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posted Friday, November 6, 2020 - Volume 48 Issue 45

Election 2020: Lawyers replace campaign staff as count goes on
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Democratic and Republican campaign staffers are handing off to their respective parties' lawyers as vote counting continues in a tight presidential race.

Early on election night, it became clear that the 2020 election would not be the "blue wave" many Democrats were expecting. As even the most dedicated Democratic par
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Record number of LGBTQ voters - Many LGBTQ candidates elected
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

LGBTQ voters turned out in record numbers for this year's election, according to a survey released by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC).

The National Election Pool exit poll conducted by Edison Research shows that self-identified LGBTQ voters accounted for 7% of the total electorate
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Fulton v. City of Philadelphia - upreme Court hears case that could undermine protections for LGBTQ and minority faith communities
WASHINGTON, DC (November 4, 2020) - The Supreme Court today held arguments in Fulton v. City of Philadelphia, a case involving a taxpayer-funded agency seeking a ruling that could allow private agencies that receive taxpayer-funding to provide government services - such as foster care providers, food banks, homeless shelters, and more - to den more
Cal Anderson Park Alliance letter to Seattle Parks & Recreation Superintendent Jesús Aguirre
[EDITOR'S NOTE: The following letter was sent to Seattle Parks & Recreation Superintendent Jesús Aguirre on Monday, October 12, 2020. The Seattle Gay News reprints the letter here in full to let readers know about the ongoing conversation about reopening and restoring Cal Anderson Park.]

Seattle Parks & Recreation Sup
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Washington state election results: good but not great for Dems
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

In contrast to more easterly states, Washington state was called for Joe Biden almost as soon as the polls closed.

As the SGN goes to press, Biden has won almost 61% of the total statewide vote, largely on the strength of heavy Democratic turnout in the six I-5 corridor counties.
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US House LGBTQ caucus swells to nine members, increases members of color
WASHINGTON, DC (November 4, 2020) - Tonight, the House LGBTQ Caucus grew to its largest size in history with the victories of Human Rights Campaign (HRC)-endorsed candidates Ritchie Torres and Mondaire Jones. Crucially, the LGBTQ Caucus has grown to nine members, significantly increasing its representation of people of color, a key priority of more
NY Gov. Cuomo appoints commission to oversee creation of Justice Ginsburg statue
WASHINGTON, DC (October 15, 2020) - Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo today appointed 23 members to a new commission that will oversee the creation of a statue honoring the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The commission includes members of Justice Ginsburg's family, close friends, esteemed colleagues, and other leaders. The commission will provide recomm more
HRC on the death of Angel Unique
WASHINGTON, DC (November 2, 2020) - The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) has tragically learned of the death of Angel Unique, whom some reports identify as Angel Haynes, a 25-year-old Black transgender woman who was killed in Memphis, Tenn., on October 25. Her death is believed to be at least the 34th violent death of a transgender or gender-noncon more
HRC on the Supreme Court's oral arguments in Fulton v. City of Philadelphia
WASHINGTON, DC (November 4, 2020) - Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, released the following statement ahead of the Supreme Court's oral arguments in Fulton v. City of Philadelphia, a case that considers whether taxpayer-funded foster c more
Generations Celebration to be held virtually Monday, Nov. 18, 4-5pm
This year's Generations Celebration event, presented by the University of Washington's AgePride HealthyGen Center and the National LGBTQ+ Health and Longevity Center, will be held virtually on Monday, November 18, from 4-5pm (PST) to solidify our common ground in the context of a global pandemic. The free event celebrates advances in health and more
WA Wine Industry Foundation offers thousands for scholarships
CASHMERE, WA (November 3, 2020) - The Washington Wine Industry Foundation will offer more than $30,000 in scholarships this year for students studying viticulture, enology, or any related disciplines. Applications are due by May 31, 2021.

The scholarships include:

" Foundation Fund Scholarship: These scholarships
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Durkan Digest: With COVID-19 cases surging in King County, celebrate holidays safely
SEATTLE (October 30, 2020) - Our region was home to the first COVID-19 outbreak in our nation eight months ago. We have led the nation to have the some of the lowest rates of COVID-19 of every major city, but we knew this virus could make a resurgence in our community and communities across the country this fall and winter.

Ou
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National AIDS Memorial to honor Anthony Fauci and David Ho on World AIDS Day for their leadership on the frontlines of the AIDS and COVID-19 pandemics
SAN FRANCISCO (October 22, 2020) - The National AIDS Memorial will bring together powerful voices from the AIDS and COVID-19 pandemics on World AIDS Day, December 1, 2020, for an inspiring discussion about health justice, social activism, remembrance, and hope.

"World AIDS Day 2020 - A National Conversation" will spotlight the
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Annual GLAAD Accelerating Acceptance Study: majority of Americans believe LGBTQ people have federal protections from discrimination in areas of life in which they do not
NEW YORK (October 29, 2020) - GLAAD, the world's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) media advocacy organization, today announced the findings of its sixth annual Accelerating Acceptance Study, a national survey among US adults conducted using a sample sourced by Cint. The study measures American attitudes towards, more
CenterPeace hosts 5th annual conference for LGBTQIA Christians
by Tim Peter - Special to the SGN

Approximately 400 people attended a three-day online conference October 22-24 sponsored by CenterPeace, an organization based in Dallas, Texas, for LGBTQIA Christians. CenterPeace is a non-profit that helps churches and families learn a more Christ-like response to LGBTQ+ individuals. It was fou
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Lambda Legal sues Trump administration over ban on speech about systemic racism, sexism, and implicit bias
SAN FRANCISCO (November 3, 2020) - Lambda Legal last night filed a federal lawsuit challenging the Trump administration's recent executive order that prohibits federal contractors and grantees from conducting workplace diversity trainings or engaging in grant-funded work that explicitly acknowledges and confronts the existence of structural ra more
Inequality a major mental health risk for LGBT people in rural Scotland; COVID-19 is making it worse
(October 21, 2020) - A new report from the LGBTI social policy charity Equality Network highlights the true experience of minority stress and heightened poor mental health for LGBT people living in rural Scotland. Some of the experiences [...] make for somber reading:

"There will be some who won't have the resilience I did; the
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Prestigious Swedish award honors the National Nordic Museum in Seattle
SEATTLE (October 26, 2020) - The National Nordic Museum's executive director and CEO Eric Nelson was awarded the Hazelius Medal in Gold on October 24 during a virtual ceremony broadcast from Sweden. The medal is awarded by the Nordiska Museet in Stockholm each year to individuals who have made significant contributions to Swedish cultural herita more
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Earth Pearl Collective presents Sovereign Festival 2020 [Online]

FULL FESTIVAL GUIDE
Friday, Nov. 13 - Sunday, Nov. 15
Sovereign Festival 2020 [Online]


Earth Pearl Collective presents Sovereign Festival 2020, a festival focusing on queer Black women film artists and directors, Nov.
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Black & Indigenous People's Virtual Dance Festival at freshly reopened Pier 62
SEATTLE (November 3, 2020) - If you could sum up 2020 with a dance, what would it be? An amazing selection of artists and cultural groups shares their answers to the question of our times, on Thursday, Nov. 12, at 6 p.m., at "Reflections," a virtual dance festival. This online event celebrates Indigenous and Black performing arts and culture. more
Seattle Public Library presents fifth anniversary of "Legendary Children" performances on Nov. 21
SEATTLE (October 28, 2020) - The Seattle Public Library will host a virtual edition of "Legendary Children," an evening of representation, dance, empowerment, art and social justice that celebrates queer and transgender people of color from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 21.

"Legendary Children" will have live performanc
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Robert M. Minkoff collection gifted to Museum of Glass
TACOMA (October 14, 2020) - The Museum of Glass (MOG), a premier contemporary art museum dedicated to glass and glassmaking, has received a seminal collection of artwork showcasing the development of glass as a studio and contemporary art medium from the Robert M. Minkoff Foundation. With the addition of Robert Minkoff's personal collection of more







 

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