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posted Friday, April 10, 2020 - Volume 48 Issue 15


Queen Elizabeth II's speech to the British people and Commonwealth countries
[Following is a transcript of Queen Elizabeth II's speech broadcast April 5, 2020 from Windsor Castle]

I'm speaking to you at what I know is an increasingly challenging time, a time of disruption in the life of our country, a disruption that has brought grief to some, financial difficulties to many, and enormous changes to the daily lives of us all. I want to thank e
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Fauci: Gay people lifted stigma with "incredible courage" in HIV/AIDS epidemic
by Chris Johnson - Washington Blade

WASHINGTON, DC (April 7, 2020) - Dr. Anthony Fauci said Tuesday the visibility LGBTQ people brought to themselves during the height of the HIV/AIDS epidemic helped change the tide for public perception.

Fauci made the remarks during the daily White House Coronavirus Task For
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Democratic State Senator Marko Liias to run for Lieutenant Governor
Current Majority Floor Leader and progressive champion for workers', women's and LGBTQ rights will bring immediate focus on economic resiliency, long term leadership on higher education and career development to statewide role

LGBTQ Victory Fund early endorsement brings national focus to campaign


MUKILTEO, W
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Fauci: COVID-19 disproportionately hits African-Americans
Adds comparison to HIV/AIDS impact on Gay men

& by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Dr. Anthony Fauci said in an April 7 press conference that COVID-19 is disproportionately impacting the African-American community in the same way HIV/AIDS affected the Gay community in the 1980s and '90s.

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Don't let lack of funds stop you from renewing your GSBA Membership
An open letter to the community:

As weeks pass, we all struggle to keep afloat and not fall into despair. Watching business after business shutter their doors is heartbreaking. What keeps me going, is hearing the incredible stories of generosity and strength displayed by our LGBTQ and allied community. The amount of creat
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NCLR mourns loss of civil rights and LGBTQ icon Phyllis Lyon, 95
SAN FRANCISCO (April 9, 2020) - Today, the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) mourns the loss of a beloved friend and LGBTQ civil rights icon. Phyllis Lyon, 95, passed away peacefully from natural causes at her home in San Francisco. Lyon, along with her wife Del Martin, was one of the nation's first and most visible lesbian rights acti more
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Seattle Out & Proud awards $25,000 in emergency funds to Seattle organizations supporting vulnerable populations impacted by COVID-19 pandemic
Seven Seattle area groups will share $25,000 in emergency funds awarded by Seattle Out & Proud (also known as "Seattle Pride") to assist organizations in the region providing on-the-ground COVID-19 support services for those who are immunocompromised and other highly vulnerable populations.

"We know that LGBTQIA+ and undocumente
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Washington Department of Public Health
Questions about coronavirus? Call 1-800-525-0127 or text 211-211.

OLYMPIA, Wash. (April 8, 2020) - Do you need information or answers to your questions and concerns about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19)? You can call 1-800-525-0127 or text 211-211 for help.

The state Department of Health is partnering with
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GSBA announces cancellation of 30th Anniversary Scholars Dinner
An open letter to the community:

I hope that this message finds you and those you love well and safe.

I think I can safely say that none of us have lived through a time such as this. In times of great disaster, we have always been able to gather, care for, and share stories with our community. Social distan
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Dining Out For Life is postponed until Thurs., September 24.... But we have a surprise!
Although Dining Out For Life, presented by BECU, is postponed, we are still fundraising this April for Lifelong's Emergency Fund in the wake of this pandemic. We need your help to provide the vital services that keep our clients safe and healthy, but we also want to give back to the supportive community that has done so much for us over the y more
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Cyrus Habib endorses Marko Liias to succeed him as Lieutenant Governor
Lt. Governor Cyrus Habib has endorsed State Senator Marko Liias to replace him in the state's second highest elected office. Habib, who announced last month that he is declining to run for reelection so that he can join the Jesuit order of the Catholic Church, said that Liias is best positioned to hit the ground running and use the position to more
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Kentucky Derby milliners get creative amid COVID-19 pandemic
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (April 9, 2020) - Kentucky Derby milliners are using their talent and creativity to pitch in and help protect the public during the COVID-19 global pandemic.

With the legendary horse race being moved to Sept. 5 from its usual first Saturday in May at Churchill Downs, construction on colorful floral and feathery
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Trump could make money on quack "cure" for COVID-19
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Donald Trump has a financial interest in a company that manufactures the drug hydroxychloroquine in Europe, according to an April 7 New York Times story.

Although the drug is intended to treat malaria, Trump has repeatedly pushed it during White House press briefings as a trea
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Reps. Jayapal & Herrera Beutler lead entire Washington state delegation in bipartisan request to Trump: Approve state's request for disaster SNAP
SEATTLE, WA (April 8, 2020) - Today, US Reps. Pramila Jayapal (WA-07) and Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) led Washington state's entire congressional delegation in writing to President Donald J. Trump to urge him to "authorize the full suite of Individual Assistance Programs requested by Gov. Jay Inslee in his March 20, 2020, appeal for a decla more
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Visit your KCLS Library online
Following stay-at-home orders from Washington state Governor Jay Inslee [on April 8], the King County Library System (KCLS) [https://kcls.org/] will extend its System-wide closure until further notice [through at least May 4], to continue to help mitigate the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

"Our libraries may be closed, but KCL
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All Seattle Public Libraries closing until at least May 4
[EDITOR'S NOTE: The following letter was emailed to Seattle Public Library patrons on Monday, April 6.]

Dear patron,

As you know, The Seattle Public Library was called upon to support the City, County, and State's efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in our communities by closing our buildi
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Hugo House launches the Solitude Social Club
Solitude Social Club - a bookish happy hour - is Hugo House's offering to readers and writers seeking connection during the social quarantine. Each Friday at 5pm PDT, we'll bring a guest writer to share a drink and discuss how they're finding happiness, joy, and meaning through literature in these distancing times. After the conversation, we'll more
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Seattle Men's Chorus and Seattle Women's Chorus suspend their 2019-2020 Season
Public health officials remind us daily that the impact of COVID-19 has not yet peaked in Seattle. Even before Governor Inslee's mandated directives, Seattle Men's Chorus & Seattle Women's Chorus announced the postponement of a concert, the cancellation of a long-awaited singer retreat, and the rescheduling of a major fundraiser event. We took more
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Theatre22 offers special one-time FREE Live-Streaming Event
We are thinking about you during this incredible time. It's been a swift and continual escalation for all of us and the ripple effects of our current crisis are hitting everyone in significant ways. We sincerely hope that you and your loved ones are safe, sane, and healthy.

As we continue to live isolated from our community, we wou
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