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Section One - ALL STORIES
Iowa judge stays marriage equality ruling pending appeal
First Gay couple outside of Massachusetts weds Friday, Aug. 31st

by Lisa Keen - SGN Contributing Writer

In a state where the nation's eyes are frequently focused this year, a district court judge in Iowa ruled August 30 that the state constitution requires that same-sex couples be allowed to obtain marriage licenses In doing so, he explained with grea
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Gay-bashing: Man attacked, dragged several blocks by speeding car
"It's been open season on Gays this summer in Seattle," said Seattle City Councilmember Tom Rasmussen.

by Robert Raketty - SGN Staff Writer

Twenty-six year-old Seattle resident Andrew Geske was walking home with a male friend at about 2:30 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 3, when he was attacked by the driver of a black
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GOTTA GO PEE!
GOTTA GO PEE! Pacific Place protest on Monday, Sept. 3, over Trans restroom rights

by Robert Raketty - SGN Staff Writer

Two self-identified "gender variant persons," who use male pronouns, say they were mistreated by a Pacific Place security guard after using the fourth floor men's restroom sometime after 9 'o clo
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Kopay gives $1 million to UW Q Center endowment
First pro-athlete to come out as Gay to be honored during Husky game on Saturday, Sept. 8

by Robert Raketty - SGN Staff Writer

David Kopay, a University of Washington alumnus and the first American professional team athlete to come out as Gay, will be honored during a ceremony at Husky Stadium on the UW campus o
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State Rep. McDermott seeking Senate seat
West Seattle seat being vacated by Senator Poulsen

Openly Gay state Rep. Joe McDermott (D-34) is seeking the appointment to the 34th Legislative District State Senate seat, which is being vacated by state Senator Erik Poulsen (D-34), who has accepted a position lobbying for public utilities.

"I am seeking to be one of
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SGN Endorsement
Vote for David Della for City Council - Vote against his opponent Tim Burgess

by SGN Editorial Staff

Seattle Gay News has backed the SEAMEC ratings time and time again over the years. Hundreds of requests for endorsement have been declined over the past 30 years in favor of the community based ratings project.
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ENDA: House committee hears from Gay victims of job discrimination
WASHINGTON - A string of Gays and Lesbians told a House committee on Wednesday of being fired solely because of their sexuality and called on Congress to enact the Federal Employment Non-Discrimination Act.

The bill was introduced in Congress in April. If passed and signed by the president it be illegal to fire, refuse to hire or re
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ENDA: A watershed moment
"This week's hearing represents a watershed moment in the internal history of our movement and our collective relationship with Congress."

by Matt Foreman - Executive Director NGLTF

This week, a House subcommittee held a hearing on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA). Given that the bill has been langui
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Kansas governor signs anti-discrimination executive order
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius signed an executive order that will prohibit discrimination against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender state employees. The order is effective immediately.

"Today is a good day for all Kansans who reject discrimination. This is an important and meaningful state
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Ex-Gay executive director fakes hate crime
"It did not happen," said Jackie Abrams, Vice Chair of the Arlington County Fair.

LOS ANGELES - Truth Wins Out called on PFOX Executive Director Regina Griggs to resign today for faking a hate crime incident at a the Arlington County Fair in Virginia. Griggs claimed that a Gay activist at the PFOX booth physically attacked an "
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Delightful, Delicious, Decadent, Dawson: A city frozen in time!
by Rev. Barbara Allen, CMP - SGN Contributing Writer

It began with the discovery of gold in 1896 at Bonanza (Rabbit) Creek where gold nuggets were large enough to be visible beneath the creek water. This sparked the Klondike Gold Rush and transformed Dawson City from what natives called "Moose Pasture" into the "Paris of the
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Gwen Hall Tribute
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400 at NLGJA National Convention
Larry Kramer makes rare appearance

by Rex Wockner - SGN Contributing Writer

Some 400 people turned out for the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association annual convention in San Diego Aug. 30 to Sept. 2 - a dramatic drop from the 650 people who attended last year's confab in Miami.

NLGJA offic
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The Outfield: Transformation: A sportswriter's journey to fulfillment
by Dan Woog - SGN Contributing Writer

When Mike Penner told a fellow sportswriter and former soccer teammate that he'd be transitioning from male to female, the friend said, "Could you have picked a worse profession to do that in?"

The answer, as Mike - now Christine Daniels - soon found out, was "yes." In fact,
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San Diego Gays disrupt unveiling of Pete Wilson statue
As Governor, Wilson vetoed 1991 Gay Rights Bill, sparking protests statewide; as Mayor, he let police raid Gay bars

by Rex Wockner - SGN Contributing Writer

A group of San Diego Gays, Lesbians and Transgender people joined some 300 Latino protesters Aug. 25 in spoiling a downtown ceremony to unveil a privately
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Real Estate - Trying to sell your home? Give it scentmosphere!
Looking to sell your home? All you hear these days in the news and from friends is how bad the housing market is, and for good reason. There are too many existing houses on the market, builders have had to get more aggressive in selling new homes, interest rates and gas prices are up & these are not ideal conditions.

Selling a
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