Aug 19, 2005
Volume 33
Issue 33

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Section One

Local Lutherans return from national gathering with mixed bag of news for GLBT parishioners
by Robert Raketty - SGN Staff Writer

A church-wide assembly of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America gathered in Orlando August 8-14, and the result proved to be a mixed bag for local Lutherans working on full inclusion for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people in the life of the church. Although delegates rejected looser rules on ordaining LGBT clergy, they also
An Open Letter to Black Gay and Bisexual Men - Nearly half of us may already be infected. Who gives a damn?
Fifty-one Black Gay and Bisexual leaders - from activists to businesspersons to celebrities, entertainers and artists - write to urge their brothers to take action to save their own lives. - by The Black AIDS Institute A CALL TO ACTION

In June, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a study showing a
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National Gay & Lesbian Task Force eyes Washington as key battle ground state
"Washington State is clearly going to be a key battle ground state in the coming years; a place where we really do believe that our community can make and sustain progress - on the marriage equality front and the non-discrimination front," said Task Force Executive Director Matt Foreman.

by Robert Raketty - SGN Staff Writer

Seattle mayor welcomes Gay chambers of commerce from across Western U.S.
Mayor Greg Nickels will welcome Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) business chamber representatives Friday morning, August 19, from 9:15 to 9:45 a.m. at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in downtown Seattle.

The mayor's welcome will be a kick-off for a conference the Greater Seattle Business Association (GSBA) is hosting at the hotel throu
Act Now to Stop War and End Racism! Sept. 24 anti-war demonstrations being planned in Seattle, Washington D.C., LA and S
Submitted by Jane Cutter - Act Now to Stop War and End Racism, Seattle

On Sept. 24, there will be a mass anti-war demonstration in Seattle, assembling at 12:00 noon in Westlake Plaza for a rally and march. This peaceful demonstration for people of all ages and communities has been initiated by the ANSWER (Act Now to Stop
CA court rules anti-Gay initiative must be portrayed truthfully
SACRAMENTO - A California court yesterday handed the proponents of an anti-Gay initiative a stunning defeat with its ruling upholding the language used by the California Attorney General to officially describe the proposed initiative. Proponents of the so-called "Voters' Right to Protect Marriage Initiative" attempted to portray the measure as a pr more
Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister calls on new Iranian gov't to break with past offenses
Foreign Affairs Minister Pierre Pettigrew this week expressed concern over Iran's human rights situation and its intention to resume uranium conversion at its facility in Isfahan as the country's new president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, assumes office:

"As Mr. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad assumes the office of President of the Islamic Republic of Iran a
Why civil unions aren't enough
Arguments for marriage equality frequently cite more than a thousand rights and responsibilities the law grants to married couples. And, certainly, gaining access to those rights and responsibilities is important for couples who want to have their relationships legally recognized. But those lists of rights, no matter how touching - the right to vis more
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