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posted Friday, May 5, 2017 - Volume 45 Issue 18


FESTIVAL OF RESISTANCE

Thousands march on May Day while churches promise sanctuary for immigrants and City Council Trump-proofs Seattle

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Thousands of people marched from Judkins Park to Seattle Center on May 1, while church leaders met at St. Mark's Cathedral to relaunch the Sanctuary Movement. And at City Hall, the Seattle City Council voted unanimously to pass a city income tax by July 10.

Union workers and immigrants joined in a long march - large
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House passes Trumpcare bill

It could be deadly for LGBT Americans

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

By a narrow 217-213 vote, the House passed the so-called American Health Care Act (AHCA, or Trumpcare) on May 4.

House Speaker Paul Ryan teamed up with Donald Trump to coerce Republicans to vote for the measure, even though most had not yet read the bill and it had not yet bee
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Bizarre developments in Ed Murray case

Lawyer posts King County Jail selfie with new accuser

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

In a bizarre new development in the allegations against Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, the lawyer for the man suing Murray brought forward a new accuser.

Attorney Lincoln Beauregard filed a court document on May 3, alleging that Maurice Levon Jones also had sex with Murray when Jone
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Lawyer for man accusing Ed Murray fined for 'flagrant disregard' of legal norms

Lincoln Beauregard must pay $5K, judge says

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Lincoln Beauregard, attorney for the man accusing Seattle Mayor Ed Murray of paying him for sex when he was underage, is guilty of 'flagrant disregard for established legal norms' and must pay a $5,000 fine.

The judgment was handed down May 4 by King County Superior Court Judg
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MARK MY WORDS: Coming to terms with Marsha P. Johnson
by Mark Segal - Philadelphia Gay News

A couple of years ago, the author and director of the Academy Award-nominated 'How To Survive a Plague,' David France, contacted me for his next project. We chatted a few times and then he arrived at my door with a complete film crew and research staff. He was going to spend the day film
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Victory for workers:

State minimum wage law is constitutional, judge rules

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A Kittitas County Superior Court judge ruled on April 28 that I-1433, raising the state minimum wage to $13.50 an hour by 2020, is constitutional.

The cities of Seattle and SeaTac have established their own $15 per hour minimum wage laws by ordinance. I-1433 sets the minimum wag
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IN MEMORIAM

Local queer rights pioneer Tamara Turner

March 27, 1940 - March 22, 2017

Tamara A. Turner passed away on March 22, 2017 in Seattle, after a long battle with leukemia.

Growing up in Seattle, she graduated from Roosevelt High School. She earned a BA in history and a master's degree from the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Washington.

Tamara worke
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University Lutheran Church culminates their year-long 100th Anniversary Celebration with a special worship service on Sunday May 7
University Lutheran Church in Seattle culminates their year-long 100th Anniversary Celebration with a special worship service on Sunday, May 7th beginning at 9:30am. We are pleased to welcome Bishop Kirby Unti to our pulpit that day, and we anticipate raising the rafters with special music as well. All are welcome to join us for this festive s more
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POZSeattle celebrates 18th anniversary in Seattle
Come celebrate with us!!

Please join POZSeattle in celebrating our 18th anniversary in Seattle, at a 'face-to-face' social networking group for HIV positive men and their friends.

The festivities will take place Wednesday, May 10th from 6-8:15pm at the Cuff Complex (13th & Pine). Meet us in the downstairs bar
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ROOTS to host community forum on LGBTQ homeless youth on May 10
Greetings,

My name is Jordan Beaudry, and I am the Volunteer Services Manager at ROOTS Young Adult Shelter. ROOTS is the state's largest young adult homeless shelter; we serve 45 guests, ages 18-25, each night. Many of our guests are members of the LGBTQ community, and we're planning an event on May 10th to highlight th
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Lambda Legal sues Mississippi funeral home for refusing to transport and cremate body of Gay man
After learning Robert Huskey was married to a man, the funeral home refused to accept his body, devastating Huskey's husband and family

Picayune, MS - On Tuesday, May 2, Lambda Legal announced it has joined a lawsuit against a Picayune, MS funeral home for refusing to provide any service for Robert Huskey after his death
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You can sue Kim Davis
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Remember Kim Davis? Well, now you can sue her if she denied you a marriage license.

Davis was the county clerk in Rowan County, Kentucky, who refused to issue marriage licenses for same-sex couples even after the US Supreme Court ruling in Obergefell v. Davis that legalized Le
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Scientists use gene editing to snip out HIV DNA

Possible cure for HIV?

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Researchers at Temple University announced on May 1 that they had successfully used a gene-editing technique to snip out HIV DNA from the genetic code of lab mice.

Their finding, published in the journal Molecular Therapy, may indicate a path toward a cure for HIV infections.
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Congressional Democrats reintroduce LGBT Equality Act
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Congressional Democrats reintroduced the Equality Act with a May 2 press conference in the US Capitol.

The bill, first introduced in 2015, would add protections for sexual orientation and gender identity to US civil rights laws, and bar discrimination against LGBT people in em
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Equality Act reintroduced in Congress with unprecedented corporate support
240 members of Congress and more than 90 corporations back bipartisan legislation adding protections for LGBTQ people to federal civil rights laws

Equality Act introduced as nearly two-thirds of LGBTQ Americans report experiencing discrimination
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's l
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Trump executive order targets reproductive choice, separation of church and state

No OK for anti-LGBT discrimination

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

An executive order signed by Donald Trump on May 4 will make it easier for churches to get involved in politics and for employers to deny reproductive health coverage to their employees, but it does not include language explicitly endorsing discrimination against LGBT Americans.

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Alabama's anti-LGBTQ adoption law H.B. 24 signed into law
On Wednesday, May 3, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, expressed deep concern over Gov. Kay Ivey signing into law Alabama's patently anti-LGBTQ bill H.B. 24.

The bill, deceptively titled the 'Child Placing Agency Inclusion Act
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Weekly Pets
Meet Wheezy, a 14-year-old white and grey cat! Wheezy is a friendly girl that draws you in with her sweet face and beautiful blue eyes. She enjoys receiving pets and making small talk. Wheezy is ready to meet her new best friends and family today at Seattle Humane. Come sweep them off their paws and into your home today  you'll be more
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