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posted Friday, May 12, 2017 - Volume 45 Issue 19


End of the Ed Murray era
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Euripides should have written the story.

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray announced he was dropping his re-election campaign on May 9. Only 40 days before, he looked like he was cruising to an easy victory and would go down in history not only as Seattle's first out Gay mayor but the first successful mayor in 20 years.
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Seattle mayoral race: Ed out, Bob Hasegawa and Jenny Durkan in
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

With Ed Murray dropping out of his race for re-election, who will be Seattle's next mayor seems to be anybody's guess.

As Murray quit the race, two new candidates jumped in: state Sen. Bob Hasegawa and former US Attorney Jenny Durkan. They join Mike McGinn, Nikkita Oliver, Car
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Chechnya opens concentration camps and tortures Gay men
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

In early April, the Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta reported that more than 100 gay men had been detained 'in connection with their nontraditional sexual orientation, or suspicion of such' as part of a purge.

At first there was little verification of the claims from the
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Life expectancy near normal for young HIV patients on ART, new study shows
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Advances in antiretroviral therapies (ARTs) over the past 14 years mean that HIV-positive people may live nearly normal life spans, according to a new study.

The research by Bristol University in the United Kingdom, published May 10 in the medical journal The Lancet, analyzed
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JESSE'S JOURNAL: Equality March: For Unity and Pride
by Jesse Monteagudo - SGN Contributing Writer

On October 14, 1979, over 100,000 people (including this author) took part in the first March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights. Since then, LGBT people and our allies marched on Washington in 1987, 1993, 2000 and 2009. Though little was achieved as a result, the LGBT March
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Seattle Pride names 2017 parade announcers
Seattle Pride has released the lineup for announcers for the 2017 Pride Parade. With three stages located throughout the parade route, local talent was selected by the Seattle Pride Board of Directors.

Announcing from the Westlake Stage, Seattle Pride chose Abbey Roads, The Lady B and DonnaTella Howe. Abbey
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Queeraoke: A Karaoke and Open Mic Night at the Seattle Public Library May 19
The Seattle Public Library will host an open mic and karaoke night for LGBTQ teens, young adults and their allies from 4pm to 7pm, Friday, May 19 at the University Branch, 5009 Roosevelt Way NE, 206-684-4063.

Library events are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Free parking is ava
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End AIDS Washington launches speaking tour in May to destigmatize Sex Without Condoms
When we talk about sex, the conversation often focuses on safer sex, prevention, and the dangers and negative impacts of sex without condoms. Condomless sex still occurs, though - all while our conversations tend to avoid the topic. It's time to shift the narrative to reflect our realities.

During the month of May, End AIDS Was
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Wife of Pulse gunman loses appeal, will stay in jail
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Noor Salman, wife of Pulse nightclub shooter Omar Mateen, lost her appeal to be released from jail May 10.

A panel of the 11th Circuit US Court of Appeals ruled that Salman should remain in jail until her trial next March.

Salman is charged with obstruct
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Mothers' Day: celebrate Mom and good union jobs
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Your mom worked hard to raise you, and if she's like most modern moms, she also worked hard at a job to help feed you and keep a roof over your head.

Honor her and her hard work - and honor the work of millions of moms like her - by making sure to buy her some union-made candy t
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Christian activist pies Gay Qantas CEO
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A man shoved a lemon meringue pie into the face of Gay Qantas CEO Alan Joyce as he was speaking at a business luncheon on May 9. The assailant was subsequently identified as Tony Overheu, a right-wing Christian activist.

Overheu told reporters that he wanted to make a statemen
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Trump losing ground with his base, new poll shows
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Donald Trump is losing ground with his core constituencies, a new Quinnipiac poll shows. The poll, released May 10, shows Trump with a negative-22-point approval rating, a near-record low.

Trump is now down 36%-58%, just slightly higher than his all-time low of 35%-57% on Apri
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Gay bashing not a hate crime, West Virginia Supreme Court rules
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Gay bashing is not a hate crime, at least according to the West Virginia Supreme Court.

In a 3-2 ruling issued on May 9, the court said that West Virginia's hate crime statute does not protect LGBT residents.

The ruling came in the case of former Marshall Unive
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Meet Annie, a beautiful 7-year-old white and grey kitty! Annie is a gentle soul who seeks a quiet house without children or other pets. In return for this peaceful home, she offers love and affection galore. She is a very sweet cat who loves to follow her best friends around and receive pats and head scratches, or get a good snuggle session. more
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Congressional Democrats reintroduce LGBT Equality Act
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Congressional Democrats reintroduced the Equality Act with a May 2 press conference in the US Capitol.

The bill, first introduced in 2015, would add protections for sexual orientation and gender identity to US civil rights laws, and bar discrimination against LGBT people in em
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Equality Act reintroduced in Congress with unprecedented corporate support
240 members of Congress and more than 90 corporations back bipartisan legislation adding protections for LGBTQ people to federal civil rights laws

Equality Act introduced as nearly two-thirds of LGBTQ Americans report experiencing discrimination
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's l
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Trump executive order targets reproductive choice, separation of church and state

No OK for anti-LGBT discrimination

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

An executive order signed by Donald Trump on May 4 will make it easier for churches to get involved in politics and for employers to deny reproductive health coverage to their employees, but it does not include language explicitly endorsing discrimination against LGBT Americans.

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Alabama's anti-LGBTQ adoption law H.B. 24 signed into law
On Wednesday, May 3, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, expressed deep concern over Gov. Kay Ivey signing into law Alabama's patently anti-LGBTQ bill H.B. 24.

The bill, deceptively titled the 'Child Placing Agency Inclusion Act
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Weekly Pets
Meet Annie, a beautiful 7-year-old white and grey kitty! Annie is a gentle soul who seeks a quiet house without children or other pets. In return for this peaceful home, she offers love and affection galore. She is a very sweet cat who loves to follow her best friends around and receive pats and head scratches, or get a good snuggle sess more
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