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posted Friday, December 13, 2019 - Volume 47 Issue 50


Facebook ads spread "fake news" about PrEP, 50 organizations say
May scare away people who could benefit from Truvada

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Fifty organizations have called on Facebook and Instagram to remove ads that spread misinformation about the drug Truvada - one of the leading HIV meds and the drug usually prescribed for PrEP.

The ads were placed by attorneys soliciting cli
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Aging with Pride study helps inform plans for Seattle's first LGBTQ-affirming, affordable senior housing
SEATTLE (December 9, 2019) - The City of Seattle Office of Housing [today] announced funds to develop Seattle's first affordable senior housing development designed to be an affirming environment for LGBTQ seniors and the greater LGBTQ community.

The project is led by Capitol Hill Housing, a nonprofit developer, along with GenP
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Over 50 LGBTQ, HIV/AIDS, and public health organizations demand Facebook remove ads promoting dangerous and false information about HIV prevention
NEW YORK (December 9, 2019) - GLAAD, the world's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) media advocacy organization, in partnership with the PrEP4All Collaboration and over 50 LGBTQ, HIV/AIDS, and public health organizations, released a public letter today addressed to Facebook chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg. The lett more
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Civil rights groups speak out: The "Fairness for All Act" is an affront to existing civil rights protections, treats LGBTQ people and women as second-class individuals
WASHINGTON (December 6, 2019) - Today, national advocacy groups, including the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Americans United for Separation of Church and State, the Center for American Progress (CAP), the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), GLAAD, Lambda Legal, the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, the Leadership Conference on C more
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Happy Holidays!!
POZSeattle is hosting our an"HARK! Harold the Angel Sings!" to be presented at All Pilgrims Christian Church Dec. 15

"HARK! Harold the Angel Sings!"
ALL PILGRIMS CHRISTIAN CHURCH
December 15 @ 1:30pm


All Pilgrims Christian Church (500 Broadway E at E Republican St) will present
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The 2019 GSBA Annual Meeting and Holiday Luncheon was all about Women, Diversity and Thriving Together
Another fantastic year of Thriving Together is in the books for GSBA. Last Wednesday, December 11, the annual GSBA membership and community luncheon to celebrate GSBA's sponsors, staff, board members, and volunteers who made it all possible took place at Seattle's McCaw Hall.

Lauren Du Pree of A Sensible Theatre Co. blew the audi
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SEAMEC Annual Meeting Dec. 14
Dear SEAMEC Supporter:

As you may have read in our recent member mailing or seen in our recent ad in the Seattle Gay News which they kindly donated, our Annual Meeting will be held this coming Saturday, December 14th, 2019 at 3pm at the Capitol Hill Branch Library (425 Harvard Ave E at E Republican St.).

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South King County LGBTQ+ win $25,000 for Housing!
Allyship and Queer the Census WA Coalition host Count Us In Happy Hour in Burien Dec. 14

Greetings!

Allyship just released our 2019 South King County LGBTQ+ Housing Report on November 15th and we got some great press!

Check it out!

Kent Reporter - https://www.kentreporter
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City of Seattle launches new information dashboard to track progress, success of major initiatives
SEATTLE (December 11, 2019) - The City of Seattle launched "Performance Seattle," a new centralized dashboard where Seattle residents can see what their city [government] is doing to make their lives better. Performance Seattle tracks performance on seven key priority areas, including basic city services, and provides an in-depth look at city more
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ACLU opposes so-called "Fairness for All Act"
WASHINGTON, DC (December 6, 2019) - In response to introduction of the so-called Fairness for All Act in the House of Representatives, Ronnie Newman, national political director for the American Civil Liberties Union, issued the following statement:

"Far from being about fairness for everyone, this bill facilitates efforts to al
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Lambda Legal responds to "Fairness for All Americans Act"
NEW YORK (December 6, 2019) - Today, Lambda Legal responded to the so-called Fairness for All Americans Act introduced by Republican lawmakers. Kevin Jennings, Lambda Legal CEO, made the following statement:

"The proposed legislation indicates an important recognition on the part of religious organizations who are, for the first
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Rep. Jenniffer González Colón joins Rep. Barbara Lee to lead Congressional HIV/AIDS Caucus
WASHINGTON, DC (December 9, 2019) - Today, Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA), chair of the Congressional HIV/AIDS Caucus, announced that Rep. Jenniffer González Colón (R-Puerto Rico) would co-chair the caucus, a coalition of bipartisan and bicameral members who are committed to ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic, improving the lives of those living with the i more
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LGBTQ organizations: defense authorization bill should have ended trans troop ban
WASHINGTON, DC (December 9, 2019) - Today, a coalition of organizations, including the Human Rights Campaign, the National Center for Transgender Equality, GLBTQ Legal Advocates and Defenders (GLAD), the Modern Military Association of America, the National Center for Lesbian Rights, Lambda Legal, the American Civil Liberties Union, and the Palm more
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Calabrian mafia open to Gays, now more progressive than Catholic Church
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The 'Ndrangheta, the Calabrian mafia, is now open to Gay members, according to an Italian prosecutor.

Anti-mob prosecutor Nicola Gratteri told the Times of London that older 'Ndrangheta bosses still harbored anti-Gay prejudices but the criminal organization has evolved to the po
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HRC Foundation kicks off second workplace LGBT inclusion survey in Chile
SANTIAGO, Chile (December 9, 2019) - Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of America's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, in partnership with Fundación Iguales, Chile's largest LGBT advocacy group, launched its second HRC Equidad CL: Programa de Equidad La more
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LGBT employment discrimination costs South Africa more than $300 million per year
LOS ANGELES (December 9, 2019) - Wage discrimination and underemployment related to sexual orientation and gender expression costs South Africa US$ 316.8 million each year, according to new research conducted by South African and other collaborators in partnership with the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law.

Researchers
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