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posted Friday, April 27, 2018 - Volume 46 Issue 17


UK Prime Minister Theresa May expresses deep regret for Britain's imposition of homophobic laws during the colonial era at recent Commonwealth summit in London
In advance of the recent Commonwealth summit in London, April 16-20, the Peter Tatchell Foundation urged UK Prime Minister Theresa May in a letter to make a full apology to Commonwealth nations for Britain having imposed anti-gay laws on Commonwealth nations in the nineteenth century, during the colonial era. Following is the full text of the letter:

'Dear Theresa
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Pramila Jayapal: 'Learning from our failure'
by Pramila Jayapal - U.S. Representative
7th Congressional District (WA)

I've spent nearly two decades fighting for justice and uplifting the voices of those who've been silenced. And I've been proud to represent and serve Washington's 7th District in the halls of Congress. It's been an honor to take our progressive val
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Local activist remembers his historic meeting with former First Lady, Barbara Bush
by MK Scott - SGN Contributing Writer

In 1989, when Seattle native and former Dorian Group president James Holm was CEO for the National AIDS Network in Washington, DC, he had an interesting encounter with then-First Lady, Barbara Bush. Mrs Bush died on April 17th at age 92.

I chatted with Holm via Facebook.
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Colorado Senate defeats conversion therapy ban; allows for discrimination by anti-LGBTQ adoption agencies
by Tim Peter - SGN Contributing Writer

A committee in the Colorado State Senate on Monday, April 22, once again dashed the hopes of LGBTQ people in the Centennial State for the fourth consecutive year. House Bill 1245, 'Concerning a prohibition against a mental health provider engaging in conversion therapy with a patient und
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Op-Ed: Charlie Crist is a loathsome opportunist; Joy Reid is an ally. Period.
by Mike Andrew

Charlie Crist is a loathsome opportunist. Joy Reid - who may or may not have mocked Crist as 'Miss Charlie' in a series of 10-year-old tweets - is an ally of the LGBT community. Period. End of story.

Even if Reid did use the epithet 'Miss Charlie' to refer to Crist, who is widely assumed to be close
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Gun violence prevention advocate David Hogg receives inaugural 'SYNCing Health Advocate of the Year' Award
On April 24, 2018, HealthHIV and the National Coalition for LGBT Health awarded gun violence prevention activist and Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg the inaugural 'SYNCing Health Advocate of the Year' Award at the 5th annual SYNChronicity National Conference on HIV, HCV, and LGBT Health in Arlington, Virginia. Mr. Hogg provided comments more
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Montevallo, Ala., passes comprehensive, LGBTQ-inclusive nondiscrimination ordinance
MONTEVALLO, Ala. - [On April 23], the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, hailed the Montevallo City Council for passing citywide nondiscrimination protections that include sexual orientation and gender identity in housing, public accommodations, an more
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HRC responds to Senate confirmation of anti-LGBTQ Secretary of State nominee Mike Pompeo
WASHINGTON - [On April 26], the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, responded to the US Senate's confirmation of anti-LGBTQ Secretary of State nominee Mike Pompeo:

'Mike Pompeo's long-standing opposition to LGBTQ equality and lack of
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Mayor Jenny Durkan to Bring City Hall to Capitol Hill
SEATTLE (April 25, 2018) - Continuing to bring City Hall directly into neighborhoods across Seattle, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan will host a community discussion with Capitol Hill residents to share her vision of how our communities can work together to create a more affordable, vibrant, and inclusive Seattle. She will be joined by representatives more
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SGN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: $75 million not enough for housing, Kshama Sawant says
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

By the time you read this, the draft of a new business tax will be before the Seattle City Council. The measure - sponsored by City Council members Lorena Gonzalez, Lisa Herbold, Teresa Mosqueda, and Mike O'Brien - would raise $75 million to build publicly owned low-cost housing and provide o
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Court puts deadly-force initiative I-940 on the ballot
Legislature passed the measure improperly, judge says

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A Thurston County Superior Court Judge put I-940 - the measure that would reform the state's deadly force laws - on the ballot in an April 18 ruling.

The measure was framed as an initiative to the leg
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Central Area art showcase at the Madrona-Sally Goldmark Branch May 6 to May 31
The 2018 Madrona Artists' Showcase will be on display through the month of May during open hours at the Madrona-Sally Goldmark Branch of The Seattle Public Library, 1134 33rd Ave., 206-684-4705.

The Artists' Showcase is a non-juried, nonprofit exhibit. The exhibit will be on display at the branch from Sunday, May 6 through Thur
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Montréal Pride in Kenya: Foundation of an executive committee to hold a Western Kenya Pride
MONTRÉAL (April 26, 2018) - A delegation representing Pride Montréal traveled to Nairobi, Kenya, to meet the leaders of a dozen organizations working - mostly in the shadows - with sexual and gender-diverse clients (SGD).

These activists have shown great courage in agreeing to share their history and life experience in a countr
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Mexican court bans Frida Kahlo Barbie
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A Mexican court has barred sales of a controversial Frida Kahlo Barbie doll. The doll was intended to be one of the Mattel company's line of 'inspiring women' Barbies. Other dolls in the series depict Amelia Earhart, Chloe Kim, and Gabby Douglas.

The court challenge to the doll
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