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posted Friday, September 15, 2017 - Volume 45 Issue 37


Ed out, Bruce Harrell in&at least temporarily
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray resigned September 12 in the wake of the fifth accusation of sexual abuse of a minor, this time leveled by his cousin, Joseph Dyer, who said Murray forced him to have oral sex when Dyer was 13 and Murray was in his twenties.

Murray's office announced he would resign three hours after the Seattl
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Capitol Hill Housing to develop Seattle's first LGBTQ-affirming affordable senior housing
CHH hosting Sept. 21 event to help identify community needs and priorities

SEATTLE - [On September 13] Capitol Hill Housing (CHH) announced plans to develop Seattle's first affordable senior housing development, designed to be an affirming environment for LGBTQ elders and the greater LGBTQ community.

The
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LGBT rights pioneer Edie Windsor dies at 88

Plaintiff in historic USA v. Windsor ruling

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Edie Windsor, the plaintiff in the landmark case USA v. Windsor, in which the US Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), died September 12. She was 88.

Windsor was survived by her second wife, Judith Kasen-Windsor, whom she married in 2016, but it was her
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LGBTQ and Allied Gray Harbor community protest Hoquiam bar
by Shaun Knittel - SGN A&E Writer

Over the weekend members of the LGBTQ and Allied Grays Harbor community held a rally and peaceful protest in response to what they say has been a summer filled with threats, anti-LGBTQ rhetoric, a smear campaign of the community based on lies, and more.

If you have not been foll
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Civil rights groups pay tribute to Edie Windsor
From the ACLU:
Today, we lost one of this country's great civil rights pioneers, Edie Windsor. The wheels of progress turn forward because of people like Edie who are willing to stand up in the face of injustice. One simply cannot write the history of the gay rights movement without reserving immense credit and gratitude for Edi
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Dug Sharpe's remarks on being inducted into the NAGAAA Hall of Fame
Last week when Emerald City Softball Association's Dug Sharpe was inducted into the North American Gay Amateur Athletic Association's Hall of Fame at the start of the 2017 NAGAAA Gay Softball World Series held in Portland, Oregon, he shared the following remarks:

Thank you, Frank. Thank you to the members of the Hall o
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SML Seattle Leather Daddy and Daddy's boy contest
Who's your daddy? That's my boy!

Seattle Men in Leather (SML) is sponsoring the 29th Annual Seattle Leather Daddy and Daddy's boy Contest Saturday, October 7, at 7pm at The Cuff Complex, 1533 13th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122. The Cuff Complex's doors open for the contest at 6pm.

SML will also host a Meet
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ACLU asks for a preliminary injunction to stop Trump's Trans ban
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The ACLU has asked a federal court for a preliminary injunction to halt Donald Trump's ban on Transgender people serving in the US military.

In its September 14 filing, the ACLU says that there will be 'irreparable harm' to the service members it represents if the ban is allo
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Nearly 70,000 LGBT people in Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming lack statewide protections from ongoing discrimination
Adding sexual orientation and gender identity to existing non-discrimination laws would protect LGBT residents and would not be costly or burdensome to enforce

LOS ANGELES - Approximately 69,200 LGBT people in the mountain states of Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming are vulnerable to discrimination based on sexual orientation
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New HRC report highlights Trump-Pence's stealth attacks on democracy and the LGBTQ community
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, released a new report, 'Trump's Administrative Abuse and the LGBTQ Community,' highlighting the Trump-Pence administration's highly unusual and abusive efforts to quietly roll back crit more
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Discriminatory ban already harming Transgender troops and the US military, Lambda Legal and OutServe-SLDN tell court
LGBT legal rights organizations ask federal court to halt immediately all efforts to implement dangerous and discriminatory ban

SEATTLE - Lambda Legal and OutServe-SLDN today asked a federal court to halt immediately all steps taken to implement the Trump administration's discriminatory plan to ban transgender individual
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AHF praises Sen. Bernie Sanders, Senate colleagues on introduction of 'Medicare for All' legislation
In a show of force, 15 fellow senators co-sponsor the innovative health care bill WASHINGTON - The AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) today praised the introduction of legislation that would make all Americans and US residents eligible for Medicare.

US Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) introduced the bill today as the prim
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Queer groups condemn study claiming computers can tell if you're Gay from photos
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Can computers have so-called 'gaydar'?

Does AI count as a trusted source in reporting who is Gay and who is not?

These questions would've seemed a bit 'early' one or two years ago, but in 2017 LGBTQ folks are faced with finding answers, because a Stanford U
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Weekly Pets
Meet Marvelous, a 3-year-old fluffy brown kitty. She may be a little shy, but with time and patience, she'll shine like the star she should be. Marvelous is a darling girl who's ready to meet her new best friends and family today at PetSmart in Bellevue, a Seattle Humane satellite adoption location. Come find her there today and welcome more
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