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posted Friday, August 9, 2019 - Volume 47 Issue 32


Primary election results
Will Larry Gossett survive?
District 3 still likes Sawant


by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

In the most stunning result of election night, political newcomer Girmay Zahilay seems set to upset veteran King County Councilmember Larry Gossett. Early returns show Zahilay picking up more than 52% of the votes in County Council District 2
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Incoming Chief Naval Officer says transgender troops have not harmed Navy
Strong statement undermines rationale for Trump ban

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - In prepared replies to questions by members of the Senate Armed Services Committee [on Monday, August 5], Vice Adm. Mike Gilday, whom the Senate just confirmed to become chief of naval operations, made some of the strongest remarks of any senior milit
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Executive order issued in North Carolina aimed at protecting youth from so-called 'conversion therapy'
WASHINGTON, DC (August 2, 2019) - Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, praised an executive order issued in North Carolina adding some protections for youth from the dangerous, debunked practice known as 'conversion therapy.' The order pro more
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No taxpayer fatigue in Seattle
by Tim Peter - SGN Contributing Writer

Voters in Seattle and across King County overwhelmingly approved new levies for Seattle Public Library and King County Parks, despite a report by the more conservative KOMO TV earlier this year that 'Seattle is dying.'

The library levy, which would provide an additional $
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JESSE'S JOURNAL: Dolphin Democrats - As reflected in the Stonewall Archives
by Jesse Monteagudo - SGN Contributing Writer

The Stonewall National Museum and Archives in Fort Lauderdale and Wilton Manors are our community's treasure. Researchers ranging from renowned scholars to high school students have taken advantage of this valuable resource. In my role as Historian for the Dolphin Democrats, I rece
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Q-Camp 2019 is almost here!!
Cabins are now available!

Just two and a half short weeks until we close registration for Q-Camp 2019! We are happy to announce that besides having rooms at the retreat center, cabins are now available. Here is a quick rundown on all options currently open.

Retreat Center three to a room - $225.00 each pr
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POZSeattle to host BBQ Potluck August 14
POZSeattle is pleased to present the monthly potluck on Wednesday, August 14, from 6-8pm at The Cuff Complex (13th Ave & E Pine St) on Capitol Hill.

Meet us on the back patio for our Summer Grillin' Potluck to socialize, catch-up with old friends, make new ones, and a whole lot of fun.

Please bring your appetite fo
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Stephani's Celebration of Life
IN MEMORIAM:
Stephani Quinn Fluke
March 3, 1986 - July 28, 2019


On July 28, 2019 at 9:45am, Stephani Quinn Fluke passed away in Port Orchard, Washington. She is remembered and loved by our son, Gabe Fluke, our daughter, Katie Fluke, and her partner, J.P. Porter. She is also loved and remembered by her sep
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Stephani was a veteran who believed in rights for everyone
Stephani was a veteran who believed in rights for everyone. She was also standing up for her own rights. What happened to Stephani could have been prevented. Please realize that misgendering is an act of violence. Transgender is not a choice. Unfortunately, when Transgender people pass away more than half the time our identity is erased by the bio more
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SOMOS Seattle honors Joel Aguirre ('La Gorda') with the LGBTQ Latinx Legacy Award 2019
by Juan Fernando Luna - Entre Hermanos

Joel Aguirre is an HIV/AIDS and human rights activist, drag queen performer, radio host, PrEP navigator, research assistant, and much more!

ENGLISH:
Thank you, SOMOS Seattle, for honoring Joel Aguirre ('La Gorda') with the LGBTQ Latinx Legacy Award 2019!
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Volunteer to tutor K-12 students at the Seattle Public Library
The Seattle Public Library is seeking Homework Help volunteers for the upcoming 2019-2020 school year. Volunteers help children and teens develop literacy and mathematics skills, understand homework assignments and prepare for college. Volunteers tutor students in all academic subjects and may also specialize in English, math and science. We re more
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Campaign opposes Trump rule changes to ACA
Calls for comments on government website

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

National health care and human rights organizations have united in a campaign to turn back changes to the Affordable Care Act (ACA, or Obamacare) that would weaken nondiscrimination language in the law and lead to denial of care
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Gender-neutral language decreases gender bias, new study says
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Using gender-neutral language helps decrease gender bias and increase support for non-male individuals, according to a study in the July Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.

The study conducted by researchers at Washington University
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NCLR's Born Perfect campaign hails groundbreaking North Carolina order protecting LGBTQ youth from conversion therapy
Raleigh, NC - [On Friday, August 2], North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper issued an executive order to protect vulnerable young people from conversion therapy, which seeks to change a young person's sexual orientation or gender identity.

The order directs the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services to prohibit paymen
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EDITOR:

I am a news addict reading not only the news but the comments often following it online. At 78 years of age I am once again disappointed in just how divided this country is and like many feel that if nothing was done after all the students along with teachers were gunned down at
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AHF sues city of Los Angeles, multiple developers over fair-housing violations in Hollywood
LOS ANGELES (August 8, 2019) - The AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) will host a press teleconference on Thursday, August 8 at 3:00 pm PT to announce its filing Thursday of a lawsuit in Superior Court of the State of California for the County of Los Angeles (case # TBD) against the City of Los Angeles, the LA City Council, and property develo more
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