January 27, 2006
Volume 34
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Capitol rally for the Anderson-Murray Civil Rights Bill draws 2,000
"A dream started 29 years ago is about to realized in the state of Washington," said Gov. Christine Gregoire on Monday.

by Robert Raketty - SGN Staff Writer

Nearly 2,000 supporters of the Anderson-Murray Civil Rights Bill (HB 2661), which would outlaw discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, filled the steps of the Capitol in Olympia in hopes
Anderson-Murray LGBT Civil Rights Bill passes Senate 25-23

As we go to press the SGN has learned that theWashington State LGBT Civil Rights Bill has passed.
Congratulations to everyone on this 30 year fight! Complete coverage next week.

Anderson-Murray Civil Rights Bill likely to pass on Friday

Senate committee s
Harsh truths of male love on the range
Man looses it all due to legal technicality in partner's will

by Jessie Torrisi - Columbia News Service

On the face of it, Sam Beaumont, 61, with his cowboy hat, deep-throated chuckle and Northwestern drawl, is not so different from the ranch hands in Ang Lee's critically acclaimed film "Brokeback Mountain," which opened this
by George Bakan and Rick McKinnon

This morning, The Seattle City Council, acting as a committee of the whole, nominated and voted for Sally Clark to fill the vacant council position caused by the recent resignation of Jim Compton.

Sally Clark is well-known in Seattle as an activist Lesbian through her work as former assista
Jack Abramoff and the anti-Gay agenda
by Doug Ireland

A critical aspect of the corruption and bribery mega-scandal swirling around conservative lobbyist Jack Abramoff and shaking Capitol Hill-which hasn't gotten much mass media attention-is how so much dough from slush funds that he controlled went to leading homophobes from the religious right.

Abramoff did more than
SGN chats with a member Radical Women's Melbourne chapter and Melbourne Freedom Socialist Party as passage of a Gay rights bill in Olympia nears
"We're still under the British system of government, so, we can't change our legislation or force change by our leaders as easily as you in the United States can," said Alison Thorne.

by Rajkhet Dirzhud-Rashid - SGN Staff Writer

When I met Alison Thorne, member of both the Melbourne chapter of Radical women and the Freedom Socia
D.C. City Council seeks to expand equal protections for domestic partners
The Council passes the Domestic Partnership Equality Act of 2005 and the Health Care Benefits Expansion Amendment Act this week

WASHINGTON - Human Rights Campaign President Joe Solmonese made the following statement after the District of Columbia City Council passed measures expanding benefits for registered domestic partners.

Trial on antiretroviral drug conservation strategy halted after findings show increased instances of AIDS, death
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases on Wednesday announced it ended enrollment in a clinical trial comparing daily antiretroviral therapy with a drug-conservation strategy, which involves taking medication intermittently, after findings showed the conservation strategy increased HIV-positive patients' risk of developing AIDS o more
Once-a-day pill for treating HIV developed, say drug companies
Study shows pill more effective than standard regimen

Gilead and Bristol-Myers Squibb say they jointly have developed a regimen for treating HIV that is effective in suppressing HIV viral loads with few side effects and could lead to the development of a one-pill, once-a-day treatment regimen, according to a study published on Thursday
National HIV/AIDS youth conference to kick off next month
Event features national meeting of 100-plus HIV-positive youth leaders

PHILADELPHIA - The National Association of People with AIDS (NAPWA-US) will launch its 13th annual Ryan White National Youth Conference on HIV and AIDS in Philadelphia on February 18 with more than 500 participants worldwide slated to attend. AIDS activist Hydeia Broa
Gay & Lesbian National Hotline establishes GLBT National Help Center and launches youth hotline
The Gay & Lesbian National Hotline, the nation's largest GLBT hotline, announces a major expansion of its services to the community with the establishment of the GLBT National Help Center ( to coincide with a request to also assume responsibility for the GLBT National Youth Talkline.

The GLBT National Help Ce
Beat winter blues with garden inspired d├ęcor
Even the most dedicated snow-lovers can find themselves suffering winter blues when the sun disappears for days, and that long gap between New Year's and spring stretches out before them.

If you're an avid gardener, or just a nature lover, you can find yourself missing the sights, sounds and scents of your backyard garden. One of the best

After Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in 1968, some of the younger Black generation became Muslims or joined the Black Panthers. Street Gangs became a major problem in all of the 'hoods.' Gang activity became one of the lowest of lows that a young Black man could do. The irony was that gangs were terrorizing their own neighborhoods inst more
U.S. rejects application of two Gay rights groups seeking recognition by the United Nations
US joins with Iran, Cuba, Sudan and Zimbabwe to discriminate against Gays

The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force denounced the United States' vote against two Gay rights organizations' applications to join the United Nations Economic and Social Council. The United States joined the repressive, anti-Gay regimes of Iran, Zimbabwe, China,
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force receives largest known award for LGBT advocacy
Arcus Foundation sees urgent need to increase LGBT advocacy and coalition building at state and local level

The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Foundation announced that it has been awarded a combined gift of $3 million over three years from the Arcus Foundation and its founder and president, Jon Stryker, to support its natio
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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