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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 more
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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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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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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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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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Gays Orgs Reverse Course, Now Support Federal Marriage Suit
Joe.My.God.
26 June 09

Gays Orgs Reverse Course, Now Support Federal Marriage Suit by Joe Jervis

Earlier this month, a powerful coalition of LGBT and progressive groups issued a joint statement in opposition to the federal marriage lawsuit being brought by superstar lawyers Ted Olson and David Boies.
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Our lost gay radicalism: The Stonewall riots of 40 years ago led to demands for liberation. Now we meekly hope for equality
Peter Tatchell
The Guardian
Friday 26 June 2009

The Stonewall riots of 40 years ago led to demands for liberation. Now we meekly hope for equality

This weekend marks the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall riots in New York when, for the first time in history, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) p
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Amid Jewish revival, Poland gets openly gay rabbi
By VANESSA GERA
Associated Press Writer
Sun Jun 28, 2009

WARSAW, Poland - When Rabbi Aaron Katz walks the streets of Warsaw's former Jewish quarter, scenes of that lost world fill his imagination: Families headed to synagogue, women in their kitchens cooking Sabbath meals, his father as a boy with the sidecurls of an O
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Stonewall rebel reflects 40 years after NYC riots (with slide show)
Stonewall Riots Anniversary Slideshow:Stonewall Riots Anniversary

By MARCUS FRANKLIN
Associated Press Writer
Sat Jun 27, 2009

NEW YORK - Raymond Castro was a regular at The Stonewall Inn in 1969, finding it a haven from a world where gay men and women could be arrested for kissing or holding hands in pu
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Gays, lesbians rally in Fort Worth over bar raid
Dallas Voice
By Tammye Nash Senior Editor
Jun 29, 2009

Police say 7 arrested for public intoxication; one man remains hospitalized with brain injury incurred during incident

FORT WORTH -- About 18 hours after officers with the Fort Worth Police Department and agents with the Texas Alcoholic Beverag
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Obama White House LGBT Stonewall Fete: Transcript, Guest List, Video
Towleroad
29 June 09

President Obama hosted 250-300 LGBT leaders in the East Room of the White House today, billed as a celebration marking the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall rebellion and Pride month. Obama acknowledged gay rights pioneer Frank Kameny, to whom the government recently apologized for firing in 1957, becau
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Power struggle impedes New York gay marriage vote
By Edith Honan Edith Honan
Mon Jun 29
Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York's annual Gay Pride parade was a colorful celebration of 40 years of progress toward civil rights for gays, but once the dust settled, gay couples who wish to marry in New York state remain thwarted.

A bill to legalize gay marria
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Texas officials want investigation of gay bar raid
By ANGELA K. BROWN,
Associated Press
June 29

FORT WORTH, Texas - Two city officials are seeking an investigation into a police raid at a gay nightclub that ended with the arrests of several patrons and the hospitalization of a man with a head injury.

'I've asked for as thorough a report as possible
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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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2009 Pride Parade and Grand Marshals
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Three's company - Rep. Jamie Pedersen expecting triplets
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Tomorrow's GLBT activists: Why the Gay movement is in good hands
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SGN Exclusive Interview: Cleve Jones calls for 2009 Nat'l March
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McDermott, Pedersen receive Tikkun Olam Legislative Tribute
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Nearly 8,000 attend Olympia Pride
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SGN exclusive interview: Mayor Greg Nickels
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SGN exclusive interview: Mayoral candidate Jan Drago
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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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Rep. Barney Frank drops new ENDA bill in Congress
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AFL-CIO endorses ENDA
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Father's Day feed at the Cuff for Lambert House
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Gays Orgs Reverse Course, Now Support Federal Marriage Suit
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Our lost gay radicalism: The Stonewall riots of 40 years ago led to demands for liberation. Now we meekly hope for equality
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Amid Jewish revival, Poland gets openly gay rabbi
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Stonewall rebel reflects 40 years after NYC riots (with slide show)
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Gays, lesbians rally in Fort Worth over bar raid
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Obama White House LGBT Stonewall Fete: Transcript, Guest List, Video
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Power struggle impedes New York gay marriage vote
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Texas officials want investigation of gay bar raid
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Obama & the gay duck
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Dallas Morning News demands Ft. Worth cops talk now
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Liza M at Paris Gay Pride (video)
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Gates: Maybe getting outed isn't enough anymore under DADT
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Very good TV report from Fort Worth (video)
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Activists Say Camp Pendleton Death Was Hate Crime
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