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posted Friday, April 28, 2017 - Volume 45 Issue 17


Ed Murray and Paul Allen announce $35 million deal to support homeless families
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and billionaire Paul Allen have announced a new initiative to help homeless families.

According to their April 26 press release, Murray and Allen envision 'an innovative, permanent supportive housing and on-site services community that will serve as a resource hub for Seattle-area families wi
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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum condemns Chechnya's persecution of Gay population
WASHINGTON, DC - The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is deeply concerned at reports of Chechen authorities targeting Gay men for arrest, torture, and, in some cases, murder. Some reports indicate that secret detention facilities have been established exclusively for the purpose of persecuting Gay and Bisexual men. According to media r more
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Mayoral update: More labor unions endorse Ed Murray, Macklemore endorses Nikkita Oliver
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Three additional labor unions endorsed Ed Murray's bid to be re-elected mayor of Seattle, according to a campaign bulletin dated April 24, bringing the number of unions backing Murray to 19.

Murray's rival, Nikkita Oliver, also picked up a headline endorsement: the rapper Mackle
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Trump can't punish sanctuary cities, judge says
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A federal judge ruled on April 25 that the Trump administration cannot punish sanctuary cities by cutting off their funding.

US District Judge William Orrick said that the power to distribute federal money is 'exclusive to Congress' and that the president may not usurp that po
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JESSE'S JOURNAL: Ending Anita: When ordinary people do extraordinary things
by Jesse Monteagudo - SGN Contributing Writer

On April 1, 2014, Aaron Huntsman and Lee Jones, a couple of Key West bartenders, challenged the State of Florida's ban on same-sex marriage when they applied for a marriage license at the office of the Monroe County Clerk. This led to a lawsuit, Huntsman v. Heavilin, and a decisio
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LGBTQ SENIORS SPOTLIGHT
Leo Egashira, Research Coordinator and Editor at the UW Indigenous Wellness Research Institute and Board Member of Generations Aging with Pride (www.GAPSeattle.org)

Leo Egashira was born and raised in Seattle, and has lived nearly 5 decades of his 63 years here. He has been a lover of outdoor adventure his whole life.
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Fat Salmon 2017 registration begins May 1 for Open Water Swim July 15 in Lake Washington
Seattle's Orca Swim Team announces that online registration opens May 1 at 6:00am Pacific Daylight Time for the 2017 Fat Salmon Open Water Swim to be held July 15 on Lake Washington. For the first time, the 3.2-mile point-to-point Fat Salmon swim from I-90 to Madison Park Beach along the western shores of Lake Washington will also be the USMS PN more
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COMMENTARY: Why does it matter?
by Mac McGregor - a Transgender Candidate
Special to the SGN

Being an activist, and now one of eleven transgender people running for office around the United States this year, is a balancing act. Running in Seattle there is a great deal of support - more than in most cities in the U.S. - for a transgender candidate,
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Help make Trans Pride Seattle happen
Each year more than 5,000 people come together and celebrate the Trans community's power, resistance, and talent. Do you want to be a part of making it all happen? Trans Pride Seattle is June 23, and in the meantime, here are 4 ways you can get involved right now:

1. Join our Trans Pride Steering Committee! Do you have ideas
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University Lutheran Church hosts centennial anniversary celebration on May 7th
University Lutheran Church in Seattle culminates their year-long 100th Anniversary Celebration with a special worship service on Sunday, May 7th beginning at 9:30am. We are pleased to welcome Bishop Kirby Unti to our pulpit that day, and we anticipate raising the rafters with special music as well. All are welcome to join us for this festive s more
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Ed Murray's lawyer calls foul:

Court should fine opposing lawyer for grandstanding, he says

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Robert Sulkin, the lawyer representing Seattle Mayor Ed Murray against allegations of child molesting, has had it with his opponent's antics, he said in an April 25 court document.

In the filing, Sulkin asks a state court to fine Lincoln Beauregard - the attorney representing
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Patty Murray and Cory Booker reintroduce bill to ban conversion therapy
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Washington Sen. Patty Murray and New Jersey's Sen. Cory Booker have reintroduced legislation to ban so-called 'conversion therapy.'

Murray is the ranking member on the Senate's Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, the committee that would have jurisdiction
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SAINT vs. VOICE

Pramila Jayapal helps launch Saved by American Immigrants National Taskforce

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Donald Trump has VOICE, the so-called Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement, a public relations gimmick designed to promote the idea that immigrants are dangerous criminals.

Now, Seattle-area congresswoman Pramila Jayapal and three House colleagues have created the Saved by
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LGBT people can be 'queer' but no one is 'homosexual' anymore, LA Times says
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The Los Angeles Times has updated its style guide to reflect modern word use and bar writers from using terms for LGBT people that are now considered offensive, or at best old-fashioned.

'As our understanding of gender and sexual orientation evolves, so does language,' the new
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Alabama House passes discriminatory anti-LGBTQ Adoption Bill HB24
MONTGOMERY, AL - The Heart of Dixie has grown colder today. This afternoon, the Alabama House of Representatives passed HB24, deceptively named the Alabama Child Placing Agency Inclusion Act, on an 87-0 vote with 6 abstaining. The bill now heads to Governor Kay Ivey's desk.



HB24 would create a broad license to discr
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In China, 'comrade' doesn't mean what it used to
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Chinese Communist Party members are so reluctant to call each other 'comrade' that the party's Central Committee has issued instructions that members are to start using the term again.

Their problem is that the word 'comrade' no longer means 'fellow Communist' as it did in the h
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