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NGL-Task Force Executive Director to step down after five years
Matt Foreman, executive director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and a national leader in the struggle for equal rights and social justice, announced January 23 he will step down in April to lead the Gay & Lesbian Program at the Evelyn & Walter Haas, Jr. Fund. Foreman has led the Task Force for five years and helped propel the organization to national prominence as an outs more
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New 2008 domestic partnership bill headed to House, Senate
by Nick Ardizzone - SGN Staff Writer

[At press time, the Seattle Gay News was unable to interview Senator Ed Murray extensively. Murray is the co-sponsor of the 2008 domestic partnership bill and a long-time openly Gay legislator. Look for Murray's interview in next week's SGN as part of our continuing coverage.]
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Washington Legislature gains sixth Gay representative in Marko Liias
by George Bakan and Nick Ardizzone - SGN Staff Writers

When Marko Liias, a 26-year-old Democrat from Mukilteo, replaced former Rep. Brian Sullivan in early January, he became the sixth openly Gay member of the Washington state Legislature. His appointment elevates Washington's caucus to one of the most Gay-friendly in the nati
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Keen's guide to presidential primaries
by Lisa Keen - Keen News Service

For Gays in states with the largest Gay populations, like California, it's decision time in the 2008 presidential race. From the evidence available - anecdotal and indirect - most Gays are trying to choose between the top two Democratic candidates, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. For those who
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More Gay news from the presidential campaign trail
by Lisa Keen - Keen News Service

FRONTRUNNERS CLEAR NOW
There are two clear frontrunners now in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, and while John McCain has enjoyed a surge of popularity in New Hampshire and South Carolina, Mitt Romney has the delegate lead in the race for the Republican nomina
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Déjà AIDS all over again
by Chris Crain - SGN Contributing Writer

"FLESH-EATING SUPERBUG SPREADS AMONG GAYS"

That headline and variations of it appeared around the world this past week as the mainstream media went into panic overdrive in response to research showing Gay men in San Francisco and several other urban areas were at a highe
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Martin Luther King III encourages John Edwards on MLK Day
On January 19, John Edwards met privately with Martin Luther King, III, the eldest son of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. On Martin Luther King Day, Edwards received the following letter from King.

Dear Senator Edwards:

It was good meeting with you yesterday and discussing my father's legacy. On the day when the na
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Understanding Washington's caucus cacophony
by Barbara Sehr - SGN Contributing Writer

In the coming week, the Democratic campaign for President of the United States heats up. Some 24 states will vote in primaries and caucuses on February 5. There's a possibility that the nomination could once again be decided before Washington State decides its choice four days later. T
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Obama's tightrope act
by Wayne Beson - SGN Contributing Writer

A few months ago, my organization TruthWinsOut.org caused a national uproar after we criticized Barack Obama for embracing "ex-Gay" singer Donnie McClurkin. The Christian crooner was part of Obama's gospel tour of South Carolina, which was an attempt to lure African American voters away
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A lifetime later, the challenges are the same
by Billy Glover - Special to the SGN

Billy Glover, one of the founders of ONE magazine and who was at the forefront of many advocacy movements in and around LA, is one of America's senior Gay rights activists.

There are several things about this election that many seem to think are terrible. I - horrors
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Ask Michael: Standing strong against the hatred
by Michael Raitt - SGN Contributing Writer

Again, newspapers and the internet are abuzz with reasons to hurl hatred and vitriol towards the LGBT community. In this political season, certain politicians condemn us and now some segments of the population are trying to link a biological event (MRSA outbreak) with "homosexual depr
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Seattle Gay Softball seeks new players February 9
The Open Division of the Emerald City Softball Association (ECSA) is gearing up for its 2008 season, and we are looking for new players.

The first of two New Player Skills Clinics is set for Saturday, February 9, noon to 2 p.m., at the Rainier Beach Playfields in South Seattle. Rainier Beach Playfields is located on Rainier Ave.
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The Outfield: Sweating and seeking bliss
by Dan Woog - SGN Contributing Writer

Bliss. Some people seek it through meditation; others through chemicals or sex. Christopher Bergland finds bliss through sweat.

Bergland sweats a lot. He has won three Ironman competitions. Each Ironman includes a 7.2-mile swim, 336-mile bike run, and 78.6-mile run. That's
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Seattle Gay History: A five-foot marijuana stalk, 1965
by Don Paulson - SGN Contributing Writer

Many see the Kennedy assassination as the beginning of the turbulent 1960s. It actually began in ancient times when governments and religions dictated people's lives to a pinpoint. People recognized its hypocrisy and the old, tired struggle continues. Gains were made but it's never enou
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Campaigning while female
by Jennifer Vanasco - SGN Contributing Writer

About a month ago, I was traveling to my mom's house in Virginia, listening to a liberal political talk show where the host was encouraging his listeners to call in about the Democratic candidates.

In between callers, he said something like, "Now, I'm going to get
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Radical Women hosted stirring discussion on women's rights
by Rajkhet Dirzhud-Rashid - SGN Staff Writer

There's nothing like a discussion about reproductive rights and the current administration's fight against Roe v. Wade to spark a lively discussion, and that's exactly what happened last Thursday (January 17) at New Freeway Hall when a program focusing on the issues was hosted by Ra
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Entre Hermanos awarded funds for HIV/AIDS prevention
by Marcos Martinez - SGN Contributing Writer
Executive Director, Entre Hermanos

The good people at King County's Public Health Department have awarded additional funds to Entre Hermanos to continue its work in HIV/AIDS prevention in the Latino community. Because Latinos (and other groups including African Americans and f
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Joe Solmonese issues statement on departures of Matt Foreman and Kevin Jennings
Joe Solmonese, President of the Human Rights Campaign, issued the following statement regarding the departures of Matt Foreman, Executive Director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, and Kevin Jennings, Founder of the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network:

"It has been an honor to work side-by-side with both Matt an
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The Imperial Court
A NOTE FROM BRUCE BUTLER

It is my pleasure to announce to the community, and to the Membership, College, and Board of Directors that I, Bruce Butler, hereby declare my candidacy for Rainier 34, the Emperor of The Imperial Sovereign Court of Seattle and the Olympic and Rainier Empire.

I am encouraged by th
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