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Academics, activists, and candy kush: Nonprofit to bring first-ever LGBTQ cannabis conference to Emerald City
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Academics, activists, and candy kush: Nonprofit to bring first-ever LGBTQ cannabis conference to Emerald City

This weekend, the Seattle-based nonprofit The Full Spectrum — whose mission is to enhance and sustain LGBTQ diversity, inclusion, and access within the world of cannabis — will host its first annual conference.

Farewell to Café Pettirosso: "Seattle loves you back!"
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Farewell to Café Pettirosso: "Seattle loves you back!"

This year marked the tenth that Café Pettirosso has resided at its present address, adjacent to the entrance of Chophouse Row. Now, 2022 will also mark the end of an era of brilliant patisserie and artisanal coffee at the café.

France bans conversion therapy: Sets two-year jail term and $34,000 fine as penalties
INTERNATIONAL

France bans conversion therapy: Sets two-year jail term and $34,000 fine as penalties

The new law not only forbids the practice but establishes criminal and civil penalties for so-called therapists who claim to "cure" homosexuality or gender nonconformity.

Federal investigation looks into BYU discrimination against LGBTQ students
NATIONAL

Federal investigation looks into BYU discrimination against LGBTQ students

Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, is at the center of an ongoing federal investigation that is looking into whether or not the school is actively discriminating against LGBTQ students.

Bingo, but make it Gay: Enjoy weekly Tuesday comedy and debauchery at Olmste(a)d
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Bingo, but make it Gay: Enjoy weekly Tuesday comedy and debauchery at Olmste(a)d

Bingo is an easy opportunity to bring people together in friendly, entirely chance-based competition in a lively group setting. And "Fuck Yeah Bingo" on Capitol Hill offers just that.

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Fantasy novelist Audrey Coulthurst returns with powerful new book

Fantasy novelist Audrey Coulthurst returns with powerful new book

Earlier this year, our book club had the pleasure of reading Of Fire and Stars. Fans raved about the book's magical metaphors and rich romance. Now, by popular demand, Coulthurst's sequel Of Ice and Shadows is out.

Local

Seattle's Starbucks employees fight for union

Seattle's Starbucks employees fight for union

The drive to unionize Starbucks employees has gathered momentum as workers at two more Seattle locations announced plans to join SB Workers United.

National

Anti-vaxxers push feminizing HRT as COVID treatment

Anti-vaxxers push feminizing HRT as COVID treatment

As the pandemic rages on across the US, those who still refuse vaccines have touted the efficacy of several unusual over-the-counter drugs. The latest addition to their growing list of "treatments" is feminizing HRT.

International

International News Highlights — January 28, 2022

International News Highlights — January 28, 2022

Weekly international news highlights for the week ending January 28, 2022.