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posted Friday, November 9, 2018 - Volume 46 Issue 45


State election: voters want to regulate cops, guns, but not carbon
Democrats gain ground in legislature, may pick up one congressional seat

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Like voters around the country, Washington state voters sent mixed messages in the November 6 election.

I-940, the measure that would change state law to make it easier to prosecute police officers who shoot civilians, won
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Rainbow wave: LGBT candidates sweep into office
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Within the 'blue wave' that swept Democrats into control of the US House of Representatives was a rainbow wave that brought a record number of LGBT candidates into office.

In Colorado, Rep. Jared Polis became the first out Gay man elected governor of a US state. Former New Jer
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Historic number of LGBTQ people elected to US House;
LGBTQ pickups helped strengthen new Democratic majority

WASHINGTON, DC - Eight openly LGBTQ candidates have won their races for the US House and one will head to a recount, ensuring a historic number of openly LGBTQ candidates in the US Congress next year. Three of the LGBTQ candidates won seats currently held by Republica
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VICTORY: Massachusetts voters uphold protections for Transgender people in historic ballot question
WASHINGTON, DC (November 7, 2018) - Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, celebrated a historic victory in Massachusetts [in which] voters upheld nondiscrimination protections for transgender people in public spaces. Question 3 - which asked more
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Generations Aging With Pride
Volunteer Orientation and Workshop

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at GenPRIDE. We will be hosting two orientation and basic training workshops this month. This training consists of an orientation to GenPRIDE followed by our Dialogue for Understanding workshop, which is an illuminating discussion on different
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GLSEN celebrates historic night for Transgender rights with Yes on 3 vote
NEW YORK (November 7, 2018) - GLSEN, the leading education organization working to create safe and inclusive schools for LGBTQ students, today celebrated the historic victory in Massachusetts [in which] voters overwhelmingly chose to uphold protections for transgender people by voting yes on the Question 3 ballot initiative and preserving the st more
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Historic victory in Colorado for HRC-backed candidate Jared Polis, first openly Gay man elected governor in US
WASHINGTON, DC - [On November 7], the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, released the following statement on the victory of HRC-endorsed Rep. Jared Polis in his bid to become the next governor of Colorado. Polis will become the nation's first openl more
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HRC-backed candidates surge to victory, Equality Voters prove a decisive voting bloc
WASHINGTON, DC (November 7, 2018) - Last night Human Rights Campaign (HRC)-backed candidates surged to victory in every corner of the country as millions of LGBTQ voters and allies turned out to pull the emergency brake on this administration and make the difference in many of these razor-thin elections.

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Historic victory for HRC-backed Sharice Davids, first Native woman in Congress & first LGBTQ member of Congress from Kansas
WASHINGTON, DC (November 6, 2018) - Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, released the following statement on HRC-endorsed Sharice Davids on her historic US House win. Davids is the first Native woman elected to the US Congress and the firs more
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GLAAD applauds rainbow wave of victories and LGBTQ-affirming elections in the US House of Representatives
NEW YORK (November 7, 2018) - GLAAD, the world's largest LGBTQ media advocacy organization, today celebrated the LGBTQ-affirming wave of elections in the US House of Representatives, as well as key victories in governorships and statehouses nationwide. GLAAD also applauded voters in Massachusetts for supporting a 'Yes' vote on Question 3, uphold more
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Trump fires Jeff Sessions, replaces him with someone just as bad
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Only a day after the election, Donald Trump fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions. While that might seem like a cause for celebration, he replaced Sessions with someone just as bad.

Matthew Whitaker, the new acting attorney general, was Sessions' chief of staff before Trump rai
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Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal responds to the firing of Jeff Sessions
Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, member of the House Judiciary Committee, released the following statement regarding the firing of Attorney General Jeff Sessions:

'This was no simple resignation: President Donald Trump fired Jeff Sessions the day after an election in which his party lost control of the House. This is extremely
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Congressman Adam Smith statement on the resignation of Attorney General Sessions
Congressman Adam Smith released the following statement in response to the resignation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions:

'As Attorney General, Jeff Sessions actively undermined voting rights and civil rights. Sessions has a horrific record when it comes to protecting the individual rights of American citizens, and I expressed
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