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Section One - ALL STORIES
Thousands turn out for Seattle MLK March
by James Whitely - SGN Staff Writer

On January 18, thousands of people gathered at Seattle's Garfield High School (400 23rd Ave.) for the 27th annual Martin Luther King, Jr., Rally and March. The Seattle Martin Luther King, Jr. March is the biggest in the nation. The workshops and march were organized by the local Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Committee.
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New Hampshire repeal effort three weeks after Gay marriage
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

Three weeks after New Hampshire legalized Gay marriage, opponents are pressing lawmakers to limit marriage to heterosexual unions by repealing the law granting marital status to same-sex couples.

On January 20, supporters of Gay marriage pleaded with the House Judiciary Committee
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San Diego mayor Sanders supports Gay marriage at SFO Prop. 8 trial
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

San Diego, California Mayor Jerry Sanders opposed Gay marriage - until he learned his daughter was a Lesbian in a committed relationship.

Sanders, the mayor of California's second-largest city, testified on January 19 during a federal trial on California's same-sex marriage ban, be
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'The vote that will kill the healthcare bill' Republican wins in Massachusetts
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Republican State Senator Scott Brown defeated Democratic State Attorney General Martha Coakley in a special election for the Massachusetts Senate seat recently held by the late Ted Kennedy.

The margin was convincing. Brown won 52% of the vote to Coakley's 47%. Two minor party can
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Out To Quit: Going through 'The Program' - Week 3
by James Whitely - SGN Staff Writer

I had just extinguished a cigarette when I ran into Lark and Dan, two coordinators of the program, as I was walking down Pike St. towards Gay City for my third weekly meeting. We talked casually, and it seemed they hadn't notice me dispose of my cigarette. At first, I thought it may have been a l
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Honduras must investigate murder of Gay activist, US State Department says
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The US State Department has called on the Honduran government to investigate the murder of Gay activist Walter Trochez, US Embassy officials in Tegucigalpa told SGN on January 13.

Speaking with SGN by phone on condition of anonymity, an embassy official said, "The United States b
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Police shut down Mr. Gay China Pageant
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Only an hour before the Mr. Gay China Pageant was scheduled to begin on January 15, Chinese police shut it down. The pageant was to select China's entry in the Worldwide Mr. Gay contest in Oslo, Norway.

Pageant organizers said that eight police officers raided the upscale nightcl
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SCCC Triangle Club presents 'Speed Social'
by James Whitely - SGN Staff Writer

On January 18, the Triangle Club at Seattle Central Community College put on a 'Speed Social,' a fundraising event for Lambert House. Hosted by local drag chanteuse Phoebe Fondue, the event, modeled on speed dating, raised $210 for Lambert House.

Fondue stood near the door and beck
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Chefs' Dinner breaks records for Bailey-Boushay House
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

On January 17, over 300 community and corporate leaders gathered for a multi-course Chefs' Dinner to benefit Bailey-Boushay House, a skilled nursing facility operated by Virginia Mason Medical Center that cares for people living with HIV/AIDS and other complex, life-threatening diseases. Preced
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Milk & Cookies screening event at UW a sweet success
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

Milk & Cookies
January 14
Allen Auditorium


Students Organizing for LGBTQ Equality (SOLE) held a screening of Milk - Gus Van Sant's award-winning 2009 film about the life, political career, and assassination of Gay rights hero Harvey Milk - at the University of
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Record turnout for 7th Annual GLSEN Conference
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) of Washington State held their 7th Annual Gay-Straight Student Alliance (GSA) Leadership Summit on January 18, at the Kirkland Teen Union Building in Kirkland, Washington.

According to GLSEN Washington State Interim Director
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Cuba performing state-sponsored sex-change surgery
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

Cuba has begun performing state-sponsored sex-change operations after the government lifted the longtime ban on the procedure in 2007, President Raul Castro's daughter said on January 19.

A sexologist and Gay rights advocate, Mariela Castro runs the Center of Sex Education, whi
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SGN exclusive interview: New City Council member Mike O'Brien
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Seattle City Council member Mike O'Brien is a long-time Sierra Club activist, but he is brand-new to city government.

'I'm 21 days old,' he laughs.

He shared his impressions of the job and his political agenda with SGN this week.

"First, I'm thoroughly
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SGN exclusive interview: New Seattle City Council member Sally Bagshaw
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Seattle City Council member Sally Bagshaw has only been in office since January 1, but she comes to city government with a considerable background in administration.

'I have 30-plus years of experience as a lawyer and manager,' she tells SGN.

Bagshaw managed a team o
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General Gayety: When things go bad
by Leslie Robinson - SGN Contributing Writer

I spent an hour in the dentist's chair yesterday, getting shots and enduring drills.

I'd rather do that again today than write about Bruce LaVallee-Davidson.

But I feel if I don't tackle the subject of Bruce, I'll be hiding my head in the sand. And sand
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Cindy McCain, the wife of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., posing for the NOH8 campaign
See the picture of Cindy McCain posing for the NOH8 campain here:

http://news.yahoo.com/nphotos/slideshow/photo/100121/480/4fa9b1aab66847d3aead19d43ba9b92c/
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Prop. 8 backer stands by views on pedophilia
By LISA LEFF
Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO -- A key proponent of California's same-sex marriage ban says he thinks gays are more likely to be pedophiles and that allowing them to wed would lead to efforts to lower the age at which teenagers can legally have sex with adults.

Lawyers for two couples suing to ov
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L.A. Filmmaker John Ireland to Produce Prop. 8 Trial Re-Enactment for YouTube
more By Patrick Range McDonald in Queer Town, Trials, media, politics

The U.S. Supreme Court probably never saw this coming.

Freelance journalist and filmmaker John Ireland, who's based in Los Angeles and regularly examines gay rights issues, will produce a daily re-enactment of the Proposition 8 federal trial and p
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Hawaii Senate passes civil unions bill
MARK NIESSE
Associated Press Writer

HONOLULU - The Hawaii Senate approved same-sex civil unions Friday, potentially setting up the measure for final passage as soon as next week.

The Senate passed the bill on an 18-7 vote, moving it to the House and signaling that the Senate's Democratic majority has enough
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VA Official Calls Transgender People 'It' and 'Real-Life Tootsies'
Eugene A. Delgaudio (R-Sterling), a supervisor in Loudoun County, near Washington D.C., was 'chastised' this week by fellow supervisors for remarks against an anti-discrimination ordinance passed by the county protecting citizens on the basis of sexual orientation:

Delgaudio At a Jan. 6 meeting, supervisors voted to expand Loud
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Actor, comedian Andy Dick arrested in W.Va.
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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - Actor and comedian Andy Dick has been charged with two felony counts of sexual abuse in West Virginia.

Dick was arraigned Saturday afternoon in Cabell County Magistrate Court. Court documents say he's accused of grabbing a bouncer's crotch and groping and kissing a male patron earlier in
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