January 20, 2006
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Thousands march in inclement weather to honor Dr. King's dream last week
by Rajkhet Dirzhud-Rashid - SGN Staff Writer

Thousands braved the deluge of rain that befell Seattle last Monday for the annual Dr. Martin Luther King march and rally. Speakers addressed the crowd who filled the Garfield High School gymnasium and, later, joined 500 others who marched in the rain with signs proclaiming 'no money for oil', 'poverty, racism, Iraq, Katrina, war,
Verbena to benefit from Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation grant
Puget Sound Komen affiliate awarded more than $1.2 Million to 22 local breast cancer programs in Western Washington

The Puget Sound Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation announced that it awarded $1,260,510 to 22 Western Washington breast health programs working to advance breast health services for Western Washington re
Seattle City Council finalists interview with the SGN
New city councilmember to be selected by January 27th

by SGN Staff

The Seattle City Council narrowed the applicants from nearly 100 to 14 on Tuesday. Among them the finalists were Sally Clark, Lifelong AIDS Alliance's Director of Community Resources and former SGN Editor - the only openly Gay candidate on the short list.
Anderson-Murray Civil Rights Bill likely to pass the House on Friday
House hearing draws emotional testimony from both sides

The Anderson-Murray Civil Rights Bill (HB 2661) is expected to pass out of the Washington State House of Representatives today, after heated floor debate between Republicans, who largely oppose the measure, and Democrats, who widely support it.

The bill, which as languished i
ACLU's Annual Membership Conference to explore what it means to be both safe and free
Renowned security expert and author Bruce Schneier and former Seattle Chief of Police Norm Stamper among the presenters

Do measures that trade off liberty for security actually work? Can we move beyond fear to find sensible solutions in an uncertain time? This year's American Civil Liberties Union of Washington Annual Membership Conference
Diversity in Aging Coalition being formed
SAGE is the first Gay organizaiton at White House aging conference

SAGE, Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders, made history by being the first GLBT organization represented at the White House Conference on Aging. The Conference, which took place December 11- 14, happens every 10 years and brings together delegates from across the country to
by Brie Gyncild - ERW Board Co-Chair

The Washington State Legislature opened its 2006 session last week, on January 9, and the media has been abuzz about the anti-discrimination bill ever since. We knew the bill would get attention, following the dramatic Senate vote last year and national coverage of the controversy. But the bill gained
SEATTLE'S GAY HISTORY: Sex tunnels in Volunteer Park
by Don Paulson - SGN Contributing Writer

In the 1950s I checked out the "sex tunnels the homosexuals built" in Seattle's Volunteer Park, "where the boys park and the girls volunteer,' to cite an old high school joke. The tunnels were a perfect environment for a small faction of the Gay community who like to walk on the wild side
Compiled by Robert Raketty - SGN Staff Writer


The University of Washington School of Social Work is conducting a ground-breaking Native-run study of Lesbian, Gay, Besexual and Transgender Two-Spirit American Indians and Alaska Natives. Participants will receive $65 fo
RANDY NISSEN (1950 - 2006)
Randy Nissen lost his courageous battle with prostate cancer on January 3, 2006. Randy was born on February 13, 1950 and lived in the Seattle area most of his life. Randy will be greatly missed by his family and his friends in Seattle.

Two celebrations of Randy's life were held, one at Changes in Wallingford on Sunday, January 15, and, the
by Rev. Monica Corsaro - Special to the SGN

As a campus minister at the University of Washington, I counsel many people who are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgendered (LGBT). More and more often, they come to me not because they are confused by their own sexual orientation or gender identity, but because they are confounded by how to de
Who was Edna St. Vincent Millay?
Regarded as one of America's best lyrical poets, in her day Edna St. Vincent Millay was equally celebrated - and disparaged - for her bohemian, Bisexual lifestyle.

Millay (called Vincent by family and friends) was born February 22, 1892, in Rockland, Maine, and grew up in Camden, a nearby mill town. Among the poorest families in town, Edna
For months, industry experts have kept a close barometer on the fashion world, trade shows and other key indicators to help forecast home decor trends for the coming year. And the weather report is in. Within a prevailing climate of personalization, the outlook is both spirited and sassy, serene and stylish.

The color palette will truly be
Military legal defense organization seeks information on reports of government spying on Gay groups
Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN) filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request on behalf of itself and thirteen other Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender organizations, seeking information related to the Pentagon's domestic spy program. In December, news outlets reported that Pentagon officials had been spying on what they called more
Stonewall Democrats criticize GOP anti-Gay ballot scheme
Florida Republican Party donates $150,000 to anti-Gay activists

The National Stonewall Democrats heavily criticized the Florida Republican Party for bankrolling an anti-Gay organization seeking to place an amendment to bar marriage recognition for same-sex couples on a November 2006 statewide ballot. According to an investigative report
New Orleans: Finally 'Brokebacked'
Brokeback Mountain finally made it to the multiplex here in very messed-up New Orleans. (The non-multiplex cinemas didn't survive Katrina and the floods.)

We had to drive into the suburban hell of Harahan, La., to, at long last, commune with the cowboys. The AMC megaplex was showing the film at 7:15 p.m. on two screens. The huge theater cl

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