Gay Rights

Gay Rights

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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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Mac McGregor and Dawn Celeste McGregor
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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Entertainment Local
Proceeds from Concert for America: Stand Up, Sing Out! will benefit five national organizations working to protect human rights: Southern Poverty Law Center, National Immigration Law Center, The Sierra Club Foundation, NAACP, and National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. ...
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A Wider Bridge
Faith and Religion
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
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
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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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
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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