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posted Friday, February 1, 2019 - Volume 47 Issue 05


HRC releases annual State Equality Index ratings
by Allison Turner - Human Rights Campaign

HRC Foundation and the Equality Federation Institute released their 5th annual State Equality Index (SEI), a comprehensive report detailing statewide laws and policies that affect LGBTQ people and their families, and assessing how well states are protecting LGBTQ people from discrimination. Because there are currently no com
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Hundreds protest attack on Barcelona LGBTI Center
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Hundreds of people took to the streets in Barcelona on January 27 to protest an attack on the city's newly opened LGBTI Center.

The center opened January 19 as a venue for LGBTI support and information services, organizations, art, and collective organizing.

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SPLC statement on Supreme Court's decision to lift injunctions against Trump's transgender military ban
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (January 22, 2019) - The following statement is from Deputy Legal Director David Dinielli:

'The US Supreme Court's decision today to temporarily lift injunctions against the Trump administration's ban on open service by transgender Americans is just that: temporary.

'The court allowed the legal
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Victory Institute hails queerest Congress in history
by Reggie Greer - Victory Institute

WASHINGTON, DC - Three days into 2019, Victory Institute took a 'Victory Lap' to celebrate the opening day of the 116th Congress. Ten openly LGBTQ people were sworn in to the 116th U.S. Congress on January 3 - two to the U.S. Senate and eight to the U.S. House - the most LGBTQ people to ever
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SPD to host 'Fabulous Forums' in 2019
Hello all,
The Seattle Police Department is proud to announce its 2019 'Fabulous Forums.'

These (3-hour) forums are designed to provide valuable educational information to the public regarding a variety of topics ranging from the SPD's cultural history, to how the SPD works at enhancing the relationships between
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OutRight Action International hosts 'OutRising: An Evening for Global GLBTIQ Equalty' on Feb. 7
'OutRising: An Evening for Global LGBTIQ Equality' is nearly here!

Please join us on Thursday, February 7th for OutRight's signature event of 2019 in Seattle.

OutRight's Executive Director Jessica Stern will share the latest news from her recent travels to Iraq and Lebanon, and OutRight's Columbia Law Scho
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SASG announces new name, new location
An Open Letter to the Community:

We are excited to announce that on February 1, 2019, Seattle Area Support Groups will be changing our name to Peer Seattle (www.peerseattle.org) to coincide with the move to our new location at 1520 Bellevue Ave., Suite 100 (between E. Pike and E. Pine). We envision a space where peers co
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Japanese Genealogy Seminar at the Seattle Public Library Feb. 2-3
Curious about your Japanese heritage? Professional genealogist Linda Harms Okazaki presents a two-day seminar on how to research Japanese-American genealogy from 9am to 4pm, Saturday, Feb. 2 to Sunday, Feb. 3 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 4, Washington Mutual Foundation meeting Room 1, 206-386-4636.

Library eve
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Sound Generations seeks nominations for 14th Annual Inspire Positive Aging Awards
Recipients to be named at Inspire Positive Aging Awards Luncheon on June 26, 2019

What does a protestor at Standing Rock, a fitness guru in his 90s, a Washington's first Nursing Home Ombudsman, and a master Wii bowler all have in common?

ANSWER: They are all former recipients of Sound Generations' Inspir
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Greek bishop convicted of anti-LGBT hate speech
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A Greek Orthodox bishop was convicted of anti-LGBT hate speech by a court in Aigion on January 28 and was sentenced to seven months in prison. The court then suspended the sentence contingent on the prelate not reoffending for three years.

Bishop Amvrosios of Kalavryta, a town
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Parents of transgender children call on Congress to pass the equality act
Leading parent-advocates met with the Congressional Transgender Equality Task Force as part of a two-day summit featuring the release of a new guide for parents of gender expansive youth

WASHINGTON, DC - [On Thursday, January 30], the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation's Parents for Transgender Equality National Counc
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Palm Center responds to Supreme Court decision allowing Transgender military ban to take immediate effect
SAN FRANCISCO (January 22, 2019) - The Supreme Court on Tuesday suspended a string of preliminary injunctions that had blocked President Trump's transgender military ban from going into effect. The ruling allows, but does not require, the military to reinstate the ban for the duration of ongoing litigation over the policy. The Court simultaneous more
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GLAAD calls on White House to release official notes from meeting with SCOTUS spouse Ginni
Thomas on Transgender Americans, marriage equality

NEW YORK (January 28, 2019) - GLAAD, the world's largest LGBTQ media advocacy organization, today called on the White House to release official bookkeeping notes from President Donald Trump's meeting with Ginni Thomas, the wife of US Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas
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Submissions for the 2019 Prism Awards open through February 15
We encourage creators and publishers to submit their LGBTQ+ comics and graphic novels for the 2019 Prism Awards

THE PRISM AWARDS are presented annually by THE CARTOON ART MUSEUM, PRISM COMICS and THE QUEER COMICS EXPO to both fiction and non-fiction comics work by queer authors. The goals of the Awards are to recognize and celebrate d
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Incorrect Supreme Court case reference in recent SGN story

Editor:
Again another incorrect reference to the Supreme Court case about LGBT discrimination on the basis of religion ['Alaska homeless shelter sued for tight to deny help to Trans people' - SGN, 1/18/19].

It is conservative spin that a right wi
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Somali counting book launch and community celebration Feb. 8
What do you do when the demand for books in your language outstrips the supply? Write and publish your own! Come celebrate Seattle's community-created Somali counting book, Baro Tirinta Af Soomaaliga at a free public event from 5:30pm to 8pm, Friday, Feb. 8 at the NewHolly Gathering Hall, 7054 32nd Ave. S. in Seattle.

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