April 21, 2006
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AIDS Memorial quilt to be displayed
West Olympic Council of the Arts to host showing at RainFest in Forks

Kitsap Pride Foundation has given their first grant in Clallam County to West Olympic Council of the Arts to host a display of the AIDS Memorial Quilt during RainFest, April 20 to April 23, 2006.

One hundred ninety-two panels of the AIDS Memorial Quilt will be displayed in Forks, Washington, April 20
Ed Murray and Sally Clark to speak at Center for LGBT Health grand opening in Seattle
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community celebrates health resource

SEATTLE, WA - Gay City Health Project and Verbena will host Grand Opening Celebration and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of new Center for LGBT Health at 511 E. Pike on Friday, April 21st, 2006 from 6-9pm.

"We're so excited to welcome the community into their new
LOVE ON DISPLAY: Gay parents and children participate in Annual White House Egg Roll
About 100 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) families participated in the Annual White House Egg Roll on April 17, in Washington, D.C. Wearing rainbow leis, the same-sex couples and their children made a visible statement about the unifying power of love to create a diversity of families. However, President George W. Bush and First Lady more
Governor Schwarzenegger signs legislation requiring that HIV infections be reported to health officials by name
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed SB 699, a new state law requiring that Californians who are HIV infected be reported to local and state public health authorities by name. This legislation brings the reporting of HIV infections in line with the reporting of AIDS diagnoses (which have been reportable by name since 1983) and more
Community HIV/AIDS Mobilization Project opposes AOL's proposed 'Email Tax'
AOL's pay-to-send proposal would hurt the free and open Internet, which has provided lifesaving information on preventing and treating HIV/AIDS, and demands an end to the blockage of coalition email by AOL.

The Community HIV/AIDS Mobilization Project (CHAMP) has joined an unlikely coalition of more than 600 organizations fighting bac
Black press steps up coverage of LGBT issues, GLAAD reports
"The increasing presence of vocal activists and allies challenges...assumptions and we see the results..." said Katina Parker, GLAAD's Media Manager for Communities of African Descent.

Historically, Black press outlets have provided limited coverage of LGBT issues outside of marriage equality, religion and the down low. In recent months,
Harvard ensures fairness with the addition of Transgender protections
"Harvard's step forward will ensure that its students and staff continue to represent some of the best this country has to offer," said Human Rights Campaign President Joe Solmonese.

Harvard University, the oldest institution of higher learning in the nation, announced April 11 that it would be adding gender identity to its non-discriminat
The elephant in the locker rooom - UNH professor examines homophobia in collegiate sports
DURHAM, NH - Teamwork. Leadership. Personal growth. Health and fitness. The benefits of team sports are well-known and plentiful. But some of the positive experiences of athletics are hidden in a deep, dark closet, says University of New Hampshire researcher Heather Barber, especially for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered (GLBT) athletes and more
Kentucky governor gives green light to discrimination on 'Diversity Day'
The governor's hypocrisy is outrageous and un-American,' said Human Rights Campaign President Joe Solmonese.

Kentucky's Republican Gov. Ernie Fletcher issued an executive order repealing anti-discrimination protections against Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender state employees as he celebrated "Diversity Day" in the state.

Methodist clergy insists on inclusion of LGBT community - Letter from 75 Methodist clergy sent to Methodist Church
CHICAGO, IL -In an unprecedented move and at great personal risk 75 United Methodist Church (UMC) Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender (LGBT) clergy issued a letter to UMC church leaders seeking full inclusion in the life of the church and outlining their deep fear of coming out of the closet because, like Beth Stroud, they will be stripped of their or more
School board decides to deny North Carolina students right to form GSA
"As educators and school board officials they are obligated to protect all students," said GLSEN Executive Director Kevin Jennings.

GLSEN, or the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network, expressed their grave concern over Rowan Salisbury School Board's recent decision to prevent the formation of a Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) at South Row
OPINION - Moscow, Idaho citizens mobilize against anti-Gay amendment
by Joan Opyr - Special to the SGN

It's April the 15th. On this day, Gay and Lesbian citizens across Idaho are obliged to pay some percentage of our collective earned income to our state government. Our money will help to keep our highways safe, our schools up and running, our farmers farming, our ranchers ranching, and our state legislat
Phoenix Gay Pride is hot, and then some
by Albert Rodriguez - SGN A&E Writer

I couldn't find one great cup of coffee in Phoenix, but I did find the city's Gay Pride festivities to be as surprisingly colorful and fun-filled as a plump piƱata at a birthday bash. Sun-drenched queens, in short shorts, tank tops and flip-flops, aligned themselves on Th
Seattle Commission for Sexual Minorities seeks new members
Mayor Greg Nickels is seeking candidates for two positions on the Seattle Commission for Sexual Minorities. These members will be appointed by the mayor and confirmed by the city council to serve the remainder of an unexpired two-year term. Members serve without compensation and must reside in Seattle.

The commission advises the mayor and
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
Speed racer: Olympic skeleton star Courtney Yamada
by Jim Provenzano - SGN A&E Writer

The Winter Olympics in Torino, Italy, may be over, but for many athletes, almost making it that far serves as an inspiration to strive even harder. Courtney Yamada is one such athlete.

Selected as an alternate on the U.S. Olympic skeleton team, Yamada, 25, and teammate Noelle Pikus-Pace narrowl

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