2021 State of the City address

2021 State of the City address

Mayor Durkan discusses plan for equitable vaccine distribution and the vision for Seattle on the other side of the pandemic

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History: the way they didn't want you to see it

History: the way they didn't want you to see it

I think we can agree that history books should state the facts in a way that is honest about and relevant to the events being discussed, although, historically, this has been a running issue in our school systems. There is an unbelievable amount of suppre

National AIDS Memorial observes Black History Month with Memorial Quilt virtual exhibition honoring Black lives lost to AIDS

National AIDS Memorial observes Black History Month with Memorial Quilt virtual exhibition honoring Black lives lost to AIDS

SAN FRANCISCO - During Black History Month, the National AIDS Memorial honors Black lives lost to AIDS with a specially curated selection of 56 blocks of the AIDS Memorial Quilt (the Quilt). The exhibition uses the beauty and power of the Quilt to bring

University sued for discrimination

University sued for discrimination

A nursing professor is suing Seattle Pacific University (SPU) for discrimination after being rejected for a full-time role because he is gay.

GLAAD announces nominees for the 32nd annual GLAAD Media Awards

GLAAD announces nominees for the 32nd annual GLAAD Media Awards

NEW YORK - GLAAD, the world's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer - LGBTQ - media advocacy organization, announced today the nominees for the 32nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards. Actress Josie Totah (Peacock's Saved by the Be

'The Hill We Climb'

'The Hill We Climb'

Amanda Gorman, the nation's first-ever youth poet laureate, read the following poem during the inauguration of President Joe Biden on January 2

Durkan Digest: Testifying for statewide changes to the police disciplinary process

Durkan Digest: Testifying for statewide changes to the police disciplinary process

This week, I joined community members, labor leaders, law enforcement, and mayors across the state to testify in Olympia on police reform. One key aspect of police accountability is changing the police disciplinary process, specifically arbitration.

GOFUNDME THANK YOU - A LETTER OF GRATITUDE SGN readers donate $15,705 in 2020

GOFUNDME THANK YOU - A LETTER OF GRATITUDE SGN readers donate $15,705 in 2020

As 2020 comes to a close and we reflect on this difficult year, we pause to give thanks that despite the hardships we are still here. 2020, a year that none of us could have possibly predicted. 2020, four numbers that represent so much loss for so many pe

OP-ED: What if there's no place like home for the holidays?

OP-ED: What if there's no place like home for the holidays?

Oh, There's No Place Like Home For The Holidays! I'll Be Home For Christmas. Home Sweet Home.

MARK MY WORDS: The push for LGBT rights continues abroad

MARK MY WORDS: The push for LGBT rights continues abroad

Want to publicly thank the U.S. Embassy in Warsaw Poland who gave me an appreciation of how resilient our government can be and how the foreign service, part of our State Department, continues to fight for women's and LGBT rights even under a Secretary of

Seattle teen named as Youth Ambassador for Human Rights Campaign

Seattle teen named as Youth Ambassador for Human Rights Campaign

The Human Rights Campaign announced on Monday, December 7, that Ve'ondre Mitchell (she/her) from Seattle, Washington has been named a member of the 2021 class of HRC Foundation Youth Ambassadors, joining nine other LGBTQ advocates across the country. HRC

IN MEMORIAM: Allena Pearcy Gabosch

IN MEMORIAM: Allena Pearcy Gabosch

Community Builder Extraordinaire, Educator, Shame Eradicator, Activist, Leader March 25, 1953 - November 25, 2020