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posted Friday, November 2, 2018 - Volume 46 Issue 44


Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan: 'Seattle is united against hate'
Mayor's letter to City of Seattle employees on the shooting at the Tree of Life Congregation synagogue in Pittsburgh

Dear City Employees,

On Saturday, at the Tree of Life Congregation synagogue in Pittsburgh, Jewish families and neighbors gathered together in peace were met by an act of pure hate, violence, and anti-Semitism.
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GSBA's Louise Chernin: 'When one of us is attacked, we are all attacked'
GSBA President and CEO's letter to the community

Dear Community,

No sooner had I finished a letter to you about the hateful rhetoric being spewed against our trans and gender non-binary community, I learned about the deadly attack against our Jewish community in Pittsburgh.

The a
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HRC statement on mass shooting in Pittsburgh
WASHINGTON - [On October 27], the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, responded to the mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, PA, where [eleven] people were killed during a prayer service.

HRC President Chad Griff
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Anti-LGBT groups prepare for Dem majority in Congress
Focus on drumming up opposition to Equality Act

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Nancy Pelosi - likely to be Speaker of the House in January if Democrats recapture a majority in that body on November 6 - has promised that one of the first items on her agenda will be the Equality Act, legislation that
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Lambda Legal responds to Tree of Life massacre, week of white supremacist violence
NEW YORK (October 29, 2018) - In response to the massacre on [on October 27] of 11 people at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Lambda Legal issued the following statement:

'Our hearts go out to the family, friends, and community of the Tree of Life congregation following the anti-Semitic massacre on Saturday. We share i
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Statement of GLAD Executive Director Janson Wu on the shooting at Tree of Life Synagogue
'We are saddened and horrified by the shooting [on October 27] at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. Our hearts and our thoughts go out to the families and friends of those who lost loved ones, those who were hurt by this violence, and to all those in our Jewish communities who are reeling from this news. We denounce hate in all its for more
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National LGBTQ Task Force condemns the anti-Semitic attack at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh
WASHINGTON, DC - On the anti-Semitic attack at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh [on October 27], National LGBTQ Task Force Executive Director Rea Carey said the following:

'Today, the National LGBTQ Task Force joins others in outrage and heartbreak at the attack on the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. The attack on
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Jayapal statement on Pittsburgh shooting
SEATTLE - After attending a service and vigil at Temple de Hirsch Sinai [Monday evening, October 29], Congresswoman Jayapal issued the following statement:

'Earlier this evening at Seattle's Temple de Hirsch Sinai, I stood proudly with over 2,000 people who gathered to show our deepest support for the Jewish community as we
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HRC sends FOIA request to HHS for all records of Trump-Pence administration's attempt to redefine 'gender'
WASHINGTON - [On October 29], the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, sent a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for all records related to the Trump-Pence administration's efforts to redefi more
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1,500 parents of Transgender children send letter to Trump-Pence denouncing attempt to erase Transgender people from civil rights laws
WASHINGTON - [On October 26], the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, released a letter to Donald Trump and Mike Pence denouncing their administration's proposed regulations narrowly defining 'sex' to exclude transgender people and to eliminate fede more
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State Department may ban sex ed and terms like 'sexual health'
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The US State Department is considering a proposal to ban terms like 'comprehensive sexuality education' and 'sexual health.'

According to Politico, 'four people familiar with the issue' told reporters that the proposal to ban the phrases 'is being pushed by a handful of conse
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Catholic bishops drop 'LGBT' and 'gay' from Synod on Youth documents
Only 'sexual inclination' is allowed

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The Roman Catholic Church's Synod on Youth concluded October 27 with a final vote on a 60-page document that is supposed to provide guidance for Catholic clergy on how to reach out to young people.

A synod is a glob
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Jayapal statement on Trump's and Graham's threats toward guarantee of citizenship
SEATTLE - Rep. Pramila Jayapal, member of the U.S. House Committee on the Judiciary, released the following statement after President Donald Trump's claim that he can terminate the 14th Amendment's guarantee of citizenship through executive action:

'President Trump should take a high school government class before so confident
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