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Section One - ALL STORIES
GREAT ADVENTURE TO THE NORTH, PART II - North Pole, AK: Home to Mr. and Mrs. Claus
by Rev. Barbara Allen, CMP

It was a small Indian village before Santa emigrated there and set up shop. I'm not kidding, or taking poetic license, I lived there for two weeks this summer, visited with the Claus' family and helpers, dined well at the Elf's Den (and elsewhere), and visited their famous Post Office...yes, all real, and more!

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New Jersey to become third state to offer civil unions
Transgender protections also adopted

by Robert Raketty - SGN Staff Writer

New Jersey became the third state nationwide to recognize civil unions for same-sex couples on Thursday. Both houses of the Legislature voted overwhelming to adopt the measure.

On October 25, 2006, the New Jersey 's Supreme Court had ruled i
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Washington Won't Discriminate dissolving ERW, NWLC each receive $15,000 in remaining funds
by Robert Raketty - SGN Staff Writer

The Seattle Gay News has learned that Washington Won't Discriminate, the campaign that rose-up last February to retain our state new law barring discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, will disband by the end of the month. The news comes as an Eastside pastor makes known
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SLDN calls on Bush to reconsider 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' policy
Iraq study group report warns lack of language expertise

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Warning that "all of our efforts in Iraq, military and civilian, are handicapped by Americans' lack of language and cultural understanding," the Iraq Study Group, a panel of ten bi-partisan experts convened to examine military strategy in the war in Iraq, em
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Grandpa Dick, Welcome to the Revolution
by Debra Chasnoff - Special to the SGN

When I heard the news this week that Vice President Cheney's daughter Mary and her partner were expecting a baby, I thought, "Wow. It's finally happened." A true revolution within our lifetime. Actually, in less than 25 years.

In 1984, I made my first film, a documentary that explored
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Time for mother Mary to call Mr. Leather
by Wayne Besen - SGN Contributing Writer

Right wing leaders violently shook their rattles and practically soiled their diapers the moment they found out Mary Cheney was having a baby. For a moment, it seemed they were going to rename their anti-choice slogan, "Right to Straight Life" and demand that Mary immediately seek a partial b
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Co-opted by the closet
The two Gay staffers who knew Mark Foley the best were trapped by his closet, focused more on protecting their friend than the House pages.

by Chris Crain - SGN Contributing Writer

The House ethics committee finally came out last week with its report about the Mark Foley scandal and how GOP leaders in Congress, includi
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Congress passes Ryan White reauthorization - Bill now heads to Presidents desk
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The following statement was made tonight by Joe Solmonese, president of the Human Rights Campaign, upon passage by the U.S. House of Representatives of the reauthorization of the Ryan White CARE Act. Earlier this week, the U.S. Senate passed this critical lifeline for more than half a million low-income Americans living with more
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Religious right urged to rethink anti-Gay policies as 2nd mega-church pastor resigns
MIAMI BEACH, FL - Truth Wins Out strongly urged conservative churches today to call off their war against homosexuals and rethink their deadly dogma after another prominent mega-church pastor was forced to step down after his sexual orientation was revealed. The Denver Post reported today that Rev. Paul Barnes, a married pastor of south Denver' more
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Queer Foundation to award three scholarships to winners of high school essay contest
To the winners of the 2007 high school English essay contest, $1,000 scholarships are available for studies in Queer theory or a related field at the U.S. college or university of their choice in 2007-08.

Scholarships are administered by the Queer Foundation, a Washington nonprofit corporation and a 501(c)(3) public charity located in
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Jack 'Jack Oh!!' Milton Olcott - Robert Edward Perez
IN LOVING MEMORY - Jack "Jack Oh!!" Milton Olcott (12-26-42 - 11-7-06)

Jack passed peacefully at Swedish Hospital after a courageous battle against cancer.

He is survived by sisters Betty and Sally and many, many, friends.

It is requested that remembrances be made to Bailey-Boushay House (2720 E. Madison, Se
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Trial for Orange County teen 'outed' by principal concludes
ORANGE, CA - The trial of an Orange County teenager who filed a lawsuit last year against the Garden Grove Unified School District in an effort to stop discrimination and harassment of Gay and Lesbian students on campus concluded Tuesday.

Charlene Nguon, 18, a honor society candidate and straight-A student, was singled out because of
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Male circumcision reduces the risk of becoming infected with HIV, report finds
Circumcision does not provide complete protection, researchers warn Geneva, 13 December 2006 - The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS and its Cosponsors, WHO, UNFPA, UNICEF and the World Bank, note with considerable interest today's announcement by the US National Institutes of Health that two trials assessing the impact of male circum more
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Co-opted by the closet
The two gay staffers who knew Mark Foley the best were trapped by his closet, focused more on protecting their friend than the House pages.

By CHRIS CRAIN

The House ethics committee finally came out last week with its report about the Mark Foley scandal and how GOP leaders in Congress, including Speaker Dennis Hastert
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