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posted Friday, July 31, 2020 - Volume 48 Issue 31


ACLU to federal judge: Rein in SPD
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The ACLU has petitioned a federal court to declare the City of Seattle in contempt of a prior injunction against excessive use of force against protestors.

In a July 27 filing, ACLU attorneys charged that on July 25, "the Seattle Police Department (SPD) ambushed peaceful protesters with a level of violence that surpasse
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SPD out of control: one reporter's story
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

SGN reporter Renee Raketty was just doing her job last Saturday, July 25, photographing the Black Lives Matter march on Capitol Hill.

She came away with photos and videos all right, but also with ringing ears and a sprained knee - the result of encounters with Seattle police.
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2020 Capitol Hill Business Survey Results
The Capitol Hill Business Alliance (CHBA), a program of the GSBA, conducted an independent survey of small businesses in the neighborhood from June 16th to June 26th, 2020.

2020 Capitol Hill Business Survey Results (pdf)
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LET'S TALK! 2020 CAL ANDERSON PARK
a community conversation + vision

2020 Cal Anderson Park is a project of Seattle Parks & Recreation to engage the public on how changing assumptions and language can affect the design of park spaces and create a sense of belonging for everyone.

you're invited

Join the first of three on-
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Imperial Court of Seattle donates $1,000 to Seattle Gay News
Dear SGN,

The Imperial Court of Seattle and the Olympic and Rainier Empire (ISCSORE) is pleased to present your organization a donation in the amount of $1,000 to assist with immediate needs in operating costs. We hope that our donation will help fill some of the financial gaps, as you continue to seek revenue, and while your
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IN MEMORIAM: Quentin Damarcus Ergane Johnson
October 22, 1975 - July 4, 2020
Quentin Damarcus Ergane Johnson transcended this life on July 4, 2020 in Seattle, Washington. Quentin was born on October 22, 1975 in Bennettsville, South Carolina to the parents Martha Johnson (Sample) and the late David Emmanuel. Q was raised in a family of strong women, which included grandmother
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KCLS to add Curbside to Go service at 22 more library locations
ISSAQUAH, WA (July 29, 2020) - On Wednesday, August 5, the King County Library System (KCLS) will begin offering Curbside to Go at 22 additional library locations across the region. KCLS launched Curbside to Go on July 1 with 19 locations to start. The contactless pickup service will now be available at 41 out of 49 KCLS libraries.

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Mandatory face covering requirements
Statement on statewide face covering order expansion

Today [July 25, 2020], the Secretary of Health's statewide face covering order will expand to require face coverings in any indoor setting outside of your home (not just public buildings) and expands the outdoor requirement to non-public settings when you can't maintai
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AHF backs Sen. Sanders' 'Masks for All Act'
WASHINGTON, DC (July 28, 2020) - The AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) today wholeheartedly endorsed the "Masks for All Act of 2020," which US Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-Vermont) introduced this week in the Senate.

The Masks for All Act of 2020 would require the US federal government to use all available authorities, including the D
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Trump kills Herman Cain
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Herman Cain, former CEO of Godfather's Pizza and candidate for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012, died July 29 from COVID-19. He was 74.

He had been diagnosed with the virus and admitted to a hospital on July 1. While there he had reportedly had difficulty breathi
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HRC on the arrest of a Trans woman in NYC by unidentified NYPD officers
WASHINGTON, DC (July 29, 2020) - Human Rights Campaign President Alphonso David issued the following statement:

"Last night, plainclothes NYPD officers yanked a young transgender woman, Nikki, off the street in broad daylight. This incident, along with many others of unidentified officers arresting people and taking them away
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NCLR recipient of major gift from philanthropist MacKenzie Scott
SAN FRANCISCO (July 29, 2020) - Yesterday, philanthropist MacKenzie Scott announced that she has made a major gift to the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) as part of her pledge to give away a majority of her wealth through the Giving Pledge. The charitable donation to the NCLR, which was chosen because of "transformative work" the organiz more
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Palm Center on pending House measure barring funds to implement Transgender military ban
SAN FRANCISCO (July 29, 2020) - Today, the United States House of Representatives approved the rule for consideration of the FY21 Defense Appropriations Act. The rule defines which amendments the House will consider as [it takes] up the underlying bill, funding Department of Defense (DoD) operations in the next fiscal year. Among the amendment more
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HRC on Trump administration rolling back protections for immigrants, undermining Supreme Court ruling affirming DACA
WASHINGTON, DC (July 29, 2020) - Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, responded to the latest attempt from the Trump-Pence administration to attack young people and undermining the US Supreme Court's recent ruling maintaining the Deferred more
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A star-studded lineup for the virtual ceremony of the 31st Annual GLAAD Media Awards Kandi Burruss, Jennifer Garner, Theo Germaine, August Getty, Gigi Gorgeous Getty & Nats Getty, Harvey Guillén, Demi Lovato, Lilly Singh, Darryl Stephens, and Charli Xcx on July 30
LOS ANGELES (July 29, 2020) - GLAAD, the world's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) media advocacy organization, today announced additional stars of the stage and screen that will be joining the 31st Annual GLAAD Media Awards virtual ceremony. The event will stream on GLAAD's Facebook and YouTube on Thursday, July 30 more
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Bard on the Beach launches 2020 virtual programming and new logo
VANCOUVER, BC (July 28, 2020) - Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival announced today that it has repurposed its mission for this summer to focus on creating new digitally delivered content and experiences, available to local Festival followers as well as to new audiences around the world through digital access.

The Festival's 2
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SAG-AFTRA mourns the passing of Screen Actors Guild founding member Olivia de Havilland
LOS ANGELES (July 26, 2020) - Former Screen Actors Guild founding member Olivia de Havilland, whose legal action against studio overreach set a precedent that echoes to this day, has died at age 104.

Courageous and confident from a young age, by the time she was 19, de Havilland was a movie star, under contract to Warner Bros.
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All aboard the Suffrage Special Whistle Stop Tour!
TACOMA (July 27, 2020) - In 1920, after a decades-long battle, the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified, granting women the right to vote. On November 2 of that year, more than eight million women voted in national elections for the very first time. This August marks the National Suffrage Centennial and to celebrate, t more
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