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July 27, 2007
V 35 Issue 30

 
 
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Section One

'Just Registered:' Same-sex couples take advantage of new rights
by Robert Raketty - SGN Staff Writer

Gay and Lesbian couples from across Washington State traveled to Olympia on Monday, July 23, to take advantage of new Domestic Partnership Registry, which provides a limited number of benefits to same-sex couples and senior citizens. The Secretary of State's office was well prepared for the long line that snaked around the building on
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Executive Director Thomas to leave Seattle LGBT Center
Thomas steps down to pursue other interests, board says

It is with regret that the Board of the Seattle LGBT Community Center and Queen City Community Development announces the resignation of our Executive Director Shannon Thomas. Our regret is tempered with gratitude for the four years of energetic and visionary service that
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NEW DETAILS in Scott White murder of Mike Webb
"An extreme danger to the community..." says Prosecutor's Office.

by Lisa Wardle - SGN Staff Writer

Details emerged Friday, July 21, about the charges held against 28-year-old Scott Brian White. After waiving his right to appear in court for a bail hearing Thursday, July 20, White was charged with the murder of Mike K.
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Matt's Fence Still Exists
Yesterday, July 23, 2007, I visited Matt's Fence in Laramie, Wyoming, as I have done every year since Matthew Shepard's death.

To paraphrase Mark Twain, "Rumors of the demise of Matt's Fence have been greatly exaggerated."

In fact, the fence, and the small rock monument in the form of an arrow placed on the spo
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Something rotten in the Senate
It's the stench of Gay rights bills languishing despite six months of 'friendly' Democrats in control.

by Chris Crain - SGN Contributing Writer

The latest casualty in George Bush's fiasco in Iraq is the Gay-inclusive hate crime bill, a victim of friendly fire in the U.S. Senate.

Gay rights champion Ted K
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U.S. House mourns loss of Mexican-American hate crime victim
David Ray Ritcheson supported hate crime legislation for Gays, others

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Human Rights Campaign today praised the U.S. House of Representatives for passing a resolution by voice vote honoring the late David Ray Ritcheson. Ritcheson, the victim of a brutal hate crime because he was Mexican-American, had testified
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Needle exchange helps curtail new HIV infection rates
Program a bargain for taxpayers, says Public Health by Liz Meyer - SGN Staff Writer

The statistics are jaw-dropping: on a national scale, over 50 percent of all new HIV infections come from injection drug users. Two thirds of these new infections come from sharing needles, and the rest either come from unprotected sex with an
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U.S. House Majority Whip condemns anti-Gay newspaper ads
James Clyburn (D-SC) calls ads "grossly inaccurate" and "highly prejudicial"

WASHINGTON, D.C.- Today Bishop Carlton Pearson, HRC Religion Council member and senior minister of the New Dimensions Worship Center in Tulsa, OK, commended House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-SC) for issuing a letter that counters the false claims by a
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