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Girl Scouts council returns $100,000 donation over anti‑transgender provision

Tuesday, June 30, 2015
AP (File)
The Girl Scouts of Western Washington says it has returned a $100,000 donation because it came with the provision that the money couldn't be used to support transgender girls. ...

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Seattle unveils 11 rainbow crosswalks in gay‑friendly Capitol Hill neighborhood

Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray (center) unveils one of 11 rainbow crosswalks in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood.
Seattle has new rainbow-colored crosswalks for LGBT Pride Week, and it plans to keep them for years. Mayor Ed Murray, who is openly gay, unveiled one of the 11 new crosswalks in the historically gay-friendly Capitol Hill neighborhood on Tuesday. ...

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Four West Coast mayors lift bans on city-funded travel to Indiana

Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Indianapolis, Ind.
The mayors of four West Coast cities say they're lifting bans imposed on city-funded travel to Indiana after changes were made to that state's religious objections law to make clear it can't be used to discriminate. ...

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Seattle mayor Ed Murray joins Indiana boycott, says no city-funded travel

Saturday, March 28, 2015
Ed Murray
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray says he will not allow work-related city-funded travel to Indiana after the passage of a new law that has the potential to discriminate against LGBT people and others based on religious beliefs. ...

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Accused killer says murders of four men were ‘vengeance’ against U.S.

Sunday, August 24, 2014
Ali Muhammad Brown
A Seattle man accused in a nationwide murder spree that has claimed four victims, including two gay men in Seattle, has told investigators that he had launched his own "jihad" against Americans as an act of "vengeance" to retaliate for ...

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Seattle nightclub arsonist sentenced to 10 years in federal prison

Thursday, July 31, 2014
Musab Masmari
SEATTLE -- A man who set fire to a crowded Seattle nightclub on New Year's Eve has been sentenced to 10 years in prison — twice what prosecutors asked. No one was injured when 31-year-old Musab Mohammed Masmari ignited gasoline ...

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Suspect in ‘execution-style’ murders of two Seattle gay men captured in N.J.

Monday, July 21, 2014
Ali Muhammad Brown
SEATTLE -- The suspect in the murder of two gay men in Seattle last month has been arrested in New Jersey, according to Seattle police. Ali Muhammad Brown, 29, was taken into custody in West Orange, N.J. on Friday. No ...

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Suspect in ‘execution-style’ murders of two Seattle gay men may be in N.J.

Thursday, July 3, 2014
Ali Muhammad Brown
SEATTLE — Prosecutors in King County, Wash., have filed aggravated murder charges against a transient accused of the June 1 execution-style shooting deaths of two young Seattle men shortly after they left a gay nightclub. Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O'Toole ...

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George Takei beams at front of Seattle pride, Macklemore surprises crowd

Monday, June 30, 2014
George Takei beams at front of Seattle pride march on Sunday, June 29, 2014.
SEATTLE — Thousands of people gathered in downtown Seattle on Sunday for the city's 40th annual Pride Parade. This year's theme — "Generations of Pride"— honors civil rights battles in the city that elected its first openly gay mayor last ...

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Starbucks celebrates LGBT pride with huge rainbow flag atop Seattle HQ

Monday, June 23, 2014
The rainbow pride flag atop the Starbucks headquarters in Seattle on Monday, Jne 23, 2014.
SEATTLE -- Starbucks celebrated the opening of LGBT Pride week in Seattle on Monday by hoisting an 800 square foot rainbow pride flag over its Seattle headquarters. "A gesture as simple as flying a flag might not seem like much ...

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