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posted Friday, April 13, 2018 - Volume 46 Issue 15


Lesbian mom has parental rights to nonbiological child, Mississippi Supreme Court says
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The Mississippi Supreme Court ruled on April 5 that a Lesbian has parental rights to the nonbiological child of her former marriage. The decision gives same-sex couples the same rights as opposite-sex parents.

The ruling established Chris Strickland's rights to continue to parent her son Zayden, in spite of the obje
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April defeat of Anchorage anti-Transgender Prop. 1
'Overwhelmed with joy' says Lillian Lennon, Anchorage activist

by Tim Peter - SGN Contributing Writer

On April 3, voters in Anchorage, Alaska, overwhelmingly rejected by a vote of 53.7 per cent to 47.3 per cent, an attempt by the religious right to prevent Transgender people from using the restrooms and
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Interview with King Co. Sheriff Mitzi Johanknecht
by Miryam Gordon - SGN Staff Writer

Our new Sheriff seems to be part of Team Social Justice. Sheriff Mitzi Johanknecht has been on the job since her swearing in on January 2nd, 2018, and her priorities and focus for her department are beginning to take shape. She spoke to SGN recently about her 33-year career in King County l
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Transgender citizens flee Kyrgyzstan for Russia
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Imagine being so afraid and so oppressed as a Trans person in your own country that you would flee to Russia for refuge.

That's exactly the fate of Trans people in Kyrgyzstan, according to BBC reporter Katie Arnold.

In 2014, Kyrgyzstan - a former Soviet republi
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IN MEMORIAM : John Eric Rolfstad
June 6, 1958 - April 4, 2018

by Scott Larsen - Special to the SGN

Long time West Seattle resident John Eric Rolfstad died at the University of Washington Hospital on April 4 after a short illness. He was 59.

Because 'John wanted a green burial' wrote his brother on Facebook, 'he had to b
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2018 Washington State Leather Emerald Awards Brunch
On Sunday March 25th, Purr Cocktail Lounge was the host venue for the 2018 Washington State Leather Emerald Wards with Emcees Lainy Spock & Panther Berg.

The Washington State Leather Community was represented by groups, organizations and clubs including the Bellingham Sex Positive Center, Everett Leather Alliance, Wolf Pack Leath
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'Talk Gender to Me' - What is gender considerate language in the workplace?
On Sunday March 25th, Purr Cocktail Lounge was the host venue for the 2018 Washington State Leather Emerald Wards with Emcees Lainy Spock & Panther Berg.

The Washington State Leather Community was represented by groups, organizations and clubs including the Bellingham Sex Positive Center, Everett Leather Alliance, Wolf Pack Leath
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LGBTQ+ basketball returns to Seattle!
Dear All - I'm really excited to share with you all that LGBTQ+ and friends basketball is returning to Seattle. We have re-united and established a board of directors with the mission of building a sustainable LGBTQ+ and friends basketball organization. We plan to hold league play year-round complemented with fun tournaments and social gath more
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Welcome to Gay Kickball - Seattle!
Join the 1,000's playing with GayKickball.com around the country!

We will be starting our First Season in Seattle on May 5th!

Feel free to come to our Welcome All pick-up game on April 14th at Bobby Morris Playfield (11th Ave & E Pine St.) at 2pm.

For complete information visit www.gaykickball.co
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Army Chief of Staff testimony contradicts Pentagon report on Transgender troops
General Milley: 'Precisely zero reports of issues of cohesion, discipline, morale'

... SAN FRANCSICO - Army Chief of Staff General Mark Milley today called into question a key claim of the Defense Department's recent report on transgender military service: that allowing transgender service risks undermining cohesio
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