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HRC, GLBT rights groups in D.C. for '12,000 Flags for 12,000 Patriots' (video)
On November 30, a three-day tribute will begin on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., to coincide with the 14th anniversary of the signing of the infamous "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" law. One American flag will be placed on the Mall for each service member discharged since the law's institution. The flags - 12,000 in all - will serve as a testament to the harm done to national security by more
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Terry Kennedy, Gay activist, dies in San Francisco
by Tom Flint - SGN Contributing Writer

Terry Kennedy, 53, passed away in San Francisco on Saturday, November 24, 2007. He died after a long, slow decline in health due to complications from AIDS.

Kennedy was a prominent and well-known Gay community activist in Seattle during the early 1990s, at the peak of the AIDS
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Archbishop of Canterbury addresses HIV/AIDS (video)
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, has said that churches need to be brave, imaginative and honest in the fight against the spread of HIV and AIDS.

In a message for World AIDS Day, issued for the first time as a video available on the internet, Dr Williams said churches are actively engaged in the global response to HIV
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Community forum on safety urges reporting of anti-Gay incidents
by Nick Ardizzone - SGN Staff Writer

Seattle Police Capt. Paul McDonaugh fielded most of the questions from an audience of 200-plus concerned community members Tuesday evening at a forum to address the recent spike in anti-Gay assaults on Capitol Hill. The forum was held at Broadway Performance Hall and organized by the LGBT Com
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Library of Congress liable for Transgender discrimination
Rejecting the federal government's attempt to throw out a Transgender veteran's sex discrimination lawsuit against the Library of Congress, a federal judge ruled Wednesday that the case can go forward. The American Civil Liberties Union brought the lawsuit in June 2005 on behalf of 25-year U.S. Army veteran Diane Schroer who was offered a job as more
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Can relationships fight rising HIV rates?
by Chris Crain - SGN Contributing Writer

Just in time for December 1 - World AIDS Day - there is bad news about rising HIV infection rates among Gay and Bisexual men, in the United States and beyond. Don't turn the page just yet. This isn't yet another alert about yet more "alarming" HIV rates or a dire warning about a "secon
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Happy holidays from the OutField
by Dan Woog - SGN Contributing Writer

A new year is right around the corner. Pausing to look back and consider our blessings is a time-honored tradition, as much a part of the holidays as re-gifting fruitcakes and smirking at carols that command us to "don our gay apparel." As The OutField nears the end of its first year, let's
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Lead by example on World AIDS Day
by Stephen J. Fallon, Ph.D. - SGN Contributing Writer

There's something sort of overwhelming about World AIDS Day, December 1. How can any of us wrap our minds around a disease that infects 4 million people worldwide each year, and threatens the health of 47 million - mostly untreated - who are living with the virus today, accordi
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Bailey-Boushay House celebrates deed transfer
AIDS Housing of Washington  the non-profit group that built Bailey-Boushay House 15 years ago  is transferring ownership of the building to the facilitys longtime operator, Virginia Mason Medical Center. The change in ownership is designed to ensure a sustainable future for Bailey-Boushay House, a nationally recognized facility offering reside more
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Democratic presidential candidates attack 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'
In conjunction with the 14th anniversary of the signing of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," the military policy banning Gays and Lesbians from serving openly in the military, the Human Rights Campaign asked the leading Democratic candidates for President to respond to the question, "If you are elected President, what concrete steps would you take to over more
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GOP presidential candidates defend 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' (video)
Republican candidates for the 2008 presidential nomination expressed support November 28 in St. Petersburg, FL, for the federal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" law which bans openly Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual personnel from the armed forces. The candidates were queried on the topic by retired Brigadier General Keith Kerr, CSMR (Ret.), a member of Servicemem more
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The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence host World AIDS Day 'Walking Wake'
by Maggie Bloodstone - SGN A&E Writer

Truisms of the week: you dont have to be Irish to enjoy a good old-fashioned wake (though being one myself, I find it doesnt hurt), and you dont have to be Catholic to hang out with nuns (again, it doesnt hurt). So unless you have an aversion to fun, you have no excuse not to join the Si
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Real Estate: Five tips for buyers to determine the quality of a condo
Even if you aren't technically trained, there are easy ways to judge the quality of condo construction. Book an appointment to view the property and bring along a flashlight, a nightlight, and a golf ball. Then follow these five simple tips:

Test the Major Appliances and Heating/AC Units
When you arrive at the
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Ask Michael: Coming out as a GLBT parent
by Michael Raitt - SGN Contributing Writer

Coming out as a GLBT parent is one of the biggest, most difficult decisions one has to make in their lives. Many men and women have faced this or are facing this now. This decision affects the individual's spouse, children, family, and friends and opens the door for a multitude of diffi
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London slashes HIV funding for Gay men by 36%
"NHS chiefs plan to slash funding for HIV prevention work among Gay men in London by 36% - a cut of more than £650,000," said Gay human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell of OutRage!

He was speaking ahead of World Aids Day, which is this Saturday, December 1.

"If this cut goes ahead, it will mean that the NHS money a
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Memories of a friend: Terry Kennedy, I'll miss you
by Rajkhet Dirzhud-Rashid - SGN A&E Writer

I think I met Terry shortly after I moved from Chicago to Seattle, and it was always a good thing to see him, as he was always bright and chipper. I most remember getting a phone call from him, several years ago, inviting me to join the Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual contingent of the yearly St.
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Student design teams trim trees for charity
Nine innovative and wildly creative student design teams were selected November 21 to participate in an annual tree trimming project to benefit Northwest families challenged by HIV and AIDS. The collaboration of Rise 'n' Shine and Seattle Design Center brings together interior design students from across the Northwest. The Holiday Tree Design Cha more
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Memories of Terry Kennedy
One of my best memories of Terry Kennedy was working with him on the hard-fought, well-deserved victory against the Queer haters who were trying to gather enough signatures to get an anti-Gay initiative on the Washington State ballot. Terry and I were with Bigot Busters, and the group's goal was to urge people to refuse to sign the petitions distri more
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