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posted Friday, October 21, 2016 - Volume 44 Issue 43


Chelsea Clinton speaks with Philadelphia Gay News
by PGN Staff - Courtesy of Philadelphia Gay News

Chelsea Clinton took a break from addressing female and Millennial voters Oct. 14 in Pittsburgh for a phone call with PGN. She talked about her time in Pennsylvania - an increasingly important swing state in the race that pits her mother, Democrat Hillary Clinton, against Republican Donald Trump.

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7th Circuit grants en banc review to Title VII case
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals will review a prior decision denying the claims of a Lesbian law professor who says Title VII of the Civil Rights Act protects her against discrimination on account of her sexual orientation.

A three-judge panel of the appeals court turned down
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Louisiana court blocks LGBT protections
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A Louisiana state court ruled on October 18 that the state's Republican attorney general can block state contracts if they contain language protecting LGBT employees from discrimination.

Louisiana's Democratic governor, John Bel Edwards, issued an executive order requiring busi
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LGBTQ Allyship raises $31,555 at Just Desserts
Thank YOU for making Just Desserts a savory success!

We packed the house with 250 guests and raised $31,555 towards supporting LGBTQ equity in South King County! You helped us surpass our fundraising goal by $8,255!

THANK YOU!



There are too many amazing people to thank, but we want
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PRIDE FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES $400,000 IN SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR LGBTQ & ALLY STUDENTS
The Pride Foundation 2017 scholarship application for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, (LGBTQ) and ally students is officially open!

Please share this opportunity with students of any age from Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, or Washington. Scholarships are available to students who are pursuing post-secondary studies
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The GSBA Guarantee initiative enhances GSBA Scholarship Fund
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

GSBA announced on October 19, the GSBA Guarantee, the organization's newest initiative to provide funding to students during four years of undergraduate work.

Jason Dittmer, GSBA director of marketing & communications, cited in a October 19 media release to Seattle Gay Ne
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Gender Justice League seeks award nominations
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Gender Justice League (GJL), the Seattle-based Transgender organization that produces the annual Trans Pride event and advocates for Transgender equality statewide, announced they will be accepting nominations for 2016 Gender Justice Awards.

According to GJL officials,
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U.T.O.P.I.A. Seattle crowns first black queen
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

If you've never been to a United Territories of Pacific Islanders' Alliance (U.T.O.P.I.A.) Seattle pageant you are missing out. The crowd is known to exceed 300-400 people, the queens are some of the best in town (with some contestants flying in from out of state to compete as well), a
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Worried about voter fraud? Don't be, state official says
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

At the October 19 presidential debate, Donald Trump once again repeated charges that the electoral system 'is rigged,' and he suggested he would not accept the results of the November 8 vote.

Polling shows that Trump's supporters believe his allegations. Forty-one percent of v
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7th District Congressional candidates reveal differences
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Pramila Jayapal and Brady Walkinshaw, vying to fill the 7th Congressional District seat being vacated by veteran Rep. Jim McDermott's retirement, revealed clear differences in their October 13 debate at the Seattle Central Library.

While both candidates come from the progressi
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Buy union-made candy this Halloween
by Pride At Work - Special to SGN

Halloween might be scary, but what's really terrifying is the thought of a country without unions. No 40-hour workweek. No weekends. No vacations. No family leave. No paid sick days. No minimum wage. No health and safety rules. And - especially frightening for people of color, women, and L
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LGBT HISTORY MONTH: The Wizard of Oz in the LGBT community
by Ryan Bunch
PGN Contributing Writer
Courtesy of Philadelphia Gay News

Nobody seems to know quite how or why The Wizard of Oz became such an enduring part of LGBT community and culture.

It is, of course, common knowledge that Judy Garland is a gay icon - beloved and worshiped by gay men of a cer
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John McCain: OK, I lied. I don't think the next president should fill the SCOTUS vacancy
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

John McCain tacitly confessed to a lie in an October 17 radio interview, admitting that Senate Republicans intend to block any US Supreme Court appointments by Hillary Clinton.

McCain had previously insisted that the next president be allowed to select a successor to the late
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AFL-CIO constituency groups stand with Native Americans to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline
Special to SGN from Pride at Work Washington, DC - Together, the Labor Coalition for Community Action, which includes the A. Phillip Randolph Institute, the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance, the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists, the Coalition of Labor Union Women, the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement, and Pride at Work, more
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Clinton worried about LGBT backlash, emails show
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Emails released by WikiLeaks show that Hillary Clinton's campaign team knew she'd made a mistake praising Nancy Reagan for starting what she called 'a national conversation' about AIDS, and they were worried her gaffe would result in a backlash against her among LGBT voters. Clinton made the
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Las Vegas Culinary Union builds wall of taco trucks around Trump hotel
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The Las Vegas Culinary Union, longtime nemesis of Donald Trump, built a 'wall' of taco trucks outside the Trump International Hotel on October 19, as Trump squared off against Hillary Clinton in the third and last of their scheduled debates.

The action mocks Trump's campaign
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