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posted Friday, May 10, 2019 - Volume 47 Issue 19


Cuba cancels annual LGBT parade
Blames 'international context'

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The Cuban government has cancelled the country's 12th annual 'Conga against Homophobia and Transphobia.'

The event had been scheduled for May 17, the International Day Against Homophobia. Other LGBT events will go on as scheduled.

Cuba's National
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Grand marshals announced for 2019 Seattle Pride Parade
Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan, Jinkx Monsoon and community groups representing LGBTQ progress selected to lead 45th annual Seattle Pride Parade on June 30

Seattle Pride has announced the community and LGBTQ leaders who will serve as the 45th Annual Seattle Pride Parade grand marshals - leading off the nation's fourth largest
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HRC announces unprecedented support for the Equality Act from 200+ of the nation's leading businesses
WASHINGTON, DC (May 8, 2019) - Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) announced that more than 200 of the nation's leading businesses have now joined the HRC's Business Coalition for the Equality Act. With combined operations in all 50 states, headquarters in 29 states, more than $4.5 trillion in revenue, and more than 10.4 million employees a more
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Seattle Pride announces music lineup celebrating LGBTQ+ arts Thunderpussy to headline Seattle Pride's Volunteer Park Pride Festival on June 8
Seattle Pride is kicking off this year's Pride celebration with their annual Volunteer Park Pride Festival from noon to 7pm in Volunteer Park (14th Ave, E & E Prospect St.)on Saturday, June 8. The event is Pride's annual celebration of queer arts, music, performance and culture. The free event will feature a beer garden, food trucks, local cra more
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MARK MY WORDS: Gay men beheaded, world almost silent
We won't stand for violence

by Mark Siegel - Philadelphia Gay News

Last week my husband said, 'Appreciate the privilege.' He was responding to my complaints regarding the hectic schedule I have due to being named one of the grand marshals of the upcoming World Pride Parade [in New York City] that celebra
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Mother's Day: celebrate Mom and good union jobs
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Your mom worked hard to raise you, and if she's like most modern moms, she also worked hard at a job to help feed you and keep a roof over your head.

Honor her and her hard work - and honor the work of millions of moms like her - by making sure to buy her some union-made candy
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Burien Pride presents Drag Queen Bingo May 31
Main Pride Festival in Town Square Park June 1

BURIEN, Wash. - Mark those calendars! Burien Pride 2019 will commence on Friday, May 31 for Drag Queen Bingo! The festivities continue a second day on Saturday, June 1 for the Burien Pride festival in Town Square Park (480 SW 152nd St., Burien)!

Back for its t
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Lambda Legal to Tenth Circuit: Affirm ruling for nonbinary intersex veteran seeking an accurate U.S. passport
DENVER, Colo. - Lambda Legal last night [May 8] filed a brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit urging the court to uphold a lower court ruling that the State Department cannot rely on its male-or-female-only gender policy to withhold a U.S. passport from Dana Zzyym, a U.S. Navy veteran who is intersex and nonbinary, and does n more
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Jayapal statement on anniversary of Trump's family-separation policy
WASHINGTON, DC (May 7, 2019) - Today, Rep. Pramila Jayapal (WA-07) issued the following statement marking the one-year anniversary of the Trump administration's zero-tolerance family-separation agenda:

'Today on the one-year anniversary of the Trump's family-separation policy, our country is still reeling from the horrors of th
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Cops routinely mistreat Trans people, NCTE says
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Police routinely mistreat Transgender people, a new report from the National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) says.

The report is based on research into the practices of 25 police forces in the United States and was released May 7. Seattle was not one of the cities studied
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370,000 LGBT people in Michigan are vulnerable to discrimination
LOS ANGELES (May 7, 2019) - Michigan's legal landscape puts the state's 311,000 LGBT adults and 61,000 LGBT youth at risk of discrimination and harassment. The social, economic, and health effects of stigma and discrimination against LGBT people negatively impact Michigan's economy by tens of millions of dollars each year, according to a new stu more
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CELEBRATE THE 150TH ANNIVERSARY OF GOLDEN SPIKE DAY WITH PHOTOGRAPHER CORKY LEE AT THE SEATTLE PUBLIC LIBRARY ON MAY 19
The Seattle Public Library, in partnership with OCA-Greater Seattle Chapter (OCA-GS) and Chinese American Citizens Alliance Seattle (CACA) will celebrate Golden Spike Day from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, May 19 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium, 206-386-4636.

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