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New era for the SGN: Renee Raketty succeeds Mike Schultz as publisher
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New era for the SGN: Renee Raketty succeeds Mike Schultz as publisher

Now that Raketty is taking her place among the SGN's league of distinguished publishers, she brings something new, in that she is also its first Transgender publisher.

Queer love conquers City Hall: Newcastle raises Pride flag after strong opposition
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Queer love conquers City Hall: Newcastle raises Pride flag after strong opposition

The Pride flag finally rises at Newcastle City Hall, but not without some drama.

Who's stealing Pride flags in Tacoma?
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Who's stealing Pride flags in Tacoma?

Hate crimes against the Tacoma LGBTQ+ community in 2023 totaled 34 offenses, and June saw the biggest spike in crimes, totaling 9.

Janet Melman aims to become first Trans elected official in Olympia
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Janet Melman aims to become first Trans elected official in Olympia

A spotlight on the Trans candidate's campaign and how she plans to serve the LGBTQ community in their region.

Defending Queer Lives: AG Bob Ferguson talks about his record on civil rights and race for governor
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Defending Queer Lives: AG Bob Ferguson talks about his record on civil rights and race for governor

In an interview with the SGN, WA State Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate affirms his commitment to fight for the rights of the LGBTQ community.

Queer community in Yakima marches past decision to reject Pride proclamation
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Queer community in Yakima marches past decision to reject Pride proclamation

Yakima Pride, which took place on June 8, marched on despite the drama with the city council.

Jeff and Paul Karnatz share a slice of Queer rural living
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Jeff and Paul Karnatz share a slice of Queer rural living

A profile on the Gay couple and their happy life in the countryside.

"Concert 4 Nex" benefit show on Bainbridge Island June 23
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"Concert 4 Nex" benefit show on Bainbridge Island June 23

Poulsbo record shop brings local Queer musicians together in memory of the Nonbinary Oklahoma teen Nex Benedict.

QLaw, Oasis Youth Center join lawsuit to protect LGBTQ+ students
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QLaw, Oasis Youth Center join lawsuit to protect LGBTQ+ students

"Initiative 2081 is a forced outing law that will harm LGBTQ+ students if implemented in our schools. LGBTQ+ students seek out, safe, and trusted school staff when they don't have a supportive home, and the affirmation they receive can be lifesaving."

"It broke my heart": Spokane teacher shamed, investigated for coming out, paid by school district not to sue
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"It broke my heart": Spokane teacher shamed, investigated for coming out, paid by school district not to sue

The story of a young elementary school teacher in Spokane who lost his job and place in the community because of one thing: He's Gay.

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