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Section One - ALL STORIES

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
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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

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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
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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,
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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
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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
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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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Gay Pioneers: Martina Navratilova, Harry Hay & Larry Kramer
by Jason Villemez - Special to the SGN

MARTINA NAVRATILOVA

The world sporting landscape has seen few openly Gay or Lesbian athletes. Martina Navratilova's road to coming out began in 1981, when she disclosed her relationship with Rita Mae Brown to a reporter. For the next 10 years, though, tennis would play the great
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Chances to defeat Arizona ban on marriage for same-sex couples promising, poll shows
PHOENIX, ARIZ, Oct. 13, 2006- Forty-eight percent of Arizona voters surveyed last weekend are against Prop. 107 the so-called protect marriage amendment, according to a scientific poll conducted by Harstad Strategic Research, a research firm specializing in political polling, market research, and strategic consulting. The Arizona survey was conduc more
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Cameroon violated human rights of Gays, UN group finds
In an opinion made public today, the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention declared that the detention of 11 men in Cameroon on the basis of their presumed sexual orientation constitutes an arbitrary deprivation of liberty contrary to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. The UN human rights body further called on more
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Just ask 'the question'
by Chris Crain - SGN Contributing Writer

For years, the mainstream media deliberately avoided reporting on Mark Foley's personal life. Now that the Florida congressman has resigned in disgrace over a sex scandal, it's no holds barred.

In its cover story this week, Newsweek quotes an anonymous "friend" to report that Foley'
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The Gay agenda
by Josh Friedes - ERW's Advocacy Director

The Gay agenda is obvious: Equality. The agenda of the radical right and religious conservatives is less so: oppression of women and the desire to impose rigid gender roles. Equal Rights Washington recently joined Causes in Common, an alliance that seeks to foster stronger relationships betw
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GLBT National Help Center celebrates 10th anniversary, expands services
SAN FRANCISCO -- The GLBT National Help Center commemorates its 10th anniversary of service to the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and questioning community by expanding the hours of one of its primary hotline programs and expanding the name of the other.

Effective immediately, the GLBT National Youth Talkline will operate Monday thr
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Gay closet doors open wide, research finds
by Deb Price - The Detroit News

California researcher Gary Gates has been hearing things lately:

Lots of closet doors opening like never before -- and in places where most Gay folks five years ago were too wary of government census takers to acknowledge being in a same-sex relationship.

"The closet door is rea
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Blogger Outs Idaho Senator
by Robert Raketty - SGN Staff Writer

The sexual orientation of Idaho Senator Larry Craig was called into question on Tuesday, as an activist blogger told nationally syndicated radio host Ed Schultz that he had documented the stories of at least four men who say they have had sexual relations with the Senator.

Mike Rogers, the b
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Killing gays is OK, says Muslim Imam - Manchester Imam defends execution of gay people
Manchester, England - 20 October 2006

Manchester's leading Imam has confirmed that he thinks the execution of sexually active gay men is justified. Mr. Arshad Misbahi, who is based at the Manchester Central Mosque, confirmed his views in a conversation to Dr John Casson, a local psychotherapist.

Dr Casson said: "I asked hi
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LGBT coalition sends pre-election message: Phone Home 2006
Your friends and family back home need your help!

WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, Inc., and 17 lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender coalition partners have launched a unique campaign to reach voters in states facing anti-gay ballot initiatives this November. The Phone Home 2006 campaign asks people to c
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Log Cabin Republicans Respond to Shameful Tactics of Anti-Gay Groups
No One Should Use Foley Scandal for Political Gain

(Washington, DC) Anti-gay groups should stop using the Mark Foley scandal to push their anti-gay agenda, said Log Cabin Executive Vice President Patrick Sammon. This is a political scandal and a personal scandal, but it should not be used to denigrate gay and lesbian Americans.
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Preview- Get 'Jinxed' at Circus Contraption's Halloween Blowout Extravaganza Spectacular
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Circus Contraption will present a Halloween Extravaganza sure to be exciting and fun, featuring the thirty five piece Portland based marching band "March Fourth", twelve member Balkan-style brass band "Orkestar Zirkonium", the Circus Contraption Band, and all sorts of contortionis
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