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posted Friday, February 28, 2020 - Volume 48 Issue 09


HRC releases presidential candidate questionnaires - Tulsi Gabbard did not participate
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Your presidential primary ballot is sitting on the end table next to your sofa. Maybe it's already become a coaster for your morning coffee.

You had good intentions - you planned to fill it out and send it in as soon as you got it. But with more than a dozen Democratic Party hopefuls on the ballot, you couldn't make
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Gay teachers asked to resign from Kennedy Catholic High School in Burien
by Tim Peter - SGN Contributing Writer

"Two teachers, Paul Danforth and Michelle Beattie, have voluntarily resigned their positions at Kennedy Catholic High School. They are highly capable, gifted and qualified teachers who have served our community with dedication and humility. Their loss will be felt deeply by their students
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HRC Releases 2020 presidential questionnaire, candidate responses
WASHINGTON (February 24, 2020) - Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization released its 2020 presidential questionnaire and responses from the leading Democratic candidates [see www.hrc.org/election2020].

2020 marks the most pro-
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Ex-House Speaker Frank Chopp gets primaried
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

For the first time since 2014, former State House Speaker Frank Chopp has a primary challenger for his 43rd District House seat.

Jessi Murray announced on February 26 that she would run for Chopp's seat.

Murray is a member and former co-chair of the Seattle LG
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IN MEMORIAM - Antonio Ernesto Cordova
September 22, 1950 - February 16, 2020 (age 69)

Our beloved brother Tony passed away suddenly February 16th, 2020 at the age of 69. Tony, or as the family knew him, Ernie, was born in Brownsville, Texas to Celia R. Rocha. He was her 3rd child. In 1960 the family moved to California where he spent most of his young years. H
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Sixth annual Seattle Annual Sex Work Symposium to be held Feb. 29 & March 3
We are very excited for the sixth-annual Seattle Annual Sex Work Symposium (SASS), happening on Saturday February 29 and Tuesday March 3.

SASS has been pared down this year to two main events:

1) We will be hosting an extraordinary fellowshipping all-day event, just for current and former sex workers, on Saturday F
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International Women's Day Celebration
"Women's Bodies are a Battlefield: Climate Destruction, the Refugee Crisis and Reproductive Justice"

On Friday, March 6 at 7pm, hear a panel of activists speak on how sisters are leading fightbacks to these interconnected, global issues. Panelists include: Mahilet Mesfin - UW student in International Studies & Human Rig
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King County Library System announces March 2020 LGBTQ+ events
TEENS
You Belong Teen Group
Auburn Library (1102 Auburn Way S, Auburn), Wednesday, March 4 and 18, 3:30-5pm (Grades 6 to 12) Join You Belong to support diversity and gain leadership experience!

It's a PRIDE Party!
Fairwood Library (17009 140th Ave SE, Renton), Thursday, March 5, 7-
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Labor union throws $150 million into campaign to defeat Trump
SEIU will target voters of color in battleground states

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

SEIU, one of the country's largest labor unions, is investing $150 million in a campaign to defeat Donald Trump in November.

The effort will focus on eight key battleground states, the union's pres
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Statewide HIV social media campaign launches this week
As you may know, the Washington State Department of Health's Office of Infectious Disease (OID) has been working with the social marketing firm Better World Advertising (BWA) on a series of media campaigns to increase uptake and adherence to HIV prevention and treatment and reduce HIV-related stigma.

The statewide campaign, "I A
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Celebrating 25 Queer Years: Gay City, Northwest Film Forum, and Three Dollar Bill Cinema partner throughout 2020
In 2020, peer institutions Gay City: Seattle's LGBTQ Center, Northwest Film Forum (NWFF) and Three Dollar Bill Cinema (TDBC) will celebrate 25 years of existence and collaboration with a series of touchpoint events - including performances, workshops, and festivals, such as TDBC's Translations: Seattle's Transgender Film Festival, and Seattle Q more
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HRC president on Bloomberg's apology for transphobic comments
WASHINGTON, DC (February 27, 2020) - Earlier today, NewNowNext exclusively reported that [former] New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg apologized for his transphobic comments in two videos released over the course of the last month. Last week, HRC President Alphonso David called on Mayor Bloomberg to apologize for those statements and engage more
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NEW SURVEY: Majority of active-duty servicemembers opposed the Transgender military ban
WASHINGTON, DC (February 26, 2020) - Today, the Modern Military Association of America (MMAA) - the nation's largest nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing fairness and equality for the LGBTQ military and veteran community - responded to new survey results released by the University of California, Los Angeles, that reveals the far major more
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Inter-American Commission on Human Rights rules Jamaica's "buggery" law incompatible with American Convention on Human Rights
NEW YORK (February 27, 2020) - The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) ruled yesterday that Jamaica's colonial-era ban on same-sex relations, known as the "anti-buggery" law, is incompatible with the American Convention on Human Rights. The Commission recommended that the law be repealed and instructed the country to pay reparati more
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