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posted Friday, March 1, 2019 - Volume 47 Issue 09


UMC chooses exclusion in vote over LGBTQ members
NEW YORK - GLAAD, the world's largest LGBTQ media advocacy organization, stands with LGBTQ United Methodists. The denomination has adopted a plan in a special conference that will force and accelerate the expulsion of clergy who identify as LGBTQ or who take actions supporting the LGBTQ community, like performing weddings for same-sex couples.

'Church is supposed to be
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U.S. Senator Kamala Harris reintroduces legislation to protect civil rights of all Americans
WASHINGTON, D.C. - [On Thursday, February 28], U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris reintroduced the Do No Harm Act, legislation to amend the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) to ensure that the law can no longer be invoked to threaten fundamental civil and legal rights. Since its 1993 inception, RFRA has been used to discriminate against and har more
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Kshama Sawant challenges Central District developers
Displaced residents must have 'affordable, accessible homes in their neighborhood'

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Only a month after spearheading rezone legislation that saved the homes of some 80 retirees in Halcyon Mobile Home Park, Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant is again challenging deve
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GLAAD shares stories of Transgender service members, urges House members to learn their stories ahead of subcommittee hearing
NEW YORK, NY - In advance of [the February 27] House Armed Services Subcommittee hearing on the Trump Administration's ban on transgender service members, GLAAD - the world's largest LGBTQ media advocacy organization - sent copies of the documentary TransMilitary to each subcommittee member urging them to listen and learn more about transgender more
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Look for Pete Buttigieg interview in SGN next week
Pete Buttigieg, the 36-year-old openly Gay mayor of South Bend, Indiana, who is running for President, shared two personal success stories from his book Shortest Way Home, of being a veteran who came out and found acceptance while in office, and of revitalizing his struggling Rust Belt city, on Thursday, February 28, at the Seattle Public Libra more
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DNC on Marc Short's anti-LGBTQ editorial
WASHINGTON, DC (February 27, 2019) - Today, the Daily Beast published writings from Marc Short, Vice President Pence's incoming chief of staff and a former top White House aide, that denigrate LGBTQ people for a 'perverted lifestyle' and call the transmission of HIV/AIDS the result of 'repugnant' acts. In response, DNC LGBTQ Media Director Luc more
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Lambda Legal: Senate Republicans rubber-stamp Neomi Rao's nomination
WASHINGTON, DC (February 28, 2019) - Today, Sharon McGowan, Legal Director and Chief Strategy Officer of Lambda Legal, issued the following statement after the US Senate Judiciary Committee approved Neomi Rao, President Trump's nominee to the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit, on a party-line vote:

'It is incredibly frust
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HIV Cure: A Community Workshop at the Seattle Public Library, March 3
Join us for an afternoon with scientists, research and conversations around HIV/AIDS from 2pm to 6pm Sunday, March 3 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium.

Library events are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Parking is available in the Central Li
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'March is Cabaret Month' kicked off with a BANG!
by MK Scott - SGN Contributing Writer

Pacific Northwest Cabaret Association's kicked off their 'March is Cabaret Month' with an all-star opening night this past Wednesday, February 27 at The Triple Door. Hosted by festival director and drag chanteuse Arnaldo!, the evening featured acclaimed Weimar Berlin-inspired cabaret band
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Imperial Sovereign Court of Seattle Coronation 2019
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Trump on reports he's not as anti-LGBTQ as thought: 'I don't know which reports you're talking about'
by Jeremy Hooper - GLAAD blog guest columnist

Just days after the president half-heartedly teased a supposed plan to eradicate HIV over the next decade, this week came the news of a plan to decriminalize homosexuality around the world. Once again, the words sounded good on the surface - especially on the global conversation.
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National Writers Union takes on OUT magazine - 'Pay your writers!' union demands
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The National Writers Union is now representing 25 freelance contributors to OUT magazine, who are owed more than $40,000 for work that was contracted, produced, and published but never paid for.

According to a February 26 press statement, some of the union's members have been
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GLSEN to honor the cast of 'Pose' at 2019 Respect Awards in New York
NEW YORK (February 21, 2019) - GLSEN, the leading education organization working to create safe and inclusive K-12 schools for LGBTQ youth, will honor the cast and creative team of 'Pose' with the Champion Award during the 2019 GLSEN Respect Awards - New York, on Monday, May 20, 2019, at Cipriani 42nd Street.

'It is rare that a
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