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posted Friday, December 14, 2018 - Volume 46 Issue 50


15th Annual Stronger Together: World AIDS Day Breakfast raises over $110,000
On Friday, November 30, 2018, Seattle Counseling Service, Gay City: Seattle's LGBTQ Center, and CareTeams by Samaritan Center of Puget Sound partnered once again to present the 15th annual Stronger Together: World AIDS Day Breakfast - this year at the King Street Ballroom (Embassy Suites, 255 S. King St.).

This event was a convening of community to commemorate the local
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HRC Foundation to honor Judy and Dennis Shepard for their decades of LGBTQ advocacy
WASHINGTON, DC (December 10, 2018) - Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation announced that it will honor longtime allies and LGBTQ advocates Judy and Dennis Shepard with the Upstander Award at the organization's sixth annual Time to THRIVE Conference on February 15-17 at the Anaheim Marriott in Anaheim, California.

'We
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Lambda Legal sues Social Security Administration for third same-sex widower denied survivor's benefits
LAS CRUCES, NM (December 13, 2018) - Lambda Legal today filed a motion on behalf of a 63-year-old gay man arguing that the Social Security Administration's denial of spousal survivor's benefits to him, on the grounds that he was not married for long enough despite marrying on the very first day when he was allowed to do so, is unconstitutional more
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Transgender military ban plaintiffs argue in DC Circuit Court of Appeals to keep preliminary injunction
WASHINGTON, DC - The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit heard oral arguments [on December 10] in Doe v. Trump - the first legal challenge filed in opposition to Trump's transgender military ban - brought by the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) and GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD). GLAD Transgender Rights more
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Entre Hermanos Board of Directors announcement of Executive Director resignation
Dear Friends,

In the past year, many in the LGBTQ and Latino/a community have faced unprecedented challenges brought on by changes in federal government policies. As the leading LGBTQ Latino/a Non-Profit in Washington State, Entre Hermanos is an organization uniquely situated to combat these challenges.

In
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Three Dollar Bill Cinema announces office move
Last Tuesday Three Dollar Bill Cinema announced that after four years at Capitol Hill Housing's 12th Avenue Arts building they are moving their office.

'We are excited to announce that we will be moving in with our long-time partner Gay City, Seattle's LGBTQ Center. We will start our move on December 14th and will be
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On Human Rights Day, Seattle activists call for city to respect free speech of those confronting white supremacist violence
SEATTLE (December 11, 2018) - Organizers of demonstrations against the far right brought their case to Seattle City Hall on December 10, International Human Rights Day. They called on Mayor Jenny Durkan and the Seattle Police Department to stop denying the free speech and assembly rights of social justice advocates who are protesting the recru more
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The GSBA Annual Meeting & Holiday Luncheon, 'New Voices of Leadership,' was a phenomenal success
[On Wednesday, Dec. 12], more than 300 business members of the GSBA community came together to celebrate and share in the triumphs of what can happen when a group of equality-minded partners LEAD BOLD.

The Sponsor Expo was a hit, set to festive music played by pianist Victor Janusz and Medearis on saxophone, with more than two do
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POCAAN'S 3rd annual gala raises $16,000
by MK Scott - SGN Contributing Writer

It is always a delight to get all dressed up (and wear a mask) for a great cause and honor people who have left a mark on the community. That certainly was the case at POCAAN's Black and Gold Masquerade Gala, held last Saturday (December 8th) at the Northwest African American Museum.
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GLAAD CEO on William Barr: 'He will continue the Trump administration's objective of erasing LGBTQ Americans from the fabric of this nation'
NEW YORK (December 7, 2018) - GLAAD, the world's largest LGBTQ media advocacy organization, today panned President Trump for nominating William Barr to be his next US attorney general. Much like his predecessor Jeff Sessions, Barr has a vicious anti-LGBTQ history [https://www.glaad.org/tap/william-barr], even suggesting that equality for LGBTQ more
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Profiled because he was homeless, harassed because he was Gay, shot because he was black
Family sues Walgreens over in-store shooting

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A family in California is suing the Walgreens company after Jonathan Hart, a Gay black man, was shot and killed by a security guard employed by the pharmacy chain.

On December 2, Hart was accused of shopliftin
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Trump administration bars NIH research involving fetal tissue
New order disrupts HIV study

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The Trump administration has ordered scientists employed by the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) to stop acquiring new human fetal tissue for experiments, according to ScienceInsider.

The new order affects two laborator
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Sen. Murray continues fight against President Trump's far-right judicial nominees, opposes nominee tied to fake women's health clinics
WASHINGTON, DC (December 11, 2018) - Today, US Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) outlined her opposition to Jonathan Kobes' nomination to serve on the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals in a speech on the Senate floor. Sen. Murray made clear that not only does Mr. Kobes lack the qualifications for the position but that his past work with fake women's health ce more
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