July 7, 2006
Volume 34
Issue 27
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Section One

Memorial to honor Gay couple dedicated in Olympia '...[N]ow there is a memorial that permanently recognizes Gary and Hal's loving relationship,' said State Rep. Joe McDermott.
A unique and precedent setting memorial bench was dedicated on July 1st at Mills & Mills Memorial Park in Tumwater (Olympia), WA, recognizing the relationship of a Gay couple. Gary Perkins died on June 11, 2005, and his partner, Hal Stockbridge created a black granite bench to honor his beloved partner. It is rare to find monuments or grave markers that give recognition to Gay and Lesb more
New York's top court denies equal marriage rights to same-sex couples
"I am confidant that future generations will look back on today's decision as an unfortunate misstep," said Chief Justice Judith Kaye about the decision.

by Robert Raketty - SGN Staff Writer

New York's top court ruled on Thursday that the denial of equal marriage rights to same-sex couples does not violate that state's constit
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San Diego's Lesbian fire chief adjusts to role-model status - Tracy Jarman is unanimously approved as fire chief of nation's eighth-largest city
by Rex Wockner - SGN Contributing Writer

San Diego's new openly Lesbian fire chief is trying to come to grips with being a Gay role model now.

"I'm kind of adjusting to it since this has all been finalized," Tracy Jarman said in an interview.

Jarman was selected by Mayor Jerry Sanders June 20 and approved unanimously by
43rd District candidate forum announced Town Hall event highlights candidates for open House seat
Six Democrats vying for the first open seat in Washington's 43rd Legislative District in over a decade will participate in the 43rd District Democrats' Candidate Forum on Tuesday, July 18, 2006 at Seattle's Town Hall (8th Avenue & Seneca Street). Following an informal 6:00 PM public reception, the candidates for House Position #1 - Stephanie Pure, more
Task Force's Policy Institute launches largest-ever national study of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Asian and Pacific Islander Americans
"The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Asian-American community is under-served, under-researched and under-studied. Its members are caught in the margins," said Alain Dang, Task Force Policy analyst and the study's lead researcher

The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force today announced the launch of the largest-ever study of Lesbian,
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
Federal hate crimes legislation falters in the U.S. Senate
Late last week, on the floor of the Senate, Sen. Edward Kennedy asked for unanimous consent that the Senate proceed to consider sex-offender legislation, S. 1086, and that the Kennedy-Smith legislation be considered as an amendment to that bill. The presiding officer of the Senate, at the request of Majority Leader Senator Bill Frist, objected, thu more
Focus on the Family distorts work of University of British Columbia researcher
"Nothing...could lead to such conclusions," said said Dr. Elizabeth Saewyc, an Associate Professor at the University of British Columbia

MIAMI BEACH, FL - Going far beyond the research results, Focus on the Family claims a recent study presented at a Canadian public health conference links "pro-Gay advocates" to increased rates of Lesbian

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