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Darlene Nipper speaks at Seattle POCAAN
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

Rev. Darlene Nipper, deputy executive director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, brought her nearly 20 years of management and advocacy experience to the People of Color Against AIDS Network (POCAAN) center on May 21.

When Darlene Nipper speaks, she is talking to you, not throwing words at you. You listen. Y
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Court OK's California's Prop 8; rally/protest march in Seattle
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

California's Supreme Court upheld the state's Gay marriage ban on May 26 in a 6 - 1 decision written by Chief Justice Ron George, leaving the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) citizens of California angry and activated.

The California Supreme Court based its decision
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Operation Shine Seattle begins
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

Early on the morning of May 26, Chloe Noble, Nicole Tomlin, Jill Hardman and Matt Rouse set out across America from downtown Seattle to raise awareness about the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) homeless youth. The four walkers chose Seattle as their starting point and the loca
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Pride weekend main events
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

It's that time of year again & or is it? Seattle Pride 2009 promises to be special - with the recent signing of the "everything but marriage" bill into law and the observance of the 40th anniversary since the Stonewall riots of 1969, Pride will be bursting at the seams with good feelings galore more
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PRIDE EVENTS CALENDAR

PRIDE IDOL AT R PLACE
Preliminary competition on Tuesday, June 2, at 9:30 p.m., at R Place, 619 E. Pine St., leading to final event on June 23. Proceeds benefit Seattle PrideĀ®. www.SeattlePrideIdol.com.

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Sisters accepting grant applications
The Sisters have money to give away!

The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, The Abbey of St. Joan are now accepting applications for the 2009 Charity Granting Cycle.

For the last several years the Sisters have been giving out grants annually to non-profit 501(c)3 organizations in Washington State. The organizations wh
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Bat N' Rouge returns to Cal Anderson Park
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

Bat N' Rouge, the official Seattle Gay Pride kick-off event, returns to Cal Anderson Park June 13 from 5-8 p.m.

For over 10 years, the Capitol Hill Alano Club (CHAC) has hosted the softball extravaganza. If you've never been to a Bat N' Rouge game - say, the Drag Queens vs. the D
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UPDATE: Domestic partnership cancel court petition to amend Referendum 71 title
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

Washington Values Alliance, the organization leading the campaign against expanding the state's domestic partnership law, filed a petition May 26 to amend the referendum language - however, according to Legal Voice Executive Director Lisa Stone, they plan on canceling the petition at 1 p.m. to
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Seattle Gay History: The great Andy Warhol
by Don Paulson - SGN Contributing Writer

No other art venue captured the public's curiosity and controversy more than Andy Warhol. More so than the New York Armory art show of 1913 that ushered in Modern art, more so than Abstract Expressionism of the 1950s. As if Warhol's Soup Cans and visceral Underground Movies more
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The OutField: Emile Griffith: Out for the count
by Dan Woog - SGN Contributing Writer

In 1962, Emile Griffith killed Benny "Kid" Paret. The occasion was a nationally televised fight, with boxing's welterweight crown at stake.

If ever there were a non-Gay event, a death in the boxing ring would seem to be it. But - as with so much else in life - there is fa
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Entre Hermanos' Latino Pageant 2009
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

Entre Hermanos, a nonprofit organization for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Latino Community, crowned a new Mr. Gay Latino, Mr. Lesbiana, and Miss Gay Latina at Town Hall Seattle May 23.

The annual Latino Pageant is the signature event for Entre Hermanos
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Zero to 60: 2009 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SV

by J.T. Hills
SGN Contributing Writer

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    Arnold actually plans to take away people's HIV meds
    Bay Area Reporter
    4 June 09

    Take a stand against AIDS cuts
    by Geoff Kors
    http://www.ebar.com/openforum/opforum.php?sec=guest_op
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    National News
    by Rex Wockner - SGN Contributing Writer

    Wisconsin Supremes to hear challenge to marriage ban
    Wisconsin's Supreme Court will hear a challenge to the state's three-year-old constitutional amendment that bans same-sex marriage.

    The case was filed by University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh teacher Bill McCo
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    Thousands at Fresno rally
    L.A. Times
    30 May 09

    Thousands attend Fresno rally supporting gay marriage

    With lively chants and rainbow flags, several thousand people rallied in Fresno today, aiming to persuade California's conservative heartland to support same-sex marriage rights.

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    Gay mayor's illicit love shakes a Texas town
    The small Texan city of San Angelo has been turned upside down by one of the most unusual sex scandals ever to make an impact on American political life.

    Joseph Lown, the popular mayor, suddenly resigned last week after revealing he had fallen madly in love with an illegal immigrant. That was the first revelation; the second was
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    Shock at gay film shown to teenagers
    From The Jewish Chronicle
    Marcus Dysch
    May 14, 2009

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    Ohad Knoller and Yehuda Levi in the film, an Israeli Brokeback Mountain

    A feature film about gay IDF soldiers has been screened to a group of teenagers preparing for a Liberal Judaism-organised tour of I
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    Nev. Sen. overrides Gov.'s veto of DP bill
    Steve Friess
    Sat, 30 May 2009 23:26:48 -0400

    NV Senate votes to override veto on domestic partnerships

    Tonight, two Republicans flipped to override Gov. Jim Gibbons' veto of a domestic partnership registry in Nevada in the state Senate, 14-7. (That makes 10 Ds, 4 Rs voting for; 2 Ds and 5 Rs voting aga
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    Gay marriage accord reached
    New Hampshire Union Leader
    30 May 09

    By TOM FAHEY
    State House Bureau Chief

    CONCORD - House and Senate negotiators reached yesterday agreement on a compromise gay-marriage bill amendment aimed at winning a signature by Gov. John Lynch. [snip] Lynch spokesman Colin Manning said the wording "appears to adhe
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    Judge Sotomayor and LGBT Rights
    Leonard Link
    June 01, 2009

    Judge Sotomayor and LGBT Rights

    Media reports have mentioned in passing the paucity of opinions by Judge Sotomayor on LGBT issues, but there are two I would single out:

    full story:
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    New Images From the Stonewall Uprising's Final Night
    By Sewell Chan
    Tuesday, June 2, 2009 2:42:25 AM

    The Stonewall uprising that began 40 years ago this month in Greenwich Village has come to be seen as a defining event in the development of the gay rights movement, but little visual evidence has survived from the six nights of the disturbances, in which gay men fought back a
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    Bill Proposes Immigration Rights for Gay Couples
    By JULIA PRESTON
    Published: June 2, 2009

    Senator Patrick J. Leahy, the Democrat from Vermont who is the powerful chairman of the Judiciary Committee, is adding another controversial ingredient to the volatile mix of an immigration debate that President Obama has said he hopes to spur in Congress before the end of the
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    "Quote Unquote"
    "[Senior Adviser] David [Axelrod] and I have been together for a long time. ... I think back to that day that I called Ax so many years ago and said, 'You and I can do wonderful things together,' and he said to me the same thing that partners all across America are saying to one another right now: 'Let's go to Iowa and make it official.'"
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Darlene Nipper speaks at Seattle POCAAN
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Court OK's California's Prop 8; rally/protest march in Seattle
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Operation Shine Seattle begins
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Pride weekend main events
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PRIDE EVENTS CALENDAR
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Sisters accepting grant applications
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Bat N' Rouge returns to Cal Anderson Park
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UPDATE: Domestic partnership cancel court petition to amend Referendum 71 title
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"Quote Unquote"
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International News
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Northwest News
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National News
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Seattle Gay History: The great Andy Warhol
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The OutField: Emile Griffith: Out for the count
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Entre Hermanos' Latino Pageant 2009
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Zero to 60: 2009 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SV
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Arnold actually plans to take away people's HIV meds
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Thousands at Fresno rally
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Gay mayor's illicit love shakes a Texas town
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Shock at gay film shown to teenagers
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Nev. Sen. overrides Gov.'s veto of DP bill
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Gay marriage accord reached
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Judge Sotomayor and LGBT Rights
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New Images From the Stonewall Uprising's Final Night
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Bill Proposes Immigration Rights for Gay Couples
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