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Section One - ALL STORIES
First pride celebration in Centralia a success - Rally, booths, and march among festivities
by Lisa Wardle - SGN Staff Writer

History of the Pride day sort was made in Lewis County on June 5th when the region's first Gay Pride rally and parade arose from the passion of activists. It was organized by a group of college students in the Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) at Centralia College and featured speakers, food, and informational booths. Organizers told SGN abo
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Bellevue council adopts domestic partner benefits for city employees
Newcastle also adopts benefits this week

by Lisa Wardle - SGN Staff Writer

Two months after a lawsuit was brought against the city of Bellevue seeking workplace benefits for city employees, the City Council finally granted domestic partner benefits to same-sex and elderly couples this past Monday. In a 7-0 vote, the
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Pride options include Capitol Hill, downtown again this year
Pride March on Broadway; QueerFest at Volunteer Park; Seattle Pride Parade along 4th Avenue; and PrideFest at Seattle Center

by Robert Raketty - SGN Staff Writer

Pride weekend will be full of options for the region's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community. However, the four main events - scheduled to
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'Trailer Queens Pageant' to raise funds, Pride awareness
by Liz Meyer - SGN Staff Writer

Call it the LGBT Community Center's P.R. blitz: adorning Seattle's drag queens in less-than-fabulous duds, in the hopes that the flashy-to-trashy transformation will turn some heads in time for Pride.

During the week before Pride, drag queens inspired by a "Trailer Trash" theme wi
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Latvia Gay pride finally goes smoothly
by Rex Wockner - SGN Contributing Writer

Third time's a charm. Gay pride in Riga, Latvia, finally went smoothly this year on June 3.

In 2005, the first year, 150 marchers were heavily outnumbered by around 1,000 anti-Gay protesters who hurled insults, bottles and rotten eggs; blocked the streets; and forced the para
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Russia with hate - Observations on Moscow Gay pride
by Peter Tatchell - Special to the SGN On Sunday 27 May, in Moscow, I witnessed the latest assault on human rights in Russia. A tiny, peaceful Gay Pride march, which threatened no one, was banned on the diktat of Moscow's mayor, Yuri Luzhkov. At the same time, President Putin effectively banned Gay Pride organisers from holding a rally more
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Democratic presidential nominees favor an end to military ban on Gays
by Lisa Keen - SGN Contributing Writer

When it came to Gay issues, the surprise sluggers in Sunday night's Democratic presidential debate were not among the top three polling Democrats. They were U.S. Senator Joseph Biden and New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson.

Biden called the military's "don't ask/don't tell" p
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SPECIAL SPORTS EDITORIAL AND GAME REVIEW - Seattle Majestics vs. Portland Shockwave, June 2nd
by Sandi Edwards - SGN Contributing Writer

What a win. Seattle defeated the Portland Shockwave 33-13 during their June 2nd game at Memorial Stadium.

With all that there was to do Saturday, Seattle Mariners, Storm basketball, Hot Flash dance, and Fruit Bowl it was no wonder the Seattle Majestics had a hard time
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Brutal and violent raid in Iran: police arrest 87, jail 17
by Doug Ireland - Gay City News

Iranian authorities staged a brutal and violent May 10 raid on a birthday party in Esfahan which they suspected was a Gay gathering, beating the guests and arresting 87 people, including four women, one of whom had a child with her.

Some 80 of those arrested made bail or were released
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Seattle Gay History - Part II: Gay shared housing
by Don Paulson - SGN Contributing Writer

After the World War II, Gays were coming out of the closet in droves via the new Gay bars and a new awareness of what it means to be Gay and the safety in numbers. When many of the middle and upper classes moved to the suburbs they left large houses and mansions that Gays bought or ren
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Lecture on Lesbian, Trans health concerns sheds light on topic
Verbena event at Seattle First Baptist featured Dr. Elizabeth Lorde-Rollins

by Devin Glaser - SGN Contributing Writer

Dr. Elizabeth Lorde-Rollins, a obstetrician and gynecologist, gave a powerful lecture Thursday, May 31st on the varying health concerns affecting women in the Queer community at an event hosted by
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Surgeon General nominee's anti-Gay views make him 'unworthy' of post
"It is essential that America's top doctor value sound science over anti-Gay ideology," said Human Rights Campaign President Joe Solmonese.

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Human Rights Campaign spoke out today in opposition to President Bush's nomination of Dr. James Holsinger to the position of Surgeon General. Among other things, the
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Record entries for Gay softball's Emerald City Classic - More than 50 teams expected for World Series warm-up event
SEATTLE - A record-setting fifty LGBT softball teams have signed up for the Emerald City Classic, Seattle's bi-annual international Gay softball tournament, held this year June 30 - July 1.

Officials from the Emerald City Softball Association, which organizes the event, say that this year's ECC is by far the largest tournament in
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Navy assigns openly Gay sailor to reserves
WASHINGTON, DC  The United States Navy has again assigned an openly Gay sailor to duty in the Individual Ready Reserves (IRR), according to paperwork obtained by Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN). Former Petty Officer 2nd Class Jason Knight, a Hebrew linguist recently deployed to Kuwait, has been placed on IRR duty until April 2009, de more
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Gay former Burien city councilmember seeks to return to post Stephen Lamphear to run again after losing seat in 2005
Two-term former Gay Burien City Councilmember Stephen Lamphear announced today he will seek election to return to the city council.

"Stephen Lamphear was a model for what a city legislator should be -- on thought, on task, and on the job," notes longtime former state Representative Georgette Valle in her autobiography (2007). more
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Border Riders Motorcycle Club: A successful start to the 2007 riding season
About 75 campers celebrated men and motorcycles in the Cascades from May 18-21. This marked the start of the Border Riders Motorcycle Club run season with the 38th annual Victoria Day Weekend Run. The location was the Pine Flat Campground in the Wenatchee National Forest, near Entiat, Washington. The furthest a guest came was a member of the Assoc more
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Bishop calls on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender people to 'prophesy' to a homophobic culture
OutFront conference offers spirited opposition to religious right efforts in Arizona

PHOENIX, AZ - Bishop Yvette Flunder called on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) people to "prophesy" to an American culture of racism, sexism, and homophobia. During her keynote speech at OutFront Arizona: Blessing ALL Our Families
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Increases in AIDS financing but funding still falls short of estimated need, says report
GENEVA, 4 June 07 -- As the world's leaders prepare to meet this week for the annual G8 Summit, which will take place in Heiligendamm, Germany June 6-8, 2007, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and the Kaiser Family Foundation are releasing a new report analyzing funding for AIDS in low- and middle- income countries provide more
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Records temps and hot play for Emerald City Softball
by Nick Bowen - SGN Contributing Writer

Sunday saw a new record high in the Seattle area as the temperature on the field topped 86 degrees, and the teams in the Emerald City Softball Association turned up the heat as they battled and made their bids for the World Series this fall.

In the Open 'D' division the Ro
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GLSEN's GSA Banquet & Awards - Courageous stories told; LGBT students and their allies overcome obstacles
more by Lisa Wardle - SGN Staff Writer

High schools are full of homophobic slurs and minuscule bits of understanding about Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender identified students. Phrases and terms like "that's so Gay" are heard routinely, stinging the ears of quiet LGBT youth. LGBT kids fear for their safety daily, walking to cl
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HIV: Search For A Cure Continues
By David Scondras - hope@sfac.orgSpecial to the SGN

Cure?

Once again we are hearing about efforts to eradicate HIV, at least in some people. These efforts are being made, not by marginal actors, but by the country's top doctors.

On May 24th the Bloomberg report (Bloomberg.com) headlined the issue t
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Raising the bar on 'Gay friendly'
The seven Democrats running for president have come out for full federal benefits for Gay couples, though the devil is in the details.

by Chris Crain - SGN Contributing Writer

The bar has officially been raised for what constitutes "Gay friendly" in politics. Last week, all seven serious contenders for the Democ
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Lecture on Lesbian, Trans health concerns sheds light on topic
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