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posted Friday, August 21, 2020 - Volume 48 Issue 34


US District Court grants injunction against enforcement of Idaho's discriminatory, anti-Transgender HB 500
WASHINGTON, DC (August 17, 2020) - Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, celebrated the news that US District Judge David Nye has granted a preliminary injunction against the enforcement of Idaho's discriminatory anti-transgender law, HB 500, finding that the state's interest was more
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Barack Obama's speech at the Democratic National Convention
Read former President Barack Obama's speech to the 2020 Democratic National Convention, as prepared for delivery, August 19, 2020

https://www.cnn.com/2020/08/19/politics/barack-obama-speech-transcript/index.html

Good evening, everybody. As you've seen by now, this isn't a normal convention. It's not a normal time. S
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ACLU: "There is no license to discriminate in our Constitution"
ACLU commentary on House Ways & Means report about current HHS discriminatory policy and upcoming SCOTUS case Nov. 4

The House Ways and Means Committee today [August 19, 2020] issued a press release

https://waysandmeans.house.gov/media-center/
press-releases/new-ways-and-means-
report-finds-hhs-all
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Michelle Obama's speech at the Democratic National Convention
Read former first lady Michelle Obama's speech from the 2020 Democratic National Convention, as prepared for delivery, August 17, 2020

https://www.cnn.com/2020/08/17/politics/
michelle-obama-speech-transcript/index.htm

l - includes link to full video of Michelle Obama's speech

Good evening, everyone
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Special guests join DJ Disco Vinnie for Xanadu40: "ONJ vs ELO" this Sunday, August 23
by MK Scott - SGN Contributing Writer

Seattle's own premiere DJ/VJ, Disco Vinnie, has been hosting an online show three times a week on Twitch since the COVID outbreak shut down clubs and weddings. In honor of Xanadu turning 40 he is creating an event this Sunday entitled "ONJ vs ELO"! This will be a night of all the greatest
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Seattle Colleges' faculty and staff march on Capitol Hill office of chancellor
Proposed cuts will hurt students, despite increasing administration spending

by Renee Raketty - SGN Staff Writer

Faculty and staff at Seattle Colleges marched on the Seattle College District's Siegal Center on Friday, August 14th. The Harvard Avenue facility in the Capitol Hill neighborhood is where SCD
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Riot declared as Black Lives Matter protesters march on Seattle Police Officers Guild
a handful of protesters reported seeing canisters Officer union perceived as resisting reforms and excusing police misconduct

by Renee Raketty - SGN Staff Writer

A Black Lives Matter march to the Seattle Police Officers Guild building in the 2900 block of 4th Avenue South on Sunday resulted in multiple in
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FDA approves HIV cure clinical trials
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved clinical trials of a new potential cure for HIV. If successful, the new trial will be conducted on human subjects and will test a gene therapy developed by biotech firm American Gene Technologies (AGT), based in Rockville, Maryland.
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The economic impact of COVID-19 intensifies for transgender people and LGBTQ communities of color
In partnership with PSB Insights, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) has been tracking the impact of COVID-19 on the LGBTQ community. In a series of reports, HRC has found that the virus is having a disproportionate economic impact on LGBTQ people in the United States, particularly on LGBTQ people of color and transgender or gender non-conforming more
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LGBTQ Victory Institute launches Presidential Appointments Initiative; 31 organizations aim to increase LGBTQ representation in the next administration
WASHINGTON, DC (August 14, 2020) - Today, the LGBTQ Victory Institute launched its Presidential Appointments Initiative and announced four bold and history-making goals for the next administration as it considers its presidential appointments. A coalition of 31 organizations will support the effort, putting forward exemplary LGBTQ candidates more
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Trump can't deny Trans health care, court says
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A US district judge ruled on August 17 that the Trump administration may not go ahead with new rules that allow discrimination against Transgender patients.

In a 26-page ruling, US District Judge Frederic Block said that Trump's Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
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New House Ways and Means report finds HHS allowed federal dollars to be spent on LGBTQ and religious discrimination in the foster care system
Committee Democrats release "Children at Risk: The Trump Administration's Waiver of Foster Care Nondiscrimination Requirements" following an investigation led by Subcommittee Chairs Danny K. Davis and the late John Lewis

WASHINGTON, DC - Today [August 19, 2020], House Ways and Means Committee Democratic staff released a new
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Religious exemptions in child welfare system would harm millions of children
(August 18, 2020) - Today the Movement Advancement Project (MAP) released "The High Stakes in the Fulton Case: Undermining the Vital Role of Child Welfare Laws & Regulations in Protecting America's Children." This report highlights what is at stake in Fulton v. City of Philadelphia, a case the US Supreme Court will hear this fall related to t more
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Opening weekend for Pacific Musicworks' partnership with Tekla Cunningham and the Whidbey Island Music Festival begins Friday night
Pacific MusicWorks is thrilled to be partnering with Tekla Cunningham and the Whidbey Island Music Festival to celebrate Ludwig van Beethoven's 250th birthday and to provide wonderful new content on a platform that allows us to extend our reach across all borders and into homes everywhere.

The festival offers a delightful variety
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Moe's Home Collection announces new flagship store opening in Seattle Sept. 4
Moe's Home Collection, the North American retailer and wholesaler, best known for its modern and contemporary furniture and home deĀ“cor, has announced the opening of their new American flagship location at 1023 1st Avenue in downtown Seattle. The grand opening is set for September 4, 2020, just in time for the long weekend. This news comes in a more
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