July 22, 2005
Volume 33
Issue 29

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Section One

'Parliament has spoken' Canadian Senate clinches new marriage rights
by Robert Raketty SGN Staff Writer

Canada became the fourth nation to extend full marriage equality to same-sex couples after the Canadian Senate voted 47 to 21 in favor of the legislation just before midnight on Tuesday, July 19. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Canadians celebrated the victory, which could have ramifications here in the United States.

UK Gay leaders receive death threats from Muslim fundamentalists
by Malcolm Thornberry European Bureau Chief

LONDON - A British LGBT civil rights group says its leaders have received death threats from Muslim fundamentalists and warns that Gay clubs could be targets for terrorist bombers.

"Gay venues could be bombed by Islamic terrorists," OutRage said Monday. "All Gay bars and c
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Iran severely beats, executes Gay teenagers
MASHHAD, IRAN - Two Gay teenagers were publicly executed in Iran on July 19 for the "crime" of homosexuality.

The youths were hanged in Edalat (Justice) Square in the city of Mashhad, in north east Iran. They were sentenced to death by Court No. 19.

Iran enforces Islamic Sharia law, which dictates the death penalty for Gay sex. <
Kitsap County's ninth annual Pride celebration
by Robert Raketty SGN Staff Writer

Over 200 people roamed the foot paths and groomed grass of Evergreen Park in Bremerton for Kitsap County's ninth annual Pride celebration on Saturday, July 16. The sunny weather illuminated the 10 acre park and its 1,900 feet of shoreline.

The Rainbow City Band, Jerry Peerson, Ericka Wright, Pa
Bush nomination of Judge John G. Roberts raises serious concerns
by Lisa Keen

The record of U.S. Supreme Court nominee John G. Roberts, Jr. as a federal appeals court judge is short, but his association with conservatives who have opposed equal rights for Gays is long enough and deep enough to worry Gay civil rights activists.

For the several weeks leading up to the nomination announcement Tu
Rep. Ed Murray, George Cheung sainted at Sisters' 9th Anniversary 'Beach Ball'
by Maggie Bloodstone

As of July 16, in the year of our lord 2005, there were two new stars in the firmament that is the Abbey of St. Joan's roster of extra-special people who have epitomized the creed and spirit of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence: human rights, love, compassion, freedom and fabulous footwear.

Rep. Ed Murray a
Standing room only crowd says, 'Keep Pride on Capitol Hill'
Community speakers demand public vote

Committee pledges second community feedback forum

- by Matt Nagle and Robert Raketty - SGN Managing Editor

A standingroom only crowd of about 75 people filled the large conference room at Lifelong AIDS Alliance on Sunday, July 17, eager to address the Seattle Pride Comm
Gregery Brown, 49, born and raised in Seattle and a very active member of the Gay community, has been missing since July 04, 2005. He became separated from his traveling companion at Lake Rachael Trail just past Snoqualmie Pass.

Kittitas County Search and Rescue performed a three day search and found no trace of him. Greg was being treate
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