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Section One

Lt. Dan Choi speaks out at University of Puget Sound
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

Army Lt. Dan Choi, a West Point graduate, an Iraq veteran who is fluent in Arabic, and a Gay activist, spoke to over 300 people at the University of Puget Sound's Wheelock Student Center on November 10. Choi, who came out as Gay on The Rachel Maddow Show in March of this year and has been recommended for a discharge from the armed fo
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Equal Rights Washington toasts equality
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

Equal Rights Washington (ERW), a local LGBT equality organization, held 'Toasting Equality: A Chat About the Future of Equality in Washington,' at the Hilton Seattle on November 10. Nearly 250 members of the LGBT community and their straight allies joined the cadre of who's who from local and st
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DADT repeal and ENDA in 2010?
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

US Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.), the longest-serving openly Gay member of the House of Representatives, believes that repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell (DADT) and passage of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) are on track for 2010.

In remarks to the Washington Blade newspap
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Rhode Island Governor vetoes pro-Gay bill
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

Rhode Island Governor Donald L. Carcieri vetoed a bill this week that would have added domestic partners to the list of people authorized by law to make funeral arrangements for each other.

The bill would have added domestic partners to the list, in current law, of people who can
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General Gayety: Waiting on the outcome
by Leslie Robinson - SGN Contributing Writer

My girlfriend Anne and I reached the point in our relationship where we wanted to make it official. Also, her employer wanted proof that she and I are really a couple and she hadn't put me on her insurance because I looked pretty.

Here in the state of Washington, same-sex
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Californians propose repealing Prop 8 in 2010
by James Whitely - SGN Contributing Writer

On September 24, a diverse group of California voters gathered in Sacramento and wrote the ballot wording for a repeal of Proposition 8 for the November 2010 California State General Election, and filed it with the state of California.

The initial filing is the first step
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UPDATE: Chiefs release Johnson after second suspension in a year
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

The Kansas City Chiefs confirmed on November 9 that they released Larry Johnson the day he was due back from his second suspension in the past 12 months. The decision by the Chiefs was not a surprise; the organization's management had run out of patience with Johnson's off-the-field problems.
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Pioneering activist and academic to receive ACLU award
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

The ACLU of Washington Board of Directors will present Phil Bereano, a forceful and tireless civil liberties advocate in both academia and the wider community, won the 2009 William O. Douglas Award at the Bill of Rights Celebration Dinner on November 14 at the Seattle Marriott Waterfront.
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AMA calls for full repeal of DADT
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

Servicemembers United, the nation's largest organization of Gay and Lesbian troops and veterans and their allies, announced this week that the American Medical Association (AMA) passed a resolution calling for a full repeal of the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" (DADT) law. In a November 10 statemen
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US Justice Dept will act on anti-Gay bias, official says
by Mike Andrew- SGN Staff Writer

Assistant US Attorney General Tom Perez said on Wednesday, October 14, that the US Justice Department would act against anti-Gay discrimination.

Perez heads the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division, the agency charged with investigating and prosecuting discrimination and h
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Michigan state representative plans to overturn ban on same-sex marriage
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

In the aftermath of a General Election passage of a Gay-rights ordinance in Kalamazoo, Michigan, a state representative introduced a plan to overturn Michigan's ban on same-sex marriage.

Pam Byrnes (D-Lyndon Township) introduced a resolution to amend the state constitution to a
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County's Equal Benefits Ordinance under threat again
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

King County's budget deficit is once again threatening the county's Equal Benefits Ordinance.

The Equal Benefits Ordinance, passed in 2004, requires businesses that contract with King County to offer the same benefits to domestic partners of their employees as they do to married
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Fort Worth protests light discipline for bar raid officers
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Over 200 members of the Fort Worth, Texas, LGBT community packed the City Council chambers Tuesday, November 10, while others picketed outside in protest of the light discipline handed down to police and Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) agents involved in the June 28 raid on the Rai
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An Arkansas 10-year-old says he won't pledge to the flag until gays and lesbians have equal rights.
International News
International News
by Rex Wockner - SGN Contributing Writer

Baldwin targets Ugandan 'Anti-Homosexuality Bill'
Openly Lesbian U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., and three other members of Congress have sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urging her to use the full force of her office to condemn the 'Anti-Homosexual Bill 2009' introduced in Uganda's Parli
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Northwest News
Northwest News
Compiled by Rick McKinnon - SGN Staff Writer

'PROJECT PIE' LIFELONG AIDS ALLIANCE'S THANKSGIVING BAKE SALE
Dozens of Northwest bakers, chefs and caterers are donating their time, talent and resources to provide apple, pecan, pumpkin and sweet potato pies for Project Pie. Order as many pies as you need for your Thanksgiving table and/or order a pie to
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National News
National News
by Rex Wockner - SGN Contributing Writer

Obama ends HIV travel and immigration ban
President Barack Obama's administration published a rule November 2 that will end the U.S. ban on HIV-positive foreign visitors and immigrants. The change will take effect in January.

"Twenty-two years ago, in a decision rooted in fear rather than fact,
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New book explores modern Gay families
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

Many Gay couples today have kids. Gay and Lesbian couples that have adopted kids have become a part of the American demographic known as the modern family, and are what some people are calling a cultural phenomenon.

According to the 2000 Census, one in five Gay couples and one
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Salt Lake City adopts pro-Gay statutes with LDS Church support
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

The Salt Lake City Council unanimously approved city ordinances aimed at protecting Gay and Transgender residents from discrimination in housing and employment on November 10, hours after the LDS (Mormon) Church announced its support for the ordinance.

In a show of support that s
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Marine Corps Commandant supports 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

Marine Corps Commandant Gen. James T. Conway has emerged in internal Pentagon deliberations as the most outspoken opponent of permitting Gay men and women to serve openly in the U.S. Military.

Currently, due to the 16-year-old "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" (DADT) law, Gays and Lesbians
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Café Metropolitan owner celebrates birthday with Lambert House donation
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

Seattle business owner, artist, and Gay advocate Quyen Luu recently donated a sum of money to Lambert House for the 11th year in a row. Beginning in 1997 when he was 22 years old, Quyen, who owns the popular Capitol Hill bar Café Metropolitain, has asked friends and family to give donations
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BaileyCoy Books announces closure
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

BaileyCoy Books owner Michael K. Wells announced last week that after serving the Capitol Hill community and greater Seattle population for 26 years, the bookstore will close its doors at the end of November.

In a press release, Wells said the decision to close was not an easy
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Cubs get pro baseball's first Gay owner
by James Whitely - SGN Contributing Writer

On October 27, the Chicago Cubs were sold to the Ricketts family, a wealthy Chicago family whose patriarch found his niche in internet trading. With the team's purchase, the Cubs are now the first Major League Baseball team to have an openly Gay owner.

One of the team'
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Bonus for LGBT partners in House healthcare bill
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Workers whose employers offer health insurance for their domestic partners may pay lower taxes, thanks to Rep. Jim McDermott (D-Wash.).

The healthcare reform bill passed Saturday, November 7, by the US House of Representatives included an amendment introduced by McDermott which
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