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DelBene Introduces Birth Control Privacy Act to Protect Female Workers

Health
The Birth Control Privacy Act would explicitly prohibit workplace wellness programs from disclosing personally identifiable information to employers about their workers’ use of birth control. ...
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Trial Proceeds in Landmark Title IX Case of College Basketball Players Who Faced Anti-Gay Discrimination

Layana White and Haley Videckis
Sports
The plaintiffs, Layana White and Haley Videckis, are in a relationship and are suing Pepperdine University on claims that they faced discrimination and harassment from their basketball coach and the university based on their sexual orientation. ...
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AT&T Hello Lab Initiates Film Mentorship Program Feat. Octavia Spencer, Common

Entertainment
AT&T Hello Lab will help each filmmaker create a high production quality signature film and provide support as they break into the entertainment industry. Advisers and mentors will counsel the filmmakers on pitching their work, managing budgets, and directing character-driven narratives. ...
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Seattle Womxn Marching Forward, Repair Revolution, Marination to Receive Seattle Women’s Pride 2017 Awards

Entertainment Local
In the spirit of celebrating National LGBTQ Pride Month, the organizers behind the fourth annual Seattle Women’s Pride have announced the recipients for their distinguished awards presentation on Saturday, June 17. ...
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National Queer Arts Festival Expands to South Bay

Femme Space participant Luna Merbruj. Photo: Elena Rose
Entertainment
The National Queer Arts Festival is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year and is expanding to the South Bay. ...
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NARAL Unveils Massive Times Square Billboard Calling for Gender Equality

National
NARAL Pro-Choice America Tuesday launched its new Times Square billboard (43rd St. & Broadway), which calls for gender equality across the United States and around the world. ...
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Fenway Health: LGBT People Living with HIV Have Much at Stake in Health Care Reform

Health
Since 2013, the rate of uninsurance among lesbian, gay, and bisexual people (LGB) decreased from 21.7 percent to 11.1 percent, which is larger than the decrease in uninsurance among the non-LGB population. ...
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Female Police Officers’ Experiences Diverge Male Counterparts, Study Finds

National
Six-in-ten female officers say they have been verbally abused by a citizen while on duty in the past month, compared with 69% of men. ...
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New Cervical Cancer Research May Help Target Individual Treatment Plans

Health
Cervical cancer accounts for more than 500,000 new cases of cancer and more than 250,000 deaths each year worldwide. ...
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Skate Like A Girl: ‘An Alternative Universe’ for Seattle’s Female Skaters

Local
Kristin Ebeling said Skate Like A Girl creates an environment where girls can express themselves and pursue a new hobby without fear of judgement or ridicule. ...
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