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posted Friday, September 25, 2015 - Volume 43 Issue 39


Sleazeball pharmaceutical exec hikes price of AIDS drug 5,500%
'We needed to turn a profit' he says

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The price of an important AIDS drug will rise 5,500%, from $13.50 to $750 per dose, the drug's manufacturer announced September 20.

Daraprim, the trade name for pyrimethamine, is used to combat protozoal infections usually transmitted through food. Most people can easily fight off the infections even without medicat
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Pope survives White House reception with Gay bishop, radical nun, and Trans activists
Brings up controversial Catholics in address to Congress

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Despite the displeasure of Vatican officials, Pope Francis made the best of a September 23 White House reception that included on the guest list a Gay bishop, a radical nun, and several Transgender activists.

The pontiff survived to address Congress on September 24, and then
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New campaign launched to make Stonewall the nation's first park site dedicated to the LGBTQ community
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

On September 20, in front of the iconic Stonewall Inn, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, U.S. Congressman Jerrold Nadler, the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA), the Human Rights Campaign, state and local elected officials, advocacy groups and community leaders launched a ne
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A new study reveals how Gay men see themselves
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

The LGBTQ community is rarely surveyed on a national level. And when we are, it is almost always about personal safety, bullying, or some other terrible thing. While that information is vital and needed, the truth is, when do we ever get to just talk to each other to find out how we thi
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AAHF: $750 drug that sells for $1 to government agencies underscores need for drug pricing reform
LOS ANGELES (September 24, 2015) - AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the largest global AIDS organization that currently serves over 486,000 patients around the world each year, today denounced the lack of regulation and pharmaceutical industry greed that has led to record drug prices for specialty medications and billions of dollars in prof more
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LGBTQ Meet & Greet with the new superintendent of Seattle Parks and Recreation
On Monday, October 5, from 5:30-7 p.m., the Seattle LGBT Commission is holding a special meeting at Miller Community Center (330 19th Ave. E., in Seattle) with Seattle Parks and Recreation Superintendent Jesús Aguirre to allow the public to share ideas, suggestions, and concerns about Parks and Recreation for LGBTQ children, youth, adults, se more
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The end of local TV?
Corporate media giant wants to gut KING 5

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Tegna - the broadcasting arm of the monster newspaper publisher Gannett Company - wants to make changes at KING 5 TV that could mean the end of local news coverage, KING 5 employees say.

KING 5 workers and the three unions that represent them - SAG-AFTRA for on-air reporters,
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Task Force congratulates the International Imperial Court System on their 50th Anniversary
Celebration to be held in Portland October 23

WASHINGTON, DC (September 18) - The National LGBTQ Task Force is congratulating the International Imperial Court System on their 50th anniversary. The Court System, one of the nation's oldest LGBTQ community service organizations, will be hosting its Golden Jubilee Gala State Dinner at the Sentinel Hotel in Portland, Oregon on October 23 to ce more
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I have Gay friends...and they're all going to burn in Hell, Kim Davis says Anti-Gay clerk may return to jail
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Kim Davis has Gay friends, or so she claims, but she will continue to defy federal court orders not to interfere with deputies who issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples and is ready to go back to jail.

In a September 21 interview with ABC's 'Good Morning America,' Davis
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HRC asks New York Attorney General to investigate pharmaceutical CEO
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Pharmaceutical CEO Martin Shkreli may soon be in even more legal trouble after the HRC asked New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to investigate Shkreli's plan to hike the price of a potentially life-saving drug more than 5,000%.

As reported in this week's SGN, Shkreli rec
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Maryland Trans woman wins compensation for prison abuse
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A Transgender woman inmate in Maryland has won a groundbreaking legal victory giving her compensation for abuse she suffered at the hands of prison guards.

Sandy Brown was held in solitary confinement for 66 days and was regularly ridiculed by guards, who encouraged her to kil
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Tennessee legislators want to nullify marriage equality
by Mike Andrew - SGN A&E Writer

Two Republican lawmakers in Tennessee have filed a bill to nullify the U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage.

The Tennessee Natural Marriage Defense Act was introduced in both the Tennessee State House and Senate on September 17 with Representative Mark Pody and
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USA Rugby and International Gay Rugby sign Memorandum of Understanding to eliminate homophobia in Rugby
BOULDER, Colo. - USA Rugby signed a memorandum of understanding with International Gay Rugby (IGR) Thursday, setting forth a partnership that will see the national governing body for the sport of rugby union in the United States promote a diverse and inclusive environment in all levels of Rugby, working to end homophobia in all areas of t more
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Island of Jersey approves same-sex marriage
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The legislature of the Island of Jersey voted to approve same-sex marriage on September 22.

One of the Channel Islands between England and France, Jersey is legally a Bailiwick of the old Duchy of Normandy, whose Dukes became Kings of England in 1066.

Elizabeth
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AHF to host ribbon-cutting and Grand Opening for new AHF Seattle Healthcare Center on Sept. 30th
AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the largest provider of HIV/AIDS care in the United States, will host a grand opening event on Wednesday, September 30, 5:30-7:30 p.m. (with formal program at 6 p.m.) to celebrate its new AHF Seattle Healthcare Center at 1016 E. Pike St. in the same building as AHF's Out of the Closet thrift store and the AHF more
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