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NBC defends ignoring Gay Olympian's sexuality
by Jim Buzinski - Courtesy of Outsports

NBC defended its decision not mention Australian diver Matthew Mitcham's sexual orientation with a series of answers that were more spin than fact.

AfterElton.com reached NBC spokesman Greg Hughes, who was not aware there had been any controversy over the way the network covered Mitcham during Saturday night
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Community mourns civil rights leader Del Martin, 87
Today, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) community lost an iconic leader and a beloved friend. Del Martin, 87, passed away in San Francisco with Phyllis Lyon, her lifelong partner and spouse, by her side. Martin was one of the nation's first and most visible Lesbian rights activists who dedicated her life to combating homophobia more
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John McCain raised money for Oregon bigot Lon Mabon
by Mike Andrew - SGN Contributing Writer

John McCain has always been a popular speaker at Republican fundraisers. Now it seems his past fundraising activities may come back to haunt him.

Oregon Congressperson Darlene Hooley (D-OR) told the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday that McCain had been the featured
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Howard Dean speaks on LGBT issues in upcoming election
by Mark Segal - Courtesy of the Gay History Project Mark Segal: Governor, it's a pleasure to speak to you.

Howard Dean: I appreciate it, thank you.

Segal: You should be very excited.

Dean: I am very excited, are you very excited?

Segal: I cannot
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GLAAD announces $100,000 donation to NO on Prop 8
The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) today announced a $100,000 contribution to the NO on Prop 8, Equality for All campaign. The contribution, authorized by GLAAD's National Board of Directors, will be in addition to in-kind services donated to the campaign to defeat Prop. 8 in California.

"GLAAD's board of dir
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The final judgment
by Sean Maloney - SGN Contributing Writer

According to the Bible, Jesus Christ was once confronted by a group of Pharisees threatening to stone a woman for adultery. They asked for Jesus' blessing on the subject and he replied to them, " May he who is without sin cast the first stone." After Jesus uttered these immortal words
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Suzanne Westenhoefer announces wedding plans
Suzanne Westenhoefer announced August 20 that she plans to marry her longtime partner, Jennifer Houston, at the Hollywood Chapel in Los Angeles on September 6. "We had a ceremony for our families back in November 2006," said Westenhoefer, "but they make Gay people get married again and again and again. I guess we have to prove we really mean i more
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VP contender Ridge's anti-Gay stance
by Mark Segal - Courtesy of the Philadelphia Gay News Former Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge, who is on presumptive Republican Presidential candidate Sen. John McCain's short list for vice president, has a long record on Gay issues, dating back to 1993 when he was representing Northwestern Pennsylvania in Congress, and then as go more
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King County issues proclamation honoring the late Rev. Gwen Hall
Sunday, August 24, was named Reverend Gwendolynn Hall Day in Martin Luther King Jr. County by Larry Gossett, councilmember on behalf of the Metropolitan King County Council.

Reverend Hall's life work reflected the principles of our county's namesake, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in that she was a consistent advocate for equality a
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International News
International News
by Rex Wockner - SGN Contributing Writer

Argentina extends pensions to Gay couples
Argentina extended its pension system to cover same-sex couples August 18.

When a couple has lived together for five years prior to one of the individuals' deaths, the surviving partner will qualify.

The move, the first Gay-rights measur
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Northwest News
Northwest News
COUNTRY DOCTOR COMMUNITY HEALTH CLINIC OFFERS HEALTH CARE NIGHT FOR LGBTQ COMMUNITY
Spectrum Natural Health at County Doctor Community Health Clinic, 500 19th Ave. E. offers primary and naturopathic care for the LGBTQ community every Thursday, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Providers have been serving the LGBTQ community for many years. Cost is sliding scale - no one t
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National News
National News
by Rex Wockner - SGN Contributing Writer Calif. Supremes: Doctors can't discriminate against Gays
Doctors can't discriminate against Gay people because they disapprove of homosexuality, the California Supreme Court ruled unanimously August 18.

The ruling came in the case of Guadalupe "Lupita" Benítez of Oceanside in San Diego County, who was deni
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Don't hold your breath for Biden
by Chris Crain - SGN Contributing Writer

Those looking to Barack Obama's vice presidential pick for some reassurance that the presidential nominee's strongly supportive Gay rights talk will translate into legislative walk once in office will find little of either in running mate Joe Biden, the longtime Delaware senator. more
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America in transition - A Transgender Special Forces Colonel vs. the Library of Congress
by Matt Coles - Courtesy of the ACLU

Diane Schroer's case against the Library of Congress went to trial on Tuesday in U.S. District Court in D.C. The basics of the case are pretty well known. As David, Schroer spent 25 years in the Army, and retired as a decorated full Colonel in the Special Forces. Her specialty at the end was
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Anything But Straight: What Obama must do to win
What Obama must do to win by Wayne Besen - SGN Contributing Writer

For Barack Obama to become president, the Democrats have to stop acting like bureaucrats and sell their candidate, while tearing down John McCain. The national convention must transform sonorous issues into sellable sound bites and overcome Republican attempt
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Entre Hermanos: Conference fights HIV
by David Garcia - SGN Contributing Writer La decima-séptima Conferencia Internacional del SIDA se ha llevado a cabo en la Ciudad de Mexico, con más de 20-mil personas interesadas prestando su asistencia. El tema de "Accion Universal Ya" caracterizo la reunión, y proveyó el enfoque para el trabajo que se realizo.

La conferenci
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Trained professionals, online tools help seniors find new homes
Helping a parent move to senior housing can seem more intimidating than orchestrating a rocket launch.

The death of a spouse, declining health or safety concerns can trigger the need to move. The first phase comes with the realization that what has been home is no longer suitable.

Emotional ties to a place are h
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Zero to 60 - 2008 Toyota Avalon Limited

by J.T. Hills
SGN Contributing Writer

Top:
• Full sized sedan that gets
  28 mpg highway
• Excellent reliability
• Spacious interior

 Bottom:
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