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posted Friday, September 28, 2018 - Volume 46 Issue 39


The 'fight was on' at the recent Seattle Rainbow Housing Survey meeting
by MK Scott - SGN Contributing Writer

On Tuesday, September 25, a group of over 150 LGBTQ seniors gathered at the new Generations Aging with Pride LGBTQ Senior Center located on the second level of the Broadway Market. The meeting was a reunion of sorts for many senior LGBTQ community members to once again address the need for LGBTQ senior housing and services. The n
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HRC responds to defeat of anti-LGBTQ child welfare amendment
WASHINGTON - [On September 26], the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) organization, responded to the defeat of the Aderholt Amendment, which the House Appropriations Committee added to the FY 2019 Labor, HHS & Education Appropriations bill in July. The amendment would have more
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LGBT activist murdered in Athens
Funeral shows outpouring of love and support

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

LGBT activist and drag queen Zak Kostopoulos was buried in the Greek village of Kirra on September 26. Kostopoulos himself was born in the US, but the village was his ancestral home and the place he grew up after his parents
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Out & Equal hosts world's largest conference on LGBTQ workplace equality in Seattle Oct. 1-4
Join Out & Equal Workplace Advocates in Seattle Oct. 1-4 at the largest conference dedicated to LGBTQ Workplace Equality in the world, attended annually by over 4,000 LGBTQ & Ally Professionals!

The 2018 Workplace Summit in Seattle will feature 3 days of educational opportunities including over 100 workshops, featured panels, c
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A memorial gathering for Clinton Todd Jessee at Re-bar October 4
Clinton Todd Jessee was a force of nature. Anyone who knew him could tell you he lit up a room.

Many may remember Clinton from his many musical theater performances. However, it was his bigger than life drag persona, Frida Layy, that really left a mark in the community. Frida, like Clinton, dazzled when she performed and was alw
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Memorial service for Neil Powers
Former aide to Peter Steinbrueck, GLBT and indigenous peoples' activist, housing and homeless advocate

Saturday, October 6

Seattle First Baptist Church, 1111 Harvard Ave. (at E. Union St.)

Doors open for socializing at 3pm

Service begins at 3:30pm

Two weeks ago, Neil
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Our beloved Neil Patrick Powers
by Sarah Luthens - Special to the SGN

Longtime LGBTQ activist, affordable-housing champion, and beloved friend Neil Powers died on September 11 of natural causes at his residence in Toronto, Canada. Best known for his astute political acumen, long hours of hard work, low-key nature, sweet kindnesses, and fierce dedication, Ne
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LGBTQ Victory Fund shatters previous endorsement record, endorses 55 more LGBTQ candidates and 272 overall in 2018
WASHINGTON, DC - [On September 26], the LGBTQ Victory Fund, the only national organization dedicated to electing LGBTQ leaders to public office, endorsed 55 more candidates for elected positions across the nation. The latest slate brings to 272 its total number of endorsements for the 2018 election cycle, shattering its previous record of 180 more
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HRC, Equality Florida, and SAVE endorse Andrew Gillum for governor of Florida
MIAMI - [On September 24], the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, joined with Equality Florida, the largest civil rights organization working to secure full equality for Florida's LGBTQ community, and SAVE, South Florida's foremost advocate for the more
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The Black LGBTQ+ Migrant Project celebrates the release of Nigerian asylum-seeker Udoka Nweke from the Adelanto Detention Facility
LOS ANGELES - The BLMP, a project of the Transgender Law Center, celebrated the release of Udoka Nweke, a 29 year-old gay Nigerian migrant, from the Adelanto Detention Facility last Friday.

Nweke arrived in the United States in December 2016. He presented himself to US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) at San Ysidro Port of E
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Alabama man traveling the country to capture stories of the LGBTQ community
2016 was the deadliest year on record for the LGBTQ community - a record that stood until it was broken in 2017. 2018 is on track to be even deadlier.

To help amplify the voices of the LGBTQ, this week, Marriott announced VideoOut founder Jordan Reeves as one of four grant recipients of the #LoveTravels Beyond Barriers Social I
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Gay union employee sues for discrimination, wrongful termination
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A Gay office worker in Washington, DC is suing the union that employed him for discrimination and wrongful termination because of his sexual orientation.

Barry Hobson was hired by the Washington Teachers Union (WTU), an affiliate of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), a
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AN OPEN LETTER TO POPE FRANCIS
by Mary Dispenza - Special to the SGN

Dear Pope Francis,

Time is begging you to do the right thing. There have been too many apologies from you and other Popes through the ages with little to no significant reform. The Catholic Church remains seemingly unable to conquer its demons. And yet, if you do
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