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Gay Dems could boost Obama, but some Gay GOPs balk at Palin
by Lisa Keen - Keen News Service

If Gay voters repeat their voting patterns from the 2000 and 2004 presidential elections, the Gay vote will - based on polls from the end of October - be large enough to give Democrat Barack Obama the margin of victory in three critical swing states. And, it won't be large enough in any state to give Republican John McCain the votes h
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WSU community reacts to student Trans-bashings
by Tim Peter - SGN Staff Writer

Three students at Washington State University were violently assaulted this month in separate incidents that police have labeled as hate crimes. Two of the victims, Jackson Hogan and Kristopher Shultz, were Transgendered. Another unnamed man was also identified as a member of WSU's Queer communit
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Tom Rasmussen remembers Jeanette Williams
by Tom Rasmussen - Courtesy of Seattle City Council

Jeanette Williams Memorial Service
November 5, 2 PM
Town Hall


The urgent calls and e-mail messages began Saturday morning. The first was that former Seattle City Councilmember Jeanette Williams was in the hospital gravely ill. The next
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California: No on Prop 8 Campaign in "dead heat" - Prop 8 backers shake down California businesses
by Mike Andrew - SGN Contributing Writer

California's Prop 8, a measure intended to reverse the California State Supreme Court's historic decision supporting marriage equality, is in a "dead heat" with supporters of LGBT rights, according to internal polling done by the No on Prop 8 Campaign.

In an "on the rec
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Three Equality Riders arrested in Texas
On October 29, Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) pressed trespassing charges against three young adults who entered the campus to begin a dialogue about faith and fairness for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) students. The young people were members of the Equality Ride, a national bus tour that promotes safety and incl more
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Raynold Alan "Al" Vettling - 1936 - 2008
You may remember Alan as the man who buzzed you with his electric larynx at many Seattle institutions such as Spags, Sonya's, Jade Pagoda, the Clock or (gasp) the Golden Crown. Al owned the original "Barge" at Northgate, home to many weekend parties "back in the day" when liquor sales were prohibited on Sunday. He opened his house to many roommate more
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Seattle Frontrunners to compete in Copenhagen
by Nick Ardizzone - SGN Staff Writer

The Seattle Frontrunners, a walking and running club composed of over 300 Gay and Lesbian athletes and their friends, will send 38 members to compete in this year's World Outgames in Copenhagen, Denmark. The Seattle Gay News spoke with Frontrunners coach Len Tritsch about the history of
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Election 2008 for dummies (and smart folks), part 1
by Mark Segal - Courtesy of the Philadelphia Gay News

Here's everything any member of the LGBT community needs - even Log Cabin Republicans - to know about the candidates to vote for Sen. Barack Obama for president:

Sen. John McCain is a tax-and-spend conservative. Over the last eight years, he's supported the
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U.S. Customs agents seize White Crane Journal as pornography
The issue, with the theme of "Community" features a cover photo by author and former Advocate editor and Mark Thompson, which is one in a series of photos Thompson took documenting the first radical faerie gathering in the Arizona desert in 1979.

White Crane has been touring a portion of that photographic study entitled Fellow Tr
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Why I support Barack Obama think Initiative 1000 needs support
by Rajkhet Dirzhud-Rashid - SGN A&E Writer

It's hard to believe as I sit here, sleepy-eyed and exhausted, the election that could very well change our world forever - for good or ill, depending on who occupies the White House seat in January next year - is only a week and a half away. Still, I feel confident that the country
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The Outfield: Cheering for Charity and Pride
by Dan Woog - SGN Contributing Writer

Cheerleading developed in the early 20th century, when males began chanting at football games. During World War II, females took over - many men were in the military, while women attended college in record numbers. Cheerleaders moved to the sideline, and became part of the football an
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Lexus Hybrid Living Tour Part 3: Lexus GS 450h

by J.T. Hills -
SGN Contributing Writer

            Over the last couple of weeks I’ve been writing about the Lexus Hybrid Living Tour I attended with a friend in California. The tour, starting more

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Marriage
by Jennifer Vanasco - SGN Contributing Writer

My little sister is getting married, and so last weekend we were driving through the beautiful small towns north of Manhattan, looking for a pastoral spot for the ceremony overlooking the Hudson.

It was a perfect day. Warm, golden light filtered through fiery lea
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Real Estate: Great outdoor lighting brightens the season for holiday guests
From twinkling candles glimpsed through a window to trees and shrubs decked in brightly colored strands, light can be the warmest welcome for your guests during the holidays. And if you've been thinking about enhancing the lighting above and around your front porch or door, the holidays are a great time to put that thought into action.
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SENATOR DIANNE FEINSTEIN DENOUNCES PROP 8
October 28, 2008

SENATOR DIANNE FEINSTEIN DENOUNCES PROP 8 - Feinstein Speaks Directly to Voters in New Television Ad

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - 10/28/2008 - Today the NO on Prop 8 campaign released a new television spot featuring Senator Diane Feinstein who, speaking directly to voters, tells Californians "Proposit
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The GLBT Bar Association of Washington - QLAW: Ratings of the Judicial Candidates
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Pollsters wonder why Proposition 8 defied expectations
Contra Costa Times
5 Nov 08

Pollsters wonder why Proposition 8 defied expectations
By Matt O'Brien

Some pollsters say it was previously undecided Catholics, jolted from their uncertainty by a Sunday sermon, who made the decisive tilt toward eliminating same-sex marriage in California.

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JESUS V. THE HOMOSEXUALS: Reporter Rex Wockner attends pro-Prop-8 extravaganza 'TheCall'
It's too strong to say that attending the national Christian event "TheCall" in support of Proposition 8 on Nov. 1 at San Diego's Qualcomm Stadium made me feel raped or like a Jew touring a camp.

But I did have those thoughts. It was certainly painful.

TheCall's PR guy told me there were 33,000 people the
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THE WILLIAMS INSTITUTE ESTIMATES 18,000 SAME-SEX COUPLES MARRIED IN CALIFORNIA
more Experts Available to Discuss California's Proposition 8 and Other Marriage Related Bans; Demographic, Economic and Legal Perspectives on Same-Sex Marriages

LOS ANGELES, CA -- Experts from the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law are available to discuss the demographic, economic and legal implications of California's Propositi
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National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Action Fund responds to election of Obama
"This is the dawn of a new political era of hope and engagement in the life of this country. A new administration brings a promise for a sea change in the tenor of the national dialogue on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues."

 Rea Carey, Executive Director, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Action Fund WASHINGTON,
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Colorado sends openly gay man to Congress
by Rex Wockner

Openly gay Jared Polis was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives on Nov. 4 from Colorado's 2nd Congressional District, which encompasses areas north and west of Denver, including the city of Boulder.

Polis, a 33-year-old Democrat, is the first openly gay man elected to Congress who was out when e
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Why Gay Marriage Was Defeated in California By John Cloud
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Ark. voters OK unmarried foster, adoption bans
AP 4 Nov 08 Ark. voters OK unmarried foster, adoption bans
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Arkansas voters have approved a measure banning unmarried couples who are living together being adoptive or foster parents.

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