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Section One - ALL STORIES
HIV Trial Vaccine increases susceptibility to HIV virus
Seattle "STEP" participants received vaccine

by Liz Meyer - SGN Staff Writer

It was supposed to be a wonder drug, the great hope for battling AIDS.

Now, AIDS researchers have begun warning South African volunteers who took Merck V520-023 that the experimental vaccine is not only ineffective, but that it also may have increased their
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Pro-Gay protestors dwarf Watchmen at Lynnwood conference
by Robert Raketty - SGN Staff Writer

On Saturday, October 20, the sidewalks along all four corners of the intersection in front of the Lynnwood Convention Center were packed with men and women of all ages, races, and sexual orientations. Their brightly colored signs, rainbow flags and-in some cases-manner of dress all sought to
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Local woman referees at Gay World Cup
by Liz Meyer - SGN Staff Writer

In late September, the soccer world debated the decision by U.S. Women Nationals Team Coach Greg Ryan to pull goalkeeper Hope Solo in favor of veteran Briana Scurry in the World Cup semifinals. Everyone from The New York Times to team leader Kristine Lilly weighed in on the Solo vs. Scurry story.
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Burgess's fundraising letters for CWA, a national anti-Gay, anti-choice group, released
NARAL Pro-Choice WA holds press conference about work of Seattle City Council challenger

by Robert Raketty - SGN Staff Writer

NARAL Pro-Choice Washington released a bevy of fundraising letters on Wednesday, October 24, that Seattle City Council candidate Tim Burgess allegedly wrote for the far right wing group
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Clinton receives warm reception from Seattle Democrats
Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY), candidate for the Democratic Party presidential nomination, addressed over 1,200 people at Benaroya Hall on Monday, October 22. She was the keynote speaker at the 14th Annual Warren G. Magnuson Awards, an event to recognize Democratic Party volunteers, leaders and elected officials. The Senator did not address Ga more
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Gay History Month: Rainbow flag
by Gilbert Baker - Special to the SGN

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 30t
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Gay History Month: Remembering Northwest LGBT history
by Bookda Gheisar - Special to the SGN

The Pacific Northwest is no stranger to the struggle for Gay rights. In fact, one of our very own is responsible for the first "official" civic designation of October as Lesbian and Gay History Month. In 1995, former Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber made the declaration, paving the way for
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Symbolism or substance in ENDA debate?
by Jody M. Huckaby - Special to the SGN

When the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) received its first-ever vote in the House of Representatives and passed the Education and Labor Committee on Oct. 18, it should have been a historic - and celebratory - moment for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) communi
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Obama's gospel tour rankles LGBT voters
by Liz Meyer - SGN Staff Writer

Senator Barack Obama's efforts to gain support from Southern evangelicals, which includes a tour with a controversial gospel singer, has many Gay activists questioning Obama's commitment to the LGBT community.

The same week that Republican presidential candidates battled for "Val
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A conversation with an evangelical
by Jennifer Vanasco - SGN Contributing Writer

Meet Mike.

Mike is 30, has a girlfriend, and on the evening we talked on the phone, he was preparing to do laundry at his local Laundromat.

And, oh yeah - Mike is a seminary student and minister with the evangelical Church of the Nazarene.
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Herme the Hermaphrodite and more Skagway information
by Rev. Barbara Allen, CMP - SGN Contributing Writer

Black and beautiful (in her own way) (it's an acquired taste), she/he lives a protected life on a back street away from the busy part of town. Hidden from the public, spending most of her time in a walk-up above a laundry and across from the local rustic market, she is con
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Keen on the trail
by Lisa Keen - SGN Contributing Writer

Gay related news from the presidential campaign trail.

GOP ON PARADE
Republican presidential hopefuls had two high-profile forums for their views on Gay-related issues this week. On Sunday night, October 21, Fox News broadcast a debate from Orlando, Flor
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Kenneth Kahl 1961-2007
Ken Kahl died Monday morning, October 22nd, a tragic result of being hit by a train on his way home from visiting family. Kenny is survived by his partner of thirteen years, Matt Delano; his mother, Lorraine; twelve siblings and many nieces and nephews. Born in North Dakota and raised on a farm, Ken worked hard and enjoyed success at his work i more
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Activists upset that Barack Obama has an 'ex-gay' gospel act backing his campaign should instead appreciate the political irony.
Big tents open on both sides

BY CHRIS CRAIN

The presidential candidate who has excited millions with his promise of a "new politics" has found himself mired this week in the same old wedge politics that George Bush and Karl Rove perfected to an artform over the last decade.

Barack Obama's fresh-fac
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