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posted Friday, February 22, 2019 - Volume 47 Issue 08


Deported Trans woman murdered in El Salvador
US officials turned her away because they didn't believe she was in danger

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A Transgender woman reportedly deported by US immigration officials has been murdered in her home country of El Salvador.

The woman, identified by Salvadoran activists only as 'Camila,' died on February 3. According to
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Court orders Trump administration to halt the discharge of HIV-positive airmen
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (February 15, 2019) - Today, a federal judge ordered the US Department of Defense and Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan to halt discharge proceedings against HIV-positive members of the US Air Force. The order came in the case of Roe and Voe v. Shanahan, filed by Lambda Legal and OutServe-SLDN, with partner law firm more
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Country Doctor opens dental clinic
Capitol Hill nonprofit now helps Medicaid and uninsured patients get dental care

Country Doctor, a longtime nonprofit medical provider on Capitol Hill, has opened a dental clinic. The dental clinic is in a new building next door to the main medical clinic at 19th Ave E and E Republican St.

For nearly 50 yea
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Progress against HIV leaves young Latino men behind, CDC warns
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

HIV infections and new diagnoses are increasing among young Latino men, even though both have been decreasing in the US overall, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said in a new report.

The increases occurred mainly among Gay and Bisexual Latino men under 30.
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Speed Rack all-female bartending competition to raise money for breast cancer research Feb. 25
SPEED RACK SEASON 8
NORTHWEST FINALS
BLOCK 41
February 25 6-10pm


I wanted to check in and see if you might be interested in including Speed Rack, the all-female bartending competition that raises money for breast cancer research in an upcoming event round-up, or perhaps even a larger piece of some kin
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Rally against far-right violence at UW Feb. 23
Rally to counter Joey Gibson and Patriot Prayer and 'their message of misogyny and racism' Saturday, February 23rd, 4:30pm at the University of Washington. Gather at the northeast end of the Quad. The rally is co-sponsored by a coalition of students and alumni, ANSWER Coalition, Freedom Socialist Party, International Socialist Organization, Org more
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Seattle Parks and Recreation needs your input on future Olmsted Park restoration projects
Seattle Parks and Recreation needs your input on prioritizing future Olmsted Park and Boulevard restoration projects. Based on your input, future projects could provide restoration in several different Olmsted parks/boulevards around the city. A study conducted in 2018 looked at 10 different sites to assess existing conditions, research histori more
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City of Seattle seeks community members to serve on the Seattle Women's Commission
The Seattle Office for Civil Rights is currently recruiting to fill four vacancies on the Seattle Women's Commission. The Commission seeks candidates with diverse backgrounds in women's rights, community engagement, law, public policy, advocacy, social services, education, and business who are committed to racial equity. Commissioners are appoi more
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Decriminalizing homosexuality: GLAAD response to Trump administration's new global campaign
Howdy, folks - Hope y'all had a great holiday weekend.

The Trump administration today [February 19, 2019] announced its plans to launch a global campaign aimed at decriminalizing homosexuality in all countries. Upon hearing this news, GLAAD issued the following response via Twitter:

'We'd believe that
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ACLU wins another jury verdict and a new case
by James D. Esseks - American Civil Liberties Union

Two quick updates to share today [received February 14]:

Jury awards Jesse Vroegh $120,000 for anti-trans discrimination
While working as a staff nurse at the Iowa Correctional Institution for Women, Jesse Vroegh transitioned to live as the man
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Fact-Checking Common Myths on Transition-Related Care for Trans People
by Ria Tabacco Mar ACLU LGBT & HIV Project

Dashir Moore, a transgender man from George, wanted a fresh start in life. So at the age of 31, he packed up and moved to Colorado, a state that offered both a great lifestyle and trans healthcare. He hoped he could finally be himself.

Things went well at first. Almost i
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Meet Bry, the eccentric uncle and HIV long-term survivor
by Sarah Hashmall - AIDS United

Bryan 'bry' Guyll has been living with HIV for over two decades. He recently wrote a book, The Surreal Life of the Eccentric Uncle, where he chronicles his life, from his first boyfriend, to receiving his HIV diagnosis, to present day. We caught up with bry to learn more about his experience
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