January 13, 2006
Volume 34
Issue 02
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Section One

Over 70 substantive programs, parties and special events to be held at the Equality Forum in May
Equality Forum will premiere Saint of 9/11, a feature-length film about the life of FDNY Chaplain Father Mychal Judge

Equality Forum, a national and international GLBT civil rights organization, will present the nation's largest annual GLBT civil rights forum from May 1 to 7, 2006, in Philadelphia with over 70 substantive programs, parties and special events.

SGN interviews former Senate Republican leader Bill Finkbeiner
Eastside legislator to back antidiscrimination bill

by Robert Raketty - SGN Staff Writer

Sen. Bill Finkbeiner (R-Kirkland) announced his support for the Anderson-Murray Civil Rights Bill this week. The Eastside legislator had twice voted for the bill when he was a Democrat in the House, but voted against the measure last year
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Several Gay applicants seek vacant Seattle City Council seat
New city councilmember to be selected by January 27th

The Seattle City Council heard from nearly a hundred applicants on Thursday, who sought to fill former City Councilmember Jim Compton's vacant position. Among them, where several openly Gay applicants.

The council hopes to pick 12 semifinalists by Tuesday. On January 23rd, the
Supreme Court: Alito's confirmation hearing begins
Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund and other national Gay organizations oppose Alito's confirmation

by Lisa Keen - SGN Contributing Writer

On the surface, the looming concerns of this week's confirmation hearing for Judge Samuel Alito Jr. to the U.S. Supreme Court have been abortion and domestic spying. But while Gay spe
Gay rights groups in India protest arrest of Gay and Bisexual men
Antiquated Laws Hinder Prevention International, human rights groups, and Gay rights advocates in India on Thursday called on the government to repeal its laws criminalizing homosexuality and release four men who were arrested last week for allegedly running an online Gay club in Lucknow in the northern province of Uttar Pradesh, Reuters reports. more
Religious and civil rights groups join battle for marriage equality
NAACP, Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, California Council of Churches, Asian Pacific American Legal Center, and National Black Justice Coalition are mmong groups filing briefs in landmark California Court of Appeals case

In eight amicus briefs filed Monday with the California Court of Appeal, more than more than 250
Conference on the art of mentoring to be held at the Seattle Center
Guiding Lights Weekend is a one-of-a-kind event, say organizers

Are you a mentor? Are you searching for a mentor? Seattle Center is teaming up with Eric Liu, author of "Guiding Lights: The People Who Lead Us Toward Our Purpose in Life," to host the first-ever Guiding Lights Weekend (January 21, 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. & January 22, Noon -
Compiled by Robert Raketty - SGN Staff Writer


The following events were called to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 16, 2006 and in the preceding few days:

MLK Teen March: On Saturday, Jan. 14, noon to 4 p.m., Seattle Parks and Recreation's Teen Programs is hosti

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