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posted Friday, August 31, 2018 - Volume 46 Issue 35


STDs hit record level in 2017
Funding cuts blamed

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

For the fourth straight year, the US experienced sharp increases in new cases of chlamydia, syphilis, and gonorrhea, according to preliminary data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The spike in new STD infections is all the more worrisome because go
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Sixteen states file SCOTUS briefs against Trans rights
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Sixteen states filed a joint amicus brief with the US Supreme Court on August 23, arguing that Transgender workers have no rights under federal law.

Their brief was filed in the case R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes, Inc. v. EEOC, in which a Transgender woman, Aimee Stephens
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At DNC meeting, Democrats reaffirm support for LGBTQ people
This weekend, Democratic National Committee members passed historic new rules expanding the definition of gender in delegate selection and caucus participation rules to include gender-nonbinary Democrats. Members also passed a resolution condemning the Trump administration's acceptance, empowerment, and promotion of anti-LGBTQ discrimination. more
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And now, union pot: Have a Heart signs with UFCW 21
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

For the first time, recreational pot smokers will have the option of buying their weed from a union-represented retailer.

The Have a Heart chain has signed a first-ever collective bargaining agreement with the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 21.

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Jesse's Journal: Under Six Flags
by Jesse Monteagudo - SGN Contributing Writer

The most famous symbol of LGBT people and LGBT liberation is the RAINBOW FLAG. Designed by San Francisco artist Gilbert Baker (1951-2017) in 1978, the six colored stripes - red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple - represent our community's diversity to friend and foe alike. Ba
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David McReynolds, gay socialist pacifist who twice ran for president, dies at 88
by Harrison Smith - Washington Post

For more than three decades, David McReynolds was among the most outspoken socialists and pacifists in America, a leftist organizer who combined a belief in wealth redistribution with a fierce opposition to the Vietnam War and nuclear weapons.

As a leader of the War Resister
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IN MEMORIAM - Dr. Thomas J. Smith - June 13, 1950 - May 5, 2018
One of the best-loved physicians among the Seattle area's LGBT community has died. Thomas James Smith, M.D., was one of the region's first specialists in treating patients with HIV/AIDS. He passed away at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle on Saturday, May 5, five weeks after being seriously injured in an auto accident. Dr. Smith was 67 and more
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Seattle Human Rights Commission condemns the current administration's treatment of families separated at the border crossing
SEATTLE (August 29, 2018) - As firsthand accounts [1] surface of the mistreatment of children and parents during the enforcement of the president's 'zero tolerance' policy on immigration, the Seattle Human Rights Commission is obliged to once more [2] condemn this practice and the ensuing actions of the Office of Refugee Resettlement.
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Generations Aging with Pride announces new Executive Director
Generations Aging with Pride (GenPride) is pleased to announce the selection of Steven Knipp as our new Executive Director. 'Steven brings 10 years of experience from previous leadership roles at St. Vincent de Paul, and we are thrilled to have him join the team of our board members, volunteers, donors, staff, and other community organizations more
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LGBTQ Allyship's Seattle Pride Dine OUT: Seattle restaurants committed to LGBTQ respect and safety in the workplace
Capitol Hill, Beacon Hill and Columbia City restaurants come OUT to support gender considerate best practices making Seattle a safer place for LGBTQ communities

On Wednesday, September 12, LGBTQ Allyship is kicking-off their first Seattle Pride Dine OUT, a one-night-only celebration of Seattle restaurants committed to be
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Historic victory for LGBTQ US House candidate Lauren Baer continues rainbow wave
WASHINGTON, DC - Openly LGBTQ candidate Lauren Baer won her primary for a US House seat and is on track to becoming the first openly LGBTQ person elected to Congress from Florida. The seat is considered pivotal to Democrats efforts to retake the House, and she will face Republican anti-LGBTQ incumbent Brian Mast in November. Baer will also be more
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Health of aging LGB people in California similar to that of straight older adults
LOS ANGELES (August 28, 2018) - A new study by the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law finds that, in contrast to previous studies, LGB older adults in California are as healthy as their straight counterparts. However, among LGB older adults, bisexuals and Hispanics/Latinos exhibit poorer health and well-being than their lesbian and gay a more
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Trump administration officials dined in the White House with an anti-LGBTQ activist who said marriage equality was the creation of Satan
NEW YORK (August 28, 2018) - GLAAD, the world's largest LGBTQ media advocacy organization, released the following research to draw attention to the anti-LGBTQ record of the guests [President] Trump hosted last night and call on media to put the event into proper context by reporting on the anti-LGBTQ records of the public figures who attended th more
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2018 NAGAAA Gay Softball World Series preview
Nine Seattle teams head to Tampa Bay, Florida Sept. 4-8 to compete for a national title

by Sara Michelle Fetters - SGN Staff Writer

Next Tuesday, nine Seattle softball teams will take the field in Tampa Bay, Florida in three different competitive divisions in a quest to be crowned champion at the 2018 North
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