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posted Friday, July 27, 2018 - Volume 46 Issue 30


Lack of funding risks resurgence of HIV, new report says
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Lack of funding for HIV treatment and prevention risks a resurgence of the HIV epidemic, a new report in The Lancet medical journal says.

The report, compiled by the Lancet Commission, blames a 'dangerous complacency' on the part of world governments for the problem.

Experts quoted in the report warn tha
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Trump wants to boot HIV+ soldiers
Lawsuits challenge policy

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Two separate lawsuits have been filed challenging a Trump administration policy that could allow it to dismiss HIV-positive members of the armed forces from service.

The suits, Harrison v. Mattis and Doe v. Mattis, have been filed
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New Cuban constitution to guarantee marriage 'without distinction of sex'
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

According to the Cuban state newspaper Granma, the country's new constitution will define marriage as a 'voluntary and consensual union between two people without distinction of sex.'

According to Reuters, the Secretary of the Cuban Council of State, Homero Acosta, told lawmak
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40 US senators sign letter opposing anti-LGBTQ legislation to establish a 'license to discriminate' in child welfare services
WASHINGTON - [On July 25], the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, praised the 40 US senators who signed a letter opposing a discriminatory, anti-LGBTQ 'license to discriminate' amendment to the FY 2019 funding bill for the Departments of Labor, Hea more
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One year after Trump's Transgender troop ban tweets, Transgender service members continue to serve with distinction
WASHINGTON - [On July 26], the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, marked one year since Donald Trump's spurious and hateful tweets announcing a ban on transgender troops on July 26, 2017. In the year since the tweets, the HRC has fought beside transg more
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Pride Foundation update on CEO search: Naming an Acting CEO
Dear SGN,

I wanted to share an update with all of you about our search for Pride Foundation's next CEO.

We are so pleased to have received an overwhelmingly positive response, both from candidates applying for consideration as well as partners offering to share the position profile with their networks.
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KEEP COOL! Seattle Public Library publicizes branch libraries with air conditioning
The Seattle Public Library's Northeast Branch (6801 35th Ave. NE.) and Green Lake Branch (7364 E. Green Lake Dr. N.) closed early on Thursday, July 26, due to high internal temperatures. Those locations do not have air conditioning. Library locations with air conditioning include:

Central Library -1000 4th Ave. (
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ALKI BEACH PRIDE: DeAndre's Coming Out Party was fun, fun, fun
by MK Scott - SGN Contributing Writer

Last Saturday, July 21st, marked the 4th Annual Alki Beach Pride. The event was held from 11am to 6pm at 59th Ave. SW. and Alki Ave. SW. This year's theme was 'COME OUT and Float at the Beach'. The event will be hosted by Thadayus featured music by DJ Ms Cruz Entertainment & DJ Fred Eddison
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Court asked to rule against Mutual of Omaha's anti-PrEP, anti-Gay policy in bias case
BOSTON - [On July 18] GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) filed a motion for summary judgment in a first-of-its-kind case challenging discrimination against a gay man who takes the medication Truvada as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to prevent the transmission of HIV.

The plaintiff in Doe v. Mutual of Omaha asserts that
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HRC responds to Michigan AG's opinion that LGBTQ people are not protected under state's civil rights law
DETROIT - [On July 20], the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, responded to Michigan Attorney General - and candidate for governor - Bill Schuette's formal opinion asserting that under the state's Elliott Larson Civil Rights Act, LGBTQ residents are more
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SEAMEC rating unfair to Steve Hoffman
SGN Editor:

I was angered at the fake news I saw coming from SEAMEC's election ratings that gave Freedom Socialist Party candidate Steve Hoffman a 'needs improvement' in the race for Washington's U.S. Senate seat currently held by Maria Cantwell. From my perspective as a gay socialist and longtime activist in our movem
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