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KING 5 NEWS Interview with Gaysha Starr and SGN Employees
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posted Friday, June 26, 2020 - Volume 48 Issue 26

GEORGE BAKAN 1941-2020

In Our Hearts
and in our Minds

for all you have done for us
in the LGBTQ+ community

You will be truly missed George


Remembering George Bakan
by Gaysha Starr
Olympia 29
The Empress of Good Fortune &
the First Asian Pacific Islander
Empress of Seattle
1999-2000
Special to the SGN

How symbolic for me to pay my respects to George Bakan, the publisher of Seattle Gay News, on the 93rd birthday of my father, Primo Matencio and the day of the final funeral for George Floyd
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George Bakan: Rescuer of lost souls
by Michael McNamara - Special to the SGN

George Bakan and I met at Spag's. Guess I caught his eye straddling the pool table to make a shot. I did have a fine ass back in the day. He chatted me up, we flirted a bit, and a he took me to his Capitol Hill apartment. He was leaving his real estate career and life in the Tri-Citie
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IN MEMORIAM - Randall Jess Spohn
May 3, 1972 - June 7, 2020

Born May 3rd, 1972 to Ronald J. Spohn, SR, and JoAnnMunk in Yakima, Washington. Randy went to join his parents, nephews Steven Gummersall, John Jess Call, niece Jesse Danyell Gummersail, and his beloveds Anastasia and Scarlett Renee (Puff Puff) on June 7th, 2020.

Randall is surviv
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Remembering not only an editor, but a friend
by James Stansberry - Special to the SGN

I think we can all agree that these are weird times, and having no Pride celebrations that bring the community together when so much is happening feels even weirder. So the news that George Bakan - owner and editor-in-chief of Seattle Gay News and a personal friend for many years after I r
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Remembering George Bakan
by Geov Parrish - Special to the SGN

I am still processing the news late last night of the passing of George Bakan, the longtime publisher of Seattle Gay News. He deserves to be considered in the pantheon of great local civil rights leaders like Bob Santos and Roberto Maestas, and I don't want his death to get buried in all th
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A tribute to George Bakan from Julie Shaffer
I read in last week's SGN [June 12, 2020] about George's passing. I ran into him a couple evening before the stay-at-home order was in place. He could hardly walk to his van in the Capitol Hill Goodwill parking lot. I had to get help. I waited and talked with him for a while. He wanted me to call him after the stay-at-home to discuss the AIDS Wal more
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Tributes and eulogies for R. George Bakan (via Facebook)

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