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posted Friday, November 27, 2015 - Volume 43 Issue 48


GREATER SEATTLE BUSINESS ASSOCIATION RAISES A RECORD $775,000 FOR SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
More than 800 guests attended the annual gala and auction to support LGBTQ educational scholarships

The 2015 TASTE of GSBA culminated Saturday, November 21 at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel, raising more than $775,000 for The GSBA Scholarship Fund. 100% of the proceeds raised at the event will benefit LGBTQ and allied students from across Washington state. As the
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Four injured in drive-by shooting on Capitol Hill
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Some would say that it's been a long time coming as crime - in particular gang, gun and drug violence - has become more brazen and visible on Capitol Hill. On Sunday morning, November 22, around 1 a.m., shots rang out by the QFC at Broadway and E. Pike St. in a drive-by shooting that t
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Stronger Together World AIDS Day Breakfast to feature Black AIDS Institute's Phill Wilson as keynote speaker

SGN Editor-in-Chief George Bakan and Center for Multicultural Health's Vanessa Grandberry to be honored

On Tuesday, December 1, from 7:30 a.m.-9 a.m. at the Washington State Convention Center (8th Ave. & Pike St.), the 12th Annual Stronger Together World AIDS Day Breakfast will be held to benefit five Seattle area HIV/AIDS service providers: Gay City Health Project, Seattle Counseling Service, CareTeams, a project of Samaritan Center of Puget So more
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Transgender Day of Remembrance held at City Hall
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

On Friday, November 20, Seattle's annual Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) vigil was held for the first time at Seattle City Hall inside the Bertha Knight Landes Room (600 4th Avenue).

Social Outreach Seattle's Mac McGregor welcomed the audience at 7 p.m. and introd
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Jonathan Katz, Ph.D., renowned art scholar/curator offers Cal Anderson Lecture at Evergreen State College
The week after Thanksgiving will see the revival of a tradition at The Evergreen State College, the Cal Anderson Memorial Lecture Series. The series, which has brought such notable authors as Kenji Yoshino and Blanche Cook and filmmaker Wendy Jo Carlton to Olympia, honors Washington state's first openly Gay state legislator.

Jo
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City Council passes budget: No money for expanded paternal leave or LGBT center
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The Seattle City Council passed its 2016 budget on November 23, with additional funding for homeless services, pre-apprenticeship programs for youth, free ORCA cards for low-income students, and diversion programs for young people in trouble with the law, but no new money for expanded parenta
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Transgender Day of Remembrance 2015
FIGHTING BACK

FIGHTING BACK by Aidan Key - Gender Diversity
Special to the SGN

[Following is Aidan Key's keynote speech that he delivered at the Transgender Day of Remembrance vigil on November 20 at Seattle City Hall, Bertha Landes Room. Key is a prominent leader in Seattle's Trans* community. Key founded Gender Diver
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2015 election certified: City Council District 1 goes to recount
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The 2015 election has been certified by King County election officials, but one Seattle City Council race is still up in the air.

As of November 24, Lisa Herbold was 39 votes ahead of her rival, Shannon Braddock, for the City Council seat representing District 1 (West Seattle
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King County officials against anti-refugee hate
Mayor, County Exec, Congressmen hold press conference

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

King County's leading elected officials stood in solidarity November 24, opposing anti-refugee rhetoric.

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, King County Executive Dow Constantine, and Seattle-area Reps. Jim McDermott and Adam Smith held a joint press conference at Seattle Center's 9/11 G
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Vancouver rally targets funding for anti-Gay hate groups
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A November 17 demonstration in Vancouver, Washington, targeted the Murdock Charitable Trust for funding extremist anti-Gay organizations.

The rally in front of the MJ Murdock Executive Plaza Building was organized by the Seattle-based Northwest Accountability Project.
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Arkansas must record both same-sex parents on birth certificates, judge rules
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The state of Arkansas must list the names of both same-sex spouses on the birth certificates of their children, a judge ruled November 23.

Arkansas Circuit Judge Tim Fox said his decision applied only to the three Lesbian couples who were plaintiffs in the suit before him, but h
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Transgender widow wins husband's death benefits after 5-year battle
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

After a five-year legal battle, Transgender activist Nikki Araguz Loyd has finally won the rights to her late husband's death benefits.

Her husband, Thomas Araguz, a firefighter, died in the line of duty, and she then claimed his city death benefits as his legal widow.
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Thank God!
White Christians no longer a majority

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

White Christians now make up less than half of the U.S. population, according to the new Pew Research Center Religious Landscape Survey.

Pew found that only 46% of American adults identify as white and Christian, down from 55% in 2007 and more than 80% in 1944. As late as 1984
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1.2 million Americans should be on PrEP, CDC says, but only 21,000 are
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

About 1.2 million Americans should be on pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) medications, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDD) said in a study released November 24, but only about 21,000 are.

After studying risk profiles for different demographics, the CDC determin
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