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posted Friday, February 26, 2016 - Volume 44 Issue 09


Dire prediction by CDC: Half of Gay black men will get HIV
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Half of all Gay black men in the United States will be diagnosed with HIV in their lifetime, according to a new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The dire new warning was presented at the 2016 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections and is based diagnoses and death rates
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Louis Chen pleads guilty to murder
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

King County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Satterberg announced Thursday that Louis Chen has pled guilty to the 2011 slaying of his partner and their toddler son inside a First Hill condo.

According to Satterberg's office, 'The defendant, Louis C. Chen, pled guilty to charges
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Oregon leads the national minimum wage fight

Washington state supporters have launched initiative campaign

by Victor Hawthorne - SGN Contributing Writer

Last week, Democratic majorities in Oregon's House and Senate passed a bill that increases the state's minimum wage for all workers to the highest in the country.

Senate Bill 1532 now heads to Democratic Governor Kate Brown, who said in a statement that she will si
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Murray says 23rd Ave businesses will get mitigation funds
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. That is the moral of the story for the small business owners, all of whom are minorities, along construction ravaged 23rd Avenue and their fight to receive mitigation funds from the City, essentially saving them from financial ruin.
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OP-ED Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus

 

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Crowded race in the 7th Congressional District
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Candidates are lined up eight deep for the chance to succeed veteran congressman Jim McDermott in the Seattle-area 7th Congressional District. McDermott is retiring after serving in Congress since 1989.

The 7th Congressional District includes Seattle north of Madison Street, W
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Transgender people in the workplace
by Elayne Wylie - Gender Justice League

Transgender people in Washington State are facing the biggest battle our community has seen in a long time. While there are protections for transgender people to use public accommodations already on the books, and despite the fact that the state Human Rights Commission has offered up ru
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Othello Village Tiny Houses Volunteer Work Party in Seattle's Rainier Valley on Sunday, February 28
The Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI) is hosting an all day volunteer work party on Sunday, February 28, from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. to set up the new Othello Village encampment at 7544 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way S. in Seattle's Rainier Valley. Be part of the movement to eliminate homelessness in Seattle! Join a team of volunteers to set up the Ot more
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Victory! Lambda Legal applauds demise of discriminatory bill in South Dakota
'[House Bill 1107] would have put the personal religious beliefs of some over the basic civil rights of others. It should be a relief for all South Dakotans that this awful bill is behind them.'

PIERRE, SOUTH DAKOTA - House Bill 1107, a dangerously far-reaching religious refusal bill that would have allowed individual
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Evangelical bigwigs prepare to desert Ted Cruz
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

According to the conservative journal National Review, evangelical leaders are preparing to desert Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz for his rival Marco Rubio.

Once considered Cruz's bedrock of support, a secret group of national evangelical leaders calling themselves,
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Stranger than fiction: Alabama lawyer alleges mental anguish, sues Supreme Court justices who voted for marriage equality
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Alabama lawyer Austin Burdick has filed a federal lawsuit against the five U.S. Supreme Court justices who voted for marriage equality in Obergefell v. Hodges.

In his suit, Burdick alleges the justices are guilty of breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, and violating the
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Harry Reid wins Nevada for Hillary

Campaigns trade charges of dirty tricks

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

U.S. Sen. Harry Reid helped Hillary Clinton win a narrow victory in his home state of Nevada, according to political insiders quoted by Amy Chozick in the New York Times.

Pre-caucus polling had showed Clinton and her rival Bernie Sanders running neck and neck in a state where
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California work safety officials vote down condom use in the porn industry
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Cal/OSHA, the California agency charged with enforcing workplace safety rules, has voted not to require porn actors to use condoms.

The agency was considering a 21-page set of safety standards that included the condom provision at its February 18 meeting, but only three membe
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Conversion therapy targeted in federal consumer fraud complaint
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) and the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) filed a historic consumer fraud complaint on February 24, targeting so-called 'conversion therapy.'

In their complaint to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the NCLR and SPLC charge that
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'COME FUND THEM' community fundraiser to be held at CC Attle's Saturday, February 20

An Open Letter to the Community:

For those that are unaware, Marcus Dollarhide's husband, Jeffery Pryor, had a major stroke on January 15th and has a very long road to recovery ahead off him. On Monday, February
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Enzyme 'scissors' can cut HIV out of DNA sequence, study says
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A laboratory-engineered enzyme can cut HIV out of patients' DNA sequences, a new study says.

The research by German scientists, published in Nature Biotechnology, may show how to cure HIV infections.

Currently, HIV patients can suppress the virus using antiretrov
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