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posted Friday, November 10, 2017 - Volume 45 Issue 45


Seattle election: Durkan, Mosqueda, Gonzalez crush opposition

Manka Dhingra wins, shifts power in state Senate to Dems

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Jenny Durkan will be Seattle's next mayor, women will dominate the Seattle City Council, and the Washington state Senate will return to Democratic control.

Durkan, a former US attorney under Barak Obama - in fact, the first out Lesbian US attorney - crushed her opponent, Cary Moon, winning by more than 20 points. <
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Election 2017: Trans woman beats Virginia's 'chief homophobe'

Dems sweep to victory in VA statewide races

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A Transgender woman handily defeated Virginia's self-proclaimed 'chief homophobe' in an election for a seat in Virginia's House of Delegates, becoming the first out Trans person elected to public office in her state.

Danica Roem, a Democrat, was elected to represent a suburba
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Election 2017: LGBT electeds take over Palm Springs
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

As a result of the November 7 election, LGBT politicians are now in control of Palm Springs, the popular California resort.

The Palm Springs City Council that will be installed in December will consist of two Gay men, one Transgender woman, and a Bisexual woman.

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MARK MY WORDS: This is the Golden age of journalism
by Mark Segal - Philadelphia Gay News

Golden age of journalism?

I'm going to take a liberty and break one of my major rules about LGBT publishing that dictates that all coverage must be about or for the LGBT community.

That rule is typically in place because we have mainstream media for all no
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Durkan The Westin Seattle November 7, 2017

Jenny Durkan Election Night Party Photos
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Jenny Durkan Election Night Party Photos
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Jenny Durkan's Election Night remarks
Following the Seattle Times, KING5 and KIRO declaring former U. S. Attorney Jenny Durkan the winner in the race for mayor, Durkan delivered the following remarks [on Tuesday, November 7] to supporters and volunteers: Wow, Seattle.

Are you having a good time?

Good evening Seattle.

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Seattle LGBTQ Commission's Open Letter to Elected Officials
SEATTLE (November 5, 2017) - As Seattle enters a new era in leadership, the Seattle LGBTQ Commission looks forward to working toward a more just and equitable future for all people in our city. We write this open letter in the hopes that the next Mayor and City Councilmembers can work with us on the following issues that disproportionately im more
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Teresa Mosqueda wins Seattle City Council, Position 8
Statement following General Election results

When I got into this campaign almost a year ago, I got in to give a voice to every Seattle resident and ensure that everyone is able to share in our City's prosperity. It has been a long campaign, but I believe we are in this position tonight because of the broad coalition of neighbors across Seattle who share that vision.

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EMILY's List on Manka Dhingra's victory in Washington State Senate District 45
WASHINGTON, D.C. - [On Tuesday, November 7] EMILY's List, the nation's largest resource for women in politics, released the following statement on Manka Dhingra's victory in Washington State's 45th Senate District. EMILY's List endorsed Manka earlier this year and the victory ensures Democratic control of the Washington State Senate.
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COME TOGETHER, a benefit for Country Doctor, featuring keynote speaker Gay icon, Cleve Jones, raised $189,020 for new clinic
by MK Scott - SGN Contributing Writer

On Saturday. October 14, Country Doctor Community Health Centers hosted a fundraiser at the Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI) that drew several hundreds of attendees to celebrate and support expansion of services and a new building for their Capitol Hill clinic. They're full steam ahead
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ACLU asks for injunction to stop Trump's Muslim Ban from separating refugees from their families
The ACLU of Washington [on Monday, November 6, filed] a motion in federal court seeking a Preliminary Injunction on behalf of Plaintiff Joseph Doe, a refugee living in Washington state who wants to be reunited with his wife and children, and all others in Washington in similar situations. It challenges the administration's latest Muslim Trave more
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Equality California, NCLR and GLAD hit back again at Trump's Transgender Military Ban in powerful new filing
'Every federal court that declares this ban unconstitutional moves us closer to an end to this nightmare for our dedicated and courageous service members'

LOS ANGELES (November 6, 2017) - The National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) and GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) filed a response today in the Equality Cali
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Big crowds and plenty of sunshine add to a very festive Greater Palm Springs Pride
by Albert Rodriguez - SGN A&E Writer

Thousands of visitors, including many who flew down from Seattle, joined locals in celebrating Greater Palm Springs Pride last weekend (November 3-5), one of the most anticipated events on the LGBT calendar along the West Coast. The expected warm weather, reaching up into the high 70s, an
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