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posted Friday, October 2, 2015 - Volume 43 Issue 40


Washington state man receives VA benefits as surviving spouse of deceased husband in a precedent setting decision
Making the promise of Marriage Equality a lived reality for Washingtonians Washington man receives amended death certificate, VA benefits after being recognized as surviving spouse of deceased husband

In June 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Obergefell v. Hodges that it is unconstitutional for states to ban marriages of same-sex couples. The ripple effect
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Broad range of FREE dental, vision and medical services offered at giant health clinic
People in need of dental, medical and vision services may receive them free of charge at the largest free health clinic ever organized in the State of Washington, Seattle/King County Clinic, October 22-25, in KeyArena at Seattle Center

Now in its second year, Seattle/King County Clinic brings together over 100 healthcare o
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WHO expands PrEP guidelines
Nine million added to group who should get treatment

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

In new guidelines released at the end of September, the World Health Organization (WHO) expanded its recommendations on the use of antiretroviral drugs.

All HIV-positive people should get antiretroviral therapy (ART), and all people at risk for HIV infection should get the same
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Pope still Catholic
Meets with Kim Davis, endorses resistance to marriage equality

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The Pope is still Catholic.

In spite of his image-building visit to the United States, in which he spoke warmly about social justice and held up Catholic outsiders Dorothy Day and Thomas Merton as examples to the faithful, Pope Francis has not budged an inch on marriage equali
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Fr. John McNeill dies at 90 'The first major prophet of the Catholic LGBT movement'
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Fr. John McNeill, former Jesuit priest and pioneer of the Catholic LGBT movement, died September 22 at the age of 90. His long-time partner Charlie Chiarelli was at his bedside.

McNeill was one of the organizers of the Catholic LGBT organization Dignity USA in 1969, and founde
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Memorial planned for Heidi Durham, pioneering tradeswoman and socialist feminist leader
A public memorial will be held October 11 for Heidi Durham, one of the first women in the U.S. to break into the electrical trades and a veteran leader in the Freedom Socialist Party (FSP) and Radical Women (RW). She died of Alzheimer's in Seattle on August 23.

Born in San Pedro, California, on July 9, 1953, Durham came of age
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IN MEMORIAM: DALE A. 'CHIP' PERALA
MARCH 17, 1968 - SEPTEMBER 16, 2015

Dale A. 'Chip' Perala, 47, a beloved friend of many and caring nurse to his patients, passed away recently at his residence in Seattle following an injury resulting from an automobile accident.

Born in Willoughby, Ohio, March 17, 1968, Chip was a graduate of North High
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Mayor hands out $1 million to support minimum wage law
Two LGBT groups get funding

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Entre Hermanos and LGBTQ Allyship will get funding to do community outreach supporting Seattle's $15 per hour minimum wage law.

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray announced the recipients of $1 million in City money on September 30. The community groups receiving the money will be charge
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It's time to book a cruise as Cruise Planners celebrates 'National Plan a Cruise Month'
Cruise Planners offers exclusive, month-long cruise deals this October since it is a great time for travelers to book a cruise

The month of October is 'National Plan a Cruise Month' and a great time for travelers to book a cruise to get the strongest offers, value-added amenities and more cruise benefits. The nation's la
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Email surprise: Clinton feared political backlash over gender-neutral passports
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Just-released emails from 2011 show that Hillary Clinton - who was then U.S. Secretary of State - opposed issuing gender neutral passports because she feared the political backlash in Congress.

Following recommendations from the Obama White House, Clinton's State Department su
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Hookup apps feud with AIDS Healthcare Foundation
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Hookup apps Tinder and Grindr are locked in a legal feud with the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) over AHF's new billboard ad campaign.

First appearing the week of September 21, AHF billboards feature silhouettes of two couples, one same-sex and one opposite sex. The same-sex
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French official gets fine and jail sentence for refusing to marry Lesbian couple
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A deputy mayor of Marseille, in southern France, has received a five month suspended jail sentence and must pay 2,400 Euros because she did not marry a Lesbian couple.

Sabrina Hout performed four opposite-sex marriages on August 16, 2014, but when she saw that the next couple
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London rally urges: Repeal Nigeria's anti-LGBTI laws
Petition with over 65,000 signatures demands LGBTI equality in Nigeria

Nearly 100 people rallied outside the Nigerian High Commission in London on 30 September. They handed in a petition with over 65,000 signatures, urging Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari to repeal of all Nigeria's anti-LGBTI laws. The embassy refused to take the petition, instead locking the doors.

The rally was organised by
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