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Section One - ALL STORIES
Joe McDermott moves to Washington State Senate
Joins State Senator Ed Murray, appointed to replace Sen. Erik Paulson

by Liz Meyer - SGN Staff Writer

The Metropolitan King County Council appointed former State Rep. Joe McDermott to replace State Sen. Erik Poulsen as State Senator for the 34th Legislative District. With the appointment, Sen. McDermott, who served as the state representative for the 34t
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LGBT community rally for inclusive ENDA
A community rally for a Transgender-inclusive Federal Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) was held on Sunday, October 14. People packed into the Seattle LGBT Community Center to hear from local Transgender and allied leaders who urged for the passage of an inclusive ENDA bill, which would provide workplace protections for LGBT people. more
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Human Rights Campaign responds to ENDA concerns
SGN Exclusive interview - HRC President Joe Solmonese

by Liz Meyer - SGN Staff Writer

Now is not a fun time to be Joe Solmonese.

The embattled Human Rights Campaign (HRC) president has taken major blows on op-ed pages and from the other major LGBT rights groups for his organization's decision not
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LGBT community to respond to anti-Gay conference in Lynnwood
Seattle Police on heightened alert

by Liz Meyer - SGN Staff Writer

Last week, the Seattle Gay News reported plans by an anti-Gay group, Watchmen on the Walls, to convene in Lynnwood for a conference this upcoming weekend.

The movement draws its followers mainly from Russian-speaking, conservativ
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Anti-Gay referenda fails in Oregon
Gay rights groups not celebrating yet

by Liz Meyer - SGN Staff Writer

The second effort by anti-Gay groups to block Oregon's new domestic partnership law has failed to garner enough valid signatures to qualify for the ballot.

Early last week, the Oregon Secretary of State posted the initial signat
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A hate crime minus the hate
Michael Sandy's killers were convicted of a hate crime even though they weren't anti-gay. The law went too far even in his tragic case.

by Chris Crain - SGN Contributing Writer

Lost in all the headlines about whether to include transgender protection in the Employment Non-Discrimination Act is a brewing debate
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Joe McDermott becomes third openly Gay member of State Senate
Former state representative appointed to replace Sen. Erik Poulsen

by Liz Meyer - SGN Staff Writer

The Metropolitan King County Council appointed former State Rep. Joe McDermott to replace State Sen. Erik Poulsen as State Senator for the 34th Legislative District. With the appointment, Sen. McDermott, who serv
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Yakima woman charged with shooting death of partner
by Liz Meyer - SGN Staff Writer

A Yakima woma0n has been charged with second-degree murder in the shooting of her partner.

Tracy L. Johnson, 46, was arraigned yesterday in the death of 39-year-old Kelly Walsh. She remains in jail with bail set at $1 million.

Police found the body Thursday in the t
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A new direction for passing an inclusive ENDA
by Malcolm Lazin Executive Director Equality Forum Congressman Barney Frank has made clear that even with a significant Democratic majority in the House of Representatives, Congress will not pass an Employment Non-Discrimination Act that includes Transgender protection. Even if an inclusive ENDA were to pass the House, it is unlikely tha more
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IN LOVING MEMORY - Kelly Robert Green - Richard 'Glenn' French
IN LOVING MEMORY Kelly Robert Green was born on November 25, 1963 in California, but he called Seattle home for more than twenty years. He passed away October 4, 2007.

It has been said that writing an obituary is the Siberia of journalism. However, it is truly an honor to write about such a warm hearted, tender soul as this resp
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U.S. House committee passes ENDA
Rep. Tammy Baldwin to introduce Trans-inclusive amendment

by Lisa Keen - SGN Contributing Writer

The Employment Non-Discrimination Act passed a House committee on Thursday, October 18, by a 27 to 21 vote, with four Republicans voting for it and four Democrats voting against it.

The "No" votes a
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Coming out gracefully
by Paul Varnell - SGN Contributing Writer

In a recent column keyed to National Coming Out Day, I offered several reasons, both practical and moral, for coming out. Keep in mind that coming out--i.e., being open about your sexual orientation--is the most important Gay-related political act you can undertake. Think of each time
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Marriage Equality: California Governor dumps on Gays again - Signs 7 Gay-friendly bills too
by Rex Wockner - SGN Contributing Writer He did it again.

For the second time in three years, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Oct. 12 vetoed a bill passed by the state Legislature legalizing same-sex marriage.

And for the second time in three years, the state's Gay and Lesbian population yawned or
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My name is Gilbert Baker and I created the Rainbow Flag.
My story is one of creation and conflict, courage and freedom. It is about the fabric that helped empower a community. Dramatic? Well of course. I'm a drag queen. But, every word of it is true. My name is Gilbert Baker and I created the Rainbow Flag.

Pride 2008 marks the 30th anniversary of the flag I first flew in San Franc
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Victimization for sexual orientation increases suicidal behavior in college students
The film and television series "M*A*S*H*" featured the song "Suicide is Painless," but new research refutes that idea and indicates that being victimized because of sexual orientation is a chief risk factor for suicidal behavior among Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual college students.

The study is the first to explore the link between vic
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Gay History - THAT'S NUTS! - The Fight for Our Sanity
by Eric Marcus - Special to the SGN

Sometimes I think I'm crazy. I'm often anxious, occasionally hypochondriacal. And a deep sense of foreboding flows through my veins as it did through the veins of my great-grandparents, who fled Eastern Europe ahead of pogroms and the Nazis because they knew at a cellular level that bad things
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The OutField - Defining Community: LGBT Athletes of Color
by Dan Woog

"We're here. We're queer. We're gay student-athletes, and also people of color."

OK, so that's not the jazziest sports slogan since "Just do it." But it's reality for more folks than anyone in either the gay or black community realizes.

Lea Robinson's mission is to bring young gay
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