October 20, 2006
Volume 34
Issue 42
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Section One

First openly Gay congressman dies at 69
by Robert Raketty - SGN Staff Writer

Former Congressman Gerry E. Studds, the first openly Gay man to hold the position, died on Saturday after suffering from complications related to vascular disease. He was 69.

First elected in 1972, Studds served 12 terms in the House of Representatives until his retirement in 1996. In addition to his time in Congress, he worked
Admired Lesbian Fired by Detroit Catholic School
(Bloomfield Hills; 18 October 2006----) A dedicated and much-loved employee of a Detroit-area high school was fired last week following the publication of her book which detailed the harassment she endured for being a lesbian on the Detroit Police force.

Charlene Genther was fired on 13 October from her position of Campus Safety Off
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SGN Interviews Congressional Candidate Darcy Burner

The Republicans have gotten very extreme and an end to that is part of the importance of this election, said Darcy Burner.

by Cat Rambo
SGN Contributing Writer

Darcy Burner is seeking to unseat Congressman Dave Reichert in the 8th Congressional District. The more

Conference on HIV/STD prevention held
Advocates for Gay men's health from across the country the U.S. where in attendance

by Sharon Bogan - Special to the SGN

How can we build upon community strengths to effectively address HIV/STD among gay men in King County? An energized group of gay men, HIV/STD prevention providers and community advocates came together
Part I: Summer of Pride divide!
by Nevin Jefferson - SGN Contributing Writer

Thank God, that I'm blessed and not stressed! Had I been the other, I'd be a basket case after the themed summer of cease and desist razor edged fruit & fiber feud that slashed the 2006 Gay Pride Parade into 2. 2-2-2 Parades not ONE!

The idea is for all of our diversities,
A come to Jesus moment
"The only regret is that hte halls of congress won't be quite as much fun to cruise once they are gone."

by Wayne Besen - Special to the SGN

In 1995, I arrived in Washington, DC as a fresh faced and doe-eyed twenty five year old. I wasn't sure what I wanted to do for a living, but I thought working on Capitol Hill might be
Lesbian Archive Seeks A Home In The Pacific Northwest
"I really want to see the archives become not only a place to hold our communities' treasures and preserve them for the future," said Lisa Cohen, Executive Director, Pacific Northwest Lesbian Archives. by Liz Latham - Special to the SGN

The SGN sat down with Lisa Cohen, Executive Director, Pacific Northwest Lesbian Archiv
EXCLUSIVE: Gay cinema: A double take
by Bruce Vilanch - Special to the SGN

Gay movie history can be divided into two eras: before AIDS, when straight people rarely made movies about anyone Gay, and after, when Gay people couldn't stop making movies about ourselves. Clearly, that sentence speaks to a lot more than just the state of the art, it speaks to the state of the
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