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posted Friday, October 23, 2020 - Volume 48 Issue 43

Former Seattle Mayors call for return to civility in public discourse
A statement from former Seattle Mayors - via Facebook

As former Mayors of Seattle, we condemn the continuing threats of violence against our elected officials, including Mayor Durkan and our City Council members. These threats, homophobic, misogynistic and anti-immigrant slurs, and the destruction of personal property have no place in our city or as part of ou
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Pope backs same-sex civil unions
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Pope Francis has announced public support for same-sex civil unions.

"Homosexuals have a right to be a part of the family. They're children of God and have a right to a family. Nobody should be thrown out, or be made miserable because of it," Pope Francis said.

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How they're spending the money: Big differences between Trump and Biden campaigns
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Both Donald Trump and challenger Joe Biden have raised huge amounts of campaign cash, but they've spent the money in very different - and characteristic - ways.

According to NPR, Biden had raised a total of $1.35 billion against Trump's $1.49 billion. Biden has a decided edge
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IN MEMORIAM Carl J. Estheimer
October 22, 1962-August 25, 2020

Carl J. Estheimer was born October 22, 1962 in Minot, ND. He passed away August 25, 2020 in Seattle. He is survived by his husband, Kyle Aguon, and their canine child, Zoey.

We were all blessed with the good fortune of having our lives touched by Carl. Especially Kyle, who s
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$40 million COVID relief fund opens for WA immigrants
SEATTLE (October, 21, 2020) - A new $40 million fund to provide economic relief to immigrants in Washington state began accepting applications today. The Washington COVID-19 Immigrant Relief Fund will distribute $1,000 per person (up to $3,000 per household) to Washington residents who are ineligible because of immigration status for federal s more
We want your books! Due dates for library materials are back in November at the Seattle Public Library
SEATTLE (October 21, 2020) - That stack of books and DVDs you've had since March? We're ready for them to come back! Starting Nov. 1, staggered due dates will be applied to all physical materials currently checked out from the Seattle Public Library. Due dates were suspended when Library buildings were closed to help stop the spread of COVID- more
HRC report highlights the unique impact of felony disenfranchisement laws on women of color
WASHINGTON, DC (October 21, 2020) - Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, released "Banned from the Ballot Box: The Impact of Felony Disenfranchisement Laws on LBTQ Women of Color," a new report detailing the United States' history of felony more
Drag performers from all 50 states launch roll call video for LGBTQ voters hosted by Shangela, Bob the Drag Queen, and Eureka O'Hara
(October 21, 2020) - The hosts and producers behind the Emmy-nominated HBO docuseries We're Here today premiered "We're Here. We're Queer. #WeVote," a roll call video featuring drag talent from all 50 states, as well as DC, urging LGBTQ people and allies to vote in the upcoming election.

View the video at

https://youtu
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Pick up voting materials at the Seattle Public Library; five library closures announced for Election Day to reduce crowding and encourage social distancing
SEATTLE (October 19, 2020) - The Seattle Public Library is a one-stop resource for Seattle voters in the upcoming election. Starting on Oct. 20, patrons can find information about voting and elections, including important dates, how to register and links to government election websites, at spl.org/elections. Below you'll find a list of voting more
GLAAD, Demi Lovato, Halle Berry, and Adam Rippon record GOTV phone calls to voters: "Let's use our voices to create a landslide for equality"
NEW YORK (October 21, 2020) - GLAAD, the world's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) media advocacy organization, today announced its election-season partnership with Demi Lovato, Halle Berry, and Adam Rippon to send voice messages to LGBTQ voters and allies in battleground states of Texas, Ohio, and Pennsylvania abo more
New poll shows highest level of support for marriage equality ever recorded
WASHINGTON, DC (October 22, 2020) - This week, the Public Religious Research Institute (PRRI) - the gold standard for polling on LGBTQ issues - released its annual American Values Survey, tracking support for LGBTQ equality. The poll found that 70% of people in the United States support same-sex marriage, the highest percentage recorded by a m more
Seattle arts organizations receive $9 million infusion at critical time
The gifts, made by the Friday Foundation, honor the legacy of philanthropists Jane Lang Davis and Richard E. Lang and aim to inspire others

SEATTLE (October 20, 2020) - Nine leading Seattle arts organizations have received welcome news at a critical time. The Friday Foundation today announced philanthropic gifts totaling m
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Henry Art Gallery receives $1 million endowment fund from Friday Foundation
Fund will support commission of new works by contemporary artists; first recipient will be Donna Huanca

The Henry Art Gallery is pleased to announce that the museum is the recipient of a $1 million endowment fund from the Friday Foundation in honor of Richard E. Lang and Jane Lang Davis, long-term supporters of the arts a
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Groovily psychedelic Synchronic worth getting addicted to
by Sara Michelle Fetters - SGN A&E Writer

SYNCHRONIC
NOW PLAYING (most of AMC's are now open at 25% capacity)


While the setup to Synchronic is relatively straightforward, leave it to the talented duo of Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead to flip things on their head, spin them sideways and then do
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Wheatley's Rebecca an emotionally flaccid adaptation of the Daphne Du Maurier classic
by Sara Michelle Fetters - SGN A&E Writer

REBECCA
Netflix


I'm not going to waste time comparing director Ben Wheatley's adaptation of Daphne Du Maurier's classic Rebecca to Alfred Hitchcock's 1940 masterpiece. It's extraordinary, and one of the precious handful of Best Picture Academy Award-winner
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