February 17, 2006
Volume 34
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Section One - ALL STORIES

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
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
What you can do to support equality
by Lee Frankl - ERW Associate Director

Equal Rights Washington is in a significant growth phase. As we come off the excitement of Equality Day last month and the historic passage of an anti-discrimination law in our state, we're gearing up to help lead the effort to protect this law from any initiative or referendum attempt. At the same
Gay buying power projected at $641 Billion in 2006
"...[I]t is no longer prudent for a leading corporation to ignore the buying power of the Gay market," said Wesley Combs, President of Witeck-Combs Communications.

The total buying power of the U.S. Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) adult population in 2006 is projected to be $641 billion, according to the latest analysis by Wi
Battle for marriage equality is about families and individual rights, says the Northwest Women's Law Center's Lisa Stone
'...[O]ur state constitution guarantees equality, fundamental rights and equal treatment, and the court's unique function is to ensure those rights are meaningful for all Washingtonians.'

[Editor's Note: The Executive Director of the Northwest Women's Law Center, Lisa Stone, delivered the following speech on February 15 at a ma
Lawsuit seeking marriage equality headed to New York high court
Lambda appeals a December ruling of the Appellate Division that limiting marriage to people of different sexes is not unconstitutional

NEW YORK, NY - Lambda Legal filed its opening brief in the New York Court of Appeals today appealing the December 2005 ruling of the Appellate Division, First Department that limiting marriage to people of
New Jersey Supreme Court hears oral arguments in marriage equality case
'We've been waiting 34 years to get married.'

The New Jersey Supreme Court heard arguments this morning in Lambda Legal's case seeking marriage for same-sex couples in that state.

"The families we serve have finally had their day in the state's highest court, and if we win these families will be stronger for it," said David Buck
Northwest News
Compiled by Robert Raketty - SGN Staff Writer


Lambert house will be sponsoring its 9th Annual Snowflake Ball at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, February 17th, at the Richard Hugo House on 1634 11th Ave. on Capitol Hill in Seattle. The Dance is $3.00 for under 22 years and $10.00 for everyone else. Th

"When I'm throwing a party it's very important that a lot of 27-year-old Latin men come, preferably shirtless."

-Queer Eye for the Straight Guy food guy Ted Allen to San Diego's Gay & Lesbian Times, Jan. 26.

"Many Americans, especially parents, still have deep concerns about the direction of our culture, and the
by Don Paulson - SGN Contributing Writer

Some believe the biblical Judas was set up - he only did what Jesus wanted him to do, lest he become just another religious zealot who died tragically. But betrayal is betrayal. The old sad story continues for those who would betray a Gay brother or sister for their own gain.

Stephan Blai

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