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posted Friday, April 21, 2017 - Volume 45 Issue 16


Murray accuser reveals his identity, many unanswered questions remain
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The plaintiff in a sex abuse lawsuit against Seattle Mayor Ed Murray - identified only as DH in the original court documents - revealed his identity in an April 18 court filing, but many unanswered questions remain in the case.

The man is Delvonn Heckard, and he said in a letter released by his attorneys that he 'ex
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Rainbow Railroad asks Canada for emergency visas to evacuate Chechen Gays
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Rainbow Railroad, a Canadian human rights group, has asked the Canadian government to issue emergency visas to Chechen Gays so they can flee their country.

More than 100 Gay men have reportedly been arrested and tortured by Chechen police in the past month, and the government
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Suddenly it's a race:
Mike McGinn and Cary Moon challenge Ed Murray for mayor

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A month ago, it looked like Seattle Mayor Ed Murray was strolling toward re-election in November. Now, in the wake of allegations that Murray paid for sex with a teenage boy 30 years ago, it looks like a race.

On April 18 Murray's 2013 opponent, Mike McGinn, jumped into the race
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OutRight calls on Exxon, BP, and Shell to stand up for persecuted Gay men in Chechnya
OutRight Action International is calling on British Petroleum, Exxon Mobil, and Royal Dutch Shell to take a stand against the kidnapping, detention, torture, and murder of Gay men in Chechnya. All three companies have considerable investment and partnerships with state-owned oil and gas companies in Russia, with ventures worth hundreds of bill more
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People's Academy for Community Engagement now accepting applications
PEOPLE'S ACADEMY FOR
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
APPLICATION DEADLINE
FOR SPRING QUARTER - May 8
CLASSES BEGIN - May 27


Seattle Department of Neighborhoods is accepting applications to the People's Academy for Community Engagement (PACE), its civic leadership development program for the next wa
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Council and Mayor Murray seek volunteers to serve on new Seattle Renters' Commission

Commission to advise on City policies of interest to renters?

Mayor Ed Murray and the Seattle City Council are seeking community members to serve on the Seattle Renters' Commission (SRC). Established by ordinance in March, the SRC will advise the City on policies and issues of interest to renters citywide.

The Commission is composed of 15 members - six are appointed by the City Council, s
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SGN EXCLUSIVE: Ted Allen talks 'Queer Eye,' food and Dining Out for Life!
by MK Scott - SGN Contributing Writer

DINING OUT FOR LIFE
April 27


The 26th Annual Dining Out For LifeĀ® hosted by SubaruĀ® is a restaurant-based event with a truly scrumptious call to action: Dine at one of the 3,000 participating restaurants in more than 60 cities across North America on Thursd
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Trial starts in discrimination suit against U of Iowa

Lesbian former employee charges anti-LGBT bias

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The trial in a lawsuit charging the University of Iowa with discriminating against a Lesbian associate athletic director started April 18 with both sides presenting opening arguments to the jury.

Jane Meyer claims she was transferred out of the athletics department and ultimat
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Lambda Legal sues Puerto Rico for anti-transgender birth certificate policy
San Juan, Puerto Rico - On April 6 Lambda Legal today filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of four transgender Puerto Ricans and the LGBT rights organization Puerto Rico Para Tod@s to compel the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico to allow transgender individuals to correct the gender marker on their birth certificates.

'Puerto Rico categ
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Scientists find HIV reservoirs in macrophages

Discovery may make HIV cure more difficult

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Scientists at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine have made a discovery that could make curing HIV infection more difficult.

In a report published in Nature Medicine, researchers said they had discovered viral reservoirs in macrophages. Previously, scientists h
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Weekly Pets
Meet Nevada, a 3-year-old soft black male kitty! With his sweet and reserved personality, Nevada will need an adopter who understands that it may take him time to warm up. He came to Seattle Humane after having been through a rough start and would love to learn the warmth of new loving best friends and family. He's currently cozied up in the more
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Roy Moore still a loser, Alabama special court rules
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A special court of distinguished retired judges has upheld a judgment removing former state Chief Justice Roy Moore from office.

The April 19 decision confirms the September 2016 ruling that stripped the controversial Moore of his post after he advised Alabama judges not to c
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Lambda Legal files federal lawsuit in Idaho against anti-transgender birth certificate policy
Boise, ID - On April 18 Lambda Legal filed a federal lawsuit challenging the State of Idaho's refusal to allow transgender people to correct the gender on their birth certificates.

'Unlike nearly every other state in America, Idaho currently enforces a categorical ban against transgender people changing the gender on their birth
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SPLC sues pro-Trump neo-Nazi
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) filed a federal lawsuit April 18 against Andrew Anglin, managing editor of the neo-Nazi Daily Stormer website.

The site at one time advertised itself as 'America's #1 most trusted Republican news source' and ran photos of Donald Trump and
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Thank you, Ms. Van Cleve Editor:

A big thank you to Ms. Van Cleve for her letter in regards to the allegations against Mayor Murray and a big disappointment in regards to the main media for so quickly printing negative accusations against people who lives and careers can so easily be destroyed.

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Iranian Railroad for Queer Refugees reports police raid in Esfahan, Iran
[On April 14] around 8:30 pm, Esfahan's police raided a private party in Bahadoran, the Garden region of Esfahan, Iran. After firing several gunshots, they arrested more than 30 men apparently between the ages of 16 and 30 for being homosexual.

IRQR received several reports in last the few days and was able to confirm that police
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