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posted Friday, August 26, 2016 - Volume 44 Issue 35


Clinton landslide?
New poll may show trend

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

'We are starting to hear the faint rumblings of a Hillary Clinton landslide as her 10-point lead is further proof that Donald Trump is in a downward spiral as the clock ticks,' said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll, as he released a new survey on August 25.

The good news for Clinton is
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California legislature passes new all-gender restroom bill
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

California's legislature has passed what is being described as 'the most inclusive restroom access law in the US.'

AB 1732 passed the California Senate on August 22, after having passed the state's Assembly in January.

The bill requires that single-occupancy re
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Rights for Transgender students blocked by federal court
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A federal district judge ruled on August 21 that the Obama administration may not enforce its directive that Transgender students should use restrooms corresponding to their gender identities.

US District Judge Reed O'Connor said that the administration's order usurped local con
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Trump donates $100k to Tony Perkins' church
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

According to CNN, Donald Trump has donated $100,000 to Greenwell Springs Baptist Church, currently pastored by Family Research Council boss Tony Perkins.

The donation could be a violation of election finance rules, since Perkins previously provided services to Trump's election
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Families to celebrate Justice Mary Yu
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Washington State Supreme Court Justice Mary Yu will join couples she married and families where she presided over an adoption for a group photo on Sunday, August 28, at 11 a.m., at the Seattle Center International Fountain.

According to Sarah Toce, publisher of The Seat
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Pride ASIA presents Dim Sum Dialogues: Geisha of a Different Kind
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Pride ASIA, the organization of volunteers that produces the annual Pride ASIA event in Hing Hay Park in Seattle's Chinatown/International District, in conjunction with The Seattle Public Library, presented a Dim Sum Dialogues book reading with C. Winter Han, author of Geisha of a Differ
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Texas sues feds to block Trans health coverage under Obamacare
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Only two days after persuading a federal judge to bar Transgender students from gender-appropriate restrooms, Texas was back in court with a lawsuit to deny Trans people access to medical care.

Texas, four other states, and several faith-based medical groups filed the suit on Au
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Man who threw boiling water on Gay couple gets 40 years in prison
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Every night, all across the world, millions of LGBTQ people fall asleep next to a loved one. This could be their significant other, someone they are dating, their child, or even a friend. We feel good, as humans, when we are close to those we love; especially when we sleep. Why? Some
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Trans artist sues Chicago for sex discrimination

Targets city law against exposing breasts in bars

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A Transgender performance artist is suing the City of Chicago and its mayor, Rahm Emanuel, for sex discrimination because a city ordinance prohibits only women from exposing their breasts in venues with liquor licenses.

Bea Sullivan-Knoff charges that the law 'reinforces ar
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Americans still tied to gender stereotypes, new study shows
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Americans are still tied to old-fashioned gender stereotypes - even when they try to describe the dynamics of same-sex couples - a new study shows.

The study, titled 'Making Money, Doing Gender, or Being Essentialist? Partner Characteristics and Americans' Attitudes Toward Hou
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'Cocks not Glocks' protest hits University of Texas Largest anti-gun rally in Texas history
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Thousands of University of Texas (UT) students strapped on dildos and paraded around the university's Austin campus on August 24 to protest a new state law allowing concealed-carry handguns on university campuses.

UT student Jessica Jin started organizing the massive protest -
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HRC Foundation and Whitman-Walker Health release comprehensive transgender sexual health guide
First-of-its-kind resource provides life-saving and affirming information for transgender and gender expansive people and their partners

WASHINGTON DC - [On Tuesday, August 23,] the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ)
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Four Gay men killed by ISIS, including two members
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

The terrifying trend continues in ISIS controlled territory as four men accused of homosexuality and sodomy were executed Saturday, August 20, in Mosul, a northern Iraq city.

Similar to previous executions, the men were pushed off a shuttered central Mosul office buildi
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Irish Catholic seminary to monitor social media apps in wake of Grindr scandal
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Roman Catholic seminary officials at St Patrick's College in Maynooth, Ireland, will now monitor their students' social media apps to make sure none of them are on Grindr.

The seminary was ordered to review its social media policy after three seminarians were expelled earlier th
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Generations with Pride launches classes for LGBTQ older adults in Seattle
Sign up for fall classes for LGBTQ people age 50 and older sponsored by Generations with Pride in partnership with Lifelong Recreation, Seattle Parks and Recreation.

Registration is now open for the following classes:

o Nutrition for Life - Thursdays, October 13th and 27th and November 10th from 1-3 pm more
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