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posted Friday, January 31, 2020 - Volume 48 Issue 05


Thousands strike at Swedish-Providence hospitals
3,000 march on January 29

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

About 3,000 hospital workers marched from Swedish Hospital on Broadway to Westlake Park on January 29, dramatically calling attention to a three-day strike called by members of SEIU 1199NW.

January 29 represents the midpoint of the strike, involving some 8,000 workers at
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Christian ministers challenge Obergefell with Tennessee lawsuit
County clerks threatened

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Ninety-five county clerks in Tennessee have been threatened with a lawsuit for issuing same-sex marriage licenses.

Attorney David Fowler, general counsel for the Family Action Council of Tennessee's Constitutional Government Def
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GLAAD calls out rainbow wave at Super Bowl LIV and claims victory against the American Family Association's "One Million Moms" anti-LGBT project
NEW YORK (January 30, 2020) - GLAAD, the world's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) media advocacy organization, today celebrated an unprecedented level of LGBTQ inclusion scheduled for the broadcast of Super Bowl LIV on Fox. At least five LGBTQ-inclusive ads will air, and Katie Sowers, the trailblazing gay offensiv more
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SHAMEFUL: Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee signs harmful anti-LGBTQ child welfare bill
NASHVILLE (January 24, 2020) - Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, condemned Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee for signing HB 836, a bill that would allow child welfare organizations - including taxpayer-funded adoption and foster care agencies - t more
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Macy's shoplifts our benefits, workers say
Store closure puts workers at risk

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

In a January 30 press conference, workers at Macy's downtown Seattle store charged the company with unfairly taking away health care and other benefits from workers who will be laid off when the store closes next month.

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POZSeattle hosts February 2020 Valentine's Social, Volunteer Recruitment and Potluck Feb. 12
POZSeattle is pleased to present its Valentine's Social on Wednesday, February 12th from 5:45pm-7:45pm at The Cuff Complex (13th Ave & E Pine St) in the downstairs bar. NOTE: Please bring food for the potluck at 5:45pm; social begins at 6pm. Meet us in the downstairs bar for food, socializing, to catch-up with old friends, to make new ones, an more
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"Understanding Alzheimer's & Dementia"
GenPRIDE hosts a FREE lunchtime workshop for LGBTQ elders & caregivers

Thurs. Feb. 6 at 12th Ave Arts


Seattle's GenPRIDE Center is presenting a free educational workshop for LGBTQ elders and caregivers on Understanding Alzheimer's & Dementia on Thursday February 6, 11:00am-12:30pm, at 12th Ave Arts (16
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GSBA Director of Public Policy & Government Affairs Matt Landers appointed to Washington State LGBTQ Commission
SEATTLE (January 24, 2020) - The GSBA, Washington state's LGBTQ and allied chamber of commerce and the largest LGBTQ and allied chamber of commerce in North America, is proud to announce that GSBA Director of Public Policy & Government Affairs Matt Landers has been appointed by Gov. Inslee to the inaugural Washington State LGBTQ Commission. T more
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HRC to honor Jeremy O. Harris, playwright of Slave Play, and Matthew Lopez, playwright of The Inheritance at the 19th Annual Greater New York Gala
NEW YORK CITY (January 27, 2020) - Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) - the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization - announced that it will honor two groundbreaking playwrights with the HRC Equality Award at the 19th Annual HRC Greater New York Gala on Saturday, February 1, at the more
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Michigan officials OK LGBT rights initiative
Measure could go on fall ballot

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Michigan's Board of State Canvassers voted to approve the summary language and form of an initiative backed by Fair and Equal Michigan to afford civil rights protections to LGBT Michiganders.

Their approval, announced Jan
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Joint statement in response to murder of 17-year-old Ja'Quarius Taylor in Louisiana
WASHINGTON, DC (January 27, 2020) - In response to the ongoing investigation into the death of 17-year-old Ja'Quarius Taylor from New Orleans as a possible hate crime, National Black Justice Coalition Executive Director David Johns and executive director of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Kristen Clarke released the following more
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PFAW joins call for pardon of civil rights icon Bayard Rustin
WASHINGTON, DC (January 28, 2020) - Following the announcement by California state Sen. Scott Wiener and Assemblymember Shirley Weber of their letter to Gov. Gavin Newsom, calling on Newsom to posthumously pardon civil rights icon Bayard Rustin for his 1953 conviction under a law criminalizing same-sex relationships, PFAW President Michael K more
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PFAW: SCOTUS public charge ruling upholds a "wealth test" for immigrant families
WASHINGTON, DC (January 27, 2020) - Following today's Supreme Court ruling permitting Donald Trump's "public charge" immigration rule to go into effect, PFAW Political Director and Director of the PFAW Latinos Vote! program Lizet Ocampo released the following statement:

"Today's disturbing 5-4 decision by the Supreme Court, t
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Minneapolis region to host 2022 Gay Softball World Series
MINNEAPOLIS (Janurary 30, 2020) - One of the largest annual gay sporting events in the world will return to Minnesota, as the Minneapolis region secured the 2022 Gay Softball World Series. The Twin Cities Goodtime Softball League, in partnership with Sports Minneapolis, won hosting rights after a presentation to delegates from the North Americ more
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HRC releases annual State Equality Index ratings
WASHINGTON, DC (January 30, 2020) - Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation and the Equality Federation Institute released their sixth annual State Equality Index (SEI), a comprehensive report detailing statewide laws and policies that affect LGBTQ people and their families and assessing how well states are protecting LGBTQ people fr 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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