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Section One

Free national HIV testing tour launches in Seattle
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

The AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) partnered with Gay City Health Project and the Center for Multicultural Health to kick-off a 48 state mobile tour of free HIV testing. On January 6-7, Seattleites could stop by the AHF's "Testing America" mobile HIV testing van, parked by the south side of Cal Anderson Park, to know their HIV stat
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County Council disappoints McDermott, appoints Drago
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

In a dramatic turn of events, the King County Council voted on January 4 to pass over Sen. Joe McDermott (D-34) and appoint Jan Drago to the open seat created when Dow Constantine became King County Executive.

The vote was 5-3, with Democrat Larry Phillips joining the Council's fou
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Transgender woman appointed to Department of Commerce
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

President Obama has appointed Amanda Simpson, a member of the board of directors of the National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE), Senior Technical Advisor to the Department of Commerce. Simpson will be working in the Bureau of Industry and Security.

The recent appointment of
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IU professor's murder called a 'crime of passion'
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

New details emerged this week in the brutal murder of Indiana University professor Don Belton. Court documents reveal Bloomington, Indiana police believe Belton, 53, was brutally stabbed by Michael Griffin, 25, in a 'crime of passion.'

According to Bloomington police, Griffin has c
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General Gayety: The day things changed
by Leslie Robinson - SGN Contributing Writer

If you follow the news, you know that Jan. 1 was a big day in New Hampshire.

That's the day recreational fishermen needed to be registered to fish for smelt.

Days don't come any bigger.

If you're a smelt fisherman. Or a smelt.

Jan.
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Gay Bingo 2010
by James Whitely - SGN Contributing Writer

Gay Bingo is returning this year in full force. From January to June - on the third Saturday of each month (except in May when it's on the fourth Saturday) - Lifelong AIDS Alliance will be putting on massive bingo competitions (with usually 750+ individuals in attendance) at Fremont Studi
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U.S. lifts HIV travel ban
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

The U.S. government has lifted the ban on foreign nationals with HIV entering the country. For the past 22 years, people who are HIV-positive needed a special waiver to visit, or travel through, the U.S. - a requirement that was dropped on January 4.

President Barack Obama announ
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Malawi couple goes to trial Jan. 15
Bride identifies as Trans woman

By Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Ending a week of international speculation about her gender identity, Tiwonge Chimbalanga told reporters on January 4 that she is a woman.

Chimbalanga married Steven Monjeza in a traditional ceremony on December 26. Within 48 hours the c
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NH same-sex couples marry just after midnight
by Shaun Knittel- SGN Staff Writer

New Hampshire has become the 5th U.S. state to allow same-sex marriage. As of midnight, New Year's Eve, a bill passed in June by the state's government that allowed marriage equality for same-sex couples became active law.

About 15 Gay couples waited on the statehouse steps in Conco
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Breaking Stories

Sharon Parker

Lesbian Utah legislator carrying baby for gay couple

Gay marriage foe wants out of Proposition 8 trial

Lawyers for Prop. 8 file high court appeal to ban YouTube video of trial

AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR EQUAL RIGHTS NAMES ADVISORY BOARD

Jenny Pizer: 'There is cause for optimism' in the federal Prop 8 trial

Court blocks taping of gay marriage trial

Live Updates from the Courtroom

Quirky Judge Presides in Gay-Marriage Case

DISCRIMINATORY MOTIVATIONS OF PROP 8 EXPOSED IN COURT TODAY

SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES

No. 09A648

DENNIS HOLLINGSWORTH ET AL. v. KRISTIN M. PERRY ET AL.

ENDA Committee Vote in February

Discrimination on Trial, but Not on TV

Jenny Pizer: Cut! Why did the Supreme Court ban videocasting of the Olson-Boies marriage trial?

High court's broadcast ruling under microscope

Columbia prof says Prop 8 adds to gay health woes

 

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Section One
International News
International News
by Rex Wockner - SGN Contributing Writer

Christmas Eve Homosexuality arrests in Senegal
Twenty-four men were arrested at a house in Saly, Senegal, on Christmas Eve for 'homosexual activities,' local media said. They were held overnight and may face prosecution.

Evidence collected by police included cosmetics, wigs, condoms and lube. more
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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New Jersey Senate votes down Gay marriage
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

On January 7 the New Jersey Senate defeated proposed legislation that would have granted same-sex couples the right to marry. The legislators debated the merits of 'The Freedom of Religion and Equality in Civil Marriage Act' for over 90 minutes, resulting in the measure's 20 to 14 defeat.
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Prop. 8 federal court case update: delayed broadcast to be allowed for trial
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

The first federal case to challenge the constitutionality of a Gay marriage ban, Kristin Perry v Arnold Schwarzenegger, will be streamed over the Internet, Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughan Walker ruled on January 6.

Over objections of attorneys and supporters of Proposition 8, t
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Rob Holland sworn in
by James Whitely - SGN Contributing Writer

On January 5, after the approval of previous minutes, and a few laughs, the Port of Seattle Commission swore in two new Port Commissioners, Tom Albro and Rob Holland.

Commissioner Holland, who is openly Gay was sworn in by former Governor of Washington, John D. Spellman. C
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Rhode Island legislature overrides governor's veto
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

Rhode Island lawmakers and members of the General Assembly overrode a veto by Governor Don Carcieri on January 5, to approve a bill that allows LGBT couples the same rights to plan the funerals of their deceased partners as married couples.

The legislators overwhelmingly approved t
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Jamie Pedersen introduces relationship recognition bill
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Rep. Jamie Pedersen (D-43) has introduced legislation to make it easier for same-sex couples married in another state to gain legal recognition for their relationship in Washington.

HB 2482 would allow out-of-state marriages to be recognized as domestic partnerships under Washingto
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Out to Quit: Going through 'The Program' - Week 1
by James Whitely - SGN Contributing Writer

It is 6:37 p.m., I awake slowly and realize I hadn't set an alarm. In a matter of seconds the bed goes from a place of peace to an incomprehensible shit storm of trying to find my glasses. I have to be at my first smoking cessation course at 7 p.m. at Gay City Health Project on Capitol
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The Outfield: A new decade for GLBT sports
By Dan Woog - SGN Contributing Writer

As one decade ends and another begins, The OutField pauses to survey the GLBT sports world. We've come a long way, baby, from the days when the term 'Gay athlete' was regarded as an oxymoron at best, repulsive at worst.

Life is still not peachy-keen, of course. Players and coache
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