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Wanda Sykes killed last night at the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner where she was the first ever openly gay headliner at the event.


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Ref. 71 filed to repeal WA domestic partnerships
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

As expected, Washington Values Alliance President Larry Stickney has filed a referendum seeking to overturn SB 5688, the state's new domestic partnership expansion law.

Stickney filed his referendum with the state Secretary of State's office on Monday, May 4. The measure has been assigned number 71.

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Maine, NH & DC pass equality bills
by Lisa Keen - Keen News Service

The momentum for allowing Gay couples to obtain marriage licenses surged dramatically again this week with two more state legislatures passing bills to provide for such equality, one of those governors immediately signing the bill, and the District of Columbia clearing its Marriage Recognition
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Community prepares for referendum campaign
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

While anti-Gay forces debated the wisdom of Referendum 71, which challenges new domestic partnership legislation passed this year, LGBT political leaders prepared for the coming campaign.

Referendum 71 will need 120,500 voter signatures to qualify for the ballot in November. I
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White House says Stonewall proclamation set for June '09
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

President Barack Obama will sign a proclamation commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall rebellion in New York City, according to Gay and human rights activist Mike Petrelis, who announced the news Thursday on his blog, Petrelis Files (mpetrelis.blogspot.com).

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Gays not an Obama priority?
by Jennifer Vanasco SGN Contributing Writer

By the end of Barack Obama's first 100 days, it became clear: Gays and Lesbians are not this president's priority.

He stopped mentioning us, except for two notable cases: the brouhaha surrounding the invitation of Rev. Rick Warren to give the inaugural prayer, and the
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Mr., Ms. Lesbian, and Miss Gay Cinco de Mayo 2009 crowned
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

Efren Chacon, host of CALIENTE Fridays at Neighbors Underground, oversaw the seventh annual crowning of Mr., Ms. Lesbian, and Miss Gay Cinco de Mayo 2009 May 1. From 9 p.m. - 2 a.m., Neighbors Underground was transformed into a red, white, and green pageant where drag queens mingled with r
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Brits ban bigots
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The British government has banned several US citizens from entering the United Kingdom. British Home Secretary Jacqui Smith announced the list of banned individuals on May 5.

"If you can't live by the rules that we live by, the standards and the values that we live by, we sho
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The OutField: UConn athletes have CLASS
by Dan Woog- SGN Contributing Writer

Sports fans know the University of Connecticut for its men's and women's basketball teams. It's a fine academic institution too. But one day soon it may be famous for its CLASS.

That's CLASS as in the Connecticut LGBT Athlete Safe Space.

An online support s
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Rachel Maddow

Rachel Maddow: Gay Soldier Talks About Discrimination in Military
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Rachel Maddow Interviews Lt. Dan Choi - Kicked Out Of Army For Being Gay
 
International News
International News
by Rex Wockner - SGN Contributing Writer Burundi bans Gay sex
The president of the Central African nation of Burundi, Pierre Nkurunziza, "secretly" signed a bill criminalizing homosexual conduct April 22, Human Rights Watch reported.

The measure had passed the National Assembly last November but was rejected overwhelmingly by the Senate in February.
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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
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National News
National News
by Rex Wockner - SGN Contributing Writer

Gay couples begin marrying in Iowa
Nearly 400 same-sex couples got marriage licenses across Iowa April 27 when a state Supreme Court ruling legalizing Gay marriage took effect, and dozens married after receiving waivers of the three-day waiting period between obtaining a license and tying the knot.
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Cycle Barn MotorSports Group raises another barn
The Cycle Barn MotorSports Group announces the grand opening of the new "Scooter Barn" this Friday-Sunday, May 8-10. The Scooter Barn is located on the top floor of the lower building at the Lynnwood Cycle Barn location, and carries the full line of scooters from Kymco, Honda, and Eton.

Store manager Garrett Johnson has years o
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Gay culture war just what we don't need
In the completely tone-deaf category, we have a group of conservative faith leaders following through on a pledge to file a referendum to overturn legislation extending to same-sex couples state-offered benefits of marriage previously allowed for heterosexual couples.

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A fractious movement
by Wayne Besen- SGN Contributing Writer

In an online discussion forum, a respected activist recently lamented the decentralization of Gay community advocacy. He made a powerful case that we would be better off if our efforts were more regimented and unified.

"Our communal problem is that the LGBT community
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Zero to 60: 2009 Lexus LS 460 AWD

by J.T. Hills -
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Joe the Plumber calls gays 'queer'
AP
Wed May 6, 11:52 pm ET

NEW YORK - Samuel Wurzelbacher, the Ohio man hailed as "Joe the Plumber" by Republican John McCain's presidential campaign last year, said he believes gays are "queer" and said he won't allow them near his children.

Nevertheless, Wurzelbacher said the decision about whether to allo
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Take the Pledge: Decline to Sign Referendum 71
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Join us in opposing discrimination against same-sex partners.


Pledge to Decline to Sign Referendum 71 today. It's up to the rest of us to ensure opponents of Domestic Partnerships do not take W
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