Gay Rights

Gay Rights

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Local Politics
Seattle Mayor Murray has announced his impending resignation effective 5 p.m. Wednesday, September 13. ...
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Local Politics
It's been over nine decades since Seattle has had a female mayor, but that dry spell is about to see some rain as two powerhouse politicos take the driver's seat on the November ballot. ...
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Politics
Transgender troops currently in the military have been able to serve openly since last year. The policy also allows them to receive any treatment deemed medically necessary, including surgery and hormone therapy. ...
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Editorial
Sadly, homophobia is alive and well and we know with the spate of laws passing trying to allow same-sex couples to be denied adoption and foster care placements that homophobia will defeat the best interest of the child for many people. ...
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Local
Organizers say they expected approximately 300-500 attendees, but were pleasantly surprised by the crowd size that continued to swell throughout the day's programming and into the evening's performances. ...
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National
Survey researchers face a number of challenges in measuring LGBT identity, and there is no consensus about how best to measure sexual orientation. Some rely on respondents self-identifying as LGBT, while others base their estimates on reports of sexual behavior or sexual attraction, which usually result in higher estimates. ...
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Editorial
Movements happen when it becomes impossible to sit on the fence any longer. We are inside one of these pieces of history right now, just as we were when PRIDE came into existence. ...
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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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Sports
In addition to celebrating Pride on June 23 against Phoenix, Seattle will give a warm welcome the U.S. Deaf Women’s National Soccer Team, as it joins the Storm in supporting equality, inclusion and diversity when it hosts the Mercury at 7 p.m. PDT. ...
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National
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has granted en banc review in Zarda v. Altitude Express, the case of a New York skydiving instructor who was fired from his job because he was gay. ...
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