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Mayor Murray announces LGBTQ Task Force action plan at City Hall

by Shaun Knittel – SGN Associate Editor Mayor Ed Murray, along with members of the LGBTQ Task Force appointed in March, announced an action plan on Thursday, to support a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment for LGBTQ people in Seattle. ‘Seattle has long been a place where everyone can find an accepting and tolerant home,’ said Mayor Ed Murray at a news conference at City Hall on Thursday morning. ‘We celebrate our history of advancing equity for the LGBTQ community and we will support efforts to make Seattle even more inclusive. Thank you to the task force for identifying these actions to reduce the violent attacks and verbal harassment experienced by LGBTQ people.’ In the first seven months of this year, there were 41 anti-LGBTQ hate-based crimes or incidents reported to Seattle police – a 46-percent increase over the 28 reported in the first seven months of 2014. While some of those numbers can be attributed to the educati

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