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Section One - ALL STORIES
City restores Lambert House funding - More money still needed
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Seattle's Human Services Department has awarded Lambert House $68,837 for 2010. Lambert House Executive Director Ken Shulman was notified of the funding in a letter received last week.

'This restores our 2003 funding level from the City," Shulman told SGN, "so I'm very happy. On the other hand, we'll be able to start bi
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Seattle mobilizes to Approve Referendum 71
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

The battle to protect Washington State's same-sex domestic partnership law gained momentum this week as Washington Families Standing Together (WAFST), the Gay advocacy group in charge of the Approve Referendum 71 Campaign, spoke directly to the LGBT community and joined forces with some of the P
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Queer Ally Coalition working grassroots to Approve Ref. 71
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

The Queer Ally Coalition (QAC), an LGBTQ and allies group dedicated to grassroots organizing against homophobia and other issues affecting the LGBTQ community, has made the approval of Referendum 71 their key mission between now and the November 3 General Election. The organization has one messa
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The Palm Center says Obama can change DADT
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

After President Obama extended the National Emergency - which began on September 14, 2001 - on September 10, for one year, by issuing a document titled "Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Certain Terrorist Attacks," experts from The Palm Center research institute noted that t
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Eight arrested in Atlanta Eagle bar raid
by James Whitely - SGN Contributing Writer On September 10, The Atlanta Police Department (APD) raided the Atlanta, Georgia leather bar The Atlanta Eagle at approximately 11:30 p.m., during the Eagle's 'Underwear Night.'

A reporter from Atlanta Progressive News who arrived at the scene just minutes after the raid had begun re
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Multifaith Works seeks volunteers to combat isolation
Most of us have known people in our community who have been affected by either AIDS or addiction. Many of us have watched as acquaintances have retreated into isolation due to stigmatization of who they are or who they are perceived to be.

Two local programs that excel in providing support to isolated members of our GLBTQ commun
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John R. Miller, 1949-2009
John R. Miller passed away peacefully in his Shoreline home September 5. John was born in Rhode Island, grew up in Alabama and went on to join the Navy in 1977 after achieving a black belt in Korean Kido.

After John got out of the Navy he moved to Seattle, where he met the love of his life, Peter Lindsay, and they were later married
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Judith Clarke, 1944-2009
Judith was born in Boston, Massachusetts, on February 21, 1944. She lost her mother to illness when she was a young girl, and she survived a difficult childhood by relying on her own strength, resourcefulness, and rich imagination.

She spent the later years of her childhood in Sitka, Alaska, and graduated from Western Washington
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SGN exclusive interview: Mayoral candidate Joe Mallahan
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Like his opponent, Mike McGinn, mayoral candidate Joe Mallahan expected to be facing Greg Nickels in the general election this November.

'I was stunned he didn't make it through the primary,' Mallahan told SGN in an exclusive interview.

A first-time candidate for pub
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SGN exclusive interview: Mayoral candidate Mike McGinn
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

'I wouldn't recommend to anyone that they run for mayor, but you do learn a lot,' Mike McGinn chuckles. He is running to succeed Greg Nickels as mayor of Seattle.

Asked what he's learned, he shoots back, 'I feel fortunate to live in a city that's pretty progressive and has dive
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Protect Maine Equality fights for marriage law
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

NO on 1/Protect Maine Equality, the statewide, grassroots campaign defending Maine's marriage equality law, is asking the state's citizens to vote No on Question 1 this November 3 during the General Election.

Earlier this month, Maine Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap certified
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DOMA repeal introduced in House by Nadler, Polis, Baldwin, no Barney Frank
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Congressional heavyweights Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Barney Frank (D-MA) squared off over Nadler's Respect for Marriage Act, introduced in the US House of Representatives on September 15.

Nadler's bill would repeal the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in its entirety, and r
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Queeries: Guess who's coming to dinner. Your ex!
by Steven Petrow - SGN Contributing Writer

Guess who's coming to dinner? Your ex!
Q: It's said that in the Lesbian and Gay community, 'we are an army of lovers and ex-lovers.' How do you handle invites, seating arrangements, etc., when you know that so many of the guests are former lovers, and you want to invite t
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The OutField - Gay soccer: The world's sport
by Dan Woog - SGN Contributing Writer

Though soccer is the world's most popular sport - and the International Gay and Lesbian Football (Soccer) Association boasts more than 80 teams in over 20 countries - this year's annual international tournament almost did not happen.

But thanks to the energy and enthusiasm of
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Washington Families Standing Together Campaign Manager Josh Friedes accepts a $10,000 check from the Human Rights Campaign on September 15.
Washington Families Standing Together, the Gay advocacy organization leading the Approve Referendum 71 Campaign in Washington State, received a $10,000 donation from the Human Rights Campaign on September 15. The donation will go directly towards the campaign's efforts to keep the same-sex domestic partnership law in place said WAFST officials. more
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Protesters promise political pressure to curb cops - protest a police raid on a gay nightclub
By Steve Visser and Mashaun D. Simon
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Downpour didnt dampen the anger of about 60 demonstrators who stood under umbrellas on the steps of an empty Atlanta City Hall on Saturday to protest a police raid on a gay nightclub.

'We were mugged by the police,' said Mike
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Campaign to undo Prop 8 in 2010 kicks off in San Diego
by Rex Wockner

About 35 people gathered at the Tubman-Chavez Multicultural Center in southeast San Diego on Sept. 20 to kick off San Diego's part of the effort to repeal Proposition 8 in 2010.

Attendees at the meeting -- which took place in a predominantly African-American neighborhood, far from the city's gaybor
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The Tennessee Court of Appeals has unanimously ordered a trial court to reconsider a ban preventing a divorced mom from having her partner of 10 years and her own children stay overnight
ACLU LGBT and AIDS Project

NASHVILLE - A three-judge panel of the Tennessee Court of Appeals has unanimously ordered a trial court to reconsider a ban preventing a divorced mom from having her partner of 10 years and her own children stay overnight at her home at the same time. The trial court had imposed the so-called "paramour
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The Approve Referendum 71 campaign
more Dear Friends and Supporters

Yesterday, the Approve Referendum 71 campaign released polling information that shows a tough fight ahead to protect all Washington families under current domestic partnership laws. In Washington state, there are 12,000 people registered in domestic partnerships. Approving Referendum 71 will protect famil
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