April 14, 2006
Volume 34
Issue 15
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Center for LGBT Health to hold grand opening
Gay City Health Project and Verbena Health to host Grand Opening Celebration and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of new Center for LGBT Health at 511 E. Pike on Friday, April 21st, 2006.

The Seattle community is invited to join Gay City and Verbena to celebrate a new milestone in LGBT Health services. After more than a year of planning, filing, sweat and plenty of dust, the Center for L
ACLU fights for highly decorated Lesbian major in Air Force
Discharge proceedings begun despite critical shortage of flight nurses

The American Civil Liberties Union of Washington [on Wednesday] filed a lawsuit in United States District Court for the Western District of Washington challenging the discharge of a much-decorated major and flight nurse in the U.S. Air Force Reserves on grounds that she
Lambert House: The anatomy of a recovery
by the Lambert House - Board of Directors - Special to the SGN

[Editor's Note: The following report to the community has been written by the board of Lambert House. No SGN editorial staff contributed to the report in any way.]

In October 2003, when Ken Shulman took over the reins at Lambert House, a
Washington Won't Discriminate names its executive committee members
picture above - Marsha Botzer

Impressive list includes lawyers, activists and the political savy

by SGN Staff

Washington Won't Discriminate, a statewide coalition seeking to retain Washington's new law banning discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, announced its initial executive committee memb
by Brie Gyncild

People sometimes say there are two Washingtons - one on each side of the mountains. But at Equal Rights Washington, we recognize that there are many more communities, with subtle and important cultural differences. Statewide decisions are made by individual voters and the people they've chosen to represent them in Olympia.
SEATTLE GAY HISTORY: The police pay off system ca. 1970
by Don Paulson - SGN Contributing Writer

PART 2:The police pay off system was a constant irritation to the Gay bar owners who had to pay to continue in business. Their heroic complaints to the police department and to the F.B.I. began to bring the historic system down and the trials began.

Bill Parkin was one bar owner who had
The Task Force's Policy Institute publishes report exposing Republican Party's cynical attempt to win black votes
Study shows 'moral values' appeal based on homophobia rather than dedication to priorities of the African-American community

The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Policy Institute today released a report that exposes the dishonesty of attempts by leaders of the Republican Party to lure black voters based on 'moral values,' and spotlights
COMMENTARY - At one point, five blocks long, a march that has long been coming begins a new direction for The Left, from the ground up
by Rajkhet Dirzhud-Rashid - SGN Staff Writer

Once I arrived at last Monday's immigrant rights march, which had been organized only days before by local and national Latino organizers, I knew that something wonderful was happening. That a grassroots movement of working class and lower class people have orchestrated what will undoubtedly
Senate immigration bill removes added burden on same-sex couples sought by House
Congress asked to push forward on fair policies for same-sex couples

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday passed a guest worker program granting an estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants a path to U.S. citizenship. While binational same-sex couples will continue to face discrimination under the Senate-proposed
Massachusetts high court bars out-of-state Gay couples from marriage
Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) called today's decision by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court in Cote-Whitacre et al v. Department of Public Health a "disappointment."

The court determined that if the law in the couple's home state is silent on the issue of same sex couples marrying, then the issue will go to state Super
Multifaith: A unique concert for a unique organization
by Phyllis Franklin - Special to the SGN

In April of 2003, I responded to an ad and found myself in a life-changing two weekend-long training to be a volunteer with Shanti, a program of Multifaith Works. Shanti volunteers work in a one-on-one relationship with people who are affected by life-threatening illness
A PFLAG tribute to Bob Hill
by Terry Rhines - Special to the SGN

On Sunday, April 2, the Washington State PFLAG family lost one of its own with the death of Bob Hill. Most of you reading this will not have known Bob. He and his wife, Jeaneane, were past co-presidents of the Bellevue chapter of PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) for four ye
Jim Arnold (1936 - 2006)

Friend, and caretaker Evan Nicholas said of Jim Arnold, who co-founded the SGN in the early seventies with Jim Tully, that he died the way he lived, after a busy day of doing things that he loved.

Arnold moved to Seattle in the late 60's. He was involved with Stonewall Recovery Services (then on O
The Saga Continues - The rejection of acceptance!
In the world of network and print media it's subliminal messages embedded into the words that make the copy on the pages of newspapers. The nightly news is a precise reading of the news from the teleprompter by the news anchor with their head tilted just right. Mr. And Mrs. John Q. Duped tune in for their daily mind control - complete with brain w more
Justice Scalia makes anti-Gay remarks to law students in Switzerland
'Justice Scalia stubbornly refuses to see that all Americans have a right to liberty and privacy under the law,' said HRC President Joe Solmonese.

Human Rights Campaign President Joe Solmonese made the following statement regarding comments Justice Antonin Scalia made recently at a Swiss law school claiming there is no constitutional right
Results of largest nationwide survey of Gay community on workplace issues released
Survey respondents cite Gay-friendly nondiscrimination policies as 'critical' factor when deciding where to work

Lambda Legal announced the results of a wide-ranging workplace fairness survey of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender community conducted with Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP.

"The results of this survey a

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