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posted Friday, October 27, 2017 - Volume 45 Issue 43


Mayoral race gets ugly:
Durkan campaign charges Moon supporters with homophobia
Controversial email at heart of the complaint

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Mayoral candidate Jenny Durkan's campaign has charged her opponent's supporters with homophobia as the campaign goes into its final days before the November 7 election.

Durkan's campaign spokesperson, Stephanie Formas, emailed the SGN on October 24, saying that sexist and homophobic attacks on Durkan were 'now being p
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Two labor leaders make the case for Jenny Durkan
by Nicole Grant
Martin Luther King County Labor Council
and David Rolf
SEIU 775
Special to the SGN

Seattle has become a beacon to the nation, pioneering cutting edge policies to address income inequality and improve the lives of workers. We led by implementing a $15 minimum wage and paid sick lea
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Pramila Jayapal speech against Trump tax plan
'Mr. Chairman, I rise in strong opposition to this Fiscal Year '18 budget resolution for a number of reasons, not the least of which that the underlying assumptions are grossly misleading. It assumes fictions like hundreds of billions of dollars from the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, and it assumes an economic growth rate of 3%, which mos more
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Alexander-Murray healthcare compromise would reduce premiums and deficit, CBO says
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The bipartisan health care compromise brokered by Washington Democrat Patty Murray and Tennessee Republican Lamar Alexander would reduce insurance premiums for consumers and also reduce the federal budget deficit, according to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO).

The Alexand
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MARK MY WORD: From Asia, with Pride
by Mark Segal - Philadelphia Gay News

I've been traveling out of the country for the last couple of weeks, and with what seems to be so much disagreement in our community on a range of issues, and the ongoing doubts about where our struggle is leading, I thought I'd share with you a few snapshots from my trip - which should g
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Endorsements roll in for Jenny Durkan
On Thursday, October 26, former U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan received the endorsements of The Seattle Medium, Northwest Asian Weekly, and Northwest Vietnamese News, which follows the endorsement of Seattle Gay News.

Take a look.....

Northwest Asian Weekly
Two crucial races


'The Northwe
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Who's your daddy? That's my boy!
Congratulations to SML Seattle Leather Daddy and Daddy's boy contest winners

Seattle Men in Leather (SML) sponsored the 29th Annual Seattle Leather Daddy and Daddy's boy Contest on Saturday, October 7, at 7pm at The Cuff Complex.

Seattle Leather Daddy and Daddy's boy contestants were scored by a panel of
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Mr. Nude Seattle Contest returns after 7-year hiatus
Contestant George awarded title and $500 cash prize

by MK Scott - SGN Contributing Writer

It is hard to believe that 2009 was the last time Seattle held a Mr. Nude Seattle Contest. Started in the late-90s, Mr. Nude Seattle was an annual contest held mostly at the Langston Hughes Performing Arts
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LGBTQ HISTORY MONTH

Randy Wicker: Unsung hero in LGBT-rights movement

by Jeremy Rodriguez - Philadelphia Gay News

Randy Wicker may not be a familiar name to those familiar with LGBT history -' but the 79-year-old made his mark in the movement, beginning in the 1960s.

Many assume the first organized protest for gay rights occurred on April 17, 1965, in front of the White House, w
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Comic artists Nicole J. Georges and Julia Wertz read at the Seattle Public Library Nov. 5
Acclaimed cartoonists Nicole J. Georges and Julia Wertz will read from new works and discuss the process of making comics with local artist E.T. Russian from 2pm to 4pm Sunday, Nov. 5 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium.

Library events are free and open to the public. Tickets and registration
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Victory Institute, Tennessee Equality Project train LGBTQ leaders in Nashville at final leadership summit of 2017
by Reggie Greer - Gay & Lesbian Victory Institute

What a year it has been.

Throughout 2017, LGBTQ elected officials serving at the state and local level have used their influence to safeguard basic LGBTQ rights, defeat anti-equality bills, and advance equality when possible.

Now, imagine if those
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HRC opposes anti-LGBTQ Governor Brownback for Ambassador-at-Large position
WASHINGTON, D.C. - On Thursday, October 26, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer civil rights organization, sent a letter to senators on the Foreign Relations Committee urging them to oppose Donald Trump's nomination for the Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom, more
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HRC statement on Egyptian legislation criminalizing LGBTQ community and allies
WASHINGTON, D.C. - [On Thursday, October 26,] the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, expressed horror over the news that a group of Egyptian lawmakers have proposed a broad anti-LGBTQ law criminalizing LGBTQ people more
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Tillerson urged to condemn proposed Egyptian law criminalizing homosexuality
WASHINGTON, D.C. - [On Thursday, October 26] Human Rights First condemned proposed Egyptian legislation that would criminalize same-sex relations and public support of LGBT people. The bill, introduced yesterday, would mandate imprisonment for individuals convicted of participating in such relations, for promoting events tailored to LGBT peopl more
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Seattle Turkish Film Festival presents Mr. Gay Syria
Hello SGN Editors,

My name is Emek Erarslan and I am the director of Seattle Turkish Film Festival (www.stff.org). I am reaching out to you to see if you could help us spread the word about the award-winning documentary called Mr. Gay Syria.

Mr. Gay Syria depicts a powerful story about the lives and strugg
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Anti-LGBTQ KY Judge Mitchell Nance resigns

Advocacy groups filed ethics complaint in May for refusing adoptions to same-sex couples

'LGBTQ people who seek to provide adoptive homes for children who need them, and all other LGBTQ Kentuckians, now have clarity that anti-LGBT bias from the bench will not be tolerated in their state.'

LOUISVILLE, KY - [On Wednesday, October 25] Kentucky Family Court Judge W. Mitchell Nance notified Governor Matthew
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Seattle Humane Pets of the Week
Adoption Center
Sunday - Wednesday | 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Thursday - Saturday | 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.

13212 SE Eastgate Wy, Bellevue, WA 98005
(425) 649-7563 | adoption@seattlehumane.org

Is your life missing a furry friend? Now is the perfect time to open your world to a pet in need. Coldwell Banke
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