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Obama signs memorandum on federal benefits and non-discrimination
Obama signs memorandum on federal benefits and non-discrimination by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

President Barack Obama signed a Presidential Memorandum on Federal Benefits and Non-Discrimination June 17. The memorandum follows a review by the director of the Office of Personnel Management, John Berry, who is the highest-ranking Gay official in the Obama admini
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EXCLUSIVE: Gay Pride in Tel Aviv
by Richard Isaac - SGN Contributing Writer

Tel Aviv, "the Gay capital of the Middle East," celebrated its 16th Pride Day on Friday, June 12, 2009, with a festive "happening" in Meir Park, followed by a giant parade of an estimated 20,000 people through the downtown streets that ended with thousands dancing on the beach and swimmi
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Seattle out-protests Westboro Baptist Church
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

When a group of Westboro Baptist Church members came to Seattle June 14 to spread hate and picket two local churches, they weren't met with anger or violence. Instead, they ran into a church choir, a strong show of Gay pride, and a bubble machine.

You've seen these guys before
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US Conference of Mayors backs marriage equality
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

On Monday, the US Conference of Mayors endorsed marriage equality in a resolution titled Equality and Civil Rights for Gay and Lesbian Americans.

In addition to supporting the freedom to marry, the mayors' resolution also endorsed a broad range of proposed federal legislation inc more
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The OutField : The reality of Training Rules
by Dan Woog - SGN Contributing Writer

In 2004, Jennifer Harris was the top scorer on the Penn State University women's basketball team.

In 2005, she was dismissed from the squad. Harris broke the third of coach Rene Portland's three rules: "No drinking. No drugs. No Lesbians."

Several minutes in
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2009 Sierra 4WD Hybrid Crew Cab

by J.T. Hills
SGN Contributing Writer

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  • 25% increase in fuel economy over gas engine
  • Comfortable seating for five
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    A celebration of Juneteenth
    by Rajkhet Dirzhud-Rashid - SGN A&E Writer

    One of my memories of just-elected mayor Greg Nickels was his confession at Dr. Martin Luther King Day rally that he'd never heard of Juneteenth until someone about a day before had mentioned it to him. It seemed incredibly naïve and, at the time, I thought, rather humble.

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    PRIDE EVENTS CALENDAR

    compiled by Rick McKinnon

    SGN Staff Writer

    INDIVIDUAL DEMOGRAPHICS
    AT GREG KUCERA GALLERY
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    National News
    by Rex Wockner - SGN Contributing Writer

    Miss California USA fired; New queen also thinks marriage is between a man and a woman
    Controversial Miss California USA and Miss USA first runner-up Carrie Prejean was stripped of her California crown June 10.

    Pageant officials said she wasn't fulfillin
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    President Obama has not betrayed the gay community
    Salon
    19 June 09

    President Obama has not betrayed the gay community

    Despite early missteps, granting benefits to the same-sex partners of federal employees is proof he hears us

    By Chris Geidner

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    Gay Portland mayor cleared in Breedlove affair
    The Oregonian
    22 June 09

    Attorney general declines charges against Portland Mayor Sam Adams

    After a six-month investigation, Oregon Attorney General John Kroger found no evidence that Portland Mayor Sam Adams broke the law by engaging in a relationship with Beau Breedlove.

    In a report release
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    67 Congressmembers to Obama: Suspend DADT now
    Indra Lusero, Palm Center
    June 22, 2009

    SEVENTY SEVEN MEMBERS OF CONGRESS URGE OBAMA TO SUSPEND GAY BAN

    New Strategy Links Immediate Executive Action Followed By Long Term Congressional Repeal

    SANTA BARBARA, CA-- In a letter sent to President Obama today, seventy-seven members of Congress call
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    California Same-Sex Couples Who Wed Out-of-State Remain in Limbo
    Law.com
    23 June 09

    California Same-Sex Couples Who Wed Out-of-State Remain in Limbo - Mike McKee - The Recorder

    Family lawyers representing California same-sex couples who wed out of state before the passage of Proposition 8 are hoping for the best, but bracing for the worst.

    Those marriages
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    SF Pride doesn't like nat'l "Pride 09" magazine
    Says it lacks local information and diversity...

    Letter to the Editor
    Brendan Behan
    June 23, 2009

    San Francisco Pride's Response to the 'PRIDE 09' Magazine

    Flipping through the pages of the 'Pride 09' magazine which recently hit the streets, locals might wonder why not
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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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Obama signs memorandum on federal benefits and non-discrimination
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EXCLUSIVE: Gay Pride in Tel Aviv
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Seattle out-protests Westboro Baptist Church
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US Conference of Mayors backs marriage equality
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The OutField : The reality of Training Rules
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2009 Sierra 4WD Hybrid Crew Cab
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A celebration of Juneteenth
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PRIDE EVENTS CALENDAR
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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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President Obama has not betrayed the gay community
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Gay Portland mayor cleared in Breedlove affair
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67 Congressmembers to Obama: Suspend DADT now
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California Same-Sex Couples Who Wed Out-of-State Remain in Limbo
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SF Pride doesn't like nat'l "Pride 09" magazine
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