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posted Friday, November 16, 2018 - Volume 46 Issue 46


Kyrsten Sinema makes LGBTQ history in key US Senate race
WASHINGTON, DC - US Rep. Kyrsten Sinema was tonight declared the winner in the US Senate race in Arizona, becoming the first openly bisexual person elected to the US Senate and just the second openly LGBTQ person ever elected to the body. Sinema defeated an anti-LGBTQ challenger to take the seat in an extremely close race that was one of the most watched in the nation. Sinema joins more
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Hate crimes up 17% for 2017, FBI says
Big increase for third straight year

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The number of hate crimes in the US reported to the FBI jumped by 17% last year, according to a new report released by the bureau.

It was the largest increase since 2001, when a surge in attacks on Americans of Musli
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Rutgers study finds LGBTQ college students perform well academically despite higher suicide risk
NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ (Nov. 14, 2018) - Approximately 25% of LGBTQ college students reported they had seriously considered suicide during the previous 12 months, according to study findings recently released by the Tyler Clementi Center at Rutgers University.

Researchers examined the responses of 66,208 lesbian, gay, or bisexual st
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HRC President Chad Griffin announces departure in 2019
WASHINGTON - [On Thursday, November 15] the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), announced that HRC President Chad Griffin has informed the Board of Directors that he will depart the organization in 2019, after seven years leading the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization. Under Griffin's leade more
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Mariasilvia Spolato, first out Lesbian in Italy, dies at 83
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Mariasilvia Spolato, an Italian LGBT activist and reportedly the first woman to come out as a Lesbian in Italy, has died.

Spolato died on October 31 in a nursing home in Bolzano, a city in the South Tyrol province in northern Italy. She was 83 years old.

She h
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Real Change launches Second Edition of the Emerald City Resource Guide
Real Change is proud to announce the Second Edition of the Emerald City Resource Guide. This portable guide to services available in the greater Seattle area connects people without reliable access to technology to the services they need. 50,000 copies of the new edition of this vital guidebook will be distributed starting November 13th.
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The Seattle Public Library presents Pacific Northwest Afro X on Nov. 18
Check out our special program celebrating Black Diasporic artists, along with history and culture, from 3pm to 5pm, Sunday, Nov. 18 at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, 104 17th Ave. S.

Library events are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Complimentary refreshments will also be provided. The e
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Join a conversation on female and LGBTQIA+ actors in Seattle theater on Nov. 20
The Seattle Public Library and Mistresspiece Theater are hosting a panel discussion to discuss female and LGBTQIA+ participation in Seattle theater Tuesday, Nov. 20, from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 4, Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room 1, 206-386-4636.

Library events are free and eve
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Seattle Office of Arts & Culture's Cultural Facilities Fund awards $1.1M to support capital projects throughout the city
The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture's (ARTS) expanded Cultural Facilities Fund announced awards to 28 organizations throughout the City. The Fund was expanded from $250,000 to $1.1 M in 2018 to better support the needs to preserve cultural space and affordability in our rapidly growing city.

Prior to the Fund opening in 2018,
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El Centro de la Raza hosts annual Christmas Tree Sale providing services to thousands, one tree at a time
El Centro de la Raza (The Center for People of All Races), located in Beacon Hill, is selling Christmas trees from November 23 through December 20. We offer fresh and organic trees supplied by a Latino-based, small business owned and operated by Adrian and Evencio Gonzales. They are two brothers from Oaxaca, México.

At this tim
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2018 House of Queer: Rebuilding Community Conference
On Saturday, December 1st from 10am-3pm at Kent Lutheran Church, 336 2nd Ave. S., Kent WA, LGBTQ Allyship will host their 3rd 'House of Queer: Housing Conference.' Allyship is invested in educating our community around housing issues, bringing community together to talk about their housing and neighborhood hopes and dreams, and ensuring access to more
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Rutgers expert discusses HIV testing and prevention for the LGBT Community
Recent studies presented nationally

HIV Testing and Prevention: Identifying and Reaching At-Risk and Hidden Populations

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers scholar Henry Raymond, an expert in HIV/LGBT populations, is researching HIV prevalence and behaviors among hard to reach LGBT communities in order to mo
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HRC hosts nearly 50 students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities at leadership summit
ATLANTA (November 14, 2018) - The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, this weekend welcomed student activists from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) for a three-day leadership summit designed to f more
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