Equal Rights Washington

Equal Rights Washington

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Two months after Equal Rights Washington secured the passage of statewide marriage equality for LGBTQ couples in November of 2012, they were already asking, “what’s next?” The answer? Get conversion therapy on LGBTQ minors banned in Washington state. ...
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Just Want Privacy, the political group behind so-called “safety” initiative 1552, is violating Washington state’s election laws by failing to report numerous contributions from anti-LGBTQ groups like the Family Policy Institute of Washington, Alliance Defending Freedom, State Rep. Graham Hunt, and others. ...
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Seattle City Council passed with a unanimous decision the resolution expressing the City's fervent support for the designation of a National Park for Stonewall. ...
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Morgan Beach, District 3 candidate for the Seattle City Council. District 3 includes Capitol Hill and the Central District. Photo: Erika Lillian Sommer
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Morgan Beach worked at Human Rights Watch while in graduate school, and was a member and president of a student group called Women in Public Policy. ...
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Rod Hearne is interviewed by The Seattle Lesbian to discuss his Seattle City Council run. Photo: Tom James
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Rod Hearne is easygoing and open, avoiding the tone of lecture even as he talks politics with the confidence of someone who has been deep in the game. ...
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Rod Hearne, executive director of the LGBT advocacy group Equal Rights Washington, has decided to run against current Seattle City Council member Kshama Savant for the Seattle City Council in District 3, which covers Capitol Hill and the Central District.
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Rod Hearne, executive director of ERW, is running against current Seattle City Council member Kshama Sawant for the Seattle City Council in District 3. ...
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The legislation requires colleges and universities that receive federal funding to prohibit harassment and expands the definition to include cyber-bullying. ...
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California and New Jersey have passed legislation banning gay conversion therapy, while Illinois’ House Bill 5569 died in a 44-51 roll call last Thursday. ...
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Safe Schools Coalition role is to reduce bias-based bullying and violence in schools in support of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth. ...
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With so much talk of Russia and gay rights in the news, what is really going on? And do we – as Americans – really need to get involved? The answer is: Yes. ...
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