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Biden Orders $15 per hour for Federal Contract Workers
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Biden Orders $15 per hour for Federal Contract Workers

President Joe Biden issued an executive order on April 27 increasing the minimum wage for federal contract workers to $15 per hour.

Washington AG to Insurance Companies: Eliminate Barriers to Gender-Affirming Care
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Washington AG to Insurance Companies: Eliminate Barriers to Gender-Affirming Care

Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson has warned insurance companies that they should "eliminate invisible barriers to gender-affirming care."

Search for the Soul of Seattle: Homecoming
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Search for the Soul of Seattle: Homecoming

I flew home last weekend. I needed to get out of Seattle and clear my head, so I booked a last- minute flight to California and spent four days in Santa Cruz with the people I care about most. Thank God for pandemic pricing.

Black women, Black Trans Women, and MURDER
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Black women, Black Trans Women, and MURDER

In 2020, 350 Transgender people were killed worldwide. A fifth of them were in their own homes, and 44 of these killings happened here in the United States.

This week in SGN History: 11 Years Ago
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This week in SGN History: 11 Years Ago

Over 47 years, the Seattle Gay News has covered thousands of stories that still resonate today. This week we look back at Volume 38, Issue 18, published on April 30, 2010.

Mounting calls for Sheriff Johanknecht's resignatio
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Mounting calls for Sheriff Johanknecht's resignatio

After serving in the King County Sheriff's Office for 32 years and running against incumbent John Urquhart, Mitzi Johanknecht made history in King County in 2017 as the first woman and openly Gay person to be elected to the position of sheriff, a sensatio

93rd annual Academy Awards: a night of surprises and history making wins in an uneven telecast
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93rd annual Academy Awards: a night of surprises and history making wins in an uneven telecast

Nomadland walked away with Best Picture. Chloé Zhao became only the second woman after Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker) and the first woman of color to win Best Director in Oscar history.

Faculty, Staff, Students, and Alumni Eagerly Await SPU Board Response
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Faculty, Staff, Students, and Alumni Eagerly Await SPU Board Response

On Friday, April 23, Seattle Pacific University students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members gathered to protest in response to the SPU Board of Trustees' decision to uphold the hiring policy that excludes LGBTQ+ individuals from becoming full-

Seattle LGBTQ+ Leaders and Organizations Respond to Chauvin Verdict
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Seattle LGBTQ+ Leaders and Organizations Respond to Chauvin Verdict

"We recognize that this tastes bittersweet to a mourning family, community, and world" —Entre Hermanos

National Highlights 4/30/21
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National Highlights 4/30/21

National News Highlights from the week of 4/30/21 compiled by SGN contributing writer Daniel Lindsley

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