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posted Friday, May 17, 2019 - Volume 47 Issue 20


Gilead to provide free PrEP for 200,000 Americans
Giveaway linked to patent expirations

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Gilead, the pharmaceutical giant that patented Truvada, said on May 9 that it would provide up to 2.4 million bottles of Truvada annually for the next 11 years, 'free of charge' to Americans taking the drug for PrEP, under an 'agreement' with the Trump administration. more
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Mayor Pete Buttigieg gives keynote speech at 2019 HRC Las Vegas Dinner
Mayor Pete Buttigieg was a keynote speaker at the 2019 HRC Las Vegas Dinner at the Caesars Palace Las Vegas on Saturday, May 11, 2019. Stephanie Stallworth of Cox Communications was also honored with the Ally for Equality Award and the Pinnochi-Wrightsman Family with the Equality Leadership Award.

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Seattle hate crime reports up 400% since 2012, city audit says
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Hate-crime reports in Seattle have increased 25% since 2017 and an astonishing 400% since 2012, a new report from the Office of the City Auditor says.

The report, released May 9, records 521 hate crimes, crimes with bias elements, and noncriminal bias incidents reported to Seatt
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Cuban police arrest three at LGBT parade
Permit for the event had been denied

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

At least three people were arrested at an unpermitted LGBT event in Havana, Cuba, on May 11.

The event - titled 'Congo Against Homophobia and Transphobia' - had been permitted by Cuban authorities for the past 12 year
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Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (D-WA 1st Congressional District) speaks out to endorse the Equality Act
On Wednesday, May 8 the New Democrat Coalition in the U.S. House of Congress formally endorsed the Equality Act at a live press conference, and Congresswomen Suzan. DelBene spoke about the importance of passing this legislation. She represents Washington's first congressional district, which covers parts of King, Snohomish, Skagit and Whatcom more
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Celebrate the 150th anniversary of Golden Spike Day with photographer Corky Lee at the Seattle Public Library May 19
The Seattle Public Library, in partnership with OCA-Greater Seattle Chapter (OCA-GS) and Chinese American Citizens Alliance Seattle (CACA) will celebrate Golden Spike Day from 12:30pm to 2pm Sunday, May 19 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium, 206-386-4636. Join us for the discussion 'Did Chinese Railroad Work more
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TAKE A TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP AT THE SEATTLE PUBLIC LIBRARY BEGINNING MAY 28
Explore how to get the most out of your camera while on the road, from trip preparation to going beyond simply point and shoot. The workshops will take place at two Library locations in May and June.

Have you ever come home from a vacation and wished your photographs were better? Learn how to create travel photographs that are souv
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40th anniversary sparks nostalgia and promotes community
Emerald City Softball Association will host members in a historic group portrait May 12

On Sunday, May 12, the Emerald City Softball Association, the Pacific Northwest's largest softball organization geared towards the LGBTQ community, will host more than 500 of its members to commemorate its 40th year in existence. The EC
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Lesbians, bisexual women lag in health outcomes
by Colin Fields, MD - Kaiser Permanente

I recently saw a tweet that read:

'My doctor asked me if I was sexually active. I said yes. Then she asked if I was on birth control. I said no. Then she proceeded to lecture me on birth control which SHE DIDN'T NEED TO DO BECAUSE I HAVE SEX WITH WOMEN.'

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Cops routinely mistreat Trans people, NCTE says
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Police routinely mistreat Transgender people, a new report from the National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) says.

The report is based on research into the practices of 25 police forces in the United States and was released May 7. Seattle was not one of the cities studied
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370,000 LGBT people in Michigan are vulnerable to discrimination
LOS ANGELES (May 7, 2019) - Michigan's legal landscape puts the state's 311,000 LGBT adults and 61,000 LGBT youth at risk of discrimination and harassment. The social, economic, and health effects of stigma and discrimination against LGBT people negatively impact Michigan's economy by tens of millions of dollars each year, according to a new stu more
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CELEBRATE THE 150TH ANNIVERSARY OF GOLDEN SPIKE DAY WITH PHOTOGRAPHER CORKY LEE AT THE SEATTLE PUBLIC LIBRARY ON MAY 19
The Seattle Public Library, in partnership with OCA-Greater Seattle Chapter (OCA-GS) and Chinese American Citizens Alliance Seattle (CACA) will celebrate Golden Spike Day from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, May 19 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium, 206-386-4636.

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