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posted Friday, May 4, 2018 - Volume 46 Issue 18


HRC releases hard-hitting video highlighting Mike Pence's dangerous record on HIV and AIDS
Video is the latest in the organization's groundbreaking 'Real Mike Pence' campaign exposing the Vice President's long history of anti-LGBTQ amicus

[On Friday, April 27,] the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) released a powerful new video calling attention to Vice President Mike Pence's history of failures in protecting Americans from HIV and AIDS.

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San Francisco proclaims 'Leather and LGBTQ Cultural District'
By Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

San Francisco's Board of Supervisors unanimously proclaimed a 'Leather and LGBTQ Cultural District' on May 1.

The new Cultural District takes in several blocks on either side of Folsom Street in the South of Market area of the city.

Site of the world-renowned F
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San Francisco Dykes on Bikes® mourns passing of founding member Soni S.H.S. Wolf
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. - On Tuesday, May 1st, the San Francisco Dykes on Bikes® Women's Motorcycle Contingent announced the death of Soni S.H.S. Wolf, a founding member of Dykes on Bikes and an inspiring mother of the movement for lesbian pride and dignity. Soni passed peacefully of natural causes the night of Wednesday April 25th. Soni was 69 more
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HRC, Equality Kansas, and ACLU of Kansas launch full-page ad featuring business opposition to Kansas anti-LGBTQ adoption bill
Full-page ad in Topeka Capital-Journal and Wichita Eagle features business opposition to legislation enabling taxpayer-funded discrimination against LGBTQ people in child welfare services

TOPEKA, Kan. - The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rig
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Introducing the 2018 Seattle Pride Parade Announcers
SEATTLE, WA - Seattle Pride strives to elevate and showcase local QPOC artists including drag queens, kings, burlesque performers, actors and comedians, and is proud to announce the 2018 Seatle Pride Parade Announcers!

Announcing from the Westlake Stage is Aleksa Manila, Briq House, and ilvs strauss
Aleksa Man
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Mother's Day: celebrate Mom and good union jobs
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Your Mom worked hard to raise you, and if she's like most modern Moms, she also worked hard at a job to help feed you and keep a roof over your head.

Honor her and her hard work - and honor the work of millions of Moms like her - by making sure to buy her some union-made candy
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Gay City Arts Season 6: Solidarity applications due May 21
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Your Mom worked hard to raise you, and if she's like most modern Moms, she also worked hard at a job to help feed you and keep a roof over your head.

Honor her and her hard work - and honor the work of millions of Moms like her - by making sure to buy her some union-made candy
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Statement from NCLR's Kate Kendell on the passing of Dykes on Bikes founding member Soni Wolf
SAN FRANCISCO - [On Tuesday, May 1] Dykes on Bikes [SF] announced that founding member Soni Wolf, 'an inspiring mother of the movement for lesbian pride and dignity' died on Wednesday, April 25 of natural causes at the age of 69. The National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) and the Brooke Oliver Law Group represented Dykes on Bikes more
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Who loves ya, baby?
Most religious people OK with same-sex marriage, new survey shows

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Only two years after the US Supreme Court's Obergefell decision legalized same-sex marriages nationwide, most religious people have accepted such marriages, according to a new study by the Public Religion Resear
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HRC releases report highlighting heightened need for paid family and medical leave for LGBTQ working people of color
The release of the new report, which includes findings from HRC's 2018 U.S. LGBTQ Paid Leave Survey, coincides with International Workers' Day

WASHINGTON, D.C. - [On Tuesday, May 1] the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGB
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New campaign to elevate voices of transgender people living with HIV in national conversation about health care
OAKLAND, Calif. - Transgender Law Center's Positively Trans project today launched #ACApositive, a campaign to shift the conversation about health care and the Affordable Care Act towards a focus on the life-or-death stakes for transgender people living with HIV. Launching just a week after news broke that the Trump administration plans to att more
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Greater visibility reduces transphobia and increases public support for transgender rights, study finds
LOS ANGELES - A new study examining the relationship between prejudice and support for the rights of marginalized groups found that reducing transphobia increases an individual's support for the equality and legal protection of transgender people. Transphobia is an emotional dislike of people whose gender identity or expression differs from wh more
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Re: 'Seattle seeks the dismissal of misdemeanor pot convictions,' Seattle Times, April 28, 2018
Dear Governor Inslee:

Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes is petitioning Seattle Municipal Court to vacate and dismiss all misdemeanor marijuana convictions rendered prior to its legalization, in Washington.

The Times article reminded me of President Jimmy Carter's action, in granting a blanket pardon, fu
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Pride Foundation Community Grants application now open May 1-June 29
Dear SGN,
May is a big month here at Pride Foundation - not only are we announcing our 2018 Scholars any day now, May 1 also marks the opening of our Community Grants application!

Pride Foundation's Community Grants Program (https://www.pridefoundation.org/what-we-do/grants/) invests in organizations, projects,
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