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Study: LGBT Community Centers Serve More Than 40,000 People Each Week

National
The sixth edition of the report provides a crucial snapshot of the centers that provide vital services, programs, and advocacy for LGBT people. ...
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14th Annual Golden Crown Literary Society Award Winners Announced

Beth Burnett and Karen.Richard (L-R). Photo: Golden Crown Literary Society
National
The GCLS Literary Awards focus solely on lesbian content. Content in all categories must include significant lesbian characters and/or themes and meet certain criteria. ...
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SDSU Receives $1 Million Donation for Pride Center, LGBT Studies

Supporting hands make heart sign and wave in front of a rainbow flag flying on the sidelines of a summer gay pride parade
National
SDSU is the second university in the U.S. and the first in California to offer a major in LGBT studies, according to the school. ...
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Storm Retains First Place Despite Loss

WNBA Seattle Storm guard Alysha Clark sinks a free throw in front of a sold out crowd as the Storm suffered only their sixth loss of the season this one in overtime 77-75 against the Los Angeles Sparks on July 10th at the KeyArena. Photo by Virginia Lopez/VELO Photography
Sports
The Storm was led by center Howard’s 18 points and five blocked shots, a new season high. Also scoring in double figures were Stewart with 14 and 13 rebounds, Clark with 12 points and guard Sue Bird with 13 points and eight assists. ...
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Montana Strikes Down Anti-Trans Ballot Measure

Politics
The LGBTQ rights community is celebrating the defeat of I-183, the proposed ballot measure that would have prevented transgender Montanans from using facilities consistent with their gender identity. ...
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Bulgarian Lesbian Couple Take Marriage Equality Case to EU

Bulgaria Pride event in the country’s capital city Sofia. Photo: Human Rights Watch
International
If the women win their case it could set a precedent for recognition of same-sex marriage by a EU court forcing Bulgaria to recognize the women’s marriage. ...
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City of Seattle, King County Public Health Award 13 Grants for Community Health Services

Recovery Cafe
Health Local
The City of Seattle Human Services Department (HSD) and the King County Public Health Department are jointly awarding $7 million for public health investments that will assist local residents in accessing medical and dental services. ...
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Yes, Israeli Queers are Active Against the Occupation

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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Iran’s Treatment of Trans People: A Double Edged Sword

Photo: Atta Kenare, AFP
Editorial International
Iranian authorities firmly root trans experiences in pathological explanations, believing that it is a psychosexual disease. ...
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Donald Trump Secures Presidential Nomination: The World Reacts

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump
Top News Politics
The world is watching in awe as President-Elect Donald J. Trump takes the highest seat in the nation. Trump won 279 electoral votes to Hillary Clinton's 228 to secure the election Tuesday night. ...
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