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posted Friday, June 16, 2017 - Volume 45 Issue 24


Ed Murray accuser drops lawsuit

Mayor considering write-in campaign

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Delvonn Heckard, the man who accused Seattle Mayor Ed Murray of paying him for sex when he was underage, has dropped his lawsuit against Murray.

Heckard's attorney, Lincoln Beauregard, filed a motion to withdraw the complaint on June 13, and it was granted by a King County Superior Court. Beauregard filed the suit on He
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Germany grants visas to Gay Chechen refugees
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Germany is granting visas to Gay refuges from Chechnya, officials confirmed on June 8.

According to the Associated Press, the first Gay Chechen refugee arrived in Germany on June 6. Three others have met with German embassy staff in Moscow, and a fourth man's visa application
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Ireland chooses Gay prime minister
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Leo Varadkar became the first out Gay prime minister of Ireland - or Taoiseach - on June 14, after the Dail, Ireland's parliament voted to confirm him.

Varadkar is also the first Irish leader of immigrant background. His father was born in Mumbai, India, and moved to England,
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Bigots claim $50K donation for anti-Trans initiative
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The organizers of a campaign to reverse 11 years of civil rights legislation and deprive Transgender people of their right to use gender-appropriate restrooms say they have received a new donation of $50,000.

The ironically titled Just Want Privacy campaign has not revealed who
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MARK MY WORDS: Vaporizing Stonewall
by Mark Segal - Philadelphia Gay News

I'm writing about an issue that sheds new light on a subject we all think we know: Stonewall. Earlier this week, my husband Jason, who teaches creative writing at Boston University, handed me an anthology of the best science-fiction stories of 2016. The book, edited by John Joseph Adams, ha
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Gender Justice League brings remarkable speakers to Trans Pride Seattle 2017 - Friday, June 23
The annual celebration of the Seattle-area Transgender community, Trans* Pride Seattle will be taking place on Capitol Hill on Friday, June 23 in and around Cal Anderson Park. The assembly and line-up to march will begin at 5pm on Nagle Pl. The march will step off at 6pm sharp from Broadway E & E John St, and travel east to 12th Ave, south on 12 more
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Court upholds I-124

Victory for hotel workers

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A King County Superior Court ruled on June 9 that I-124 - the Seattle initiative that protects hotel workers from sexual harassment and other unsafe working conditions - is constitutional.

Judge John Erlick affirmed the initiative in its entirety and dismissed the claims of ho
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Gay congressman introduces LGBT PRIDE Act

Measure would improve data collection on violent crimes, suicides

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney of New York introduced the LGBT PRIDE Act on June 13, one year and one day after the massacre at Orlando's Pulse nightclub.

The bill is seeks to improve data collection on the sexual orientation and gender identity of victims of violent crimes and suicide
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Klan crashes Equality March in Alabama
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

While in most places the June 11 Equality Marches and other Pride month events went on without incident, in Florence, Alabama, the Ku Klux Klan crashed the party, leaving attendees 'shocked and then embarrassed,' in the words of a local LGBT rights activist.

'It was just crazy,' B
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UK election leaves LGBT rights at risk

Jeremy Corbyn warns PM not to trade rights for power

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The rights of the United Kingdom's LGBT community may be reduced to a political bargaining chip as Prime Minister Theresa May desperately tries to assemble a parliamentary majority that will allow her to remain in power.

May led her Conservative Party into early elections, hoping
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Brit Pride organizers apologize to Trans community for segregated 'Trans only' area
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Pride festival organizers in the British resort town of Blackpool have apologized to the local Trans community for setting up a segregated 'Trans only' area.

A seaside resort some 27 miles north of Liverpool, Blackpool hosts an annual weekend Pride event that features a march,
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FDA approves generic Truvada
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first generic version of Truvada.

In a June 9 announcement, the federal agency said the Teva pharmaceutical company could sell its new emtricitabine and tenofovir disoproxil application. Truvada is a brand name owned b
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