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posted Friday, January 22, 2016 - Volume 44 Issue 04


Tina Podlodowski to run for secretary of state
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Former Seattle City Councilmember Tina Podlodowski will run for secretary of state this year, she announced on January 13.

If elected, she would be the first open Lesbian elected to a statewide office and the first Democrat elected secretary of state since 1961.

In a video campaign announcement, Po
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Appreciating Tom Rasmussen
by Victor Hawthorne - SGN Contributing Writer

It has been a year since Seattle City Councilmember Tom Rasmussen announced that he would not be running for re-election to a fourth term. After 12 years serving the City of Seattle and with the new City Council sworn in, Tom is looking forward to starting a new chapter in his lif
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Joe McDermott will run for Congress
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

King County Council chair Joe McDermott announced on January 20 that he will run for the Seventh District congressional seat being vacated by retiring Rep. Jim McDermott (no relation to Joe).

The Seventh Congressional District includes most of Seattle, Vashon Island, Burien, Nor
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Labor Council urges state unions to oppose the anti-Trans 'Bathroom Bill'
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The Martin Luther King County Labor Council (MLKCLC) unanimously passed a resolution at its January 20 delegates meeting urging state unions to oppose HB 2589, also known as the 'Bathroom Bill.'

The measure would allow anyone who provides public 'gender-segregated facilities'
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Councilmember Herbold's Statement on Homelessness Emergency Order Ratification
On Thursday, January 21, Seattle City Councilmember Lisa Herbold issued the following statement following Council's amending and ratification of Mayor Ed Murray's Order of Civil Emergency relating to creating safe parking lots for people using vehicles as residences:



'Last year in the One Night Count, volunteer
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New tiny house community for homeless opens; also a possible RV park
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

It's been months since Seattle Mayor Ed Murray declared Seattle's homeless situation a crisis. Murray, along with City Councilmembers and some area nonprofits that work with the homeless population weren't just giving lip-service, however; several projects are in the works that show ac
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Imperial Sovereign Court of Seattle and the Olympic & Rainier Empire Monarch Candidacy Announcement
To whom it may concern,

I, DonnaTella Howe, hereby respectfully submit this letter of intent to run for the position of Empress of the Imperial Sovereign Court of Seattle - Olympia XLV. I have been a resident of Seattle since 2005 beginning my community involvement at a small scale and became a member of the Court of Se
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Reflections on the recent gathering of the Anglican Communion
Rev. Jeff Gill - Trinity Parish, Seattle

Epiphany II (Year C) Trinity Parish, Seattle January 17, 2016
Isaiah 62:1-5; Psalm 36:5-10; 1 Corinthians 12:1-11; John 2:1-11


On this Second Sunday after the Epiphany it is appropriate that we see Jesus at a wedding in Cana of Galilee, where he perform
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Montana governor to protect LGBT state employees
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

To celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday, Montana Gov. Steve Bullock signed an executive order prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity for state employees, as well employees of the state's contractors and subcontractors.

The new
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Tennessee marriage nullification bill falls flat
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A bill that would have nullified the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark ruling on same-sex marriage in Tennessee was killed in committee on January 20.

Republican Rep. Mark Pody said God told him to file the bill, titled 'Tennessee Natural Marriage Defense Act,' because same-sex ma
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Anglicans apologize to Gays, then punish Episcopalians for blessing same-sex marriage
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

In a desperate bid to keep their church from splitting over LGBT rights, the world conference of Anglican bishops adopted a schizophrenic policy - apologizing to its LGBT members, but also punishing the U.S. Episcopalian Church for blessing same-sex marriages.

The Anglican Commu
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I not only spoke at Liberty University but Tony Perkins wrote my speech, Trump admits
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

In an interview with CNN news anchor Don Lemon, Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump admitted that Family Research Council CEO Tony Perkins wrote the speech he gave at Liberty University.

Liberty University was founded by anti-Gay pastor Jerry Falwell and is now ru
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I took on four heads of state on LGBT rights, Joe Biden says
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Outspoken Vice President Joe Biden says he has taken on at least four foreign heads of state over LGBT rights.

Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Biden recounted his adventures challenging the heads of homophobic countries.

'I have had
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Sports Equality Foundation launches to form Gay athlete support network
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Gay athletes got a new support network on Wednesday with the launch of the Sports Equality Foundation.

The organization boasts the NBA's first openly Gay player Jason Collins and Gay ex-MLB player Billy Bean on its advisory board. Sports Equality Foundation says it will
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Sarah Palin endorses Trump, Phyllis Schlafly endorses Cruz
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Two icons of the far right have weighed in on the Republican presidential race, with Sarah Palin endorsing Donald Trump and Phyllis Schlafly backing Ted Cruz.

'I'm proud to endorse Donald J. Trump for president,' Palin said in a sedate January 18 statement provided by the Trum
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