March 3, 2006
Volume 34
Issue 09
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Section One

Mardi Gras is smaller but spirited in Gay New Orleans
by Rex Wockner - SGN Contributing Writer

NEW ORLEANS - It was a much smaller Mardi Gras in the Gay area of the French Quarter this year but spirits were clearly high and some people said they preferred not being crushed by the crowds.

"I'd say it's about a third as many people, but we only have 25 percent of our hotel rooms," said New Orleanian Volney Hill. "Also, mos
2006 NW PFLAG Regional Conference comes to Portland next month
by Terry Rhines - Co-Chair for Washington, NW PFLAG Conference

The Northwest Region of PFLAG (Parents, Families, Friends of Lesbians And Gays), consisting of chapters from Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington, will hold a regional conference April 21-23, 2006 at the DoubleTree Hotel in Portland, Oregon.

The conference
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Dame Elizabeth Taylor gives mobile medical treatment center for HIV/AIDS to New Orleans
Dame Elizabeth Taylor, founding chairman of AMFAR and The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation (ETAF,) turns 74 next Monday (Feb. 27) and is giving herself a major present to celebrate the event. The actress, humanitarian and jewelry and perfume designer/mogul, has purchased a Mobil Medical Unit.. what has been described as a small, traveling state-o more
Washington Won't Discriminate challenges ballot title in court
"It is important that the ballot title be specific and clear about what the amendments to the state's antidiscrimination law...include and do not include," said Anne Levinson, Chair of Washington Won't Discriminate.

by Robert Raketty - SGN Staff Writer

A Thurston County Superior Court judge will hear a ballot title challenge f
Oxymoron: Academic Freedom at Notre Dame?
by Malcolm Lazin - Executive Director, Equality Forum

I am the Executive Producer of Saint of 9/11, a documentary about Father Mychal Judge, Chaplain, FDNY. Saint of 9/11 will have its world premiere at the 2006 Tribeca Film Festival. Father Judge was a Gay priest.

Saint of 9/11 was to be screened at the Notre Dame Gay and Lesb
What can you do to support Washington state's new law banning discrimination against gays in housing, employment and insurance?
ACLU files federal lawsuit for illegally blocking Gay-Straight Alliance
ATLANTA, GA - The American Civil Liberties Union today filed a lawsuit in federal court against officials at White County High School in Cleveland, Georgia for illegally banning a Gay-straight alliance club (GSA).

"I've been assaulted at school twice and called names more times than I can remember, and I know Gay students who have had
AIDS flatlines again in Bush budget plan
Kai Wright, Black AIDS Insitute

A host of domestic AIDS programs would be cut or kept at level funding for the sixth year in a row under a fiscal year 2007 budget proposal that the White House submitted to Congress earlier this month.

President Bush's Feb. 6 budget plan would increase overall domestic AIDS spending by $188 millio
While we've been waiting. . .
by Brie Gyncild - ERW Board Co-chair

Amidst the excitement of renegade weddings in spring 2004, same-sex couples in Washington pushed for access to marriage, too. King County Executive Ron Sims invited a lawsuit, filed in March 2004. That lawsuit was followed by one in Thurston County, representing couples fro

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