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Seattle Community Celebrates Recent Release of Chelsea Manning

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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LGBT Refugees, Experts Explore Impact of Trump’s Travel Ban

Politics
Human Rights First co-hosted a congressional briefing Wednesday examining the administration's recent executive order targeting refugees and its impact on LGBT individuals. ...
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Trump’s Anti-Muslim America Has No Place in Seattle

SeaTac Muslim Ban Protest/S. Toce/The Seattle Lesbian
Politics National
The executive order banning Muslims from entering the United States came on International Holocaust Remembrance Day. ...
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So, Who Are Really the Happiest People in the World?

Health
March 20 is International Happiness Day, which means everyone will be talking about who the happiest people in the world are and where they live. ...
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ISIS Militants Sentence Gay Man to Death, Throw Him Off Roof

International
After being sentenced to death by an Islamic court for homosexuality, a 15-year-old was thrown off a roof by ISIS militants in Syria. ...
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Gallivanting Women Get Inspired to Explore The World

Julia Cosgrove of AFAR Magazine, Paula Froelich, of Yahoo! Travel, and noted journalist Laura Ling (l-r)/Photo: Heather Cassell
Travel
It was an enthralling two days all about women and travel at the Women’s Travel Fest last year, which means that the third annual Fest in 2016 will be even bigger and better. ...
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Discrimination Against LGBTIQ People Costs Lives and Global Economic Prosperity

Kasha Jacqueline Nabagesera
International
For the first time ever, the president of the General Assembly addressed a U.N. forum on LGBTI issues. ...
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Women Now Eligible to Join Navy SEALS, Army Special Forces, Marine Corps

Defense Secretary Ash Carter announces his Women in Service Review during a press brief at the Pentagon, Dec. 3, 2015. DoD photo by Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
National
Beginning January 2016, the U.S. Department of Defense will open "all military occupations and positions to women, without exception." ...
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After Paris: The Search for Goodness in Humanity

Editorial
They tell you to have a thick skin in media, but sometimes I forget to guard my soul. I am confused at our cannibalistic ways. ...
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ORAM Urges U.S. Government to Safeguard 500 Slots for LGBTI Refugees

Syrian refugees and migrants along a railway line as they try to cross from Serbia into Hungary near Horgos on Sept. 1, 2015. Photo: ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/GETTY IMAGES
International
ORAM launched a petition urging the U.S. government to safeguard 500 of the 10,000 slots for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and Intersex (LGBTI) refugees. ...
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