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posted Friday, July 21, 2017 - Volume 45 Issue 29


I won't go, Ed Murray says

Old documents spark new calls for resignation

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Embattled Seattle Mayor Ed Murray insisted he would not step down after the Seattle Times released documents showing that Oregon child protective officials believed that he had molested his foster son in the early 1980s.

The documents - once thought to have been destroyed - resurfaced in the Times on July 16, and re
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The league's top stars compete in the WNBA All-Star Game in Seattle this weekend, including officially out Storm player Sue Bird
by Albert Rodriguez - SGN A&E Writer

WNBA All-Star Game
KEY ARENA
ABC-TV (KOMO-4)
July 22 @ 12:30pm


The WNBA's top players will face off against each other this weekend here in Seattle, as the Emerald City hosts the league's annual All-Star Game for the very first time. Div
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HRC hosts HBCU presidents and senior leadership for first-of-its-kind summit on LGBTQ inclusion
The new summit brought together senior representatives from sixteen HBCUs from across the country

WASHINGTON DC - [On Wednesday, July 19], the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, hosted its fir
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Sen. Patty Murray introduces LGBT Data Collection Act
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Washington Senator Patty Murray has introduced legislation that would require federal agencies to collect and report data on sexual orientation and gender identity.

The LGBT Data Inclusion Act was introduced July 17 in both houses of Congress, with 95 Congress members signin
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IN MEMORIAM - Doris L. Harris
Generous recipe of a woman

by Dorinda Henry - Special to the SGN

Doris L. Harris, Author, Poet, Playwright, and Activist, passed away peacefully on July 1, 2017. In her passing, her family in Pittsburgh, PA lost a loved one. Seattle lost one of its African American LGBT Pioneers. The artist community lo
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Candidates and guests share space and conversation at the GSBA's 2017 political candidates reception
by MK Scott - SGN Contributing Writer

It was a who's who event at the Greater Seattle Business Association's 'Power Connect: Civic Engagement' on Tuesday, July 18th. Last year the event was held on the rooftop of Precept wines; this year we were out of the hot sun and in a massive indoor space, Amazon's Meeting Center at their
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Dr. Hisam Goueli on Police De-escalation Policy
by Dr. Hisam Goueli - Special to the SGN

The killings of Charleena Lyles in Seattle and Michael Rude from Kent have shown us that there is an immediate need for our police to be better trained to interact with people with mental illnesses. I have worked in mental health care as a hospital psychiatrist for 13 years. I see agitatio
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Labor loves LGBT legislators
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

In ratings released at its 2017 convention, the Washington State Labor Council (WSLC) gave its seal of approval to many of the six sitting LGBT state legislators.

Stars of the show were Representatives Laurie Jinkins (D-27), Christine Kilduff (D-28), Joan McBride (D-48), and N
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Anti-Transgender legislation introduced during Texas special legislative session
AUSTIN, TX - [On Thursday, July 20], the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, called on the Texas legislature to reject two anti-transgender bills, SB3 and SB91, introduced overnight by Texas Sen. Lois Kolkhorst and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick. After more th more
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Anti-LGBTQ legislation in Texas: What they're saying
AUSTIN, TX - As the Texas Senate State Affairs prepares to hear testimony on the anti-transgender legislation SB3 and SB91 [on Friday, July 21], more and more Texans, businesses, faith leaders and other organizations are making their voices heard opposing these harmful bills. This discriminatory legislation would have a negative impact on T more
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Chechnya: Names of 27 men slaughtered and buried in bloody night revealed as gay purge continues
by Benjamin Butterworth - Pink News

http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2017/07/11/chechnya-names-of-27-men-slaughtered-and-buried-in-bloody-night-revealed-as-gay-purge-continues/

The names of 27 people slaughtered in a single night by Chechen authorities have been published.

The secret mass execution i
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