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posted Friday, March 9, 2018 - Volume 46 Issue 10


Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan:

'We will do what we have to do to protect the people in Seattle'

by Sarah Toce - Special to the SGN

Former U.S. Attorney Jenny A. Durkan has made history as Seattle's first lesbian mayor and only the second woman in history to hold the office. Running on a platform of free college tuition for Seattle public high school graduates, criminal justice reform, affordable housing, and protection of small business communities, Durkan se
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Washington State Legislature bans conversion therapy
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The Washington State Legislature voted to ban conversion therapy on March 4. Gov. Jay Inslee is expected to sign the bill into law.

The State Senate agreed to amendments made by the House and passed SB 5722 by a lopsided 33-to-16 margin.

The bill, sponsored by
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HRC responds to HUD Secretary Ben Carson's move to erase nondiscrimination from mission statement
WASHINGTON, DC - [On March 7], the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, responded to Secretary Ben Carson's release of a new mission statement for the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that removed several key phrases from the existin more
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Mississippi town backs down, OKs Pride parade
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The town of Starkville, Mississippi, backed down from its previous decision and granted a permit for a Pride parade scheduled for March 24.

The city aldermen voted 4-to-3 to deny the permit last month, and they were promptly slapped with a federal lawsuit by the parade organiz
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Ingersoll Gender Center has moved to new Capitol Hill location
Dear Friends: Over the last four decades Ingersoll has found homes all across Seattle that have supported generations of our communities. Whether it was our Saturday Social, the Capitol Hill Art Walk, or even hosting part of the Rainbow Health Fair, our office at 517 E Pike St. has been home to a lot of milestones for us. Sharing space more
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Rainbow City Band presents 'Justice for All: Herstory' on Sunday, March 25
RAINBOW CITY BAND
'JUSTICE FOR ALL:
HERSTORY'
SHORECREST
PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
March 25 @ 2pm


Our 'Justice for All' concert series has been established to celebrate civil rights and our unfinished journey toward equality and unity. Through our music, we plan to honor the LGBTQI
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Friends of the Seattle Public Library Spring Book Sale March 16-18
RAINBOW CITY BAND
'JUSTICE FOR ALL:
HERSTORY'
SHORECREST
PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
March 25 @ 2pm


Our 'Justice for All' concert series has been established to celebrate civil rights and our unfinished journey toward equality and unity. Through our music, we plan to honor the LGBTQI
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Washington State Leather Community celebrates 36 years!
by Toby Noon
Washington State
Mr. & Ms. Leather Organization
(WSMLO)

The Washington State Leather Community will be celebrating the 36th anniversary of the Washington State Mr./Ms. Leather and Bootblack Contest along with the 26th anniversary of the Washington State Leather Pride Week this month. The Was
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PFLAG celebrates 45th year of leading on family acceptance
Nation's first and largest organization uniting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people with families and allies celebrates milestone anniversary

WASHINGTON, DC - On March 11, PFLAG - the nation's first and largest organization uniting families and allies with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and
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Hawaii State Senate votes to protect LGBTQ youth from abusive practice of 'conversion therapy'
WASHINGTON - [On March 6], the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, praised the Hawaii State Senate for passing SB 270 - legislation protecting LGBTQ youth in the state from the dangerous and debunked practice of so-called 'conversion therapy.'
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Funeral home unlawfully discriminated against its employee by firing her for being transgender, a federal appeals court rules
DETROIT - [On March 7,] the US Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit ruled that RG & GR Harris Funeral Homes unlawfully discriminated against Aimee Stephens when it fired her after she told her employer that she would begin presenting as a woman because she is transgender. The ruling affirms that transgender individuals are protected by federal more
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Seattle residents petition city officials to conserve opportunities for Battery Street tunnel
SEATTLE - A growing number of Seattle residents are adding their names to a petition asking the city to conserve opportunities for new uses for the Battery Street tunnel, 2.75 acres of valuable real estate situated in the high-density neighborhood of Belltown. They oppose the slated landfill of the tunnel but support it being decommissioned a more
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GAY REAL ESTATE - MARCH
There are a lot of considerations to make when you are looking to buy a new home. One of the ones many people overlook in the early parts of their search is the fact that they are buying into a neighborhood.

The people, noises, sights, and activities all make up the neighborhood you plan to move into. Look into your perspective n
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