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posted Friday, September 18, 2020 - Volume 48 Issue 38


Homicide at Cal Anderson Park - Two dead as police investigate domestic violence incident
by Renee Raketty - SGN Staff Writer

Cal Anderson Park was the site of a tragic domestic violence homicide on Wednesday that cost both adult individuals their lives. The Seattle Fire Department and Seattle Police responded to an unresponsive woman, known to many as Lisa, in the northeast portion of the park at approximately 8pm. She was later declared dead and the caus
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Court rules for same-sex partners denied access to Social Security survivor's benefits
SEATTLE (September 11, 2020) - A federal district judge today adopted the recommendation of a magistrate judge and struck down as unconstitutional the US Social Security Administration's categorical denial of survivor's benefits to surviving same-sex partners who were barred from marrying due to discriminatory state marriage bans. While the nu more
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Toppled Confederate monument in Capitol Hill's Lake View Cemetery won't be restored
by Lena Friedman
CHS Intern
Capitol Hill Seattle blog

In a victory for those who have been calling for its removal for years, the toppled United Confederate Veterans Memorial sitting in Capitol Hill's Lake View Cemetery won't be restored as the structure is past repair, a cemetery representative tells CHS.
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MARK MY WORDS: This election is your Stonewall moment
by Mark Segal - Philadelphia Gay News

You might be like most people right now who are just sitting back believing that the lead in the polls that Biden/Harris have at this point is impossible for Trump to come back from. That would be wrong. Just look at 2016 when all of us thought that it was in the bag for Hillary Clinton,
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Misleading USPS postcards hit Seattle
Don't be confused!

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Postcards from the US Postal Service (USPS) containing misleading information about voting in the November election have hit Seattle.

The postcards advise voters - among other things - to "request your mail-in ballot (often called 'abs
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Lambda Legal mourns passing of Henry van Ameringen, philanthropist and early supporter of LGBTQ equality
NEW YORK (September 10, 2020) - Henry van Ameringen, a philanthropic giant and early supporter of LGBTQ equality, passed away yesterday at the age of 90. His early support, coming at the beginning of the AIDS epidemic, was crucial to laying the foundation upon which the LGBTQ advocacy movement was built. Lambda Legal CEO Kevin Jennings issued more
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Seattle Art Museum downtown now open Fridays through Sundays
The Seattle Art Museum (SAM) reopened its downtown museum to the general public on Friday, September 11. The museum will initially be at a limited capacity and open Fridays through Sundays, 10am - 5pm. SAM Shop and SAM Gallery will also reopen. TASTE Café at SAM, the Seattle Asian Art Museum, and the PACCAR Pavilion at the Olympic Sculpture Pa more
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Sen. Murray presses Republicans to stand against Trump administration's political interference in COVID-19 response
WASHINGTON, DC (September 16, 2020) - Today, at a hearing of the Senate Labor, Health, and Human Services (LHHS) Appropriations Subcommittee, ranking member US Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) highlighted the many ways since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic that President Trump has downplayed this crisis. She emphasized the importance of taking acti more
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Rep. Adam Smith applauds House passage of resolution condemning anti-Asian sentiment related to COVID-19
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Representative Adam Smith (D-Wash.) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed H.Res. 908, condemning all forms of anti-Asian sentiment related to COVID-19:

"Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a dramatic increase in reports of hate crimes and racist inci
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FDA approves human trial for treatment to cure HIV
by Lou Chibbaro Jr. - Washington Blade

American Gene Technologies, a Rockville, MD-based gene and cell therapy company, announced on Aug. 11 that it has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to begin its first human clinical trial for a unique cell altering treatment that it believes will enable the immu
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Ukrainian bishop said COVID is God's retribution for Gay sex&
Now has COVID

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Ukrainian Patriarch Filaret, who claims to head the Ukrainian Orthodox Church - Kiev Patriarchate, has been hospitalized to treat COVID-19.

The cleric's staff made the announcement in a Facebook post.

"We inform that during
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From activism to joy, Lambda LitFest showcases the power of Black LGBTQ artistry - October 5-9
A week-long festival celebrating and defending Black LGBTQ lives

New York, NY & Los Angeles, CA - 2020 has left us with the need to take action and bring joy into our lives, which is why the 4th annual Lambda LitFest [https://www.lambdaliterary.org/litfest/] has been transformed into a specially curated, virtual event c
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San Francisco's Frameline announces star-studded lineup of panelists for Frameline44, the world's largest LGBTQ+ film festival (Sept. 17-27)
EDITOR'S NOTE: The Seattle Queer Film Festival celebrates its 25th anniversary Oct. 15-25. Watch virtually, together. Buy tickets at threedollarbillcinema.org/sqff

SAN FRANCISCO - Frameline is proud to announce the star-studded lineup of special guests and panelists for Frameline44 - the world's largest virtual LGBTQ+ film
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Historian and photographer Paul Dorpat donates his collection of local history to Seattle Public Library
SEATTLE (September 10, 2020) - Seattle historian and photographer Paul Dorpat has donated his entire collection of local historical artifacts to the Seattle Public Library. Dorpat's collection of thousands of items span many eras and formats, and includes photos, negatives, art, prints, postcards, film, video, audio, ephemera, books, and other m more
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Seattle Writes: writing workshops at the Seattle Public Library begin Sept. 20
SEATTLE (September 14, 2020) - Write with us this fall! Seasoned writers are sharing their knowledge and skill through our online classes. Write a poem, begin your novel, investigate prose, and discover new ways to deepen and develop your writing through Seattle Writes online workshops.

The workshops are free and open to the pu
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