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SGN EXCLUSIVE FROM BOSTON - Massachusetts legislature defeats ban on marriage for same-sex couples
"Today's historic vote will have a national impact on civil rights for years to come," said U.S. Senator Edward M. Kennedy.

by Joshua Friedes - Special to the SGN

The Massachusetts legislature voted Thursday, June 14, against placing a constitutional amendment on the 2008 ballot that would have prevented same-sex couples from legally marrying. In a sta
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Gang of men brutally attack gay man after leaving Gay bar
Assailant stated, "I'm sick of these fucking faggots!"

by Lisa Wardle - SGN Staff Writer

A 25-year-old Gay man was viciously attacked during the early morning hours of Sunday, June 10, while walking home from a Capitol Hill Gay bar. His partner watched in horror as a group of as many as six men brutally punched
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PRIDE HAS ARRIVED!
Four major Pride events: March on Broadway; QueerFest at Volunteer Park; Seattle Pride Parade along 4th Avenue; and PrideFest at Seattle Center

by Robert Raketty - SGN Staff Writer

The countdown to Seattle's 2007 Pride is over and the festivities have begun. This week is full of exciting and interesting events,
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Two early Pride organizers reflect on the past, present and future
SGN interviews Su Docekal from Radical Women and Chris Smith of the Freedom Socialist Party

by Rajkhet Dirzhud-Rashid - SGN Staff Writer

As the day grows closer to both QueerFest on Capitol Hill and the Pride Parade and PrideFest being held downtown and the murmurs around the split between those who wanted to see
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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, 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)
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Q Center at the University of Washington held Lavender Graduation
Celebration recognizes achievements of graduating students

by Lisa Wardle - SGN Staff Writer

Seattle's University of Washington Q Center held their annual Lavender Graduation last Thursday, June 7. In the ceremony, Queer participants were encouraged to walk, though anyone who wished to join in was warmly welcom
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2007 Seattle Dyke March to include rally, dance
"...[T]his year's event is on track to be one of the best ever."

by Lisa Wardle - SGN Staff Writer

A lot of planning and fund-raising goes into the Seattle Dyke March from laboring women who desire an event that will make a difference in the future of Queer Seattleites. There are always issues arising in this c
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