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posted Friday, June 14, 2019 - Volume 47 Issue 24


Americans support legal protections for LGBT by 7 points, Gallup says
Not much change over 2017 poll

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A majority of Americans support the idea of adding new federal civil rights laws to protect LGBT people, according to a new Gallup poll.

When asked 'Do you think new civil rights laws are needed to reduce discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender
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GLAAD statement on Trump Administration banning Pride flags on US Embassy flagpoles
by Drew Anderson - GLAAD Director of Campaigns and Rapid Response

Hey, everyone:

Remember last week when President Trump tweeted his celebration of June being LGBTQ Pride Month? Well, in just one week's time, the Trump Administration has issued THREE attacks on the LGBTQ community. The most recent one came this
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Vatican issues horrible new directive on Trans people
'Sorry, but you're confused,' Catholic Church says

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The Vatican has issued a new directive on Transgender people, accusing them of seeking to 'annihilate the concept of nature.'

The Vatican describes the document, titled 'Male and Female He Created Them,'
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HRC releases sex discrimination report
WASHINGTON, DC (June 13, 2019) - Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, published its 'Inclusive Interpretations of Sex Discrimination Law,' a report that outlines how federal courts have developed a consistent legal narrative regarding disc more
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Launching White Center Pride - June 5-9, 2019
When we began planning White Center Pride (and by that, I mean creating a FB page), we wanted it to be diverse and inclusive. There's a lot of letters to account for LGBTQIA. And we wanted each letter to feel represented and welcome.

Many of us struggle with our letter. Often, we spend half of our lives trying to be a different l
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Today marks the third anniversary of the Pulse Nightclub shooting, the horrific terrorist attack against the LGBTQ community
WASHINGTON (June 12, 2019) - People started their evening celebrating. By the end of the night, 49 lives had been lost. The terror of that night, the senseless violence that directly targeted our community, is almost beyond comprehension. Survivors still battle violent memories and trauma.

But in the aftermath of Pulse - if som
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Pat Murakami condemns hate speech against City Council Candidate
Seattle small business owner, community leader, and Seattle City Council Candidate Pat Murakami has released the following statement in response to recent hate speech and threats of violence against Seattle City Council Candidate Ari Hoffman:

'Like many of you, I am disgusted and angered by the racial slurs and threats of violen
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Airline food workers vote 99.7% to strike
Most still make less than $15 per hour

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Airline food workers at Sea-Tac Airport voted on June 12 to go on strike as soon as they are released from mediation provisions by the National Mediation Board.

The workers prepare, pack, and deliver food and bevera
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The Seattle Public Library Central Library is displaying a number of LGBTQ books from their collection on a large book shelf on the main floor off the 5th Avenue entrance near the escalator going up to the 5th floor in celebration of LGBTQ Pride Month.

PHOTO: Adrián Neri Reyes
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USA TODAY Network and Gannett Foundation award $100,000 'A Community Thrives' grant to LIHI's Tiny House Program
The Low Income Housing Institute's Tiny House Program was one of 16 non-profits from across the country awarded 'A Community Thrives' grant. Here is an excerpt from the USA TODAY press release:

'Journalists in the USA TODAY Network are telling local stories and regularly hear amazing ideas to improve American communities - which
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Chairman Nadler statement for markup of HR 677, the 21st Century President Act
WASHINGTON, DC (June 12, 2019) -Today, House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) delivered the following opening statement for the markup of HR 677, the 21st Century President Act:

'HR 677, the 21st Century President Act, modernizes current law criminalizing threats against former presidents and their families by removing
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Jayapal, Dingell lead Medicare for All press event on historic Ways & Means Committee hearing
WASHINGTON, DC (June 12, 2019) - Earlier today, Reps. Pramila Jayapal (WA-07) and Debbie Dingell (MI-12), co-chairs of the Medicare for All Caucus, held a press conference regarding Wednesday's historic hearing on the Medicare for All Act of 2019 in the House Committee on Ways and Means.

Members in attendance included:
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Lambda Legal, Americans United, the Center for Reproductive Rights, and the County of Santa Clara ask court for immediate halt to implementation of denial-of-care rule
(June 12, 2019) - Late yesterday, Lambda Legal, Americans United for Separation of Church and State, the Center for Reproductive Rights, and the County of Santa Clara urged the US District Court for the Northern District of California to block implementation of the denial-of-care rule to protect patients nationwide while the coalition's lawsuit more
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New survey underscores need to protect LGBTQ youth from conversion therapy
SAN FRANCISCO (June 11, 2019) - Today, the Trevor Project released a new survey showing that 57 percent of young people who experienced conversion therapy attempted suicide in the last year. This survey is consistent with the results of a peer-reviewed study published last year, which found that LGBTQ youth who are subjected to conversion therapy more
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SPLC: Judge orders dissolution of conversion therapy provider barred from promoting fraudulent practice in 2015 operating under new name
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (June 10, 2019) - A New Jersey state judge today ordered the dissolution of an organization known as the Jewish Institute for Global Awareness (JIFGA), which facilitates gay-to-straight 'conversion therapy,' because its founders were barred from promoting the fraudulent practice in 2015.

Superior Court Judge Pe
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Vatican issues guidance on gender designed to fuel violence and discrimination against LGBTIQ people
NEW YORK (June 10, 2019) - On 10 June 2019 the Congregation for Catholic Education of the Vatican issued a 31-page-long guidance on gender identity, stating decisively that gender is binary and imparted by God, not only denying the existence and rights of transgender people but framing their existence as dangerous and threatening, and entirely more
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NCLR applauds the introduction of the Every Child Deserves a Family Act of 2019
WASHINGTON, DC (June 13, 2019) - Today, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) introduced the Every Child Deserves a Family (ECDF) Act of 2019 in the US Senate, a bill that will ensure fair and compassionate treatment of all children and families in the foster care system - without regard to their religion, marital status, sexual orientation, or gende more
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Palm Center statement on plan by Congress to consider amendment that would block funds to enforce transgender troop ban
SAN FRANCISCO (June 12, 2019) - Palm Center Director Aaron Belkin issued the following statement in response to the House Rules Committee's decision to allow the House to consider an amendment prohibiting the Pentagon from using Department of Defense funds to implement President Trump's transgender ban. The amendment to the Defense Appropriati more
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Testosterone: Know the facts
by Colin Fields, MD - Kaiser Permanente

Testosterone replacement therapy can be critical treatment in certain situations - for transgender men, for genderqueer and non-binary patients pursuing hormone replacement therapy, and for men with medical conditions resulting in low testosterone. But as television and radio ads targeti
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New recommendations for PrEP and HIV screening could increase access for millions of Americans
WASHINGTON, DC (June 11, 2019) - Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, responded to news that the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has finalized its recommendations regarding access to pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and HIV testi more
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