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posted Friday, June 10, 2016 - Volume 44 Issue 24


A fighter for equality gets her due
Rep. Suzan DelBene to receive Seattle Women's Pride Crusader Award

by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

The organizers of Seattle Women's Pride have announced that U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene (WA-1) will receive the Seattle Women's Pride Crusader Award at their third annual gala on Saturday, June 18.

The Crusader Award honors a high-ranking official who utilizes their power for positive change in the lives of the u
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Trump 'surprised' people think he's an asshole
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Republican presidential nominee-in-all-but-name Donald Trump told Time magazine he's 'surprised' that fellow Republicans criticized him for his race-baiting attack on Judge Gonzalo Curiel.

Curiel, a federal district judge since 2012, is hearing a lawsuit against Trump and hi
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Federal judge forbids Alabama from enforcing marriage ban
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

US District Judge Callie Granade, who struck down Alabama's ban on same-sex marriage back in January 2015, has issued a new injunction forbidding the state from enforcing its old laws limiting marriage to opposite-sex couples.

In her June 8 ruling, Granade specifically cited n
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More Pride than Seattle can handle?
Capitol Hill festival denied permit for 2nd day - but it might just happen anyway

by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

How much Pride is too much Pride? The City of Seattle, in particular the Office of Economic Development, recently found itself having to ponder an answer to that question when the organizers of the Capitol Hill Pride Festival requested permits to expand their annual Saturday street fai
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Country Doctor gets $1.2 million for dental clinic
City of Seattle funds healthcare facilities

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Country Doctor Community Health Centers will get $1.2 million from the City of Seattle to open a new dental clinic at its Capitol Hill facility.

Once open, the clinic will provide 'low-barrier dental care to Medicaid recipients and lower-income individuals,' the City said in a
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Trans teen heroine to headline Pride ASIA

Popular free event returns to Hing Hay Park for 5th year

by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Mark your calendars! The fifth annual Pride ASIA event will take place Sunday, June 19, from noon to 4 p.m. at Hing Hay Park in Seattle's International District.

Founded in 2012, Pride ASIA's mission is to celebrate, empower, and nurture the multicultural diversity of the
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County Council recognizes LGBTQ Pride Month

Recognizing accomplishments and continuing challenges to equality

The Metropolitan King County Council today declared June LGBTQ Pride Month, celebrating the accomplishments and history of the region's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer communities while acknowledging the challenges to their full participation in society.

"In 2011, for the first time ever, the Council declared
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Free health clinic seeks volunteers
by Deborah Daoust - Courtesy Seattle Center

Seattle/King County Clinic returns to KeyArena at Seattle Center on Oct. 27-30, with an ambitious goal of providing over $3.5 million in free dental, vision, and medical services to people in need. To realize this target, the Clinic seeks health care professionals and general suppor
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Olympia Pride marks 26th year
Courtesy Capital City Pride

'Solidarity Through Pride' is the theme of this year's Olympia Parade and Festival, the 26th annual event hosted by Capital City Pride and scheduled for Friday through Sunday, June 17-19. The celebration is family-friendly, free, and open to the public.

Here is a brief schedule of ev
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Brooklyn bishop tried to bribe me, NY lawmaker charges

Bishop asked her to quit supporting victims of child abuse

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The Roman Catholic bishop of Brooklyn tried to bribe a New York state assemblywoman, according to a sensational story in the New York Daily News on June 7.

Assemblywoman Margaret Markey says Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio offered her $5,000 if she would drop her advocacy on behalf of
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New tenant protections passed in Seattle

'Carl Haglund Law' will block rent increases in buildings deemed unsafe

by Dana Robinson Slote
Courtesy Seattle City Council

In a unanimous vote, the Seattle City Council adopted legislation June 6 that prohibits rent increases on properties with housing code violations. Dubbed the 'Carl Haglund Law' after a Seattle landlord with a history of tenant complaints, the measure was sponsored by C
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Intel chief defends rights of Transgender community
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Following the lead of U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper weighed in on the national debate about Transgender bathroom access June 8, becoming the latest high-level government official to voice support for the community.

C
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Virginia school board will take Trans case to SCOTUS
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The Gloucester County, Va., school board has asked the US Supreme Court to review a ruling by the 4th Circuit that a Transgender high school student may use restrooms appropriate for his gender identity.

On June 7, lawyers for the school board filed a document with the 4th Cir
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Ending Trans discrimination in the workplace

New guide helps employers do the right thing

Courtesy National LGBTQ Task Force

The National LGBTQ Task Force and the District of Columbia Office of Human Rights have published a first-of-its-kind resource to help eliminate workplace discrimination against Transgender and gender nonconforming people.

The guide, titled 'Valuing Transgender Applicants and Empl
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Seattle Pride is an expression of our Constitutional rights
Editor:
I was rather surprised, as a civil libertarian, that your lengthy article on the Seattle Pride controversy did not contain a single mention of 'free speech,' or 'the First Amendment.' Pride parades and other celebrations began - and continue - as manifestations of our Constitutional rights to express ourselves and to pe
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Cyndi Lauper joins HB2 fightback
Singer meets with LGBTQ youth in NC, performs benefit concert

by Stephen Peters and Ben Graumann - Courtesy of the Human Rights Campaign

Award-winning singer, songwriter, actress, and LGBTQ equality advocate Cyndi Lauper met with LGBTQ youth on June 4 at the LGBT Center of Raleigh, North Carolina, to learn more about their lives, the challenges they face, and the damaging impact of HB2,
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GOP congressman wants to ban Trans people from DC toilets
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Republican congressman Steve King of Iowa has introduced legislation to ban Transgender people from toilets in the US Capitol and a number of other DC buildings.

King submitted the measure as an amendment to a spending bill providing money for the day-to-day operations of Cong
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Trans TV producer charges Airbnb discrimination
No legal remedies available

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

TV producer Shadi Petosky was turned down by an Airbnb host because she is Transgender, she charged in a June 5 tweet.

Calling herself 'Accidental Transsexual Travel Activist,' Petoksy wrote on Twitter that 'I was denied @Airbnb because I disclosed I'm trans. Airbnb did nothing.
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Melbourne wins Gay Rugby World Championship in Nashville
by Thomas Hormby - Nashville Ruggers
Special to the SGN

The Melbourne Chargers have won the 2016 Bingham Cup, held in Nashville from May 26-29, 2016. The Bingham Cup is the world championship of Gay rugby and is one of the largest Rugby Union tournaments in the world.

The Mark Kendall Bingham Mem
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