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NCLR's Mathew Shurka after his February 20, 2018 testimony at the Hawaii State Capitol, wearing rainbow leis given to him by the LGBT Caucus of the Democratic Party of Hawai'i.

Hawaii is 12th State to Prohibit Conversion Therapy for LGBTQ Youth

May 25, 2018 •   HONOLULU—Hawaii Governor David Ige signed a bill sponsored by Hawaii...

Seattle to add 5 new colors to their official city Pride Flag for 2018. Photo: Seattle LGBTQ Commission

Seattle Gets Five New Colors Added To Pride Flag For 2018

May 25, 2018 •   In partnership with SEqual Seattle who helped fund it, the Seattle LGBTQ Commission has...

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Honoring the Black Panther Party and Generations of Activism in Seattle

May 21, 2018 •     Amontaine Aurore’s powerful play (Don’t Call It a Riot!) just...

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Forum To Discuss Stonewall National Monument Happening April 5th!

April 4, 2018 •     Well, you have your chance with a community forum happening Thursday, April 5th...

Washington State Governor Jay Denslee signs bill into law banning "Conversion Therapy"

Governor Inslee Signs Ban On Conversion Therapy

March 28, 2018 • Via the Human Rights Campaign Press: VICTORY! Washington Governor Signs Legislation Protecting...

Gov. Inslee signs Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill No. 6037, March 6, 2018. Relating to the uniform parentage act. Primary Sponsor: Jamie Pedersen

ERW Reports On A Winning Year For LGBTQ Rights In Washington

March 23, 2018 • Equal Rights Washington lists out some amazing progress made in...

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Maxine Waters and Adam Rippon Give Powerful Speeches At 2018 HRC Awards

March 18, 2018 • On March 10, 2018, more than a thousand of the Human Rights Campaigns biggest...

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Partage les valeurs du sport !!!

March 14, 2018 • They love us in France! Got this fantastic press release the other day about this year’s...

Out gay Olympian ADAM RIPPON to receive honors from Human Rights Campaign

Out Olympian Adam Rippon Announced To Receive HRC Visibility Award

March 8, 2018 • HRC Announces Olympian Adam Rippon will Receive Visibility Award at the 2018...

Out Gay Olympians Gus Kenworthy and Adam Rippon at the Opening Ceremonies in South Korea for the 2018 Winter Games.

Winter Olympics Start Today And Gay Olympians Steal Our Hearts

February 9, 2018 • (Also some non-gay ones with hairy chests…) The 2018 Winter Olympics kicked off Friday...

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Women’s March 2.0 Happening Saturday

January 19, 2018 • In solidarity, women (and allies; everyone is encouraged to...

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Omar Sharif Jr Has A Message For Gay Egypt

January 17, 2018 • Actor and activist Omar Sharif Jr. opened up in an op-ed for Hornet titled A Voice for the...

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Join ERW for Lobby Day in Olympia!

January 5, 2018 • The Washington State Legislature’s annual Lobby Day is coming up on...

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Victory Fund Endorses Three Historic LGBTQ Candidates for 2018

December 12, 2017 • Nelson Araujo, Chris Pappas and John Arrowood Were Endorsed Washington, DC –  Today...

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How To Help Get WA State To Change Rules On Birth Certificate Changes

November 29, 2017 • Making Gender changes on Birth Certificates is an important step for...

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Victory Fund Endorses Nine Congressional Candidates

November 15, 2017 • Wins Can Secure Pro-LGBTQ Majority in House   Washington, DC –...

Ellen Page accuses film director Brett Ratner of homophobic abuse on the set of the 2006 film "X-Men: The Last Stand"

Ellen Page’s Powerful Words About Sexual Harassment and Homophobia In Hollywood

November 10, 2017 • Out actor Ellen Page, best known for her Academy Award nominated role in the 2007 film Juno as...

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Seattle, Bellevue & Olympia Achieve Perfect Scores In HRC’s Equality Index

October 19, 2017 • Three cities in Washington State achieve perfect scores of “100” on the Human...

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Coming Out…Being Out…Being Visible….Being Queer Is More Important Than Ever

October 11, 2017 • It’s National Coming Out Day where we encourage folks to come out as LGBTQ. But, in...

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Lady Parts Justice League’s Clever New Video: “The Abortion Pill: Facts You Can...

September 29, 2017 • Since there have been reports that anti-choice activists have been seen at various locations...

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The GSBA Stands Up To Trump Admin’s Unconscionable War On Dreamers

September 6, 2017 • The Greater Seattle Business Association’s president, Louise Chernin has...

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“Karnoski v. Trump” Is Filed In Seattle To Combat Trump’s Trans Ban In...

August 28, 2017 • The battle challenging Donald Trump’s banning of transgender troops in the US military...

Confederate Memorial in Seattle's Lake View Cemetery. Photo via Change.org

Call For Removal Of Lake View’s Confederate Memorial Leads To Focus On Privately...

August 16, 2017 • After this weekend’s “Alt Right” aka “Racist Nazi White Power...

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Sue Bird Comes Out Publicly…Plays In Saturday’s WNBA All-Star Game At Key Arena

July 20, 2017 • I’ll be honest…I thought WNBA superstar, 15 year veteran...

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GSBA’s Power Connect Brings Together Major Political Candidates For 2017 Elections

July 11, 2017 • It’s a huge year for LGBTQ issues across the country with many...

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VICTORY! I-1552 Fails to Qualify for the WA State November Ballot

July 7, 2017 • For the second time in a row, anti-trans bigots failed to get a...

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Team Diva Decides To “Take America” With This Year’s Big Fundraiser

July 6, 2017 • The powerhouse TEAM DIVA REAL ESTATE family is back in action for...

No Justice No Pride protesters shut down the 2017 Seattle Pride Parade in downtown Seattle with Black Lives Matter activists. Photo: Basil Shadid

No Justice No Pride Issues Statement; Shuts Down Seattle Pride Parade

June 25, 2017 • Protesters have shut down the 2017 Seattle Pride Parade at approximately 11:50 am PDT this...

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Spectrum Dance Theater’s (IM)Pulse Examines Queer Violence & ACTing Up In Response

June 12, 2017 • Seattle’s modern dance theater company, SPECTRUM DANCE THEATER is closing...

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Exclusive Photos From DC Equality March!

June 11, 2017 • SGS contributor Dan Williams is in Washington DC this weekend with his husband...

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June 11 Seattle Equality March Needs Volunteers!!

June 2, 2017 • We posted yesterday about the June 11 Seattle Equality/Pride Marches...

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Today’s Google Doodle Honors Gilbert Baker And The Rainbow Flag He Created

June 2, 2017 • Google likes to change up their logo on their main page of the search...

The June 11, 2017 Equality March hopes to duplicate the success of the January 21, 2017 Women's March

Time To Plan For The June 11th LGBTQ Solidarity March…Both of Them

June 1, 2017 • Are you ready? The “Equality March for Unity & Pride” is...

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Seattle Announces City Will Join Lawsuit For Trans Student Rights

March 2, 2017 • Via the Office of the Mayor of Seattle: City joins lawsuit for...

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LGBTQ Community Condemns Trump Admin’s Attack On Trans Student Rights

February 23, 2017 • As expected, the Trump Administration announced Wednesday night that they would rescind...