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posted Friday, April 17, 2015 - Volume 43 Issue 16


Hillary Clinton announces candidacy, courts LGBT voters
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Hillary Clinton's long-expected announcement that she is running for president was accompanied by clear efforts to reach out to LGBT voters.

In the April 12 video in which she finally announced 'I'm running for president,' the former Senator and Secretary of State featured a Gay couple planning to be married, Nathan
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Sally Clark's farewell e-mail to supporters
[EDITOR'S NOTE: Following is the text of Sally Clark's final e-mail blast to her e-newsletter subscribers. SGN wishes Sally well in her future endeavors.]
SALLY J. CLARK - Position 9

Seattle View - Signing Off

Eight-ish years ago an outstanding advocate for the power of good government (I'm looking at you, G
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Teen actor becomes unlikely spokesperson for gender variance
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Jaden Smith, the 16-year-old son of Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, became an unlikely spokesperson for gender variance last week after he defended his choice to wear clothes that are traditionally referred to as skirts or dresses on social media.

Gender variance, or gender
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Homeless youth lead Take Back the Hill march
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Seventy-five people braved a hard rain to 'take back the hill' in a march on April 10.

The march, led by homeless Queer youth, was intended to highlight the need to protect safe space for young people in the neighborhood that has historically been the heart of Seattle's LGBT c
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Religious Freedom Restoration Act blatant legislation to discriminate
by Yoruba Richen - Special to the SGN

When I began documenting the same-sex marriage quest in Maryland which ultimately became the award-winning film THE NEW BLACK, I was intrigued by the many nuances explored and positions justified when people were taking a stance either for or against. Of particular note were those against
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Fire our Archbishop, San Francisco Catholics ask Pope
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

More than 100 leaders of San Francisco's Roman Catholic community have signed an open letter to Pope Francis, asking the pontiff to replace the city's ultra-conservative Archbishop, Salvatore Cordileone.

The letter, which ran as a full-page ad in the April 16 edition of the Sa
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Georgia OKs hormone therapy for Trans prisoners
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Georgia prison officials have reversed their longstanding policy and will now allow Transgender prisoners to receive hormone therapy while incarcerated.

Their decision settles a lawsuit brought by Ashley Diamond, who was convicted of burglary and other charges in 2012. Diamond
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Louisiana 'freedom to discriminate' bill stalls
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The so-called Louisiana Marriage and Conscience Act, or the freedom to discriminate bill has stalled in both houses of the Louisiana legislature.

Like the Indiana and Arkansas Religious Freedom Restoration Acts (RFRAs), the legislation would ban the state from denying business
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Trans man sues employer for violating his civil rights - He was ordered to dress as a woman, he charges
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A Transgender man is suing his former employer for violating his rights under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.

Tristan Broussard says he was ordered by Tower Loan company to dress as a woman, and then fired when he refused to sign a statement promising to do so. Broussard is
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Same-sex civil unions now legal in Chile - First unions expected in October
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Chilean President Michelle Bachelet has signed a law that will allow Gay and Lesbian couples in the South American country to form civil unions. It will take effect in six months and the first civil unions are expected by mid-October.

'The civil union law is a vindication in t
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New HIV treatment relies on cloned antibodies
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The first human clinical trial of a new HIV treatment has been successful, according to the international team of scientists that created it.

Their study, published in the journal Nature, says that what are called 'broadly neutralizing antibodies' can suppress viral load in HI
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