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posted Friday, April 22, 2016 - Volume 44 Issue 17


Landmark Trans rights ruling:
4th Circuit says schools must let Trans students use restrooms appropriate for their gender identity

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

In a ruling that Lambda Legal described as 'a game changer,' a panel of the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on April 19 that federal law requires school districts that receive money from the U.S. government - in other words, almost all of them - to allow Transgender students to use restrooms that conform to their gender identity. more
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Big changes for Lambert House:
Youth center must buy building or move

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Lambert House, which has been Seattle's LGBT youth center for the past 35 years, must either buy its iconic old house at 15th Avenue and Denny Way or find a new location, according to executive director Ken Shulman.

'We have to come up with $2 million before the end of the year,
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SPD Safe Place campaign officially launched in Seattle Public Schools
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

On Wednesday, April 20, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, along with Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O'Toole, Seattle Public Schools Superintendent Larry Nyland, more than 20 youth from Garfield High School's Gay and Straight Alliance (GSA), Social Outreach Seattle (SOSea), and Seattle Police LGBTQ
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Senator Patty Murray honors Gay Seattle resident with Golden Tennis Shoe Award
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

U.S. Senator Patty Murray honored Joe Krumbach with a Golden Tennis Shoe Award last week.

Murray gives the awards every year to 'everyday heroes,' people who make a difference in their communities. Krumbach most certainly is deserving of the award by its definition. He
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Labor Council endorses Marcus Courtney in 43rd District race
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The Martin Luther King County Labor Council (MLKCLC) has endorsed Marcus Courtney for the open state House seat in the 43rd Legislative District.

Courtney is currently the Northwest regional rep for the AFL-CIO labor federation. He was a founder and president of WashTech, the
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New $20 bill: Andrew Jackson out, Harriet Tubman in
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Former U.S. President Andrew Jackson will be dropped from the $20 bill and replaced by former slave and abolitionist leader Harriet Tubman. Images of civil rights movement leaders will join President Abraham Lincoln on the $5 bill.

The changes were announced April 20 by Treasu
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Tennessee: Sponsor pulls anti-Trans bill
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The sponsor of a bill to restrict Tennessee public school students to restrooms appropriate for the sex assigned to them at birth has pulled the legislation.

Tennessee House member Susan Lynn said on April 18 that she was delaying debate on her bill until next year in order to
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The one reason to be for Ted Cruz:
Rep. Peter King promises to take cyanide if Cruz wins

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

New York Republican Rep. Peter King has promised to take cyanide if Ted Cruz wins the Republican nomination, adding an extra incentive for LGBT voters to support the Texan.

'I hate Ted Cruz, and I think I'll take cyanide if he ever got the nomination,' the New York Republican
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EMILY's List endorses Tina Podlodowski for Secretary of State
WASHINGTON, D.C. -EMILY's List, the nation's largest resource for women in politics, has endorsed Tina Podlodowski, who's running for Secretary of State in Washington State to continue her lifelong fight for women and families.

'EMILY's List is thrilled to support Tina Podlodowski for Secretary of State in Washington State,' s
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Kim Davis, loser
Appeals Court dismisses her suit against former governor

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk who defied the U.S. Supreme Court by refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, has lost a suit alleging that her religious liberty was denied by the state.

The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed Davis's suit on April 19, sayin
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Beware of North Carolina and Mississippi, British government warns travelers
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

British travelers to the United States should beware of North Carolina and Mississippi, the UK's Foreign Office warned in a new travel advisory.

In the past, the Foreign Office - the British equivalent of the U.S. State Department - has advised LGBT Brits to 'take care abr
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ESPN fires Curt Schilling for transphobic tweet
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

ESPN has fired All-Star pitcher and high-profile sports analyst Curt Schilling after he reposted a crude anti-Trans meme on his Facebook page and added offensive commentary of his own.

Schilling had worked for the sports network since 2010 and was a fixture on Monday Night Bas
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Is Trump the least obnoxious Republican?
(not that it's a high bar)

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Donald Trump may have emerged as the least obnoxious Republican candidate - at least as far as LGBT rights are concerned.

While Trump has become infamous for barely concealed racism directed at Hispanic and Muslim immigrants, he showed surprising openness to Transgender people i
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'Gay gene' study makes no such conclusion
Editor: I don't know where Shaun Knittel picked up the idea for his article ('Half of all people carry 'gay gene' one study suggests,') but the study in question makes no such conclusion.

Prof. Chaladze's article concerns his playing around with computer models because he is wondering how come there are so many gay
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