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posted Friday, January 18, 2019 - Volume 47 Issue 03


Seattle-born Carol Channing dies at age 97
by Tim Peter - SGN Contributing Writer

Broadway star and LGBTQ icon Carol Channing died Tuesday, January 15, at age 97, less than a month from her 98th birthday. She won a Tony Lifetime Achievement Award and was most known for her Broadway roles in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1949) and Hello, Dolly! (1964), in which she won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical.
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New governors order protections for LGBT employees
Executive orders restore protections canceled by previous Republican governors

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Two newly inaugurated state governors - one Democrat and one Republican - signed executive orders January 14, protecting their LGBT state employees from discrimination. Two other Democratic g
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Winning universal health care
Federal, state, local legislation to debut at January 26 forum

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

One of the consequences of 'the blue wave' that swept the country is renewed potential for significant health care legislation leading to a universal single-payer system.

Federal, state, and
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Fourth same-sex surviving spouse denied survivor's benefits
Lambda Legal sues Social Security Administration

CHARLOTTE, NC (January 17, 2019) - Lambda Legal today filed a motion on behalf of a 75-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 discrimi
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Rainbow City Band presents 'Planet Earth' concert
RAINBOW CITY BAND
'PLANET EARTH'
BROADWAY PERFORMANCE HALL
January 19 @ 7pm


Rainbow City Band (RCB) presents 'Planet Earth,' a concert featuring music celebrating the majesty of our home, Mother Earth, on January 19 at 7pm at the Broadway Performance Hall (1625 Broadway) off the Seattle Central Colle
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Meet American Libraries Association President Loida Garcia-Febo at the Seattle Public Library January 28
Join The Seattle Public Library at a public reception to welcome American Library Association president Loida Garcia-Febo to Seattle from 5-6pm, Monday, January 28 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 4, Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room 1, 206-386-4636.

Garcia-Febo is on a national tour to promote 'Libraries =
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Volunteer Park Amphitheater community meeting January 31
On Thursday, January 31, from 7-8pm, Seattle Parks and Recreation will host a public meeting at Miller Community Center (330 19th Ave E) on next steps for the Volunteer Park Amphitheater Project. Come learn about the construction schedule, meet the design team, see the updated schematic drawings and get your questions answered!

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HRC calls on Senate to reject nomination of William Barr as attorney general
WASHINGTON, DC (January 16, 2019) - Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) - the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization - released a letter calling on the Senate to reject the Trump-Pence White House's nomination of William Barr as Attorney General of the United States. During his nomi more
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Lambda Legal joins civil rights leaders for discussion of William Barr, Trump's nominee for attorney general
WASHINGTON, DC (January 14, 2019) - Ahead of attorney general nominee William Barr's confirmation hearings this week, Lambda Legal and other civil rights organizations held a press call to discuss the Department of Justice's important civil rights enforcement role and the need for the Senate Judiciary Committee to determine whether Barr is com more
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GLAAD, OutServe-SLDN, Lambda Legal release media guide on Trump administration's discharge of service members living with HIV
NEW YORK (January 14, 2019) - GLAAD, the world's largest LGBTQ media advocacy organization, today partnered with OutServe-SLDN and Lambda Legal by issuing a fact sheet to help the media with the ongoing reports of the Trump administration discharging service members on the basis of an HIV diagnosis. Given the disproportionate impact of HIV on more
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During second year in office, Trump administration continued discriminatory policies and practices against LGBT people and people living with HIV
BOSTON (January 16, 2019) - Today, the Fenway Institute of Fenway Health released a policy brief demonstrating that in his second year in office, President Donald Trump continued to promote discrimination against LGBT people and people living with HIV. In some cases, these policies built upon anti-LGBT measures begun in 2017. In other cases, the more
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ACLU and sex discrimination in the workplace
NEW YORK (January 17, 2019) - This week, the ACLU took action against two major companies that our clients allege have participated in sex discrimination: McDonalds and Chili's. Additionally, we are awaiting news from the Supreme Court about cases that consider whether or not federal workplace discrimination law protects LGBTQ people from disc more
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ACLU of South Dakota opposes Senate Bill 49
(January 14, 2019) - The ACLU of South Dakota opposes Senate Bill 49, a bill that would declare void the procedure adopted by the South Dakota High School Activities Association to ensure that transgender student athletes can participate in high school sports and would instead restrict participation in athletic activities to the gender listed more
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Anti-bullying laws that include sexual orientation protections are associated with fewer suicide attempts among youth
LOS ANGELES (January 15, 2019) - New research from the Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that anti-bullying laws that explicitly protect youth based on sexual orientation are associated with fewer suicide attempts among all youth, regardless of sexual orientation.
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Alaska homeless shelter sues for right to deny help to Trans people
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Hope Center, a Christian homeless shelter in Anchorage, Alaska, has filed a federal lawsuit against the City of Anchorage to overturn the city's nondiscrimination ordinance.

The shelter turned away a Transgender woman twice in January. Although the shelter had cause for turnin
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