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Gays Against Guns comes out against gun violence

Gays Against Guns comes out against gun violence

According to Kevin Hertzog on gaystarnews.com: When I heard about the shooting at Pulse, I cried. Instead of sitting on the sofa in my apartment and crying alone, I went to Stonewall and cried with my LGBTI family. Someone brought weapons of war into a gay nightclub and callously mowed down 49 people. I could not reconcile this fact with my [...]

NCAVP report: 2016 the deadliest year for anti-LGBT violence

On June 12 the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP) released its 20th annual report Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and HIV-Affected Hate Violence in 2016.  For this report - the most comprehensive of its kind - NCAVP collected data on 1,036 incidents of hate violence against LGBTQ and HIV-affected people from 12 local [...]

Starbucks partners with Seattle police on Safe Place program

Starbucks partners with Seattle police on Safe Place program

The Seattle Times reports: Not one single business has turned away Seattle police Officer Jim Ritter when he’s asked them to join a program aimed at offering help and a safe haven to lesbian, gay and transgender victims of hate crimes. Starbucks announced Wednesday that it, too, is partnering with the Seattle Police Department’s (SPD) Safe [...]

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