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Another right-winger in DP referendum effort
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Televangelist and religious supplies merchant Gary Randall has announced that he too plans to file a referendum seeking to repeal the domestic partnership legislation recently passed by the Washington State legislature.

In an April 16 media release from the Faith and Freedom Network, Randall says, "Washington State la
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Meghan McCain and Steve Schmidt challenge old GOP
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Meghan McCain's speech to the Log Cabin Republican National Convention grabbed media headlines this week, but even more surprising were the remarks of Sen. John McCain's former campaign manager Steve Schmidt.

The daughter of the 2008 Republican presidential candidate, Meghan McCai
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Gov. Gregoire signs WA hate crime law adding Trans rights
Governor Gregoire signed Senate Bill 5952 today to add "Transgendered" to the definition of sexual orientation in the state's hate crimes statute.

"The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community gained much-needed protection today," Sen. Joe McDermott, D-Seattle, the bill's sponsor, said. "For too long, a population of ou
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TEXT: M. McCain's speech to Log Cabin Republicans
The following is the full text of Meghan McCain's April 18 speech to the Log Cabin Republicans. Meghan McCain is the daughter of Senator John McCain.

Thank you all for having me here tonight. I am thrilled to be able to speak to you this evening to share some of my experiences from the campaign and observations on where ou
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Meeting the Sea. tea...
by Rajkhet Dirzhud-Rashid - SGN A&E Writer

The first person I saw when I wandered into the Westlake Plaza last week on "tax day" was some guy with a banner so big, it was threatening to become a sail as he joined with the anti-tax "protesters" in the popular spot for protest in Seattle. His "Jesus Loves You" sign and T-shirt
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Capitol Hill restaurants Dining Out For Life on April 30
A record number of Capitol Hill restaurants have signed on to participate in the 16th Annual Dining Out For Life on April 30. Forty neighborhood restaurants will donate 30 percent of their proceeds from breakfast, lunch, dinner and cocktails to Lifelong AIDS Alliance. Last year, 29 Capitol Hill restaurants participated in Dining Out For Life more
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The globalization of Gay bashing
by Wayne Besen - SGN Contributing Writer

The latest alleged anti-Gay terrorism in Iraq is gluing shut the anuses of homosexuals, while forcing the victims to ingest a form of Ex-Lax. The special glue can only be removed by surgery, thus often leading to a painful death.

It is challenging to know if such informat
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Seattle Gay History: Andy Warhol, part one
by Don Paulson - SGN Contributing Writer I have two regrets in life: not attending Malcolm X's last speech at Columbia University and not getting to know Andy Warhol. I had the chance but was not willing to spill my guts or relinquish any blood for Andy. Followers nicknamed him "Drella,' a combination of Dracula and Cinderella. He was bot more
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Lesbians welcome at Seattle's OverForties
by Kassie Koledin - Special to the SGN

What Lesbian group in Seattle has been running regularly for more than 25 years, was once described by a substitute facilitator as harder to herd than a pack of cats, and generates crowd-drawing social events such as the "You Don't Have To Have Any Talent" talent show and a Coming Out Co
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Seattle Men's Chorus hosts 13th annual auction
by Tim Peter - SGN Staff Writer

Nearly 500 people attended the 13th annual silent auction sponsored by Seattle Men's and Women's Choruses Saturday, April 18.

"Turnout was good," said Karl Otto, development director for the choruses. Not as many people [showed] as in years past, but still a good number."
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The OutField - Sherry McGregor: The out "Karate Kid"
by Dan Woog - SGN Contributing Writer

Growing up in Florida, in a sixth-generation Southern family, Sherry McGregor battled demons. While her mother worked her way through serial marriages (she is now on her eighth), Sherry felt uncomfortable dating boys. Finally, in her senior year of high school, she began a relationship with
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Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence's "Mad Tea Party"
Mad Tea Party to benefit Camp Ten Trees
Daughters of the American Revolution Hall
May 10


Your service is required as a prospective juror by the High Court of Her Majesty the Queen of Hearts of Wonderland. Please present yourself to her majesty's Royal Guard at: The Daughters of the American Revolution Hall
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Elder Lesbian meeting
In the fullness of time, it may come to pass that elder women would like to exchange ideas, experience, and hear what other elders have to say about life, living, love, ?their world, wisdom, and more.

The group will meet residentially on a weekend afternoon in a lovely setting. Subjects will be carefully chosen from those suggested
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Edmund White: I don't think it was a glitch at Amazon.com
"I don't think it was a glitch," White says. "It's shocking that someone in that organization has the power to [get rid of] gay books. All my own books were [also] affected. I wrote in my name [on Amazon] last week and A Boy's Own Story wasn't there! Only four of my 22 books were there. It was astonishing. ... Frankly, if one of the custodian more
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Gettin' married in Iowa tomorrow
Chicago Tribune
26 Apr 09

Details on same-sex marriage in Iowa

AP-CS-04-26-09 0901EDT - Marriage requirements in Iowa remain the same, with the exception that the ban on same-sex marriage has been eliminated:

--Two people, over 18.

--Not already legally married.

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CONGRESSMAN BARNEY FRANK SPEAKS OUT ON HATE CRIMES BILL
April 30, 2009

Washington, DC - Congressman Barney Frank yesterday spoke out in favor of the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act (H.R. 1913), which would expand the definition of violent hate crimes to include gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and disability, and which would allow the federal governmen
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