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posted Friday, October 30, 2020 - Volume 48 Issue 44

Family makes a pitch for inclusion in Eastside soccer league: #LetBobbyPlay
Transgender teen says "I would rather quit... than play on the girls team."

by Renee Raketty - SGN Contributing Writer

Bobby Jones is like any other 13-year-old boy in his Kirkland, WA community. He enjoys hanging out with friends, making art - especially drawing - and gushes about animals. He is fascinated by all of earth's remarkable creatures
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Support for marriage equality at 70%
Includes all religious affiliations except white evangelicals

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Support for marriage equality among Americans stands at an all-time high of 70%, according to a Public Religion Research Institute poll released October 21.

The poll found that only 28% of Ameri
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The journey to marriage equality in Washington state was approved 8 years ago this week
by MK Scott - Unite Seattle Magazine

Before marriage equality became the law of the land in the United States in 2015, it was passed in the Washington state legislature in 2012, then affirmed by a public vote in the form of Referendum 74. The man who worked long and hard to achieve this victory pushing it all the way to victory
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Q-Squared Men announces fall activities
The mission of Q-Squared Men is to improve the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual health of sexual minority men by building a stronger sense of community, increasing individual responsibility, and improving self-esteem regardless of race, background, or financial resources. We believe that need for connection and community is no greater tha more
OP-ED: Crying foul over the Seattle LGBTQ Commission's call for Mayor Durkan's resignation
by MK Scott - SGN Contributing Writer

On October 15 the Seattle LGBTQ Commission voted 6-to-5, with one abstention, to request Mayor Jenny Durkan's resignation.

The 21-seat volunteer commission is a city-sanctioned body of volunteers who advise the mayor, the City Council, and city departments on issues that aff
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Winters' Watch 2020: Legal marriage for same sex couples, then and now
by Roger L. Winters - SGN Contributing Writer

Marriage equality has become a central issue for LGBTQ+, but it was not always part of our agenda. The addition of Amy Coney Barrett to the conservative majority of the Supreme Court led by the bigotry of Justices Thomas and Alito against same-sex marriage, makes us fear we may lo
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HRC: Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation is a sham, threatens LGBTQ equality
WASHINGTON, DC (October 26, 2020) - Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest LGBTQ civil rights organization, released the following statement following the final Senate vote to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court of the United States:

"Despite Amy Coney Barrett's troubling anti-LGBTQ record and r
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HRC and top LGBTQ organizations release formal letter of opposition to Amy Coney Barrett's nomination
WASHINGTON, DC (October 22, 2020) - Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest LGBTQ civil rights organization, released a formal letter to the full United States Senate in opposition to the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court of the United States. The letter, signed by 185 organizations, outlines her problem more
GLAAD condemns full Senate vote on confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court
NEW YORK (October 26, 2020) - GLAAD, the world's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) media advocacy organization, is condemning the pending vote by the US Senate on the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the US Supreme Court today, a nominee with a history of discrimination and ties to extremist anti-LGBTQ groups. < more
Rep. Jayapal on the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the US Supreme Court
SEATTLE (October 26, 2020) - US Rep. Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and member of the House Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement on the Senate's confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court of the United States:

"The injustice this country witnessed over the l
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Rep. Smith condemns Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court appointment
WASHINGTON, DC (October 26, 2020) - Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA) issued the following statement after the United States Senate voted to confirm Amy Coney Barrett as the newest justice on the Supreme Court:

"Senate Republicans just took the unprecedented action of confirming President Trump's Supreme Court nominee just days before the
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Wall Street thinks Biden will win, and that's fine with them
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Wall Street investors believe Joe Biden will win the presidency - and they're fine with that prospect, according to an analysis by Politico.

The news magazine reports that Wall Street traders "have been piling into bets" on a "blue wave" election, one in which Biden wins the p
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HRC, Fair Fight, and HIT Strategies release research highlighting impact of voter suppression on LGBTQ voters
WASHINGTON, DC (October 29, 2020) - Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) - the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization - alongside Fair Fight and HIT Strategies released research highlighting how COVID-19 has exacerbated voter suppression [of] voters who are LGBTQ and people of color more
Astraea celebrates its 2020 Intersex Grantee Partners
NEW YORK (October 26, 2020) - This Intersex Awareness Day, it is with great pride and excitement we share Astraea's 6th annual cycle of Intersex Human Rights Fund (IHRF) grantee partners! On this day, we recognize the work of the incredible intersex activists and organizations whose advocacy and self-determination have built a powerful global more
HRC announces new resource for Intersex Awareness Day
Intersex Awareness Day [https://interactadvocates.org/intersex-awareness-day/] is observed every year on October 26 and is meant to highlight human rights issues that intersex people face every day. To mark the day, HRC has launched a new resource page [https://www.hrc.org/resources/understanding-the-intersex-community] in collaboration with in more

11th anniversary of Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Hate Crimes Prevention Act
WASHINGTON, DC (October 28, 2020) - The Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Hate Crimes Prevention Act, signed by President Barack Obama 11 years ago this month, was a milestone hate crime law that increased the jurisdiction of the FBI and Department of Justice to investigate bias-motivated violence targeting vulnerable individuals, and added gender- more
HRC on the anniversary of the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act
WASHINGTON, DC (October 28, 2020) - Today marks the 11th anniversary of the historic signing of the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act. After strong advocacy from Judy and Dennis Shepard and the Human Rights Campaign, the legislation was signed into law in 2009 by the Obama-Biden administration within its first year more
November writing activities hosted by the Seattle Public Library
SEATTLE (October 23, 2020) - The Seattle Public Library will offer online open mics, writers groups and workshops, and poetry readings in November. Our mission during this time of distraction, artistic fatigue, and social isolation is to create a regular time and space for writers to write and to meet each other.

Schedule more
Online "Medicare Made Clear" workshops at the Seattle Public Library in November
SEATTLE (October 22, 2020) - New to Medicare? Get answers to your questions about Medicare health care and coverage at the Seattle Public Library's online, two-part "Medicare Made Clear" series in November.

Medicare specialist Jean Cormier of Cormier Insurance will provide an overview of the different parts of Medicare, what ea
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Award winners announced by Friday Harbor Film Festival
FRIDAY HARBOR, WA (October 27, 2020) - As in each of the last seven years, the Friday Harbor Film Festival is delighted to honor filmmakers who have done outstanding work on projects screened during the festival. We are very pleased to present the following awards this year: Local Hero Award, two Laszlo Pal Emerging Filmmaker Awards, and Audie more
KCLS Executive Director Rosenblum and Rep. DelBene inaugurate new contactless library lockers
ISSAQUAH, WA (October 28, 2020) - King County Library System (KCLS) Executive Director Lisa Rosenblum and Rep. Suzan DelBene (WA-01) came together today at the Bothell Library for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to inaugurate KCLS's new library locker system.

The electronic lockers, located at both the Bothell and Covington libraries
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The Craft: Legacy crafts a seductively inclusive spell
by Sara Michelle Fetters - SGN A&E Writer

THE CRAFT: LEGACY
Premium Video-On-Demand (PVOD)


Although it suffers from a few of the same shortcomings as its predecessor, The Craft: Legacy is actually a bit better than 1996's The Craft. This is in large part thanks to the presence of writer/director Z
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Heartbreaking His House a subtly terrifying immigrant song
by Sara Michelle Fetters - SGN A&E Writer

HIS HOUSE
Netflix


His House is not your prototypical haunted house tale. Working from an original story by Felicity Evans and Toby Venables, writer/director Remi Weekes has delivered a powerful and thought-provoking immigration thriller that proves
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Mischievously tense Come Play a frightfully fun surprise
by Sara Michelle Fetters - SGN A&E Writer

COME PLAY
Now playing in movie theaters


Autistic 8-year-old Oliver Sutton (Azhy Robertson) has trouble speaking and utilizes an app on his cell phone to communicate. Virtually friendless, the boy spends much of his time watching SpongeBob SquarePants carto
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