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National Poll: Straight people "satisfied" with the way they treat LGBTQ+ Americans
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National Poll: Straight people "satisfied" with the way they treat LGBTQ+ Americans

Sixty-two percent of Americans are "very" or "somewhat" satisfied with the "acceptance" of Gays and Lesbians, according to a new Gallup Mood of the Nation poll.

Florida moves to ban LGBTQ books
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Florida moves to ban LGBTQ books

LGBTQ literature took another hit this week when the Florida Senate Education Committee committee met on January 25 to discuss several proposed bills that will make it easier for parents to challenge and ban LGBTQ+ books in public schools.

Guaranteed to leave you breathless: Jacqueline Hyde on her new show at Julia's
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Guaranteed to leave you breathless: Jacqueline Hyde on her new show at Julia's

Self-proclaimed "baroness of burlesque and alchemist of tease" Jacqueline Hyde is bringing a showcase of sensual fun to Julia's on Broadway in her upcoming show Breathless.

Used Furniture owners recovering from hate crimes: Suspect served but not arrested
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Used Furniture owners recovering from hate crimes: Suspect served but not arrested

Following an escalation of apparent hate crimes on Jan. 14, covered previously by the SGN, the suspect in the attacks on Summit Avenue East's Used Furniture has been identified and charged.

Seattle's performing arts companies consider closing amid Omicron outbreaks
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Seattle's performing arts companies consider closing amid Omicron outbreaks

This winter's surge in Omicron cases left many performing arts organizations to face the tough decision of whether or not to close their doors to in-person audiences.

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Hot Dog Girl summer: Vibe with your imperfection with Jennifer Dugan

Hot Dog Girl summer: Vibe with your imperfection with Jennifer Dugan

This week, the SGN book club has the pleasure of experiencing all that and more with Hot Dog Girl, the first novel from Queer rom-com queen Jennifer Dugan.

Local

Spokane County prosecutor's wife identifies as white nationalist, calls journalist slur

Spokane County prosecutor's wife identifies as white nationalist, calls journalist slur

Reports of the Spokane County prosecutor's wife openly declaring herself to be a "proud white nationalist" and posting a racial slur online have sparked outrage across Washington state.

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LGBTQ books pulled from Texas school libraries

LGBTQ books pulled from Texas school libraries

Hundreds of books are disappearing from the shelves of school libraries in Texas. They haven't simply gone missing — they have been removed. All have common themes: sexual orientation or race.

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International News Highlights

International News Highlights

Weekly international news highlights for the week ending January 29, 2022.