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posted Friday, September 4, 2020 - Volume 48 Issue 36


Get Your Knee Off Our Necks
March On Washington, D.C. August 28

by Chris Rojas - SGN Contributing Writer

An estimated 50,000 people from all across America attended the "Get Your Knee Off Our Necks" March on Washington. It was hosted by Rev. Al Sharpton at the Lincoln Memorial to commemorate the 57th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on August
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Transgender cousin of Jacob Blake receives anti-LGBT threats
"We have a message that we are going to spread regardless of the hate we are going up against," said Elliot Chafetz

by Renee Raketty - SGN Staff Writer

It was difficult enough for Elliot Chafetz, 20, to tell his own family he was not only Transgender but Gay as well. However, Chafetz found himself thru
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Seattle Police sweep homeless from Cal Anderson Park
Protesters respond with garbage, molotov cocktails at East Precinct

by Renee Raketty - by SGN Staff Writer

The Seattle Police Department and crews from the Seattle Parks Department swept Cal Anderson Park on Capitol Hill shortly after 10am on Tuesday, September 1, of its unhoused residents and shut down vo
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Rainbow City Performing Arts seeking Strategic Planning Services
Hello RCPA Family & Friends,

On behalf of the Board of Directors, I am excited to announce that we are putting out a Request for Proposal (RFP) for Strategic Planning Services. If you or you know anyone who would be a good fit for this project, please share this info with them.

We are searching for a consultant/
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Broadway Advocacy Coalition Artivism Fellowship applications now open
NEW YORK (August 27, 2020) - The Broadway Advocacy Coalition (BAC) has announced that applications are now open for the inaugural BAC Artivism Fellowship.

The Fellowship is designed to support artist-activists using their tools to have an impact on the world around them, providing financial support, mentorship, networking opportu
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Durkan Digest: Bringing more equity to our COVID-19 response with testing in West Seattle
SEATTLE (August 28, 2020) - For the past several months, our region has been facing several crises unlike anything we have ever seen before. As our City works to respond to continued calls to reimagine policing and community safety and invest in true community health and opportunity, we must remember that we are still in the middle of an unpre more
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Cities targeted by President Trump unite in response
SEATTLE (September 3, 2020) - Mayor Jenny A. Durkan joined New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler, and DC Mayor Muriel Bowser to respond to respond to President Donald Trump's threats to revoke federal funding from cities. The mayor also released her own statement in response: "Seattle and cities across America have fac more
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Defund "anarchist" cities, Trump says
Seattle might lose federal funds

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The White House announced on September 2 that the Trump administration will defund so-called "anarchist cities" where local officials have annoyed the President.

New York City, Washington, DC, Seattle, and Portland are th
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King County Council passes historic investments to improve educational outcomes for students
SEATTLE (September 2, 2020) - On Tuesday, the King County Council unanimously passed the implementation plan for the Puget Sound Taxpayer Accountability Account (PSTAA), which will invest approximately $318 million over 15 years to improve educational outcomes for King County students.

"Education and early learning are critical
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Jayapal: Reinstate USPS sorting machines
Washington congressional delegation demands DeJoy immediately reinstall mail-sorting machines after 40% were dangerously disconnected in the Seattle-Tacoma area

SEATTLE (August 28, 2020) - Eight members of the Washington congressional delegation demanded that Postmaster General Louis DeJoy immediately reinstall the sorting mac
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GLAAD calls out McEnany
White House press secretary again distorts Trump administration's abysmal LGBTQ record and falsifies administration's policy attacking LGBTQ parents of children born overseas via surrogacy

NEW YORK (August 31, 2020) - GLAAD, the world's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) media advocacy organizatio
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Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll talks about racism
Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll stepped to the podium with one thing on his mind: racism in America and what we can do to help. He spoke candidly and passionately for over 14 minutes on the topic, took no questions, and then walked off stage.

https://www.seahawks.com/news/word-for-word-the-transcript-from-pete-carroll-s-press-co
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Anti-LGBT hate group hires homocon Richard Grenell
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Homocon and friend of Donald Trump Richard Grenell has a new job. He is joining the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) as special advisor for national security and foreign policy.

In his new role, Grenell will be a featured on Jay Sekulow Live, a syndicated radio ta
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Remarks by Julia Jackson, Jacob Blake's mother, made on August 25
EDITOR'S NOTE: In response to Jacob Blake being shot four times in the back by Kenosha, Wisconsin police officer Rusten Sheskey on August 23, 2020 resulting in him being paralyzed from the waist down and sparking nationwide protests, Julia Jackson made the following statement:

How dare we hate what we are? We are humans
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In detailed ruling, court orders HHS to halt key parts of health care discrimination rule
WASHINGTON, DC (September 2, 2020) - Today, a federal district court judge granted Lambda Legal's request for a preliminary injunction, putting an immediate stop to key aspects of the US Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) health care discrimination rule, which seeks to carve out LGBTQ people and other vulnerable populations from re more
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Suicide Prevention Month: A summary of data on LGBT suicide
Research shows that anti-LGBT discrimination and victimization contribute to an increase in the risk of suicidality and that LGBT people are at disproportionate risk of suicidal ideation, planning, and attempts. In recognition of Suicide Prevention Month, the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law is providing a summary of current data on sui more
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HRC concludes Organizing Olympics, reaching out to over 14,000 in 5 days
WASHINGTON, DC (August 27, 2020) - This week, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) concluded a five-day "Pride Organizing Olympics" that involved staff and volunteers reaching out to Equality Voters in key target states with 70 days to go before the November 3 election. Our staff on the ground in key states are targeting over 10 million Americans w more
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Seattle Public Library's mobile services vehicles are on the road again
SEATTLE (August 27, 2020) - The Seattle Public Library's Mobile Services vehicles are once again navigating the streets of Seattle to deliver books, DVDs, and other materials to senior housing facilities, preschools that serve low-income families, encampments for people experiencing homelessness, and other patrons who have difficulty accessing more
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Seattle Public Library offers virtual arts programs for older adults beginning Sept. 5
SEATTLE (August 30, 2020) - This fall, The Seattle Public Library and Silver Kite Community Arts [will partner to offer] online intergenerational workshops, talks, social hours, and performances for the community. These opportunities provide stimulating and creative engagement opportunities, as well as social connection.

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