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posted Friday, June 28, 2019 - Volume 47 Issue 26


Stonewall: A personal memoir
by Mark Segal
Gay Liberation Front 1969-71
Philadelphia Gay News

That night, standing in Stonewall, I could not have imagined what the next few hours would do to change the gay and lesbian community around the world. I doubt anyone else could have known. How could we have known, on June 28th, 1969, that we'd be participating in history?

It sta
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Mayor Durkan honors six LGBTQ+ community members at 2019 Pride Awards
SEATTLE (June 26, 2019) - In her second Pride reception, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan honored the achievements of six leaders in Seattle's LGBTQ community with the 2019 Pride Awards. This year's award winners have had a lasting and positive impact on our city. This year's winners are being recognized for decades of work to better our communities and adva more
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SCOTUS sends wedding cake case back to lower court
Baker claimed religious exemption to anti-discrimination laws

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The US Supreme Court has passed on an opportunity to clarify whether people who provide commercial services can turn away LGBT customers based on private religious convictions.

In a June 24 deci
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Union leaders proud to support Kshama Sawant
To the editor:

We're proud to be leaders and rank-and-file activists in the 14 unions and counting that have endorsed Kshama Sawant's campaign for re-election, together representing over 80,000 workers. Seattle has been a national leader for progressive victories and working-class struggle. We're happy to recently be joined by t
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Happy Pride from Q-Squared Men
Guys!

Happy Pride 2019! It is that time to confirm those plans of celebrating ourselves and our community that is unique to Pride. Whether it is connecting with old friends along Broadway on Saturday afternoon, attending a party on Saturday night, attending or marching in the Parade on Sunday morning or dancing in the fou
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In celebration of Pride month, Sen. Murray highlights half-century of LGBTQIA+ progress, condemns sham conversion therapy
WASHINGTON, DC (June 27, 2019) - As Pride month comes to a close, today US Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) stood up for children and the LGBTQIA+ community in Washington state and across the country by advocating for an end to the harmful practice of conversion therapy. In a speech on the Senate floor, Sen. Murray introduced the Therapeutic Fraud Pre more
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Mayor Durkan transmits legislation to rename portion of East Denny Way 'Barbara Bailey Way' in honor of the late LGBTQ+ civil rights champion
SEATTLE (June 17, 2019) - Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today transmitted to the City Council legislation to rename a portion of Capitol Hill's E. Denny Way to 'Barbara Bailey Way' in honor of the late LGBTQ+ civil rights champion, Barbara Bailey, who passed away in September 2018.

Under the legislation, the City of Seattle would officia
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Pride statement from OutRight Action International
NEW YORK (June 26, 2019) - It is Pride month - a time during which LGBTIQ movements around the world celebrate progress and resilience, when attention is drawn to countering violence, when the spotlight shines on stories of LGBTIQ people with a view to raising awareness, increasing understanding, and promoting progress.

Fifty years
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Human Rights Campaign names Alphonso David as new president
WASHINGTON, DC (June 25, 2019) - Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, announced that Alphonso David, an accomplished and nationally-recognized LGBTQ civil rights lawyer and advocate, will lead the organization beginning in August.
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San Francisco to create Castro LGBTQ Cultural District
SAN FRANCISCO (June 25, 2019) - As the City prepares to celebrate San Francisco Pride this weekend, the Board of Supervisors unanimously passed an ordinance Tuesday authored by Supervisor Rafael Mandelman to create the Castro LGBTQ Cultural District, bringing additional funding and resources to one of the country's most important LGBTQ neighbo more
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Salt Lake County lawmakers pass unanimous bipartisan resolution urging state to bar conversion therapy for minors
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (June 25, 2019) - Today, the Salt Lake County Council passed a unanimous bipartisan resolution urging the Utah legislature to pass legislation protecting LGBTQ youth from conversion therapy, the life-threatening practice of trying to change a person's sexual orientation or gender identity.

Earlier this year
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My thoughts on PRIDE Month, Juneteenth and the 50th anniversary of Stonewall
by Astro Pittman
Editor-in-Chief
Seattle Collegian
Special to the SGN

This month, marginalized communities everywhere have much to celebrate. June is, of course, PRIDE Month, and also holds space for Juneteenth and the 50th anniversary of Stonewall. There is an intercultural significance between these t
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County Council confirms members of task force focused on gender identity and sexual orientation
SEATTLE (June 26, 2019) - The Metropolitan King County Council today confirmed the appointments of twenty community leaders to serve on a new task force that will address gender identity and sexual orientation inclusion in King County's broad spectrum of programs and services. The task force will develop a recommended countywide inclusion strate more
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Community organizations urge Seattle to live up to its promises on police accountability
SEATTLE (June 21, 2019) - Today a broad coalition of more than two dozen community organizations delivered a letter to the mayor and city councilmembers urging the City of Seattle to live up to promises made over many years to have a stronger police accountability and disciplinary system the community can trust, and to come into full complianc more
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Youth Courage Award winners announced on the eve of Stonewall Uprising 50th anniversary
LOS ANGELES (June 26, 2019) - The Colin Higgins Foundation today announced its 19th Annual Youth Courage Award winners, whom it will recognize for extraordinary leadership and advocacy on behalf of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) youth. The 2019 winners are: Kristina Hernandez, 16, from Las Vegas, NV; and Daniel Landry, more
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Jed Foundation and Tyler Clementi Center to support emotional well-being and mental health of LGBTQ+ college students
NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ (June 26, 2019) - The data don't lie.

National college surveys show that queer- and trans-spectrum students experience depression, anxiety, self-injury, and suicidal ideation at three to four times the rates of [their] heterosexual and cisgender peers.

They also indicate lower levels of agreement
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Jayapal statement on passage of emergency border aid bill
WASHINGTON, DC (June 25, 2019) - Today, Rep. Pramila Jayapal (WA-07) issued the following statement regarding the passage of HR 3401, the Emergency Supplemental Bill to Provide Humanitarian Assistance at the Border:

'This bill was the culmination of several days of candid conversations, and I am grateful for the hard work that
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Acceptance of LGBTs declines among young Americans, GLAAD poll says
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The percentage of Americans between 18 and 34 years of age who would feel 'very' or 'somewhat' comfortable with LGBT people has declined for the second consecutive year, GLAAD reported on June 24.

The disturbing finding comes from GLAAD's fifth annual Accelerating Acceptance I
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Amara recognized by HRC Foundation for LGBTQ inclusion efforts
TACOMA (June 26, 2018) -- Today, Amara, a not-for-profit organization that supports children in foster care and those who love them, proudly announced that it is being recognized in 'Celebrating Everyday Change-Makers in Child Welfare' - a first-of-its-kind report highlighting more than 70 child welfare agencies across the country that partner more
HRC's first-of-its-kind report highlights efforts by child welfare agencies to better serve LGBTQ youth and parents
WASHINGTON, DC (June 26, 2019) - Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation released 'Celebrating Everyday Change-Makers in Child Welfare,' a first-of-its-kind report highlighting more than 70 child welfare agencies across the country that partnered with the HRC Foundation's All Children - All Families (ACAF) project to improve the serv more
Women's rights groups defend Trans-inclusive student athletics policy
Reply to lawsuit seeking to bar Trans students from sports teams

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A 'united front' of 16 women's rights and gender justice organizations in Connecticut have released a collective statement in support of Transgender students competing in high-school athletics according t
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National Black Justice Coalition on Democratic debates: Black LGBTQ/SGL rights matter too!
WASHINGTON, DC (June 26, 2019) - In response to the first night of Democratic Debates, David J. Johns, executive director of the National Black Justice Coalition, released the following statement:

'Tonight's Democratic debate officially kicks off the long road to the 2020 election - the outcome of which will be pivotal in det
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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
A kind and thoughtful letter of apology

EDITOR:

This is a letter of apology to the presumed gay man in front of the Egyptian Theatre Wednesday June 12th. I was walking down the sidewalk and stopped to ask a man and woman standing there if they had liked the movie. They were friendly and affable to me, b
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Five questions NBC debate moderators should ask 2020 Democratic presidential candidates
NEW YORK (June 26, 2019) - GLAAD, the world's largest LGBTQ media advocacy organization, today challenged all five moderators in this week's 2020 Democratic presidential debates to use the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Inn riots, an event that sparked and fueled the overall LGBTQ movement of the last fifty years, to make LGBTQ acceptance a more
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GLAAD releases new media guide: 'Covering 2020: A Tip Sheet for Journalists Covering the 2020 Election'
NEW YORK (June 26, 2019) - GLAAD, the world's largest LGBTQ media advocacy organization, ahead of tonight's first 2020 Presidential debates, today announced the first in a series of tip sheets for journalists covering the 2020 election aimed at informing national and political media about the top issues facing LGBTQ Americans. GLAAD's guide, 'Co more
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GLAAD applauds inclusion of LGBTQ issues by NBC News hosts and multiple candidates in Democratic presidential debate
NEW YORK (June 26, 2019) - GLAAD, the world's largest LGBTQ media advocacy organization, released the following statement by Sarah Kate Ellis, GLAAD's president and CEO, after the conclusion of the first 2020 Democratic presidential debate.

'GLAAD commends tonight's inclusion of LGBTQ issues by debate moderators in this first
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NDAA amendment introduced in House to ensure all qualified Americans can serve in the military
WASHINGTON, DC (June 25, 2019) - Today, the Modern Military Association of America (MMAA) - the nation's largest nonprofit organization for the LGBTQ military and veteran community - hailed the introduction of an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would make eligible for military service any qualified American who ca more
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HRC: SCOTUS decision on census upholds importance of full participation
WASHINGTON, DC (June 27, 2019) - Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, responded to a decision by the Supreme Court in Department of Commerce v. New York rejecting the Trump-Pence administration's proposal to add a citizenship question to t more
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Jayapal statement on Supreme Court ruling on census citizenship question
WASHINGTON, DC (June 27, 2019) - 'The census is an American institution and a critical tool that helps us understand who we are and what we need to thrive. Its purpose is to count every single person in America - a count that impacts and informs how we distribute resources and representation in Congress - and it depends entirely on people's fu more
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