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150,000 Gay couples report marriage to census
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Unexpected discrimination over makeup at Pink concert
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An injury to one is an injury to all - Organized labor mobilizes for Referendum 71
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Gay man likely to be new German foreign minister
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Prop 8 déjà vu in Maine
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LGBTQ resource center opens at Bellevue College
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Tour de Life: The unwritten rules of bizarre masculine gym etiquette
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Seattle Squadron bound for San Diego
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Marsha Botzer to speak at National Equality March
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Robert Raketty steps down from GLSEN
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Lifelong AIDS Alliance holds 23rd annual Seattle AIDS walk
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Navy reviewing 2007 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' abuse case
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Marriage equality proposed for District of Columbia
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2009 Jaguar XF Supercharged
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BREAKING NEWS
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National Equality March
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It isn't marriage, but partners now have rights they've long sought
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Obama to Speak at HRC Dinner on Eve of National Equality March
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D.C. to Introduce Same-Sex Marriage Bill
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HARRY REID SUPPORTS 'DON'T ASK, DON'T TELL' REPEAL
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Approve Ref. 71: Party with a Purpose at The BottleNeck Lounge!
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Coming Out in Middle School
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ACLU case: Montana High Court Affirms Rights Of Lesbian Parent And Her Children
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'Why I Support the National Equality March': NFL's Scott Fujita Speaks Out for Gay Rights
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Congress acts to extend hate crimes to cover gays
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It isn't marriage, but partners now have rights they've long sought
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150,000 Gay couples report marriage to census
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

Nearly 150,000 same-sex couples reported being in marriage relationships last year, according to the first U.S. census figures released on same-sex marriages.

The Census Bureau reported to The Associated Press that 27% of the estimated 564,743 total Gay couples in the United States said they were in a relationship paral
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Unexpected discrimination over makeup at Pink concert
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

When Seattle resident Shaun Farmer heard pop sensation Pink was coming to town, he bought his sister, Michelle Wiitanen, a pair of tickets for her birthday. On the afternoon of the September 15 show, originally booked at the WAMU Theater but moved to the larger Key Arena due to good ticket sales,
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An injury to one is an injury to all - Organized labor mobilizes for Referendum 71
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The Washington state labor movement plans to devote significant resources to winning approval for Referendum 71.

Leaders of both AFL-CIO and Change To Win unions told SGN that their organizations are committed to keeping Washington's new domestic partnership laws.

"W
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Gay man likely to be new German foreign minister
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Guido Westerwelle, the openly Gay head of Germany's Free Democratic Party, will probably become foreign minister when Chancellor Angela Merkel completes negotiations on her new cabinet.

Merkel, the leader of the Christian Democratic Union, won re-election as chancellor in an electi more
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Prop 8 déjà vu in Maine
by Rex Wockner - SGN Contributing Writer

Maine voters will decide November 3 whether to veto a law passed by the Legislature and signed by the governor that legalized same-sex marriage. The law has not yet taken effect pending the outcome of the election.

The TV ad war got underway September 15, and it looks and s
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LGBTQ resource center opens at Bellevue College
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

Bellevue College opened its new LGBTQ Resource Center with a public ribbon-cutting ceremony September 30. The Center's resources will include books and computers for use in research on LGBTQ issues. The Center will also provide a focal point for educational seminars and presentations on LGBTQ is
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Tour de Life: The unwritten rules of bizarre masculine gym etiquette
by Beau Burriola - SGN European Correspondent

DAY ONE
'Mphhhhhhh,' I hissed with all my manly might, lifting with every ounce of strength I could muster and turning as bright as a radish along the way. 'Grmphhhhhhhhhhhhhh!'

And the bar moved about a half-inch.

I was trying not to pa
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Seattle Squadron bound for San Diego
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

The Seattle Gay Softball League's Emerald City Softball Association (ECSA) Division C team, Seattle Squadron, is trying to get to San Diego, California. Don't worry, Squadron fans, the boys won't be gone for good; they're competing in the Autumn Classic, a Gay San Diego Softball Tournament, Oct
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Marsha Botzer to speak at National Equality March
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

Longtime equality activist and newly re-elected National Gay and Lesbian Task Force co-chair Marsha Botzer told SGN she's been asked to speak at the National Equality March in Washington, D.C., October 11. Botzer, who is on the steering committee for the National March, said she will speak about
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Robert Raketty steps down from GLSEN
by James Whitely - SGN Contributing Writer

Robert Raketty, the executive director of the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) in Washington State, recently announced that he is resigning from his position. This news comes as a surprise for many, as he has been an active member of the community for many years. more
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Lifelong AIDS Alliance holds 23rd annual Seattle AIDS walk
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

The Lifelong AIDS Alliance's 23rd annual Seattle AIDS Walk took place on Saturday, September 26 at 9:30 a.m. at Volunteer Park. Thousands of people gathered together to walk or run the 5K loop through Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood with the common cause, a call to end the AIDS epidemic.
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Navy reviewing 2007 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' abuse case
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

The Navy is reviewing how it handled the case of Joseph Rocha, a Gay sailor abused by fellow servicemen in Bahrain for two years until he sought a discharge by coming out to his commanding officer, a military spokesman said September 22.

Now a 23-year-old civilian, Rocha said h
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Marriage equality proposed for District of Columbia
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Openly Gay D.C. Council member David Catania debuted his marriage equality bill September 30 at a Marriage Equality Convocation attended by some 300 activists.

Catania said he would be joined by nine other Council members - out of a total of 13 - in formally introducing the leg
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2009 Jaguar XF Supercharged

by J.T. Hills


SGN Contributing Writer

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    National News
    HRC endorses march on Washington
    The Human Rights Campaign said September 14 that an August 12 statement it made about the upcoming National Equality March in Washington, D.C., was an endorsement of the march.

    Yes, we have endorsed the march, said Communications Director Brad Luna. Yes, the release didnt say t
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    BREAKING NEWS!

    National Equality March
    We are guaranteed equal protection by the 14th Amendment of the US Constitution. Free and equal people do not bargain for or prioritize our rights, so we are coming to DC this October 10-11th to demand equal protection in all matters governed by civil law in all 50 states. Now.

    On October 11th our march will begin at 12:00 noon a
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    It isn't marriage, but partners now have rights they've long sought
    By Brendan Buhler Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009

    A Family Portrait

    They've been together for more than nine years. Most of their time revolves around the kids: dropping off, picking up, going to games and recitals, meeting with teachers, reminding about chores and nursing colds. In the evenings, their family has dinner toge
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    Obama to Speak at HRC Dinner on Eve of National Equality March
    Towleroad News
    by Andy Towle
    10/5/09

    On the eve of the National Equality March this Saturday, President Obama will speak at the Human Rights Campaign's annual dinner in Washington D.C.:

    'Mr. Obama's appearance on Saturday at the annual dinner for the Human Rights Campaign, a leading gay rights advoca
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    D.C. to Introduce Same-Sex Marriage Bill
    Measure Is Expected to Pass Congress, but Its Viability May Depend on Tilt of Future Chambers

    By Tim Craig
    Washington Post Staff Writer
    October 6, 2009

    Democrats and Republicans on Capitol Hill said it appears unlikely that Congress will block a bill to be introduced Tuesday that would allow same-sex m
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    HARRY REID SUPPORTS 'DON'T ASK, DON'T TELL' REPEAL
    Dear Members of the National March for Equality Steering Committee,

    As you prepare to come to Washington, DC, for the National Equality March, I write to join in your commitment to ensure equality under the law. As Senate Majority Leader, I will continue to work tirelessly to pass the Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Act and the Emplo
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    Approve Ref. 71: Party with a Purpose at The BottleNeck Lounge!
    Where: The Bottleneck Lounge
    2328 E. Madison St.
    206.323.1098
    www.bottlenecklounge.com
    When: Thursday, October 15th
    Time: 8 PM - Midnight
    Cover: None


    Head to The BottleNeck Lounge on October 15th an
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    Coming Out in Middle School
    By BENOIT DENIZET-LEWIS
    September 23, 2009

    Austin didn't know what to wear to his first gay dance last spring. It was bad enough that the gangly 13-year-old from Sand Springs, Okla., had to go without his boyfriend at the time, a 14-year-old star athlete at another middle school, but there were also laundry issues. I don'
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    ACLU case: Montana High Court Affirms Rights Of Lesbian Parent And Her Children
    Montana High Court Affirms Rights Of Lesbian Parent And Her Children (10/7/2009)

    Court Recognizes Michelle Kulstad As A Parent To The Children She Raised With Her Partner And Approves Equitable Division Of Property

    HELENA, MT - The Montana Supreme Court ruled yesterday that a lesbian must be treated as a mother
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    'Why I Support the National Equality March': NFL's Scott Fujita Speaks Out for Gay Rights
    Montana High Court Affirms Rights Of Lesbian Parent And Her Children (10/7/2009)

    Court Recognizes Michelle Kulstad As A Parent To The Children She Raised With Her Partner And Approves Equitable Division Of Property

    HELENA, MT - The Montana Supreme Court ruled yesterday that a lesbian must be treated as a mother
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    Congress acts to extend hate crimes to cover gays
    Montana High Court Affirms Rights Of Lesbian Parent And Her Children (10/7/2009)

    Court Recognizes Michelle Kulstad As A Parent To The Children She Raised With Her Partner And Approves Equitable Division Of Property

    HELENA, MT - The Montana Supreme Court ruled yesterday that a lesbian must be treated as a mother
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    Montana High Court Affirms Rights Of Lesbian Parent And Her Children (10/7/2009)

    Court Recognizes Michelle Kulstad As A Parent To The Children She Raised With Her Partner And Approves Equitable Division Of Property

    HELENA, MT - The Montana Supreme Court ruled yesterday that a lesbian must be treated as a mother
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    Montana High Court Affirms Rights Of Lesbian Parent And Her Children (10/7/2009)

    Court Recognizes Michelle Kulstad As A Parent To The Children She Raised With Her Partner And Approves Equitable Division Of Property

    HELENA, MT - The Montana Supreme Court ruled yesterday that a lesbian must be treated as a mother
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    Montana High Court Affirms Rights Of Lesbian Parent And Her Children (10/7/2009)

    Court Recognizes Michelle Kulstad As A Parent To The Children She Raised With Her Partner And Approves Equitable Division Of Property

    HELENA, MT - The Montana Supreme Court ruled yesterday that a lesbian must be treated as a mother
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    Montana High Court Affirms Rights Of Lesbian Parent And Her Children (10/7/2009)

    Court Recognizes Michelle Kulstad As A Parent To The Children She Raised With Her Partner And Approves Equitable Division Of Property

    HELENA, MT - The Montana Supreme Court ruled yesterday that a lesbian must be treated as a mother
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    Montana High Court Affirms Rights Of Lesbian Parent And Her Children (10/7/2009)

    Court Recognizes Michelle Kulstad As A Parent To The Children She Raised With Her Partner And Approves Equitable Division Of Property

    HELENA, MT - The Montana Supreme Court ruled yesterday that a lesbian must be treated as a mother
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    Montana High Court Affirms Rights Of Lesbian Parent And Her Children (10/7/2009)

    Court Recognizes Michelle Kulstad As A Parent To The Children She Raised With Her Partner And Approves Equitable Division Of Property

    HELENA, MT - The Montana Supreme Court ruled yesterday that a lesbian must be treated as a mother
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    Montana High Court Affirms Rights Of Lesbian Parent And Her Children (10/7/2009)

    Court Recognizes Michelle Kulstad As A Parent To The Children She Raised With Her Partner And Approves Equitable Division Of Property

    HELENA, MT - The Montana Supreme Court ruled yesterday that a lesbian must be treated as a mother
    more
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    Montana High Court Affirms Rights Of Lesbian Parent And Her Children (10/7/2009)

    Court Recognizes Michelle Kulstad As A Parent To The Children She Raised With Her Partner And Approves Equitable Division Of Property

    HELENA, MT - The Montana Supreme Court ruled yesterday that a lesbian must be treated as a mother
    more
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    Montana High Court Affirms Rights Of Lesbian Parent And Her Children (10/7/2009)

    Court Recognizes Michelle Kulstad As A Parent To The Children She Raised With Her Partner And Approves Equitable Division Of Property

    HELENA, MT - The Montana Supreme Court ruled yesterday that a lesbian must be treated as a mother
    more
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    Montana High Court Affirms Rights Of Lesbian Parent And Her Children (10/7/2009)

    Court Recognizes Michelle Kulstad As A Parent To The Children She Raised With Her Partner And Approves Equitable Division Of Property

    HELENA, MT - The Montana Supreme Court ruled yesterday that a lesbian must be treated as a mother
    more
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    Montana High Court Affirms Rights Of Lesbian Parent And Her Children (10/7/2009)

    Court Recognizes Michelle Kulstad As A Parent To The Children She Raised With Her Partner And Approves Equitable Division Of Property

    HELENA, MT - The Montana Supreme Court ruled yesterday that a lesbian must be treated as a mother
    more
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    Montana High Court Affirms Rights Of Lesbian Parent And Her Children (10/7/2009)

    Court Recognizes Michelle Kulstad As A Parent To The Children She Raised With Her Partner And Approves Equitable Division Of Property

    HELENA, MT - The Montana Supreme Court ruled yesterday that a lesbian must be treated as a mother
    more
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    Montana High Court Affirms Rights Of Lesbian Parent And Her Children (10/7/2009)

    Court Recognizes Michelle Kulstad As A Parent To The Children She Raised With Her Partner And Approves Equitable Division Of Property

    HELENA, MT - The Montana Supreme Court ruled yesterday that a lesbian must be treated as a mother
    more
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    Montana High Court Affirms Rights Of Lesbian Parent And Her Children (10/7/2009)

    Court Recognizes Michelle Kulstad As A Parent To The Children She Raised With Her Partner And Approves Equitable Division Of Property

    HELENA, MT - The Montana Supreme Court ruled yesterday that a lesbian must be treated as a mother
    more
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    Montana High Court Affirms Rights Of Lesbian Parent And Her Children (10/7/2009)

    Court Recognizes Michelle Kulstad As A Parent To The Children She Raised With Her Partner And Approves Equitable Division Of Property

    HELENA, MT - The Montana Supreme Court ruled yesterday that a lesbian must be treated as a mother
    more
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    Montana High Court Affirms Rights Of Lesbian Parent And Her Children (10/7/2009)

    Court Recognizes Michelle Kulstad As A Parent To The Children She Raised With Her Partner And Approves Equitable Division Of Property

    HELENA, MT - The Montana Supreme Court ruled yesterday that a lesbian must be treated as a mother
    more
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