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Hopeful Huckabee's bigoted campaign comments
by Lisa Keen - SGN Contributing Writer

Republican presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee's been saying a lot about Gays lately - but not much of it is very nice.

Most attention this week has focused on his written comment in 1992 that, "If the federal government is truly serious about doing something with the AIDS virus, we need to take steps that would isola
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Homophobia at 30,000 feet: A Gay man's ordeal on Southwest Airlines
by Nick Ardizzone - SGN Staff Writer

A Gay Spokane man and his partner were subjected to anti-Gay slurs, discrimination, and eventual police action during and after a Southwest Airlines flight Wednesday. Kelly Brown, Associate Editor of Spokane's Stonewall News, contacted Seattle Gay News to give an exclusive interview about the
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Gay & Lesbian Task Force to honor GSBA director Louise Chernin at January awards dinner
by Barbara Sehr - SGN Contributing Writer

"The work of the political activist inevitably involves a certain tension between the requirement that position be taken on current issues as they arise and the desire that one's contributions will somehow survive the ravages of time." - Angela Davis

The work of Louise Ch
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Obituary: Gay historian Allan Berube 1946 - 2007
by Wayne Hoffman - Special to the SGN

Gay historian Allan Berube, award-winning author of Coming Out Under Fire, died on December 11, 2007. He was 61.

His death was due to sudden complications following the discovery of two stomach ulcers, according to his close friend Jonathan Ned Katz, a fellow Gay historian.
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Midnight civil unions planned in NH
There's a new reason to celebrate this New Year's Eve in New Hampshire.

On January 1, a civil unions bill takes effect which give same-sex couples the right to enter into civil unions which entitle the couple to all the same rights as a marriage. To celebrate the new law, an increasingly large group is planning to gather on the S
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GLAD deplores RI Supreme Court decision blocking couple's divorce
The Rhode Island Supreme Court released a 3-2 decision Friday preventing Cassandra Ormiston and Margaret Chambers from obtaining a divorce.

The women are Rhode Island residents who married in Fall River, Massachusetts in 2004, and mutually sought a divorce in Rhode Island Family Court in October 2006. Family Court Chief Judge
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Rep. McDermott wants discriminatory HIV/AIDS immigrant law changed
Rep. Jim McDermott (D-WA) released a congressional letter to the Secretary of Homeland Security Friday, demanding that changes be made to current law, and against a proposed new rule affecting entry into the U.S. by individuals with HIV.

Quoting from the letter that Rep. McDermott, Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA), and 29 other co-sponsor
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Hate crimes bill killed by friendly fire
by Chris Crain - SGN Contributing Writer

Karl Rove's days of working the political wedge against Gays may be over, but Gay and Transgender hate crimes protections were nonetheless caught in a classic Washington vice last week, dashing hopes the long-stalled legislation would pass this year with Democrats finally in control of
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