July 14, 2006
Volume 34
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Section One - ALL STORIES

Marriage equality movement faces three high court blows across the country
Advocates for marriage equality remain positive about chances elsewhere

by Lisa Keen - SGN Contributing Writer

There was a triple whammy loss for same-sex marriage during the past 10 days. The highest state courts in New York, Georgia, and Massachusetts issued rulings that marked significant setbacks for efforts to secure equal rights in marriage for same-sex couple
Eighteen cities worldwide join July 19th Iran protests
Seattle rally to be held at Seattle Central Community College at 7 PM

[by Doug Ireland Special to the SGN

[Editors Note: For more information about the Seattle protest, see ad in this week's edition of the SGN.]

At least 18 cities around the globe will hold demonstrations, vigils, and other events to mark July19, the I
COMMENTARY: New York Marriage Decision: Homophobia Runs Deep
by Matt Foreman - Executive Director - National Gay and Lesbian Task Force

I never expected New York's high court to rule for us on marriage. For a lot of solid legal reasons, New York was never in the first tier for marriage test case litigation and I distinctly remember having the unpleasant task 10 years ago of dissuading couples fr
New HIV once daily regimen will simply dosing of HIV therapy, says organization for people with HIV/AIDS
"This is a monumental accomplishment," said Frank Oldham, Jr., NAPWA's Executive Director.

The National Association of People with AIDS (NAPWA-US) applauds the U.S. FDA for approving Atripla the Bristol-Myers Squibb and Gilead Sciences' Once Daily Single Tablet Regimen of Sustiva(R) (Efavirenz) and Truvada(R) (Emtricitabine and Tenofovir
Arizona ballot measure would use constitution to discriminate
"We will continue to stand side-by-side with Arizona Together to defeat this discriminatory amendment in the fall," said Human Rights Campaign President Joe Solmonese.

Human Rights Campaign President Joe Solmonese made the following comment as extremists in Arizona filed a petition to put a discriminatory constitutional amendment on the N
DC Police Gay & Lesbian Liaison Unit wins award
Harvard's Ash Institute for Democratic Governance and Innovation bestows $100,000 prize

WASHINGTON, DC - For reaching out to an underserved community and creating a model for community policing, the District of Columbia's Metropolitan Police Department's Gay and Lesbian Liaison Unit has won an Innovations in American Government Award. The
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
San Francisco's Folsom Street Fair to be bigger, better
Folsom Street Events" is working diligently on its 23rd fair season with its extraordinary line up of essential leather events: Up Your Alley" (Sunday, July 30th), Magnitude" (Saturday, September 23rd) and Folsom Street Fair" (Sunday, September 24th). In the past six months, the organization has been preparing for growth and a bigger, better fair s more
In the Life Media names new executive director: Michelle Kristel to takes the top spot at Gay & Lesbian newsmagazine on PBS
NEW YORK, NY - In The Life Media's Board of Trustees announced on Tuesday, July 11, 2006 the promotion of Deputy Director Michelle Kristel to the position of Executive Director. Kristel, who has been with the organization for 4 years, replaced Brian Dean who left In the Life to join New Jersey Cares as its Executive Director. Kristel transitioned t more
International conference on LGBT human rights to be held at Gay Games in Chicago
Jamaican Gay activist, founder of Muslim LGBT group among featured speakers

CHICAGO, IL -- Amnesty International USA will host a one-day conference in Chicago on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) human rights across the world at the start of the Gay Games VII Sports and Cultural Festival on July 15th from 10 AM - 4 PM at Ro
International conference on LGBT human rights to be held at the World Outgames in Montreal
CANADA -- An International Conference on LGBT Human Rights will take place on Wednesday 26 July to Saturday 29 July in Montreal's impressive convention centre, the Palais des Congrès, located in the heart of the city Political figures from the Government of Canada and the Government of Quebec will be present at the opening dinner and the closing lu more
The Saga Continues - Bare meat and Harlem
Gay men of African descent in Central Harlem, New York, was started in 1986 by the late Reverend Charles Angel. An out and open Black Gay man of the Pentecostal faith. I commend the late Reverend for his courage in coming out in the Pentecostal faith which judges, condemns, and preaches hatred against those who hail from the GLBT community and who more
San Francisco makes Transgender history, again
Board of Supervisor's Budget Committee includes $300,000 in 2006 budget to increase opportunities for Transgender employees and entrepreneurs

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - July 10, 2006 - When the San Francisco Board of Supervisors Budget Committee present their proposal to the full Board tomorrow night it will include an historic $300,000 commit
COMMENTARY: The guy who's resisting the war, why we should all be registered to vote, and other thoughts
by Rajkhet Dirzhud-Rashid - SGN Staff Writer

With Pride behind me (and the rest of us, I'm sure), I've been letting myself focus on other matters that are close to my heart. The demonization of the Army Sergeant Watada, and how the media is skewed on presenting this as a 'horribly, anti-American' act, that he would refuse to serve in an
Stonewall announces Jo Wyrick to serve as executive director Wyrick is first woman to lead the organization
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, the board of directors of the National Stonewall Democrats (NSD) announced the appointment of Jo Wyrick to serve as Executive Director of the organization. Wyrick will become the first woman to lead the national organization for LGBT Democrats. Jo Wyrick has led NSD as Interim Executive Director since March of this year and more
Transgenders claim FEMA sex change scandal was fabricated, fraudulent
Last month, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) testified before a House Homeland Security subcommittee to spotlight $1.4 billion fraudulent waste of Emergency Assistance Funds (EAF) to Hurricane Katrina victims. The unprecedented level of Federal Emergency Management Agency fraud was blared over television newscasts and emblazoned on newspa more

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