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March 18, 2005

Volume 33,
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Micah Painter takes the stand in second week of trial
by Robert Raketty - SGN Staff Writer

The trial of three men accused of the brutal Gay-bashing of 24-year-old Micah Painter continued this week. Jurors heard from the victim for the first time, and later from the defendants themselves in the form of taped interviews with police detectives. Closing arguments are expected to begin at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, March 21, at the King C
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Member of D.C. Mayor’s cabinet found murdered - Neighbor arrested and charged with stabbing of Wanda R. Alston
by Matt Nagle - SGN Managing Editor

Wanda R. Alston, an appointee of Washington, D.C. Mayor Anthony A. Williams to head the Mayor’s Office of LGBT Affairs for the District of Columbia, was stabbed multiple times Wednesday night in her Northeast Washington home. On Thursday, Washington police charged her neighbor, 38-year-old William A.
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TAKE ACTION! Senate hearing scheduled on Anderson-Murray Civil Rights Bill for Tuesday, March 22
Gather up your friends and attend Tuesday’s hearing. Write a letter to your Senator. Call the Legislative Hotline and leave your Senator a message at 1-800-562-6000

WRITE TO YOUR SENATOR

Already having passed out of the House, the Anderson-Murray Anti-Discrimination Bill has been referred to the Senate Financial Institutions, Ho
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WHAT IS AT STAKE


The Anderson-Murray Bill adds the words “sexual orientation” to the following list of categories under the jurisdiction of the state’s Human Rights Commission: race, creed, color, national origin, families with children, sex, marital status, age, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability or the use of a trained dog guid
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Coors Brewing Company speaks out in support of Anderson-Murray Anti-Discrimination Bill


At Tuesday’s scheduled hearing in the state Senate on the Anderson-Murray Anti-Discrimination Bill, three representatives from Coors Brewing Company will testify in favor of passing this very long overdue bill: Joe Benda, Regional Account Executive for Coors Brewing Company; Brad Nadal, Seattle Metro Manager for Coors; and Marty Weisbrod, P
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Massachusetts ACLU, 13 city clerks challenge governor’s discriminatory ban on marriage licenses
BOSTON -The American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts and 13 city and town clerks this week filed an historic brief with the Supreme Judicial Court seeking authority to challenge orders by the governor and state attorney general that would require the clerks to discriminate against same sex-couples who come to the state to marry.

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Screening of Not Straight Forward to benefit LGBT Community Center and Verbena


A successful documentary about Lesbian dating in Seattle entitled Not Straight Forward will be screened at The Showbox on Thursday, March 31, as a benefit for the LGBT Community Center and Verbena. Also featured: performances by The Bellejeans, a musical performance group that combines comedy with titillating music; and Camille Bloom, a dyn
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Third annual Nat’l Black Lesbian Conference to take place in April


DALLAS - The Zuna Institute will convene the 3rd National Black Lesbian Conference (NBLC) April 7-10, 2005 in Dallas. Appropriately themed “Taking Charge: Health, Community and Family,” the conference will have workshops and forums that focus on education and advocacy within the Black Lesbian diaspora as well as provide a national voice on
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