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posted Friday, July 26, 2019 - Volume 47 Issue 30


SGN EXCLUSIVE: Victory Funds' President, Annise Parker
by MK Scott - SGN Contributing Writer

Whenever the opportunity arises of interviewing an Icon in person, I always jump at the chance. When, upon hearing, the former Houston Mayor and current Victory Fund President, Annise Parker, was going to be in town for a reception last Thursday [July 18], I couldn't pass it up. I arrived about fifteen minutes early, and met M
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Mayor Pete Buttigieg brings presidential campaign to Seattle
Mayor Pete Buttigieg appeared at The Showbox in Seattle on Tuesday, July 23. Watch for the full story in SGN next week.  Photo by Nate Gowdy more
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CDC makes it official: undetectable = untransmittable
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

'For HIV-positive MSM [men who have sex with men], taking ART [antiretroviral therapy] regularly greatly reduces the risk of HIV transmission to a negative partner. For persons who achieve and maintain viral suppression, there is effectively no risk of transmitting HIV to their HIV-negative s
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Why Boris and Brexit are bad for Europe's LGBT community
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Boris Johnson became the 77th prime minister of the UK on July 24, and within hours of taking office, he promised to get Britain out of the European Union (EU) by October 31.

Although Johnson promised that 'I will continue to champion LGBT+ equality,' his record on LGBT issues
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MARK MY WORDS: Where was Philly Inquirer Stonewall 50 coverage?
by Mark Segal - Philadelphia Gay News

'Why weren't the events of Stonewall's 50th anniversary covered by the Inquirer?'

That's the question I've been repeatedly asked after a whirlwind month that had me traveling around the country to talk about the Stonewall Riots and their aftermath in the year that followed.
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Port of Seattle 2019 Primary Election includes 10 candidates for 2 positions
by Tim Peter - SGN Contributing Writer

The Port of Seattle is an on often-overlooked office that is included in next month's primary election. The Port oversees everything coming into Seattle via sea and air. That includes SeaTac International Airport as well as the Seattle waterfront, commercial and private. This year, there a
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Labor loves LGBT lawmakers
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

In advance of its 2019 convention, the Washington State Labor Council (WSLC) released its ratings of the state's legislators, and all seven LGBT lawmakers received perfect 100% scores.

All seven are Democrats. In the state House, the group includes Seattle's Nicole Macri (D-43
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Seattle LGBTQ Commission expresses concerns over uptick in unannounced encampment removals
SEATTLE (July 24, 2019) - The Seattle LGBTQ Commission sent a letter on July 23, 2019, to Mayor Jenny Durkan, Seattle Human Services Interim Director Jason Johnson, and the Seattle City Council expressing concerns with the recent increase in homeless encampment removals, particularly those with little or no advanced notice.

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OutRight NOW: Position of Independent Expert on SOGI renewed
Dear Friends,

Great news: the mandate of the Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) has been renewed by the Human Rights Council of the United Nations!

The Independent Expert on SOGI was created in 2016 to bring attentio
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NAACP votes unanimously on three pro-LGBTQ resolutions
WASHINGTON, DC (July 24, 2019) - On July 23, 2019, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the nation's oldest civil rights organization, voted unanimously on three pro-LGBTQ resolutions with far-reaching impact on its 2,000+ units/chapters across the country. The NAACP was a champion for marriage equality and r more
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Transcript of Rep. Jayapal's questioning of special counsel Robert Mueller
WASHINGTON, DC (July 24, 2019) - Today, US Rep. Pramila Jayapal (WA-07) conducted the following line of questioning during the House Judiciary Committee's Hearing on 'Oversight of the Report on the Investigation into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election: Former Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller, III':

Rep. P
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Same-sex Georgia couple sues US State Department for refusing to recognize their one-year-old daughter's citizenship
ATLANTA (July 23, 2019) - Today, Immigration Equality, Lambda Legal, and pro bono counsel Morgan Lewis filed a lawsuit in the US District Court for the Northern District of Georgia against the US State Department for refusing to recognize the citizenship of Simone Mize-Gregg, the daughter of US citizens Derek Mize and Jonathan Gregg. The State more
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GLAAD statement on Trump Administration separating families at the border due to HIV and AIDS status
Howdy, folks:

It appears the Trump Administration has issued their 118th attack against the LGBTQ (and ally) community.

This afternoon [Thursday, July 25], Chief Brian Hastings - a top official in the U.S. Customs and Border Protection - declared the administration is actively separating families should a p
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Larry Kramer's faulty analysis

Editor:

Thanks for printing Larry Kramer's remarks at NYC's WorldPride [Seattle Gay News, July 5, 2019]. Kramer has done enormously beneficial things for the LGBT/HIV communities, although it is well-known that he is a difficult personality. I have often celebrated his
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LGBTQ civil rights organization launches gender justice toolkit with celebrity panelists at NAACP Convention
DETROIT (July 22, 2019) - The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC), officially launched its Words Matter: Gender Justice Matters toolkit this weekend, at the 2019 NAACP Convention in Detroit, and will continue discussions today during its 'Strategy Session: Organizing at the Center of Black,' to highlight the Black community's role in endin more
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