September 1, 2006
Volume 34
Issue 35
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Section One

New protocols adopted at King County jail for Transgender, Intersex and gender variant inmates
New policies and procedures to ensure inmates are "treated with dignity"

by Devin Glaser - SGN Contributing Writer

The King County Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention is expected to adopt new policies and procedures regarding Transgender, Intersex, and gender variant inmates. A working group of Transgender individuals and their allies drafted the protocols to
Jamie Pedersen candidate for the 43rd speaks with the SGNJamie Pedersen candidate for the 43rd speaks with the SGN
"I don't feel any sense of entitlement to the seat just because I am the only Gay candidate in the race. I really do think that people should elect the person that they believe will be the most effective representative. I think I am that person," said Jamie Pedersen, candidate for the 43rd Legislative District.

by Robert Raketty - SGN
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State Supreme Court asked to reconsider denial of marriage to same-sex couples
"This rule allowing motions seeking reconsideration exists because of cases exactly like ours," said the Northwest Women's Law Center's Nancy Sapiro.

by Devin Glaser - SGN Contributing Writer

The Washington State Supreme Court has been asked to reconsider its July 26, 2006, 5-4 decision to uphold the state's Defense of Marriag
Equal Rights Washington endorses Supreme Court Justices Chambers, Owens
Urges all equality minded voters to vote for Justices in the Sept. 19th Primary

[Editor's Note: The following is a statement from Equal Rights Washington's Interim Executive Director Barbara Green.]

Equal Rights Washington is pleased to announce that it has endorsed Justice Susan Owens and Justice Tom Chambers for Washington State
Forum on hate and bias crimes to be held in Seattle
Community leaders and City officials to be present

Hate and Bias Crime Community Forum

Thursday, September 14, 2006, 6:30pm-8:00pm

Seattle City Hall, Bertha Landes Room

The City of Seattle Commissions for Sexual Minorities and Human Rights will host a community forum on Hate and Bias Crime on Thursday, S
Op-ed: New light on the Gay market as American corporations move in a Gay-supportive direction
- Special to the SGN

To the dismay of the religious right, in the last decade American corporations have moved rapidly in a Gay-supportive direction, pledging not to discriminate, supporting Gay employee groups, offering domestic partner benefits, advertising in Gay media and contributing to Gay non-profits. To the equal dismay of whatev
National Black Gay Men's Advocacy Coalition begins membership drive
San Francisco AIDS Foundation makes $10,000 contribution to support effort

The National Black Gay Men's Advocacy Coalition has launched a nationwide membership drive. Over the next four months, the coalition will be working to establish a nationwide network of individuals, community groups, scientist and health officials who are committed
Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury criticized for urging Gays to 'change'
The Archbishop of Canterbury's latest pronouncement in which he tells Gays that they are not welcome in his Church unless they "change their ways", was condemned today as "spineless" by the Gay and Lesbian Humanist Association (GALHA).

GALHA's Secretary George Broadhead said: "Rowan Williams has now made it clear that he has thrown in his

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