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Section One

2009 Pride Parade and Grand Marshals
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

The 2009 Seattle Pride Parade Sunday, June 28 will start at 11 a.m. from the corner of Union St. and 4th Ave. near Westlake Park. The parade will last approximately two and a half hours, however, it should only take about an hour from the start to reach Seattle Center.

The Parade announcers' booth will be located at W
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Three's company - Rep. Jamie Pedersen expecting triplets
by Liz Meyer - SGN Contributing Writer

At this point, Rep. Jamie Pedersen no longer courts voters; he (pro)creates them.

Just next month, the 43rd Legislative District Representative's family will literally double in size. Jamie and Eric Pedersen, along with their son, Trygve, will soon be joined by triplets. And if
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Tomorrow's GLBT activists: Why the Gay movement is in good hands
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

These are exciting times. These are progressive times. These times belong to us all, but our future as a community rests in the hands of the unlikeliest of heroes: LGBTQ people 30 years and younger - tomorrow's Gays.

I recently spoke with seven LGBTQ young adults from the greater
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SGN Exclusive Interview: Cleve Jones calls for 2009 Nat'l March
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

When Cleve Jones talks, the community listens. Now, the human rights activist, author and lecturer is asking for the LGBT community to not only listen, but to march and to protest with him October 11 in Washington D.C.

I spoke with Cleve this week in a telephone interview from Ne
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McDermott, Pedersen receive Tikkun Olam Legislative Tribute
On June 25, Senator Joe McDermott and Representative Jamie Pedersen will be receiving the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle's 2009 Tikkun Olam Legislative Tribute at our annual meeting.

This award recognizes legislators who embody the concept of tikkun olam, "repairing the world." This year, we are recognizing these two legislat
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Rep. Barney Frank drops new ENDA bill in Congress
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

US Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) announced the introduction of new ENDA (Employment Non-Discrimination Act) legislation at a press conference Wednesday. ENDA would prohibit discrimination by employers, employment agencies, or labor organizations on the basis of an 'individual's actual or perceived se
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AFL-CIO endorses ENDA
AFL-CIO President John Sweeney endorsed ENDA today, as it was being introduced in the US House of Representatives by Rep Barney Frank. Sweeney spoke out especially forcefully in support of including Transgender workers in the legislation.

The AFL-CIO has supported equality for LGBT workers. Many union contracts now include language
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Father's Day feed at the Cuff for Lambert House
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

Each year, the Seattle Men in Leather host a Chili Feed at the Cuff Complex on Father's Day to raise money for Lambert House, a center for LGBTQ youth that encourages empowerment through the development of leadership, social and life skills.. The event has become a tradition for the Cuff Complex
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International News
International News
by Rex Wockner - SGN Contributing Writer

50,000 at EuroPride
Some 50,000 people turned out for the EuroPride parade, held in Zurich this year on June 6. Openly Lesbian Zurich Mayor Corine Mauch joined in.

Next year, the parade ventures behind the former Iron Curtain to Warsaw - a city that as recently as 2005 tried to ban pride, on
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Northwest News
Northwest News
POZ SEATTLE LAUNCHES POZ ADVENTURES WITH SUMMER KAYAKING OUTINGS
This summer, POZSeattle is pleased to present Saturday morning POZAdventures kayaking outings on Seattle's historic Lake Union. Join us June through September for a series of kayaking adventures. Enjoy scenic postcard views of the Seattle skyline and the Space Needle, Lake Union's houseboat communities, and
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National News
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 fulfilling her duties.

Prejean ha
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A big Gay year in car reviews
by J.T. Hills - SGN Contributing Writer

You are what you drive: environmentalist, consumerist, non-conformist, liberal, conservative, jock, preppy, or nerdy, what you park in your driveway is not only a mode of transportation, it's a form of expression. Thank you, advertising executives! Here's a biased, self-serving look of my favorite cars. Happy Pride!
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Nearly 8,000 attend Olympia Pride
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

Organizers of Capital City Pride said they were expecting a large crowd of people from around the region to attend the weekend of events and Pride Parade - but nobody foresaw the crowd of nearly 8,000 who showed up to celebrate in downtown Olympia June 21.

"We were prepared to
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SGN exclusive interview: Mayor Greg Nickels
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels has an ambitious agenda. Nickels hopes to become only the second man in Seattle's history to win a third term as mayor. The first, and so far only mayor to do so was Charlie Royer in 1985 (Mayor 1978-1990).

When Nickels was sworn in as president of the
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SGN exclusive interview: Mayoral candidate Jan Drago
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

'At the end of the day - let's put it this way - people want a tested and trusted leader, 'trust' being the operative word,' Jan Drago told SGN, explaining why she decided to run for mayor against incumbent Greg Nickels.

As a City Council member since 1993, Drago built a reputati
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BREAKING STORIES!
Gays Orgs Reverse Course, Now Support Federal Marriage Suit
Our lost gay radicalism: The Stonewall riots of 40 years ago led to demands for liberation. Now we meekly hope for equality Amid Jewish revival, Poland gets openly gay rabbi
Stonewall rebel reflects 40 years after NYC riots (with slide show)
Gays, lesbians rally in Fort Worth over bar raid Obama White House LGBT Stonewall Fete: Transcript, Guest List, Video
Power struggle impedes New York gay marriage vote
Texas officials want investigation of gay bar raid Obama & the gay duck
Dallas Morning News demands Ft. Worth cops talk now Liza M at Paris Gay Pride (video) Gates: Maybe getting outed isn't enough anymore under DADT
Very good TV report from Fort Worth (video) Activists Say Camp Pendleton Death Was Hate Crime

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