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posted Friday, November 11, 2016 - Volume 44 Issue 46


DISASTER!
What a Trump presidency means for the LGBT community

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

'Fasten your seat belts,' as Bette Davis said, 'it's going to be a bumpy ride.'

While it may take months or years for the full effects of a Trump presidency to be felt by the LGBT community, the prospects look grim.

With Republicans still controlling both houses of Congress and - starting January 20 -
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SILVER LINING: Washington state votes for progress
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Although national election results were grim, voters in Washington state bucked the trend, passing landmark ballot initiatives and electing progressive candidates.

I-1433, which will raise the state minimum wage to $13.50 by 2020 and establish paid sick and safe days, is passing
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Pullman man's car tagged with anti-Gay graffiti
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

A man in Pullman, Washington, says somebody wrote hate speech all over his car Wednesday night, after discovering the vandalism when he woke up Thursday morning.

John Kraus said he woke up at 8:30 a.m. to a call from police. They told Kraus that a passerby had called t
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Reactions to the election
Newly elected congresswoman Pramila Jayapal: 'Like many of you, I woke up this morning feeling shocked and then fearful of what lies ahead for America. But this is not the time to sit down in the face of set backs,' said Jayapal in a statement.

'To the people of the 7th Congressional District and progressive voters across the co
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A special message from our LGBTQ community leaders
November 9, 2016 Despair, sadness, and shock are what so many of us are feeling this morning.

How did our country, even with all its faults, elect a new leader that has campaigned with such total disregard for so many that make up the fabric of our nation? For so many of us who represent the breadth of differences that stre
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Despite big wins, there were lots of tears at the Washington State Democrats' Election Night party at the Westin Seattle Hotel
by MK Scott - SGN Contributing Writer

I was excited to represent the Seattle Gay News at Washington's biggest Election Night party presented by the Washington State Democrats at the Westin Seattle Hotel this past Tuesday evening.

Mingling with thousands of attendees, spread out from the Westin lobby to the fourt
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How did this happen?
by Janice Van Cleve - Special to the SGN

How did this happen? How did this misogynous, racist, ignorant, narcissist buffoon defeat the most experienced presidential candidate ever to campaign for the highest office in the United States? She had way more money, way more credibility, way more intelligence, and way more polls p
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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum presents 'Stolen Legacy: Nazi Theft and the Quest for Justice' at Temple De Hirsch Sinai
Dina Gold, author of Stolen Legacy: Nazi Theft and the Quest for Justice at Krausenstrasse 17/18, Berlin, and Suzanne Brown-Fleming, author of Nazi Persecution and Postwar Repercussions, discuss the ongoing challenges of restitution and the museum's resources

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum presents 'Stolen L
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The Mr. & Miss Gay Seattle Pageant
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

MR. & MISS
GAY SEATTLE PAGEANT
NEIGHBOURS NIGHTCLUB
November 5


More than 50 years ago the title of Miss Gay Seattle began in the Golden Horseshoe (201 Second Avenue in Pioneer Square) and has become one of the oldest active drag titles in
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Title VII covers sexual orientation, federal judge rules
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A federal judge ruled on November 7 that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects employees from discrimination based on their sexual orientation.

Title VII prohibits employers from discriminating against employees on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, a
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Trump on trial

President-elect faces fraud charges, possible ACLU actions

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Donald Trump will go on trial for fraud before his inauguration on January 20.

Trump is facing both federal charges and a New York state action in connection with Trump University, which former students charge was a scam designed to bilk enrollees of thousands of dollars apiec
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Ship of fools: What the new Trump cabinet will look like
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

For someone who ran against 'Washington elites,' Donald Trump seems eager to fill his cabinet with a bevy of recycled Republican insiders.

A leaked memo from Trump's transition team obtained by BuzzFeed News reveals a list of 41 potential cabinet picks, all of them longtime GO
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Trans crisis line gets record number of calls on election night
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A San Francisco-based crisis line for Transgender people reports getting a record number of calls on election night, as it became clear that Donald Trump would win the presidency.

'Calls started to come in around 10 p.m. on election night,' crisis line worker Greta Martela tol
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Gay penguins celebrate 10th anniversary together
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Two same-sex penguins are celebrating their 10th anniversary together. Bremerhaven Zoo officials in Germany say that the affection Dotty and Zee, both male, show to each other has drawn the attention and admiration of many.

According to accounts from the zookeepers at B
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INITIATIVE 735

We need to stop big money to protect LGBTQ rights

Editor:

The Constitution was written to give ALL individuals a voice (one person, one vote), but it has taken women's suffrage, civil rights, and LGBTQ equality to even approach that aspiration. But the 2010 Supreme Court case Citizens United v. FEC has worked against those hard-fought victories by allowing extremely we
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Vatican denies God sent earthquakes to punish Italy for same-sex civil unions
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The Vatican has denied the claim of a right-wing Catholic radio station that God sent the recent earthquakes to Italy as punishment for same-sex civil unions.

Fr. John Cavalcoli - called by some Italian commentators a 'modern Savonarola' - said on Radio Maria that the earthqua
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HIV test in a USB stick
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

British scientists have developed a USB stick that can quickly and accurately measure the amount of HIV is in a patient's blood.

Published in the journal Scientific Reports, results show that the USB stick is highly accurate and can produce a reading in less than 30 minutes. <
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