June 23, 2006
Volume 34
Issue 25
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Section One

Drag Queens strike 'out' at Bat - N - Rouge
A few hundred people gathered at the Miller Ball Field in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood on Saturday, June 17th, for the annual softball extravaganza, Bat - N - Rouge. The Dykes won a year's worth of bragging rights after handidly defeating the Drag Queens. The event raised nearly $5,000 for The Capitol Hill Alano Club, which provides service to the recovery community. more
Hutcherson vows to 'hit hard' against new law barring anti-Gay discrimination
Signatures for a potential ballot measure to be collected in January, he claims

Shortly before the Seattle Gay News went to print, it was reported that the Rev. Ken Hutcherson has announced plans to challenge our state's new law barring discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. The anti-Gay pastor said he plans to st
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The Task Force and Leather community unite for Red, White & Leather 2 over July 4th weekend
The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and Michael Egdes, International Mr. Leather 2005, are hosting Red, White & Leather 2 over the July 4th weekend to support the work of the Task Force. Red, White & Leather 2 events are being held at bars nationwide. (Visit for details and participating bars.)

"Red, Whi
In Defense of Pride: A young Lesbian's response to Pride party poopers
Commentary by Liz Meyer - SGN Contributing Writer

"Look&a dyke!" the drunken cowboy gasped. As he and his friends stared at me with a fascination bordering on idolatry, I almost felt more "Outkast" than "outcast," more "Mariah" than "pariah." I imagined granting autographs, and wondered which alias my new adoring fans would prefer: "L
SEAMEC releases early ratings & endorsements
SEAMEC, the Seattle Metropolitan Elections Committee, is pleased to announce our 2006 Early Ratings and Endorsements. This year, the SEAMEC Steering Committee selected three key races for early endorsement consideration: 43rd District House, Position 1; 43rd District Senate; and 48th District Senate.

"This is shaping up to be an amazing ye
What can you do to support Washington state's new law banning discrimination against gays in housing, employment and insurance?
New intern hits the road for ERW
Andrea Banks, an intern at Equal Rights Washington, (ERW) grew up outside of Philadelphia. She moved to Seattle on her own at 16, volunteering, helping Plymouth Housing Group, and working a variety of jobs to pay the rent. Andrea enjoyed Seattle and she's passionate about marriage equality, so when she was looking for an internship between years of more
SEATTLE'S GAY HISTORY:Black and White Men Together (circa. 1983)
by Don Paulson - SGN Contributing Writer

BWMT is a multiracial, multicultural organization dedicated to providing a supportive environment for predominately gay and bisexual men to work together to understand racial and cultural differences and celebrate diversity.

Why are some Whites attracted to Blacks and visa versa, especial
Montgomery Rush (1969 - 2006)
We regret to inform the people of Seattle of the passing of Montgomery Rush, on June 12th, 2006, of a heart attack.

Montgomery was born on March 2nd. 1969, and is survived by a loving family lead by his Mother, Patricia Adams; his Father, Geoffrey Donald, several siblings, nieces, nephews. He is also survived by a close loving group of fr

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