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posted Friday, February 8, 2019 - Volume 47 Issue 06


GLAAD slams President Trump for attacking LGBTQ Americans and calls on the administration to step up and lead the nation

GLAAD releases list of the Trump Administration’s 92 attacks on LGBTQ Americans ahead of the State of the Union address  

NEW YORK – GLAAD, the world’s largest LGBTQ media advocacy organization, [on February 5] issued the following statement slamming President Trump ahead of his State of the U more
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Trump promises to end HIV transmissions: Take it with several grains of salt
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

In his State of the Union address, Donald Trump announced that his administration planned to end HIV transmission in the United States by 2030.

Both political leaders and LGBT activists lauded the goal but also expressed skepticism about Trump's commitment to help.
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Lesbian teacher sues school district for harassment
Was told to be more feminine

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A Lesbian former civics teacher is suing the Virginia school district where she used to work for harassment because of her sexual orientation and gender expression.

Dina Persico says school officials told her to dress in a
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Key national LGBTQ military organizations applaud members of Congress for introducing bipartisan legislation to support Trans military service
WASHINGTON, D.C. - [On Thursday, February 7], in a joint and bipartisan effort, the Senate and the House of Representatives introduced parallel Bills to protect the service of our transgender service members and hopeful recruits. When passed, these efforts will make open and authentic service for our transgender siblings the law of the land. more
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MARK MY WORDS: I don't do movie reviews, but...
by Mark Segal - Philadelphia Gay News

There is a movie that by seeing its trailers and advertising on TV, you'd have no expectation that it has any relevance to you or our community.

At the end of 2018, there were five major movies with major gay characters or themes. Bohemian Rhapsody, Boy Erased, The Favo
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National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day celebrated on February 7
The Health Resources and Services Administration's (HRSA) Office of Regional Operations in Region 10 commemorated the 19th annual National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD) on February 7th, 2019. NBHAAD provides an opportunity to increase HIV education, testing, community involvement, and treatment among black communities.

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Rally Against Far-Right Violence
You are invited to participate in a rally to counter Joey Gibson and Patriot Prayer and 'their message of misogyny and racism' at the University of Washington, Seattle on Saturday, February 9 at 2:30pm, at the Quad outside of Gowen Hall. The rally is co-sponsored by a coalition of students and alumni, ANSWER Coalition, Freedom Socialist Party, more
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NARAL Pro-Choice Washington denounces Trump's attack on Washington's codified abortion laws in his State of the Union Address
Following the extremist, un-scientific, and anti-women SOTU speech from President Trump, NARAL Pro-Choice Washington's Executive Director Tiffany Hankins had this to say:



'In Washington state, voters affirmed their support for Roe v. Wade and access to abortion care in 1991 and continue to do so by electing pro-cho
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Local Tunnel Photos
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AHF applauds President's commitment to end HIV epidemic in US
Stands ready to partner in effort

Largest global AIDS organization stands ready to partner in this daunting, but critical effort.


WASHINGTON, DC [February 5, 2019] - AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) applauded President Trump for his commitment to end the HIV epidemic in the U.S., made this evening in his S
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Senator Murray announces she will vote against William Barr's nomination to be the next U.S. Attorney General
In statement, Senator Murray urges Senate colleagues who plan to vote in favor of Barr's confirmation to make clear they will demand public disclosure of Mueller investigation findings

WASHINGTON, D.C. - [On Thursday, February 7,] U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) announced she will vote no on President Trump's nomin
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6th Annual AMPA National Gala expected to be the nation's largest LGBT military event of 2019
Comcast NBCUniversal and USAA return as presenting sponsors

WASHINGTON, DC - [On February 4], the American Military Partner Association (AMPA) - the nation's largest organization of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) military spouses, families, and allies - announced that industry giants and military family
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HRC Foundation to honor Olympian Adam Rippon and School Counselor Brian Coleman at Time to THRIVE conference
Sixth annual gathering for educators, counselors and other youth-serving professionals to be held February 14-17 in Anaheim, California

WASHINGTON DC - [On February 1], the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC) announced that it will honor Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon and the 2019 American School Counselor Associat
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Call for Ralph Northam's resignation

As I read one media outlet after another I am once again reminded of the hypocrisy and denial America has of its past and present treatment of many of its citizens. America's history is one of slavery, genocide, Jim Crow, and countless other violations of human rights often sanctioned by r
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