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Section One

SGN exclusive interview: Outgoing Mayor Greg Nickels
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Mike McGinn will be sworn in as Mayor of Seattle on January 4. SGN recently spoke with outgoing mayor Greg Nickels about his eight years in office, and the issues he believes will occupy the new mayor's attention.

'You want to know the untold story of the last eight years?" Nickels asks. "I started as mayor in a recessi
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A decade of progress toward LGBT equality in America
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

As 2009 draws to a close, so does the decade. While Gay rights advocates may remember 2009 for its political setbacks and frustrations, the Gay rights movement made remarkable progress in civil rights in the past decade. In retrospect, there is a lot that could be said for progress. According
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SGN exclusive interview: Out Lesbian - Houston's Mayor-Elect Annise Parker
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Annise Parker, Lesbian, Democrat, and 'really good pistol shot,' will be sworn in as mayor of Houston on January 4. She will become the first openly Lesbian mayor of Houston, and the first Lesbian mayor of a top-10 US city.

Parker spoke with SGN on December 29. She talked about her
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First same-sex marriage in Latin America
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

On December 28, Latin America's first same-sex marriage was celebrated - not in Mexico City, which last week approved marriage equality for same-sex couples, but in the remote Argentine province of Tierra del Fuego.

Jose Maria di Bello and Alex Freyre were married in a civil ceremony
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Tour de Life: The year I became Jewish
by Beau Burriola - SGN European Correspondent

"YOU SAD SACKS OF MUD AREN'T SOLDIERS YET!" Drill Sergeant Anderson boomed at the 700 recruits standing in front of him. "MANY OF YOU WON'T BE, BECAUSE YOU ARE TOO WEAK! MANY OF YOU WILL GO CRYING HOME TO YOUR MOMMIES! I DON'T GIVE A DAMN ABOUT THOSE. FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO SURVIVE TH
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Lambda Legal blasts Obama benefits refusal
by Rex Wockner - SGN Contributing Writer

Lambda Legal has lashed out at the Obama administration for refusing to give spousal benefits to a Lesbian federal courts employee despite a judge's order that it must do so.

The administration cast aside a ruling by Chief Judge Alex Kozinski of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of
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African couple arrested for Gay marriage
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

On December 26, Tiwonge Chimbalanga and Steven Monjeza were married in a traditional ceremony in the African nation of Malawi.

Two days later, they were arrested by police and hauled off to jail.

"We arrested them last night at their home and charged them with gross p
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First openly Gay U.S. marshal confirmed
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

Minneapolis, Minnesota Assistant Police Chief Sharon Lubinski has become the first openly Gay U.S. marshal. Minnesota Democratic Senator Amy Klobuchar, who recommended Lubinski to President Obama for the position, announced her confirmation by the U.S. Senate on December 28.

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International News
International News
by Rex Wockner - SGN Contributing Writer

UK rugby legend comes out
United Kingdom rugby legend Gareth Thomas, 35, came out December 18 in an interview with the Daily Mail.

The move was particularly noteworthy because Thomas is not retired. He still plays for the Cardiff Blues.

"I was like a ticking bomb," he told the Mail.
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Northwest News
Northwest News
PRIDE FOUNDATION & GSBA OFFERING $300,000 IN SCHOLARSHIPS FOR 2010-11
Pride Foundation and the Greater Seattle Business Association (GSBA) are accepting applications for 2010-11 scholarships to eligible LGBT students and straight allies. Currently, $300,000 in scholarship money is available during this cycle. Pride Foundation along with the GSBA offers 50 different
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National News
National News
by Rex Wockner - SGN Contributing Writer

DC legalizes Gay marriage
The Washington, D.C., Council voted 11-2 December 15 to legalize same-sex marriage.

Mayor Adrian Fenty signed the bill into law December 18, which sent it to Congress for a 30-day 'review' period.

Congress is not expected to block the law, multiple sources s
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Anything But Clothes fundraiser a fashionable success
by James Whitely - SGN Contributing Writer

On December 28, over 100 people gathered at Café Metropolitain for the ABC (Anything But Clothes) Party, a birthday party for James Knapp and a benefit for the Lambert House. The party raised $360 for Lambert House and lasted well into the night, long after all the scheduled events were
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The Task Force outlines 2010 fight for equality
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Executive Director Rea Carey has announced the organization's outline for LGBT equality battles in 2010. The Task Force is one of the nations largest LGBT advocacy organizations and has been in operation since 1973.

"It's been quite a year,"
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Gay City Re-Gift Project turns tacky gifts into vital funds
by James Whitely - SGN Contributing Writer

You're going to keep that? No? Then give it to The Gay City Re-Gift Project. The Project is part of an ongoing media drive that raises funds for Gay City and their programs. Books, DVDs and CDs are at the core of the program, but they also accept games, toys, electronics, housewares and
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