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Section One

Cindy McCain says 'NO' to hate
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

When you write the Gay news, it is common to research and report - however begrudgingly - about the antics of the GOP and their right-wing cohorts. Every now and then, however, something or someone comes out to show left-wing tendencies, which is usually cause for celebration. One of these unlikely events took place on January 20 when
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Obama offers pledge to repeal 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'
by Shaun Knittel- SGN Staff Writer

President Barack Obama is urging Congress to repeal the ban on Gays and Lesbians serving openly in the military.

'This year, I will work with Congress and our military to finally repeal the law that denies Gay Americans the right to serve the country they love because of who they
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Rep. Polis introduces Student Non-Discrimination Act
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

US Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) introduced legislation on January 27 to protect primary and secondary students from discrimination based on real or perceived sexual orientation and gender identity.

HR 4530 - the Student Non-Discrimination Act (SNDA) - was introduced with 60 biparti
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SFO Mayor Newsom criticizes Obama about Gay rights
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

San Francisco, California Mayor Gavin Newsom became the latest Democratic official to take a distinctly public jab at President Obama for inaction on Gay rights.

The 42-year-old California Democrat - who recently told New York Times reporter Maureen Dowd his political future wa
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Out to Quit: Getting through 'THE PROGRAM' - Week 4
by James Whitely - SGN Staff Writer

It is absolutely inconceivable to me how I would cope with stress without cigarettes. Whenever I am given bad news, whenever I feel as if I've failed, whenever I need to re-think a plan, lighting a cigarette is as natural to me as keeping the sun on my face and the wind at my back. But somehow,
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Malawi couple appeals to Constitutional Court
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The couple arrested in Malawi and charged with 'gross indecency' after their December 28 wedding appealed to the country's Constitutional Court to hear their case.

Tiwonge Chimbalanga, 20, and Steven Monjeza, 26, were arrested and charged under a Malawian law forbidding homosexuality
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Earthquake in the Emerald City - Living and surviving on the Seattle Fault
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

On January 12, the island nation of Haiti, an already underdeveloped country ravaged by corrupt governing and a depleted economy, was brought to the brink of catastrophic ruin by a 7.0 magnitude earthquake. Within the hour, images of crumbled buildings, streets lined with dead bodies, and scenes
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Seattle native speaks on nightmare in Haiti
by James Whitely - SGN Staff Writer

Haiti Relief Benefit
January 31, speakers 4-6 PM, concert 7-9 PM
Town Hall


Jesse Hagopian, a local social justice activist and laid-off Madison Middle School teacher from Seattle, was in Haiti with his wife, Sarah Wilhelm, an HIV/AIDS educator who works in
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Knights of Malta hold traditional Beggars Feast
by James Whitely - SGN Staff Writer

Knights of Malta
Beggars Feast
January 23
Russian Hall


On January 23, members of the Jet Chapter (Seattle's chapter) of the Knights of Malta invited guests to their annual Beggars Feast, held at Russian Hall (704 19th Ave. E.). The charitable event feat
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Breaking Stories

Abortion Foe Found Guilty in Doctor's Killing

Afghan Men Struggle With Sexual Identity, Study Finds

California gay marriages may hinge on one man

HIV/AIDS drug puzzle cracked

Prop. 8 trial on YouTube after all - re-enacted

In Israeli Army, Gays Are 'No Big Deal'

British Army Actively Recruits Gay Soldiers

VIDEO - Gates: Pentagon preparing repeal of 'don't ask, don't tell' policy

Statement from Human Rights Campaign on 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' U.S. Senate Hearing

Pope wades into UK gay clergy battle

Statement of U.S. Senator Russ Feingold

Task Force responds to Senate Armed Services Committee hearing addressing 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' policy

GLAD Wins Case vs. IRS on Sex Reassignment Deductions

APA Calls for Removal of the Military's 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Policy

Gen. Colin Powell Voices Support for Repeal of DADT Law

One Iowa warns of new push to ban gay marriage

AUDIO - Rep. Hunter: Repealing 'Don't Ask' Will Hurt Military

BAR: Freedom to Marry, NGLTF ban reporting at Creating Change event

 

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Same-Sex Marriage Issues

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File photo shows supporters of same-sex marriage marching in Hollywood, California. The influence of homosexuals in US politics is significant and growing, an expert testified, as opponents of same-sex marriage opened their case in a federal trial challenging California's gay marriage ban.

(AFP/Getty Images/File/David Mcnew)

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

Moscow Pride Euro Court case delayed
Moscow Pride's lawsuit at the European Court of Human Rights over Moscow Mayor Yuri Luzhkov's repeated bans of pride events was delayed January 19 after Russia requested additional time to respond to the case.

The Russian government said it was too busy to file
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Northwest News
Northwest News
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CALL FOR ARTISTS - SOUND TRANSIT ON BROADWAY
An open call for professional artists. Sound Transit needs someone to act as the lead artist in overseeing projects that will be created by a variety of artists for the construction wall surrou
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National News
National News
by Rex Wockner - SGN Contributing Writer

Lambda sues feds over spousal benefits
Lambda Legal sued the federal government in U.S. District Court in San Francisco January 20, seeking to force the U.S. Office of Personnel Management to obey rulings by Judge Alex Kozinski of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that awarded spousal health-insurance benef
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PROP 8 TRIAL UPDATE: Testimony in Gay trial wraps up
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

The Proposition 8 trial, Perry v. Schwarzenegger, the federal case challenging California's ban on same-sex marriage, ended on January 27. The trial provided an unprecedented glimpse into the social conflict over whether Gay and Lesbian couples have the right to marry, and served as the first s
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Advocate says - San Francisco not among 'Gayest' cities - but Seattle is ... for sure
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

For over 30 years, if you came across a survey of the nation's "Gayest" cities, you would naturally see San Francisco, California at the top. Well, not anymore. According to The Advocate's newly released "Gayest Cities in America" list, not only does San Francisco not make the top slot, it isn't
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Moscow mayor will ban Pride 2010 - LGBT activists promise to march anyway
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Moscow mayor Yuri Luzhkov told a January 23 education conference he would never allow a Gay Pride parade in his city.

'A Gay parade & cannot be called anything but a Satanic act,' he said. 'We haven't permitted such a parade and we won't permit it in the future. Everyone needs to
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SGN exclusive interview: New Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

New Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes swept into office in a landslide, winning 62% of the vote against incumbent Tom Carr.

Once in office, Holmes lost no time in reorganizing the City Attorney's department to suit him. Holmes took office on January 1, and was formally sworn in on
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Gay marriage and abortion
by Jennifer Vanasco - SGN Contributing Writer

Gay marriage is not like abortion.

This might seem obvious - one is about keeping a life from starting, the other is about joining two lives together - but in fact, Gay marriage is compared to abortion a lot.

People lump Gay marriage in the same polarizin
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In Memoriam: Howard Zinn
by James Whitely - SGN Staff Writer

Social justice activist, American historian and Professor of Political Science at Boston University from 1964 to 1988, Howard Zinn died the morning of January 27 of a heart attack in Santa Monica, California. Zinn was traveling in California at the time and was set to speak on January 29. He
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