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Section One - ALL STORIES

St. Marks vandalized with anti-Gay, racial remarks
"The people who know about it have responded with sadness and horror," said the Very Reverend Robert Taylor.

by Robert Raketty - SGN Staff Writer

Hate is something the Very Reverend Robert Taylor understands all too well. He grew up under apartheid in South Africa. However, his parishioners at Saint Marks Cathedral, which is located in Seattle's largely progressive
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THIRD ANNUAL FRUIT BOWL AWARDS A SUCCESS
As Guest of Honor Grethe Cammermeyer put it, "We cannot get too comfortable where we are as LGBT communities. We must keep working for equality and acceptance - and we must focus on what The Community Center means to Seattle." Building community one person, one organization, one event, and one life-changed at a time is our mission.

With o
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State likely to benefit financially if same-sex couples wed, study finds
$5.7 million to be gained annually from state's wedded couples

by Robert Raketty - SGN Staff Writer

A new study released Thursday from a think tank at the UCLA School of Law, says that Washington State can expect to gain $3.9 million to $5.7 million annually by allowing same-sex couples to wed.

The study predicts tha
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City of Boise Protects All - Huge Victory for Equality in Boise
by Raven Usher - Managing Editor - Diversity Newsmagazine

While Idaho citizens face a ballot on the Nov 2006 election that threatens to write prejudice and discrimination into the Idaho state constitution, civic leaders in Boise took a bold step towards human rights and equality.

On April 26 the Boise City Council, led by Coun
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Diginity/Seattle to hold 18th Annual Pride Breakfast
On Saturday morning, June 24th, the day before the Pride Parade, Dignity/Seattle (GLBT Catholics) will sponsor its 18th Annual Pride Week Breakfast from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon, at Central Lutheran Church, 1710-11th Ave at Howell, just east of the new Cal Anderson Park.

Breakfast is $5, for all-you-can-eat pancakes, eggs, sausage, fruit,
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'Mr. Tim Eyman, you have made my day.'
By Rev. Monica Corsaro - Special to the SGN

Never thought I would ever say this but, Mr. Tim Eyman, you have made my day.

I cannot hold back my delight and giddiness. For this is "the day after" for all of us. We heard that Mr. Tim Eyman did not get the signatures he needed to try to get the law, which so many of us worked to
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Idaho Votes No Campaign has launched
by Andrea Shipley

An amendment which would limit legal recognition of marriage to unions between one man and one woman will be on the Idaho ballot this November. The proposed amendment is considered especially harmful because it bans any relationship that "approximates marriage."

The amendment would "prohibit recognition by the S
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2006 PACIFIC NORTHWEST LGBT PRIDE CALENDAR
Compiled by Rick McKinnon - SGN Staff



WASHINGTON



JUNE 1ST - JUNE 30TH

Portraits of Pride 2006. Seattle LGBT Community Center, 1115 E Pike St. Annual portrait show with self-portraits and portraits of friends, partners, family, lovers & allies by openly LGBT artists. (Opening Reception, June 3rd, 7-10p
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Local adults support Snohomish County Queer youth
It started in 1993. Staff members from the Snohomish Health District (SHD), along with local Queer community members, realized that they had an opportunity to share important information with local Gay and Lesbian youth from a very specific perspective. Although there was some discussion about sexual health, self-esteem, HIV, STDs and AIDS transm more
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Annual interfaith Pride service to be held
The Annual Interfaith Pride Service for Seattle will be held on Sunday, June 18, 2006 at 5:00 pm at Temple De Hirsch Sinai. The Interfaith Pride Service is sponsored for the first time by the Religious Coalition for Equality (RCE), a coalition of hundreds of religious leaders across Washington State committed to equal rights for all individuals and more
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Snohomish Health District branches out for National HIV Testing Day
June 27th, 2006 is the eleventh annual National HIV Testing Day (NHTD) in the United States. In its annual campaign, the National Association of People with AIDS sponsors NHTD to encourage at-risk individuals to receive voluntary HIV counseling and testing. The Snohomish Health District (SHD) staff in Everett, WA, have decided to take that messag more
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Don't miss the 9th Annual Rainbow Women's Health Fair - Win two Melissa Etheridge tickets!
The Rainbow Women's Health Fair returns this year to offer health care access and essential health resources to a diverse group of LBTQ women. More than 400 women are expected to attend the event. The Rainbow Women's Health Fair will again be held at the All Pilgrims Christian Church located at 509 10th Avenue East, Seattle on Saturday, June 24th more
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ARC International participates in Moscow Pride
by Joyce Ericson - Seattle Coordinator - ARC International



We toss beads and candy to children and cheer as the parade passes us. But at the Moscow Pride Festival, boots, rocks, eggs, bottles and fists strike out while the Russian anti-Gay demonstrators shout "death to sodomites," "out of Russia" "Moscow is not Sodom" "No Fagg
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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, t
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CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT WOULD RESTRICT RIGHTS, STRIP STATE COURTS
by Bert Brandenburg and Gail Whitty - Special to the SGN

[Editor's Note: Originally printed in June 2nd issue of the SGN.]

When the Washington Supreme Court finally releases its long-awaited decision on marriage equity, it will kick off a fresh battle in the culture wars.

But in Washington, DC, it
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THE PATH TO MARRIAGE EQUALITY
by Brie Gyncild - Special to the SGN

It's a messy business, fighting for our rights. Our opponents are panicked, watching public opinion shift with the generations, and witnessing the greater acceptance of Lesbian, Gay, bisexual, and Transgender individuals and families.

In their struggle to de
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