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posted Friday, September 30, 2016 - Volume 44 Issue 40


UW professor, Karen Fredriksen-Goldsen, addresses LGBTQ aging in keynote speech at recent conference
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) older adults experience different challenges to their health and well-being depending on age group, said Karen Fredriksen-Goldsen, expert on aging in minority populations, in a keynote speech at the fifth annual Elder Friendly Futures Conference, September 15-16.

Fredriksen-Goldsen is a University of Washington p
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Broad range of FREE dental, vision and medical services to be offered at giant health clinic
People in need of dental, medical and vision services may receive them free of charge at the largest free health clinic ever organized in the State of Washington, Seattle/King County Clinic, Oct. 27-30, at Seattle Center's KeyArena.

Now in its third year, Seattle/King County Clinic brings together over 100 healthcare organizati
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California requires PrEP education
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a law requiring that people who get tested for HIV also receive education about PrEP.

The new law, known as AB 2640, was co-sponsored by the Los Angeles LGBT Center and AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA). It was intended to ensure that high-
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HIV surge in China: Gay students most at risk
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

In a report released this month, public health authorities in Nanchang, China, warn of a surge in HIV infections, particularly among university students.

Nanchang - formerly known in English as Nanking - is a city of more than five million people in southeastern China. It is h
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Eyman charged with campaign finance violations
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Initiative promoter and Donald Trump supporter Tim Eyman has been charged with multiple violations of Washington state campaign finance laws, state Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced on Sept. 23.

Ferguson filed papers in Thurston County Superior Court, located in Olympia,
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7th Congressional District candidates talk Social Security, Medicare, Obamacare
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Congressional candidates Pramila Jayapal and Brady Walkinshaw talked about Social Security, Medicare, and the Affordable Care Act (ACA, or Obamacare) at a September 24 forum at Seattle's Labor Temple.

Jayapal and Walkinshaw, who are competing for the 7th Congressional District
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Cafe Flora celebrates 25 years October 2-6
Cafe Flora in Madison Valley is turning 25 this October. It began as a pioneer in local farm-to-table vegetarian dining in 1991, working with small farms, before it was common practice among restaurants. Since then they have been recognized nationally for their award-winning, creative vegetarian dishes in Bon Appetit, The Food Network, Vegeta more
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Labor Dept. sues homocon Peter Thiel
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The U.S. Department of Labor announced on Sept. 26 that it is suing Palantir Technologies and its owner, homocon Peter Thiel.

Thiel's company is charged with systematically discriminating against Asian job applicants. As a class-action suit, the Labor Department's action seeks
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Trump to blame for debate disaster, staff says
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Donald Trump's debate performance was a 'disaster' and Trump himself is to blame, his own campaign staff is telling reporters.

While the Trump campaign was publicly touting unscientific online polls saying that its candidate won, a CNN poll taken on debate night had 62% of res
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Ohio school can't bar Trans student from appropriate restroom, federal judge says
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

An Ohio school cannot bar a Transgender student from using gender-appropriate restrooms, a federal judge has ruled.

U.S. District Judge Algenon Marbley ruled Sept. 26 there was 'no evidence' to suggest that allowing Trans girls to use girls' restrooms presented a threat to any
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LGBT voters hate Trump - and he hates us
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

LGBT voters love Hillary Clinton and they hate Donald Trump, a new poll shows. And the feeling is mutual.

An NBC News/Survey Monkey poll conducted in mid-September shows that 72 percent of LGBT respondents would vote for Clinton 'if the election were held today,' while only 20
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ACC moves championship game to Orlando; Equality Florida calls for statewide LGBTQ protections
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Looking at history, you will find, many examples of goodness in response to a tragedy. The outpouring of love, compassion, and sadness after the attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon on September 11, 2001, was shared by all. People from minority communities stated to the media
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Who you callin' fat?

Senator wants Trump 'weigh-in' after Miss Universe comments

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

In the wake of a presidential debate in which Hillary Clinton accused her opponent, Donald Trump, of fat-shaming a Miss Universe winner, U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) suggested weighing Trump.

'The D women Senators have talked & we're concerned about Donald's weight,' McCa
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First gay pride flag launched into space
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Bring up the rainbow Pride flag and you will get mixed reactions. Some say it is time for us to put silly symbols behind us and just exist, as we are, as equals to our fellow citizens. Others say that we need to keep the flag to remind us of where we came from, the struggles we've endu
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Maryland high school adopts gender-neutral homecoming court
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Students at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School in Maryland have adopted a gender-neutral homecoming court, breaking the tradition of electing one boy as 'king' and one girl as 'queen.'

Instead, reported LGBTQ Nation, students in each grade will vote for two individuals fr
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Strict voter ID laws may disenfranchise more than 34,000 Transgender voters in the 2016 November election
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

According to a report by the Williams Institute, eight states' voter ID laws may create substantial barriers to voting and possible disenfranchisement for tens of thousands of Transgender voters this election.

In Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Mississippi, Tennessee, Vir
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