August 11, 2006
Volume 34
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Section One

Medicaid no longer to cover gender reassignment surgery
"...There's no cost benefit in denying necessary health care," said Chris Daley, the director of the Transgendered Law Center."

by Devin Glaser - SGN Contributing Writer

Washington State Medicaid officials are planning to change their coverage policies to bar future Transsexuals from receiving state funded gender reassignment surgeries. One of only a few states to co
1st World Outgames was a success

The 1st World Outgames, staged in Montreal July 29 to Aug. 5, were an apparent success.


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SEAMEC board revokes prior high ratings of two Supreme Court justices in historic action
"The ratings that were given to [Justice Charles] Johnson and [Justice Barbara] Madsen, basically, are viewed as if they are a friend of the LGBT community. Based on the recent ruling, we can't necessarily believe that they are," said SEAMEC Co-Chair Jeff Koertzen.

by Robert Raketty - SGN Staff Writer

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Leave our families alone - 'Being raised by homosexuals was in no way damaging to my psyche or childhood experience.'
by Devin Glaser - SGN Contributing Writer

I sat down amongst my family and friends to watch Mom's Apple Pie: The Heart of the Lesbian Mother's Custody Movement during its brief run at the Broadway Performance Hall on the Seattle Central Community College campus. After missing its first showing during the Seattle International Film Festi
Large rally and march against Pride bashings held in San Diego
"This wasn't just an attack on six Gay men, it was an attack on all of San Diego and on all of us as human beings," said Mayor Jerry Sanders.

by Rex Wockner - SGN Contributing Writer

SAN DIEGO - More than 2,000 people rallied and marched in the Gay Hillcrest district Aug. 4 against the bashings of six Gay men near the LGBT Pri


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stories from the Gay Games in Chicago

Team Seattle enjoys great success at Gay Games and Outgames
by Kelly Stevens - Co-Chair - Team Seattle

Chicago, July 2006 - It was a memorable week for Team Seattle athletes at both Gay Games VII Chicago, and a week later the first Outgames in Montreal. Chicago had wonderful celebrations all week long, day and night, beginning with the opening ceremony at Soldier Field. The mayor of Chicago
Transsexual cyclist is target of protest by fellow cyclist
The offensive T-shirt read "100% Pure Woman Champ 2006," recieves three month suspension

by Devin Glaser - SGN Contributing Writer

The typically joyous podium ceremony for the Canadian mountain bike downhill championships was desecrated by transphobic taunts from the crowd after the runner-up donned a T-shirt mocking the Tran
National AIDS Memorial solicits remembrances for World AIDS Day observance
In the twenty-five years since AIDS was first identified, the presence of this pandemic has figured greatly in the lives of countless Americans and their counterparts all over the globe. Stories of their own struggles or those of their relatives and friends make up the often chilling, yet undoubtedly compelling portrait of the impact of AIDS on th more

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