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posted Friday, November 22, 2019 - Volume 47 Issue 47


LGBTQ Victory Institute Statement on Transgender Day of Remembrance
Today (November 20, 2019), on the Transgender Day of Remembrance, we mourn.

In the United States alone, 22 known transgender and gender non-conforming individuals - almost all of whom were Black trans women - were tragically murdered this year. Targeted because of their identities in what the American Medical Association is categorizing as an "epidemic," each of these
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HRC: Cities' commitment to LGBTQ equality rising in Trump era
2019 Municipal Equality Index gives us real cause for hope WASHINGTON, D.C. (Nov. 19) - Today the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the nation's largest LGBTQ civil rights organization, in partnership with the Equality Federation Institute, announced that a record-setting 88 cities across the U.S. earned t more
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Anti-LGBT hate crimes spike in Washington, FBI says
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Anti-LGBT hate crime in Washington State in 2018 was up sharply over 2017, according to FBI statistics released on Nov. 12. The FBI bases its annual hate-crimes report on numbers reported to it by state and local law enforcement agencies.

Because police agencies are not requir
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Washington cities shine in latest Municipal Equality Index
Seattle, Bellevue, Olympia earn top scores for LGBTQ protections

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Nov. 19) - Today the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the nation's largest LGBTQ civil rights organization, in partnership with the Equality Federation Institute, released its eighth annual Municipal Equality I
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PROCLAMATION FROM THE SEATTLE CITY COUNCIL TRANSGENDER DAY OF REMEMBRANCE AND RESISTANCE
PUBLISHER'S NOTE: SGN has obtained a draft copy of the proclamation from the Seattle City Council in observance of Transgender Day of Remembrance.

WHEREAS, the trans community faces ongoing persecution and violence driven by discrimination and bigotry; and

WHEREAS, the Trump administration has attempted t
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Transgender Day of Remembrance at Seattle Central
The 2019 Transgender Day of Remembrance at Seattle Central College took place on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 and was hosted by Astro Pittman, Editor-in-Chief, Seattle Collegian and President, Queer Cooperative.

The event was coordinated by Morgan Wigmore, Queer Cooperative. Event speakers included: Natalie Star, Trans Rights Ac
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The power in remembrance
Today (November 20, 2019) is Trans Day of Remembrance, a day when we remember and honor the trans, non-binary, and gender diverse people in our communities whose lives have been taken.

This is a day to honor the trans people we have lost, and then to do everything we can to end this epidemic - the violence, hatred, and systemic d
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JAYAPAL STATEMENT ON TRANSGENDER DAY OF REMEMBRANCE
WASHINGTON, DC (November 20, 2019) - U.S. Representative Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), Co-Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and a leading transgender rights voice in Congress, today issued the following statement in honor of Transgender Day of Remembrance:

"Jamagio Jamar Berryman
Muhlaysia Booker
Paris Ca
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Children's Rights statement on Transgender Day of Remembrance
Today (November 20, 2019) on the Transgender Day of Remembrance, I wanted to share a statement from Children's Rights, a leading national child welfare organization, on the importance of affirming and respecting the identities of trans and gender-nonconforming children in foster care and other institutional facilities:

Children
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Positive Women's Network USA honors "Trans Day of Remembrance"
My friends,

As always, I am proud to be an ally of the Positive Women's Network USA and the constituency they represent. I am especially proud to see this fierce advocacy group pay their respects to Trans Day of Remembrance today (November 20, 2019).

In my new post, I share the PWN statement about this day,
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Vashon World AIDS Day 2019 Events
Vashon Island, a small island community of 10,000 year-round residents in Washington state, will commemorate International World AIDS Day (December 1) with a series of unique events to engage the community on the issue of AIDS. Proceeds from all ticketed events will go to local and regional non-profits.

"This Is What Activi
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2019 Seattle Anarchist Book Fair
The 2019 Seattle Anarchist Book Fair will be held on Saturday, November 30 and Sunday, December 1, from 10am to 4pm, inside the Vera Project, located north of Key Arena next to the SIFF Film Center at Seattle Center.

The Seattle Anarchist Book Fair is an annual event, now in its eleventh year, that features anarchist publishers,
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Helen Collier reads from her latest book The Unexpected
THE UNEXPECTED
BY HELEN COLLIER
BOOK READING & SIGNING
NEW FREEWAY HALL
December 5 @ 7pm


Seattle-based Black author Helen Collier will read from her latest book, The Unexpected. Ms. Collier's novel centers on the life of a female slave named May Bee in 1842 and the bond she forms with a white c
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Trans kids: It's not "just a phase"
UW study finds gender identity equally strong among Trans and cis children

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Gender identity and gender-typed preferences manifest similarly in both cisgender and Transgender children, even among children who recently transitioned, according to a new study conducted by U
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Human Rights Campaign embraces AMA's new policy opposing conversion therapy and supporting electronic health records
(Tuesday, November 19) Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, responded to the American Medical Association's adoption of a new policy opposing conversion therapy and supporting electronic health records.

The new policy would:
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Free database of over 180 films and TV shows celebrating transgender lives launched
by Andy Reynolds - Popular Publicity for Harrington Park Press

To introduce a free and public database of over 180 films and television shows celebrating the diversity and richness of transgender lives, the author of the first ever transgender studies textbook has curated a list of thirteen films featuring transgender subjec
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JAYAPAL STATEMENT ON GORDON SONDLAND TESTIMONY
WASHINGTON, DC (November 20, 2019) - U.S. Representative Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), a member of the House Judiciary Committee and co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, issued the following statement on the testimony today by Seattle hotelier and U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland during the House Permanent Select Comm more
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