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Section One - ALL STORIES

N.J. Supremes to Require Marriage Equality
"The name to be given to the statutory scheme that provides full rights and benefits to same-sex couples, whether marriage or some other term, is a matter left to the democratic process," noted the decision.

by Lisa Keen - SGN Contributing Writer

The New Jersey Supreme Court ruled Wednesday, October 25, that the state has no rational reason to deny same-sex
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State Supreme Court Justice Susan Owens interviews with the SGN

by Robert Raketty - SGN Staff Writer

"Don't be turned off by what you see as defeats. ... You just have to have a vision that in the future we will have a better world," said Supreme Court Justice Susan Owens.

Washington State Supreme Court Justice Susan Owens has issued landmark rulings in favor of issues of more

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Gore in Seattle, Global Warming Warning
by E. Joyce Glasgow - SGN Contributing Writer

Al Gore was received with an uproarious standing ovation from nearly 5,000 fans and concerned citizens when he approached the stage of the Key Arena on Monday, October 23rd.

He said that this was one of the largest audiences he's ever shown his slide show to
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Washington Supreme Court denies reconsideration in marriage equality case
by Robert Raketty - SGN Staff Writer

The Washington State Supreme Court on Wednesday, October 25th, denied a petition for reconsideration from the lawyers representing 19 plaintiff same-sex couples who sought the right to marry. The decision may represent the final word on the issue from a legal perspective for at le
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Going ga-ga for Obama

by Chris Crain

SGN Contributing Writer

Run, Barack, run. That's the refrain echoing in some Democratic circle after first-term Illinois Sen. Barack Obama announced on "Meet the Press" this week that he is considering a run for the White House in 2008.

A party superstar ever since hi more

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Interviewing our icon Dorothy Allison

by Madelyn Arnold
SGN Contributing Writer

As The Village Voice says: "Dorothy Allison writes better about fury and forgiveness and all... in between than any ... [other] contemporary writer..." Bent Writing Collective's October 14 production featured Allison as it's "Mentor" speaker. Tyra Hardy, who eng more

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COMMENTARY - What will we do to ensure fair and honest elections in 2008?

by E. Joyce Glasgow - SGN A&E Writer

BBC Investigative Reporter Greg Palast has just released another book in which he continues to assert fraudulent voting took place in the United States during the presidential elections of 2000 and 2004 and explains what he thinks will happen in 2008. Palast spoke recently in Seattl more

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Reichen Lehmkuhl, winner of CBS's Amazing Race, to hold benefit for LGBT and allied youth organiztion

Join Reichen Lehmkuhl and guests for a reception at The Broadway Grill (314 Broadway E., Seattle) on Thursday, Nov. 9th, at 9 PM to benefit the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network Washington State. Appetizers will be provided. A no host bar is available. Business-casual attire recommended. Donation requested. For more informatio more

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GAY MYSTIC PAINTERS 1953
by Don Paulson - SGN Contributing Writer

Seattle is privileged to have four internationally known gay artists: Morris Graves, Mark Tobey, Guy Anderson and composer, John Cage.

IN 1953, Life magazine featured the three painters and titled it Mystic Painters of the Northwest, "Painters of our misty light, shimmering lines
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Gay Pioneers: Troy Perry, Dr. Tom Waddell and Congressman Barney Frank
by Jason Villemez - SGN Contributing Writer

TROY PERRY
Troy Perry founded the Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches as an outlet for gay and lesbian individuals who wanted to maintain and expand their faith. The first, 12-member congregation of the MCC met in Perry's Los Angeles living room in 196
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Gays on TV

by Gail Shister

Special to the SGN

When looking at the history of Gays on television, size doesn’t matter.

Though the raw number of homosexual characters on prime-time series is still miniscule — particularly on broadcast TV — the depth and richness of their portrayal more

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Turn your second home fantasy into reality

Many Americans dream of running off to their own personal retreat. Whether it's a rustic cabin on a lake in the north woods or a beautiful beach house beside the ocean, everyone has a vision of an ideal second home. In fact, according to the National Association of Realtors, four out of 10 existing home sales in 2005 were second h more

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GBT activists arrested at the Westin

Pride At Work members Mike Andrew, John Hitzfelter, and Lincoln Rose were among the 19 people arrested in front of the Westin Hotel Tuesday, October 24. All were part of a demonstration of more than 300 people in support of UNITE HERE Local 8 workers who are bargaining a new contract with Westin management. UNITE HERE, which repre more

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South Florida Radio Station
On Wednesday, October 11th, which was officially "National Coming Out Day," News-Talk 850 WFTL, Fort Lauderdale, FL "outed" Florida conservative Republican gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist on the air.

Guest on the morning show with Kelley Mitchell & Russ Morley was 3rd party candidate Max Linn. Linn told the WFTL audience that he's
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What will we do to ensure fair and honest elections in 2008?

by E. Joyce Glasgow
SGN A&E Writer

                BBC Investigative Reporter Greg Palast has just released another book in which he continues to assert fraudulent voting took place in the United States during the presidentia more

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Winners of Tourism Vancouver's Gay Wedding Sweepstakes tie the knot

Tourism Vancouver is pleased to announce the marriage of Greg Auseth to John Gabriel. The two were wed on September 22, 2006 in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia. They were joined by close family and friends for a ceremony by the rose garden in Queen Elizabeth Park.

The grooms, both from Minneapolis, Minnesota, won a com more

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New York #1 travel destination for Gays, new study finds Las Vegas, San Francisco and Los Angeles also top destinations

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 13 -- New York City continues to rank as the No. 1 destination for US gay men, followed by Las Vegas, San Francisco and Los Angeles, according to a recently released research study by Community Marketing, Inc. (CMI). New York City came out on top in all three categories: leisure/va more

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Trouble in paradise

by Reichen Lehmkuhl

Special to the SGN

[Editors Note: The following is an excerpt from Reichen Lehmkuhls new book, Heres What Well Say. He will be holding a book reading at Bailey Coy Books in Seattle on Thursday, Nov. 9th, at 7 PM. Later, at 9 PM, he will be the featured guest a more

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Ally Week brings attention to 'allies' in safe schools movement

GLSEN or the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, is sponsoring the second-annual Ally Week from Oct. 15-21, a weeklong celebration of the important role allies play in creating safe schools for all students, regardless of sexual orientation or gender expression/identity.

GLSEN's student leaders created GLSEN's Ally more

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New Jersey Same-Sex Marriage Ruling an Economic Boon - Gay Media Leaders Applaud Milestone
more Sue O'Connell, president of the National Gay Newspaper Guild, an association of America's top gay and lesbian media, hailed the landmark New Jersey ruling today:
 
"As leaders in gay media, we know from our experience that same-sex marriage is a milestone of hope, equality and opportunity for the gay com
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SEAMEC RATES CANDIDATES
For the 30th consecutive year the Seattle Metropolitan Elections Committee (SEAMEC) releases its ratings of candidates, including incumbents, on issues of interest to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. www.fairnessratings.org.

SEAMEC offers three f
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Stolichnaya Partners with LOGO to Promote REAL

Stolichnaya® genuine Russian Vodka is proud to announce a partnership with LOGO, the cable TV channel for gay America, on the BE REAL project celebrating the lives of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Americans.  The brand-produced documentary, "Stolichnaya presents BE REAL " Stories from Queer America,&quo more

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A United Church of Christ executive in Cleveland is hailing a New Jersey Supreme Court decision on Oct. 25 that moves the Garden State a significant step closer to legalizing same-gender marriage
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Just ask 'the question'

By CHRIS CRAIN

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's double life included a ser more

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