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posted Friday, June 12, 2020 - Volume 48 Issue 24

In Our Hearts
and in our Minds

for all you have done for us
in the LGBTQ+ community

You will be truly missed George


Civil rights leader and Seattle Gay News publisher George Bakan dies
by Sarah Toce - The Seattle Lesbian

Civil rights leader and Seattle Gay News (SGN) publisher George Bakan was found dead at his desk on Sunday evening, June 7, 2020. He was 78 years old.

A pioneer in the LGBTQ+, HIV and AIDS communities, Bakan was beloved by many who were influenced by his natural wit and personality. In the latter part of his life, Bakan
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Seattle's LGBTQIA+ organizations join forces to present "Together for Pride"
Three-day virtual Pride event promises to be a weekend of solidarity, June 26-28

Seattle's LGBTQIA+ Pride Month is going virtual with three days (June 26-28) of speakers, performances and activities courtesy of Gender Justice League, PrideFest, and Seattle Pride.

The three organizations, producers of Seattle
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Remembering Seattle Gay News publisher George Bakan
by Justin Carder - Capitol Hill Seattle

George Bakan, Capitol Hill resident and publisher of the Seattle Gay News from the days when the AIDS crisis dominated its pages through marriage equality and 2020's pandemic-postponed Pride, has died.

The 78-year-old reportedly passed away working at his desk on the pap
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GSBA Facebook tribute to George Bakan
Losing George Bakan leaves a huge hole in our LGBTQ community. George, publisher of the Seattle Gay News, was a friend, GSBA Member, and fierce longtime LGBTQ activist.

George began his career with SGN in the early 1980's, when LGBTQ Seattleites depended on each week's edition of the Seattle Gay News to not only tie them to the
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Shaun Knittel's The Legacy Project features interviews with SGN Editor-in-Chief/Publisher George Bakan
by Dru Dinero - Special to the SGN

I first met Shaun Knittel when I was 8 years old. One of my older brother's best friends, Shaun had recently come out of the closet at 16. Shaun was young, Gay, and - since coming out - homeless. My parents, although Evangelical Christians, welcomed Shaun into our home, when my older brothe
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Owner of Seattle Gay News, George Bakan, dies at 78
by Astro Pittman - Seattle Collegian

On Sunday, June 7th, Seattle Gay News publisher and editor-in-chief George Bakan was found dead at his work desk. He was 78 years old. George was a much-beloved trailblazer, activist and leader in the LGBTQ+ community, spearheading many of the LGBTQ+ social movements we take for grante
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Sending condolences
POCAAN is saddened to learn about the loss our community has suffered. We hope to move through this difficult time together as one. We along with many others celebrate the life that George Bakan lived, remembering the good times we've shared as a community. We will never forget George's support and generosity given POCAAN throughout the years more
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GSBA & CHBA respond to police violence
SEATTLE (June 8, 2020) - To Mayor Durkan, members of the Seattle City Council, City Attorney Holmes, and Chief Best,

As the small business voice of Capitol Hill and the LGBTQ community, we write in solidarity with other community voices to express our deep concern that the events of the last weeks have put at risk the health
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Whim W'Him postpones June 4 "Dance and Tell" event
Dear friends & supporters,

In this time of national trauma, when racial injustices have been made so clear, it feels wrong for us to move ahead with this event. This is not the moment to focus on Whim W'Him. This is a moment for mourning, reflection and meaningful action.

The murders of Ahmaud Arbery, Geo
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Police abandon SPD's East Precinct in wake of Black Lives Matter backlash
Trump claims "domestic terrorists" seize Seattle, threatens action against "ugly anarchists"

by Renee Raketty - SGN Staff Writer

The standoff between the Seattle Police Department and Black Lives Matter protesters entered a new phase on Monday. The Seattle Police Department abandoned it's East Precinct in a
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ACLU sues Seattle for "unnecessary violence" by police
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The ACLU filed a federal lawsuit on June 9, charging that the City of Seattle police (SPD) violated the constitutional rights of demonstrators by allowing police officers to deploy "unnecessary violence" in controlling and suppressing crowds.

The plaintiffs include Black Liv
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Cantwell joins Booker, Harris, and Congressional Black Caucus to introduce comprehensive law enforcement reform legislation
WASHINGTON, DC (June 8, 2020) - US Sen Maria Cantwell (D-WA) today joined Sens. Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Kamala Harris (D-CA), as well as Congressional Black Caucus Chair Karen Bass (D, CA-37) and House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D, NY-10), to introduce the Justice in Policing Act of 2020. The comprehensive legislation will hold police more
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Sen. Murray announces support for Justice in Policing Act, calls for continued work to stop racial injustice
WASHINGTON, DC (June 8, 2020) - Today, US Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) released the following statement in support of Senate and House Democrats' newly-introduced Justice in Policing Act:

"As people have continued taking to the streets peacefully demanding the equal and just treatment of Black people in this country, I've been ho
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Anti-Transgender exclusion removed from Colorado Group Health Plan
DENVER, CO (June 10, 2020) - Niamh Anderson took all the necessary steps in preparation for their gender-confirming procedure last July, including securing prior insurance authorization for a surgery doctors had said was medically necessary to treat their gender dysphoria. So Anderson, a paramedic then employed with of the Town of Limon, was more
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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Letter from Rep. Pramila Jayapal

To the Editor:

I want to share something that's been on my mind, and I'm sure it's been on your mind too.

Four days ago, a white police officer put his knee on the neck of George Floyd, a Black man. That police officer pressed the life out of George Fl
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Alicia Garza, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Sen. Kamala Harris join Lesbians Who Tech & Allies at Pride Summit
WASHINGTON, DC (June 8, 2020) - We are at a pivotal point in our nation's history. The time for justice and change is now. We must continue to fight against the oppressive police and political systems that endanger and devalue Black lives.

Like generations of activist movements before this, we've seen how refusing to sit on th
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World leaders and royalty among lineup for online Global Pride event
(May 30, 2020) - A worldwide LGBTQIA+ Pride event has announced the first wave of speakers and acts appearing at the online event on June 27, expected to attract up to 300 million viewers.

They include Carlos Alvarado Quesada, president of Costa Rica (which this week legalized equal marriage), Prime Ministers Erna Solberg of
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"Rock For Pride" unites the LGBTQIA+ community
A virtual love letter to the community, from the community - now online

by Jack Mozie - Special to the SGN

"Rock For Pride 2020 - At Home Edition," a free broadcast dedicated to the LGBTQIA+ community bringing you messages of love from community leaders, non-profits, drag performers, musicians, and m
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Entre Hermanos announces its new executive director, Dr. Digna Saad
SEATTLE (May 29, 2020) - Dr. Digna Saad is a strategist, a learner, and a leader. She is a seasoned organizational development consultant who has led and co-created multiyear strategic plans and assessments for a myriad of organizations in private and public sectors. She also brings strong executive skills, having held leadership positions i more
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Seattle Public Library named 2020 Library of the Year
SEATTLE (June 3, 2020) - The Seattle Public Library has been awarded the prestigious 2020 Library of the Year by Gale/Library Journal. The library is featured on the cover of Library Journal's June 2020 issue, which is available in print and online, and will be honored during a live webcast at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 3. The Library also r more
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USA Network and SYFY partner with GLAAD to celebrate National Pride Month this June
NEW YORK (May 27, 2020) - In celebration of National Pride Month this June, USA Network and SYFY are partnering with the leading nonprofit LGBTQ+ advocacy organization GLAAD for a multiplatform campaign spotlighting positive representation all month long. Between the two networks, this campaign will feature Pride-themed marathons, custom short- more
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