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posted Friday, October 4, 2019 - Volume 47 Issue 40


Trump administration bullies Ames, Iowa
Rainbow crosswalks must go, feds say

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The Trump administration has ordered the city of Ames, Iowa, to remove its newly installed rainbow crosswalks.

Ames is the home of Iowa State University, whose students make up about half the city's 66,000 people. The rainbow crosswalks had been installed t
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Human Rights Campaign announces major expansion in fight for transgender equality and justice
New partnership with Trans Can Work to address employment gap

Expanded capacity-building programs for transgender advocates

Targeted community task forces to combat anti-trans violence and advance public safety

Increased public education through new communications and resources


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HRC President Alphonso David, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer, Ricky Martin, and Dominique Jackson at the 2019 HRC National Dinner
WASHINGTON, DC (September 28, 2019) - Tonight, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, held its 23rd annual HRC National Dinner at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. Giving his first remarks on the HRC National Dinner stage since taki more
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HRC joins thousands of advocates and allies at National Trans Visibility March
WASHINGTON, DC (September 27, 2019) - The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), led by HRC President Alphonso David, will join thousands of transgender advocates and allies at the National Trans Visibility March and Rally tomorrow in Washington, DC.* David and HRC Foundation Co-Chair Jodie Patterson will deliver remarks. HRC staff, supporters, and volunt more
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JESSE'S JOURNAL: Gay pulp fiction
by Jesse Monteagudo - SGN Contributing Writer

The Stonewall National Museum & Archives in Wilton Manors is a valuable resource for anyone interested in LGBT history and culture. Until November 8, Stonewall features an exhibit, 'PULP: Erotic Paperbacks in Gay Male Culture,' researched by Skip Moskey and organized by Joe Madur
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GenPRIDE holds workshop for LGBTQ elders 'Finding Home'
by Tony Krebs - GenPRIDE Center Volunteer

Seattle and its surrounding towns are facing an affordable housing crisis, one that hits LGBTQ elders especially hard. Many LGBTQ elders appreciate the urban region's access to services, transit, historic gay neighborhoods, and pro-gay climate. Yet, these same elders feel financially squ
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Capitol Hill Business Alliance launches: New GSBA program for the economic vitality of Capitol Hill kicking off on October 8
SEATTLE (October 1, 2019) - GSBA will launch the Capitol Hill Business Alliance (CHBA), a new GSBA program in support of the Capitol Hill business community, at a celebratory event on October 8.

GSBA has worked with key stakeholders and the City of Seattle's Office of Economic Development (OED) to create this new program commit
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Historic Seattle & Georgetown Art Attack: A Group Show & Sale | Call to Artists
(Not an artist? Register to attend this free event, or forward this call to a friend!)

The event will take place Saturday, December 14, from 4pm to 8pm, at The Palace Theatre & Art Bar (5813 Airport Way S) in Georgetown. This event coincides with Georgetown Art Attack's December event, and Equinox Studios' A Very Open Hous
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HRC supports formal impeachment inquiry of Donald Trump
WASHINGTON, DC (September 27, 2019) - Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, announced support for a formal inquiry into Donald Trump and an investigation of any other persons, up to and including Vice President Mike Pence, [for] asking the more
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Thank you, Mayor Durkan, for extending the permits to keep our Tiny House Villages open
We are grateful to the City of Seattle for the continued support of the Tiny House Villages. Mayor Jenny Durkan recently approved six-month extension permits for three villages: Othello, Georgetown, and Camp Second Chance. This will allow the villages to remain open through the winter when shelter capacity is especially strained.

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Conversion therapy can be deadly for Trans people, Harvard study says Associated with suicide attempts
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A new study by researchers at Harvard Medical School shows that exposure of Transgender people to conversion therapy is associated with thoughts of and attempts at suicide. The study was recently published in JAMA Psychiatry.

Dr. Jack Turban, the study's lead author and a reside
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Paula Abdul and Dan Levy pay emotional tributes to the LGBTQ community and their families during acceptance speeches at GLAAD Gala San Francisco
SAN FRANCISCO (September 29, 2019) - GLAAD, the world's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) media advocacy organization, honored global superstar Paula Abdul; Emmy-nominated star, co-creator, and showrunner of 'Schitt's Creek' Dan Levy; and entrepreneur and business executive Ali Rosenthal at the 2019 GLAAD Gala San more
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HRC and Stacey Abrams' Fair Fight announce partnership to combat voter suppression
WASHINGTON, DC (September 28, 2019) - Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, and Stacey Abrams' Fair Fight announced that they are partnering to help combat voter suppression in the critically important upcoming 2020 election. This new partner more
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NBJC statement on National Gay Men's HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
WASHINGTON, DC (September 27, 2019) - In recognition of the 2019 National Gay Men's HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NGMHAAD) and to call public attention to the disproportionate impact of the AIDS epidemic on gay men, bisexual men, same-gender-loving (SGL) men, and other men who have sex with men (MSM), David Johns, executive director of the National more
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Nominees announced for Victory Institute's 2019 Tammy Baldwin Breakthrough Award
WASHINGTON, DC (September 26, 2019) - Today, the LGBTQ Victory Institute announced its nominees for the 2019 Tammy Baldwin Breakthrough Award - an annual award given to an up-and-coming state or local LGBTQ elected official whose promising political career will move equality forward for LGBTQ people. Victory Institute supporters can vote for t more
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Most Americans falsely believe that there are federal nondiscrimination protections in place for LGBT Americans
WASHINGTON, DC (October 3, 2019) - On October 8, the Supreme Court will hear three cases that seek to answer 'whether federal employment discrimination laws, first passed by Congress in 1964, that bar discrimination 'because of sex' protect gay, lesbian, and transgender employees.'

Recent Public Religion Research Institute (PRR
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113,000 LGBT people in Oklahoma lack statewide protections from discrimination
LOS ANGELES (September 24, 2019) - An estimated 113,000 LGBT adults in Oklahoma are vulnerable to discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, according to a new report by the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law.

The Oklahoma Anti-Discrimination Act does not explicitly prohibit discrimination based on se
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Over 70 LGBTQ and allied organizations call on the DC Council to support the decriminalization of sex work
SAN FRANCISCO (October 2, 2019) - Today, LGBTQ advocates hand-delivered a letter signed by over 70 local, state, and national LGBTQ and allied organizations to members of the Council of the District of Columbia in support of the Community Safety and Health Amendment Act of 2019 (B23-0318), which would remove criminal penalties from the buying an more
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