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NY Gov. Paterson vows 'full marriage equality'
New York Gov. David Paterson addressed a standing-room-only audience at the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force's New York Leadership Awards April 7, in which he was honored for his longstanding work on behalf of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender rights.

"Held hostage" to the Albany budget process, Paterson sent an extraordinary message via video to the assemble
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Obama breaks silence, speaks to Advocate
by Lisa Keen - Keen News Service

Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama gave his first general interview to a Gay publication this month, sitting down in person for a 25-minute interview at his Chicago campaign headquarters with The Advocate. In the interview, the senator rejects the notion that he has avoided talking w
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Ecuadorian President promises GLBT 'dignity'
"Let's be clear that the profoundly humanistic position of this government is to respect the intrinsic dignity of everyone, of every human being, independently of their creed, race, sexual preference. ... We will give certain guarantees to stable Gay couples but matrimony will continue being reserved for a man, a woman and the family. ... Every p more
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Archbishop Desmond Tutu demands LGBTI human rights at Ceremony of Courage
Comparing the importance of speaking up for human rights to the basic act of breathing, Archbishop Desmond Tutu gave a historic speech to the Lesbian, Gay, Transgender, Bisexual and Intersex (LGBTI) community at Grace Cathedral, San Francisco on April 9. A crowd of 500 people heard the Nobel Peace Prize recipient condemn the persecution of LGBTI more
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Give a little whistle
Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence distribute "Walk Safe" packs throughout community

by Nick Ardizzone - SGN Staff Writer

In March, a new accessory began to show up on Capitol Hill: the whistle. Shiny silver whistles were being handed out to the community by packs of what appeared to be kind-hearted nuns, along wit
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Mr. Nude Seattle contest won by a hunk
by Ed Depicolzuane - SGN Contributing Writer

Six brave men strutted their manhood in front of a capacity crowd at the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center last Monday, trying to take home $500 as the winner of the 10th annual Mr. Nude Seattle contest. The contestants spanned a range in physique from stallion-like, tall and muscu
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Arizona extends domestic partner benefits to state employees
Equality Arizona celebrated the April 5 decision of the Arizona Governor's Regulatory Review Council (GRRC) to approve a rule granting domestic partner benefits to state employees.

The proposal, which was introduced on November 15th, 2007 by the Arizona Department of Administration (ADOA), received widespread support from commu
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Register now for June Seattle Out and Proud Pride Parade
Seattle celebrates Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender (LGBT) Pride with a variety of events throughout June, culminating in the annual Seattle Pride Parade. The Seattle Pride Parade will take place on Sunday, June 29, and 11:00 a.m. on 4th Avenue in the heart of downtown Seattle, which will bring in visitors from across Washington and elsew more
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Standing up to the stand-up comics
by Wayne Besen - SGN Contributing Writer

It was business as usual when Tonight Show host Jay Leno asked his guest, Ryan Phillippe, to give his "Gayest look" because he once played a Gay character on the soap opera One Life to Live. The mortified reaction of Phillippe, however, combined with the outrage of gay rights groups, h
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117 organizations slam Egypt's HIV-based arrests
As five more men face trial in Cairo on April 9 in a widening and dangerous police crackdown on people living with HIV/AIDS, 117 organizations worldwide working in the fields of health and human rights condemned the crackdown and the participation of medical personnel.

In a letter to the Health Ministry and the Egyptian Doctors
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NGL Task Force applauds passage of Trans laws in Detroit and Kansas City
The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force applauded the Detroit City Council's passage April 9 of an ordinance banning discrimination against Transgender people by an 8-1 vote. The measure's passage comes on the heels of last week's victory in Kansas City, Mo., where the City Council unanimously passed an identical ban.

The Task
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Micheal Curtis Rice
Micheal Curtis Rice died at his home in Burien, Washington on the morning of February 25, 2008 from complications of lung disease, at the age of 56 years. Some may remember him as Butch Pastel 253 on the old 28 Barbary Lane Online Bulletin Board in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Micheal spent his last 15 years on this earth with his devoted p more
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Hello spring, hello softball!
by Nick Bowen - Special to the SGN

Spring is here, and with it comes a new season for the Emerald City Softball League. With Opening Day scheduled for Sunday, April 13, teams are practicing and getting ready for another year of fun in the sun!

The league will have over 420 players on 30 teams in the open divi
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Real Estate: Refinancing online provides opportunities for homeowners
Homeowners refinance for a variety of reasons including to take cash out of their home equity to make home improvements, to consolidate debt, and to move from an adjustable-rate mortgage to a predictable, fixed-rate mortgage. Depending on the current interest rate, many homeowners who refinance may save money on their monthly mortgage payment, more
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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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