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posted Friday, May 18, 2018 - Volume 46 Issue 20


HRC celebrates pro-equality champions in Pennsylvania primary
PHILADELPHIA - [On May 15], the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, released the following statement celebrating the victories of pro-equality candidates Sen. Bob Casey; Reps. Brendan Boyle (PA-2), Dwight Evans (PA-3), Matt Cartwright (PA-8), and Michael Doyle (PA-18); and Chrissy Houlahan. more
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Ingersoll Gender Center - Meet our new team and learn about our expanded services!
Dear SGN:

For the first few months of 2018 we have been hard at work here at Ingersoll building our new staff team and expanding our services for transgender and gender nonconforming community members. As you may know we relocated to our new and expanded location at 911 E Pike Ste #221 just east of Broadway a few months
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LGBT youth report significant mental health challenges, HRC study says
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

LGBT youth face significant mental health challenges, according to a new study released on May 15 conducted by the University of Connecticut for HRC.

The 2018 LGBTQ Youth Report surveyed over 12,000 teens aged 13 to 17, from all US states plus the District of Columbia. Accordi
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Discrimination in Oklahoma: Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin signs Anti-LGBTQ bill into law
SB 1140 is now the first anti-LGBTQ state bill signed into law in the country this year

OKLAHOMA CITY - [On May 11], the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nations largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, condemned Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin for signing the anti-LGBTQ bill SB
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2nd annual SnoHomo Pride Festival to be held in Snohomish WA on June 3
Come celebrate the diversity of human life at the second annual SnoHomo Pride Festival! This year's festivities will be on June 3rd from 11am to 5pm at Willis Tucker Park, 6705 Puget Park Drive, Snohomish, WA 98296.

This family-friendly event will feature entertainment, DJ music, food trucks, improv comedy, face painting, communi
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Queer Pride on Whidbey announces 5th Annual Parade on June 16
Queer Pride on Whidbey (QPOW) hosts the 5th Annual Queer Pride Parade on Whidbey, Saturday, June 16th at 2pm in Downtown Langley, WA.

Celebrating the LGBTQ+ community of Whidbey Island, the group and parade continue to identify as a 'Queer' Pride event to be inclusive to community members who live outside binary gender (trans, no
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HRC responds to appointment of anti-LGBTQ extremists Tony Perkins and Gary Bauer to US Commission on International Religious Freedom
Queer Pride on Whidbey (QPOW) hosts the 5th Annual Queer Pride Parade on Whidbey, Saturday, June 16th at 2pm in Downtown Langley, WA.

Celebrating the LGBTQ+ community of Whidbey Island, the group and parade continue to identify as a 'Queer' Pride event to be inclusive to community members who live outside binary gender (trans, no
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Antonio wins Ohio State Senate primary; 10 LGBTQ candidates move on to November
WASHINGTON - This November, Ohioans have the opportunity to elect their first openly LGBTQ member of Congress with Rick Neal in Ohio's 15th Congressional District. A total of 10 LGBTQ candidates advanced to the general election in congressional, state House, Senate, and local races across the Buckeye State.

Key highlights foll
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LGBTQ state legislative candidates win big in Pennsylvania; primary victories for incumbents in Oregon and Idaho
Six of seven Victory Fund-endorsed candidates win primaries Tuesday night

WASHINGTON, DC - Pennsylvania candidates Malcolm Kenyatta and Kristin Seale are on track to make history after winning their primaries on [May 15]. Malcolm [Kenyatta] will become the first openly LGBTQ person of color to serve in the Pennsylvania s
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TLC condemns Trump Bureau of Prisons move exposing Trans people to violence
OAKLAND, Calif. - Late Friday [May 11], BuzzFeed reported that the Trump administration erased federal Bureau of Prisons rules intended to address the health and safety of incarcerated transgender people. These rules, grounded firmly in the Prison Rape Elimination Act signed by George W. Bush, were an attempt to reduce the violence, harassment more
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HRC commemorates International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia
WASHINGTON - [On May 17], the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, marked the observance of the 2018 International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOTB) by spotlighting global challenges to LGBTQ equality and calling out the Trump-Pe more
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New Trans military ban filing from NCLR, GLAD would accelerate final court ruling to permanently stop the Trump-Pence ban
WASHINGTON, DC - Transgender military ban plaintiffs in Doe v. Trump, the first lawsuit to challenge the Trump-Pence ban, filed a cross-motion for summary judgment last night in US District Court for the District of Columbia. The plaintiffs' motion asserts that undisputed facts show the ban, including the March 23 Mattis implementation plan, vio more
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As California STD rates skyrocket, AHF highlights new 'Gonorrhea Alert' billboards
LOS ANGELES - The AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) launched its latest national outdoor advertising and awareness campaign with new billboards raising an alarm and offering a 'Gonorrhea Alert' about drug-resistant strains of the sexually transmitted disease - including a case of what has been referred to as 'super gonorrhea' reported to the Wo more
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British Labour Party ditches transphobes
'They didn't belong here anyway,' party official says

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

More than 300 women said they would quit Britain's Labour Party May 1, in protest over leader Jeremy Corbin's new pro-Trans policy.

The group were part of a small but vocal minority of Labour women wh
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HRC partners with IBM to promote LGBT workplace equality across the Americas
WASHINGTON, DC - [On May 16], the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of America's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, in partnership with IBM, the world's largest information technology employer, is launching a two-week, five-country series of business workshops acr more
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