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Section One - ALL STORIES

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
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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

The Seattle Metro
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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
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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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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
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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
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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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An anti-Gay coalition urges APA to label homosexuality as a mental illness
"This coalition is trying to kill the APA messenger because they don't like their science-based message," said Truth Wins Out Executive Director Wayne Besen.

Truth Wins Out will hold a press conference to counter a right wing attempt to bully the American Psychological Association into re-labeling homosexuality a mental illness. The anti-G
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Appeal planned to ruling in challenge to Arizona's Prop. 107 - Prop. 107 would ban marriage equality, domestic partner protections
PHOENIX, AZ - Aug. 10, 2006 - A decision related to a lawsuit against Prop. 107- the anti-domestic partner benefits initiative- was announced today, rejecting the single-subject rule challenge. The plaintiffs in the case, including five couples seeking protection provided by existing domestic partner benefits, plan to file an appeal to the Arizona more
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Frist rescinds signature on 'Diversity Statement' - No longer pledges to not discriminate based on sexual orientation or gender identity in employment practices
Less than a week after becoming the 170th Member of Congress to affirm that his office does not discriminate in its employment practices based on an individual's "sexual orientation or gender identity and expression," Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA) today rescinded his signature on the Diversity Statement.

"Every person deserves the opportuni
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Georgia candidate for attorney general compares Gay teens to pedophiles
PFAW calls McGuire's comments an 'appeal to bigotry' and an 'attempt to exploit Georgia teens for political gain'

In an interview published August 2, Perry McGuire, the Republican candidate for Attorney General in Georgia, harshly criticized Gay high school students and Gay-straight alliance clubs.

McGuire called Gay-straight alli
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George Michael to sue fellow cruiser, photographer
by Rex Wockner - SGN Contributing Writer

Gay pop singer George Michael has told the BBC he will sue the man with whom the News of the World tabloid said he had a late-night tryst in a cruisy area of London's Hampstead Heath.

"I'm suing the individual involved who I have never, ever seen, let alone wanted to have any kind of sexual
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HeartStrong embarks on its 17th outreach trip - To outreach to students at religious schools, education public
On August 11, 2006, the most extensive grassroots outreach effort in the history of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered movement will begin their 17th outreach trip. Seattle-based HeartStrong, Inc., is a non-profit educational organization which provides support to GLBT students in religious educational institutions and educates the publi more
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Legal Marriage Alliance endorses Jamie Pedersen for 43rd District State Representative
'We have no doubt that the Democratic candidates in the 43rd District will be strong supporters of our efforts. But...intimate knowledge of the breadth of the state's marriage-triggered laws will be instrumental...'

[Editors Note: The following is a statement from the Legal Marriage Alliance's Board of Directors.]

With last month'
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Lesbian poised to become Missouri's first openly Gay state Senator
Jolie Justus wins Democratic primary

Jolie Justus will likely become the first openly Gay state senator in Missouri history after winning her Democratic primary Tuesday night. Justus will face a Republican opponent in November, but the district is considered a safe one for Democrats.

"In Alabama, Arkansas, Oklahoma and now Missour
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