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posted Friday, March 15, 2019 - Volume 47 Issue 11


CITY OF SEATTLE RESOLUTION SUPPORTS PASSAGE OF MEDICARE FOR ALL ACT OF 2019
Following is the complete text of the City of Seattle's recently adopted resolution:

A RESOLUTION supporting the passage of the Medicare for All Act of 2019.

WHEREAS, the United States paid approximately $3,500,000,000,000 dollars in total healthcare spending in 2017, an increase of 3.9 percent over the previous year and, at nearly $11,000 per per
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House Democrats introduce LGBT Equality Act
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The Equality Act was formally reintroduced by Democratic Party leaders in the US House and Senate on March 13.

The measure amends the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to explicitly prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity in education, employment,
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Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus at highest membership ever
All are Democrats

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus has reached its highest membership ever - 155 lawmakers - just as Democrats have regained control of the House of Representatives and reintroduced the Equality Act.

All members are Democrats. In th
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Equality Act introduced in Congress
Today [On March 13] Lambda Legal praised Representatives David Cicilline (D-RI) and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) as well as Senators Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), and Cory Booker (D-NJ) for introducing H.R. 5, the Equality Act, in the 116th Congress.

This bipartisan legislation will update existing federal nondiscr
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JESSE'S JOURNAL: Voyage on Atlantis
by Jesse Monteagudo - SGN Contributing Writer

Atlantis Events (atlantisevents.com) was founded by Rich Campbell in 1991. Since then, Atlantis ('The Way We Play') has 'grown into the world's largest gay and lesbian specialty vacation company, bringing together over 300,000 from our community and beyond for great times around th
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Manafort judge ignored the content of his 'criminal character'
by Larry Gossett
King County Councilmember
District 2

Metropolitan King County Councilmember Larry Gossett released this statement in response to the 47-month sentence former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort received after his conviction on charges of tax evasion and bank fraud:

'Judge T.S. Elli
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Cascade Flag Football receives sponsorship from Seattle Seahawks
Kicks off 2019 season on March 23

[On Monday, March 11] Cascade Flag Football Association (CFA), Seattle's premiere flag football league for the LGBTQIA+ community, announced a new sponsor - the Seattle Seahawks. The sponsorship begins with the 2019 season and includes a financial contribution on behalf of the Seahawks in
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GSBA celebrates International Women's Day [Friday, March 8]
Happy International Women's Day!

HISTORY
This day emerged from the activities of the labor movements at the turn of the twentieth century in North America and across Europe. The first National Woman's Day was observed in the U.S. in 1909 in honor of the 1908 garment workers' strike in New York, where wome
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Leather Community celebrates 37 years!
by Toby Noon - Special to the SGN

The Washington State Leather Community will be celebrating the 37th Anniversary of the Washington State Mr./Ms. Leather and Bootblack Contest, along with the 27th Anniversary of the Washington State Leather Pride Week. The contest will be held on March 23 at The Cuff Complex (1533 13th Ave.).
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Millions of LGBT people would gain civil rights protections under the Equality Act
New estimates on the number of LGBT people who would gain protections from discrimination in employment, education, public accommodations, housing and credit if Congress enacts the Equality Act

[On March 13,] bipartisan members of Congress [introduced] the Equality Act, federal legislation that would expressly prohibit discri
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ACLU applauds introduction of Equality Act to close gaps in federal nondiscrimination protections
WASHINGTON, DC (March 13, 2019) - Nearly 300 members of Congress from both chambers introduced the Equality Act today, legislation that would explicitly prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in the nation's federal civil rights laws.

The Equality Act would provide comprehensive sex discriminati
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Majorities in all states and all demographics support LGBT nondiscrimination laws, new survey says
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A solid majority of all Americans - across al demographic groups and in all states - now support laws protecting the LGBT community from discrimination, a poll by the Public Religion Research Institute says.

Majorities of Democrats (79%), independents (70%), and Republicans (56%)
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Alliance for Justice: Hearing on Collins and Lee should not have happened
WASHINGTON, DC, - After today's [March 13] Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on two Ninth Circuit nominees from California, which was held over the objections of Senators Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris, AFJ Legal Director Daniel Goldberg released the following statement:

'This hearing should not have happened. Ranking Memb
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Key national LGBTQ military organizations respond to Trump administration's implementation of ban on open Trans military service
WASHINGTON, DC - [On Tuesday, March 12] the Trump-Pence administration took steps to implement its ban on open transgender military service. Implementation processes noted in the directive will officially go into effect in thirty days, just under three years after the current policy, allowing open transgender military service, was implemented. Al more
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Congressman Adam Smith statement on Department of Defense implementation of the ban on Transgender military service
WASHINGTON, DC - House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith (D-WA) released the following statement about Department of Defense implementation of the ban on the service of transgender people:

'It would be prudent for Acting Secretary Shanahan to delay implementing the Mattis policy until the courts have made their final
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New exhibit 'Rise Up' at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. marks 50th anniversary of Stonewall Inn Riots
On Friday, March 8, the Newseum opened a groundbreaking exhibit, 'Rise Up: Stonewall and the LGBTQ Rights Movement,' which explores the modern gay rights movement and marks the 50th anniversary of a June 1969 raid of the Stonewall Inn in New York's Greenwich Village. The protests following the raid are considered to be the catalyst that inspire more
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