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posted Friday, August 14, 2015 - Volume 43 Issue 33


SPD seeks person of interest in last week's fire at Neighbours
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

On Friday, August 7, around 11:15 a.m. in broad daylight, a man seen in footage taken by Neighbours Nightclub security cameras walks into the alcove where the famed back alley entrance to Seattle's largest Gay dance club is, and nearly three minutes later walks back out. Smoke can then be seen coming out of the alcove and it
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Homelessness continues to plague LGBTQ community in Seattle; youth in particular
Finding solutions and how you can help

by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Living on the streets is not easy. It is sick with danger. You can't trust anyone and you learn that really quickly. You also learn that there is a network, made up by other youth, that exists, and in some cases (that is, if you are accepted as being a part of it), that network can b
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Louisiana KKK flyers feature anti-Gay threats
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Ku Klux Klan flyers distributed in St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, combine anti-Gay hate speech with the Klan's more typical racist appeals, according to TV news reports from the scene.

'Stop Aids: Support Gay Bashing,' one flier distributed in Mandeville, Louisiana, said. 'Hom
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Mexican Supreme Court strikes down same-sex couple adoption ban
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The Mexican Supreme Court ruled on August 11 that a law in the state of Campeche barring same-sex couples from adopting children is unconstitutional. The vote was 9-1.

Presiding judge Luis Maria Aguilar Morales said they were looking after the interests of children, according
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Stonewall has unfortunately been made into a Hollywood movie; fiction trumping fact
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Like many of you, when I heard that the Stonewall Riots, considered by many to be the start of the modern LGBTQ equality movement, was going to have its day on the big screen - as a legit Hollywood movie instead of a low-budget film school project - I was pleased. I mean, look at what
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All-gender restrooms are on the way
Mayor to sign bill August 14

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray announced he would sign a new all-gender restroom ordinance on August 14. The legislation was passed unanimously by the City Council on August 10.

The new ordinance applies both to City-owned buildings and parks, and to privately-owned businesses that pro
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IF YOU WORK, READ THIS:
New website to track Seattle labor law enforcement

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and the City's newly created Office of Labor Standards (OLS) have announced new website updates that will allow the public to track enforcement of Seattle's minimum wage, paid sick leave, wage theft, and job assistance ordinances.

The new online dashboa
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Lesbian and Gay legislators get high marks from unions
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Washington's Lesbian and Gay state legislators got high marks from the state's labor unions in a summary of the 2015 legislative sessions just released by the Washington State Labor Council (WSLC).

All four Lesbian and Gay House members - Laurie Jinkins (D-27), Joan McBride (D
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Conservative Republican introduces Florida LGBT rights bill
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Florida state Representative Holly Raschein is a Republican and a Southern Baptist, but she is also the prime sponsor of a bill to extend civil rights protections to LGBT Floridians.

Her Florida Competitive Workforce Act would add sexual orientation and gender identity and exp
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You must marry same-sex couples, ethics panel tells Ohio judges
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Ohio judges must marry same-sex couples, the ethics panel of the state's Supreme Court ruled on August 10. If they refuse to do so - even if their refusal is based on personal religious beliefs - they will be in violation of their oaths of office and Ohio ethics codes, the panel said.
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Norwegian government proposes sweeping new Transgender law
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The government of Norway has proposed new legislation that will allow Transgender residents to change their gender markers by simple self-declaration. Even children as young as seven will be covered by the measure, Reuters news service reports.

If passed, Norway will join onl
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