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posted Friday, May 31, 2019 - Volume 47 Issue 22


Trump administration assault on LGBT people continues with new ACA regulation
NEW YORK (May 24, 2019) - Today, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) unveiled its proposed regulation to roll back regulations issued during the Obama administration that clarified that, pursuant to federal law, the sex discrimination protections of the Affordable Care Act forbid discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people.

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SCOTUS rejects challenge to Trans student rights
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The US Supreme Court announced on May 28 that it will not hear a challenge to school policies that allow Transgender students to use restrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity.

The high court's decision leaves such policies in place, at least for now, and repr
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Lambda Legal, Americans United, and Center for Reproductive Rights sue Trump administration to block denial-of-care rule
LOS ANGELES (May 28, 2019) - Today, Lambda Legal, Americans United for Separation of Church and State, and the Center for Reproductive Rights filed a lawsuit challenging the 'denial of care' rule issued earlier this month by the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). In the lawsuit (County of Santa Clara v. US Department of Health a more
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HRC: Supreme Court upholds lower court ruling affirming Trans students
WASHINGTON, DC (May 28, 2019) - Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, responded to news that the Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal from the Alliance for Defending Freedom (ADF) over a 3rd Circuit ruling in Doe v. Boyertown Area S more
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JESSE'S JOURNAL: Stonewall at Fifty
by Jesse Monteagudo - SGN Contributing Writer

In 1999 I wrote an article, 'Stonewall at Thirty,' where I discussed the Stonewall Uprising and what the event meant for us thirty years later. In 2004 I wrote another column, 'Stonewall at Thirty-Five,' which was basically a rehash of the 1999 piece. I also wrote about Stonewall f
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Radical Women speaks out: We can't wait another lifetime to win reproductive rights!
Stop the Bans Rally, Seattle, WA, May 21, 2019

Radical Women in numerous cities joined thousands of feminists across the US in coming out May 21 to denounce the outrageous attacks on legal abortion being enacted in Alabama, Georgia, and dozens of other states. National Organizer Helen Gilbert spoke at the Seattle event
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The Other Book Club's June selection: Foucault in California by Simeon Wade
by Nick DiMartino - Special to the SGN

Talking about the experience you've had reading a book is one of the greatest pleasures a good book offers. Only one person came to the four meetings in April discussing Tennessee Williams. Only one came to the four meetings in May discussing Leading Men. I love hearing other people's ideas
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Washingtonians unhappy with Donald Trump, want to replace him with a Democrat in 2020
REDMOND, Wash. (May 28, 2019) - Voters in Washington State overwhelmingly disapprove of Donald Trump and would support a Democratic challenger if the 2020 presidential election were being held now, according to a new statewide survey commissioned by the Northwest Progressive Institute (NPI).

Sixty-one percent of respondents sai
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Supreme Court allows school district restroom policies supporting Transgender students to stand
WASHINGTON, DC (May 28, 2019) - The Supreme Court today declined to hear Doe v. Boyertown Area School District, allowing school districts to continue to support transgender students by allowing them to use restrooms that match their gender.

In 2016, the Boyertown Area School District began to allow transgender students to use r
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NCLR applauds Supreme Court's refusal to hear Doe v. Boyertown Area School District, protecting the rights of Transgender students
WASHINGTON, DC (May 28, 2019) - Today, the Supreme Court declined to hear Doe v. Boyertown Area School District, a case that challenged a Pennsylvania school district's policy that protects transgender students from discrimination in all aspects of their education.

[Below is a] statement from Transgender Youth Project Staff Attorne
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White Center hosts its first ever LGBTQ+ Pride June 5-9
What began as an idea between 2 friends having a drink at The Lumber Yard Bar has turned into a full-blown Pride celebration in White Center. Recently, White Center has become a popular destination for the Seattle area LGBT+ community. 'There has been a lot of talk that White Center is becoming the new Capitol Hill. But we're not looking to be more
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Come out, come out, wherever you are!
Vashon Heritage Museum unveils new exhibit June 7: 'IN AND OUT: Being LGBTQ on Vashon Island'

On Friday, June 7, from 6 to 9pm Vashon Heritage Museum (10105 SW Bank Road, Vashon) invites you to attend the opening of its largest special exhibit ever: 'IN AND OUT: Being LGBTQ on Vashon Island.'

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Volunteer Park Pride Festival to celebrate LGBTQ+ arts
Thunderpussy to headline Seattle Pride's Tenth Annual Volunteer Park Pride Festival on June 8

Seattle Pride is kicking off this year's Pride celebration with the tenth annual Volunteer Park Pride Festival from noon to 7pm. on Saturday, June 8 in Seattle. The event is Pride's annual celebration of queer arts, music, perform
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Civil rights groups sue HHS over Trump health care rules
New rules allow 'faith-based' discrimination, seek to erase Trans protections

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Lambda Legal, Americans United for Separation of Church and State, and the Center for Reproductive Rights filed a lawsuit on May 28, charging that the federal Department of Health and Human Se
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HHS final conscience rule expands religious providers' authority to deny health care
[At the beginning of May, on May 2] the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights (OCR) 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 Direct
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Trans health issues no longer 'disorders,' WHO says
New manual revises classification

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Transgender health issues will no longer be classified as mental and behavioral disorders, according to the new World Health Organization (WHO) global manual of diagnoses.

The new version, titled ICD-11, removes Trans he
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