Sunday, Apr 18, 2021
 
search SGN
SERVING SEATTLE AND THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST FOR OVER 46 YEARS!

click to visit advertiser's website


Javascript DHTML Drop Down Menu Powered by dhtml-menu-builder.com

Last Weeks Edition
   
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
 
 
 




 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

[Valid RSS]

click to go to advertisers website
 

posted Friday, December 18, 2020 - Volume 48 Issue 51

Pete Buttigieg nominated as Secretary of Transportation
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

President-elect Joe Biden has named Pete Buttigieg to be the Secretary of Transportation. The choice was officially announced December 15.

He will be the first out Gay cabinet officer, as well as the youngest ever, at age 38.

LGBTQ organizations were predictably ecstatic over the news. The HRC, for exa
more
Bye-bye, Bill Barr
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Bill Barr, the man who combined a government post as attorney general with a self-appointed position as Donald Trump's personal lawyer, is quitting.

Barr went to the White House December 14 to turn in his letter of resignation.

"As per letter, Bill will be leavin
more
Supreme Court rejects challenge to same-sex parents on birth certificates
by Chris Johnson - Washington Blade

The U.S. Supreme Court, which many predicted would roll back LGBTQ rights with its new 6-3 conservative majority, has turned down a request to hear a case that would have undercut the guarantee of full marriage equality for same-sex couples nationwide.

In its orders list Monday,
more
MARK MY WORDS: The push for LGBT rights continues abroad
by Mark Segal - Philadelphia Gay News

Want to publicly thank the U.S. Embassy in Warsaw Poland who gave me an appreciation of how resilient our government can be and how the foreign service, part of our State Department, continues to fight for women's and LGBT rights even under a Secretary of State as radically right wing as Mi
more
OP-ED OutRight NOW: Celebrating LGBTIQ communities around the world
by Jessica Stern - Executive Director
OutRight Action International

For me, as for many of us, the end of the year tends to come hand in hand with reflection about the past year, and looking forward to what comes next.

It has been a hard year, unlike any other. COVID-19 has left no person unaffected, and
more
Rep. Nicole Macri: Our plan for building community trust, latest COVID-19 resources, and more
December 14, 2020

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

It's been a while since I've had a chance to send you an e-newsletter update. During elections years, legislators adhere to a communications freeze in order to assure Washington's taxpayers that we are not using state resources for campaign purposes. I understand it
more
Durkan Digest: Extending COVID-19 restrictions through the winter holidays
SEATTLE (December 11, 2020) - This week, Gov. Jay Inslee and public health officials made the difficult decision to extend statewide restrictions on social gatherings and businesses through January 4, 2021.

Today, Seattle surpassed 13,000 cases. On November 1, Seattle had 7,000 cases, so nearly 50% of Seattle's cases have been fr
more
HRC reacts to the US surpassing 300,000 COVID-19 deaths
WASHINGTON, DC (December 14, 2020) - Today, as the United States reaches a grim milestone of surpassing 300,000 deaths caused by COVID-19, Human Rights Campaign (HRC) President Alphonso David issued the following statement:

"When the pandemic began, it was the responsibility of our elected leaders to take real action to avoid the
more
KCLS Foundation awarded $66,000 in grants from the KC Office of Equity and Social Justice
ISSAQUAH, WA (December 11, 2020) - The King County Office of Equity and Social Justice awarded the King County Library System Foundation (KCLSF) two grants totaling $66,000: a Digital Equity for Adults with Barriers to Access and Services grant for $46,000 and a COVID-19 Community Response Fund grant for $20,000. The King County Library System more
Urban Libraries Council honors KCLS with 2020 Innovation Award
ISSAQUAH, WA (December 11, 2020) - The Urban Libraries Council named the King County Library System (KCLS) one of 10 Top Innovators today during the virtual 2020 Innovations Celebration. The annual Innovations award program recognizes and raises the visibility of cutting-edge programs, strategies, tools, techniques, and ideas from ULC's member l more
HRC Equality Votes PAC launches GOTV effort to mobilize Equality Voters ahead of the Georgia runoff elections
GEORGIA (December 15, 2020) - Today, the Human Rights Campaign's Equality Votes PAC launched a six-figure digital ad campaign focused on voter education and turning out the vote in Georgia early in person, by mail and on Election Day. The campaign, consisting of new videos and peer-to-peer postcard campaign, is focused on educating voters on e more
Massachusetts' older LGBTQ residents experience higher rates of depression, poverty, and injuries due to falls than their straight, cisgender peers
BOSTON (December 14, 2020) - A new report from the Fenway Institute finds that older LGBTQ adults in the commonwealth report being diagnosed with depression at twice the rate of their straight, cisgender peers, and are twice as likely to fall and be injured in a fall over the past year. It also finds that while older LGBTQ adults are more like more
Trump administration destroys religious freedom protections across ten federal agencies
WASHINGTON, DC (December 14, 2020) - Today, the civil rights organization American Atheists denounced the Trump administration's announcement today [https://bit.ly/2LDaffd] that it would strip nondiscrimination and religious freedom protections for Americans receiving taxpayer-funded services from religious providers. LGBTQ Americans will be p more
Lambda Legal condemns 400-page, nine-agency "monstrosity" of a federal rule change
WASHINGTON, DC (December 14, 2020) - The Trump/Pence administration today released yet another rule change that further expands the ability of federal contractors to inject religion and religious practice into the public sphere. The new rule governs grants provided by nine federal agencies and instructs states and federal contractors that gran more
HRC on newly passed anti-LGBTQ laws in Hungary
WASHINGTON, DC (December 16, 2020) - The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, responded to news today that the Hungarian parliament passed a package of laws on Tuesday including some that specifically target and discriminate against the LGBTQ communi more

HRC on the historic nomination of Pete Buttigieg to be Secretary of Transportation
WASHINGTON, DC (December 15, 2020) - Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, responded to media reports of the historic nomination of Pete Buttigieg as Secretary of Transportation. If officially nominated by President-elect Biden and confirme more
NCLR statement on SCOTUS denial of certiorari in case regarding rights of LGBTQ families to be recognized on children's birth certificates
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, the United States Supreme Court denied a Petition for Certiorari in Box v. Henderson, a case out of Indiana about the state's obligation to recognize same-sex spouses and different-sex spouses equally on their children's birth certificates.

"We are so happy for our clients, and other same-sex parents and t
more
HRC on Supreme Court reaffirming rights for same-sex couples
WASHINGTON, DC (December 14, 2020) - Today, the US Supreme Court denied certiorari in the case Box v. Henderson, which sought to allow Indiana to refuse to place both mothers on their child's birth certificate. The court's denial effectively leaves in place the 7th Circuit decision in favor of the mothers and maintains the court decision Pav more
Nonreligious LGBTQ youth face more discrimination than their cis, straight peers, new study finds
WASHINGTON, DC (December 8, 2020) - Today, the nonreligious advocacy organizations American Atheists and the Secular Student Alliance released "The Tipping Point Generation: America's Nonreligious Youth." The report, which draws on survey responses from nearly 34,000 nonreligious participants ages 18 and above, finds that nonreligious LGBTQ 18 more
New report from Grantmakers In Aging offers recommendations to improve care, increase inclusion for older people living with HIV/AIDS
WASHINGTON, DC (December 8, 2020) - HIV has become an aging issue now that more than half of people living with HIV/AIDS in the US are 50 or older. Thanks to advancements in treatment, people with HIV can now live for decades, but longevity with HIV is relatively new, underexplored, and underresourced, and the HIV/AIDS and aging services network more
Broadway for Georgia releases special "Georgia on My Mind" recording and video in support of Fair Fight
NEW YORK (December 14, 2020) - Producers Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley, alongside Broadway superstar Audra McDonald, director Schele Williams, and Broadway Inspirational Voices' Joseph Joubert and Michael McElroy, announced today that they have released a very special recording and music video of the beloved song "Georgia on My Mind" to mark more
"Set in Motion" public art project now on Metro buses
The Henry is pleased to present "Set in Motion", the museum's first citywide public art exhibition, December 2020 through February 2021. The work of ten artists from the Pacific Northwest and beyond will be presented on public buses throughout the Seattle area.

Participating artists include Marin Burnett, Natalie Dupille, Amir H.
more
NBJC and Cartoon Network launch comic strip celebrating gender diversity 2020 Georgetown Super 8 Film Festival Walking Tour Dec. 12 - Jan. 10
WASHINGTON, DC (December 14, 2020) - The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) is excited to announce the latest installment in its ongoing collaboration with the Cartoon Network. On Monday, December 14, the Cartoon Network released a comic strip highlighting the power and importance of respecting gender identity through the use of gender pr more
HRC statement on MEGA-TV not renewing La Comay
WASHINGTON, DC (December 12, 2020) - In response to the news of the contract of La Comay, a popular show in Puerto Rico show, not being renewed, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) issued the following statement from President Alphonso David:

"Racist, homophobic, and transphobic propaganda has no place on or off screen. For f
more
15 emerging composers and librettists will create works for the Seattle Opera
SEATTLE (December 8, 2020) - The Seattle Opera has announced the inaugural cohort of the Jane Lang Davis Creation Lab, which aims to support a new generation of storytellers in opera. The initiative is open to Washington artists ages 18-30 of all backgrounds - including those without opera experience. The 15 people selected will create sho more
Histrionically unrestrained Prom a gleefully unbearable high school musical
by Sara Michelle Fetters - SGN A&E Writer

THE PROM
Netflix


A rambunctious kaleidoscope of colorful excess, director Ryan Murphy's (Eat Pray Love) adaptation of Broadway hit The Prom is a hyperactive mess that seems to think turning the volume up to 11 is the key ingredient for musical succe
Pandemic drama Songbird an uncomfortable viral outbreak thriller
by Sara Michelle Fetters - SGN A&E Writer

SONGBIRD
PVOD (Apple TV, Prime Video, Google Play, Xfinity, iTunes, etc.)


I do not believe Songbird should exist. Or, more to the point, should exist right now. I get that there are future filmmakers who are going to make thrillers and action movies o
more
Queer Japan a colorfully fascinating LGBTQ travelogue
by Sara Michelle Fetters - SGN A&E Writer

QUEER JAPAN
PVOD (Apple TV, Prime Video, Google Play)


Flipping vicariously between Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto and Okinawa and chronicling several noteworthy subjects, Queer Japan is a leisurely paced documentary travelogue into Japanese LGBTQ culture. Weaving
more


 

Over 15 years of the SGN online HERE!


click to visit advertiser's website

click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
 
 
 
 

gay news feeds gay news readers gay rss gay
http://sgn.org/rss.xml | what is RSS? | Add to Google use Google to set up your RSS feed

Seattle Gay News - SGN
509 10th Ave E
Seattle, WA 98102

Phone 206-324-4297
Fax 206-322-7188

email: sgn2@sgn.org
website suggestions: web@sgn.org

copyright - Seattle Gay News 2020


The SGN - Seattle Gay News is one of the largest Gay Lesbian LGBT LGBTQ newspapers in the world.

Based in Seattle USA it is also the 3rd oldest Gay Newspaper Lesbian Newspaper LGBT News Paper in the USA United States.

The SGN has a Gay USA International news archive of over 15 years

An American LGBT Newspaper - Proudly serving Seattle USA and the Pacific Northwest for over 45 years

The SGN is the number 1 LGBTQ Lesbian Gay newspaper and source on-line of International and American Lesbian News in the United States USA

A complete and comprehensive source for gay news USA United States

A top Alternative News source for the United States USA