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posted Friday, May 1, 2020 - Volume 48 Issue 18


Durkan Digest: New Seattle economic forecast highlights the significant impact of the pandemic
SEATTLE (April 26, 2020) - This week, the City Budget Office released [its] latest economic forecasts and revenue projections for Seattle. Although there is still much uncertainty about the total economic impact of this pandemic, what we know for certain that the effect on our workers, small businesses, nonprofits, and artists will be felt deeply for months and years to come. It wil more
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Three Dollar Bill Cinema presents Translations: Seattle Transgender Film Festival ONLINE May 7-10
Translations: Seattle Transgender Film Festival is online this year due to the COVID-19 crisis so people from around the country/world can attend.

A group of very dedicated people are working on making the festival happen along with Three Dollar Bill Cinema and the Northwest Film Forum.

Instead of canceling the fes
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SCOTUS rejects one more Republican challenge to the ACA
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The US Supreme Court has rejected yet another Republican challenge to the Affordable Care Act (ACA, or Obamacare).

In an 8-to-1 decision announced on April 27, the high court ruled that insurance companies are entitled to federal subsidies designed to make health insurance a
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Lambda Legal and Immigration Equality urge ICE to release detainees living with HIV
BEAUMONT, TX (April 24, 2020) - Today, Lambda Legal and Immigration Equality, along with co-counsel Vinson & Elkins, submitted a letter to [Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)] demanding the release of two asylum seekers living with HIV who are currently detained at the IAH Secure Detention Facility in eastern Texas. The men were severel more
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Lt. Governor Habib announces the Washington Mask Challenge
Dear Friends,

My office just launched the Washington Mask Challenge

https://www.ltgov.wa.gov/mask-challenge

a statewide initiative to encourage Washingtonians to make, wear, and donate homemade cloth face masks. I'm hoping you will join me in taking up this challenge!

The Washi
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In the Neighborhood a collaborative network and resource hub for everything COVID-19 related in Seattle
Hello George,

Hope you are doing well during this time.

I wanted to reach out in hopes of spreading awareness about an incredible new platform - In the Neighborhood - created as a resource hub for everything COVID-19 related in Seattle -

https://www.intheneighborhood.net/

Ins
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Three Dollar Bill Cinema & Northwest Film Forum announce the 15th Annual Translations: Seattle Transgender Film Festival
Screening ONLINE May 7-10 - Exploring powerful themes of trans joy, catharsis, and resistance

One of a handful of dedicated transgender film festivals in the world, Translations: Seattle Transgender Film Festival is taking its 15th edition ONLINE! With a vision of bringing the festival's powerful, connective, and
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Kenyan courts uphold ban on GLAAD Media Award-nominated LGBTQ film Rafiki
(April 29, 2020) - The LGBTQ film Rafiki lost its long-awaited freedom of expression ruling in Kenya's high courts, according to a statement issued on Wednesday by the film's director, Wanuri Kahiu.

"It is with a heavy heart that I share news about the court ruling for Freedom of Expression and the unconstitutionality of banni
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COVID-19: Nuevas tablas de datos del PNUD revelan enormes diferencias en las capacidades de los países para hacer frente a la crisis y recuperarse de ella
NUEVA YORK (29 de abril de 2020) - El Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo (PNUD) dio a conocer hoy dos nuevas tablas de datos que ponen de manifiesto enormes diferencias en las capacidades con las que cuenta cada país para enfrentar y recuperarse de la crisis del COVID-19.

La pandemia es más que una emergencia s
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GLAAD's "Together in Pride: You Are Not Alone," highlights the LGBTQ response to COVID-19 and raises over $225,000 for CenterLink and local LGBTQ centers including Gay City
LOS ANGELES (April 26, 2020) - GLAAD, the world's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) media advocacy organization, today hosted a digital event to highlight the LGBTQ response to COVID-19 and to raise money for CenterLink and local LGBTQ centers affected by COVID-19. "Together in Pride: You Are Not Alone"

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Support wanes for LGBTQ+ people facing religion-rooted business discrimination
WASHINGTON, DC (April 23, 2020) - Today at 4:30 p.m. ET/1:30 p.m. PT, two national faith leaders discussed changes in American values that [make] it less objectionable than previously for businesses to claim religion-based discrimination policies. PFLAG National presented its weekly "Something to Talk About Live" series on Facebook and YouTube more
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US Supreme Court decisions in employment discrimination cases will impact millions of LGBT workers
LOS ANGELES (April 29, 2020) - The US Supreme Court is expected to announce its decisions in the coming weeks on three cases that address whether Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits workplace discrimination on the bases of sexual orientation and gender identity.

Two of the cases - Bostock v. Clayton County, Geor
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Town Hall Seattle and South Seattle Emerald launch Life on the Margins podcast to spotlight, elevate, and amplify historically marginalized voices
SEATTLE (April 28, 2020) - Town Hall Seattle and the South Seattle Emerald announced today a collaboration on a new podcast. Life on the Margins will strive to share stories not just about marginalized communities but from within and alongside them. The first season will run for six episodes and explore the impact of the current coronavirus pa more
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Salish Sea Early Music Festival: Thank You! ... and a "Journey with Dr. Burney"
We so miss sharing the remainder of our season with you! ... but are delighted to witness the many creative ways people are reaching out to protect and invigorate their neighbors near and far.

We are pleased to have you as part of our fellowship of musicians and music lovers! The free will donations you provide at the door comp
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Seattle Opera receives $2.3 million federal loan
SEATTLE (April 24, 2020) - Yesterday, the Seattle Opera received a $2.3 million loan under the federal Payroll Protection Program (PPP), a federal government stimulus program. The Seattle Opera had previously announced the cancellation of its May La Bohème performances, along with the loss of employment for everyone involved with the productio more
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NEA: Congress should grant Census Bureau a 120-day extension due to the COVID-19 pandemic
WASHINGTON, DC (April 28, 2020) - National Education Association President Lily Eskelsen García released the following statement in response to the U.S. Census Bureau's request to Congress to push back the statutory deadlines for reporting census data.

"The census makes visible the strength of our communities, which includes ev
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