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Second major safety forum planned
Rise in bias crimes and Capitol Hill are safety scheduled topics

by Liz Meyer - SGN Staff Writer

The second forum to address LGBT safety concerns in as many weeks will be held at Broadway Performance Hall on Tuesday, November 27 at 6 p.m.

The Capitol Hill Community Forum on Safety, which will be moderated by Seattle City Councilmember Sa
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HRC on Wal-Mart: Take your holiday shopping elsewhere
by Liz Meyer - SGN Staff Writer

The Human Rights Campaign, the nation's largest Gay rights group, is giving Wal-Mart a "do not buy" rating in its new consumer guide, USA Today reports.

The move comes just in time for Black Friday - the day after Thanksgiving and the busiest shopping day of the year. It also comes
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Human Rights Campaign releases 2008 'Buying for Equality' guide
With the official beginning of the holiday shopping season set to start on Black Friday, the Human Rights Campaign - the nation's largest GLBT civil rights organization - released a new guide listing hundreds of popular American brands ranked on their company's GLBT inclusiveness. The publication, "Buying for Equality," breaks products into eas more
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King County Council and Seattle City Council team up to fight HIV
The Metropolitan King County Council and Seattle City Council both voted Monday to include funding in their 2008 Budgets to significantly improve the ability of Public Health - Seattle & King County to curb the spread of HIV in King County.

The City Council and County Council each added $150,000 in 2008 funding to begin implement
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Clinic in crisis
Volunteer recruitment at one of the nation's oldest crisis phone lines - Seattle's Crisis Clinic - is down for the second year straight

Crisis Clinic is sending out an urgent call for volunteers. Unpaid phone workers have helped keep the crisis phone line open continuously since 1964, but new recruits have dropped off the l
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Do fascists have a right to free speech?
by Peter Tatchell - Special to the SGN

Should fascists have free speech? Or are some people so dangerous  especially to minority race, sexuality and faith communities  that it is legitimate to limit their freedom of expression?

Why should fascists be given free speech when they would, if given half a chance,
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Bush: The Gay rights president
by Wayne Besen - SGN Contributing Writer

Now that the Employment Nondiscrimination Act has passed the House of Representatives, the religious right has launched an all-out offensive to ensure people can be fired because of their sexual orientation. The first obvious fib propagated by Focus on the Family and the Christian Busine
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Fourth World AIDS Day Luncheon to honor Rabbi Anson Laytner
Multifaith Works will honor Rabbi Anson Laytner on November 30 at the fourth annual World AIDS Day Luncheon with the Gwen Beighle Prestigious Committed Service Award. The award is named in honor of the Multifaith Works founder, Rev. Gwen Beighle whose vision and leadership played a vital role in inspiring members of diverse faith communities to more
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Outbound: San Francisco and Tempe
San Francisco two hours away, amazing food awaits you by Benjamin Schock - SGN A&E Writer

On my first official trip to San Francisco, I only had three full days and nights to experience as much as I could within this fabulous city. Southwest Airlines (www.southwest.com) has several daily flights to Oakland, including the 5:45
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'My favorite holiday'
by Jennifer Vanasco - Special to the SGN

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday.

There's no gift exchange. There's no Easter Egg hunting. There's no fireworks to wait outside for, greeting cards to remember to buy, and no forced celebration of the military-industrial complex.

There's only a large, we
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A weekend without e-mail
by Wayne Besen - SGN Contributing Writer

Vacationing in Montreal this weekend, I had a computer glitch that made it impossible to connect online. The experience made me think about how much the world has changed since the beginning of the technological revolution, particularly for the GLBT community.

I graduated
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How can I be happy when it's cold and wet outside?
by Dr. Que Areste - SGN Contributing Writer

Yes, while the rest of the country is going through a heat wave and drought, up here in the Northwest it's going to be a cold, wet, snowy winter. I'm glad the trees are so bright this fall; the skies surely aren't. How can we stay cheerful and upbeat without spending the winter in Maza
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Real Estate: Best mortgage moves in a slowing housing market
(Given the recent changes in the mortgage and housing markets, many current and potential homeowners are asking themselves the question of what to do next in regards to their home financing situation. Whether you are looking to purchase your first home or are already a homeowner and want to maximize your investment, there are a number of home f more
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