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Response to NOM's Gathering Storm

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Victory in Olympia! "Everything But Marriage" legislation passed
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

Gay and Lesbian citizens of Washington State had cause to celebrate Wednesday afternoon. The Washington State House of Representatives passed the "Everything But Marriage" Bill 5688 with a 62-35 vote, following the Senate's passage on March 11 by a 30-18 vote. The legislation, sent to the desk of Governor Christine Gregoire to be sig
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National Day of Silence met with local protest
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

Mahatma Gandhi, a legendary non-violent human rights activist, once said, "Modern civilization has taught us to convert night into day and golden silence into brazen din and noise." For the past 13 years, the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) has set out to prove that theo
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SGN Exclusive Interview: Shannon Minter, anti-Prop 8 attorney
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

"It's been a pretty phenomenal week," attorney Shannon Minter told SGN early this week. "Iowa, Vermont, DC. Throw in Sweden. Fantastic!"

Minter, the legal director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR), spoke with SGN by phone as he travelled to the airport on his w
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Amazon.com "glitch" resolved: GLBT-themed books back on sales charts
by Shaun Knittel SGN Staff Writer

Amazon.com, America's largest online retailer headquartered in Seattle, WA, apologized Tuesday for a system error that caused it to remove a number of LGBT books from its sales charts. The charts let customers know how well one title sells compared with another.

On Sunday, autho
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NY Gov. Paterson's same-sex marriage legislation
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

How does a summer wedding in upstate New York sound? If New York Gov. David Paterson can get the state senate to pass a proposed same-sex marriage bill, you and your partner might just be able to ask each other that question.

Gov. Paterson announced at 10 a.m. April 16 from
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Out of the closet and into the classroom
Power of One Conference
University of Puget Sound
April 24-26


Sexuality, art, faith, and politics will all be part of the mix as college students and their advisors from across the Northwest gather at the Power of One Queer and Allies Leadership Conference at University of Puget Sound, over the weekend of Apri
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Camp Ten Trees
by Fred Ketterman - Special to the SGN

All Around the Campfire fundraising dinner and auction
May 23, 6 PM
South Lake Union Armory (Naval Reserve Building, Lake Union Park, 860 Terry Ave. N.)


Coming of age in baby-boomer Ohio before the Stonewall Riots, the following would have been diffic
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Gay Men and the Holocaust
by Gerald Libonati - Special to the SGN

The inverted pink triangle is now a popular symbol of Gay and Lesbian unity. But it had a much darker past. It was the symbol used in Nazi concentration camps to identify homosexual prisoners.

While the Holocaust was primarily a stand against the Jews, Gay men and other mi
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Political IQ: The cruelty of expectation
by Diane Silver - SGN Contributing Writer

Remember these people: Shirley Tan, Jay Mercado and their twin 12-year-old sons. They are just a few of the souls whose lives are being torn apart because President Barack Obama has yet to deliver the change he promised, and Congress is either (a) preoccupied or (b) balking at votin
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International News
International News
by Rex Wockner - SGN Contributing Writer

Gays killed in Iraq, others allegedly sentenced to death by government
Seven Gay men were murdered in Baghdad's Sadr City district in late March and early April, activists and media reported.

Three men were shot by fellow Shiite tribe members on April 2 and four were killed by tribe members arou
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Northwest News
Northwest News
AFSC SPEAKER'S BUREAU LOOKING FOR QUEER YOUTH
The American Friends Service Committee's speaker's bureau, Out Spoken, is looking for Queer youth to interview about their life experiences and hopes for the future to expand and enrich their panel presentations. Participants will receive a gift card and much appreciation for helping out. Contact LT at ltan@AFSC.org for m
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National News
National News
by Rex Wockner - SGN Contributing Writer

Vermont legalizes same-sex marriage
Vermont's Legislature overrode Gov. Jim Douglas' veto of a bill legalizing same-sex marriage April 7.

The Senate vote to override was 23-5 and the House vote was 100-49, the exact number of House votes needed.

The law takes effect Sept
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Words that kill
by Wayne Besen - SGN Contributing Writer

It's been a heady couple of weeks for Gay activists, and it keeps getting better. There were twin marriage victories in the unlikely states of Vermont and Iowa, doubling the number of places where Gay people can get hitched. If that wasn't enough, the New York Times reports that New York
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Travel to fabulous places near and far on April 24
Going somewhere? Let Seattle Gay News take you there first.

Our travel writers have been hopping on trains, boarding red-eye flights, and driving through rush hour traffic to bring you our second special travel issue of 2009.

"Near and Far" will feature destinations that are familiar and close to home, like Portlan
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Good Friday
by Jennifer Vanasco - SGN Contributing Writer

On Good Friday, Jenny and I went to services at a Catholic church near Jenny's Lesbian neighborhood of Andersonville in Chicago.

Jenny and I have had a lot of discussions about which denomination should be our church home. We take the decision seriously, because we
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Zero to 60: 2009 Toyota Yaris

by J.T. Hills
SGN Contributing Writer

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