Friday, December 12, 2008 - Volume 36 Issue 50

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Day Without a Gay, Dec. 10 - off the job and volunteering
by Nick Ardizzone - SGN Staff Writer

On December 10, the Day Without a Gay movement sought to send a powerful message about civil rights by encouraging people to "call in Gay" from work and volunteer instead. The goal was a highly visible, highly positive protest. In Seattle and nationwide, GLBT folks stayed home from work and volunteered instead.

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Iowa Supreme Court hears marriage equality case
by Lisa Keen - Keen News Service

The only same-sex marriage lawsuit currently pending before any court in the country took the seven justices of the Iowa Supreme Court Tuesday, December 9, through a dizzying tour of what have become classic same-sex marriage legal debates. Their questions, and the attorneys' answers, covered ne
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US refuses UN Gay rights Declaration
by Peter Tatchell - Courtesy of OutRage!

"The US government is one of the only western democratic nations that has declined to support a United Nations Declaration calling for the global decriminalization of homosexuality. The Declaration will be put before the UN General Assembly & on 10 December, which is Human Rights Day, and
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Leo Egashira's remarks at St. James Cathedral, December 10, 2008
Leo Egashira's remarks at St. James Cathedral, December 10, 2008 Good evening, and welcome. Thank you for being here on such short notice on a cold, dark evening.

Today, December 10, is International Human Rights Day, the 60th Anniversary of the United Nation's Universal Declaration on Human Rights.

Today at
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300 students rally against "hate speech" in UW Daily
by Mike Andrew - SGN Contributing Writer

more pictures UW Rally

UW students and the campus community rallied against anti-Gay hate speech this past Friday, December 5. An estimated 300 people gathered in front of the HUB with signs bearing slogans like
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Why I zapped EQCA's leader Geoff Kors
by Michael Petrelis - Special to the SGN

Five weeks ago this week, the Gay community and our allies watched $45 million dollars go down the toilet as the CA voters approved passage of Prop 8, stripping away the right of Gays to marry. Since then, there's been no real accountability from the big sissy who was a key architect
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The future of religion in America
by Wayne Besen - SGN Contributing Writer

On Sunday, New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof discussed religious and cultural extremism in Pakistan, where a new cabinet member, Israr Ullah Zardari, defended the torture-murder of five women and girls who were buried alive (three girls wanted to choose their own husban
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GSBA raises $250,000 for scholarships
by Tim Peter - SGN Staff Writer

The Greater Seattle Business Association (GSBA) recently raised a record $250,000 at its 10th annual Taste of GSBA dinner to raise scholarship funds for local GLBT youth. This year's theme was "French Connection," which included entertainment by Atomic Bombshells, a local burlesque troupe. Th
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Political IQ: The problem with the Human Rights Campaign
by Diane Silver - SGN Contributing Writer

The biggest and most successful LGBT rights organization in U.S. history is the Human Rights Campaign. This is both a blessing and a curse.

The blessing largely comes from HRC's presence in Washington, D.C. If HRC and others, for example, hadn't blocked the Federal
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LGBT groups unite to support Employee Free Choice Act
Courtesy of Pride at Work

A broad coalition of national Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender organizations is gearing up to push for passage of the Employee Free Choice Act, which would remove obstacles for workers who want union representation.

The LGBT organizations supporting the bill include some of the community'
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Ask Michael: Ridiculous fears about Gay marriage
by Michael Raitt - SGN Contributing Writer

A few people have asked me how I feel about Gay marriage. In light of Proposition 8 and recent opinions that have been printed in the UW Daily, I'd like to share my thoughts about the issue of Gay marriage.

First, the majority of arguments against Gay marriage ar
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2009 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid

by J.T. Hills
SGN Contributing Writer

            TOP

  • 26 MPG city and 34 MPG highway
  • Sophisticated exterior design
  • Spacious cabin

 

            BOTTOM

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Joseph Eisenhaur, 1948-1999
I know some of you will remember Joe nine years after his leaving us all too soon.

Joe was an outgoing guy who never passed up a chance to have a good time.

I also want him to be remembered for his serious accomplishments.

At nearly the beginning of the AIDS pandemic, Joe began and implemen
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"Our Angel" Shawn Paul Allen Milasich, 1970 - 2008
Loving son, brother, uncle and friend. Born in Tacoma, WA on January 5, 1970, passed away suddenly on Saturday, December 6. Shawn graduated from Rogers High School and then moved to Seattle where he became one of Capital Hill's most memorable bartenders. He held his most gratifying job selling Jon Fluevog shoes in Seattle. Shawn will be remember more
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A BOOK CLUB FOR THE REST OF US
by Nick DiMartino - SGN contributing writer

Dunshee House is pleased to announce the launch of the Seattle Gay and Lesbian Book Club, a fresh, exciting social opportunity for lovers of gay literature in the Seattle area. Open to people from all walks of life-young, old, gay or
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