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posted Friday, May 3, 2019 - Volume 47 Issue 18


Key congressional committee OKs Equality Act
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The House Judiciary Committee approved the Equality Act on May 1. The measure would amend federal civil rights laws to include protections for sexual orientation and gender identity.

When she became speaker in January, Nancy Pelosi said that passing the legislation would be one of her signature goals, and the measur
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WA state's 2019 budget includes $600,000 for Seattle's AIDS Memorial Pathway
'The AMP is thrilled to receive this funding from the state,' said Jason Plourde, Project Manager, The AMP: AIDS Memorial Pathway. 'We'd particularly like to thank Senator Jamie Pedersen (D-43) and Representative Nicole Macri (D-43) for their leadership and support which ensured our inclusion in the budget, and we're grateful to the many legisl more
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Lambda Legal seeks relief for all same-sex spouses denied equal access to Social Security survivor's benefits
TUCSON, AZ (April 30, 2019) - Lambda Legal today asked the US District Court for the District of Arizona to provide relief to all surviving same-sex spouses denied equal access to Social Security survivor's benefits, including through certification of a class action. The lawsuit was filed in November on behalf of a now 66-year-old gay man seek more
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2019 LGBTQ legislative report
by Matt Landers - GSBA Public Policy Manager

The Washington state legislature adjourned a few minutes before its midnight deadline on Sunday, April 28. It was a very active year for LGBTQ policies in Olympia, spurred in part by a strong LGBTQ representation, including several newly elected members like Sen. Claire Wilson (LD
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Jesse's Journal: A coven of witches
by Jesse Monteagudo - SGN Contributing Writer

My dictionary defines a witch as '1: one that is credited with usually malignant supernatural powers; esp: a woman practicing usu. black witchcraft often with the aid of a devil or familiar ... 2: an ugly old woman ... 3: a charming or alluring girl or woman.' As sexist and incorr
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2019 Seattle Pride to Honor 50th anniversary of Stonewall
Key events, sponsors and a marriage contest also announced for 45th Annual Seattle Pride Celebration

As Seattle Pride prepares to turn 45 years old this year, organizers of the country's fourth largest LGBTQ Pride Parade will also be commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Rebellion which became a national mov
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State legislature passes I-1000
Restores affirmative action

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The Washington state legislature has passed I-1000, restoring affirmative action in this state. Both the Senate and House acted on April 28 - the Senate passing the measure by 26 votes to 22, and the House by 56 to 42.

The ini
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King County Councilmember Larry Gossett's statement on the adoption of I-1000
'Almost 400,000 signatures were presented in support of I-1000.

'Those signatures represented a call, a call of the people demanding the State Legislature act on removing many of the onerous barriers that I-200 created for people of color, underserved populations, women, and veterans wanting to expand opportunities available to
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POZSeattle celebrates 20 years!!!
Come and celebrate with them!!!

Come celebrate with us!

Please join POZSeattle in celebrating our 20th Anniversary in Seattle, as a 'face-to-face' social networking group for HIV positive men and their friends.

The festivities will take place Wednesday, May 8th from 6-7:45pm at the Cuff Compl
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Support the power of queer cinema and storytelling
Give BIG 2019 - May 8
$10,000 MATCHING CHALLENGE


Thanks to the generosity of a group of Visionary Fund Donors, your donation to Three Dollar Bill Cinema this GiveBIG will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $10,000! We invite you to join us in our vision of an actively engaged community of queer and allied film-goe
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New Trans activist organization to support marginalized communities in the Pacific Northwest
TRACTION (trans o community o action) to champion Trans visibility and connection through advocacy, collaboration, community service and summit gatherings

TRACTION (trans o community o action) is excited to join the nonprofit community in the Pacific Northwest. Recently registered as a 501(c)(3) organization in response t
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Roy Moore: Still a loser
Former Senate candidate loses first round of lawsuit against Sacha Baron Cohen

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Roy Moore, former Alabama Supreme Court Justice and failed US Senate candidate, lost the first round of his lawsuit against satirist Sascha Baron Cohen, CBS, and Showtime.

Moo
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HRC launches inspiring new video of 'Queer Eye's Karamo Brown in 'Americans for the Equality Act' campaign
WASHINGTON, DC (April 30, 2019) - Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, released a new video from the HRC's Americans for the Equality Act campaign featuring Karamo Brown. In the new video, Brown shares why it's critically important for Co more
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Lambda Legal condemns new Trump health care rule threatening LGBT people and women
NEW YORK (May 2, 2019) - Today, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that it will soon issue a new final rule protecting health care providers who refuse to treat LGBT people and women seeking reproductive health care, solely on the basis of the providers' religious or moral objections. The proposed rule also shields he more
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Trump administration announces new rule endorsing discrimination in health care system
WASHINGTON, DC (May 2, 2019) - The Trump administration issued a new rule that will harm the health and well-being of low-income women and LGBTQ individuals and families. Trump's latest regulation expands current refusal laws, allowing providers and institutions involved in the delivery of health care to refuse services based on religious or m more
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HHS aims to roll back nondiscrimination protections for more than 1.5 million Transgender people
LOS ANGELES (April 28, 2019) - The US Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is expected to announce this week two sets of rules: a proposed rule that, among other things, rolls back existing federal protections prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity in health care and a final rule that strengthens more
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HHS final conscience rule expands religious providers' authority to deny health care
LOS ANGELES (May 2, 2019) - The US Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights (OCR) today released a final rule that strengthens the ability of health care workers to refuse to provide health services for religious or moral reasons.

Williams Institute Executive Director Jocelyn Samuels, the former directo
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