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posted Friday, October 12, 2018 - Volume 46 Issue 41


Jane Clementi on the anniversary of Matthew Shepard's death
NEW YORK - Friday, October 12, marks the 20th anniversary of the brutal murder of Matthew Shepard, the 21-year-old Wyoming college student who was beaten and left to die because he was gay. Jane Clementi, co-founder of the Tyler Clementi Foundation, lost her son Tyler to suicide after he became the victim of homophobic cyberbullying, expressed her support for the Shepard family and more
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Matthew Shepard to be interred at Washington National Cathedral
WASHINGTON - Matthew Shepard, who was murdered at 21 years old in 1998 in an anti-gay hate crime, will be interred at Washington National Cathedral following a service of thanksgiving and remembrance on Friday, October 26, at the request of the Shepard family. This Friday, October 12, is the 20th anniversary of Shepard's death.

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Democratic senators try but fail to save insurance coverage for preexisting conditions
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Senate Democrats tried but failed to block Trump-sponsored 'junk insurance' plans that would deny coverage for preexisting conditions.

In an October 10 vote, Democrats won over Republican Susan Collins of Maine, giving them 50 votes - one short of the 51 needed to block the
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HRC releases 2018 Municipal Equality Index rating cities on LGBTQ inclusion
WASHINGTON - [On October 8], the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, in partnership with the Equality Federation Institute, announced that a record-setting 78 cities across the nation earned perfect scores on the se more
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JESSE'S JOURNAL: Telling my own story
by Jesse Monteagudo - SGN Contributing Writer

One of the items on my bucket list, now that I am semi-retired, is to write my life's story. Though this might sound vain, I believe that I have had a life worth writing about; and that I am the best one to write it. After all, I lived through four of the most eventful decades in
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League of Women Voters presents 'Ballots & Baristas,' a community conversation about this fall's ballot initiatives
In partnership with Cupcake Royale and several local coffee shops, League of Women Voters of Seattle-King County is hosting 'Ballots & Baristas,' a series of community conversations about ballot issues to simultaneously take place at 11 locations throughout King County.

Volunteers from League of Women Voters will be available a
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Scholarship applications are now open!
Every year, the GSBA Scholarship Fund and Pride Foundation award scholarships to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and allied students of any age from Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington.

Students pursuing any kind of post-secondary education - including community college, public or private colleges and uni
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Lambda Legal brings together 27 national, state, and local LGBT organizations to oppose anti-LGBT Circuit Court nominees Eric Murphy & Chad Readler
WASHINGTON, DC (October 9, 2018) - Lambda Legal brought together 27 national, state, and local LGBT civil rights organizations to urge the Senate Judiciary Committee to oppose the confirmations of Eric Murphy and Chad Readler to the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals.

In a letter delivered to the Senate Judiciary Committee's Chairman
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Transgender student barred from shelter in locker rooms during school safety drill
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A Transgender student in Virginia was left to sit alone in the gym bleachers during a school safety drill because teachers were uncertain which locker room to send her to.

According to a local LGBT organization, Equality Stafford, the incident occurred at a Stafford, Virginia,
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SPLC releases LGBTQ school resources, new 'Queer America' podcast
MONTGOMERY, Ala. - [On October 10,] the Southern Poverty Law Center's (SPLC) Teaching Tolerance program released new LGBTQ resources, including a wide-ranging school resource guide and a new 'Queer America' podcast, which aim to bring increased visibility of and support to LGBTQ educators and students during LGBTQ History Month and beyond. The more
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AHF hits new milestone: One million lives in care!
LOS ANGELES (October 4, 2018) - The AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the largest global AIDS organization, which celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2017 and now operates in 41 countries, is honored to announce that it has surpassed a remarkable milestone in its history: as of the start of this month, the AHF is now providing HIV/AIDS medical more
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Buy union-made candy this Halloween
Special to the SGN from Pride at Work

Halloween might be scary, but what's really terrifying is the thought of a country without unions.

No 40-hour week. No weekends. No vacations. No family leave. No paid sick days. No minimum wage. No health and safety rules. And - especially frightening for people of c
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An open letter to the community on the Kavanaugh appointment from GSBA President and CEO Louise Chernin
Dear GSBA Community,

Anger, some hope, disbelief, sick to my stomach, and despair are some of the emotions that I have felt in the last few weeks during the Kavanaugh hearings. Although I had no confidence in a good outcome, I had to admit I continued to have some hope that we could move just two Senators to show some bac
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