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University of Washington names first Latina woman as president

Tuesday, October 13, 2015
In this photo taken Sept. 23, 2015, University of Washington interim President Ana Mari Cauce smiles during an event at the Microsoft Campus in Redmond, Wash. The school's Board of Regents on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015, chose Cauce to be its next president. Cauce has been interim president since March after Michael Young announced he was leaving UW for Texas A&M University.
Ana Mari Cauce is the first woman, first openly gay person, and first Latina to hold the job permanently at the Seattle-based institution. ...

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Pelosi addresses LGBT protections at Amazon

Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Nancy Pelosi
Pelosi visited the Amazon campus to discuss protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. ...

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Is the decline of the modern “gayborhood” a good thing?

Wednesday, July 29, 2015
The Castro neighborhood in San Francisco
Are "tech-bros" and Grindr to blame? Or is it a sign of social progress? ...

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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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