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posted Friday, March 26, 2021 - Volume 40 Issue 13


EXCLUSIVE: Interview with Dr. Anthony Fauci on Conquering AIDS, COVID battle & the opioid epidemic

Renee Raketty, field producer, in cooperation with the SGN and Unite Seattle Magazine, sits down with Dr. Anthony Fauci for a sweeping interview on a range of topics READ RENEE'S INTERVIEW HERE
Dr. Rachel Levine confirmed by Senate
by A.V. Eichenbaum - SGN Associate Editor

In a historic vote Wednesday, March 25th, the US Senate confirmed Dr. Rachel Levine to be the Assistant Health Secretary of the US Dept of Health and Human Services. Levine is the first openly Transgender federal official in the history of the United States, and many see her confirmation as a glimpse at brighter days ahead.
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Unsung story: An interview with Aaron Bear, director of Yes I Am: The Ric Weiland Story
by Gregg Shapiro - Special to the SGN

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the term "unsung hero" was tossed around a lot, as average yet extraordinary people struggled to find alternative means of survival because the government failed to protect them.

To a whole generation of gay men, this experience had an eerily
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Atlanta shootings leave LGBTQ AAPI community reeling
by Michael K. Lavers - Washington Blade

ATLANTA (March 20, 2021) - The shootings at three Atlanta-area spas and massage parlors on March 16 have left members of the LGBTQ Asian American and Pacific Islander community deeply shaken and angry.

A gunman killed eight people when he opened fire at Young's Asian M
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Take action against anti-Asian hate
To the editor:

The tragic incidents that took place last week in Atlanta are another example of the terrible increase in hate crimes perpetrated against Asian American communities. The GSBA stands in solidarity against the racism, hatred, and violence that resulted in the March 16 murder of eight people, including six As
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Jesse's Journal: Davide Durrell McGonigle: Song Stylist and Demisexual
by Jesse Monteagudo - SGN Contributing Writer

A song stylist is a singer with a distinctive or original style. Fort Lauderdale's own Davide [pronounced Dah-ví-day] Durrell McGonigle has expressed his love for the art for decades, having done commercials, theater, television, film, and even some nude modeling. "I am an enterta
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Making monsters of the innocent
by Janice Athill - SGN Contributing Writer

If you consider that one person on death row has been proven innocent for every nine people executed in the US, it becomes easy to see the alarming rate at which innocent people have been sentenced to death. People have a habit of viewing all death row inmates as less than human - and
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Is a Gay Captain America supposed to inspire me?
by A.V. Eichenbaum - SGN Associate Editor

America's a melting pot.

If you work hard and believe in the American Dream, you'll make it places.

That's what the after-school specials told us. That's what we've heard echo in classrooms for generations. So how could it be wrong?

Mayb
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Opinion: The art of the double standard
Texas school district book ban highlights who's really canceling the culture

by Maggie Bloodstone - SGN Contributing Writer

"What about the children?!"

Without a doubt, that's the most clichéd and least sincere phrase that could fall from the lips of any right-leaning "culture warrior"
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Seattle Pride awards $2K to support Swedish Medical Center's 4th annual LGBTQI+ Health Symposium
SEATTLE (March 22, 2021) - The LGBTQIA+ community experiences more barriers to healthcare than non-LGBTQIA+ individuals. With 15% of LGBTQIA+ Americans reporting postponing or avoiding medical treatment due to discrimination, there is work to be done to make accessing equitable and quality healthcare possible.

Seattle Pride has
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New poll: majority of Republicans support marriage equality
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A majority of Republicans now support same-sex marriage, according to a new poll from the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI).

The poll, released March 23, shows that 51% of Republicans, 72% of independents, and 75% of Democrats agree with marriage equality.

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Evanston, Ill., becomes first American city to launch reparations program for Black residents
by Joe Jurado - The Root

(March 23, 2021) - A small, Illinois suburb has finally done the thing that America has kept hand-wringing about since the end of slavery: reparations.

The Washington Post reports that on Monday night, the Evanston City Council voted 8-1 in favor of a resolution to launch the first phase
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Gay Fort Lauderdale mayor criticized for honoring anti-LGBTQ church
by Lou Chibbaro Jr. - Washington Blade

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. (March 17, 2021) - Attorney and longtime LGBTQ rights advocate Dean Trantalis, who is serving as the first openly gay mayor of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., came under criticism by LGBTQ activists this week for backing and signing a proclamation approved by the Fort Lauderd
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Intrigue at the Vatican: Catholic 'sources' say Pope wants to distance himself from paper on same-sex couples
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Pope Francis wants to distance himself from the Vatican paper - supposedly issued with his approval - barring Catholic priests from blessing same-sex couples.

According to America magazine, published by the powerful Jesuit order, the Pope's March 21 sermon was a critique of the Va
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Cops stopped a Trans woman because she didn't make eye contact, then they beat her up
by Daniel Villarreal - LGBTQ Nation

SYDNEY, Australia (March 21, 2021) - A 61-year-old constable named Mark Follington is on trial for allegedly falsifying records connected to his violent May 2019 arrest of 25-year-old transgender woman Anya Bradford.

Follington recently admitted in court that he suspected
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Seattle Opera films Flight on location among historic, vintage aircrafts
Streaming April 23-25, 2021 for $35
seattleopera.org/flight

SEATTLE (March 23, 2021) - Picture yourself at the airport: the excited rush of people coming and going. The roar of planes taking off. Familiar sights of suitcases, pilots, people lining up, and - the enchanting sounds of opera?!

In Sea
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Pacific Northwest Ballet to debut two more world premieres in fourth program of all-digital season
SEATTLE (March 22, 2021) - Pandemic protocols have not stopped the Pacific Northwest Ballet from producing new dance works, and an international internet audience has responded, with ticket-buyers tuning in from all 50 states and 36 countries.

Following the fall premieres from choreographers Jessica Lang and Penny Saunders, the com
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Seattle Symphony announces 2021-22 season masterworks
SEATTLE - Seattle Symphony Music Director Thomas Dausgaard and President and CEO Krishna Thiagarajan [have] announced a return to live concerts for the 2021-22 season. The new season brings spectacular Opening Night, Masterworks, and Untuxed series concerts to Benaroya Hall; season programming for additional series will be announced this spr more
Banned from California: Jim Foshee: Persecution, Redemption, Liberation&and the Gay Civil Rights Movement
by Lynn Childs - Special to the SGN

ROBERT C. STEELE
BANNED FROM CALIFORNIA: JIM FOSHEE: PERSECUTION, REDEMPTION,
LIBERATION&AND THE GAY CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT
Wentworth-Schwartz
$25.95 hardcover/$15.95 paperback (also on Kindle)
376 pages


Banned from California is the
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Women in White Coats: How the First Women Doctors Changed the World of Medicine
by Terri Schlichenmeyer - Special to the SGN

OLIVIA CAMPBELL
WOMEN IN WHITE COATS: HOW THE FIRST WOMEN DOCTORS CHANGED THE WORLD OF MEDICINE
Park Row Books
$27.99/$34.99 Canada
368 pages


Nobody'd better ever tell you that you can't.

It's like instructing you
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Last Call: A True Story of Love, Lust, and Murder in Queer New York
by Terri Schlichenmeyer - Special to the SGN

ELON GREEN
LAST CALL: A TRUE STORY OF LOVE, LUST, AND MURDER IN QUEER NEW YORK
Celadon Books
$27.00/$36.50 Canada
257 pages


There's time for one last round.

One for the road, as they say. A tip for the barkeep, a fin
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