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posted Friday, December 7, 2018 - Volume 46 Issue 49


Seattle City Commissions call on elected officials to publicly support trans activist Danni Askini
The Seattle LGBTQ Commission, Seattle Women's Commission, Seattle Human Rights Commission, Seattle Commission for People with disAbilities, and the Seattle Immigrant & Refugee Commission are highly concerned about the well-being of Seattle resident and prominent trans activist and human rights defender, Danielle (Danni) Askini, who had to flee the U.S. due to threats against her safe more
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SGN EXCLUSIVE: Two local Gay activists release statements on the death of President George H.W. Bush
by MK Scott - SGN Contributing Writer

I must confess, I wasn't a fan of the 41st President George H.W. Bush, but what I do admire is that he constantly evolved. Compared to other Republican Presidents, he wasn't all that bad. His record on AIDS wasn't that good, but it was something. With the passage of the Americans with Disabi
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Melody's Stories: The Enduring Identity Project
Identities denied in death get a chance to live
An identity ignored, a transgender woman's suicide, inspires her cousin to speak for
her - and maybe thousands of others


by Bethany Grace Howe - Special to the SGN

'MELODY SPEAKS:
BRINGING MELODY'S STORIES
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Racial disparity in HIV infections, new study shows
Young black Gay and Bi men 16 times more likely to get HIV by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Young black Gay and Bi men are 16 times more likely to get HIV than white men despite reporting far fewer sex partners, a new study shows.

The study by Northwestern University found that young black men who hav
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Sisters and Imperial Court organize Winter Clothing Drive 2018
The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, The Abbey of St. Joan, and the Imperial Sovereign Court of Seattle have teamed up to organize a Winter Clothing Drive to benefit youth at YouthCare's Orion Center.

Items needed: New socks, new underwear, warm coats, pants, gloves, blankets, warm hats, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes, shamp
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Jesse's Journal: Some thoughts on the elections of 2018
by Jesse Monteagudo - SGN Contributing Writer

The 'blue wave' that gave the Democratic Party control of the U.S. House of Representatives hit a rock wall in the State of Florida. Bill Nelson, the state's Democratic U.S. Senator, lost his bid for a fourth term to Rick Scott, the outgoing Republican Governor, albeit by a narrow
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SASG announces new name, new location
An open letter to the community:

We are excited to announce that in February 2019, Seattle Area Support Groups will be changing our name to Peer Seattle (www.peerseattle.org) to coincide with the move to our new location at 1520 Bellevue Ave., Suite 100 (between E. Pike and E. Pine). We envision a space where peers come
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Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal announces Gautam Raghavan as Chief of Staff
[On Monday, December 3] U.S. Representative Pramila Jayapal (WA-07) announced Gautam Raghavan as her new Chief of Staff.

Raghavan currently serves as Executive Director of the Indian American Impact Project & Fund and as an advisor to the Biden Foundation. He previously served as Vice President of Policy for the Gill Foundation,
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New NAFTA treaty is signed: footnote guts LGBT protections
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

On November 30, the new NAFTA trade treaty - now called the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or the USMCA - was signed by the heads of government of each country.

The text included language committing all three countries to support 'policies that protect workers against employment
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Global LGBTIQ voices from 36 countries heard at the United Nations
NEW YORK (December 4, 2018) - OutRight Action International's Advocacy Week brings together almost 50 LGBTIQ activists from 36 countries from every region of the world to participate in the organization's 7th annual Advocacy Week at the United Nations (UN). From December 3 to 7, human rights defenders meet with government representatives and U more
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CDC once again completely ignores safer sex promotion in World AIDS Day message, says AHF
WASHINGTON, DC (November 30, 2018) - The AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) today once again sharply criticized the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) after it issued a World AIDS Day message promoting HIV prevention and treatment in an email to colleagues in the community under the subject line: 'HIV & AIDS in the United State more
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Key Bank employees raise $4,400 at fashion show in support of Treehouse
by MK Scott - SGN Contributing Writer

On Thursday, November 29, over 100 people attended a fashion show benefit at Surf Incubator located in the Wells Fargo Center in downtown Seattle in support of the Seattle-based non-profit organization Treehouse.

Treehouse serves more than 7,000 kids in foster care in
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AFJ to honor Roberta Kaplan with 'Champion of Justice' award
WASHINGTON, DC (December 3, 2018) - The Alliance for Justice (AFJ) is pleased to announce that it will honor attorney Roberta Kaplan, founding partner of Kaplan Hecker & Fink LLP, with a Champion of Justice award at its Champions for Justice dinner in New York on Tuesday, December 4.

'Roberta Kaplan is a breath of fresh air an
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HRC: Arizona State House Speaker Russell Bowers is unfit to serve all Arizonans
PHOENIX (December 3, 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 following news that anti-LGBTQ Rep. Russell 'Rusty' Bowers will serve as Arizona's Speaker of the House.

'Rep. Bowers has sp
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Greek cops charged in killing of Gay activist
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Four Greek police officers have been charged for inflicting 'fatal bodily harm' on Gay activist Zak Kostopoulos on September 21.

The four have been given until December 12 to prepare their defense statements, Greek newspaper Kathimerini (The Daily) said.

Kostop
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