October 6, 2006
Volume 34
Issue 40
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Section One

DIFFA/Seattle presents 2nd Annual signature benefit event - A retro-Hollywood, vintage Playboy-Mansion themed gala to support local HIV/AIDS organizations
The Seattle chapter of DIFFA (Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS) will host a glamorous evening of retro-elegance in vintage Playboy-mansion style at the The Rainier Club on Saturday, October 21, from 8 p.m. to 1:00 am. Tagged "Party at the Mansion," proceeds from the event benefit DIFFA, which grants funds to local HIV/AIDS service organizations.

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Divided California Court of Appeal rejects challenge to discriminatory marriage law
Families disappointed in ruling, will appeal

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, October 5, 2006 -- In a 2-1 decision that will be appealed to the California Supreme Court, a divided panel of the California Court of Appeal ruled today that California may continue to bar same-sex couples from marriage.

In a strong dissent, Justice Anthony Kline wro

SGN EXCLUSIVE - Gay History Month: Talking about Gay history
by Congressman Barney Frank - Special to the SGN

While serving as an ambulance driver during the Spanish Civil War, George Orwell was shot in the neck. When people congratulated him on his good luck at having recovered from this, he very sensibly replied that he believed that people who had never been shot in the neck in the first place
Gay History Month: Sergeant Leonard Matlovich, Matthew Shepard, Barbara Gittings
by Jason Villemez - Special to the SGN

[Editor's Note: In honor of Gay History Month, the Seattle Gay News will feature 12 pioneers who paved the way for the next generation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people. Each week we will recognize three of these pioneers.]


ACLU provides legal help to Gay-Straight Alliances
by Roberto Sanchez - ACLU of Washington

All Walter Schlect and his friends wanted was to start a new student club to address prejudice on campus.

But the Associated Student Body at West Valley High School would not consider their application. Despite appeals, the ASB forwarded the application to the school principals. The princi
ARC International: Out in the world
by Joyce Ericson - ARC International's Seattle Coordinator

We know October 11 is National Coming Out Day. Do we know that it is also International Coming Out Day?

But we are not out in the world. Most LGBT people are not out in Africa, Asia, South America, Central America, Eastern Europe, the Caribbean and parts of No

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