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posted Friday, November 17, 2017 - Volume 45 Issue 46


DOJ to Seattle: Stop protecting immigrants
Jenny Durkan to DOJ: Drop dead

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) has warned Seattle that its so-called 'sanctuary city' policy may be in violation of federal law and could result in cancellation of federal grants that help pay for law enforcement.

In response, Mayor-elect Jenny Durkan issued
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Australia votes in favor of marriage equality in Nonbinding Postal Survey
Australian government needs to take action to ensure marriage equality becomes the law of the land

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, hailed the outcome of Australia's Marriage Law Postal Survey,
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Pride Foundation awards more than half a million dollars in grants bolstering LGBTQ communities across the Northwest
Awards $507,000 to organizations in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington

SEATTLE - [On November 14], the Pride Foundation announced $507,000 in grants to 81 organizations in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington - investing vital resources into local organizations working to ensure that lesbian, gay, b
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UN member states maintain nondiscrimination based on sexual orientation in Olympic Truce Resolution
NEW YORK - [On November 13], all 193 United Nations member states adopted the Olympic Truce Resolution maintaining language protecting against discrimination based on sexual orientation. The resolution, which passed by consensus, included the contested reference to nondiscrimination on grounds of sexual orientation in the Olympic Charter. The no more
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Seattle Public Library presents 'Carnal Knowledge' on Nov. 18
A performative journey through the history and practice of burlesque

Watch a kaleidoscopic, performative journey through the history and practice of burlesque from 7pm to 8:30pm Saturday, Nov. 18 at the Timbre Room, 1809 Minor Ave.

'Carnal Knowledge' is a burlesque show designed to educate and entertain a
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Mayor-Elect Jenny Durkan's Statement on DOJ's Threats to Seattle
SEATTLE - Following the Department of Justice's letter from Attorney General Jeff Sessions to Seattle, Mayor-elect Jenny A. Durkan issued the following statement:

'This action is both immoral and illegal. It threatens the safety not just of our immigrant families but of all of Seattle which relies on the police resources they s
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Gay Dodgeball coming to Seattle
Hosted by the National Gay Dodgeball League The National Gay Dodgeball League is hosting an introductory Gay Dodgeball Pick-Up Game in Seattle on Sunday, November 19 from 11am-1pm at the Yesler Community Center (917 E Yesler Way), ahead of their upcoming 8-week Sunday afternoon league play, which starts December 3.

Ke
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Faith in America and the Tyler Clementi Foundation join forces to end religious-based bullying
Statement from Mitchell Gold, co-founder and co-chair, Faith in America

NEW YORK - [On November 13], at The Tyler Clementi Foundation's Upstander Legacy Celebration, Mitchell Gold, co-founder and co-chair of Faith in America, and Jane Clementi, co-founder and co-chair of the Tyler Clementi Foundation, announced that thei
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HRC revokes Walmart's perfect score after EEOC complaints by Transgender workers
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The HRC announced on November 10 that it was revoking Walmart's perfect corporate equality score in the wake of federal complaints of anti-Transgender discrimination.

The retail giant was awarded its first-ever 100 rating last year, in spite of a spotty record that featured seve
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More than 1,400 parents of Transgender young people sign National Declaration of Rights in response to sustained attacks on equality
The groundbreaking statement calls for inclusive schools, employment opportunities and protections from violence for Transgender youth across the country

WASHINGTON - In response to significant attacks on the rights of LGBTQ people, an unprecedented number of parents of transgender young people have come together to sign a
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The Leadership Conference letter on Attorney General Sessions' House Judiciary Committee testimony
November 13, 2017
Recipient:
House Judiciary Committee

Dear House Judiciary
Committee Member,
On behalf of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, a coalition of more than 200 national organizations committed to promoting and protecting the civil and human rights of all persons in t
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