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posted Friday, November 8, 2019 - Volume 47 Issue 45


Feds sue Gilead over PrEP patents
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Federal attorneys filed suit on November 8 against Gilead Sciences, the pharmaceutical giant that makes and markets PrEP medications Truvada and Descovy.

According to the lawsuit, Gilead infringed on patents owned by the federal Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and refused attempts by HHS to license it
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Election 2019: Money can't buy you love
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Amazon wasted more than $1 million on Seattle's City Council election. That's the inescapable conclusion as the SGN goes to press after three days of ballot counting.

Amazon's number one target, District 3 incumbent Kshama Sawant, now trails her opponent, Egan Orion, by only 7
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144 out LGBTQ candidates won elected office so far in 2019, most ever in an odd-numbered election year

 

WASHINGTON, DC(November 6, 2019) - More openly LGBTQ candidates won elected office in 2019 than in any other odd-numbered election year in United States history. As of November 6, at 1:30 p.m. ET, a total of 144 openly LGBTQ candidates won election out of the 382 known openly LGBTQ ca more
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BREAKING NEWS: Lambda Legal decries execution of South Dakota gay man sentenced to die by jury tainted with antigay bias
SIOUX FALLS, SD (November 5, 2019) - Last night, Charles Rhines, a South Dakota gay man, was put to death by lethal injection after the US Supreme Court rejected a final motion that would have allowed Rhines to bring new evidence to the court showing that antigay bias may have motivated the jury to sentence him to death. Recently, it was disco more
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POZSeattle to host Annual Thanksgiving Potluck Social at The Cuff Nov. 13
POZSeattle is pleased to present our Annual POZSeattle Thanksgiving Potluck Social on Wednesday, November 13th from 6-7:45pm at The Cuff Complex (1533 13th Ave @ E Pine St).

Please join us in the downstairs bar for a traditional Thanksgiving meal with TURKEY prepared by and served up by your POZSeattle volunteers and board members
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Seattle Parks and Recreation and Freeway Park Association encourage the community to participate in the future of Freeway Park
Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) and Freeway Park Association invite the community to participate in the Freeway Park Improvement project. Please visit the website www.seattle.gov/parks/restorefreewaypark to review project information and take a short survey. Your feedback is important and will be incorporated into the design for the future r more
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Gay man asked US Supreme Court to stay execution and order district court to hear new evidence of jury's antigay bias
WASHINGTON, DC (November 1, 2019) - Attorneys for Charles Rhines filed a petition for a writ of habeas corpus with the US Supreme Court today and asked the court to direct a federal district court to hear new evidence of some jurors' antigay bias. New evidence shows that some of the jurors who sentenced Mr. Rhines to death knew that he was g more
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Danica Roem defeats anti-LGBTQ opponent in VA; is first out Transgender state legislator to win reelection
WASHINGTON, DC (November 5, 2019) - Virginia Delegate Danica Roem - the first openly out-and-seated transgender state legislator ever elected in the United States - defeated her anti-LGBTQ challenger Kelly McGinn tonight in a race that was considered a bellwether for whether Virginia is trending Democratic. Holding her seat was considered crit more
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Out & Equal reacts to election results
SAN FRANCISCO (November 6, 2019) - Erin Uritus, CEO of Out & Equal Workplace Advocates [reacted] to [last night's] election results:

'Two years ago, Danica Roem broke an important barrier when she became the first openly transgender person elected to the Virginia statehouse. Today, she made history again as the first to be re-e
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HRC applauds new pro-equality majorities in Virginia legislature
RICHMOND, VA (November 5, 2019) - Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, celebrated Virginia's newly elected pro-equality majorities in both the House and Senate.

'Tonight's election results send a powerful message that Virgi
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Trump issues 130th attack against LGBTQ Americans
The Trump Administration is at it again. This time, they are granting taxpayer-funded adoptions agencies the ability to forbid children from being placed in homes of LGBTQ couples - based on so-called 'religious beliefs.'

(https://twitter.com/
chrisjohnson82/status/1190297884681547776) This move follows a decision from January
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ACLU comment on Trump administration proposal that will allow discrimination in federally funded programs
WASHINGTON, DC (November 1, 2019) - The Trump administration proposed a rule today that would allow agencies receiving billions of taxpayer dollars in funding from the United States Department of Health and Human Services to discriminate against program participants based on religion, sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity. This proposal w more
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Sen. Murray fights back against Trump administration attacks on health care
WASHINGTON, DC (November 1, 2019) - Following her efforts to stand up for women's and veterans' health care in Washington state, US Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA), the top Democrat on the Senate health committee, has continued her fight against President Trump and his administration's constant attacks on health care in the other Washington. Last wee more
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Lambda Legal: Trump administration attacks LGBTQ people yet again with HHS proposed rule
NEW YORK (November 1, 2019) - Today, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced a proposed rule that would allow HHS to issue grants to social service agencies that discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity, as well as religion and sex. The rule seeks to permit discrimination by HHS-supported social se more
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HRC: Trump attacks LGBTQ people, religious minorities with proposed HHS regulation
WASHINGTON, DC (November 1, 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 Trump-Pence White House has proposed a federal regulation that would strip away nondiscrimination requirements and permit all Department of more
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Local Gay author, Lonnie Lusardo, launches his new book The Anatomy of Organized Hate at First AME Church on Nov. 12
THE ANATOMY OF ORGANIZED HATE
BY LONNIE LUSARDO
BOOK LAUNCH
FIRST AME CHURCH FELLOWSHIP HALL
November 12 @ 5:30pm


I'm pleased to announce that my book, The Anatomy of Organized Hate: Stories of Former White Supremacists - and America's Struggle to Understand the Hate Movement, is now available
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First LGBT senior cohousing in North America under construction
Village Hearth Senior Cohousing in Durham, North Carolina, the first LGBT Senior Cohousing Community in North America is on course for occupancy in Spring of 2020. This 28 single-story home community on a 15-acre wooded lot near central Durham is more than a set of structures, it represents community, camaraderie and safety for the residents w more
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Lambda Legal applauds as second judge vacates HHS Denial of Care Rule
Chicago, IL (November 7, 2019) - Today, U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington Judge Stanley A. Bastian struck down the Denial of Care Rule proposed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), becoming the second judge in two days to vacate the rule, recognizing its discriminatory and unconstitutional scope. more
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Record $2.5 million donation by Keith Haring Foundation will fund Callen-Lorde's first Nurse Practitioner Fellowship in LGBTQ+ health
NEW YORK (November 7, 2019) - A historic partnership between Callen-Lorde Community Health Center and the Keith Haring Foundation will result in a medical innovation that will change the health care landscape: the first Keith Haring Nurse Practitioner Postgraduate Fellowship in LGBTQ+ Health.

This health care innovation - the
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