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posted Friday, March 31, 2017 - Volume 45 Issue 13


Ed Murray vs. Jeff Sessions on immigration enforcement

Seattle sues Trump administration

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The City of Seattle is suing the Trump administration over threats by US Attorney General Jeff Sessions to cut off federal funding to so-called 'sanctuary cities.'

In its lawsuit, filed March 29, Seattle says that it is acting in accord with federal law and the US Constitution, and that the Trump administration has
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Trump to allow businesses to discriminate against LGBT Americans
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Donald Trump has issued an executive order allowing companies that do business with the federal government to discriminate against LGBT Americans.

The order, issued March 27, revokes President Obama's Executive Order 13673 - the 'Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces' order - requiring com
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Immigration lawsuit:

Local Congress members side with Seattle

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Both Seattle-area members of Congress announced their support for the City of Seattle in its dispute with the Trump administration over immigration policies.

Trump's Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, threatened to cut off federal funds to cities like Seattle that refuse to play
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Rep. Barbara Lee urges President Trump to abandon cuts to HIV/AIDS programs, warns of 'unthinkable consequences'
WASHINGTON, DC - Congresswoman Barbara Lee for the 13th District of California released the following statement regarding proposed cuts to PEPFAR and other lifesaving HIV/AIDS programs:

'The passage of PEPFAR was one of the greatest moments of bipartisan cooperation in the history of our government. Understanding the life-and-d
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JESSE'S JOURNAL

Dr. George Weinberg:
Society and the Healthy Psychotherapist

by Jesse Monteagudo - SGN Contributing Writer

When Society and the Healthy Homosexual, Dr. George Weinberg's most famous book, was published in 1972, the consensus was that lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people were mentally ill. A best-selling book from that period was Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Sex (But Were
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IN MEMORIAM: Jim Irish (1936-2017)
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Jim Irish, real estate appraiser and veteran LGBT rights activist, died March 23 at the age of 80.

Jim was a member of the GSBA for at least two decades, and the group's communications manager Matt Landers described him as 'a stalwart on the Public Policy Task Force...'
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Act NOW to protest removal of LGBTQ survey questions
Dear Friends,

For decades, we have worked to reduce social and health disparities facing LGBTQ older adults and ensure access to competent care, services and policies. We, at Generations Aging with Pride, have worked hard to have questions about sexual orientation and gender identity added in national health and aging sur
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The Israel Defense Forces' first Transgender officer in Seattle April 4 and 5
To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to make you aware of an exciting opportunity. Lt. Shachar, the first transgender officer to transition from female to male during active service in the Israel Defense Forces, will be in Seattle April 4 and 5 to share his story and discuss the reality of transgender rights in Israel and
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Andrew Christian, men's underwear designer:

'I have a stronger voice now'

by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

ANDREW CHRISTIAN
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BOOK-SIGNING EVENT
UNDERU4MEN
March 30


'I feel like I have a stronger voice now,' Andrew Christian, perhaps the best-known male underwear designer next to Calvin Klein said to SGN at his underU
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At last! Space Needle settles with workers after six years
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Ending a bitter labor dispute lasting almost six years, management at the Space Needle has reached a settlement with UNITE HERE Local 8, the union that represents more than half of the 300 workers at the iconic landmark.

In a March 28 'Joint Statement,' the two sides announced t
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DelBene vs. Reichert over Trump tax returns
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Seattle-area Congress members Suzan DelBene and Dave Reichert squared off in their House Ways and Means Committee over an attempt to force Donald Trump to disclose his tax returns.

DelBene represents the First Congressional District, stretching from Kirkland and Redmond north
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HRC Foundation releases 10th edition of Healthcare Equality Index showing record number of providers committing to LGBTQ-inclusive policies
More than 300 healthcare providers nationwide earn the coveted 'Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality' designation

WASHINGTON, DC - On March 29, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC), the educational arm of the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization relea
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Trump wants to cut NIH funding
HIV/AIDS budget on the chopping block

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The Trump administration wants to cut $1.23 billion from the NIH (National Institutes of Health) budget for the current fiscal year. Among the cuts proposed would be $300 million in funding for HIV/AIDS assistance worldwide.

The reduction is part of $18 billion in cuts that the ad
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Meet Ellie, a sweet 9-year-old calico girl. Although reserved and shy at first, she'll come out of her shell and open up once she gets to know you. She loves to have her beautiful fur petted often and will appreciate a gentle caretaker who makes this the routine at her new home. With her laid back and friendly personality, Ellie will make more
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WA State Mr./Ms. Leather Organization

WSMLO Contest winners

Please welcome the newly selected Leather Representatives from this weekends Washington State Mr./Ms. Leather, and Bootblack Contest, that was held at The Cuff this past Saturday. (LtoR) Washington State Bootblack, Caleb, Washington State Mr. Leather, Travis and Washington State Mr. Leather, Carla.

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