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posted Friday, December 23, 2016 - Volume 44 Issue 52


Inslee, Jayapal declare state a hate-free zone

Demonstrators heckle Murray, Constantine

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Congresswoman-elect Pramila Jayapal and Gov. Jay Inslee declared Washington state a 'hate-free zone' at a December 19 press conference attended by other elected officials, labor and community activists, and the public.

Hate-Free Zone was the name of an organization founded by Jayapal to protect immigrants in the w
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Inslee, Jayapal declare state a hate-free zone

Demonstrators heckle Murray, Constantine

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Congresswoman-elect Pramila Jayapal and Gov. Jay Inslee declared Washington state a 'hate-free zone' at a December 19 press conference attended by other elected officials, labor and community activists, and the public.

Hate-Free Zone was the name of an organization founded b
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ERW pledges to double donations made to Washington Won't Discriminate until Dec. 31
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Have you ever heard the expression, 'Freedom isn't free?' Although that is traditionally used in reference to veterans who lost limbs or friends in war, it also applies to the dollar amount in which it takes to run a successful campaign of any kind these days.

And once a
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World OutGames Miami announces initial roster of distinguished speakers for its global human rights conference
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

World OutGames Miami 2017, a nine-day multisport, human rights, and cultural event from May 27 through June 4, 2017, has confirmed the initial roster of notable activists, thought leaders, and community figures to headline the Global LGBTQI Human Rights Conference.

Acco
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JESSE'S JOURNAL: The tabloid president
by Jesse Monteagudo - SGN A&E Writer

During the recent unpleasantness that was the 2016 presidential election much was made of the fact that the vast majority of newspapers endorsed Democrat Hillary Clinton against the winning Republican, Donald Trump. A major exception, one that was ignored by the media, probably did more fo
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Hotel owners sue to stop workplace safety initiative

I-124 passed with 77% of votes

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Three hotel owners associations - the American Hotel and Lodging Association, Washington Hospitality Association, and Seattle Hotel Association - have filed a lawsuit challenging the voter-approved Seattle Initiative 124.

The measure, which is now Seattle Municipal Code chapte
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Turgeon Raine celebrates 35 years of serving our community with gift ideas and future commitments!
by MK Scott - SGN Contributing Writer

The holidays are for love and bling, and sometimes the love of bling, so this week we salute long time ally and SGN advertiser since 2002, Turgeon Raine Jewelers.

As their website states:

Founded in 1982 by two gem aficionados, Norman Turgeon and Je
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Liars! North Carolina Republicans renege on deal to repeal HB 2

Boycott still on, NCAA and NBA say

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A deal to repeal North Carolina's draconian anti-LGBT bill, HB 2, collapsed on the night of December 21, as Republican state senators reneged on a deal with their Democratic colleagues and the Charlotte City Council.

Acting on December 19 and 20, the Charlotte City Council repea
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New York Trans man gets OK to change name without doctor's note
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A Transgender man in New York has won the legal right to change his name without providing 'medical evidence' of his gender transition.

In a December 19 ruling, a New York state appeals court granted Ben Stanford's petition for a legal name change and reversed a lower court deci
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80 Christian leaders condemn protections for sexual orientation and gender identity

Group includes four Catholic bishops, five Catholic college presidents

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Eighty conservative Christian leaders have issued a statement rejecting legal protections for sexual orientation and gender identity as 'contrary to Christian and American values.'

Among the signers were four Catholic bishops, five Catholic college presidents, and an assortmen
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Listerine can cure oral gonorrhea, new study shows
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Ordinary Listerine mouthwash can cure oral gonorrhea, a new study shows.

The study, by scientists at the Melbourne Sexual Health Center in Australia, was published December 20 in the journal Sexually Transmitted Infections.

The researchers performed two experim
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Pennsylvania court allows Gay couple to dissolve adult adoption, get married
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A Pennsylvania court ruled on December 21 that a Gay couple can dissolve their adult adoption and get married.

Nino Esposito, now 78, adopted Roland Bosee Jr. in 2012, when it was still against Pennsylvania state law for the couple to marry. They have been together 46 years.
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Introducing Art, a devastatingly handsome 1-year-old Great Pyrenees mix! At 114lbs, Art is a gentle giant - a sweet and well-behaved boy. He is also intelligent and sits on command. Art makes one of the best walking partners around! He has excellent leash manners and looks absolutely majestic. Art adores long hikes, walks,
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