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KING 5 NEWS Interview with Gaysha Starr and SGN Employees
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posted Friday, July 3, 2020 - Volume 48 Issue 27

George Bakan: Rescuer of lost souls

Mayor Jenny A. Durkan's remarks on the shutdown of CHOP
Following are Mayor Durkan's remarks delivered on July 1, 2020:

Thank you to everyone for being here.

Today, City departments and I will provide quick updates on Capitol Hill, but I'd like to largely focus on the continued work we are doing and must continue to do to live up to this moment in our nation's history, and to meet the demands of communit
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Seattle Gay News has launched GoFundMe campaign
Seattle Gay News recently launched a GoFundMe campaign to help cover operating expenses impacted by COVID-19 and the subsequent loss of considerable advertising revenue.

https://www.gofundme.com/f/seattle-gay-news-needs-your-support-now

Seattle Gay News and Angela Cragin are organizing this fundraiser.

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Police sweep CHOP out of existence
Durkan's executive order bans "unlawful assembly" for 10 days

by Renee Raketty - SGN Staff Writer

After 24 days of occupation by Black Lives Matter protesters, the Capitol Hill Organized Protest (CHOP) on Seattle's Capitol Hill is no more. Mayor Jenny Durkan issued an executive order on Wednesday to cle
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37 Pride flags stolen overnight from Burien's main street
The following is an official statement from the City of Burien.

On Tuesday, June 24, the City of Burien learned that 38 of the 40 Pride flags that had been installed in downtown Burien had been removed and stolen. The flags had been installed by Discover Burien in support of Pride Month, a time when communities across the count
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Cops chop CHOP - Mayor orders sweep of encampment, threatens Kshama Sawant
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Early in the morning of July 1, Seattle police swept into the CHOP encampment around the East Precinct at 11th and Pine, taking back the building they had vacated on June 8, and arresting protestors.

According to multiple sources, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan issued an executive
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Proud Boys accused of Capitol Hill crimes
Abduction, attempted homicide near CHOP linked to hate group

by Renee Raketty - SGN Staff Writer

An alert on Twitter, a share to Facebook and a post to Instagram is how many in Seattle came to be aware of an alleged abduction by members of the Proud Boys, a far-right neo-fascist organization that has be
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The multiplicity of oppressions
by Astro Pittman - Seattle Collegian This month has stirred up some very mixed emotions within me, and I have found myself spending an inordinate amount of time trying to sift through and make sense of them. I am a Queer Person of Color who is also an essential worker, so I have been feeling some type of way about all the prominent events more
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Have a union Fourth of July
Special to SGN from Pride At Work

This Fourth of July, while you celebrate the country's independence, you can also celebrate the hard-working men, women, and nonbinary folks who work hard to make the country run.

Buy union products for your Fourth of July festivities, and you'll be sure you're buying from
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HRC: Mississippi Gov. Reeves must sign legislation to remove Confederate battle emblem from state flag
WASHINGTON, DC (June 28, 2020) - Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, called on Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves to sign the bill passed by Mississippi lawmakers to remove the Confederate battle emblem from the state flag. The Mississippi Hous
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Sens. Murray, Harris lead colleagues in demanding Attorney General Barr follow the law, protect Transgender workers from discrimination
WASHINGTON, DC (July 1, 2020) - Following the US Supreme Court's landmark decision in Bostock v. Clayton County, Ga., which held that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects LGBTQ workers from discrimination, US Sens. Patty Murray (D-WA), the top Democrat on the Senate labor committee, and Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) on Tuesday wrote a
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Bound together: Black & queer liberations
SEATTLE (June 29, 2020) - It is no accident that long-standing police brutality was the spark for the modern gay liberation movement, ushered in by the 1969 Stonewall Inn rebellion in New York City. And it is also no accident that queer and trans folks of color were the angry, fabulous warriors who, risking everything, played the leading roles.
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Rep. Smith statement honoring Pride month
WASHINGTON, DC (June 30, 2020) - Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA), a member of the Congressional LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus, released the following statement in honor of LGBTQ+ Pride Month:

"Pride Month is a time to celebrate progress toward LGBTQ+ equality and honor the contributions of LGBTQ+ Americans to our society. Though we are unable to

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Marsha P. Johnson and Capitol Hill resident to be featured in mural by Franklin students
mural photos

photo credit:

Kai and Myla, Franklin High students

International District "Beautify and Protect" project murals

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Under fire - Director Rod Lurie on bringing the story of The Outpost to life
by Sara Michelle Fetters - SGN A&E Writer

THE OUTPOST
Video On Demand


Based on the best-selling book by journalist Jake Tapper, The Outpost chronicles the 2009 assault on Combat Outpost Keating in Afghanistan. Located at the base of the Hindu Kush Mountains just 14 miles from the Pakistani bord

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
RE: Bostock v. Clayton County

To the editor:

With the U.S. Supreme Court decision, in Bostock v. Clayton County, the issue of the class sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, in federal civil rights laws, is hardly over. Next up is the inevitable court challenge that sex, under the
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Matthew Todd's Pride
& by MK Scott - SGN Contributing Writer

PRIDE:
THE STORY OF THE
LGBTQ EQUALITY MOVEMENT
BY MATTHEW TODD
WELDON OWEN


In conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the first Pride parade, writer, journalist, and former editor of Attitude magazine Matthew Todd brings us Pride: Th
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Lambda Literary - Black Lives MatterLambda Literary - Black Lives Matter
Black lives matter. Black queer and Trans lives matter.

We mourn the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, Ahmaud Arbery, and countless black people who have been unjustly murdered by police and white supremacist violence. We condemn the murder of Nina Pop who was a victim of transphobic violence. We stand in so
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People of the Pride Parade - An extraordinary visual essay on love, courage, and finding oneself
PEOPLE OF THE PRIDE PARADE
ALYSSA BLUMSTEIN
APOLLO PUBLISHERS


For the 50th anniversary of the Pride March comes a visual celebration of the diverse, vibrant, and exuberant attendees of New York City's Pride.

This gorgeous bright book honors the colorful celebrants of the New York City Pride
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Announcing the 32nd Annual Lambda Literary Award Winners

            Lambda Literary is proud to announce the winners of the 32nd Annual Lambda Literary Awards (a.k.a. the “Lammys”).

            With twenty-six winning books across in tw more
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Trans New York - An extraordinary visual essay on love, courage and finding oneself
TRANS NEW YORK
PETER BUSSIAN
APOLLO PUBLISHERS


A growing portion of our communities identify as transgender; they are family members, friends, neighbors, and colleagues, and yet they are all-too-often stigmatized and misunderstood. This visual tour de force meets that challenge head on by presenting exquisi
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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-Cities
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