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Eric Oemig, candidate for 45th District Senate seat speaks with the SGN
"I would support any law that seeks to eliminate discrimination and creates fairness and equality in our lives," said Senate hopeful Eric Oemig.

Last year, Democratic candidate Eric Oemig challenged 45th District Republican State Senator Bill Finkbeiner. With Finkbeiner's resignation to "try a different path" in late April, Oemig now faces Rep. Toby Nixon. Both men are affilia
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Gay charity donates $360,000 to help feed hurricane survivors
Funds provide food to America's Second Harvest members

America's Second Harvest - The Nation's Food Bank Network has received $360,000 in donations from the Rainbow World Fund. The funds were donated to the America' Second Harvest hurricane relief fund to help provide emergency food and grocery products to the thousands of Americans still
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New DNC rules require LGBT inclusion in state representation at Democratic convention
"These rules begin the process of correcting historic under-representation of LGBT Americans in party affairs," said Jo Wyrick, National Stonewall Democrats Executive Director.

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the National Stonewall Democrats applauded the Democratic National Committee (DNC) for adopting delegate selection rules for the 2008 De
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Op-Ed:'Right of Refusal' policy hurts women, pharmacists alike
by Teresa D. Avery, RPh. - Special to the SGN

As a pharmacist, I am deeply concerned by the Board of Pharmacy's proposal to allow pharmacists to decline to sell prescriptions based on their personal beliefs. The proposal put forward by the Washington State Pharmacy Association and the Board of Pharmacy does not, in my opinion, represent
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Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund fights to preserve historic win in Alabama
Legal defense fund established to protect Patricia Todd's victory

The Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund today urged the Alabama Democratic Party to certify Patricia Todd's victory in the primary election for the state's 54th legislative district. Todd was the top vote-getter in a 5-way primary on June 6, and beat opponent Gaynell Hendricks by 59
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Fraudulent signatures knock anti-Gay initiative off Cincinnati ballot
CINCINNATI, OH - Ultra-conservative Cincinnati activists withdrew a petition to place an anti-Gay initiative on the ballot in November after acknowledging that some of the signatures they submitted were fraudulent and they did not have the required number of valid signatures. The initiative, if adopted by the voters, would have nullified an additio more
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Bush's involuntary recall continues as Marine Corps Gay discharges increase
WASHINGTON, D.C. - As the Marine Corps' dismissal of Lesbian and Gay troops increases, President Bush has authorized an involuntary recall of Marine Corps Individual Ready Reservists (IRR) "because there are not enough volunteers returning for duty in Afghanistan and Iraq," according to a report from CNN. The recall, which is meant to bridge a recr more
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Human Rights Campaign launches 'Out in Scripture'
New online resource for clergy and lay people of faith

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Human Rights Campaign announces the launching of Out In Scripture (www.hrc.org/scripture) a free weekly online resource for clergy and lay people of faith. The website will provide distinct insights into the Bible, week after week, from a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual,
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Lifelong AIDS Alliance announces the appointment of six new members to its Board of Directors
Agency brings diverse talent to the fight against AIDS

Lifelong AIDS Alliance, the largest HIV/AIDS service organization in the Pacific Northwest, announced that six community members have recently been confirmed to its Board of Directors.

Elaine DuCharme, Attorney at Law, is a solo practitioner in private practice, specializing i
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Task Force compelled to sue record company over rights to trademark
WASHINGTON, D.C. Aug. 22 - The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force announced today that it has filed a lawsuit in Federal District Court against Centaur Entertainment, Inc. for trademark infringement, unfair competition, false representation, fraud and violation of related federal and state laws, among other claims. Centaur has produced dance music more
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Michigan Women's Music Festival ends policy of discrimination against Trans women
After 15 years of controversy, supporters welcome Trans women to 'the land'

HART, MICHIGAN - The Michigan Women's Music Festival began admitting openly Trans (Transgender/Transsexual) women last week, bringing success to a longstanding struggle by Trans activists both inside and outside the festival.

"Seeing Trans women inside the
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Advocate for 'Open and Affirming' churches in UCC is stepping down
More than 600 UCC churches aided over 20 years

The Rev. Ann B. Day, a United Church of Christ minister who has aided more than 600 UCC churches in the process of becoming "Open and Affirming" of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people, has announced that she will step down as coordinator of the UCC's "ONA" program.

Day an
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National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce announces Wal-Mart Stores Inc. partnership
WASHINGTON, D.C., Aug. 21 - The National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) announced today a partnership with Wal-Mart Stores Inc. as part of the company's ongoing commitment to advancing diversity among all of its associate, supplier and customer bases. This partnership will include executive representation on the NGLCC's Corporate Advis more
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Part I: The lost saga
The only thing that can keep me away from the Pride Parade is illness or death. When I was in failing health, I went 4 years without a Pride refill. Prior to this, I had participated in the past 5 parades with pride. This year, the Saturday before Pride week (June 22, 2002) I had the misfortune of meeting some thrill seeking sadistic motorist cutti more
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Seattle History - Part III: Historic First Avenue (1930 - 1970) Sex and Automobile Mania
by Don Paulson - SGN Contributing Writer

"Seattle is a wonderful place, so full of sin, but good god there's never enough." - Quentin Crisp

Jimmy Kelly remembers: "I chased leg all the time, especially during World War Two. Servicemen were on their way to battle and they wanted sexual relief, maybe for the last time. Gays cruise
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Five can't-miss tips for brightening your bath
Most homeowners know by now that improvements to bathrooms can bring big returns on investment when it comes time to resell a house. But there's another equally compelling, often-overlooked reason to freshen your bath - it just feels good.

Perking up a tired bathroom doesn't have to cost big bucks and consume weeks either. Sure, if you've
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