August 18, 2006
Volume 34
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Section One

'Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve,' says Northwest company executive
by Devin Glaser - SGN Contributing Writer

The president of Oregon-based Inc., a popular online, mail-order company specializing in fertilizers and gardening accessories, sent out an anti-Gay e-mail to the company's mailing list outlining his homophobic viewpoints.

The e-mail described two separate instances of Gays and Lesbians being portrayed posit
Undercover cop sting at Lower Woodland Park urinals nets four
Charges include indecent exposure, solicitation and assault

by Devin Glaser - SGN Contributing Writer

Police officers arrested four men Tuesday, August 15th, for allegedly exposing themselves or making overt sexual advances toward a plain-clothed undercover police officer in the public bathrooms at Woodland Park in Sea
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Pension law includes important protections for same-sex couples under federal law
"Today marks an important day for fairness under the law in America," said HRC President Joe Solmonese."

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Federal Pension Protection Act passed by Congress and signed into law today by President George W. Bush contains two key provisions that will extend important financial protections to same-sex couples and other Am
XVI International AIDS Conference: Daily updates from Lifelong AIDS Alliance staff
The International AIDS Conference, held every two years, is the largest forum related to HIV/AIDS in the world, drawing more than 20,000 scientists, health care providers, government officials, and others from around the world.

This year's conference is being held in Toronto, Canada and is being attended by four Lifelong staff members: Ex
Oregon city unanimously approves discrimination ban
New law will protect Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender residents from discrimination in housing, employment and more

PORTLAND, OR - The City of Hillsboro in Oregon Tuesday evening unanimously approved a city-wide ban on discrimination in housing, employment, public accommodation on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity a


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Marriage advocate brings message to Seattle, to speak at ERW fundraiser
"If you start by asking for half a loaf, you will be down to crumbs pretty quickly," said Evan Wolfson, executive director of Freedom to Marry.

by Robert Raketty - SGN Staff Writer

Evan Wolfson, executive director of Freedom to Marry, a partnership of individuals and organizations seeking to secure marriage equality nationwid
Norman Roger Steffes (May 5, 1967 - August 11, 2006)
Norm was born in Grosse Point, Michigan on May 5, 1967. He lived there working for a time for Ford Motor Company as an applications analyst in their IT department. After visiting Seattle, he decided that Seattle would become home in 1997.

Shortly after moving to Seattle, Norm began working for PSE as an application analyst. He also met and
Bye, bye bipartisanship
by Wayne Besen - Special to the SGN

I have long endorsed the political strategy of supporting both GLBT friendly Democrats and Republicans. For pragmatic reasons, it made sense not to put all of our eggs in one basket. However, that was before the GOP leadership was hijacked by right wing basket cases. Sadly, I think it is time for the G

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