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Gay Rev. Gene Robinson preaches love and unity at St. Mark's Cathedral
by S. Naomi Finkelstein - Special to the SGN

The Right Reverend Gene Robinson entered St. Mark's Cathedral behind a cadre of proud GLBTQ Christians and allies that waved a long rainbow streamer above all our heads, with the traditional Episcopal incense burning. That morning the news had broken in the Bishop's hometown newspaper in New Hampshire that he was invited b
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Budget crisis complicates LGBT 2009 legislative agenda
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

While the state's budget crisis will take center stage in Olympia this year, new domestic partnership legislation is also on the agenda, state lawmakers tell SGN. The Legislature is also reviewing anti-bullying legislation passed in 2002.

"Our central focus as far as LGBT issues
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Seattle Counseling Service offers help overcoming ricin threat
by Nick Ardizzone - SGN Staff Writer

On January 6, 11 Capitol Hill bars received letters threatening patrons with the deadly poison ricin. Though the Seattle Police Department began working on the case immediately, the anonymous act sent ripples of paranoia through the community. Individual responses ranged from anger to pra
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Rainbow City Band members to march in inaugural parade
Four Rainbow City Band members will be joining the Lesbian and Gay Band Association's (LGBA) Inaugural Marching Band to perform in the parade for President-elect Barack Obama's inauguration on January 20, 2009.

The 177-piece LGBA band, comprised of members of its bands, orchestras and cheer squads from 26 states, will join organizat
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The end of the Bush era
by Chris Crain - SGN Contributing Writer

Asked how his presidency will be remembered, George W. Bush famously said, "You never know what your history is going to be like until long after you're gone."

We can chuckle all we want at Bush-isms like that one, but we needn't wait "until long after we're gone" to know
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Gay History: Lavender Country
by Don Paulson - SGN Contributing Writer

Another Pacific Northwest first: Patrick Haggerty, well-known political activist, Gay liberationist, fabric artist, musician, and songwriter for the earliest openly Gay L.P, Lavender Country, was recently archived in the Nashville Country Music Hall of Fame. Chris Dickenson, editor of the
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Political IQ: A new Gay agenda
by Diane Silver - SGN Contributing Writer

We're mad as hell, and we're not going to take this anymore. If there is a clear message to come out of LGBT America's response to the fall election, that slightly modified line from the movie Network is it.

Lesbian Christie Keith, who earns a living writing about pets,
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Log Cabin blues
by Wayne Besen - SGN Contributing Writer

The Gay Log Cabin Republicans are broke and their party is seriously broken. The group's $100,000 debt comes at a time when the GOP is more indebted than ever to extremists. Instead of learning from Election Day, the party is pandering to those who believe in the "End of Days," which
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Ask Michael - A call to action: Coming together as community
by Michael Raitt - SGN Contributing Writer

As you know by now, the GLBTQ community in Seattle has had a serious threat leveled towards us. Being out and about, I hear talk that ranges from laissez-faire, nothing-will-happen attitudes to serious concern with anger and fear. I'd like to give some perspective about what this is ab
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A Dyke Around Town: Mercy enjoys Thais, Transgender history
by Mercy Moosemuzzle - SGN Contributing Writer

Mercy and Cuteness joined some of their opera buddies for the New York Metropolitan Opera HD broadcast of Thais. Mercy had chatted earlier with her friend Justice Gatekeeper about the filmed performances. He had been disappointed in the darkness of one of the movies, Peter Grimes,
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KABC bans gay ad to protect families
Los Angeles Affiliate KABC-TV Refuses to Air Ad With Gay Families During Inauguration: 'Too Controversial, Families Will Be Watching.'

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Non-profit organization GetToKnowUsFirst.org produced five 30-second commercials featuring gay and lesbian families, with the message "Marriage pr
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