Marriage Equality' in the SGN's Sept. 21st issue and feel the need to respond. I note it ran in the first section instead of the Arts & Entertainment section, so it likely is a piece SGN editors feel readers should reflect on.

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Entre Hermanos launches voter education and get-out-the-vote drive
Entre Hermanos es una organización LGBTQ Latina sin fines de lucro en el estado de Washington. Nuestra misión es promover la salud y el bienestar de la comunidad LGBTQ en un ambiente culturalmente apropiado a través de prevención de enfermedades, educación, servicios de apoyo, abogacía y construcción comunitaria. Hemos estado ayudando a la com more
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Christian homeless shelter sues for right to turn away Trans people
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A Christian homeless shelter in Alaska has filed a lawsuit alleging it has First Amendment religious freedom rights to bar Transgender people from seeking refuge on its premises.

The Downtown Soup Kitchen Hope Center in Anchorage filed the suit after a local Trans woman made a
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HRC launches powerful campaign to mark 30th annual National Coming Out Day
WASHINGTON - Ahead of the 30th anniversary of National Coming Out Day (NCOD) next Thursday, October 11, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) - the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization - is launching a powerful new digital campaign highlighting inspirational stories of celebrities and infl more
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HRC partners with Billy Eichner and Funny or Die's 'Glam Up the Midterms' on swing-state early-vote tour
WASHINGTON - [On October 4], the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, and Funny or Die announced a three-stop early vote tour featuring 'Billy on the Street' host Billy Eichner and HRC President Chad Griffin. The tour will include stops in Phoenix, A more
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LGBTQ conference in Lebanon threatened by security forces
NEW YORK - On the 29th of September, Lebanese security forces from the General Security Directorate shut down a regional gender rights conference in Beirut, Lebanon. The conference, known as NEDWA, is organized annually by the Arab Foundation for Freedoms and Equality (AFE) and brings together over 100 activists from the Arabic-speaking Middle more
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Seattle Area Support Groups (SASG) loses Capitol Hill tree lot fundraiser
Dear Editor:

Back in 1989, the SASG board of directors and staff launched a small Christmas tree lot fundraiser in the backyard of the house on 17th Ave. E. and E. Thomas St. to fund peer services programming for people impacted by HIV/AIDS. Nearly thirty years later, this fundraiser has grown to be a Capitol Hill trad
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