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Section One - ALL STORIES
Democrats make great gains in state House, Senate
The SGN speaks with ERW about the unprecedented effort by the region's LGBT community

The voters turned out anti-Gay legislators in Washington State on Tuesday, November 7th, and added to the Democratic majority in the legislature. As of SGN press time, the Democratic majority increased by six in the Senate and seven in the House.

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House and Senate elections bring good news for Gays
Democrats capture House and Senate

by Lisa Keen

SGN Contributing Writer

            Open season on equal rights for Gay people is now over -- at least in Congress for the next two years.

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Gays cheer Democratic election victories
Brightened prospects in Congress matched by elation at first-ever defeat of marriage ban

by Chris Crain

SGN Contributing Writer

The national wave that swept Democrats into power in the U.S. House and perhaps the Senate has brightened the prospect for Gay rights legislation in more

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Gay candidates win in record numbers across country

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Media urged to examine LGBT perspectives on 2006 vote
NEW YORK, Nov. 8, 2006 -- The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) today called on the nation's media to examine how growing cultural acceptance of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) people and families helped to shape -- and will be impacted by -- the 2006 election.

"GLAAD urges the nation's media to examine the
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What's the Deal with Marriage, Anyway?
by Joe Shaub - Special to the SGN

Who among us has not engaged in - or at least observed - a discussion (debate, mutual assault ... whatever) on the topic of Gay marriage? It is certainly among the most overheated of issues in our current culture wars.

While "defenders of marriage" are unbending in their assurance that marr
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Puddletown Dancers archive project is underway

by Keith A. Gehrig

Special to the SGN

It started in 2003 when I attended the 20th anniversary fly-in for Foggy City Dancers in San Francisco.  On a table near the entrance to the ballroom was a stack of photo album sleeves. Each with a photo or more of clubs members and their name listed on it. At the time more

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PFLAG announces November support meeting; upcoming events
Seattle Chapter of PFLAG will hold its annual "Getting through the Holidays" group conversation this coming Monday at its November 13th monthly support meeting. The Seattle support meeting is held from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. at Seattle 1st Baptist Church, 1111 Harvard Avenue (at the southwest corner of the Union/Seneca Street intersection). The church more
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Arizona's Voters Reject Prop. 107; the So-called 'Protect Marriage Arizona' Amendment
PHOENIX, AZ; November 8, 2006-Today's ballot count resulting in the defeat of Prop. 107 marks a significant day for Arizona's families. With 97 percent of precincts reporting, Prop. 107 was trailing by nearly three percent, which includes comfortable margins in the state's two largest communities, Phoenix and Tucson. Today's results ela more
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Anti-abortion foes confronted during annual protest on UW campus
by Rajkhet Dirzhud-Rashid - SGN A&E Writer

Coming onto the UW Campus to join the counter protest against a silent, but rather militantly anti-choice group that (according to a Radical Women member, shows up every year) on the campus, one could not help but see the reactions many students were having to the grisly, oversized photos o
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Blood Ties: Changing perceptions of HIV-positive athletes

by Jim Provenzano

SGN A&E Writer

In the years since the first professional athletes with HIV came out, most of the panic and hysteria associated with transmission via sports has subsided. In LGBT athletics, people with HIV have become accepted and accommodated with little controversy.

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Synagogue denounces violent protests against Gay people in Jerusalem
NEW YORK, NY - Anti-Gay riots have erupted in Jerusalem leading up to this Friday's Gay pride march (the fifth annual Jerusalem Pride March). Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum, the North American co-chair of WorldPride and leader of the world's largest synagogue serving Jews of all sexual orientations and gender identities has released the following stateme more
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Transgender woman breaking new ground on health coverage

Florida

In what is believed to be the first time in the U.S., a South Florida woman has been approved for an individual health insurance policy issued to her post-operative Transgender.

Obtaining individual health insurance coverage is often a daunting task, but for a Transsexual, the obstacles are ov more

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Buying your first home need not be overwhelming

Are you one of those people who considers life to be pretty good? You're thinking about getting married, have a good job, nice car and money to pay off the student loans. You have spare time to spend hangin' out with your friends.

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RUSSIAN GAY ACTIVIST VOWS TO FIGHT ON
RUSSIAN GAY ACTIVIST VOWS TO FIGHT ON London 12 November 2006 - The Russian gay activist Nicolai Alekseev has vowed to fight on after Moscow Pride 2006 was officially banned by Moscow's mayor and the protest about this was disrupted.

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