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posted Friday, May 14, 2010 - Volume 38 Issue 20

Section One

Blood donation ban - WA high school student hits back at federal Gay donor blood ban
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

On paper, 17-year-old Jeffrey Thompson, a student at Lakes High School in Lakewood, Washington, is just like his peers. The high school senior's grade point average is at a steady 3.0 because, as he puts it, "I work very hard at school." Jeffrey lives with his family on Fort Lewis, an army post not too far from the Seattle area. Since
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Veterans lobby congress for 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' repeal
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

Two leading Gay rights groups, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and Servicemembers United, joined forces on May 11 to bring hundreds of veterans to lobby Congress for repeal of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' (DADT).

The Gay military ban, known as "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," requires the Def
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Sen. Patty Murray signs on Senate bill to repeal DADT
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Washington Senator Patty Murray is the latest co-sponsor of a bill to repeal the military's 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' policy.

Murray signed on to S 3605 - the Military Readiness Enhancement Act - on May 11.

The bill's stated purpose is 'to amend Title 10, United States
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Darcelle XV and the history of drag
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

La Femme Magnifique
and La Femme
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May 23
Neighbours
Nightclub


Walter Cole, 79, enjoys a good drag show. That may come as no surprise to many a drag fan in Portland, Oregon. For those of you who are not in the know, Cole is
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General Gayety: George Rekers' European vacation
by Leslie Robinson - SGN Contributing Writer

As a Baptist minister, a co-founder of the Family Research Council and a board member of the National Association for Research & Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH), George Rekers has been a relentless leader of the Christian right for decades. He lifted the banner of anti-Gay activism,
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Minnesota couples challenge state's DOMA law
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Three same-sex couples have filed suit to overturn a Minnesota law that bans same-sex marriages and prohibits the state from recognizing same-sex marriages performed elsewhere.

The suit was filed in Hennepin County District Court on May 11.

The couples contend that
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Guilty plea in Puerto Rican hate crime murder
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The killer of Gay Puerto Rican teen Jorge Steven Lopez Mercado has entered a guilty plea and has been sentenced for the crime.

Juan Jose Martinez Matos confessed to the murder during a hearing in Caguas on Wednesday, May 12. He had been scheduled to go on trial for killing Lopez on
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Baltic Pride goes on despite rocks and tear gas
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Four hundred marchers took part in Baltic Pride 2010 in Vilnius, Lithuania, on Saturday, May 8.

They were escorted by 800 Lithuanian police who eventually had to use tear gas to disperse a mob of 1000 anti-Gay protestors.

Pride marchers walked and danced for two hour
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Syphilis epidemic in China reflects free-market growth
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Once nearly eradicated in China, syphilis is now the leading STD in Shanghai, China's largest and richest city.

According to a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine on May 6, newly diagnosed cases are increasing by 30% every year, with the official government
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Breaking Stories

Obama treats us like pieces of shit, by Larry Kramer

ENDA is stuck - and ONLY YOU can help get it moving again. We need as many people as possible to show up in front of Speaker Pelosi's office - will you come? Will you bring friends?

POPE'S REPEATED ATTACKS ON GAY MARRIAGE A PARANOID OBSESSION

Human Rights Campaign Calls on U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops to Put an End to Policies that Punish Children of LGBT Families

Episcopal church in LA to ordain 2nd gay bishop

Human Rights Campaign Calls on U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops to Put an End to Policies that Punish Children of LGBT Families

US Reps to Malawi: Release Jailed Gay Couple

Pawlenty vetoes gay-rights bill

Portugal's president ratifies gay marriage law

Wife of Suspect in Gender Case Just Wants Her Husband Back

Emotional Burke helps launch anti-bullying website

Capitol Hill Protest TODAY  - GetEQUAL, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans Activists to Congress: The Time for Talking is Over, Vote NOW on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA)

Gay couple sentenced to maximum 14 years in Malawi

Human Rights Campaign Reaffirms Call for End to Blood Ban for Gay and Bisexual Men

Student Non-Discrimination Act of 2010 Introduced in U.S. Senate

13 Chicago Gay Rights Activists Arrested in ENDA Sit-In

 

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International News
International News
Lithuanian court un-bans Gay pride parade, homophobes attack
Lithuania's Supreme Administrative Court overruled the Vilnius Regional Administrative Court on May 7 and un-banned the following day's Baltic Pride march, which was then targeted by more than 1,000 anti-Gay protesters.

The court said European Union law obligates the nation to protect the rights
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Northwest News
Northwest News
FREE RÉSUMÉ AND JOB SEARCH WORKSHOPS
South Seattle Community College's WorkSource Center is partnering with the Seattle Public Library and the King County Library System to offer résumé and job search workshops. The Seattle Public Library events will be held at the downtown Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Room 4 on Level 4. No registration is required, but seating ma
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National News
National News
by Rex Wockner - SGN Contributing Writer

Christian right leader went to Europe with 'rentboy'
George Alan Rekers, who co-founded the anti-Gay Family Research Council, was photographed at Miami International Airport on April 13 returning from a European vacation with a male escort who says the two met via rentboy.com, Miami New Times reported May 4.
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Seattle Gay History: Michael Phelan
by Don Paulson - SGN Contributing Writer

Dancers Michael Phelan and Princess Toulaire performed their 1947 "Jungle Dance" at Seattle's Garden of Allah Cabaret on historic First Avenue. Some called them "body showoffs," but who's complaining? Thelma, the police matron at the Garden, was passionately in love with Michael, but nev
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Sally Clark to propose council's Arizona boycott
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Seattle City Council member Sally Clark will introduce a resolution on Monday, May 17, committing the city to boycott the state of Arizona.

"It would call on the city to restrict travel that may be planned or conferences that were slated for Arizona, many of which I understand ma
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Goodbye - and thanks
by Jennifer Vanasco - SGN Contributing Writer

When I first pitched a column to the editor of a Gay newspaper in Chicago, I was expecting to write some short, snappy, girl-around-town pieces for a year or two.

I thought I'd write about what was going on in the bars, in the conference rooms - I'd pass along the gos
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FIRST EVER: Philippine Gay party on ballot
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

A Gay political party appeared on a ballot for the first time in the Philippines - or anywhere else, for that matter - where 8 out of 10 households are Roman Catholic.

The elections were held to determine whether Ang Ladlad (Tagalong for "out of the closet"), a political party
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Lambert House benefit showcases community
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

On May 12, a capacity crowd showed up for a Lambert House benefit at Julia's on Broadway. The event, produced by Synergy Events, was a night supported by all aspects of the Seattle LGBT sphere. Business owners and openly Gay elected officials mingled with community activists and Lambert House
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Seattle Volleyball Club's winter season awards Courtesy of the Seattle Volleyball Club
The winter season of the Seattle Volleyball Club concluded with a grueling one-day tournament on April 3. The tournament awards ceremony occurred at Chao Bistro on April 27. Intense competition, camaraderie, and good sportsmanship marked winter season league play. The tournament saw upsets of teams holding first place positions at the end of lea more
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Three Dollar Bill Cinema finds a new home
by James Whitely - SGN Staff Writer

Three Dollar Bill Cinema (TDB), Seattle's premier LGBT film organization, held an open house to show off their new home nestled right between E. Pike and E. Pine on Bellevue Avenue, here on Capitol Hill. TDB members, friends, and representatives of other local LGBT and film organizations showed
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Now that we're married, where do we get a divorce?
by Robert Christian - SGN Guest Contributor

Within the last two months, Washington, D.C. has begun to allow same-sex marriage, and Hawaii now supports, by law, civil unions. The problem is that once a couple has been married, if they must divorce, where do they go?

States across the country are grappling with the
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