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International
To gain a greater understanding of the challenges faced by Queer Israelis who oppose the actions of Israel’s sectarian government, The Seattle Lesbian spoke to two veteran Jewish-Israeli activists who have long fought at the intersection of Queer rights and the rights of other groups marginalized by Israeli society. ...
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Equality Act of 2017
Politics
The Equality Act of 2017 would ensure full federal non-discrimination equality by adding sexual orientation and gender identity to other protected classes, such as race or religion, in existing federal laws. ...
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Seattle City Council
Local Politics
Seattle City Council unanimously approved a resolution Monday urging Congress to introduce and adopt “The Equality Act,” which would grant equal protection to LGBTQ residents across the United States. ...
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Politics
Monday, 60 civil rights groups sent a letter to Betsy DeVos emphasizing the importance of the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights ...
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World OutGames Miami
Sports
Every four years, World OutGames brings together LGBTQI athletes, many from countries where homosexuality remains illegal and hidden. ...
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Nicole Macri
Editorial Politics
Research shows that before a woman will run for office, she must be asked seven times. Consider this 26 requests - one from each of us. ...
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash), Seattle Times
Politics
Murray received numerous phone calls from worried constituents when Sessions was announced as Trump's Department of Justice pick. ...
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International
The U.N. has worked to improve the rights of the LGBT community in recent years, but has repeatedly run into opposition from some member states - especially from countries in the Middle East and Africa as well as China and Russia. ...
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WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 27: NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Special Council Debo Adegbile talks to reporters outside of the U.S. Supreme Court February 27, 2013 in Washington, DC. Adegbile argued before the court in Shelby County v. Holder, a legal challenge to Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Politics
As Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Civil Rights, Catherine Lhamon has been one of this Administration’s key leaders in advancing civil rights. ...
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Mississippi State Flag
Faith and Religion
Mississippi’s discriminatory anti-LGBT legislation was enacted in defiance of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision granting marriage for same-sex couples nationwide. ...
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