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Why Marriage Matters: LGBT People of Color Discuss the Freedom to Marry for All Loving Couples

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by Lucy Vazquez As the November election approaches and ballots are being filled out, it’s important to bring up conversations about LGBT communities’ rights and that no one should face discrimination when they hope to marry the person they love. PJALS teamed up with Why Marriage Matters Washington to organize an event that focused on […]

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Why Marriage Matters: LGBT People of Color Discuss the Freedom to Marry for All Loving Couples

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As the November election approaches, this event will lift up the visibility of LGBT people of color and leaders of communities of color who are allies for the freedom to marry. No one should face discrimination when they hope to marry the person they love. Panelists will include Sandy Williams, Stanley Ruiz, Marvo Reguindin, and […]

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How Will You Feel If We Fail Marriage Equality?

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By Shar Lichty, Organizer Last month I attended a brown bag lunch discussion with a staff member from Washington United for Marriage and leaders from the local group working to secure marriage equality at the ballot in November. During introductions we were asked to answer the question, “How will you feel on Nov. 7th if […]

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PJALS participates in 21st Annual Pride Parade and Rainbow Festival

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By Shar Lichty This year marked the 21st year of the Pride Parade in Spokane on June 9. As we have done since its formation, PJALS participated with a delegation in the parade and provided peacekeepers to ensure a safe and fun filled day for all.  Mother nature was not so kind this year with […]

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2012 Rainbow Awards

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By Shar Lichty Once again, the LGBTQ community came together to celebrate the contributions of some of its leaders and kick off Pride Week in Spokane with the Rainbow Awards. I attended the event once again to celebrate with my LGBT family and honor the award recipients. I was surprised and honored to learn of […]

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APPROVE Referendum 74

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By Shar Lichty The marriage equality law that was passed by the legislation and signed into law by the Governor on Feb. 13, 2012 was set to go into effect on June 7th permitting civil marriage for same-sex couples. Unfortunately, the folks who don’t believe in equal rights for same-sex couples were successful in gathering […]

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Washington United for Marriage: Campaign for Marriage Equality

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By Shar Lichty Will Washington be the next state to grant this civil right to same sex couples? I dare to dream the time is now. PJALS has endorsed and is actively working with the campaign for marriage equality in Washington State, Washington United for Marriage. Governor Gregoire made a public announcement in support of […]

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Young Activist report: I can make a genuine difference in my community

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By Molly Fitzpatrick, EWU Scary Feminists and Eagle Pride The PJALS Young Activist Leadership Program has been an absolutely integral part this year in shaping me as an activist. Since I was sixteen activism has essentially been a “learn as you go” process for me, peppered with a few conferences and workshops here and there. […]

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