Archives for August 2017

Monthly Archives: August 2017

Allegra Schawe-Lane and her husband Dane Lane
National

Married Couple in Kentucky File Lawsuit Against Amazon for Discrimination

Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund has filed a federal lawsuit against Amazon on behalf of a married couple who faced cruel and persistent discrimination at an Amazon shipping facility in Hebron, Kentucky. ...
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Pride of the Ocean
Travel

Pride of the Ocean’s 2018 ‘Saving History’ Cruise to Benefit Four LGBT Archival Institutions

Pride of the Ocean Film Festival's 11th "Saving History" cruise will take place on February 25-March 4, 2018. The cruise will depart Fort Lauderdale with ports of call including Mexico, Jamaica, and Haiti. ...
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Entertainment Contests

Enter to Win ‘Rainbow’ from Kesha!

"Rainbohttp://theseattlelesbian.com/wp-admin/edit.php?post_type=pagew" is the the new album from pop superstar Kesha, featuring “Praying,” “Woman,” “Learn to Let Go,” and "Hymn." ...
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Editorial

Advice: Is It Wrong to Talk About Exes with Your Partner?

While it certainly isn’t advisable to spend the first date, or even the first few months of your newfound relationship relentlessly discussing details of the past, it doesn’t hurt to drop in a little context. ...
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Entertainment

Top 5 Hollywood Stars Who Used to Be Strippers

Many people now use stripping or escorting as a way to way a lot of money very quickly. Some go onto Hollywood or other careers, some use it to get themselves through college, but others do it for several years. ...
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Politics Editorial

U.S. Supreme Court Affirms ‘Obergefell’ Requires Placing Married Same-Sex Parents on Birth Certificates

Maintaining a tradition of issuing cases impacting the LGBTQ community on June 26, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in Pavan v. Smith, upholding the requirement outlined in Obergefell (the case that banned marriage discrimination based on sexual orientation/gender) that birth and death certificates reflect the same-sex spouse. ...
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Health

DelBene Introduces Birth Control Privacy Act to Protect Female Workers

The Birth Control Privacy Act would explicitly prohibit workplace wellness programs from disclosing personally identifiable information to employers about their workers’ use of birth control. ...
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Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope. Photo: Craig Sjodin/ABC via Getty Images
Entertainment

GLSEN to Honor Kerry Washington at 2017 Respect Awards

GLSEN, the leading national education organization creating safe and inclusive schools for LGBTQ students, will honor actress, producer and activist Kerry Washington with the Inspiration Award at the 2017 GLSEN Respect Awards. ...
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National

Pine-Richland Student Wins Fight to Use the Right Bathroom Matching Her Gender

Lambda Legal has reached a settlement with the Pine-Richland School District, forcing the district to end a discriminatory, anti-transgender policy that prevented transgender students from using the bathroom that matches who they are. ...
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Local

City Agrees to New Seattle Center High School, Memorial

The City of Seattle and Seattle Public Schools (SPS) announced a partnership agreement Friday, to collaborate on the design of SPS properties at Seattle Center, including a new Memorial Stadium and a high school. ...
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