April 13, 2007
Volume 35
Issue 15
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Section One

Victory! - Domestic partnership legislation heads to governor's desk
Bill to extend certain rights to same-sex couples likely to become law

by Robert Raketty - SGN Staff Writer

The Washington State House of Representatives voted 63-35 on Tuesday evening to adopt legislation that would extend certain rights and privileges to same-sex couples and senior citizens once reserved only for heterosexual married couples. The mea
Equality Ride 2007 comes to Seattle
Participants visit Seattle Pacific University and Northwest University, city council issues Equality Ride proclamation

by Robert Raketty - SGN Staff Writer

A bus load of 25 young adults arrived in Seattle on Monday to share their stories of religious and political oppression based on their sexual orientation or gen
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Sally Clark kicks-off re-election campaign for City Council
150 people hear Clark unveil campaign theme of "healthy, safe and affordable neighborhoods"

by Robert Raketty - SGN Staff Writer

Openly-Lesbian Seattle City Councilmember Sally Clark held her re-election campaign kick-off on Wednesday, April 11, at the FareStart Restaurant in downtown Seattle. FareStart trains home
Shifts in federal funding priorities affect Multifaith Works program
Organization receives $47,000 in cuts for Shanti program

by Robert Raketty - SGN Staff Writer

Multifaith Works is dealing with a dilemma. Last year, they lost $10,000 in funding due to a shift in funding priorities for federal Ryan White dollars. This year, those cuts run even deeper.

"...[W]e have to
Oregon Supreme Court justice to deliver keynote at GLBT Bar Association of Washington's Second Annual Banquet
The GLBT Bar Association of Washington ("QLAW") is pleased to announce that the Honorable Virginia L. Linder will give the keynote address at its Second Annual Banquet, to be held on Thursday, April 19, 2007 at the Grand Hyatt Seattle. On January 2, 2007 , Justice-Elect Linder will be sworn in as the 99th Justice of the Oregon Supreme Court more
Togo, Seppala and Balto: Incredible true story of Arctic heroes almost forgotten
by Barbara Allen - SGN Contributing Writer The City of Nome is two degrees south of the Arctic Circle. In 1925, there was one doctor and a clinic with four nurses to serve the entire area, population around 10,000, including Inuits, Athabascans and European descended Caucasians. From November to July, the port was icebound. The only way more
Iraq: Homophobic danger at every turn
Islamist death squads are systematically targeting Gay people for execution in Iraq

by Peter Tatchell - Special to the SGN

Hasan Sabeh was a happy, talented 34 year old Gay Transvestite fashion designer, also affectionately known as Tamara. He lived in the al-Mansor district of Baghdad. Two months ago, Hasan was
Judge finds GSA is not a 'sex-based' club; doesn't conflict with abstinence-only education
OKEECHOBEE, FL - The American Civil Liberties Union of Florida today welcomed a district court decision ordering Okeechobee High School to officially recognize and allow equal access to the Okeechobee High School Gay Straight Alliance.

"This decision sends a clear message to other schools that they face a similar fate in federal c
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