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posted Friday, May 26, 2017 - Volume 45 Issue 21


Mayor Ed Murray and Generations Aging with Pride host 'Aging the LGBTQ Way' June 3
LGBTQ community members are invited to participate in 'Aging the LGBTQ Way' on Saturday, June 3, at Seattle City Hall. The forum starts at 10am (arrive at 9:30am to visit the resource fair). Hear Mayor Ed Murray and community leaders. Learn what the Aging with Pride: National Health, Aging, Sexuality and Gender Study can tell us about Seattle. Consider the intersections between sexua more
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Seattle to host sister march for Washington DC National Pride March June 11
On Sunday, June 11, the LGBTQ community and allies around the United States will march in solidarity for the dignity, freedom, equality, and love of all people regardless of gender, orientation, race, ability, religion, immigration status or economic circumstance.

A coalition of Seattle-based LGBTQ organizations has taken the lea
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Rev. Troy Perry, founder of LGBTQ denomination, first American to receive Cuba's CENESEX award
Rev. Troy Perry, founder of the Metropolitan Community Churches (MCC), is the first American citizen given Cuba's CENESEX award. The 10th Cuban Gala Against Homophobia at the Karl Marx Theater in Havana 12 May 2017 was the setting where close to 5,000 people gathered to honor Rev. Perry, including the US, French, and Swiss ambassadors as well as more
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Think twice before you support I-1552, religious leaders tell their colleagues
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Nine prominent religious leaders in Washington state have issued an open letter to their colleagues, asking them to think twice before supporting I-1552, the anti-Transgender initiative being circulated for signatures.

The letter, dated May 23, is a rebuttal to a recent appe
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Dismiss the lawsuit, Ed Murray's attorneys ask court
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Attorneys for Seattle Mayor Ed Murray asked a court to dismiss a lawsuit charging that he paid an underage boy for sex in the mid-1980s.

The suit, filed by local attorney Lincoln Beauregard on behalf of Delvonn Heckard, alleges that Murray paid for sex with Heckard up to 50 ti
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Pride Foundation awards $438,000 in scholarships to 108 student leaders
On Wednesday, May 24, Pride Foundation announced scholarships to 108 students from Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington totaling $438,000 - the largest total award in the organization's history.

Pride Foundation is the largest source of scholarships to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) students in
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Gay City Arts, Season 5: RESISTANCE!

September 2017 through May 2018

Gay City Arts now accepting applications until June 7 at 5pm

In these frightening times, many of us find ourselves under attack - because we are trans or nonbinary, and laws are being written about where we are allowed; because we are LGBTQ and shamed for how we love and experience desire; because we live with disabilities and our bodies refuse to submit to the demands of capitalism; because we are blac more
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'Family 2.0: An Asian Pacific Islander LGBTQ Gathering' a huge success!
by Sarah E. Baker - Seattle JACL President

The concept for Family was originally started by the Seattle Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) in 2014. As the second national organization to support marriage equality (after the ACLU), the JACL has always been a strong advocate and ally of the LGBTQIA+ community. The Seattle J
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AGING WITH PRIDE

NATIONAL HEALTH, AGING AND SEXUALITY/GENDER STUDY

Welcome

Thank you for your genuine commitment to Aging with Pride: National Health, Aging, and Sexuality/Gender Study. We are nearly finished collecting surveys for the third year of Aging with Pride and have achieved an incredible 94% response rate.

The new information offers important insights about how
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Capitol Hill Clean Sweep June 4
Kick off Pride Month on June 4, at Cal Anderson Park (1635 11th Ave. at E. Howell St.) 10am-1:30pm, by helping to clean the streets and public spaces of Capitol Hill. We feed you (well, Starbucks, Sizzle Pie, Nuflours, and a few other local businesses feed you...), give you a free stylish t-shirt, and you give a nice polish to Capitol Hill in pr more
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Burien Pride launches first annual Burien Pride Festival June 3
Burien Pride is excited to announce the first annual Burien Pride Festival on June 3 from 10am-10pm. The LGBTQ+ event is open to all ages and everyone is welcome.

Burien Pride was an idea born out of necessity when community members decided it was time to stop complaining about various ailments (homelessness, theft, crime) in B
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Pride of Ellensburg to host 2nd annual Pride Parade and Festival June 3
Local LGBTQ group gathers community support for second year of celebration
Formed in the Fall of 2015, LGBTQ non-profit group, Pride of Ellensburg (PoE) will host the 2nd annual Ellensburg Pride Parade and Festival with the theme 'Live. Love. Be.' in downtown Ellensburg, WA, on Saturday June 3rd. Pride of Ellensburg was forme
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New City of Seattle fund seeks new ideas for achieving results and racial equity
The City of Seattle's Human Services Department (HSD) is piloting an Innovation Fund to test new ideas or programs that focus on achieving results and racial equity. This fund will make available $225,000 for new ideas related to one of the department's six impact areas: (1) Preparing Youth for Success, (2) Addressing Homelessness, (3) Supportin more
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HUD Secretary Ben Carson to speak at hate group convention
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson is scheduled to deliver a speech at the upcoming World Congress of Families convention in Budapest. The group is listed as an anti-LGBT hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC).

According to the SPLC, the conve
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Weekly Pets
Meet Bing, a handsome 11-year-old orange tabby boy! Bing is a charming fellow with the most striking, enchanting green eyes. This handsome, talkative boy likes to explore and carry a conversation with you. He's also a fan of petting time, face rubs, and rubbing up against your legs. Come meet Bing today at Seattle Humane! He can't wait more
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GSBA Scholars Dinner a huge success!
Dear GSBA members, donors and volunteers,

Hearts were bursting with pride as over 500 guests including scholars, donors, community leaders and elected officials gathered [last Friday, May 19, at the GSBA Scholars Dinner] to witness history as GSBA gave out its $3 millionth dollar in scholarships awarded since 1991.
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Patty Murray introduces federal $15 per hour minimum wage bill
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Washington Sen. Patty Murray announced on May 25 that she will introduce legislation to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 by 2024.

Her colleague, Sen. Maria Cantwell, is a one of 30 co-sponsors of the measure.

Reps. Bobby Scott (D-Va.) and Keith Ellison (D-
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Betsy DeVos OKs anti-LGBT discrimination by schools
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Trump's Education Secretary, Betsy DeVos, said she would allow schools receiving federal funds to discriminate against LGBT students if parents wanted such discrimination and state rules authorized it.

DeVos made the statement at a May 24 House Appropriations Subcommittee he
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Health care catastrophe if Trump gets his way

23 million to lose insurance; deep cuts to HIV services, research

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

America is on track for a health care catastrophe if Republicans succeed in replacing the Affordable Care Act (ACA, or Obamacare) with the legislation that passed the US House of Representatives, and the situation will only get worse if Donald Trump's proposed budget passes.

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Ex-waiter sues New York restaurant for HIV discrimination
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A New York City waiter is suing the trendy Buddakan restaurant for HIV discrimination. Jack Mountford started working at the restaurant in February 2013 and charges he was fired in June 2016 because he is HIV positive.

According to Mountford, he has been positive since 2010.
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Teen may proceed with gender transition without parental consent, Minnesota court rules
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A 17-year-old woman may proceed with her gender transition without interference from her mother, a Minnesota court has ruled.

The young woman, identified in court documents as EJK, identified as Gay at age 13 and later began to identify as a woman.

Her mother,
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'First Trans Chechen' speaks on Russian TV

Chechens demolish Gay concentration camp, fate of prisoners unknown

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A woman who calls herself the 'first Transgender person' in Chechnya says she was the target of a murder attempt in 2015, after she'd fled Chechnya for a safer residence Moscow.

The woman, who was identified only as 'Leila,' subsequently came to the United States.

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