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posted Friday, May 2 2014 - Volume 42 Issue 18


Human Rights Campaign (HRC) announces Deep South campaign - 'Project One America' to work on LGBT equality in Mississippi, Alabama, and Arkansas.
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) has announced a new three-year campaign to promote LGBT equality and push for new legal protections in three Deep South states: Alabama, Arkansas, and Mississippi.

'This substantial and lasting initiative - with a three-year budget of $8.5 million and a dedicated staff of 20 - is the
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Federal guidelines issued to protect Transgender students - Title IX further outlines guidelines to protect all LGBT students
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The federal government has issued new guidelines to protect Transgender students from sexual violence in schools.

In a guidance document issued April 29, the Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights (OCR) makes clear for the first time that Trans students are protected
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'We have a deal' on minimum wage, Murray says
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray announced a breakthrough in negotiations to raise Seattle's minimum wage to $15 per hour at a press conference on May 1.

'Seattle workers are getting a raise,' Murray said. 'Throughout this process, I've had two goals: to get Seattle's low-wage workers
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Will Republicans back early education?
by Senator Patty Murray - Special to the SGN

APRIL 22, 2014 - Before I ever gave much thought to running for political office, I taught preschool in a small community in my home state of Washington. I remember the first day with new students would always start the same way.

Some kids would not know how to hold
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Governor Inslee makes a terrific appointment to the Washington State Supreme Court
by Judge Anne Levinson (ret.) - Special to the SGN

In appointing Judge Mary Yu, Governor Inslee could not have made a better choice to fill the vacancy on our state's highest court. Judge Yu is an accomplished and first-rate trial judge with a deep record of service both on and off the bench.

Judge Yu would a
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United Church of Christ sues North Carolina over marriage - First Amendment challenge to marriage bans
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The United Church of Christ and a group of other clergy and same-sex couples have filed a federal lawsuit challenging North Carolina's ban on same-sex marriage.

The lawsuit, filed on April 28, makes a novel argument. Instead of claiming that North Carolina's ban on Gay and Les
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Sixth Circuit says no fast track for Michigan marriage case
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has turned down Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette's motion for an en banc hearing of his appeal in his state's same-sex marriage case.

An en banc hearing is one before the full Circuit Court, as opposed to the usual practice of an initi
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U.S. marks decade of same-sex couples marrying as Freedom to Marry celebrates 10th anniversary
'And we don't want a 15th anniversary,' says Evan Wolfson

NEW YORK - Ten years ago Massachusetts became the first state in America where same-sex couples could share in the freedom to marry. Since then, 16 other states and Washington, D.C. have followed, resulting in 40% of Americans who now live in a state with the freedom t
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Low cholesterol may help HIV-positive men resist the disease, new study says
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Cholesterol in immune cells may be what allows the HIV virus to spread in the body, and therefore HIV-positive people with low cholesterol in their immune cells can withstand the virus for years.

That is the conclusion of a study published April 30 in mBio, the Journal of the Am
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Why we need legalization now
by James Stansberry - Special to the SGN

First, I must say I did not start out to be an advocate for medical cannabis. Sure, I wanted it legalized, and did some signing of petitions when the matter was being debated in Olympia, shortly after I moved from Chicago to Seattle in the mid-nineties. No, I was happier being clean an
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INSIGHTS AND PERSPECTIVES: Love and fear - two horns on the same goat
by Michael Raitt, MA LMHC - SGN Contributing Writer

What happens in a relationship when we love someone so much that we start to find ourselves acting crazy? How can it feel so difficult at times, when it is supposed to feel so good? We text endlessly when we don't get a response. We want to know everything the other is doi
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'Keep the Faith, Baby!'
by Sugie - SGN Contributing Writer

The title of this song can be attributed to the late Adam Clayton Powell. He uttered this in the sixties and was thus censured for it by the U.S. Senate. I am trying to tell you all that it is important to have faith in oneself when the storms of man and words rage all around you. I can't he
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Northern Ireland parliament blocks marriage bill - Amnesty International threatens legal action
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

For the third time in 18 months, Northern Ireland's parliament - know as Stormont - has blocked a bill to legalize same-sex marriage. Northern Ireland is part of the United Kingdom, but it is internally self-governing, and therefore not bound by British law, which already allows Gay and Lesbi
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'REVEALING QUEER' - LGBT HISTORY AT MOHAI
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Seattle's Museum of History and Industry (860 Terry Ave. N. in South Lake Union) presents 'Revealing Queer,' a landmark exhibit on the history of the Puget Sound region's LGBTQ community. Admission: $14 general; $12-student/senior/military/teacher; children under 14 free when accompanied by an adult.
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Spain most accepting country for Gays Pew Research says
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Spain is the most accepting country for Gays, according to a survey by Pew Research Center, and the French say that pretty much any conduct is OK with them.

The Pew Global Views on Morality poll asked people in 40 countries what they thought about extramarital affairs, gambling
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A tale of two saints: Pope Francis splits the difference
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Pope Francis canonized two of his predecessors on April 27 - one who began modernization of the tradition-bound Catholic Church, and one who brought that process to a halt.

'We declare and define Blessed John XXIII and John Paul II to be saints and we enroll them among the sai
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