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posted Friday, August 18, 2017 - Volume 45 Issue 33


Trump thinks Neo-Nazis are 'fine,' but Obama-era legal protections have to go
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

While the Trump administration is reeling from the President's public endorsement of Neo-Nazis and white nationalists as 'fine people,' his Justice Department is quietly reversing the verdicts on Obama-era policies that protect civil rights, healthcare, and the environment.

'Many of these changes are not just change
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Martin Luther King County Labor Council backs Jenny Durkan
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer The Martin Luther King County Labor Council (MLKCLC) endorsed Jenny Durkan for Seattle Mayor at its August 16 delegates meeting. Durkan, an out Lesbian and former US Attorney, will face businesswoman and urban planner Cary Moon in the November general election.

MLKCLC represents 150 union
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Dow Constantine's message to white supremacists, fascists, and neo-Nazis
Like so many of you, I have been following the news and aftermath of the events in Charlottesville with horror and grief.

On Saturday [August 12], an act of domestic terrorism took the life of Heather Heyer, a paralegal who bravely stood up to hate, intolerance, and racism. In addition, two police officers, Pilot Lt. H. Jay Culle
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Jewish Family Service speaks out about Charlottesville missing pic
Elie Wiesel once said, the opposite of love is not hate, it is indifference. The Nazis came to power in Germany because of the bystanders as much as the persecutors. Today, none of us can be bystanders. Silence is guilt.

We must call on our leaders, no matter their party affiliation, to stand against bigotry and racist ideologies.
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MARK MY WORDS: Conversion therapy is child torture
by Mark Segal - Philadelphia Gay News

To the entire LGBT community: Let's begin as a community to state the truth without putting lipstick on a pig. Personally, it sickens me when I see someone from GLAAD or HRC on television calling conversion therapy 'praying the gay away.' That is downright as truthful as a Donald Trump tweet,
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IN MEMORIAM: Brett A. Aalderink
7/23/1963 - 7/3/2017

Brett, a longtime resident of Seattle, born in East Grand Rapids, Michigan, passed away on July 3rd. Brett had battled illness for the last few years. Ultimately he died an accidental death from a fall causing an injury to the head.

Brett was an amazingly talented and creative person. He
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Thousands march in Seattle to denounce white supremacists
Police attack protesters trying to counter far-right rally

Downtown Seattle was awash with opponents of white supremacy on Sunday, August 13 as a diverse crowd of 2,000 marched in opposition to a rightwing 'Patriot Prayer' rally at Westlake Park. Participation swelled dramatically as the counter-protest also became a respon
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Jenny Durkan responds to Charlottesville violence
Yesterday [August 12], I joined many voices to condemn the violent and hateful acts of white supremacists in Virginia. Their acts and their hate have no place in any corner of our country. They have been emboldened by a President who not only refuses to condemn them, but who has built an administration with the bricks of hate, resentment a more
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Pramila Jayapal denounces white supremacy
On Friday night [August 11] in Charlottesville, Virginia, white supremacists wielding tiki torches, Confederate and swastika flags and rifles gathered together at a 'Unite the Right' rally. Chanting hateful slogans and performing Nazi salutes, these white supremacists are fomenting hate and violence to build their numbers. Peaceful demonstrators more
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Jenny Durkan statement following ballot certification
Following today's [August 15] ballot certification, former U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan issued the following statement:

'Nikkita Oliver ran a great campaign. She brought not just her powerful voice to the discussion but brought in and amplified the voices, dreams, and pain of those who have been shut out of the opportunities and pr
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Seattle workers continue to decisively unite behind Jenny Durkan
ILWU Local 19 solely endorse Durkan for mayor

Following the endorsements of both Seattle Building & Construction Trades Council and the Professional & Technical Employees (PTE) Local 17, former U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan announced the support of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) Local 19, which re
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LEO Party brings out Drag Royalty with Chad Michaels: Raises over $20K for SCS
LEO PARTY
NEIGHBOURS NIGHTCLUB
August 13


On behalf of Joe Torres, Founder of LEO Foundation - THANK YOU!

Our amazing team of VOLUNTEERS and ENTERTAINERS - AMORA Dior Black, ATASHA Manila, CLAYTON Coleman, DESARAE Pendavis, EVAH Destruction, GAYSHA Starr, ISAAC Scott, JAXEN Brown, LAD
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Lambda Legal sues Houston to defend benefits for city employees' same-sex spouses
'Our clients are angered by the notion that in 2017 their marriages would be deemed inferior to other marriages.'

HOUSTON, Texas - Lambda Legal and co-counsel Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP filed a federal lawsuit [on August 10] on behalf of three married couples against Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and the City of Hou
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Pride At Work presidents and other labor leaders condemn Neo-Nazis and white nationalists
Pride At Work Co-Presidents Shellea Allen and Tim Schlittner and Executive Director Jerame Davis:
Pride at Work stands firmly against all forms of white supremacy and terrorism in this country and around the world. What we saw on Saturday in Charlottesville was a horrible act of bigotry and hate and a reminder that we have a lo
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Charlottesville and yet another exposure of America's denial of its sordid history

At 76 years of age I have read and seen a lot about America's denial regarding its history, its inhuman treatment of people, its failure to live up to its rhetoric regarding equality, and its hypocrisy regarding right and wrong. Those Repu
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Statement from the National LGBTQ Task Force on violence in Charlottesville
The following can be attributed to Stacey Long Simmons, Esq., Director of the Advocacy and Action Department of the National LGBTQ Task Force:

'The violence we are witnessing is horrifying, but is merely the latest manifestation of the growing racist, anti-immigration, anti-Semitic, sexist and anti-LGBTQ hate in our midst. T
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HRC strongly condemns white supremacist rally and violent extremism in Charlottesville
WASHINGTON, DC - [On August 12], the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, released the following statement strongly condemning the white supremacists' rally, violence and apparent attack on counter protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia:

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We stand united against racism - Lambda Legal responds to violence in Charlottesville
In response to the racist violence that shook Charlottesville, VA, Friday and Saturday [August 11 and 12], Lambda Legal CEO Rachel B. Tiven issued the following statement [on Sunday, August 13]:

We were revolted by the racist violence and intimidation in Charlottesville on Friday and Saturday, and stand in solidarity with the
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Powerful TV exec sued for $1.2 million for allegedly uploading Gay x-rated videos
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

According to court documents, Marc Juris, the openly Gay president of WE TV, has been served a $1.2 million lawsuit from Gay porn company Flava Works.

Flava Works specializes in x-rated videos featuring models of color. The company claims Juris joined its site as a member,
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Gay dolphins observed off coast of Western Australia
by Shaun Knittel - SGN A&E Writer

Homosexual behavior in the animal kingdom is widespread. We've all heard about the same-sex male penguin couple. But scientists say that they may have found a community of mammals where homosexuality might be the norm.

One of the best-known examples of homosexuality in the an
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