Friday, February 20, 2009 - Volume 37 Issue 08

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SGN interviews contenders for King County Exec
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

In exclusive interviews, SGN talked to King County Council members Dow Constantine and Larry Phillips, the two declared candidates to succeed Ron Sims as King County executive. Sims, who is leaving county government to become deputy secretary of HUD in the Obama administration, has been county executive since 1996.

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No-vote controversy erupts at Coronation 2009
by Sara Michelle Fetters - SGN Contributing Writer

A sparse but enthusiastic crowd inside the Seattle Waterfront Marriott's main ballroom erupted Valentine's Day in series of boos, gasps, shrieks and cheers as Eric Bonesteel and Candace Derrier were announced as the new Emperor Rainier XXXV and Empress Olympia XXXVIII of the Impe
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Love Without Boundaries: A Valentine's Day fundraiser for Rosehedge
by Eric Andrews-Katz - SNG Contributing Writer

On February 14, 2009 while Washington State was celebrating Valentine's Day, a part of Seattle's glitterati was participating in a different night of love; a fundraiser entitled Love Without Boundaries. Benefiting the original Seattle AIDS hospice Rosehedge, the night consisted of a
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No justice for rejected Gay volunteers
by Chris Nielsen - Special to the SGN

Adding insult to injury would aptly describe a recent, long-awaited ruling by the Washington State Human Rights Commission in answer to a complaint filed by a Gay couple who was shown the door when they tried to volunteer at a religious organization's hot meal program.

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Obama campaigners party in Central District
by Tim Peter - SGN Contributing Writer

Never before has there been so much red at a Democratic event, yet a Gay time was had by all last Saturday night, February 14. That's because a group of local Gay & Lesbian Obama campaign workers and a few of their straight allies got together for a Valentine's Day party in Seattle's Cen
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A naughty party for Mardi Gras
by Rajkhet Dirzhud-Rashid - SGN A&E Writer

Seattle Erotic Ball
February 25
Trinity Nightclub


Can there be anything better than dancing, watching some of the best burlesque stars in the Northwest, and eating king cake, too? If there is, it probably doesn't exist on this planet, and most peo
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Political IQ: Overcoming the ick factor
by Diane Silver - SGN Contributing Writer

Put down your coffee cup, step away from the computer if you're reading online, and take a deep breath. You won't like what I'm going to say next because here's the bottom line on marriage equality: We can't win.

It's not in our power to succeed at the ballot box, and th
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Changes in Wallingford celebrates 20 wonderful years
Saturday, January 31, marked the 20th year anniversary of Changes in Wallingford, celebrated by a weekend of festivities. Friday kicked off with Changes' fabulous prime rib dinner and happy hour all day and all night. Aunt Flo, hostess extraordinaire, delighted the crowd with many giveaways, which included a chance to win a trip for two on t more
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ISCSORE Board President Rod Fender
by Sara Michelle Fetters - SGN Contributing Writer

Rod Fender is the Board President for The Imperial Sovereign Court of Seattle & The Olympic and Rainier Empire's (ISCSORE). After attending Coronation 2009 on Valentine's Day and witnessing the surprising turn of events that culminated in the ascension of organization Prince
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A Dyke About Town: Mercy, Equality and Cuteness on the town
by Mercy Moosemuzzle - SGN Contributing Writer

Mose Allison
Cuteness and Mercy enjoyed Mose Allison's show at Jazz Alley a lot. Phil Sparks joined Mose with a wonderfully funky bass. Milo Peterson's drums were tight. The dykes about town liked how in synch the band was. The group communicated with each other.
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Michael Leon Hawkins, 1967-2009
Michael was loved and known by so many that there will be yet another gathering in his honor! Please join us Monday, February 23 at C. C. Attle's bar and Grill from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Corner of 15th and Madison. Thank you everyone for all your love and support. We all can go on happy with Michael's great big smile and laughter in our hear more
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Kenneth Paul Ross, 1951-2009
Age 57. Born June 1, 1951 in Columbus, Ohio. Passed away peacefully after a long series of illnesses on January 28, 2009 at home in Seattle surrounded by devoted life partner, family and friends. Ken was a 1969 graduate of Upper Arlington (Ohio) High School. He earned a Bachelors Degree in Theater Arts and Pre-Medicine from Ohio State Universi more
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