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Seattle Mayor Begins ‘Extensive’ Citywide Review of Harassment and Discrimination Policies

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In a letter to City employees, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced that she is launching an extensive review of the City of Seattle’s harassment and discrimination policies. ...
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PFLAG National to Honor Ana Navarro at the 2017 Straight for Equality Awards

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PFLAG National will honor CNN political analyst Ana Navarro with the Straight for Equality in Media award at the Ninth Annual Straight for Equality Awards Gala on Monday, March 27, 2017 in New York City. ...
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Senate Defends 2006 Anti-Discrimination Law in Washington, Gender Bathroom Bill

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The Senate voted to defend the state’s 2006 anti-discrimination law and protect all Washingtonians, especially the civil rights of transgender people. ...
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Transgender Rights Become Focus of Debate in Washington State Legislature

Some organizations already include gender-neutral bathrooms, like this one in a building at the University of Washington.
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Advocates from both sides of the debate attended the Senate Law and Justice Committee hearing on Senate Bill (SB) 6548, to express why it should or shouldn’t pass. ...
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Massachesetts: Gender Identity, Expression Passes in Newton

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The Board of Aldermen voted unanimously on Monday evening to amend the City’s non-discrimination ordinance to include gender identity or expression. ...
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IGLHRC Visits Seattle, Presents Next Steps in Global Equality

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Even though Washington is moving forward on gay rights with the election of a gay mayor and the right to marry, there's still work to be done globally. ...
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International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission Appoints Jessica Stern to Replace Cary Alan Johnson

International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission Appoints Jessica Stern to Replace Cary Alan Johnson
Jessica Stern is a recognized voice in the international human rights community. She is IGLHRC’s representative at world bodies, including the United Nations. ...
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World Affairs Council of Seattle will Host Forum on Gay Rights as Human Rights

World Affairs Council of Seattle will Host Forum on Gay Rights as Human Rights
The World Affairs Council of Seattle will present Jessica Stern, Program Director of the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission, and Dr. Kapya Kaoma, Project Director at Political Research Associates, on May 15 from 6 – 8:30pm at Seattle’s Center for Spiritual Living. ...
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