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posted Friday, November 13, 2020 - Volume 48 Issue 46

Victory! Biden pledges support to LGBTQ community
by Mark Segal - Philadelphia Gay News

This Q & A with former Vice President and now President-elect Joe Biden begins with [a conversation about] a meeting in 2012 in the Vice President's office in the White House. A group of us met to find a way to fund an LGBT senior affordable living facility. That building is the John C. Anderson LGBT-Friendly Apartments, now a h
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Mazel tov, America
by Evan Wolfson - Freedom to Marry

My friends -

With hope that you are well and staying safe despite these surreal and difficult times, I write once again to share with you my thoughts after another important US election. The American people have spoken.

Congratulations, President-elect J
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Lawyers busy, Trump MIA
Trump lawyers file lawsuits while president hides out

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Donald Trump's lawyers have filed more than a dozen lawsuits challenging his loss in the 2020 presidential election. Meanwhile, Trump himself has gone into hiding at his Florida estate.

The latest sui
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Welcome, Tom Orr!
Seattle Gay News is delighted to welcome Tom Orr to the SGN staff. Tom will be sharing his creative talents with us and our readers in the coming weeks and months ahead.

"DONALD TRUMP!"

to the tune of "Be Our Guest!"
from Disney's Beauty and The Beast
music by Alan Menken
original ly
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Gay City celebrates Transgender Awareness Week (Nov. 13-19) and observes Trans Day of Remembrance (Nov. 20) with art
This year in celebration of Transgender Awareness Week, Nov. 13-19, and in observation of Trans Day of Remembrance on Nov. 20, Gay City: Seattle's LGBTQ Center wants to amplify artwork by trans & gender diverse community members.

What is Transgender Awareness Week?
Transgender Awareness Week is a week (November 13-
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Ingersoll Gender Center celebrates Trans Awareness Week (Nov. 14-Nov. 19)
Did you know Saturday (November 14) is the first day of Trans Awareness Week? We're excited to announce a week of events focused on advocacy, connection and celebration! Check out the below events for details and info on how to RSVP!

Kickoff Brunch
Saturday, November 14 | 11am -1pm PST

Join us this Saturda
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"Transection!" premiering Nov. 15 features collaboration between LGBTQ+ and allied musicians and visual artists
Little Grey Cat presents "Transection!" on November 15th at 7pm. "Transection!" is a live-streamed event where musicians and visual artists of LGBTQ+ and allied identities come together to promote collaboration among the Seattle art and music scenes. This year, "Transection!" features music by Claire Michelle and Jack Mozie, paintings by Tristen more
Generations Celebration to be held virtually Wednesday, Nov. 18, 4-5pm
[EDITOR'S NOTE: In last week's edition of the SGN we inadvertently published the wrong day for this event. It's Wednesday, Nov. 18, NOT Monday.]

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
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GLAAD on the projected election of Joe Biden as President
NEW YORK (November 7, 2020) - GLAAD, the world's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) media advocacy organization, [has responded] to the election of Joe Biden for President, defeating Donald Trump in both the Electoral College and popular vote.

President-elect Biden won the most votes of any president
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MMAA on the election victory of Joe Biden
WASHINGTON, DC (November 7, 2020) - Today, the Modern Military Association of America (MMAA) released the following statement following Joe Biden's victory in the 2020 presidential election:

"As the nation's largest nonpartisan, nonprofit organization for the LGBTQ military and veteran community, we look forward to working with
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NMAC on the election results
WASHINGTON, DC (November 7, 2020) - NMAC has released the following statement from Executive Director Paul Kawata on the 2020 election results:

"NMAC congratulates President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris. We are pleased that that the new administration is committed to not only an aggressive approach t
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GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders on the election of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris
BOSTON (November 7, 2020) - With the results of the presidential election announced today, we now know that millions of Americans across the country have come together to say no more to carelessness, cruelty, and dishonesty.

The election of Joe Biden and the historic election of Kamala Harris, the first woman, first Black woman
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Lambda Legal congratulates Biden and Harris, warns of continued legal battles
NEW YORK (November 7, 2020) - Lambda Legal CEO Kevin Jennings today issued the following statement about the election of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as president and vice-president of the United States:

"The results of the election are clear, with clear majorities in both the popular vote and the Electoral College for the Bide
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HRC charts bold path for equality under Biden administration
WASHINGTON DC (November 11, 2020) - Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) - the nation's largest lesbian, gay, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization - released the Blueprint for Positive Change 2020, an important brief that includes 85 individual policy recommendations, reaching across the federal government, aimed at bett more
OutRight Action International on the US election outcome
NEW YORK (November 7, 2020) - OutRight welcomes the announcement of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as the president- and vice president-elect. The outcome of this election has far-reaching implications for LGBTIQ people globally.

For 30 years, OutRight has fought to promote the human rights of LGBTIQ people internationally. Sixty
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National AIDS Memorial to launch 50-state AIDS Memorial Quilt virtual exhibition in conjunction with World AIDS Day
SAN FRANCISCO (October 9, 2020) - The National AIDS Memorial is announcing a virtual exhibition of the AIDS Memorial Quilt (the Quilt) that will feature more than 10,000 quilt panels representing all 50 state and US territories. The memorial is inviting interested panel makers, individuals, businesses, and nonprofit organizations to be part of more
World AIDS Day service planned by United Methodist Global AIDS Committee
NASHVILLE, TN (November 9, 2020) - The United Methodist Global AIDS Committee (UMGAC) has announced plans for a special service to commemorate World AIDS Day on Tuesday, December 1, 2020, at 1:00 PM CT. The worship service - held virtually - will be free and available to all online at facebook.com/UMCglobalaidsfund and umc.org/en/content/worl more
Man killed during Capitol Hill election celebrations identified
Police call for public's help in investigation

by Justin Carder - Capitol Hill Seattle blog

[EDITOR'S NOTE: This article was first published on the Capitol Hill Seattle blog on November 9, 2020.]

The man shot and killed in the street on Capitol Hill in the midst of weekend Biden-Ha
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ROOTS Young Adult Shelter moving to new home in U-District; hosts forum for community to learn more on Nov. 19
ROOTS Young Adult Shelter, an emergency shelter for young adults facing homelessness, and long-time resident of the University District, gets a new home! Join us on Thursday, November 19, 2020, at 6:00 p.m. via Zoom RSVPing on EventBrite

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/roots-new-home-community-forum-tickets-126888592195

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Victory in the 28th LD: T'wina Nobles unseats anti-choice incumbent Steve O'Ban
(November 10, 2020) - After a tight race, Tacoma Urban League CEO T'wina Nobles is now the 28th Legislative District's senator-elect. Nobles' victory over anti-choice incumbent Sen. Steve O'Ban marks a huge win for reproductive freedom and flips a critical seat in the Washington State Senate. Nobles' vision to improve healthcare access and to more
CALL FOR ARTISTS SUBMISSIONS
Take Heart, You Are Not Alone

Summary:
Women of the World seeks art for Gender Based Violence in support of the "Global 16 days of Activism" in support of ending gender-based violence. The artwork will be featured as a preview representing 16 days from November 25-December 10, 2020 as a virtual experience and a pre-cur
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Fate of ACA in the balance: SCOTUS hears arguments
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The US Supreme Court heard arguments November 10 in California v. Texas, yet another case seeking to overturn the Affordable Care Act (ACA, or Obamacare). The ACA has already survived two challenges at the Supreme Court.

Should the law finally be struck down by the high court,
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LGBTQ Victory Institute calls for LGBTQ presidential cabinet appointee, to provide transition team with list of qualified LGBTQ leaders
WASHINGTON, DC (November 9, 2020) - Today the LGBTQ Victory Institute called on President-elect Joe Biden to appoint at least one out LGBTQ person to a Senate-confirmed cabinet position and said it will provide the transition team with a list of qualified LGBTQ leaders ready to serve. Never in American history has an out LGBTQ person been conf
Sen. Murray says partisan GOP Senate Labor, Health, Education and Human Services bill is "written as though the virus surging through our communities doesn't exist"
WASHINGTON, DC (November 10, 2020) - Today US Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) issued the following statement rejecting a partisan Republican Senate Labor, Health, and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies appropriations bill that dramatically underfunds public health infrastructure, child care, education, and more as our country faces a sur
Gory Freaky a heartfelt body-swap tale of teenage terror
by Sara Michelle Fetters - SGN A&E Writer

FREAKY
Now playing (in theaters)


Body-swap horror-comedy Freaky is a lot of fun. It also isn't anywhere near as consistently delightful as either of co-writer and director Christopher Landon's Happy Death Day films were. There is a moderate level of inc




 

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