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posted Friday, January 24, 2020 - Volume 48 Issue 04


Young voters love Bernie, hate Mayor Pete
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Sen. Bernie Sanders is the top choice of younger voters among all the candidates for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, according to a new poll.

But in spite for the attention he's gotten in the mass media, Mayor Pete Buttigieg is tied for last place.

The Forbes/Zogby poll, released January
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Utah becomes 19th state to protect LGBTQ youth from conversion therapy
SALT LAKE CITY, UT (January 22, 2020) - Today the Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing adopted statewide rules protecting LGBTQ minors from conversion therapy, the harmful practice that seeks to change a young person's sexual orientation or gender identity. Utah Gov. Gary Herbert directed the division to develop the rules more
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Anti-LGBTQ activists used anti-Trans rhetoric to sway voters in key 2019 political elections
As state legislatures across the nation are ramping up with the introduction of several anti-LGBTQ bills - many targeting transgender Americans - GLAAD is bumping up [re-releasing] a report from November 6 which predicted this environment, especially during the overall 2020 election year.

NEW YORK - GLAAD, the world's largest LGB
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HRC responds to Mike Pence attending anti-LGBTQ church service that called homosexuality "demonic"
On Sunday [January 19, 2020], Vice President Mike Pence attended a church service in which religious leaders present went on a tirade against LGBTQ people, calling homosexuality "demonic", among other things. Pence not only failed to rebuke these statements but appeared to condone them.

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MARK MY WORDS: Stonewall is not my legacy
by Mark Segal - Philadelphia Gay News

One of my favorite movies is Some Like It Hot, starring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon.

It's one of those old-time 1950s screwball comedies. At one point, Marilyn Monroe looks at Jack Lemmon - in drag no less - and says, "On my next birthday, I'll be 25, a qua
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LETTER OF INTENT
from Howard Russell aka Ladie Chablis

Dear I.S.C.S.O.R.E,

My name is Howard Russell aka Ladie Chablis and I am writing this letter to support my consideration for the position of Olympia 49 of the Empire. The past couple years I have wanted to become more than just an active member of the organiza
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LETTER OF INTENT
from Rob Haggard-Bonesteel

January 6, 2020

Honored Board Members and Esteemed College Members,


Let this communication be considered my Letter of Intent for the purpose of being considered for the position of Rainier 46 of the Imperial Sovereign Court of Seattle & the Olympic and Ra
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Lambda Legal urges 10th Circuit to uphold ruling in favor of intersex vet seeking accurate passport
DENVER (January 22, 2020) - Lambda Legal today appeared before the US Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit to urge the court to uphold a district court ruling that the State Department cannot rely on its male-or-female-only gender policy to withhold a US passport from Dana Zzyym, a US Navy veteran who is intersex and nonbinary, and does not i more
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HRC honors life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with day of service
WASHINGTON, DC (January 20, 2020) - Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, announced that hundreds of HRC volunteers will take part in nearly 30 community service events across the nation in a day of service and action honoring the life and more
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HRC lauds adoption of Utah regulations protecting youth from "conversion therapy"
SALT LAKE CITY (January 22, 2020) - Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, praised the adoption of Utah regulations that protect LGBTQ youth from the dangerous, debunked practice of so-called "conversion therapy." Utah now becomes the 19th s more
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Pope replaces anti-Gay Philly archbishop
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Pope Francis announced on January 23 that he would replace Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput.

Chaput turned 75 last September and, as required by Catholic Church rules, submitted a pro forma resignation to the Vatican. In many cases, the Pope will choose not to act on suc
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King County Library System surpasses 5 million digital checkouts in 2019
ISSAQUAH (January 13, 2020) - Rakuten OverDrive, a digital reading platform used by the King County Library System (KCLS), has released their 2019 digital circulation statistics. KCLS patrons checked out 5,678,572 digital titles in 2019 - up nearly 17% from last year, making KCLS the No. 2 digital circulating library in the U.S. and No. 3 worl more
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During third year in office, Trump administration expanded discriminatory policies and practices that are harming the health and well-being of LGBTQIA+ people in America and around the world
BOSTON (January 21, 2020) - Today, the Fenway Institute of Fenway Health released a policy brief demonstrating that in 2019, the Trump administration dramatically expanded upon discriminatory, anti-LGBT policies implemented in 2017 and 2018 that are harming the health and well-being of LGBTQIA+ people in America and around the world.
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HRC announces Senate endorsements in effort to achieve pro-equality majority
WASHINGTON, DC (January 23, 2020) -- Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization announced multiple endorsements of candidates and incumbents in their bid for seats in the US Senate.

Last year, the US House passed the Equality Act,
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GLSEN denounces harmful new religious exemptions proposed by the Trump administration
NEW YORK (January 21, 2020) - GLSEN, the leading education organization working to create safe and inclusive schools for LGBTQ students, today denounced the harmful religious exemptions to federally funded programs across nine federal agencies recently proposed by the Trump administration. These new regulations would, among other things, make more
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6% of sexual minority adults in the US identify as queer
LOS ANGELES (January 22, 2020) - An estimated 6% of sexual minority adults in the US identify as queer, according to a new study by the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law. Those who identify as queer are overwhelmingly cisgender women or genderqueer/nonbinary (GQNB); they are also younger and more highly educated than other sexual minori more
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HRC President Alphonso David releases record-breaking Corporate Equality Index at World Economic Forum in Davos
DAVOS, SWITZERLAND (January 21, 2020) - At an event hosted by the Partnership for Global LGBTI Equality during the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum, Human Rights Campaign (HRC) President Alphonso David today announced that a record 686 of America's leading companies and law firms are continuing to advance vital and rigorous policies more
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Equality California Institute launches $1 million statewide LGBTQ census outreach campaign
LOS ANGELES (January 22, 2020) - Ahead of the 2020 census, Equality California Institute launched a $1 million statewide outreach campaign focused on the LGBTQ community - one of the hardest-to-count populations nationwide - on Wednesday. The campaign aims to educate and encourage LGBTQ people, especially those who are a part of other historic more
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HRC scores Washington companies' LGBTQ-inclusive workplace policies in new corporate Equality Index
HRC scores Washington companies' LGBTQ-inclusive workplace policies in new corporate Equality Index WASHINGTON, DC (January 21, 2020) - America's leading companies and law firms are stepping up in record numbers to adopt increasingly forward-looking policies and practices to meet the needs of their lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and quee more
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