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posted Friday, August 28, 2020 - Volume 48 Issue 35


Chaos In Seattle
Vigil spirals into chaos as police push peaceful demonstration from outside State Patrol station

Police deploy "non-lethal" munitions against protesters, make arrests

by Renee Raketty - SGN Staff Writer

Black Lives Matter protesters held a march and vigil outside the Washington State Patrol station at E Roanoke St & Harvar
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SPD sergeant on leave over anti-BLM remarks
Called protestors 'cockroaches'

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The Seattle Police Department (SPD) has placed a sergeant on administrative leave while it investigates his conduct during an August 13 Black Lives Matter protest.

In an August 25 statement on its website, the SPD said th
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Mariners join sports strike against police violence
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The Mariners have joined the spreading professional sports strike against police violence in the wake of the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

The team announced on August 26 that they were calling off their scheduled game against the San Diego Padres that
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Pride At Work Op-Ed: Remember unions on Labor Day
This Labor Day, remember that a strong union contract is still the best protection LGBTQ workers can have.

Here in Washington state, we have protections in state law and many municipal ordinances for LGBTQ workers, and now we also have the US Supreme Court's June ruling that LGBTQ people are protected from workplace discriminati
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Disco Vinnie's Xanadu 40 tribute raises $1,200 for ONJ's Cancer Research Centre
by MK Scott - SGN Contributing Writer

With the dance clubs closed, the only way to enjoy a Sunday Tea Dance is virtually. That is what DJ Disco Vinnie did last Sunday (August 23rd) on Twitch TV. The nearly 5-hour podcast raised over $1,200 for Olivia Newton-John's Cancer Research Centre.

The show was all about Oli
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Gay activist leads Sawant recall
by MK Scott - SGN Contributing Writer

What a week! After the "Recall Kshama Sawant" campaign was launched, led by Ernie Lou, it was announced that he had been terminated as development director of Three Dollar Bill Cinema (TDBC). His independent contractor role there, which had only just started on July 15, was to set up a vir
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Seattle Pride awards $31K to local LGBTQIA+ nonprofits as COVID-19 continues to impact community need
SEATTLE (August 25, 2020) - As COVID-19 continues to impact our community, many nonprofit organizations are feeling the pinch as they struggle to keep up with the growing need and diminishing funds.

Seattle Out & Proud (also known as "Seattle Pride") is hoping its latest round of community grants - totaling $31,000 - will pro
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Joe Biden's speech at the Democratic National Convention
Read Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's speech to the 2020 Democratic National Convention, as prepared for delivery

https://www.cnn.com/2020/08/20/politics/biden-dnc-speech-transcript/index.html

- includes link to full video of Kamala Harris' speech

Good evening.

Ella Baker, a
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Kamala Harris' speech at the Democratic National Convention
Read Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris' speech from the 2020 Democratic National Convention, as prepared for delivery

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

- includes link to full video of Joe Biden's speech

Greetings America.

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Durkan Digest: Updates on COVID-19 relief and the 2020 budget
SEATTLE (August 21, 2020) - Our city has faced urgent challenges, including a pandemic,?a civil rights?reckoning,?skyrocketing unemployment, the closure of small businesses, a $326 million shortfall to our budget,?and immense needs in our community.?While?our?challenges are truly unprecedented, Seattle has led?the way?in?pioneering and support more
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Multriracial coalition launches campaign for equitable 2021 redistricting process
SEATTLE (August 26, 2020) - The Washington Census Alliance (WCA) - a statewide coalition of 92 Black- and Brown-led community organizations - today announced a campaign to increase and protect community input in the 2021 redistricting process alongside WinWin Action, the Voting Justice Coalition, the League of Women Voters, and Fix Democracy more
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HRC: New CDC data shows LGBTQ youth are more likely to be bullied and have attempted suicide than straight cisgender youth
(August 26, 2020) - Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released the national Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance (YRBS) results for 2019. It's clear from the national data that many LGBTQ young people continue to suffer higher health and suicide risks than their peers.

This follows the same trends pre
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Lambda Legal urges Supreme Court to uphold ruling protecting LGBTQ foster youth and parents
WASHINGTON, DC (August 20, 2020) - Today, Lambda Legal submitted a friend-of-the-court brief on behalf of itself and 26 local, state, and national organizations that serve LGBTQ youth urging the US Supreme Court to uphold an appellate court ruling denying Catholic Social Services' (CSS) request that Philadelphia be ordered to contract with C more
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Former Navy, Army & Air Force secretaries join MMAA in SCOTUS brief
WASHINGTON, DC (August 26, 2020) - Joined by the 75th US Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, the 23rd US Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James, and the 22nd US Secretary of the Army Eric Fanning, the Modern Military Association of America (MMAA) filed a brief last week with the Supreme Court of the United States in Fulton v. City of Philad more
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GLAAD premieres ad on Fox & Friends about LGBTQ discrimination and the Equality Act as coverage of the Republican National Convention begins
NEW YORK (August 24, 2020) - GLAAD, the world's largest LGBTQ media advocacy organization, today premiered an advertisement that spotlights the lack of protections still facing the LGBTQ community in the United States, the Trump administration's opposition to those protections, and the Equality Act as the solution. The ad, entitled "The Conver more
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Labor Day special feature: List of union-made beers
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The Labor Day picnic is a traditional and beloved end-of-summer event, and no part of the event is more beloved than ice-cold beer. So if you like a beer or two - or more - on Labor Day, why not get into the spirit of the occasion and buy union-made beer?

Our community's histo
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The 2020 MEN IN DANCE Festival postponed until 2021
2020 Virtual Celebration Festival announced for first weekend in Oct. The Board of Producers and the MID Support Board are announcing that the 13th Festival of MEN IN DANCE, originally scheduled for October 2-4 and 9-11, 2020 has been postponed until October 2021. In its place, the organization is producing and presenting a Virtual Celebrati more
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The Tony Lee in Seattle honored with affordable housing award from national coalition
WASHINGTON, DC (August 24, 2020) - The Affordable Housing Tax Credit Coalition (AHTCC) today announced that The Tony Lee in Seattle is a 2020 recipient of the Charles L. Edson Tax Credit Excellence Award in the Large Metropolitan category, recognizing affordable housing developments and organizations that have demonstrated especially impactful more
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Seattle Black Lives Matter protesters riot over Wisconsin police involved shooting
Outrage among marchers leads to trail of property damage, arson

by Renee Raketty - SGN Staff Writer

Outraged over the police involved shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin, Black Lives Matter protesters marched through the streets of Seattle on Monday night. The demonstration kicked off at 9pm at Cal
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