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This material is available in alternative formats on request for people with disabilities. Reasonable accommodations for meetings and events also are available on request for people with disabilities. Call 206-684-4500 for more information.

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Join us March 13-15, 2011 for our annual Policy Conference and Lobby Days

Each year, transgender people, our families, friends and allies join us in Washington, DC, as we go to our members of Congress to share vital information with them about transgender people and our families. We will also have great opportunities to talk with policy makers in the Administration whose work directly impacts our lives. Please join us as we make strides to bring transgender equality to our nation's capital.

Make your plans now to join us on March 13-15, 2011 for an exciting conference and the opportunity to educate your member of Congress about vital issues for transgender people. Our goal is to make this our largest and most diverse Lobby Day to date. Will you help us?

Registration is now open for Lobby Day 2011. Go to Registration.

SPD Perspectives in Profiling - Community Training, Information and Invite

Saturday, April 16th, from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Filipino Community Center of Seattle located at 5740 Martin Luther King Jr. Way So.

The Seattle Police Department invites you to attend a special community training entitled Perspectives on Profiling. This is a shortened version of training that was mandatory for all Seattle Police Department employees in 2010.

Please RSVP by Friday, April 1st by contacting Maggie Olsen at or 206-684-8672

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PDF Document Marriage Equality in Washington State

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Update from GLAAD's LGBT Latino Media Activist list

LOGO, the new LGBT network from MTV Networks and Viacom is developing a documentary project about gay and lesbian Latinos and we want to hear your story!

If you are...

  • Latina/o/Hispanic, gay or lesbian
  • Appear to be younger than 25
  • And are willing to appear on camera

We want you to tell us what’s going on in your life this coming winter/spring, and how it relates to your identity. For example, are you...

  • Combating discrimination within your community?
  • Coming out to your family?
  • Hoping your family will accept/attend your gay marriage?
  • Preparing for an upcoming event such as a "quinces?"
  • A young professional experiencing discrimination you believe is related to your nationality or sexuality… or both?
  • Involved in a conflicted relationship?
  • Have you been the victim of a hate crime?
  • Do you feel discriminated against by the homophobic health system?


Be sure to include your name, age, and full contact information in your note (address, phone, e-mail, and best times to reach you). Tell us as much as you can about what your story is and what would happen if our cameras documented your life.

For more information contact: Mónica Taher, Directora de Medios de Comunicación, Alianza Gay y Lésbica Contra la Difamación (GLAAD) at 323-634-2025, 213-713-5549, e-mail or visit the website at

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Queer Asian Women Research - Participants Needed


We are Dr. Meifen Wei (Assistant Professor) and Robyn Zakalik Doctoral Student) in the Department of Psychology at Iowa State University. This study involves Asian or South Asian American women who have a concern (e.g., question, struggle, difficulty, etc.) related to their sexual orientation and/or being an Asian American. This is a research study approved by the University Institutional Research Board (IRB #05-601) at Iowa State University.

We are looking for participants who are 18 years of age or older. You should be an Asian or South Asian American woman who is romantically attracted to other women. You may identify as lesbian, bisexual, queer, or questioning OR you may be attracted to women but feel that none of these identifications represent you.

If you feel that you are appropriate for this study based on the above description, please consider participation. Monetary compensation will be made available to compensate you for the time and effort necessary to participate in this study.

If you know of someone else who may be appropriate for this study, we would appreciate you forwarding this email on.

If you are interested in participating in this research study and would like to find out more about it, please email Robyn Zakalik

Participation in this research study is voluntary and you may withdraw your participation at anytime.


Meifen Wei, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
W112 Lagomarcino Hall
Department of Psychology
Iowa State University

Robyn Zakalik, M.S.
Doctoral Candidate
Counseling Psychology
Iowa State University

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Join us for the LGBT Community Caucus
Hosted by the Seattle LGBT Commission, City of Seattle & League of Education Voters
Be among the voices that inform our Mayor's Agenda to make Seattle the best place to live and raise a family

    Tuesday, May 4, 5:00pm - 7:15pm
    First Floor Conference Room, Central Building
    810 Third Avenue, Seattle
    Refreshments provided

Learn more at: .

Fight the Fear Campaign

Rooted in the tragedy of the recent South Park murder/attack and thanks to efforts from SPD officer Kim Bogucki, a program has been developed to offer community members self-defense training. For more information:

Download a Hate Crime wallet card .

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