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posted Friday, November 3, 2017 - Volume 45 Issue 44


Why I'm standing with Jenny Durkan for Mayor of Seattle
by Patty Murray - U.S. Senator for Washington State

Since President Trump was elected last year, people in Seattle have been resisting in so many ways, big and small. From the Women's March, to the incredible crowds at Sea-Tac to fight back against the illegal and immoral refugee ban, to parents and teachers standing up and speaking out against Betsy DeVos, and so
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Federal District Court stops Transgender military ban in Doe v. Trump
Court agrees with NCLR and GLAD that ban's harms to Transgender service members and those trying to enlist are severe and unacceptable

WASHINGTON, DC - Today [Monday, October 30], the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruled in favor of the plaintiffs and enjoined the transgender military ban, the discrimi
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Eric Holder urges LGBTQ advocates to 'keep resisting' at GLAD's Spirit of Justice dinner
The Honorable Eric H. Holder Jr., the 82nd attorney general of the United States, accepted the Spirit of Justice Award in Boston Friday night [October 27], urging the crowd of 1,000 advocates for LGBTQ equality to 'keep standing up, keep speaking out, keep resisting.'

GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) honored Holder for hi
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HRC-led amicus briefs in Masterpiece Cakeshop case features top chefs, businesses
Briefs announced in the Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission case at the U.S. Supreme Court of the United States, argues that businesses do not have a right to discriminate against customers

WASHINGTON, DC - Today [Monday, October 30], the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest lesbi
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POZSeattle and Positively Living to host Thanksgiving Potluck Social/Dinner November 8 @ The Cuff
POZSeattle is pleased to announce our 2017 Thanksgiving Social & now Potluck style! Our event will be held Wednesday, November 8 from 6-8:30pm at The Cuff, 1533 13th Ave. (at E. Pine St.)

We are also delighted to welcome Positively Living as co-sponsors for this event.

Positively Living is a weekly social group sp
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Former US Attorney General Eric Holder endorses Jenny Durkan
Friend, I wanted you to hear it first:
Today [October 18], I'm announcing my support for my friend Jenny Durkan to be Seattle's next mayor.

I was fortunate to work with Jenny, in her role as United States Attorney for the Western District of Washington, for nearly five years while I was attorney general of the
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UW Daily's Editorial Board endorses Jenny Durkan for mayor
Today, November 2, The Daily's Editorial Board endorsed former US Attorney Jenny Durkan in the race for mayor.

The Daily's Editorial Board is proud to endorse Jenny Durkan in the race for mayor of Seattle. Durkan is an innovative leader who has the experience, resilience, and vision to lead Seattle to a more inclusive and prospero
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Experience begets success: Vote Jenny Durkan
by Ryan Phelan
UW Daily
November 2, 2017

In this period of political instability, both in Seattle and the country as a whole, this city needs a mayor with their eyes set on fixing the pervasive issues, as well as the experience to accomplish these solutions. Jenny Durkan is the mayor this city needs.

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Read with Pride 2017: LGBTQIA Romance Fiction Conference at The Seattle Public Library Nov. 4
It's getting steamy at the Library! We're co-hosting Read with Pride (RWP) Northwest 2017, the LGBTQIA Romance Fiction Conference of the Pacific Northwest. You can attend for free from noon to 5:30pm Saturday, Nov. 4 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., 206-386-4636.

As part of 'Seattle Writes,' Read With Pride Northwest 201
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Health insurance enrollment underway

Sign up through January 15

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The annual open enrollment period for health insurance is under way, starting November 1 and running till January 15.

Washington residents - you don't have to be a citizen to enroll - who buy individual coverage can enroll through Washington Health Plan Finder at www.wahealthp
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Global surveys of Intersex and Trans groups reveal critical funding gap
Intersex and Trans groups are fighting violence and discrimination around the world, but surveys reveal a chronic lack of support from international funders

NEW YORK - [On October 31], the American Jewish World Service (AJWS), the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice (Astraea), and Global Action for Trans Equality (GATE) r
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HRC Foundation to host students from 23 historically black colleges and universities at leadership summit
WASHINGTON, DC - On Friday, November 3, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, will welcome student activists from historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) for a three-day leadership summit designed to fo more
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New AHF billboard campaign highlights troubling global HIV/AIDS statistics as World AIDS Day approaches on December 1st
LOS ANGELES - In anticipation of World AIDS Day on December 1st, the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) has launched a new billboard outdoor advertising to call attention to the millions of people still affected by HIV/AIDS around the globe today. Inspired by vintage fuel pump counters, the billboards draw attention to staggering statistics fro more
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Texas employer claims First Amendment right to out Trans employee
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A car dealer in Texas is defending himself from a discrimination suit in part by claiming that he has a First Amendment free speech right to out a Transgender employee.

Bradley Ruskin was general manager of Roger Beasley's Mitsubishi dealership in South Austin, Texas, from Feb
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Colonel sues Air Force, claims First Amendment right to discriminate against same-sex spouses
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

An Air Force colonel filed a lawsuit on October 31, alleging that the Air Force violated his First Amendment right to freedom of religion by disciplining him when he refused to sign a document recognizing the same-sex spouse of an NCO under his command.

Col. Leland Bohannon wa
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Seattle Humane - Pets of the Week
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Sunday - Wednesday | 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
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Is your life missing a furry friend? Now is the perfect time to open your world to a pet in need. Coldwe
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