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posted Friday, October 26, 2018 - Volume 46 Issue 43


Seattle prevails in sanctuary cities lawsuit, President Trump's executive order ruled unconstitutional
SEATTLE (October 25, 2018) - Following legal victories by welcoming cities around the country, the City of Seattle has prevailed in its lawsuit against the Trump administration [whose] Department of Justice tried to withhold 2017 federal funds from Seattle in retaliation for policies that support and welcome immigrant and refugee communities.

The US District Court ha
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Trump administration declares war on Trans Americans
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer In a series of actions, the Trump administration has declared war on Transgender Americans.

On October 24, Trump's Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a brief with the US Supreme Court claiming that it is legal for businesses to fire employees based on their gender identity.

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Federal court OKs Houston libraries' Drag Queen Story Hour
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A US district judge in Houston has tossed out a lawsuit challenging the city libraries' popular Drag Queen Story Hour. The program features drag queens reading stories to local children.

The suit was filed by four Houston residents who claimed that the program violated their F
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HRC: Trump solicitor general doubles down on bigotry at Supreme Court in attempt to erase Trans people
WASHINGTON, DC - [On October 24], the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, responded to news that Trump's solicitor general, Noel Francisco, argued to the Supreme Court that civil rights protections banning sex discrimination in the workplace do not more
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Transgender Law Center responds to horrific leaked draft memo by the Department of HHS denying humanity of Transgender and gender-nonconforming community
WASHINGTON, DC - On [October 21], the New York Times reported on a memo drafted by the Trump administration that could lead to regulatory attempts to define gender as 'a biological, immutable condition determined by genitalia at birth.' The Times outlined how the memo, written by [the Department of Health and Human Services] (HHS), will pave t more
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OutRight comments on rumored anti-Trans memo
NEW YORK - The New York Times published an article on October 21st indicating that the Department of Health and Human Services intends to release a memo that would define sex according to biology, based on genitalia or genetic testing at birth.

Jessica Stern, executive director of OutRight Action International, commented, 'OutR
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GLAD response to report of Trump administration's latest considered move against Transgender people
Below is the statement of GLAD Transgender Rights Project Director Jennifer Levi:

'The New York Times report that the Trump administration is considering a proposal to define the word 'sex' for legal purposes in a way that deliberately excludes transgender people is one more example of this administration's disregard of human ri
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Catholics rip off Pokémon Go
'Follow JC Go' now available online

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A Roman Catholic missionary group has launched a new online mobile game - called Follow JC Go - in preparation for World Youth Day 2019.

The event for Catholic young people is scheduled to take place in Panama in Janua
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ABA names recipients of 2019 Stonewall Award honoring LGBT advancements in the legal profession
CHICAGO (Oct. 19, 2018) - Three long-standing LGBT legal activists will be honored by the American Bar Association Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) with its seventh annual Stonewall Award during a ceremony on Jan. 26, 2019, at the ABA Midyear Meeting in Las Vegas.

Named after the New York City Stonewa
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LGBT bar remembers Matthew Shepard and commits to continue fighting for full LGBTQ+ legal equality
WASHINGTON, DC (October 25, 2018) - The National LGBT Bar Association celebrates the life of Matthew Shepard and offers his loved ones our continuing sympathies as his ashes are interred at the National Cathedral this Friday.

Burial at the National Cathedral is an honor reserved for a select few Americans. This chosen place of ho
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Lambda Legal Chief Strategy Officer Sharon McGowan to receive American Bar Association Stonewall Award
WASHINGTON, DC (October 17, 2018) - The American Bar Association (ABA) announced today that Lambda Legal Chief Strategy Officer Sharon McGowan will receive the 2019 Stonewall Award.

Named after the New York City Stonewall Inn rebellion of June 28, 1969, the award recognizes lawyers who have considerably advanced lesbian, gay, b
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Dear Seattle Gay News:

We have been reaching out to our community partners and other nonprofits to ask for their assistance in promoting a photo for SCS. GSBA recommended that we send this information to SGN as one of our target populations is the aging LGBTQ community in Seattle. Here are the details:

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