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posted Friday, November 20, 2020 - Volume 48 Issue 47

"Stories of the Past, Stories of the Present"
The AMP: AIDS Memorial Pathway and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center honor World AIDS Day

The Seattle public art installation will virtually unveil Storme Webber's recently completed work "In This Way We Loved One Another" with performances and storytelling from the upcoming Discovery Center exhibition "Through Positive Eyes"

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Hate crimes at 10-year high, FBI says
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Reported hate crimes are at a 10-year high, according to the FBI, which collects hate crime data from police jurisdictions around the country.

Localities are not required to participate in the FBI's data collection program, and many choose not to, so the numbers are probably even
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LGBTQIA+ Civil Rights pioneer, Roger Winters, remembered as a "visionary" leader
by Renee Raketty - SGN Contributing Writer

Roger Winters, a civil rights pioneer for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community, passed away this week at his Shoreline, WA home. He was 75-years-old.

"The Seattle community - and the world at large - lost a true champion for Gay rights with his passing,"
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November and December author readings at the Seattle Public Library
SEATTLE (November 12, 2020) - Attend author events, book discussions, and literary programs from the comfort of your own living room this fall. The Seattle Public has a wide variety of online author events coming up in November and December.

Library events are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for each event, v
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5 ways to feel gratitude in the face of challenges
LAKE CITY, WA (November 13, 2020) - November is a month for giving thanks. Yet with the challenges our country has faced this year, a popular notion as we approach the final weeks of 2020 is "let's just get this year over with."

While he understands the sentiment, Lake City physical therapist assistant Tom Spencer would like to
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Durkan Digest: Gov. Inslee's updated COVID-19 restrictions
SEATTLE (November 15, 2020) - Our region was home to the first COVID-19 outbreak in our nation nearly nine months ago. Our quick response, backed by science and recommendations from experts, made Seattle a leader in the nation, with some of the lowest rates of COVID-19 of any major city. However, with the onset of colder weather in the fall and more
As COVID-19 soars, AHF urges "Don't Share Air" in new national billboard campaign
LOS ANGELES (November 12, 2020) - As rates of COVID-19 continue to skyrocket in the US - with a reported 60,000 hospitalized as of earlier this week and more than 100,000 new infections being logged daily - the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) is rolling out an urgent new nationwide public service billboard and transit advertising campaign headlin more
West Virginia Medicaid participants and state employees file lawsuit to challenge unlawful ban on Transgender health care coverage
(November 12, 2020) - A federal lawsuit challenging West Virginia's blanket exclusions of coverage for gender-confirming care in West Virginia's Medicaid and state employee health insurance plans was filed today. The class-action lawsuit was filed in the US District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia on behalf of Christopher Fain, more
Lambda Legal urges court to halt implementation of ban on speech about systemic racism, sexism, and implicit bias
SAN FRANCISCO (November 17, 2020) - Lambda Legal last night urged a federal district court to bar the Trump administration from implementing its recent executive order that prohibits federal contractors and grantees from conducting workplace diversity trainings or engaging in grant-funded work that explicitly acknowledges and confronts the existen more
Adrienne Maree Brown, Big Freedia, Pose's Dominique Jackson to join thousands of LGBTQ activists for "Creating Change"
WASHINGTON, DC (November 19, 2020) - Thousands of LGBTQ advocates, activists, leaders, and allies will, for the first time ever, gather virtually for the 33rd Creating Change Conference from January 28 through January 31, 2020.

The Creating Change Conference, run by the National LGBTQ Task Force, is the foremost political, leadersh
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NBJC statement on Transgender Day of Remembrance
WASHINGTON, DC (November 19, 2020) - Tomorrow, November 20, is Transgender Day of Remembrance, a day to honor trans family who have lost their lives to acts of anti-transgender violence. It's also Transgender Day of Resilience, a day when we celebrate and support the brilliance, resistance, and importance of our trans sibilings who are alive. more
KC Council passes $12.59 billion biennial budget that invests with purpose in housing, antiracist policies, programs for the vulnerable, community engagement
SEATTLE (November 18, 2020) - At a time of immense division across the political and social spectrum, the King County Council again demonstrated its ability to come together to invest in the region's future with the passage of a landmark $12.59 billion budget for the next two years.

With funding for antiracist programs, transfo
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Shenanigans! Trump targets election officials in attempt to steal election
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

With Joe Biden clearly the winner of the 2020 election, loser Donald Trump is resorting to desperation tactics in an attempt to cling to power.

Having filed multiple lawsuits to change the ballot counts in multiple states - almost all of them unsuccessful - the Trump team is n
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Rep. Smith introduces bill to fund community-based public safety programs, divert nonviolent 911 calls to specialized responders
WASHINGTON, DC (November 17, 2020) - Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA) introduced the 911 Diversion to Unarmed Personnel Act, which would provide funding for unarmed 911 response programs that divert nonviolent 911 calls to specialized service providers instead of law enforcement.

"It's abundantly clear that we need to fundamentally reima
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Rep. Smith introduces bill to protect at-risk workers and enhance workforce training
WASHINGTON, DC (November 12, 2020) - Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA) introduced the Emergency Economic and Workforce System Resiliency Act, which would provide new funding to states and localities to prevent layoffs, meet the needs of dislocated workers, and collaborate with employers on innovative strategies for preserving existing and creating new jobs more

HRC & partners release guide to help educators & parents advocate for LGBTQ students with disabilities
WASHINGTON, DC (November 17, 2020) - Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the Human Rights Campaign, the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, released "Advocating for LGBTQ Students with Disabilities," a powerful new resource that provides educat more
Marking the deadliest year on record, HRC releases report on violence against Transgender and gender-nonconforming people
WASHINGTON, DC (November 19, 2020) - Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the Human Rights Campaign, the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, released "An Epidemic of Violence: Fatal Violence Against Transgender and Gender-Nonconforming People in more
Washington State Historical Society wants your help to evaluate markers and monuments
TACOMA (October 7, 2020) - The Washington State Historical Society is seeking public participation in identifying monuments, markers, and plaques across the state that are imprinted with the Society's name. Its goal is to work with local communities and stakeholders to develop a full inventory of these historical markers and to audit them for more
ENCORE: Seattle Queer Film Festival Nov. 20-22
The Seattle Queer Film Festival's will present ENCORE screenings from last month's SQFF from Friday to Sunday, November 20-22.

Jury and audience award winners from this year's film festival are part of the lineup as well as two new short films (not previously screened), one in each of the short programs.

Following ar
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Optimism and hope: Chatting with Summerland writer/director Jessica Swale about her heartfelt debut
by Sara Michelle Fetters - SGN A&E Writer

SUMMERLAND
BLU-RAY DVD, DIGITAL DOWNLOAD & HULU


Now out on Blu-ray, DVD, digital download and available to stream on Hulu, writer/director Jessica Swale's Summerland is one of the best films I've seen in 2020. An empowering, emotionally empathetic WWII
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Action-heavy Vanguard a lackluster Jackie Chan throwback
by Sara Michelle Fetters - SGN A&E Writer

VANGUARD
***NOW THAT THEATERS ARE CLOSED AGAIN WE ARE WAITING
TO FIND OUT HOW YOU CAN VIEW THIS FILM


Discovering the wild, crazy world of Jackie Chan when I was in college was a blast of adrenaline-filled bliss. From Drunken Master to Wheels on Meals,
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BenDeLaCreme's The Jinkx & DeLa Holiday Special to premiere worldwide on December 1 at jinkxanddela.com
Hold on to your sugarplums and get ready for a holiday drag spectacular that's as magical as a flying reindeer and as unexpected as a virgin birth! For the past two years, world-renowned drag artists and RuPaul's Drag Race alum BenDeLaCreme and Jinkx Monsoon have owned the holiday season with their critically-acclaimed sold-out holiday tours (To J more
Holiday Gift Guide - Shop our local favorites this holiday season
Do you hear what I hear? Book-It has gone all-audio this season, adapting stories such as Oscar Wilde's "The Canterville Ghost" and steampunk spy thriller "The Effluent Engine" into audio dramas. A five-show gift certificate ($100) is just the ticket for the theatre buff or audiobook fan in your life. Book-It; (206) 216-0833

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Tragedy, titillation, tenderness, and Trump: Some of the best reads of 2020
by Maggie Bloodstone - SGN Contributing Writer

Like literally everything else, Covid has disrupted book publishing, pushing many releases back and making library junkies like me wait longer than usual to get my eager paws on long- anticipated graphic novels. But some titles have made it to the shelves, and here are a few re
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Seattle Men's Chorus presents 40th annual Holiday Special concert hosted by Nina West
Featuring The Supertonics with certified ASL interpretation
[UPDATE: Streaming ONLINE Dec. 6 through Dec. 31]


That's right, Seattle! Nothing's gonna stop us from bringing you our 40th annual holiday concert. This year you can't come to us, so we're coming to you - a-caroling!

In this holly jolly var
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Evergreen City Ballet presents "Nutcrackers Suites", a new way to experience "The Nutcracker" December 11-31
Evergreen City Ballet reimagines the "Nutcracker" experience with an exciting at-home dance film. "Nutcracker Suites" explores the origin and history of this popular ballet in a unique "docu-dance" film. The production draws from Evergreen City Ballet's 25+ year legacy of celebrating inclusion, artistry, and community through dance, and includ more
Magic awaits at Woodland Park Zoo's new WildLanterns!
A new larger-than-life lantern festival

Woodland Park Zoo's new WildLanterns, the region's first holiday lantern festival, will be a fairytale come to life with a larger-than-life, immersive experience that will "wow" anyone - of all ages!

There are many memories to be made full of fun, light and magic with
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Seattle Arts & Lectures and Central District Forum for Arts & Ideas present Black Futures with Kimberly Drew and Jenna Wortham
This online-only Dec. 2 event will celebrate the publication of Black Futures and will feature one of the contributors, the electronic artist and composer King Britt.

Join our friends at Seattle Arts & Lectures (SAL) and Central District Forum for Arts & Ideas (CD Forum) for Black Futures with Kimberly Drew & J
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Taproot Theatre Company Presents: "Christmas At Home" and "Choose Your Price" ticketing
Knowing that every household is facing new and challenging realities this year, Taproot Theatre Company has created a Christmas show that will be accessible to everybody, everywhere. Taproot Theatre Company Presents: "Christmas at Home" November 27 through January 3. Created and Directed by Associate Artistic Director Karen Lund, "Christmas a more
'SCOTT SHOEMAKER'S WAR ON CHRISTMAS!' GOES ONLINE
All-star variety spectacular brings virtual holiday cheer

SEATTLE, Wash. (November 18, 2020) - Shoes and Pants Productions will present "Scott Shoemaker's War on Christmas!" online this holiday season. Now in its third year, this LGBTQ holiday show streams December 5 through January 3, 2021.

Tune
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