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Soulforce's GLBT Equality Ride 2008 begins Oct. 1
by Nick Ardizzone - SGN Staff Writer

This week, the GLBT activist group Soulforce announced the destinations for their 2008 Equality Ride. The youth-organized bus tour to faith-based colleges embarks October 1, and among its 15 destinations in the Deep South is Lynchburg, VA's Liberty University, founded by the late Rev. Dr. Jerry Falwell, Sr.

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Fundraiser for injured Wildrose co-owner
Martha Manning Fundraiser
October 1, 8 PM
Chop Suey


On Wednesday, October 1 at Chop Suey, 1325 E. Madison St., there will be a fundraiser for Martha Manning, co-owner of Seattle's only Lesbian bar, the Wildrose. She was seriously injured recently in a gas station fire on September 3 and has been in Harborv
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Gay news from the campaign trail
by Lisa Keen - Keen News Service

TOP GAY

Turns out the Obama campaign is not the only one with a Gay person at the top, but it may be the only one willing to acknowledge it.

Two men who say they've dated or been in a relationship with the chief of staff in John McCain's Senate offic
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Singer Clay Aiken comes out
Courtesy of 365Gay.com

Clay Aiken is finally confirming what many people already knew: He's Gay. The cover of the latest People magazine shows Aiken holding his infant son, Parker Foster Aiken, with the headline: "Yes, I'm Gay." The cover also has the quote: "I cannot raise a child to lie or hide things."

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Sistah 2 Sistah hosts an evening of politics, dance and sisterhood
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Log Cabin Republicans should disband
by Wayne Besen - SGN Contributing Writer

Until now, I have always thought there was a place for the Log Cabin Republicans within the GLBT movement. There was a need for a group that could advocate from inside the belly of the beast and do the dirty work that few intellectually honest people wanted to do. The logic behind this
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Sexual cleansing in Iraq

The Guardian
25 September 2008
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2008/sep/25/iraq.humanrights

Sexual cleansing in Iraq
By Peter Tatchell

Islamist death squads are hunting down gay Iraqis and more

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Poll: Same-sex marriage ban not wooing voters

John Wildermuth, Chronicle Staff Writer

 

San Francisco Chronicle
25 Sept 08

 

 

... new poll by the Public Policy Institute of California ...

 

Proposition 8, a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage, is in dire straits, with 55 percent of l more

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The OutField: Running for many reasons
by Dan Woog- SGN Contributing Writer

In high school, Joe Simenic always ran. His goal was tangible - the finish line of a cross-country or long-distance race - but looking back, he realizes he sought something else. "Running can be an outlet," he explains. "It's a way to relieve stress, to take the focus off other parts of
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Zero to 60: 2008 Mercury Mariner

by J.T. Hills
SGN Contributing Writer

TOP
• Sophisticated styling
• Long list of standard features
• Available in Hybrid model

BOTTOM
• Backseat is cramped more

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Zero to 60: 2008 Mazda MX-5 Miata Hardtop Grand Touring

by J.T. Hills
SGN Contributing Writer

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  • Quick and fun to drive
  • Hard top is impressively quick
  • Nice interior finish work

 

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John Carll Goodpasture 1967 - 2008
Our beloved friend, son, brother and nephew, John Carll Goodpasture, 41, passed away Saturday night, 9:16 p.m., September 20, 2008 at Harborview.

Born in San Gabriel, CA, on May 30, 1967, John leaves behind his loving mother, Beatriz Goodpasture of Everett; father Carll Goodpasture of Oslo, Norway; brother Miguel Goodpasture
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FLASH: GOOGLE officially opposes Prop 8!
Rex Wockner

Fri, 26 Sep 2008 11:50 pm

http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2008/09/our-position-on-californias-no-on-8.html

Our position on California's No on 8 campaign
9/26/2008 03:23:00 PM

As an Internet company, Google is an active participant in policy debates surround
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Matthew Shepard: 10 years later... Memorial to slain gay student dedicated in Wyo.
Memorial to slain gay student dedicated in Wyo.

By BOB MOEN, Associated Press Writer
Saturday, September 27, 2008

(09-27) 13:13 PDT Laramie, Wyo. (AP)

The nation and the city of Laramie has become more accepting of gays and lesbians in the 10 years since a gay University of Wyoming
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Official Google Blog: Our position on California's No on 8 campaign

 
 
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Vote to save Calif. same-sex marriage
THE NEW YORK TIMES
Editorial
September 29, 2008

Preserving California's Constitution

California voters will have a chance in November to protect the rights of gay men and women, and to preserve the state's Constitution. They should vote against Proposition 8, which seeks to amend that Constitut
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