Friday, April 4, 2008 - Volume 36 Issue 14

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Cal Anderson Park fountain vandalized
by Nick Ardizzone - SGN Staff Writer

Early Monday morning, the Seattle Parks Department observed vandalism at Cal Anderson Park, named for Washington's first openly Gay state legislator. The mound of the fountain had been indiscriminately splattered with multicolored paint, leaving large splotches of red, white, yellow and blue on the stonework and staining the water
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Clinton talks, Obama balks
Clinton talks with Gay PA paper about GLBT issues

by Mark Segal and Sarah Blazucki - Courtesy of Philadelphia Gay News

The Democratic race for president has been heating up for months. And where once eight contenders graced the national stage, only two have made it to Pennsylvania's primary: Sens. Hillary Cli
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Sen. Edward Kennedy supports noninclusive ENDA
Reactions from GLBT rights groups are mixed

by Nick Ardizzone - SGN Staff Writer

Senator Edward Kennedy announced this week that he will lead the movement to pass the Employee Nondiscrimination Act (ENDA) through the Senate. The proposed law would prohibit discrimination against employees based on sexual orient
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Straight male machismo underpins all tyranny
by Peter Tatchell - Courtesy of OutRage!

Queer liberation is not a mere minority issue, nor purely a question of personal lifestyle, civil rights or sexual freedom. It is, or can be, socially transformative, with the potential to aid all emancipation struggles everywhere.

Queers deviate from traditional masculini
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Curiouser and curiouser
The Sisters Of Perpetual Indulgence host "A Mad Tea Party" fundraiser

by Maggie Bloodstone - SGN Contributing Writer

It certainly looks like a scene out of Alice In Wonderland, but something's not quite & right, somehow: The garden of talking flowers, the White Rabbit, The Mad Hatter, the March Hare, the Cater
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California amendment banning GLBT marriage gathers signatures
With just a few weeks left to qualify for the ballot, proponents of a constitutional amendment banning marriage for same-sex couples are reporting that they have gathered 881,000 of the 1.1 million signatures needed. The Equality for All campaign continues to fight this signature gathering drive, calling on the LGBT community and all fair-minded more
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Straightwashing an American Army hero
by Chris Crain - SGN Contributing Writer

When Army Maj. Alan G. Rogers was buried in Arlington National Cemetery, fallen by a roadside bomb in Iraq, the Washington Post reported that his commander called him "an exceptional, brilliant person" who was eulogized as "one of the heroes of history."

What Rogers wouldn'
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Softball Association inducts new members into Hall of Fame Sunday
ECSA HALL OF FAME INDUCTION<
SUNDAY, 4 PM
PURR


The Emerald City Softball Association Hall of Fame will induct two new members this week. In a ceremony that kicks off the ECSA season, Greg Bannish and Mike "Milly" Farris will be enshrined. Both Mike and Greg are past Open League Commissioners and championed growt
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Transitioning into inclusion at Michigan
by Jennifer Vanasco - SGN Contributing Writer

Seventeen years after Nancy Burkholder was ejected from the Michigan Womyn's Music Festival because she was outed as a Transwoman, people on the Michigan internet forums are still talking about Transgender inclusion in the Lesbian community.

I find this amazing.
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Gay History: Seattle ballet - The Russians are coming!
by Don Paulson - SGN Contributing Writer Ballet blossomed in the Italian Renaissance, which inspired the rest of the world to the breathtaking performances of today. Karin Irwin created the dance department at Seattle's Cornish School of Arts and taught for years many a Gay brother and sister on the road to ballet excellence and fame. Other smal more
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The Outfield; Hank Weintraub's water polo world
by Dan Woog - SGN Contributing Writer Hank Weintraub is a Gay athlete. He kicks, scratches, elbows, and grabs opponents' balls.

That makes him no different than any straight athlete playing water polo. In that game, anything goes, so long as officials don't see it. What happens underwater, stays underwater.

"It'
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Rain City Soccer Club seeks team members for spring season
Rain City Soccer Club (www.raincitysoccer.org) is very happy to announce an expansion team for recreational soccer on the weekends (Saturday mornings). The teams name is Special Effect! Here are some highlights:

" Special Effect starts its spring season on April 5, playing Saturdays 10 a.m.-noon at soccer fields around Seattle
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Going to the wedding expo... gonna get married
by Albert Rodriguez - SGN A&E Writer

Chocolate or buttercream frosting? In-city hotel or nearby resort? DJ or live band? And, where will we honeymoon?

These are questions every wedding-minded couple has to answer before stepping up to the altar - questions that can be answered easier by attending Sunday afternoon
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Entre Hermanos
by Marcos Martinez - SGN Contributing Writer

Por algunos meses hemos oído reportes de violencia en contra de personas gay en el vecindario de Capitol Hill. Hoy escribo sobre algo igualmente alarmante, la violencia dentro de nuestra misma comunidad Latina LGBT.

Recienmente, ocurrió un incidente violento fuera del c
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