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Section One - ALL STORIES
Microsoft millionaire's estate gives $65 million to Pride Foundation
by Nick Ardizzone - SGN Staff Writer

In 1976, Ric Weiland joined his high school classmates Bill Gates and Paul Allen at their little-known company, Microsoft, located then in Albuquerque, New Mexico. One of the corporation's first five employees, the openly Gay Weiland was integral to Microsoft's success and was able to retire quite comfortably by 1988 in order to pur
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From the desk of Barack Obama
On Thursday, Barack Obama's campaign released the following open letter to the GLBT community:

I'm running for President to build an America that lives up to our founding promise of equality for all - a promise that extends to our Gay brothers and sisters. It's wrong to have millions of Americans living as second-class citi
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Rev. Dr. Brent Hawkes, Gay rights activist, receives Canada 's highest civilian honor
The Rev. Dr. Brent Hawkes, Gay activist and senior pastor of the Metropolitan Community Church of Toronto, was invested as a member of the Order of Canada on February 22.

The Order of Canada is Canada 's highest civilian honor. Created in 1967, the Order of Canada recognizes a lifetime of outstanding achievement, dedication
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Miss Gay Seattle gives a special kind of love to Tom Douglas
On Valentine's Day, Miss Gay Seattle, Aleksa Manila, Teamsters 117, and Washington State Jobs with Justice delivered a Valentine's Day card to Tom Douglas, celebrity chef, urging him to share the love with Tomlinson Linen workers.

The festive protesters greeted restaurant guests with Valentine's balloons cards that read "Ha
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Seattle Gay Softball seeks players Saturday
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 last of our scheduled New Player Skills Clinics is set for Saturday, March 1, noon to 2 p.m., at the Rainier Beach Playfields in South Seattle. Rainier Beach Playfields is located on Rai
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Civil unions
by Jennifer Vanasco - SGN Contributing Writer

Civil unions are a failed experiment.

I didn't say that. Lynn Fontaine Newsome did.

Newsome is president of the New Jersey State Bar Association, and she was testifying in September about the effectiveness of the civil union law in New Jers
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Groups recruiting Gay presidential appointees
The Gay & Lesbian Leadership Institute (GLLI) announced the launch of the Presidential Appointments Project, a non-partisan effort designed to help grow the pool of openly Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) professionals who would be qualified and ready to accept politically appointed positions in the next US presidential administra more
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Seattle Gay History - Light shows 1967: Part Two
by Don Paulson - SGN Contributing Writer In episode one I introduced Seattle's Gay and straight primary light show group, Lux Sit (let there be light). The Union Light Co. was our main competition along with a dozen or so small light show groups. Union Light was the first light show on the scene but resented my group, Lux Sit, and conside more
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Boycott Jamaica
by Wayne Besen - SGN Contributing Writer

Gay bashing in Jamaica is so prevalent that in 2006 Time magazine wrote an article about the island headlined, "The Most Homophobic Place On Earth?" The New York Times this week showed that the anti-Gay climate has only worsened, with the island caught in a downward spiral of outrig
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National conference on aging features GLBT sessions March 26-30
The 2008 Aging in America Conference sponsored by the American Society on Aging and the National Council on Aging will include an array of sessions addressing the concerns of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) people ages 50-plus. Aging in America is the largest annual multidisciplinary conference in the United States for professio more
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Mt. Vernon HS GSA inspiring event
by Rev. Barbara Allen, CMP - SGN Contributing Writer

The Mt. Vernon High School Gay/Straight Alliance (GSA) created an unprecedented, awesome, miraculous, superb event on February 22-23. Their Over the Rainbow Festival was two years in the making, most of it persevering through bureaucratic obstacles, standing up for their
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Lively discussion followed MLK film
by Rajkhet Dirzhud-Rashid - SGN A&E Writer

Where Do We Go From Here?
New Freeway Hall
February 23


Not only was it a packed house, but the speech by Dr. Martin Luther King on issues of racism and the Vietnam War (his famous 1967 speech in which he connected the funding of the Vietnam War
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Steve Salget: 1957-2008
Steve Salget passed away unexpectedly January 11, 2008 at his home in Salt Lake City, Utah.

A celebration of life will be held at the Monte Cristo Ballroom at 1507 Wall St. in Everett, Wa. on March 8 from 1 to 4 p.m. A show of his paintings "Discovering the Magic" will be on display at the Everett Arts Council Gallery Thursd
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Sexing the future
by Peter Tatchell - SGN Contributing Writer

February is LGBT History Month, with hundreds of events taking place across the country to promote awareness of the contribution to society of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) people.

In a culture that has, until recently, persecuted Queers and suppr
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