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posted Friday, February 19, 2021 - Volume 40 Issue 08

Local Lesbian's life remembered during Seattle candlelight vigil
23-year-old Anais Valencia was shot outside Central District apartments, police kill gunman

by Renee Raketty - SGN Contributing Writer

A candlelight vigil was held in Seattle's Central District on Tuesday for a 23-year-old Federal Way woman, Anais Valencia, who died as a result of a catastrophic convergence of events that cost her her life.
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NYC cop union head calls Gay Congressman a 'whore'
Now faces charges

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The head of a New York City police union is facing charges after calling a Gay lawmaker a "first-class whore.

" Ed Mullins, head of the NYPD Sergeants' Union, tweeted the derogatory language in September, aiming at then-city councilmember
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Trump acquitted in Senate, but could still be held responsible for inciting insurrection
by Paige McGlauflin - SGN Contributing Writer

Former President Donald Trump has been acquitted of inciting insurrection following a five-day trial in the Senate, but he could still be held responsible in criminal investigations.

Despite 57 senators having voted to convict Trump of his involvement in the Jan. 6 Cap
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Jesse's Journal: Coronavirus Journal VIII: The quest for the COVID vaccine
by Jesse Monteagudo

The last time I wrote my coronavirus journal, it was still 2020, an "awful year" that I compared to Barbara W. Tuchman's calamitous 14th century. When I wrote that essay, I realized that I was starting to repeat myself and that I could not continue writing this series without risking doing so more often. I vo
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Charlie Brydon, early LGBTQ rights leader, dies at 81
by Randy Beitel - Special to the SGN

Charlie Brydon, an early LGBTQ rights leader, died February 9, 2021 at age 81 from complications of Alzheimer's disease.

From the mid-1970s through the 1990s, Brydon tirelessly networked with political and community leaders in Seattle to establish the LGBTQ community as an
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History: Big enough for all of us
by Janice Athill - SGN Contributing Writer

What began as Negro History Week in 1929 has blossomed into Black History Month. Over the last 92 years, this has provided schoolchildren, teachers, and other adults with information that would have otherwise gone unknown to them. People like Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, Georg
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You Have a Right To Use the Toilet
To the Editor:

For several years, numerous Seattle businesses, including Capitol Hill's two Kroger Foods chain QFCs in Seattle, have operated in violation of ADA (Americans with Disabilities) laws by refusing and/or not providing customer restroom facilities. Some QFCs have been told by their managers, "If it's a mother wi
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To help address displacement in the Central District, Mount Zion's affordable senior housing project taking shape on 19th Ave
by Ari Cetron - Capitol Hill Seattle

SEATTLE (Feb. 15, 2021) - Mount Zion's affordable senior housing development, hoped to help address displacement and gentrification, could begin construction as soon as this summer.

The property is on 19th Ave just north of Madison and is being developed by Mount Zion Housi
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2021 State of the City address
Mayor Durkan discusses plan for equitable vaccine distribution and the vision for Seattle on the other side of the pandemic

I'm joining you from the Filipino Community of Seattle. This community center and the families it serves were hit hard by COVID-19.

But like so many in Seattle, they stepped up and t
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Biden extends foreclosure moratorium
Renters not covered, but OK through March

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

There is good news out of Washington, DC for people struggling to pay their mortgages: President Biden extended the ban on mortgage foreclosures to June 30.

Census Bureau figures show that almost 12% of homeowners
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From Feb. 10, 2006: Clark unveils 'contract' with the people of Seattle at swearing-in ceremony
[Editor's note: Over 47 years, the Seattle Gay News has covered thousands of stories that still resonate today. This week we look back at two of them, one from February 2006 and the other from February 2011. We also offer updates on each story.]

by [Renee] Raketty - SGN Staff Writer

Sally Clark, the third Lesb
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From Feb. 18, 2011: SPU rejects LGBT student group Haven's right to meet
[Editor's note: Over 47 years, the Seattle Gay News has covered thousands of stories that still resonate today. This week we look back at two of them, one from February 2006 and the other from February 2011. We also offer updates on each story.] by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

The [effort] of Haven, a student-le
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It's a Sin really wants somebody to blame
by Mark S. King - Special to the SGN

The promise of a new, ambitious television series about "what happened" to Gay men in the 1980s is tremendously exciting for long-term HIV/AIDS survivors like myself, starved as we are for representation in the media and for another chronicle of our history to be told. It is often a prom
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Wright's picturesque survivalist adventure Land enjoyably lightweight
by Sara Michelle Fetters - SGN Staff Writer

LAND
Theaters


Land is a perfectly enjoyable survivalist adventure. It also didn't leave much of an impression on me. As handsomely mounted as actress Robin Wright's feature-length directorial debut is, the core basics of Jesse Chatham and Erin Dignam's s
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LAPD officers accused of sharing George Floyd Valentine's Day photo that reads 'You take my breath away'
by Zack Linly - The Root

(Feb. 14, 2021)-Valentine's Day is a time for couples and lovers of all walks of life to celebrate their bonds through the exchanging of flowers, candy, spa days, hot-oil massages, and the like-it's a day to commemorate love. In fact, officers with the Los Angeles Police Department are reportedly so
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Is the hype over Lady Gaga's limited-edition Oreos worth it?
The internet decides

by Ed Gunts - LGBTQ Nation

(Feb. 13, 2021) - A "family size" package of Oreo cookies typically sells for $4 to $5 at the grocery store, but one version of Oreo cookies is selling for $15 on Amazon and up to $199.95 on eBay. Multiple packs are currently running up to $500.
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Nomadland named Best Picture of 2020 by Seattle Film Critics Society
SEATTLE (Feb. 15, 2021) - The Seattle Film Critics Society (SFCS) announced the winners in 20 categories for [its 2020 awards today].

ChloƩ Zhao's Nomadland proved the big winner this year, landing five awards, including Best Picture of the Year. The film, documenting one woman's turn to a modern-day nomadic lifestyle following t
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Seattle Art Museum presents Jacob Lawrence: The American Struggle
SEATTLE (Feb. 16, 2021) - The Seattle Art Museum (SAM) presents Jacob Lawrence: The American Struggle (March 5-May 23, 2021), reuniting the artist's revolutionary 30-panel series Struggle: From the History of the American People (1954-56) for the first time since 1958. This is the only West Coast stop of the exhibition's five-city more
Emerald City Music announces new spring series of virtual musical experiences
SEATTLE (Feb. 16, 2021) - Emerald City Music has announced a series of concerts and musical events that catapult the organization's brand of eclectic classical music experiences into the virtual format. Every month features a new cast of musicians who perform, share about their craft, and provide insights into the music they perform. The serie more
Online theatrical production of new play All New Cells from the Shattered Glass Project
(Feb. 16, 2021) - On February 26 and 27 at 7:00 p.m., the Shattered Glass Project will launch the second online reading in its Zoom series, with All New Cells by Orange County playwright Aliza Goldstein. Directed by Alison Kozar, this dark experimental comedy will star Christopher Schoaps, Stephanie Spohrer, Kay Taylor Yelinek, and Alex Kronz. more










 

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