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Section One - ALL STORIES
'Two Gay dudes on a mission'


Gay couple runs emergency supplies to Haiti by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

Luke Montgomery and Nate Gudias are a Gay couple who have been running emergency medicine, food and tents into Haiti by boat, and are now taking their mission online at CauseCommandos.com to rally support from the Gay community. The site allows supporters to watch video of
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GSBA's 2009 Business and Humanitarian Awards
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

The Greater Seattle Business Association (GSBA) honored 10 recipients at the 2009 Business and Humanitarian Awards Dinner on February 17 at the Grand Hyatt Seattle.

Success is not only measured in terms of wealth or extensive budgets, said GSBA officials. It is often a reflection
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Success as New Hampshire House kills anti-marriage bill
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The New Hampshire House of Representatives has killed two measures to repeal marriage equality in the state.

On February 15, the House first rejected a constitutional amendment to define marriage as "one man and one woman" and then voted down a bill to repeal the marriage equality
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BREAKING NEWS: Anti-Gay riots in Kenya


Human Rights Watch calls for action

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The international watchdog organization Human Rights Watch called on the government of Kenya to protect its LGBT citizens and HIV/AIDS agencies as anti-Gay mobs rioted in the cities of Mtwapa and Mombassa.

Kenyan poli
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ACLU-NJ sues police for abuse of Transgender woman
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

On January 17, American Civil Liberties Union New Jersey (ACLU-NJ) filed a lawsuit against the Newark, New Jersey Police Department in the case of Diana Taylor, a Transgender Newark citizen allegedly tormented by officers who harassed her, falsely arrested her and threatened her safety.
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Signature-gathering underway for I-1068
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

On February 17, Sensible Washington announced that it has received final ballot language from the offices of state Attorney General Rob McKenna and Secretary of State Sam Reed for its initiative measure 1068.

I-1068 is now certified for circulation of petitions for voter sign
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Out to Quit: Going through 'The Program' - Week 7
by James Whitely - SGN Staff Writer

A few days into quitting smoking, I had a detailed dream in which I gave in and smoked a much-desired menthol cigarette. I could feel the smoke roll into my lungs as it crept down through the twisted tubes inside me. I felt the smoke as I exhaled slowly through my nose and then my mouth. I awok
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Rosehedge hosts third annual Love Without Boundaries fundraiser
by Eric Andrews-Katz - SGN Contributing Writer

Love Without Boundaries Valentine's Day Fundraiser
February 14
Madison Renaissance Hotel


Valentine's Day is about many forms of love. Love between a couple, love between families and love between friends are just a few of the expressive ways to
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SnoGLOBE offers LGBTQ support in Snohomish County
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

The SnoGLOBE Equality Alliance, an LGBTQ advocacy, support, and resource organization in Snohomish County, is making a difference by working towards creating a safe, healthy and drug-free community that celebrates diversity and provides a positive environment for LGBTQ youth, adults and allies.
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Scott Hattori: A star is born
by Don Paulson - SGN Contributing Writer

Teenage Scott Hattori was one of the 110,000 Japanese Americans interned in relocation camps during WWII. The fear was espionage and sabotage against America. Crowded into tar paper barracks with no running water, communal mess hall, laundry or toilets, and inadequate heat, guarded by barbe
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Gay demonstrations mark Valentine's Day across Latin America
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Gay rights activists in Latin America used the occasion of Valentine's Day to stage demonstrations in several countries. In Argentina, the Argentine LGBT Federation and ElMismoAmor.org invited the LGBT community and its allies to its second annual 'Picnics for the Same Love.'

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Malawi police arrest one Gay man, hunt for more
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Police in the African country of Malawi announced the arrest of a Gay man February 15 on charges of sodomy, and revealed they are hunting for a 'network of homosexuals' throughout the country.

'Yes, we have arrested one Mr. Tony Chirwa after a complaint that he sodomized a young ma
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Chinese contestant afraid to go home after pageant
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Xiao Dai, the Chinese entry in the Mr. Gay World contest in Oslo, said on February 17 that he was afraid to go home.

'I'm scared to go back to Urumqi, not for myself, but I'm scared that it will impact my organization. If the organization can't continue its work, that will be no go
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Uganda pastor shows Gay porn in church
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A well-connected Uganda pastor showed Gay porn videos to his congregation in an attempt to revive support for Uganda's infamous 'kill the Gays' legislation.

BBC News reports that Pastor Martin Ssempa, a former protégé of Saddleback Church founder Rick Warren, showed hardcore Gay sex
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Tour de Life: The upside of being pissed off
by Beau Burriola - SGN European Correspondent

I counted along with the loud beat coming from my iPod, buoyed by rage. When you go to the gym pissed off, you are sure to have a workout unlike any other, and these days my muscles were bigger than I could ever manage to get them to be before. Anger was building.

I suppo
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General Gayety: Kenya - a joint crusade
by Leslie Robinson - SGN Contributing Writer

Online readers of Kenya's Daily Nation newspaper spotted an apparent show of brotherhood: a photo of a Christian leader and a Muslim leader meeting together in the latter's mosque.

The two men were indeed united in a common spiritual bond: joint hatred - not as uplif
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Paul Malcolm Edwards
In Loving Memory of Paul Malcolm Edwards September 21, 1945 - February 9, 2010 Beloved Son and Friend to All more
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SOaP board members vote to change 2010 Seattle Pride theme
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

On June 27, Seattle Out and Proud (SOaP) will present the 36th LGBT Seattle Pride Parade. With the second largest number of LGBT residents by percentage of population in the country, estimated around 57,900 in Seattle and almost triple that metro-wide, Seattle is home to a wide variety of LGB
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Gay Man Named National Editor of New York Times
Michael Petrelis points out that an openly gay man, former assistant managing editor Richard Berke, has replaced Suzanne Daley as the New York Times' national editor:

Berke "The appointments, to take effect March 22, were made by Bill Keller, the executive editor, and announced in a memo he sent to the news staff. 'I've long subscr
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Openly Lesbian Dutch Speed Skater Ireen Wüst Wins Gold Medal
more Dutch speed skater Ireen Wüst, who came out as lesbian last October, won the gold medal in last night's women's 1500 meter final.

full story with video: http://joemygod.blogspot.com/2010/02/openly-lesbian-dutch-speed-skat
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Olympic Pride House: Government throws a party for the gays
...and the Olympic president lets the crowd know he's one of us

Friday appeared to be unofficial 'throw a party for the gays day' here at the Olympics in Vancouver. Pride House organizers took leave of their posts for the night and went out to celebrate at not one, but two parties for the gay community.

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U.S. Supremes let rulings stand in favor of nonbiological lesbian mom
U.S. SUPREME COURT rejects challenge to decision protecting children born to same-sex couples California Court of Appeal ruling stands; Lesbian mother's parental rights upheld   

  (San Francisco, CA February 22, 2010) - Today, the United States Supreme Court denied review in a custody dispute involving a non-biological l
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Religion, politics and Africa's homophobia
Barack Obama's criticism of Uganda's anti-gay bill led to rallies in East Africa

By Pumza Fihlani
BBC News, Johannesburg

Since a Ugandan MP proposed the death penalty for some gay people, homophobia has been on the rise in other parts of Africa.

Earlier this month, US President Barack Obam
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Senior bishops want gay weddings in churches
Senior Anglican bishops have backed calls to relax the ban on homosexual couples marrying in church in a move likely to deepen divisions in the Church of England.

By Heidi Blake
Telegraph

A proposed amendment to the Equality Bill to lift the ban on civil partnerships in religious premises is thought t
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