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Section One - ALL STORIES
Ford leaves pro-Gay legacy in waning years
"President Ford recognized that all Americans deserve to be treated with dignity and fairness," said Log Cabin President Patrick Sammon.

by Robert Raketty - SGN Staff Writer

Former President Gerald R. Ford passed away from heart failure at his home in California on Tuesday, December 26, at the age of 93. The longest living former president, surpassing Ronald R
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Southern African leaders meet to discuss HIV/AIDS among sex workers, MSM
Leaders from 14 member nations of the Southern African Development Community on Tuesday gathered in Blantyre, Malawi, for the third annual forum of national AIDS authorities to discuss ways to reach out to commercial sex workers and men who have sex with men to help control the spread of HIV, the SAPA/Independent Online reports.

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Dark Passage: Night watch on the MV Columbia
by Rev. Barbara Allen, CMP - SGN Contributing Writer

[Editor's Note: SGN Contributing Writer Rev. Barbara Allen, CMP, writers about her meditative journey aboard the ferry MV Columbia from Sitka in Alaska to Seattle.]

It's pitch black darkest night.

No moon, stars, or lights on either side of the ship... just i
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India's law criminalizing homosexuality hinders HIV prevention, violates human rights of MSM, UNAIDS official says
India's law criminalizing homosexuality is undermining the fight against HIV/AIDS and violates the human rights of men who have sex with men, Denis Broun, UNAIDS India coordinator, said on Thursday, Reuters UK reports (Zaheer, Reuters UK, 11/30).

The law, enacted in 1861 and known as Section 377, makes "carnal intercourse against the or
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Planning Important for Unmarried Couples
by William J. Cruzen - Special to the SGN

Under current federal and Washington law, a multitude of rights are based on a person's marital status. These include, but are not limited to, inheritance rights, community property rights, elective rights, custody rights, survivor rights and retirement benefits.

The Federal Defe
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AIDS Healthcare Foundation launches ad campaign against Pfizer's ads promoting erectile dysfunction drug
AIDS Healthcare Foundation launches ad campaign against Pfizer's ads promoting erectile dysfunction drug The Los Angeles-based AIDS Healthcare Foundation on Thursday launched an advertising campaign against pharmaceutical company Pfizer because it said the company's ads for the erectile dysfunction drug Viagra promote recreational use, the Los A more
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Sex Ed and HIV prevention education in U.S. schools 'fiercely politicized' and 'highly problematic,' article says
Sex Ed and HIV prevention education in U.S. schools 'fiercely politicized' and 'highly problematic,' article says Sex education and HIV prevention education in U.S. schools is a "heated, fiercely politicized debate" that "remains highly problematic," according to the monthly HIV/AIDS magazine POZ.

According to recent CDC data, one-thir
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Equal Rights Washington hires organizer, more planned
"Organizers are an important means of transmitting information between volunteer activists, organizations and the ERW board and staff," said ERW Advocacy Director Josh Friedes.

by Robert Raketty - SGN Staff Writer

The Seattle Gay News learned this week that Equal Rights Washington has hired Nathan Riding to serve as the o
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State to deny gender reassignment surgery to clients of state-funded health plans
"Political unpopularity and stigma must not form the basis of medical coverage decisions," said ERW Advocacy Director Josh Friedes.

by Robert Raketty - SGN Staff Writer

A rule change by the Health and Recovery Services Administration of the Department of Social and Health Services could leave Transgender patients without
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The Saga Continues - Part III: The Summer of Pride Divide!
by Nevin Jefferson - SGN Contributing Writer

View this portrait on a wall! Blacks in Africa stolen from their mother land, then, bought over to the United States to be sold as new plantation animals. Black women were raped, ravaged, ruined and - in some cases - left with a child that reminded them of their horror. Never the less,
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Cartoon campaign credited with encouraging Gay men to get syphilis tests
Cartoon campaign credited with encouraging Gay men to get syphilis tests SAN FRANCISCO, C.A. -- Between 1999 and 2002 the number cases of syphilis skyrocketed in San Francisco, from 44 in 1992 to 494 in 2002 with an unusually high percentage in the Gay community.

The numbers sparked fear among local health authorities that the surge in s
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Maxcy Moon - In Memorium

In Memorium

Maxcy Moon  
Oct. 3, 1952Dec. 30, 2005

Fairy tales sometimes come true
Use fairy dust and pixie glue
Then all the love will stick to you
My little lovely.
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'Love and Respect Us' public service announcements aim to reach MSM, prevent spread of HIV
"Love and Respect Us," HIV Forum NYC/Callen-Lorde Community Health Center: HIV Forum NYC and Callen-Lorde Community Health Center on Nov. 30 on the LOGO network and on Dec. 1 on the Here! network premiered a series of public service announcements aimed at "tackling the rise in HIV, crystal meth use and unsafe sex among" men who have sex with me more
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Part Two: South End Steam Baths
by Don Paulson - SGN Contributing Writer

The first owners were Heady and Carney who sold it to a Greek man who didn't advise his customers of the Gay activity; so a number of fights broke out. In 1950, a customer was so advised. He said, "Thank you. If someone puts the make on me I'll punch him through the wall!" He was not admitte
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Hot color trends in home decorating for the New Year
Hot color trends in home decorating for the New Year Want to get a jump start on discovering 2007's hottest decorating and paint color trends? Winter is an ideal time to start planning your interior decorating spruce ups. And, one of the easiest and least expensive ways to give a room a new look and feel is with paint.

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