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ENDA Now forum on LGBT justice listens to community
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

On March 2, Seattle OUTProtest - a coalition of organizations and individuals committed to fighting for equality for the LGBT community - and LGBT labor organization Pride At Work, held an Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) forum at the Seattle Labor Temple. Upwards of 70 people participated in the event titled "ENDA Now: An Inte
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Supreme Court refuses to stop D.C. marriage equality
Licenses now being issued, marriages start March 9

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The U.S. Supreme Court announced late on March 2 that it would not prevent the new Washington, D.C. marriage equality law from going into effect, and D.C. authorities began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples on March 3.
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Half-million sign petition against Ugandan anti-Gay bill
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

An online petition urging Uganda's parliament to withdraw its notorious Anti-Homosexual Bill was presented to the Ugandan government on March 1, activists say.

The petition, which has collected at least a half-million signatures so far, says:

'To President Museveni o
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Night FantAsia celebrates 11 years
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

Night FantAsia's 2010
February 27
Nijo Bar and Grill


On February 27, Erik Bjarne Witzoe, a graphic media and event designer, and Jonathan Mathews, owner of Kwanchai design group, celebrated 11 years of Night FantAsia, a celebration of the Seattle LGBT Asian
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General Gayety: Generously running interference
by Leslie Robinson - SGN Contributing Writer

For the first time, the Navy will let women serve on submarines.

Personally, I'd sooner serve on a garbage barge than spend months trapped underwater, but I'm sure the idea appeals to some.

Submarines are the only class of ship from which women have been b
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Seattle International Women's Day 2010
by Tina Gianoulis - Special to the SGN

International Women's Day March and Rally
March 6
Powell Barnett Park


The year 2010 marks at least two important anniversaries in the modern struggle for women's rights: the 100th official year of International Women's Day and the 10th anniversary of th
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Studies show disorders rise from discriminatory policies
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

A Mailman School of Public Health study examining the effects of institutional discrimination on the psychiatric health of Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual individuals found an increase in psychiatric disorders among the LGB population living in states that instituted bans on same-sex marriage.
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Century Ballroom celebrates 13 years dancing on the Hill
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

Century Ballroom's 13th Anniversary
February 27
OddFellows Building


Inside the newly renovated OddFellows Building (915 E. Pine St.) sits a Capitol Hill landmark. For 13 years, Hallie Kuperman's Century Ballroom - with its 2,000 square feet of dance floor,
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Anti-Gay law takes effect in Lithuania
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A controversial anti-Gay law took effect March 1 in the Baltic nation of Lithuania, sparking speculation that the European Union may intervene to force repeal.

According to reports, the law forbids "minors" from receiving any information about any type of sexual relationship, and
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Taiwanese protest anti-Gay government memo
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

More than 100 protestors gathered outside the Taipei City Government headquarters on March 1, demanding an apology for an anti-Gay memo sent to Taiwan high schools by the Ministry of Education.

According to the Taiwan Post newspaper, the ministry had circulated a suggestion by th
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Two Trans women murdered in Turkey
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

International human rights advocates are calling on the Turkish government to protect its Transgender citizens in the wake of two murders of Trans women in recent weeks.

Turkish LGBT group Pembe Hayat (Pink Life), Human Rights Watch, the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights
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Two men charged in alleged anti-Gay attack
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

King County Prosecutors have filed malicious harassment charges against two men for an alleged anti-Gay attack outside a South Seattle community center. The charges fall under Washington's hate crimes statute and are considered a felony.

Charging documents allege Adnan Basher Osm
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Gay rights enter debate over Northrop Grumman's headquarters pick
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

Gay advocates and legislators are attempting to discourage Gay-friendly defense Contractor Northrop Grumman Corp. from relocating its headquarters to Virginia, due to the state's lack of protections for Gay and Lesbian workers.

On February 25, Gay rights group Equality Virginia
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Jesse's Journal: Gay pulp fiction
by Jesse Monteagudo - SGN Contributing Writer

One of the most important Gay books of the 20th century was Richard Amory's Song of the Loon: A Gay Pastoral in Five Books and an Interlude (Greenleaf Classics). While of doubtful literary value, Song of the Loon made Gay literary history with its explicit depictions of Gay male sex
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Ask Michael: GLBTQ youth and suicide
by Michael Raitt - SGN Contributing Writer

I've never spoken about this part of my life before to anyone: growing up in a small town, feeling completely alone, being afraid to identify as being Gay. No one knows that, starting about the age of 16 when I finally accepted I was Gay and this wasn't going to change, I had so much f
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Gay-owned Video Connection on 15th closing its doors
by Sara Michelle Fetters - SGN Contributing Writer

Another day on Capitol Hill, another LGBT-owned business closes its doors. This time it's Video Connection on the corner of 15th Ave. E. and E. Harrison St. Longtime owner Christopher Larson is still not quite over the fact that his community stalwart is going away. "We've been
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UW's new grassroots gay rights activism group called SOLE
As you may or may not know, I am involved with UW's new grassroots gay rights activism group called SOLE, or Students Organizing for LGBT Equality. Our newest project is an online petition in support of ENDA, or the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. This piece of legislation would protect lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, and other memb more
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Virginia attorney general to colleges: End gay protections
By Rosalind S. Helderman
Washington Post Staff Writer

RICHMOND - Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli II has urged the state's public colleges and universities to rescind policies that ban discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, arguing in a letter sent to each school that their boards of visitors had no leg
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From Steven to Susan - CNN Documents an Extraordinary Journey of Gender Reassignment and Self-Discovery for Public Official
Her Name Was Steven
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  Steven Stanton, former Largo, FL, city manager, appeared to have the perfect life: a loving wife and son, an influential job. Stanton described it as "paradise." That dream world - "Steven's World" - all changed when Stanton's plans to become a w
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Ashburn takes leave amid questions over his sexual orientation
more Wyatt Buchanan
Chronicle Sacramento Bureau

Republican state Sen. Roy Ashburn of Bakersfield has taken leave from his elected position until at least Monday after his arrest on suspicion of drunken driving started a firestorm over his sexual orientation.

Ashburn, 55, has served in the Legislature since 1996 a
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Rep. Eric Massa to resign
By JOHN BRESNAHAN & GLENN THRUSH
POLITICO

Democratic Rep. Eric Massa will resign from Congress on Monday, only days after reports first surfaced that the freshman New York lawmaker was under investigation by the House ethics committee for allegedly sexually harassing a male staffer.

Massa was preparing the ne
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Boulder Catholic school denies preschooler with lesbian parents
By Kevin Torres
Denver Post

A preschool student at a Catholic school in Boulder will not be allowed to return next school year because the student's parents are two women and the Denver Archdiocese says their homosexual relationship violates the school's beliefs and policy.

According to teachers at Sacred
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Researchers Track the HIV Virus to a Hideout in the Bone Marrow
Discover Magazine

For a study this week in the journal Nature Medicine, Kathleen Collins and her team have uncovered another of HIV's dirty tricks: the virus can hide out in bone marrow cells and lie in wait for the right time to strike.

In recent years, drugs have reduced AIDS deaths sharply, but patients need to ke
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Top court to decide on anti-gay protests at military funerals
James Vicini James Vicini
Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Supreme Court said on Monday it would decide whether constitutional free-speech rights protected anti-gay protests by members of a Kansas church at funerals for U.S. military members killed in Iraq.

The high court agreed to consider whether the
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