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Section One - ALL STORIES
Gay sailor murdered at Camp Pendleton
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

The body of August Provost, a 29-year-old Gay sailor, was found at Camp Pendleton Marine Corps base in Southern California about 3:30 a.m. June 30. Provost had been standing watch as a sentry at a compound on the base when he was murdered. Initial indications are that Provost was shot and his body suffered burns.

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SGN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Veteran activist Marsha Botzer speaks on Obama's Stonewall reception
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

'It's a long way from my '60s organizing to the White House,' veteran activist Marsha Botzer told SGN about attending President Obama's June 29 White House reception honoring the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall rebellion.

Botzer, who was a national co-chair of Obama Pride durin
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Collin Powell: 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' should be reviewed
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

Colin Powell, retired Army General and former Secretary of State says it's time to review 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell.'

Powell appeared on CNN's State of the Union Sunday to talk about the U.S. military policy that discharges any Gay or Lesbian who serves openly. When the policy was
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Capitol Hill ricin threat still an active investigation
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

Six months have passed since the January 6 ricin scare on Capitol Hill. The threats, delivered in letters to 11 bars, warned that patrons would be poisoned. The individual(s) responsible said they had approximately 67 grams of ricin and would indiscriminately target at least five clients and '
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Long distance
by Jennifer Vanasco - SGN Contributing Writer

I never expected to be in a long-distance relationship.

And if you had asked me a year ago, I would have said that it would never work, at least for me.

What I love about long-term relationships is their quiet, steady dailyness. Sure, the rush of l
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Fort Worth fallout as community rallies
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

As the Fort Worth LGBT community prepares to rally on Sunday in protest of the June 28 police raid on the Rainbow Lounge Gay bar, Fort Worth city and Texas state officials were busy blaming one another for the incident.

Fort Worth Police Chief Jeffrey Halstead announced last week
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Join The Impact, Pride At Work announce new partnership
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Join The Impact and Pride At Work AFL-CIO have announced a new partnership - Fairness Works - aimed at eliminating job discrimination in the US.

Join The Impact, which burst onto the political scene with its post-Prop 8 marriage equality demonstrations in November 2008, feature
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ASK MICHAEL: New information about HIV and HAART therapy
by Michael Raitt - SGN Contributing Writer

There is new research out authored by a local researcher and physician, Dr. Mari Kitahata, that has huge implications on how patients and physicians work together to make the most informed decisions about HAART (Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy) treatment for people newly infected w
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Larry Kramer makes Perry v. Schwarzenegger battle public
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

After publicly questioning the wisdom of Perry v. Schwarzenegger, the federal lawsuit challenging California's same-sex marriage ban, three Gay-friendly legal groups have asked to be a part of the case. The reception they got from the activists behind the case was essentially 'thanks, but no t
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Volunteer to keep Referendum 71 off the ballot
by Charles Drabkin - Special to the SGN

We've all heard the phrase 'out of the frying pan and into the fire.' I feel like I'm living it! Because of the threat posed by Referendum 71, I decided to take off my chef's hat several days a week and pitch in as a volunteer with Washington Families Standing Together (WAFST), the statewid
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Reflecting on growing up Gay
by John Griffin - SGN Contributing Writer

To paraphrase Quentin Crisp, after a very long youth I am becoming one of the stately homos of Seattle. Contrary to the testimony of some other men about themselves, sexuality was part of me from a very early age. It must have been about 1951 or 1952, because I was walking already. My par
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Gay Supporters Protest At Chico's Tacos
Derek Shore-KFOX News Reporter
KFOX-TV
El Paso, Texas
10 July 09

EL PASO, Texas -- Nearly 50 members of the gay community and supporters stood outside the Chico's Tacos on the 11000 block of Montwood Friday protesting after allegedly being discriminated against.

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Silent vigil held outside base for slain sailor
By Matthew Rodriguez
San Diego Union-Tribune
11 July 2009

OCEANSIDE - About 100 people gathered along a busy road in Oceanside last night to pay tribute to Navy Seaman August Provost, who was found shot to death at Camp Pendleton last week.

People held signs that read, "One is too many," along wi
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TABC agents' bar raids getting wackier all the time
Saturday, July 11, 2009

This time their target was the gay bar The Eagle that has been in operation near the intersection of Inwood and Maple streets in Dallas for many years, according to a report on WFAA-TV Channel 8 I saw this morning.

TABC agents reportedly raided the nightclub last night, running all of the
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At 54, Cleve Jones is ready for his comeback
By LISA LEFF (AP)
Jul 12, 2009

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) -- Cleve Jones is happy. As happy as he has ever been, thank you. He has a labor union job he loves, powerful allies in Hollywood and Washington, guys to date. Best of all, a new generation of gay activists has embraced him as the mentor he once had, the man whose stor
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USA Today on the LDS kiss-in
USA Today
12 July 09

Can Mormons enforce 'no kissing' on Salt Lake City plaza?

There was a protest with a twist on Sunday -- a smooch-fest on the headquarters grounds of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (the Mormons).

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Protesters smooch near LDS Temple Demonstration
Join the Impact volunteers have just made a video to remind voters just how much is at stake for Washington families if Referendum 71 qualifies for the ballot. Take the Decline to Sign Pledge:

If you have not done so already, please click here to take the Pledge to Decline to Sign Referendum 71, and forward this e-mail to frie
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Hair cancels on Oct. 13 for National March
MONDAY, JULY 13, 2009

THE SMASH, TONY-WINNING BROADWAY REVIVAL OF HAIR CANCELS OCTOBER 11th PERFORMANCE TO JOIN NATIONAL EQUALITY MARCH IN WASHINGTON, D.C.

Los Angeles, CA - In an unprecedented move, the producers of HAIR: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical have announced they are canceling the show's Sunday
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