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Vermont House and Senate commit to marriage equality
The Human Rights Campaign, the nation's largest Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender civil rights organization, applauded today the Vermont House and Senate Leadership for committing to pass marriage equality legislation before the end of the legislative session in May. The legislation is expected to be introduced by Senate President Shumlin, Majority Leader Senator Campbell and t more
Another Capitol Hill assault targets Gay man
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Another assault on a Gay man has been reported to SGN. Capitol Hill resident Paul Ford was assaulted in the alley behind Neighbours Nightclub on Broadway. The assault took place early Saturday morning, February 21, as Ford was leaving the nightclub.

This was the same morning t
Equality Day 2009: Thursday, March 12
by Mike Andrew- SGN Staff Writer

"This is an opportunity to put a human face on LGBT issues," says Equal Rights Washington's Advocacy Director Josh Friedes, talking about ERW's upcoming Equality Day 2009. The event is scheduled for Thursday, March 12, at the State Capitol in Olympia.

Friedes talked to SGN by
Philippines ends ban on Gays in military
by Jennifer Vanasco - SGN Contributing Writer

The Philippines has become the second country in a week to officially end the ban on Gays serving in the military.

The Armed Forces of the Philippines said that the decision shows the military has a zero tolerance for discrimination among its ranks. But it also
International Women's Day raises voices for Gaza
International Women's Day
March 7 - 6:30 PM
POCAAN, 1609 19th Ave.

As 2008 became 2009, the eyes of the world turned to Gaza, a tiny strip of land along the Mediterranean Sea. On December 27, the Israeli government launched a series of air raids and ground attacks on the occupied Gaza strip, leaving thous
Capitol Hill Community Council survey
Community Council meeting
March 8 - 7 PM
Harem Clothing
617 Broadway E.

The Capitol Hill Community Council is doing a survey to receive feedback on a proposed Capitol Hill Pride Festival. Over a dozen businesses on Broadway have already approved of this event as well as POWHAT and we have already work
Straight marriage
by Jennifer Vanasco - SGN Contributing Writer

"What I honestly don't understand is why some conservatives think that Gay people marrying will hurt straight marriages," I said at a debate held at a law school last week.

"I've tried to understand this, and I honestly don't get it."

My oppon
Seattle Out and Proud seeks artists
Seattle Out and Proud, producer of the annual Seattle Pride Parade, is looking for a few good artists to submit pieces for inclusion as Seattle Pride 2009 official artists.

This year's parade theme is Peace, Love and Equality.

We are looking for art that speaks to the arc of the historic struggle for equalit
2009 Seattle Pride Parade: Peace, Love and Equality
Seattle Out and Proud (SOaP) celebrates Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Pride with a variety of events throughout June, culminating in the annual Seattle Pride Parade. The Seattle Pride Parade will take place on Sunday June 28 at 11 a.m. on 4th Avenue in the heart of downtown Seattle.

The city of Seattle has the s
Out in the Equality State
Eleven years after Matthew Shepard, Wyoming's first Lesbian legislator

by Liz Meyer - SGN Contributing Writer

When I think of Queer politicians, I think of Harvey Milk or Sam Adams, of martyrdom or controversy, but almost without exception, of white, urban males.

Rep. Cathy Connolly, then, pr
Dharma Buddies announces five-day retreat
Dharma Buddies is a peer-led meditation and discussion group for Gay, Bi, and Transgendered men that meets every Sunday at 11 a.m. at Cal Anderson House at 400 Broadway in Seattle. The group sits in silent meditation for 45 minutes and returns after a quiet break for a group shared discussion led by the day's facilitator on some spiritual aspe more
Jesse's Journal: Homage to Gore Vidal
by Jesse Monteagudo - SGN Contributing Writer

If I had to be stranded on a desert island with only the works of one author, I would pick the works of Gore Vidal. Brilliant, erudite, perceptive and sarcastic, Vidal is a one-man library. He is the author of 23 novels, five plays, two memoirs, numerous screenplays and shor
Simple solutions for economy-driven anxiety over home security
In bad economic times, it's understandable for people to worry more about the security of their homes and families. With police departments across the country being forced to cut their budgets, homeowners may feel anxious about the safety in their community.

"With so many people out of work, many Americans are worrying about a
Political IQ: Standing up to Obama
by Diane Silver - SGN Contributing Writer

I threw reasonable out the window the day I heard about Amy Brian. The Iraq veteran was forced out of the Kansas Army National Guard because someone decided he or she didn't like Brian.

Last summer, this anonymous soul launched a campaign to railroad Brian, sendi
Zero to 60: 2009 Ford Escape XLT FWD

by J.T. Hills
SGN Contributing Writer

• New and improved
  2.5-liter four-cylinder engine
• Comfortable, well-designed interior
• Nicely equipped with
  a com more

Bailey-Boushay House Uses Social Media for Funding Crusade
SEATTLE - (March 6, 2009)- With today's difficult economic times and government shortfalls at catastrophic levels, organizations that rely on philanthropy and government funding are taking advocacy efforts to new levels. At Bailey-Boushay House, the nation's first skilled nursing facility to meet the needs of people living with HIV/AIDS, st more
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