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posted Friday, December 21, 2018 - Volume 46 Issue 51


New report documents horrific anti-LGBTQ crimes against humanity in Chechnya
WASHINGTON, DC (December 20, 2018) - Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), America's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, responded to a new report released by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) documenting horrific anti-LGBTQ crimes against humanity in the Russian republic of Chechnya that first made more
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Seattle AIDS Memorial Pathway receives $50,000 grant from Pride Foundation
SEATTLE (September 21, 2018) - The AMP: AIDS Memorial Pathway is pleased to announce it has received a $50,000 grant from the Pride Foundation.

'This extraordinary gift will enable us to move closer to realizing our goal of creating a physical place for remembrance and reflection, education about how the crisis years affected our
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Gov. Inslee collects $552 million annually from tobacco taxes and fees, proposes spending less than 1% on prevention efforts
SEATTLE (December 18, 2018) - In a stunning move last week, Gov. Inslee released a budget that provides no additional funding for tobacco prevention efforts.

'It is a fair assumption that some percentage of the revenue the state generates from nicotine addiction would go toward helping users quit smoking or preventing tobacco u
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Murray, Cantwell call on Trump administration to protect rights of Transgender federal employees
WASHINGTON, DC (December 19, 2018) - This week, US Sens. Patty Murray (D-WA), Maria Cantwell (D-WA), and 27 of their Senate colleagues called on the Trump administration to restore guidelines for protecting the privacy and rights of transgender federal employees.

Last month, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) replaced infor
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Three Dollar Bill Cinema's 'An Evening with Auntie Mame' was a great community party
by Paul Torres - SGN A&E Writer

Have you ever wanted to spend the evening with your ol' Auntie Mame? Well, I had that chance on December 12 courtesy of Three Dollar Bill Cinema. It was their annual holiday party appropriately titled 'An Evening with Auntie Mame.' The celebration included a big screen viewing at AMC Pacific Pla
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Report on the 2018 OutSummit Conference
by Maridee Bonadea - Special to the SGN

OutRight, an LGBTI rights organization, just wrapped up its advocacy week with the OutSummit conference. I was privileged to be a part of this. After studying human rights in Thailand, my interest in international human rights has deepened. Volunteering with OutRight gave me an opportu
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Two US airmen sue Defense Secretary Jim Mattis
They were illegally discharged because of their HIV status, they say

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Two US airmen filed suit against Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on December 19, charging that they were illegally discharged from the service because they are HIV-positive.

The discharge
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Arizona Gov. Ducey ignores voters, adds anti-LGBTQ activist Martha McSally to US Senate
NEW YORK (December 18, 2018) - GLAAD, the world's largest LGBTQ media advocacy organization, today issued the following statement criticizing Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey for selecting Rep. Martha McSally to fill the vacant Senate seat being left by Sen. Jon Kyl at the end of the year. In November, McSally lost a race for the US Senate to Rep. Kyrs more
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Same face, new place: Mick Mulvaney brings more anti-LGBTQ activism to White House as new acting Chief of Staff
NEW YORK (December 17, 2018) - GLAAD, the world's largest LGBTQ media advocacy organization, today refurbished its profile on Mick Mulvaney after President Donald Trump announced the budget director as his new acting Chief of Staff for the White House.

Like the rest of the Trump administration, Mulvaney has an anti-LGBTQ record tha
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HRC responds to DeVos commission recommendation to rescind critical nondiscriminatory school discipline guidance
WASHINGTON, DC (December 18, 2018) - Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, responded to the Trump-Pence administration's Federal Commission on School Safety's recommendation to rescind vital nondiscriminatory school discipline guidance prot more
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Lambda Legal joins Arnold & Porter in lawsuit brought against suburban DC school district on behalf of Transgender teacher
BALTIMORE (December 20, 2018) - Today, Lambda Legal joined Arnold & Porter in a lawsuit filed against the Prince George's County Public Schools and Board of Education on behalf of a transgender teacher who endured years of abuse, harassment, and retaliation at the hands of school administrators, fellow teachers, staff, parents, and students af more
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Sen. Mike Lee's anti-LGBTQ activism threatens safety & well-being of sexual harassment and discrimination survivors
NEW YORK (December 17, 2018) - GLAAD, the world's largest LGBTQ media advocacy organization, today emphatically condemned US Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) for putting the safety and well-being of many Americans - including numerous LGBTQ people - who experience sexual harassment or discrimination at the workplace on the back burner so he could pursue h more
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Cuba eliminates same-sex marriage article from new constitution
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The Cuban government announced on December 18 that it would drop language from the country's new constitution that would have authorized same-sex marriage.

Article 68 of the draft constitution defined marriage as 'the consensual union of two people, regardless of gender, with
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HRC partners with Peru's largest LGBTQ rights organization to promote workplace inclusion
LIMA, Peru (December 18, 2018) - Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of America's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, announced a partnership with Presente, Peru's largest LGBT advocacy group, to promote LGBT inclusion across workplaces in Peru. The HRC jo more
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