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Friday,
April 29, 2005

Volume 33,
Issue 17

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Section One

Two of Micah Painter’s attackers sentenced to 18 months
by Rober Raketty - SGN Staff Writer

King County Superior Court Judge Jeffrey Ramsdell sentenced two men in the brutal Gay bashing of Micah Painter, a 24-year-old Seattle resident, on Friday, April 22. David Kravchenko, 20, and Yevgeniy Savchak, 18, were both convicted last month of assault in the fourth degree with a deadly weapon enhancement. A third man, Vadim Samuse
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Microsoft denies being bullied, rightwing pastor calls them ‘liars’
by Robert Raketty SGN Staff Writer



LGBT organizations and individuals locally and nationally continue to decry Microsoft’s decision to remain neutral this year on the Anderson-Murray Anti-Discrimination Bill (HB 1515).

The bill, which seeks to add the terms “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” to the s
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Seattle Counseling Service brings ICON back to life
by Sara Michelle Fetters

Seattle Counseling Service for Sexual Minorities (SCS) proudly announces Icon: A Celebration of Drag, Art & Life to be held on April 30 at 8:00 p.m. at Neumo’s, located on Pike Street in Seattle’s Capitol Hill Neighborhood. A star-studded benefit for the agency, the event will feature performances by loca
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Spokane City Council extends benefits to Gay employees
picture Al French - Supported

by Robert Raketty - SGN Staff Writer

The Spokane City Council approved domestic partner benefits for city employees on Monday, April 25. The 5-2 vote came after months of heavy lobbying from Inland Northwest Equality (INWE), a coalition of individuals and organizations that advocate for equal treat
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Using Religion Like A Noose
Commentary by Ken Schram, KOMO TV

Who would use religion like a noose? Who would transform piety and faith into an ugly weapon that could be used to choke off the breath of justice and civil rights?

I’ll tell you who: 23 Republicans and 2 Democrats.

You’ll find these 25 sanctimonious hyp
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Equality in the balance
After three decades, Washington almost added sexual orientation to the state’s anti-discrimination policy.

Wondering what went on behind the scenes in Olympia? Attend the ERW Town Hall this Thursday, May 5, to meet the movers and shakers and find out what went on that got us very close, but not close enough, to victory. We also want to he
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A Forum on Public Safety
In light of the Micah Painter Verdict and other violent crimes effecting our community we are going to discuss safety procedures, crime reporting, communication between the SPD and the community through the advisory council, self defense and funding programs to be proactive in combating any backlash the community could receive as a result of victor more
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Microsoft rolls back civil rights; promotes devastating trade agreements
Pride at Work, AFL-CIO and other labor leaders are mobilizing their base to denounce Microsoft Corporation actions. Recently, Microsoft withdrew support for a non-discrimination bill, and is promoting the Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA).

Last month, Microsoft Corporation secretly revoked its support for the Washington State
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Radical Women celebrates worker’s holiday with presentation of the situation in Central America
by Rajkhet Dirzhud-Rashid - SGN A&E Writer

May 1 is considered a “high holy day” for Pagans - the day spring officially begins with the wrapping of the Maypole, symbolizing fertility and healthy sexuality. But the day is also a day that was marked in the last century to celebrate all people of the working class. On this day there will
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OPPOSE THE BIGOTS!
by Marsha C. Botzer

Washington State in the Age of Intolerance, April 2005:

What tricks have been played with the honest human feelings of great love and transcendent joy! These powerful creators of culture and discovery have been taken over by the worst among us, not for the first time as history shows, and used once again to
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An Open Letter to Microsoft from Equal Rights Washington
April 26, 2005

Dear Mr. Ballmer and Mr. Gates,

On behalf of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community in Washington State, we at Equal Rights Washington (ERW) request a meeting with you to discuss Microsoft’s withdrawal of support for the Anderson Murray Anti-Discrimination Bill, HB 1515. Your actions send a signal th
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MICROSOFT SHOULD FIRE RALPH REED
According to news reports, Former Christian Coalition head Ralph Reed earns $20,000 a month from Microsoft. Equal Rights Washington demanded this week that Microsoft Corporation sever its relationship with Reed.

“We’re dismayed to hear that Microsoft has on the payroll Ralph Reed, the founder of the Christian Coalition. Mr. Reed’s policies
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Sun brings out fun for ECSA play
by Nick Bowen

The sun came out this weekend and saw some great play in the Emerald City Softball games at the North Sea-Tac fields as well as Sunset playfields.

In the “B” division things have tightened up as the R Place Shock team tied the “B” division intra-divisional standings at one game a piece with an 11-10 win ov
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Annual report on anti-LGBT hate violence released
Annual report on anti-LGBT hate violence released report shows that dramatic increase in hate in 2003 continued apace through 2004



NEW YORK - This week, the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP) and 15 of its members across the country released its annual report on violence against Lesbians, Gay men, Bisexual peo
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Quake Rugby to host Gay rugby tournament
On Saturday May, 7, over 150 Gay rugby players will converge on Seattle and they’re looking for action. The teams will spar off at Marymoor Park in Redmond at 8:00 a.m. until about 4:00 p.m. After the tournament, teams and fans are invited to a post party at The Cuff. Rugby events are known for their parties, and no one should miss this!

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Homophobes, bigots & ignoramuses! Oh, my!
At long last, the bill introduced 30 years ago by then-Rep. Cal Anderson banning discrimination against Gays and Lesbians in housing, employment and insurance was voted onto the floor of the Senate. In a fast moment, two Democrats, Sen Jim Hargrove of Hoquiam and Sen. Tim Sheldon of Potlatch, joined 23 Republicans in defeating the bill 25-24. more
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GENERAL GAYETY
Leslie Robinson

NOT THINKING
STRAIGHT
Madelyn Arnold

LESBIAN NOTIONS
Paula Martinac