January 6, 2006
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Top Cherokee court upholds first Gay marriage
Tribal council members lack standing to challenge couple's marriage, the court ruled

TAHLEQUAH, OK - In a ruling issued on December 22, 2005, the Judicial Appeals Tribunal of the Cherokee Nation, the highest Cherokee court, rejected an attempt by several tribal council members to invalidate the marriage of Cherokee citizens Kathy Reynolds and Dawn McKinley, who are represente
Equal Rights Washington ready for battle over Anderson-Murray Civil Rights Bill; marriage equality
"It's going to be an important year this year. It's important for everyone to be able to look back and say that they were a part of it," said ERW's Executive Director Fran Dunaway.

by Lauren Waddell - SGN Contributing Writer

Equal Rights Washington (ERW), a statewide Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender political advocacy o
Northwest Bears' Christmas Family Project spreads holiday cheer
by Dan Lee - Special to the SGN

How would you like to have $2,400 available for a Christmas shopping spree? Northwest Bears raised that amount from their members and friends for their Christmas Family Project to help make Christmas a little more cheerful for a needy family. The family was selected through Rise 'n S
Eastside Legislator to be challenged by a fair-minded candidate
Eric Oemig pledges support of Anderson-Murray Civil Rights Bill; opposes Constitutional amendment to ban marriage equality

by Cat Rambo - SGN Contributing Writer

Republican State Sen. Bill Finkbeiner, who voted to defeat the Anderson-Murray Civil Rights Bill last year, could face a tough reelection challenge from a 38-year-old
About sixty miles south of Seattle, 148 people make decisions that affect us all. In their hands, once again, is the anti-discrimination bill that was first introduced in the Washington State Legislature 30 years ago.

You probably know about our narrow defeat last year, just one vote shy of winning in the Senate. It was the first time th
European Union: Sport Crosses Borders at the EuroGames
by Jim Provenzano - SGN Contributing Writer

Kostas Tatsis and his partner, George Papas, live in Athens, the birthplace of the Olympics. At the 2004 Athens Games, they saw many sports events and celebrations, including the finish of the marathon race in Panathinaiko Stadium, where the first modern Olympic Games took place in 1896.
Three Gay Legislators ascend to leadership positions this week
"These outstanding officials are a testament to the skill and talent that the LGBT community offers in the public arena," said Chuck Wolfe, president and CEO of the Victory Fund.

In what the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund considers an indicator of the skill and passion that hardworking LGBT officials bring to the public sector, three openly Ga
IGLTA Partners with Gay Games Chicago 2006
The International Gay/Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA) and the Gay Games VII, Chicago 2006, have entered into a partnership to promote and market their respective organizations between each association's constituencies.

As part of the agreement, the Chicago Games and IGLTA will exchange reciprocal membership in each and promote their upc
Compiled by Robert Raketty - SGN Staff Writer


The Washington State Stonewall Democrats invites all interested community members to join them at the Spokane Rainbow Regional Community Center (508 West Second Ave, Spokane) for a meet-and-greet and organizing event on
TERRI LAQUA (1948 - 2005)
Terri Laqua fought a short but courageous battle with pancreatic cancer before passing away at home on November 20, 2005. Born in Seattle, WA, on June 12, 1948, she lived a full life.

Terri loved gardening, her grandchildren and driving a school bus . She drove for the Bellevue School District for 21 years and touched many lives.
Seattle PFLAG January meeting to discuss depictions of Gays in popular media
"LGBT Relationships As Depicted in the Current Popular Media: Is Progress Being Made" will be the theme of the Seattle Chapter of PFLAG's January monthly Support Meeting. The movie Brokeback Mountain is grabbing newspaper headlines and awards; Suzanne Brockmann's 2005 novel Hot Target has been a New York Times best-seller, new TV shows are scripti more
Come in out of the dark this winter
Ever feel uncomfortable entering a dark, empty house? Chances are you have, whether in the pit of your stomach or somewhere in the back of your mind. So then why is it that you don't feel uncomfortable when entering a well lit home?

A well lit home gives the illusion that it is occupied and helps to keep potential thieves away. In fact, tr
Russian Gays hopeful that change is on the horizon
The Russian Gay and lesbian community are convinced that 2006 will be a watershed year.

Some have said that the projected Moscow Pride - the first-ever in the city - is doomed to failure. Russia, they say, is just not ready for a "Pride" event, let alone the accompanying "cultural" festival.

What the handful of negative soothsaye
SEATTLE'S GAY HISTORY: Poor little rich boy visits Seattle, ca. 1959
by Don Paulson - SGN Contributing Writer

No doubt the most famous and notoriously Gay New York archetypal playboy of the 20th century was Jimmy Donahue, grandson of Frank Woolworth, chain Store millionaire. Seattle Gays would have been stunned if they knew of his full, super-indulgent, controversial and unapologetic lifestyle.

Thelma Houston to rock the Teatro Zinzanni Tent
Seattle native Christine Deaver returns as chef

When she first appeared in the Teatro ZinZanni cast, singing her famous rendition of disco-era classic "Don't Leave Me This Way," Thelma Houston had the audience dancing on their chairs. On January 26, Houston returns to the antique spiegeltent in the role of Madame ZinZanni. Seattle native C
Earth' coming to Palm Springs
Largest Lesbian gathering in the world celebrates its 16th year

PALM SPRINGS, CA - It's the largest Lesbian gathering in the world, and this year, March 29 - April 3, 2006, The Girl Bar Dinah Shore Weekend presents its most exciting, elegant, and freshest line up ever! Now all the excitement is centralized in the beautiful downtown desert

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