Friday, January 2, 2009 - Volume 37 Issue 01

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Nationwide DOMA protests scheduled for Jan. 10
by Mike Andrew - SGN Contributing Writer

Marriage equality returns to political center stage this Jan. 10, as nationwide demonstrations will demand the repeal of DOMA, the so-called Defense of Marriage Act. DOMA prohibits federal recognition of same-sex marriages even if they are legal in the states where they take place, and allows individual states to refuse to r
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Bishop Gene Robinson, First Anglican Gay Bishop, to Visit Seattle
The Rt. Rev. Gene Robinson, Episcopal bishop of New Hampshire and the first openly Gay bishop in the Anglican Communion, will visit Seattle January 12 and 13. On January 12 he will lead the Eucharist for the Feast of St. Allred at St. Mark's Cathedral, 1245 10th Ave. E. on Capitol Hill, starting at 4:30 p.m. At 7:30 p.m. at Town Hall, 1119 8th Ave more
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Eartha Kitt: In memorium
by Eric Andrews-Katz - SGN A&E Writer

On Christmas Day this year there was a new star in the sky. It had nothing to do with the season as much as it did the passing of a legendary woman. On December 25, 2008, Ms. Eartha Kitt lost her long battle to colon cancer and died at the age of 81. Survived by not only one daughter but f
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Mainstream media reports on Warren controversy; HRC proffers "Blue Print" to Obama
by Lisa Keen - Keen News Service

Debate heated up during the past week over President-elect Barack Obama's invitation to evangelical Rick Warren to deliver the invocation at his inauguration. And as it has, the Human Rights Campaign has offered Obama a way to make amends, while a lone activist has called for a doughnu
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Buy Melissa Etheridge a newspaper for Christmas
by Wayne Besen - SGN Contributing Writer

It was hard to read.

Pop star Melissa Etheridge wrote a column in The Huffington Post defending pastor Rick Warren. Warren complimented her music and then she swooned - giving him a pass on his anti-Gay rhetoric. The cunning preacher flattered her, Melissa Etheridge tho
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Religion and morals
by Wayne Besen - SGN Contributing Writer

If 2008 taught the world one lesson, it is that religious people are not morally superior to those who are non-religious. Indeed, faith often shelters the shameless and provides cover for the most corrupt among us.

Sanctimony was the sanctuary of Bernard Madoff,
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We have changed the world forever
by Jim Toevs - SGN Contributing Writer

This Christmas Eve is a good time to recall Tony Kushner's piece which appeared in The Advocate just ten years ago: December 23, 1997. I have referred to it often over the years, and like so much of what Tony has given us, it is a gift that keeps on giving.

"Gay per
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What to watch in 2009: A roadmap to LGBT politics in the New Year
by Diane Silver - SGN Contributing Writer After a gut-wrenching 2008, should we expect more of the same this year? Not necessarily, but we do need to pay close attention to the political landscape.

Here are three milestones to watch this year. Depending on what happens at each, LGBT America either will be celebrating new v
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"At 2 AM": Confessions of a Cheating Jerk
by Dave Tangen - SGN Contributing Writer

I know what deceit tastes like. The memory of that taste is seared into my consciousness. For me, it's the taste of sex with an unremarkable man I don't particularly care for at all, after about the fifth time over a few months, even though I have a perfectly good boyfriend who I enjoy
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Milk and The Butch Cookbook
by Mercy Moosemuzzle - SGN Contributing Writer

Since Mercy is new to the Bunkhouse-Ovation family, she was pleasantly surprised that 12-year-old Equality invited her to join them for part of the present opening. Equality had brought Mercy a Barbie doll, demonstrating her sense of humor. Cuteness helped Mercy cut Barbie's hair
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Straights and homophobes: The words that bind us
by Gerald Libonati - Special to the SGN

Language shapes our self-image and some of the words we use are misleading, inadequate or just plain wrong.

Take the word "straight," for instance. We use it to describe heteros; men and women who are not Gay or Lesbian. And every time we use the term we indirectly insul
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Rainbow City Band Members to perform in Obama inaugural parade
SEATTLE - Rainbow City Band, as part of The Lesbian and Gay Band Association (LGBA), a musical organization comprising marching and concert bands from across the United States and around the world, has been chosen to perform in the parade for President-elect Barack Obama's inauguration on January 20, 2009.

The 177-piece LGBA ba
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Zero to 60: 2009 Dodge Challenger SE

by J.T. Hills
SGN Contributing Writer

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  • Sexy retro styling
  • Excellent ride quality
  • Huge trunk

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Just Ask Michael: Standing against fear and threats
by Michael Raitt - SGN Contributing Writer

The Seattle Times reported January 7 that 11 Gay bars received letters threatening ricin attack. They listed these bars as The Elite, Neighbours, The Wildrose Bar, The Cuff, Purr, The Seattle Eagle, R Place, Re-bar, C.C.Attle's, Madison Pub and The Crescent. Some readers will thin
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