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posted Friday, March 8, 2019 - Volume 47 Issue 10


11.3 million Americans identify as LGBT, new study says
Younger and poorer than US as a whole

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Some 11.3 million American adults self-identify as LGBT - about 4.5% of the adult population - according to a new study by the Williams Institute.

The institute found that Washington, DC, has the highest percentage of self-identified LGBT people at 9.8% an
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Dems will introduce LGBT Equality Act next week, speaker says
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced at a March 7 news conference that Democrats would reintroduce the Equality Act in the coming week.

The Equality Act would amend the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Fair Housing Act of 1968 to ban anti-LGBT discrimination in employment, hou
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Second patient 'cured' of HIV - Stem cell transplants not a practical treatment, doctors warn
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A second HIV patient has been 'cured' of the virus, but doctors warn that the treatment - chemotherapy plus stem cell transplants - is not a practical method for dealing with HIV infections.

The British patient, who has not been identified, was diagnosed with HIV in 2003 and a
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Local Methodists react to UMC decision against LGBTQ clergy
by Tim Peter - SGN Contributing Writer

The United Methodist Church met in St. Louis, Mo., last month to discuss ordination of LGBTQ clergy and same-sex marriages. The vote was 53 per cent in favor of the traditional interpretation of marriage to 47 per cent opposed. The vast majority of delegates from the United States
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IN MEMORIAM
David Dean Deyo
March 9, 1962 - November 28, 2018


David Deyo was born in Ohio on March 9, 1962, where he grew up under the watchful eye of his Grandma Carter. Initially, when he attended Kent State University, his goal was to major in physics. Instead, David graduated from a technical school, where he completed a
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GSBA, Washington's LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce, honors community leaders, including two Supreme Court justices at 38th annual Business & Humanitarian Awards dinner - 'Justice for All'
GSBA, Washington's LGBTQ chamber of commerce, and the largest LGBTQ and allied Chamber of Commerce in North America, honored outstanding businesses, business and nonprofit leaders on February 21 at its annual Business & Humanitarian Awards dinner. The award recipients, each one demonstrating proven leadership in our community through philanthr more
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Emerging Tech 101: Talks on A.I. and Blockchain at the Seattle Public Library in March and April
Do you feel adrift in the sea of new technologies? Join us for talks on artificial intelligence and blockchain in Emerging Technology 101, The Seattle Public Library's new program series at the Central Library. You'll learn what these new technologies are, why they're important, and how they're applied in real life.

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ByDesign Festival 2019 (4 films, 2 events) at NWFF March 15-17
Design in Public is honored to co-present the 19th annual ByDesign Festival, held March 15-17, in partnership with Northwest Film Forum (NWFF). Over the course of a weekend, every space within NWFF (1515 12th Ave.) will be activated by programs centered on design and architecture, including short and feature films, performances, hands-on genera more
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The Elliott Bay Book Company to host launch event of Why I Run: 35 Progressive Candidates Who Are Changing Politics featuring Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan
WHY I RUN:
35 PROGRESSIVE CANDIDATES
WHO ARE CHANGING POLITICS
ELLIOT BAY BOOK COMPANY
March 11 @ 5:30pm


'This book is exactly the kind of inspiration we need, encapsulating the energy and vision embodied by every progressive candidate who stepped up and ran for office in 2018. They
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An interview with Pete Buttigieg
by Gregory L. Evans - Special to the SGN

Gregory L. Evans interviewed Pete Buttigieg, the 37-year-old Democratic mayor of South Bend, Indiana, on behalf of Seattle Gay News before Buttigieg's book tour appearance at Seattle Public Library on February 28, 2019.

SGN: What do you think is the biggest d
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'Like a leaf in a stream...' - James Thomas' journey with clinical research
by David Caldwell
Benaroya Research Institute
at Virginia Mason

For many people, the path to joining a clinical research study begins with a startling diagnosis followed by a series of very heavy decisions. Fear, anxiety, disbelief and sadness are perfectly reasonable emotions to feel when faced with the re
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U.S. Senate abandons LGBT community to confirm Eric Murphy
WASHINGTON, DC - [On May 7] Sasha Buchert, Senior Attorney at Lambda Legal, issued the following statement after the U.S. Senate confirmed Eric Murphy, President Trump's nominee to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit:

'Today's vote to confirm Eric Murphy was yet another example of how little concern Senate Republ
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DNC on Marc Short's anti-LGBTQ editorial
[On Wednesday, February 27] the Daily Beast published writings from Marc Short, Vice President Pence's incoming chief of staff and a former top White House aide, that denigrates LGBTQ people for a 'perverted lifestyle' and calls the transmission of HIV/AIDS the result of 'repugnant' acts.

In response, DNC LGBTQ Media Director Luc
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DNC on Senate confirmation of former anti-LGBTQ hate group employee
[On Tuesday, March 5] the U.S. Senate confirmed Allison Rushing to serve a lifetime appointment on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Rushing began her career as a legal intern for the Alliance Defending Freedom, an anti-LGBTQ hate group, and has maintained her relationship with the group in the years since she worked there.
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Trump's new HIV/AIDS initiative is filled with empty promises
In his State of the Union [on Tuesday, February 5] Donald Trump announced a notable goal to end HIV/AIDS transmissions by 2030. However, the Trump administration has consistently undermined advancements in HIV/AIDS research, attacked people living with HIV/AIDS and sabotaged access to quality health care at every opportunity. Here's Trump's more
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