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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

Durkan Digest: Surging COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in Seattle

Durkan Digest: Surging COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in Seattle

The region, state, and country are facing the third wave of COVID-19 cases.

"Stories of the Past, Stories of the Present"

"Stories of the Past, Stories of the Present"

The Seattle public art installation will virtually unveil Storme Webber's recently completed work "In This Way We Loved One Another" with performances and storytelling from the upcoming Discovery Center exhibition "Through Positive Eyes"

OP-ED: Crying foul over the Seattle LGBTQ Commission's call for Mayor Durkan's resignation

OP-ED: Crying foul over the Seattle LGBTQ Commission's call for Mayor Durkan's resignation

On October 15 the Seattle LGBTQ Commission voted 6-to-5, with one abstention, to request Mayor Jenny Durkan's resignation.

Gay men take over #ProudBoys on Twitter

Gay men take over #ProudBoys on Twitter

A hashtag used by the far-right fascist group, Proud Boys has been hijacked by the gay men to the delight of thousands of people on social media.

Local journalist faces complex accountability process that appears to show SPD out of compliance with Consent Decree

Local journalist faces complex accountability process that appears to show SPD out of compliance with Consent Decree

[EDITOR'S NOTE: The following article was first published on the South Seattle Emerald website on 9/16/20 and is reprinted here with permission.]

Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll talks about racism

Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll talks about racism

Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll stepped to the podium with one thing on his mind: racism in America and what we can do to help. He spoke candidly and passionately for over 14 minutes on the topic, took no questions, and then walked off stage.

Transgender cousin of Jacob Blake receives anti-LGBT threats

Transgender cousin of Jacob Blake receives anti-LGBT threats

It was difficult enough for Elliot Chafetz, 20, to tell his own family he was not only Transgender but Gay as well. However, Chafetz found himself thrust before the public eye when his cousin, Jacob Blake, was shot at seven times and hit in the back four

Gay activist leads Sawant recall

Gay activist leads Sawant recall

What a week! After the "Recall Kshama Sawant" campaign was launched, led by Ernie Lou, it was announced that he had been terminated as development director of Three Dollar Bill Cinema (TDBC)

GLAAD premieres ad on Fox & Friends about LGBTQ discrimination and the Equality Act

GLAAD premieres ad on Fox & Friends about LGBTQ discrimination and the Equality Act

-GLAAD, the world's largest LGBTQ media advocacy organization, today premiered an advertisement that spotlights the lack of protections still facing the LGBTQ community in the United States, the Trump administration's opposition to those protections, and

"Zoom bombing" plagues LGBT organizations, virtual safe spaces

"Zoom bombing" plagues LGBT organizations, virtual safe spaces

Zoom and virtual meeting platforms have become a necessity in a COVID-19 reality because life doesn't stop — even in a global pandemic.

An Open Letter to Gay Men on COVID-19 from 205 Gay Physicians

An Open Letter to Gay Men on COVID-19 from 205 Gay Physicians

To our fellow gay men, It's time we reach out to you.

[ICYMI] Catching Up with Laura Dreyfuss & Rahne Jones of Netflix's 'The Politician'.

[ICYMI] Catching Up with Laura Dreyfuss & Rahne Jones of Netflix's 'The Politician'.

Netflix's much-hyped show, Ryan Murphy's The Politician, matches the political landscape of 2019 and what is to come in 2020, and I recommend it highly.

Matthew Todd's Pride

Matthew Todd's Pride

PRIDE: THE STORY OF THE LGBTQ EQUALITY MOVEMENT BY MATTHEW TODD WELDON OWEN

HRC remembers civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis

HRC remembers civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis

Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, responded to the tragic news that US Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) has passed away at the age of 80.