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posted Friday, August 16, 2019 - Volume 47 Issue 33


Pacific Northwest Black Pride 2019 - Wednesday August 21 to Sunday August 25

Enjoy Pacific Northwest Black Pride 2019

WEDNESDAY - August 21

PNW BLACK PRIDE 2019: Transforming, Transitioning, Transcending. Five-day event begins tonight at 7pm with an ecumenical church service at Southside Common. Host hotel is the Red Lion more
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Discrimination is just fine with us, Trump administration tells federal contractors
Expansion of religious exemption threatens LGBT workers, among others

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The Trump administration released new rules on August 14 that will allow federal contractors to evade nondiscrimination protections for their workers, as long as the employer claims a religious motive
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Capitol Hill Housing unveils plans for eight-story 'LGBTQ-Affirming Affordable Senior Housing' development on Broadway
by Jake Goldstein-Street
Capitol Hill Seattle Blog
capitolhillseattle.com

Architects and Capitol Hill Housing (CHH) representatives have showcased plans for an eight-story affordable housing project specifically for LGBTQ+ elders on Broadway between Pike and Pine that will include at least 100 units at a mix of in
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DOJ tries to strong-arm EEOC on protections for LGBT+ workers
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Donald Trump's Department of Justice (DOJ) is putting political pressure on the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to get the federal civil rights agency to reverse its position on legal protections for LGBT+ workers.

The EEOC is the federal agency charged with enf
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Elizabeth Warren: Affordable, gender-affirming health care for all
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Democratic senator and presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren says that all Transgender Americans should be able to access affordable, gender-affirming health care.

In an August 13 tweet, Warren said that 'the Trump administration is trying to roll back important protections fo
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Jesse's Journal: Stonewall Before and After: Some Recent Histories
by Jesse Monteagudo - SGN Contributing Writer

The 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising inspired the book business, like other industries, to celebrate and exploit this momentous event. Bookstores like Barnes & Noble set up displays that featured recent LGBT titles in their inventory. Publishers reached back to their corpo
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Jockstraps and Glitter

Jockstraps and Glitter

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Joe Torres' annual Leo Party raises $26,607.01
by MK Scott - SGN Contributing Writer

Last Sunday, August 11, was the 16th Annual LEO party at Neighbours Nightclub in Capitol Hill. Joe Torres' annual birthday event and fundraiser for the Leo Foundation brought in $26,607.01 for Seattle Counseling Service, Entre Hermanos and SOMOS Seattle.

The evening started at 6
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USCIS offers adult citizenship educators a free training session
SEATTLE. Wash. - U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Seattle District Office will present a full day of training to those who'd like to share ideas and learn some great techniques toward helping people become U.S. citizens. Attendance is free, and the deadline for enrollment is Sept. 18.

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ACLU comment on District Court ruling in favor of Gavin Grimm
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - The U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Virginia has ruled in favor of ACLU client Gavin Grimm, in his request for summary judgment in a sex discrimination lawsuit against the Gloucester County School Board.

Statement from Gavin Grimm:
'It is such a relief to achieve this closure
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HRC responds to victory for Gavin Grimm in Federal Court Decision
WASHINGTON, DC - Today [August 9, 2019], the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, responded to a ruling by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia in favor of transgender student Gavin Grimm (now a graduate of that school), reaffir more
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Lambda Legal: Proposed new rule for federal contractors another invitation to discriminate
WASHINGTON, DC - This morning [August 14, 2019] the U.S Department of Labor announced a proposed new rule for federal contractors through its Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP). The proposed new rule would greatly expand the ability of employers receiving federal contracts to avoid current employment nondiscrimination requir more
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HRC President Alphonso David kicks off tenure with national tour of critical states
WASHINGTON, DC (August 14, 2019) - Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, announced that on Thursday, HRC President Alphonso David will embark on a national tour of seven key cities to meet with and rally HRC members, advocates, voters, and more
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HRC on arrest of neo-Nazi, anti-LGBTQ extremist Conor Climo for planning attack on LGBTQ and Jewish people
WASHINGTON, DC (August 10, 2019) - Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, responded to news of Conor Climo's arrest. Climo was allegedly discovered to have been planning to attack a synagogue and LGBTQ bar in Las Vegas, NV.

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Lambda Legal to HHS: health care discrimination against LGBT people is illegal
WASHINGTON, DC (August 14, 2019) - Yesterday, Lambda Legal submitted comments to the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) objecting to a proposed rule change that seeks to roll back the protections under the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) nondiscrimination provision (also known as Section 1557) that prohibit discrimination in health more
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HRC and coalition partners submit over 130,000 public comments on Trump's proposed attack on Transgender health care
WASHINGTON, DC (August 14, 2019) - Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, announced that it - along with a dozen coalition partners - submitted over 130,000 public comments against the Trump-Pence administration's proposed regulation to stri more
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