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Section One - ALL STORIES
Two Pride festivals to be held Pride weekend - QueerFest to return to Volunteer Park, PrideFest to be held at Seattle Center
by Robert Raketty - SGN Staff Writer

Even with Seattle Out and Proud (SOAP) out of the festival business this year, there appears to be no shortage of festival options for the region's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community.

The Seattle LGBT Community Center will host QueerFest at Volunteer Park on Capitol Hill on Saturday, June 23, and, newcom
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Rasmussen kicks-off campaign for re-election to Seattle City Council
"It is time for reflection, accountability and a time, also, to look forward," said Seattle City Councilmember Tom Rasmussen.

by Robert Raketty - SGN Staff Writer Surrounded by a couple hundred family, friends and political allies, Seattle City Councilmember Tom Rasmussen kicked-off his re-election campaign on Tuesday, May 8, at
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Anti-Gay pastor to speak at kick-off for Snohomish County sheriff candidate - Hutcherson to lead breakfast and prayer rally for Tom Greene
by Robert Raketty - SGN Staff Writer

Eastside pastor Ken Hutcherson of Antioch Bible Church will be the guest speaker at the campaign kick-off breakfast and prayer rally for Tom Greene, a candidate for Snohomish County sheriff, in Everett on Tuesday, May 15. Hutcherson is no stranger to the region's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Tr
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Unprecedented series of gains coast to coast for LGBT people
Half of U.S. population will be protected from anti-Gay discrimination, broad rights for same-sex couples increase eightfold in only three years

WASHINGTON, May 9 - The 2007 state legislative season has been the most productive in the history of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) rights movement and, as a result, fo
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ERW's 'Taking Equality to New Heights' Gala a big hit
by Barbara Green
Interim Executive Director
Equal Rights Washington

ERW's First Inaugural Gala was a huge success on all fronts. It was a wonderful opportunity to introduce incoming ERW Executive Director, Connie Watts to many allies who came to celebrate the power of our coalition and a successful legislature s
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Riga cardinal: Homosexuality a form of prostitution
Open letter from cardinal comes weeks after Rev. Ken Hutcherson of Anitoch Bible Church had addressed him, Riga religious leaders

by Tony Grew - pinknews.co.uk

The opposition of the Roman Catholic church to Gay Pride parades reached a new low today when the Archbishop of Riga called homosexuality "total c
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Seattle Majestics: Women's tackle football team
by Que Areste, N.D. - SGN Contributing Writer

If you've never heard of the Seattle Majestics, you are not alone. Until two of them came to speak at a meeting of Over 40 Lesbians, neither had I. They are Seattle's member of the 36 team Women's Tackle Football League and the sister team to the Seattle Seahawks.

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Pedersen bill to help former foster youth get help with housing
A bill providing housing stipends for former foster youth was signed by Gov. Christine Gregoire today, reducing the risk of homelessness for young adults who have "aged-out" of the foster care system.

House Bill 1922, sponsored by Rep. Jamie Pedersen (D-Seattle), creates an Independent Youth Housing Program to provide housin
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Domestic partnership registry: When is a victory not a victory?
by Lonnie Lopez - Special to the SGN

The marriage equality movement in Washington won a partial victory last week as Governor Christine Gregoire signed onto a bill that creates a domestic partnership registry and provides limited rights to same-sex partners, as well as for seniors over the age of 62. The law still falls f
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Navy re-enlists Gay sailor
Petty Officer called back to active duty after 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' dismissal

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The United States Navy has called an openly Gay sailor back to active duty after dismissing him under the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" ban on Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual service personnel. According to Stars & Stripes newsp
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Martina Navratilova honored at international equality dinner -
PHILADELPHIA, PA -- Martina Navratilova received Equality Forum's 12th annual International Role Model Award on Saturday, May 5, at the National Constitution Center. With a backdrop of Independence Hall, Autumn Bayles, Senior Vice President of Tasty Baking Company and member of Equality Forum's National Board of Governors, and Malcolm Lazin, Ex more
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Coast to Coast Marriage Equality Marches on May 19th in Support of the Freedom to Marry
SAN FRANCISCO, California -- On Saturday, May 19, 2007, Marriage Equality USA (MEUSA) and Marriage Equality New York (MENY) are partnering together for simultaneous walks across the Brooklyn Bridge and Golden Gate Bridge in support of marriage equality.

"As we celebrate the third anniversary of marriage licenses being issued t
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Seattle to mark HIV Vaccine Awareness Day with remembrance, celebration
Drag show and dance contest at R Place Bar on May 18

The Seattle HIV Vaccine Trials Unit, based at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, will use the 10th anniversary of President Clinton's challenge to develop an HIV vaccine to celebrate two new partners in its work to educate the community on HIV vaccine research. It will
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Demoted to fourth-class citizenship
Only months into the Bush administration, the U.S. quietly began recognizing same-sex domestic partners, so long as they weren't Americans

by Chris Crain - SGN Contributing Writer

I discovered recently that I'm actually a fourth class citizen of the United States, at least in terms of how the government trea
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Gay softball keeps on growing
by Nick Bowen - Special to the SGN

With its season now in full swing, the Emerald City Softball Association (ECSA) is setting all kinds of membership records - yet again. This year, the league has grown to more than 650 players playing on a record-number 49 teams.

The ECSA, which is Seattle's LGBT softbal
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Part I: Gay shared housing (ca. 1940s-1960's)
by Don Paulson - SGN Contributing Writer

It wasn't until after the second world war that Seattle's small Gay community realized they were not the only faggots in the world -- it was time to crawl out of the belly of the beast, due largely to a 'Gay miracle,' when Gay bars began to open all over America and Europe. O
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Zero to Sixty - 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited
by J.T. Hills - SGN Contributing Writer

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Completely redesigned for 2007
Larger more powerful engine
Value pricing

BOTTOM
Handling feels cumbersome at times
Poor parking visibility
Historically poor resale values

The Hyunda
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Real Estate: Click, click, move: How the internet is changing how we move
Moving season is upon us. According to the American Moving and Storage Association, half of all household moves take place between May and Labor Day. Overall, 43 million Americans move every year.

Planning a move can be time-consuming and nerve-wracking, but two things can help make the process go more smoothly: educating yo
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Wonder, Wisdom, Power of Women: Women's Spirituality Tele-Festival to be held
by Rev. Barbara Allen, CMP - SGN A&E Writer

It's an idea whose time is more than here. Women all over the world may now experience "The Wonder, The Wisdom, The Power of Women" featuring leaders of the women's spirituality movement in their own homes via the internet! The Beltane Papers: A Journal of Women's Mysteries, a l
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