February 17, 2006
Volume 34
Issue 07
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Section One

ACLU of Washington

[Editor's Note: In Their Own Words is a new column, where individuals and community organizations will tell the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community what they will do to defeat Tim Eyman's anti-Gay referendum and initiative.]

The American Civil Liberties Union of Washington celebrated the passage of House Bill 2661, which banned discrimina
The house that love built
700 heart shaped ballons adorn building on Valentines Day

by Robert Raketty - SGN Staff Writer

Bailey-Boushay House, a skilled nursing facility for people living with HIV/AIDS, continued its annual Valentines Day tradition of decorating its building on East Madison Street in Seattle with red balloons. This year, the u
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King County Exec. Ron Sims to debate Rev. Ken Hutcherson on Gay rights
Town Hall event to be held Thursday, March 2

Gay Rights Debate

Thursday, March 2 at 7:30pm

$5, tickets at door only

The recent passage of the Gay rights bill in the state legislature has provoked a debate within the African American community about whether Gay rights are kin to the African-American civil
Bellevue marriage equality forum draws hundreds
Distinguished panel offered diversity of opinions

by Sarah Luthens - Special to the SGN

Over 200 people packed the Bellevue First United Methodist Church on Wednesday, February 15th, for a marriage equality forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters, the American Constitution Society - Puget Sound Lawyers Chapter, the King
AIDS Quilt on display at Langston Hughes Arts Center
In honor of National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, nine panels of the AIDS Memorial Quilt will be on display at the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center along with a collection of visual art pieces created within the local community relating to issues associated with HIV/AIDS. The opening reception is on Friday, March 17th at 7:00 - 9:0 more
Nominations sought for 2nd Annual Gay-Straight Alliance Banquet and Awards Ceremony
Awards to recognize GSA's, GSA leaders and educators who seek to promote tolerance and end homophobia in Washington State schools

Nominations for the second annual Washington State Gay-Straight Alliance Banquet and Awards Ceremony, are being sought. Eight awards are given each year to GSA's, GSA leaders and educators in recognition of the
Orgullo en Acción's announce first Chicago Latino LGBT Leadership Summit
Orgullo en Acción, Inc. is pleased to announce the first Chicago Latino LGBT Leadership Summit. It is planned for Saturday March 11, 2006, 10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at Humboldt Park Vocational Center (1645 N. California, Chicago).

Free parking available on premises. Lunch provided by Enrique Cortes - Rique's Regional Mexican Food. Following
'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' policy costs taxpayers an estimated $363.8 million
Center for the Study of Sexual Minorities in the Military (CSSMM) at UC-Santa Barbara includes costs of enlisted recruiting and training, officer training and separation travel

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A new Blue Ribbon Commission of military experts today estimated the total cost of implementing the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" law to be

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