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posted Friday, March 16, 2018 - Volume 46 Issue 11


NCLR and GLAD file brief urging the 8th Circuit to find sexual orientation discrimination prohibited under Title VII of the Federal Civil Rights Act
Brief argues that exclusion of LGBT people from Title VII's protection is unworkable and unfair

ST. LOUIS, Mo. - [On March 14], the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) and GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) filed a friend-of-the-court brief urging the US Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit to find that sexual orientation discrimination violates Titl
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The HRC releases new TV ad campaign highlighting the lives of LGBTQ Southerners as part of the #LoveYourNeighbor campaign
TUPELO, Miss. - [On March 14], the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, released two television advertisements that will be airing for two weeks in the Northeast Mississippi media market, which includes the cities of more
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Huge changes for Seattle Women's Pride 2018
Local heroes Aleksa Manila, Lifelong, and Tina Podlodowski to receive top honors

A portion of proceeds to benefit TIME'S UP legal defense fund


by Sarah Toce - Special to the SGN

The 6th annual Seattle Women's Pride will take place on Saturday, June 16, 2018, from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. wi
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Lambda Legal applauds ruling against Oregon judge who refused to marry same-sex couples
SALEM, OR - The Oregon Supreme Court today [March 15, 2018] affirmed a determination by the Oregon Commission on Judicial Fitness and Disability that Judge Vance D. Day had violated state rules of judicial ethics when he devised a scheme to avoid marrying same-sex couples by instructing court staff to investigate the gender of marriage applic more
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There's a new Sheriff in town: Mitzi Johanknecht on developing vibrant communities for the future
by Sarah Toce - Special to the SGN

Newly-elected King County Sheriff Mitzi Johanknecht self-professes she's never had a calendar as full as the one she's currently operating. 'My schedule is really interesting now,' she tells me as we sit in her office at the King County Courthouse building just north of Pioneer Square. 'I've
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Federal court rules Maryland Transgender boy's access to restrooms and locker rooms that align with his gender identity is protected by law
BALTIMORE - The United States District Court for the District of Maryland ruled [March 12] that transgender students' right to use the restroom and locker rooms in alignment with their gender identity is protected by federal and state law. In M.A.B. v. Board of Education of Talbot County, Max Brennan (M.A.B.), a boy who is transgender, was force more
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After 22 years, Kate Kendell to step down as National Center for Lesbian Rights executive director
BALTIMORE - The United States District Court for the District of Maryland ruled [March 12] that transgender students' right to use the restroom and locker rooms in alignment with their gender identity is protected by federal and state law. In M.A.B. v. Board of Education of Talbot County, Max Brennan (M.A.B.), a boy who is transgender, was force more
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Mysterious STI epidemic hits Milwaukee, newspaper reveals Public heath officials silent
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

At least 125 people in Milwaukee - including high school students - have been infected with HIV, syphilis, or both in the past year, according to a March 13 story in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Three local babies were also born with syphilis last year.

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Oklahoma bill to allow adoption discrimination against same-sex parents advances
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A bill to allow faith-based adoption agencies to discriminate against same-sex couples, single people, and non-Christians passed the Oklahoma Senate on March 13.

Called SB 1140, the measure passed by a lopsided 35-to-9 margin and now heads to the House.

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Lambda Legal reaches favorable settlement for Transgender woman raped and beaten in Texas prisons
HOUSTON - [On March 15,] Lambda Legal announced the resolution of a lawsuit against the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) on behalf of Passion Star, a black transgender woman who filed a lawsuit alleging prison officials failed to protect her from sexual and physical abuse while incarcerated in male prisons.

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NMAC announces 2018 Youth Initiative
March 14, 2018 - NMAC has opened the eighth cycle of the Youth Initiative program to train future leaders in the fight against the HIV epidemic. The seven-month program is open to applicants ages 18-25. Youth living with HIV or on PrEP, LGBTQ [people], youth of color, and young cis & trans women are particularly encouraged to apply. For more infor more
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