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posted Friday, October 11, 2019 - Volume 47 Issue 41


Seattle to feds: We like our rainbow crosswalks, thank you very much
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Seattle officials say local data contradicts assertions by the Trump administration that rainbow crosswalks are unsafe, and the ones that were installed here will remain in place.

Last week the city of Ames, Iowa, revealed it had received a letter from the Federal Highway Administration threatening to cut off feder
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SCOTUS hears LGBT discrimination cases
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments in three LGBT employment discrimination cases on October 8.

Two - Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia and Altitude Express v. Zarda - involve men who were fired after their employers discovered they were Gay. The third - RG & GR Harris Fu
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Uganda plans to reintroduce 'Anti-Homosexuality Act'
NEW YORK (October 10, 2019) - In an interview with Thomson Reuters today, the ethics and integrity minister of Uganda, Simon Lokodo, announced plans to introduce to parliament a bill imposing the death penalty for same-sex relations and 'promotion and recruitment' of homosexuality in order to curb a rise in 'unnatural sex.' Local activists con more
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Private sector partners step up the fight to end AIDS, TB, and malaria
LYON, France (October 9, 2019) - At the opening of the Sixth Replenishment conference, the Global Fund announced a range of private sector partners that will spur innovation to accelerate the end to HIV, tuberculosis (TB), and malaria, the world's deadliest infectious diseases.

Nine private-sector organizations are making new
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Let's get out and vote!
Editor:

Voting matters! Civic engagement matters! We have heard all too often that 'folks died achieving the vote' but, in today's world, I would say, 'folks are dying because too many of us did not vote'. The people in office, at this very moment are responsible for rolling back voting rights, the border humanitarian c
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SCOTUS hearing a pivotal day for LGBTQ+ people in the US
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Yesterday [Tuesday, October 8, 2019] was a pivotal day for LGBTQ+ people in this country.

Based on the three cases they heard yesterday, the Supreme Court will decide whether Title VII of the Civil Rights Act protects LGBTQ+ people from being discriminated against by our employers.

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UW Healthy Generation Center of Excellence presents groundbreaking research conference on LGTBQ health and longevity
On Friday, October 4, 2019, the LGBTQ Health and Longevity Conference, presented by University of Washington's Aging with Pride, Healthy Generations, and the National LGBTQ Health and Longevity Center, was held at the Bell Harbor International Conference Center in Seattle.

Highlights of the conference include the release of the
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Aging With Pride Gala
The inaugural Generations Celebration on October 5, 2019, presented by the University of Washington's Aging with Pride, Healthy Generations, and the National LGBTQ Health and Longevity Center, with co-sponsor GenPride, was a gala to recognize and honor our LGBTQ elders, link lives, and build bridges across generations and allies.

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Ask Seattle City Council to support Tiny Houses in 2020 budget!
Please email City Council at council@seattle.gov and ask them to continue and expand funding for more Tiny House Villages. You can also voice your support at a public hearing on October 17th at 5pm (see flyer below). We want City Council to pass an ordinance legalizing more villages. LIHI is requesting 10 new villages to provide shelter to the more
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GeekWire Summit 2019
by MK Scott - SGN Contributing Writer

It was an intriguing two days at the new Seattle Hyatt Regency Hotel when GeekWire presented its 8th annual summit. One of the premier technology conferences in the U.S., the GeekWire Summit brings together 1,000 tech and business leaders for a conversation about the future. Now in its eig
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Washington Fairness Campaign and League of Women Voters of WA to host public forum with Marilyn Strickland, April Sims, and Hyeok Kim
SEATTLE (October 8, 2019) - The Washington Fairness Campaign and the Seattle-King County League of Women Voters of Washington will host a public forum for members of the public to gather and learn more about the Initiative 1000 with featured Washington state leaders.

The Washington Fairness Campaign, a broad coalition representin
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Seattle Parks and Recreation and Freeway Park Association invite community to open house and panel discussion on Freeway Park improvements
SEATTLE (October 8, 2019) - Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) and the Freeway Park Association invite the community to an open house and panel discussion on Monday, October 28, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Town Hall Seattle, in the Forum Room, 1119 8th Ave., Seattle 98101. This is an opportunity for the community to learn more about the history of more
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Scarecrow Video celebrates physical media with Video Store Day party on Saturday, October 19
SEATTLE (October 8, 2019) - On Saturday, October 19, local 501(c)(3) Scarecrow Video continues its celebration of over 30 years as a world-renowned and locally treasured champion of physical media by hosting a Video Store Day party. This daylong festival at Scarecrow's Roosevelt location will feature the following:

" Big sales,
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Discuss Samoan culture at the Seattle Public Library's Arts Gumbo Book Chat on Oct. 17
You're invited to read along with the 2019 Arts Gumbo Book Chat, an annual community book group. This year the group will read and discuss Where We Once Belonged by Sia Figiel, a coming of age story about the clash between Samoan and Western culture, from 6pm to 7:45pm, Thursday, Oct. 17 at the Columbia Branch, 4721 Rainier Ave. S., 206-386-190 more
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Nearly 9 million LGBT adults are registered to vote in 2020 general election
LOS ANGELES (October 9, 2019) - Nearly nine million LGBT adults are registered to vote, according to a new analysis by the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law. Half of registered LGBT voters (50%) are Democrats, 15% are Republicans, and 22% are independents. The remaining LGBT voters said they identify with another party or did not know w more
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Banning flavored vapes alone won't solve the epidemic: the need for investment in prevention, education, and cessation
by Denise Pérez Lally, Elaine Ishihara, Fred Swanson, and Shelley Cooper-Ashford

The evidence is clear: teens and young adults in Washington believe that vaping is harmless. But dig a little deeper and the harm is evident. Youth that we work with recount that their schools' all-gender restrooms, created as a safe place for tr
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Transgender Law Center comments on SCOTUS hearing Editor:

We know that it's wrong for a boss to fire someone because of who they are - to say 'you can't work here because you're transgender.' Yet that's what Aimee Stephens's boss told her, in one of three LGBT cases being argued today [Tuesday, October 8, 2019] before the
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Celebrate Dia de los Muertos with the Seattle Public Library in October
The Seattle Public Library invites children, teens and adults to learn about and celebrate Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) by making crafts at the Library this month.

Milagro Box with Amaranta Sandys - Saturday, Oct. 12, 3pm to 4:30pm at the South Park Branch, 8604 Eighth Ave. S., 206-615-1688. We will explore a var
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'El Club Latino' meetings at the Seattle Public Library this fall
The Seattle Public Library offers a monthly book and culture club for the Spanish-speaking community and those interested in talking about books and Latin American culture. Meetings take place in Spanish at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 4, PACCAR Inc. Meeting Room 6, 206-684-0849.

Sunday, Oct. 20, 3pm
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Supreme Court hears arguments in landmark LGBTQ discrimination case
WASHINGTON, DC (October 8, 2019) - The American Civil Liberties Union appeared before the Supreme Court today in oral arguments for R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes v. EEOC & Aimee Stephens and Altitude Express v. Zarda (a third case, Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia, had been consolidated with Zarda), cases that could chart the future of wo more
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NBJC statement in support of the DC SCOTUS rally
WASHINGTON, DC (October 8, 2019) - As the US Supreme Court today hears arguments on cases concerning the application of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to anti-LGBT discrimination, hundreds of LGBTQ advocates from across the country are participating in the DC SCOTUS Discrimination Rally and calling out the efforts to legalize discri more
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Supreme Court hears oral arguments in historic LGBTQ employment discrimination cases
WASHINGTON, DC (October 8, 2019) - Today, the US Supreme Court heard oral arguments in three cases of workers that were fired because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. The court is considering whether the provision of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 that prohibits discrimination because of the employee's sex covers disc more
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Supreme Court case on anti-LGBTIQ discrimination to have international implications
NEW YORK (October 8, 2019) - [Today], the Supreme Court of the United States of America will begin hearing arguments in a case which will determine whether Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 that prohibits workplace discrimination on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, and religion applies to cases of discrimination based on more
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