August 4, 2006
Volume 34
Issue 31
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Section One

Six attacked by baseball bats at San Diego Pride
Police make 3 arrests, mayor denounces 'cowards'

by Rex Wockner - SGN Contributing Writer

SAN DIEGO - Six Gay men were beaten with baseball bats and one of them was stabbed as they left the San Diego LGBT Pride Festival around 10:45 p.m. July 29.

On July 31 and Aug. 1, police arrested all three alleged assailants. James Allen Carroll, 24, and Lyon Tatum, 18
Former President Bill Clinton appears in Seattle to raise funds for Congressman Jim McDermott
by E. Joyce Glasgow - SGN Contributing Writer

Former President Bill Clinton made a fund-raising appearance for Congressman Jim McDermott on July 31st at Benaroya Hall, entitled "We the People".

The event was Emceed by Thom Hartmann of Air America and the enthusiastic, sold out house of well-wishers enjoyed entertainment by Garfi
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Mel Gibson exposes himself - Gibson's arrest brings up charges of anti-Semitism and Homophobia
by Rev. Barbara Allen, CMP - SGN Contributing Writer

When I watched Mel Gibson's movie "Passion of the Christ" I was fascinated and horrified by his distortions of history and the Bible, while insisting he wasn't anti-Semitic.

Gibson was arrested on July 28th for DUI.

He'd made anti-Semitic statements to the arresting
National 'Night Out' celebrated in hundreds of block parties around Seattle
by E. Joyce Glasgow - SGN Contributing Writer

August 1st was the celebration date for national "Night Out", a coming together of neighbors at block parties to get acquainted and help create a more safe and friendly neighborhood environments.

Here are pictures Seattle's Capitol Hill, the site of one of many successful block parti
Dancing at the Gay Games: A personal account
by Marian Michener - SGN Contributing Writer

Back in the early eighties, the Double Header used to have an oompah band called Five Alive that played polkas, waltzes and two steps, some weekends. It was fun to find other dykes and Gay men who liked partner dancing, there. But the dance floor was the size of a phone booth. I remember sa
MCC celebrates 34 years in Seattle
First to openly minister primarily to LGBT community

Founded in 1972, Metropolitan Community Church Seattle was the first church in the Pacific Northwest to minister openly and primarily to the LGBT community proclaiming that "God loves you, just the way you are." Members come from every conceivable religious and non-religious background,
MLK County Executive Ron Sims expresses disappointment with Supreme Court decision against marriage equality
Executive Sims addresses the press after the DOMA rulingKing County Executive Ron Sims said he was very disappointed with today's decision by the Washington State Supreme Court's decision to deny Gay and Lesbian citizens of the state access to the benefits of marriage.

In its narrow 5-4 decision, the court upheld the constitutionality of t
ERW Column - A Blow to Many of Us
Last week's Washington State Supreme Court decision was a blow to many of us. Even our opponents expected us to win. After all, two lower-court judges had found that the state's Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was unconstitutional. The state's arguments were tired, worn statements that the purpose of marriage was procreation, and that children do be more

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