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posted Friday, January 6, 2017 - Volume 45 Issue 01


Tough words from Democratic Senate leader Chuck Schumer:

We'll fight Trump 'tooth and nail'

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

In his first speech as Democratic leader in the US Senate, Chuck Schumer promised not to 'be a rubber stamp' for Donald Trump.

Schumer was chosen by his Democratic colleagues to succeed outgoing leader Harry Reid, who did not run for re-election. Reid had been Democratic leader since 2005.

In a 20-
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Womxn's March on Seattle in support of equity and social justice to be held Jan. 21
The Womxn's March on Seattle, in conjunction with the Women's March on Washington (DC), will take place on January 21 at 10am. The starting point will be in the International District and concludes at Seattle Center. There will be companion marches in Bellingham, Olympia, Spokane and Whidbey Island.



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Six arrested in NAACP sit-in in Jeff Sessions' office
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Six people - including NAACP President Cornell William Brooks - were arrested in a January 3 sit-in at the Mobile, Alabama, office of Sen. Jeff Sessions.

The NAACP called the demonstration to protest Sessions' nomination as attorney general in the soon-to-be Trump administrati
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Orlando soccer stadium dedicates 49 rainbow-colored seats to Pulse victims
by Albert Rodriguez - SGN A&E Writer

When the Orlando City SC Lions play its first soccer match this season in a brand new stadium, some fans will sit in specially designed seats that honor the victims of last year's Pulse Nightclub tragedy. 49 of the 25,500 seats at Orlando City Stadium, which broke ground in 2014 and cost a
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Lesbian author Sarah Schulman at Seattle Central Library on Jan. 17
by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore - Special to the SGN

SARAH SCHULMAN
CONFLICT IS NOT ABUSE:
OVERSTATING HARM,
COMMUNITY RESPONSIBILITY,
AND THE DUTY TO REPAIR
IN CONVERSATION WITH
MATTILDA BERNSTEIN SYCAMORE
SEATTLE CENTRAL LIBRARY
January 17


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SGN exclusive interview:

Daniel Dawes, author of 150 Years of Obamacare: The History and Future of the Affordable Care Act

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Daniel Dawes, an attorney and medical school administrator, has been in the middle of the fight for a national health care policy for many years.

On Sunday, January 8, Dawes will visit Seattle to introduce his new book, 150 Years of Obamacare: The History and Future of the Aff
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Gates Foundation to invest in 'PrEP pump'

Tiny device could hold a year's supply of meds

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will invest up to $140 million in what is being described as a 'PrEP pump.'

The tiny device is designed to be implanted in patients and deliver a steady supply of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) meds over a 6- or 12-month period. A similar
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Sen. Patty Murray denounces GOP plans to gut health care system
On January 4, US Sen. Patty Murray of Washington joined Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, and fellow Democrats for a press conference to discuss Republican attempts to dismantle Medicare and Medicaid, as well as the Affordable Care Act.

At the press event, Sen. Murray made the following
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Pramila Jayapal sworn into the 115th Congress
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Representative Pramila Jayapal was sworn in to the 115th Congress, representing Washington's seventh district.

Representative Jayapal is the first Indian American woman in the U.S. House of Representatives. She is also the first person of color in the state's Democratic delegation, and the first woman to
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36th annual GSBA Business & Humanitarian Awards Dinner awardees announced
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

The 36th annual Greater Seattle Business Association (GSBA) Business & Humanitarian Awards Dinner, 'Building Bridges,' is scheduled for February 16, at the Seattle Waterfront Marriott (2100 Alaskan Way). At the dinner, the GSBA honors businesses and business leaders who are successful,
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Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce director welcomes 2017
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Seattle's Capitol Hill, the city's neighborhood with the most LGBTQ community services, nightlife locations, and nonprofit organizations in one area, has had some growing pains over the past few years. Not only has the cost of living (particularly rent) skyrocketed but the influx of ne
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All-gender restrooms to come to Cal Anderson Park this year
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Seattle Parks and Recreation officials will oversee the construction of all-gender, all-ability restrooms at Cal Anderson Park on Capitol Hill. The project, they say, will be a model for the implementation of such restrooms throughout Seattle parks.

The plans to redo th
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Weekly Pets
BONNIE

Introducing Bonnie, a 2-year-old German Shepherd with a heart of gold! Bonnie is a well mannered lady and oh-so lovely! She is an active girl who would love a running and hiking partner to keep her days busy. But after a walk, Bonnie absolutely loves leaning against your leg and giving sweet affection. Meet Bonnie today
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Gender Justice League and partners hosts name and gender marker change legal clinic
Gender Justice League in partnership with Q-Law Legal Foundation, Teller and Associates, U.T.O.P.I.A., and King County Bar Association will be holding a name and gender marker change legal clinic on January 15 prior to the presidential inauguration. The clinic is in response to requests by hundreds of Transgender community members who have exp more
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Federal judge blocks Obamacare nondiscrimination protections

Trans healthcare and reproductive choice at stake

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A federal judge in Texas has blocked enforcement of the Affordable Care Act (ACA, or Obamacare) nondiscrimination provisions that protect Transgender health care and reproductive choice.

Only 24 hours before the regulations would go into effect, on December 31, US District Jud
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New York issues first-in-nation Intersex birth certificate
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The state of New York has issued what is apparently the first birth certificate in the country to include 'Intersex' as a gender designation.

The certificate was issued to 55-year-old Sara Kelly Keenan at her request.

Keenan was born with XY chromosomes - but w
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We don't condone Milo, but we will give him $250K, Simon & Schuster says
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Responding to outrage over its $250,000 book deal with Gay neo-fascist Milo Yiannopoulos, publishing giant Simon & Schuster issued a defensive non-apology on December 30.

'We do not and never have condoned discrimination or hate speech in any form,' the company said.
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Allied spies plotted to 'feminize' Hitler, secret files show
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Allied spies plotted to dose Adolf Hitler with estrogen, hoping to feminize him, newly declassified files reveal.

Cardiff University Professor Brian Ford came across the files while doing research for his book Secret Weapons: Technology, Science, and the Race to Win World Wa
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