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posted Friday, October 18, 2019 - Volume 47 Issue 42


ECHOES, a benefit for the AMP, raises over $60K in an evening of solace and music
by MK Scott - SGN Contributing Writer

ECHOES
THE MOORE THEATRE
October 14


The BIG fundraiser, ECHOES, a benefit for the AIDS Memorial Pathway project, happened this past Monday evening (10/14) at the Moore Theatre.

The lower level was packed with Seattle's LGBTQ elite and it was a great evening to see old friends a
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Trans medical care violates freedom of religion, federal judge says
Same judge ruled all of Obamacare unconstitutional

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A federal judge in Texas has overturned rules guaranteeing medically necessary treatment to Transgender patients.

The rules, known as Section 1557, were a key part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA, or Obama
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Reps. Jayapal and Engel introduce the Safe Gun Storage Act
WASHINGTON, DC (October 16, 2019) - US Reps. Pramila Jayapal (WA-07) and Eliot L. Engel (NY-16) today introduced the Safe Gun Storage Act, legislation that would direct the Consumer Protection Safety Commission to establish safety standards for firearm safes and firearm locks.

Unsafely stored firearms are a major public safety
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LGBTQ voter registration lags, new study says
Half of registered LGBTQ voters identify as Democrats

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

An astonishing 21% of LGBTQ adults are not registered to vote, according to a study released this week by UCLA's Williams Institute. By contrast, some 17% of non-LGBTQ adults are unregistered.

This find
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On Referendum 88: Vote to approve I-1000
Special to the SGN from Pride at Work

When ballots come in the mail, we will have an opportunity to correct an injustice - we will be able to vote to restore affirmative action in Washington state.

Referendum 88 asks voters to approve of the action of the state legislature in passing Initiative 1000, whic
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The League of Women Voters presents 'Ballots & Baristas'
A community conversation about this fall's ballot initiatives Oct. 22

WHAT: In partnership with Cupcake Royale and several local coffee shops, the League of Women Voters of Seattle-King County is hosting 'Ballots & Baristas,' a series of community conversations about ballot issues to simultaneously take place at
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Rachel Maddow takes over Benaroya Hall
by MK Scott - SGN Contributing Writer

RACHEL MADDOW
SEATTLE ARTS & LECTURES
BENAROYA HALL
October 11


Benaroya Hall was a madhouse last Friday, October 11 when MSNBC talker and author, Rachel Maddow, was the featured guest of Seattle Arts and Lecture to promote her book, Blowout. The
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OutRight Action International presents community forum on ending 'conversion therapy' in Washington state and around the world
In 2018, Washington banned so-called 'conversion therapy' for minors in our state - a practice that amounts to psychological - and sometimes physical or sexual - abuse. But 'conversion therapy' is still prevalent not only in the U.S. but around the world.

On Tuesday, October 29, from 6-8pm, at Swedish Cherry Hill Auditorium (500
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David Treuer delivers the 2019 A. Scott Bullitt lecture in American history at the Seattle Public Library Nov. 7
The Seattle Public Library presents anthropologist and author David Treuer in a discussion of American Indian lives, including popular images and narratives, common influences and damaging stereotypes on Thursday, Nov. 7, from 7pm to 8:30pm, at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium, 206-386-4636.
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Presidential primary debates continue disturbing trend of leaving out LGBTQ issues in presidential debates
NEW YORK (October 15, 2019) - GLAAD, the world's largest LGBTQ media advocacy organization, tonight released the following statement at the conclusion of the fourth presidential primary debate, in which there was no mention of issues important to LGBTQ Americans from the moderators or 2020 presidential candidates.

'We are livin
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PFAW reacts to presidential primary debate
WASHINGTON, DC (October 15, 2019) - Following tonight's Democratic presidential primary debate, People for the American Way (PFAW) Executive Vice President for Policy and Program Marge Baker released the following statement:

'We applaud the fact that finally the issue of the federal courts, and specifically the Supreme Court, c
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AHF mourns passing of Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, a moral giant
LOS ANGELES (October 17, 2019) - AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) was deeply saddened to learn today of the death of U.S. Representative Elijah E. Cummings (D-Maryland).

'Representative Cummings was a giant, irreplaceable moral figure who passionately fought for the rights and needs of the downtrodden. AHF had the good fortune of
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Congressman Adam Smith statement on the passing of Congressman Elijah Cummings
WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 17, 2019) - House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith (D-WA) today issued the following statement after the death of Congressman Elijah Cummings (D-MD), Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform.

'The passing of Chairman Elijah Cummings is a profound loss for the nation, Maryland
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GLAAD response to AG Barr's support of anti-LGBTQ discrimination at faith-based schools
Howdy, folks - Hope everyone had a great week!

Tonight, [October 12, 2019] U.S. Attorney General William Barr announced his support of allowing faith-based schools the so-called right to discriminate against educators for being LGBTQ, including even firing them from their jobs. Speaking at a Notre Dame law school event, Barr also
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Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and its UN Free & Equal campaign partner with GLAAD for Spirit Day
NEW YORK (October 16, 2019) - Today, GLAAD, the world's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) media advocacy organization, announced a partnership with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and its UN Free & Equal campaign for Spirit Day, which takes place tomorrow, October 17. more
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Transgender Law Center comments on SCOTUS hearing Editor:

We know that it's wrong for a boss to fire someone because of who they are - to say 'you can't work here because you're transgender.' Yet that's what Aimee Stephens's boss told her, in one of three LGBT cases being argued today [Tuesday, October 8, 2019] before the
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HRC celebrates 31st annual National Coming Out Day
WASHINGTON, DC (October 11, 2019) - Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, is celebrating the 31st annual National Coming Out Day (NCOD). Every year on October 11, NCOD emphasizes the importance of coming out and creating a safe world in whi more
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HRC Foundation launches the first-ever #HBCUOutLoud Day
WASHINGTON, DC (October 16, 2019) - Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation announced the first-ever National #HBCUOutLoud Day, providing an important opportunity for everyone who cares about supporting the LGBTQ community and historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) to speak up and speak out.

As part of #
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New research-based poster series launched to build healthy futures for LGBTQ & gender-diverse children & youth
SAN FRANCISCO (October 11, 2019) - High levels of risk for LGBTQ adolescents for suicide, substance abuse, depression, and victimization call for evidence-based approaches that increase support and connectedness at individual and institutional levels, starting with the family.

Foundational research from the Family Acceptanc
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HRC endorses Eliz Markowitz
FORT BEND, TX (October 15, 2019) - Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, announced the endorsement of Eliz Markowitz in her bid for the Texas State House of Representatives in the upcoming special election. This endorsement was released alo more
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National and state LGBTQ and advocacy organizations rise up against hate ahead of anti-LGBTQ group's annual conference
Hi from the Southern Poverty Law Center,

Sixteen national and state LGBTQ and advocacy organizations joined together in an open letter against hate ahead of the anti-LGBTQ Family Research Council (FRC) holding its annual conference in Washington, D.C. starting today [Friday, October 11, 2019].

FRC has made
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36,000 adults in Southwest Florida identify as LGBT
LOS ANGELES (October 4, 2019) - An estimated 36,000 adults in Southwest Florida, 3.4% of the population, identify as LGBT, according to a new regional analysis by the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law. Almost a third (31%) are Latino/a, and 17% of LGBT adults age 25 and older are raising children.

Researchers analyzed da
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