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posted Friday, September 11, 2020 - Volume 48 Issue 37


Police break up Labor Day march for Black Lives with show of force
Protest outside Seattle Police Officers Guild building leads to 22 arrests, multiple injuries

by Chris Rojas - SGN Contributing Writer

by Renee Raketty - SGN Staff Writer

A Labor Day demonstration in Seattle Sept. 7 in support of Black Lives drew hundreds of people who marched from the International District Light Rail Station t
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LGBTQ Americans hit hardest by COVID economic collapse, HRC study says
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

LGBT Americans are the hardest hit by the country's economic collapse due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a new study by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) says.

"As some communities start to go back to work...we're seeing that LGBTQ people, especially LGBTQ people of color and tra
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Protest volunteer medics claim abuse by SPD, delays in critical medical care
"SPD's recent pattern of withholding and delaying emergency medical care is an act of violence against the whole community," says Elise, R.N.

by Renee Raketty - SGN Staff Writer

The presence of volunteer medics at Black Lives Matter demonstrations and in the former Capitol Hill Organized Protest (CHOP) beca
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Making a difference for LGBTQ+ youth in WA state
To the editor:

Hello, I hope this email finds you well. I know amidst the pandemic, we all have a lot going on. We at GLSEN know that the LGBTQ+ youth of Washington State need our support!

Right now, we are working on fundraising for 120 Rainbow Libraries throughout the state of Washington. Although scho
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Truth in Progress and the From Selma to Stonewall film community on the passing of co-founder and co-executive producer Rev. Dr. Gilbert H. Caldwell
HELENA, MT - Our hearts are heavy with the loss of The Rev. Dr. Gilbert Caldwell this morning, September 4, 2020, in New Brunswick, NJ. He was the co-executive producer and co-principal for the documentary From Selma to Stonewall: Are We There Yet? A retired United Methodist pastor, Civil Rights Movement foot soldier and LGBTQ ally, Gil was an more
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National LGBTQ Anti-Poverty Action Network launches campaign to urge presidential candidates to address LGBTQ + poverty
WASHINGTON, DC (September 7, 2020) - Today, the National LGBTQ Anti-Poverty Action Network (aka the Network) launched a new campaign that urges presidential candidates to address issues of LGBTQ+ poverty in the United States. The National Center for Lesbian Rights and Justice Work at the Vaid Group co-coordinate the Network with over 100 membe more
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Trump's SCOTUS hotlist: Bigots and sycophants
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Donald Trump revealed his updated list of potential Supreme Court nominees on September 9, and - as expected - it includes several anti-LGBT bigots as well as Trump sycophants.

According to Axios, Amy Coney Barrett is still at the top of the list, followed by judge Amul Thapar
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Lambda Legal blasts Trump's SCOTUS shortlist filled with anti-LGBT and extremist judges
WASHINGTON, DC (September 9, 2020) - Today, just weeks ahead of the presidential election, President Donald Trump released a new shortlist of potential Supreme Court nominees that is teeming with anti-LGBT extremists and dangerous ideologues. Sharon McGowan, legal director and chief strategy officer at Lambda Legal released the following state more
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Queer vibes in ostensibly hetero narratives: new novels by gay writers Peter Cameron and Edmund White
by Michael Upchurch - Special to the SGN

What Happens at Night
by Peter Cameron


Catapult, 299 pp., $26


A Saint from Texas
by Edmund White
Bloomsbury, 288 pp., $26


Does gay subject matter have to be front and center in a novel for it to qualif
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On Sept. 15, celebrate the release of Seismic, a Seattle anthology about literature and social change
SEATTLE (September 9, 2020) - How can literary culture influence social change? That's the timely question at the heart of Seismic: Seattle, City of Literature, a new anthology with a virtual release party hosted by the Seattle Public Library and Seattle City of Literature on Tuesday, Sept. 15 at 7 p.m.

Edited by award-winning Se
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Submissions now open for the 33rd Annual LAMBDA LITERARY AWARDS
Join us in celebrating the best LGBTQ books of 2020

For 32 years, the Lambda Literary Awards have identified and honored the best lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender books.

For a community that often finds ourselves the targets of legislative and actual violence, we also need and deserve pleasure, joy
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Washington Lawyers for the Arts announces WLA Legal Advice Week (Sept. 21-25)
Washington Lawyers for the Arts is pleased to announce WLA Legal Advice Week ("WLA LAW") for September. This is a week-long pro bono telephone clinic where artists and arts professionals statewide can get 30 minutes of free advice related to their legal issues.

WLA LAW runs September 21-25. The telephone legal clinic is replacing W
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Pier 63 call for artists
SEATTLE (September 10, 2020) - Friends of Waterfront Seattle (Friends) and the City of Seattle's Office of the Waterfront and Civic Projects (OWCP) have announced a call for artists to activate Pier 63 with virtual installations. The call is led by Future Forward Artist-In-Residence Takiyah Ward.

With the 2012 Waterfront Arts P
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Local Sightings Film Festival 2020 goes virtual this September 18-28
Enjoy 10 days of films and special events championing Pacific Northwest film and media makers, brought right to your living room.

In its 23rd year, Northwest Film Forum's Local Sightings Film Festival will be hosted virtually due to COVID-19, thus introducing the entire world to over 135 short and feature films from throughout th
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18th & Union returns, renewed
Three shows in this month's return to live theater 18th & Union is pleased to announce new shows for Fall 2020. The venue has been closed since March due to the COVID-19 public health crisis. After six challenging months, we're reopening with three solo productions in September.

18th & Union is carefully and proactively
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Find your next job with help from the library
SEATTLE (September 8, 2020) - Earlier this year, the Seattle Public Library launched the new service Your Next Job [www.spl.org/programs-and-services/civics-and-social-services/your-next-job]. You can get free, one-on-one help with your job and unemployment questions by phone, online, or via text messaging. We can help you with basic technology sk more
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September writing activities hosted by the Seattle Public Library
SEATTLE (September 8, 2020) - The Seattle Public Library will offer online open mics, writers groups and workshops, and poetry readings in September. Our mission during this time of distraction, artistic fatigue, and social isolation is to create a regular time and space for writers to write and to meet each other.

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