Archives for May 2017

Monthly Archives: May 2017

Politics

Sen. Patty Murray Introduces Bill to End Anti-LGBTQ Credit Discrimination

Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) introduced the Freedom from Discrimination in Credit Act (FDCA) of 2017, a bill to amend the Equal Credit Opportunity Act to prohibit credit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. ...
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A Wider Bridge
Faith and Religion

LGBT Jewish Org A Wider Bridge Announces Leadership Change

A Wider Bridge announced its founder and leader will step down next year. Arthur Slepian conceived the LGBT Jewish organization in 2010 following the tragic shooting at the LGBT community center in Tel Aviv in 2009. ...
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Transgender top model Valentijn de Hingh adorned in the Amsterdam Rainbow Dress. The art piece is a 52-feet wide dress made of Amsterdam’s city flag as the bodice with flags from 75 countries where homosexuality is criminalized, including 12 countries where homosexual is punishable by the death penalty flowing out in its skirt. Photo: Pieter Henket Studio – Amsterdam Rainbow Dress
National

LGBT and Allied Amsterdam Delegation Visits San Francisco

About 14 delegates from Amsterdam's local government, its tech and business community, and LGBT and HIV/AIDS organizations will visit San Francisco on a humanitarian mission May 21-25, 2017. ...
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Editorial

A Guide to Adoption for LGBT Couples and Singles

No state will explicitly stop you from adopting a child, but variations in state law can significantly impact how agencies are allowed to treat you - and what recourse you are allowed if you face discrimination. ...
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Chino Scott-Chung, left, Willy Wilkinson, and Jai DeLotto are three of the organizers planning this summer's TransFusion retreat. Photo: Pipi Ray Diamond
Travel

API Trans Men Plan TransFusion Summer Retreat

A group of API transgender men will gather to discuss their experiences and issues important to them as well as build skills to strengthen confidence in a variety of workshops during the inaugural API TransFusion Retreat in California. ...
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The Seattle chapter 92 of Veterans for Peace organization held a party in honor of Chelsea Manning's release from prison on May 17, honoring the courage she had to inform society about what goes on in our military. Photo: Newroz Saribas
Local

Seattle Community Celebrates Recent Release of Chelsea Manning

Veterans for Peace Seattle chapter 92 held a celebratory event on May 17 in honor of Chelsea Manning’s release. Manning, formerly known as Bradley Manning, in 2013 was sentenced to 35 years in prison for handing over classified and sensitive military material to Wikileaks. ...
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Colin Kaepernick
Sports

Sawant to Pete Carroll and Paul Allen: Sign Colin Kaepernick

On May 19, 2017, Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant sent a letter to Seahawks General Manager Pete Carroll and owner Paul Allen urging them to sign Colin Kaepernick. ...
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Sara Nelson, the owner of Fremont Brewing, hopes to bring her values, expertise and experience of government works to Seattle City Council. Photo: Sylvia Lin
Politics Local

Fremont Brewing Owner Sara Nelson Wants to Bring Values, Experience to Seattle City Council

Sara Nelson, a Democrat who is running for the Seattle City Council, has three top priorities: economic development, homelessness and housing affordability, and the environment. ...
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Sports

Have the Seattle Seahawks Done Enough Ahead of the 2017 Season?

As of May 16, Seattle look well placed to once again dominate the NFC West. In years gone by, this was widely regarded as the toughest division in football but it is now more or less a straight up battle between the Seahawks and the Arizona Cardinals. ...
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Editorial

Opinion: Putting your Faith in a Psychic

According to Pew Research Center, nearly one in five U.S. adults said they’ve either seen or been in the presence of a ghost. Three in 10, meanwhile, say they’ve felt in touch with someone who’s passed to the other side. ...
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