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posted Friday, May 21, 2010 - Volume 38 Issue 21

Section One

2010 Capitol Hill Pride Festival
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

Preparations for the 2010 Capitol Hill Pride Festival are underway. Now in its second year, the free, all-ages, family-friendly event will take place on Saturday June 26 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Broadway

According to the festival's officials, the goal of the Capitol Hill Pride Festival is to celebrate diversity and com
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Malawi couple guilty as charged, get 14 years hard labor
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Steven Monjeza and his Transgender partner Tiwonge Chimbalanga have been convicted of 'gross indecency' and 'unnatural acts' and given the maximum sentence by a court in Malawi.

'I sentence you to 14 years' imprisonment with hard labor each. That's the maximum under the penal code,'
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Belarus bans Gay pride - Police beat defiant marchers
by Rex Wockner - SGN Contributing Writer

City authorities in Minsk, Belarus, banned the May 15 Gay pride parade, and when a group of 40 people marched anyway, police attacked 'like a group of wild dogs' and beat them.

In blocking the march, officials cited a national law that prohibits public events within 200 meters
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Heartless Tim Pawlenty vetoes 'basic human decency'
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty has vetoed a bill to give the surviving partner in a same-sex couple the right to carry out a deceased partner's funeral wishes and to recover damages in the event of a wrongful death.

Pawlenty vetoed the bill on May 15.

In his veto me
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Jesse's Journal: Gays by the sea
by Jesse Monteagudo - SGN Contributing Writer

As a South Floridian, I am blessed by this region's warm climate and proximity to some of our best beaches. Sadly, most of my LGBT sisters and brothers are not as fortunate. Therefore, it is not surprising that during the summer months many Lesbians, Gay men, Bisexuals and Transgend
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GSBA Scholarship program celebrates 20 years
by James Whitely - SGN Staff Writer

GSBA Scholarship Program 20th Anniversary
May 21
Seattle Hyatt at Olive 8 (1635 8th Ave.)


On Friday, May 21 the Greater Seattle Business Association (GSBA) will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of its scholarship program at the downtown Seattle Hyatt at O
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Gay 1K was 0.621 miles of pure awesome
by James Whitely - SGN Staff Writer

Gay 1K
May 15
Cal Anderson Park


Ever wanted to dress up in bright pretty colors, don some sweet sunglasses and a neon sweatband, and run down Broadway with a big group of similarly dressed runners and hot rugby players, showing off how proud you are to be wh
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Sisters' Holy Crap event raises over $1,000
by Sister VixXxen - Special to the SGN

Holy Crap
May 15
Out and About (Pasco, WA)


The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, Abbey of Saint Joan packed up their makeup, veils, rhinestones, and feathers and touched down in Pasco, Washington on Saturday, May 15. The occasion, you ask? It was time to
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Intersex man charged with gender fraud in Indonesia
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

An Indonesian man is now on trial in Indonesia, charged with deliberately falsifying his gender identity so he can marry a woman.

Alterina Hofan's trial began May 17.

Doctors say Hofan has Klinefelter's syndrome, a rare condition where a man has an extra X chromosome
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Breaking Stories

GetEQUAL, Unity Mississippi and other State, Local Pro-Equality and Religious Orgs. Team up to Fight Hate

630 New 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Discharges Discovered

The Sisters' 2010 Charity Granting Cycle - The Sisters have money to give away!!!

Facebook likely headed to court over privacy concerns: Critics

Male Fla. student who ran for prom queen suspended

Governor Lingle continues to weigh impact of civil unions in Hawaii

White House backs compromise on gays in military

Anglican Mainstream's distortions and dishonesty

Letters from Office of Management and Budget in Response to 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

PALM CENTER STATEMENT RE: DON'T ASK DON'T TELL ANNOUNCEMENT

Jewish Groups to Congress: Repeal Unjust and Discriminatory Law

GetEQUAL co-founder Kip Williams arrested at Obama event

BYRD STATEMENT ON DON'T ASK, DON'T TELL REPEAL COMPROMISE AMENDMENT

**BREAKING NOW: Advocates supporting repeal need to call these Members of Congress now**

Truman grandson: Déjà vu all over again

Civil Disobedience and the LGBT Community

Senate panel votes to repeal gay ban in military

 

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

Canada defunds Toronto Gay pride
Toronto's Gay pride festival got $400,000 in funding from the federal government last year but gets nothing this year.

Industry Minister Tony Clement told local media the government isn't against Gays but, instead, wants to fund events outside of big cities this yea
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Northwest News
Northwest News
NORTHWEST NEWS (for 05/21/10) 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 reg
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National News
National News
by Rex Wockner - SGN Contributing Writer

Obama selects Supreme Court nominee
The Human Rights Campaign 'hailed' President Barack Obama's May 10 selection of U.S. Solicitor General Elena Kagan as his nominee to replace retiring Justice John Paul Stevens on the U.S. Supreme Court.

'We are confident that Elena Kagan has a demonstrated understa
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Vanity dance party sinful fun for Gay City
by James Whitely - SGN Staff Writer

Seven Deadly Sins Dance Series: Vanity
May 29
Neumos


The Seven Deadly Sins Dance Series is back with Vanity. International recording artist Ultra Naté will be performing live at the event at Neumos nightclub (925 E. Pike St.) on Saturday, May 29. Vanity is
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Seattle bikers join Motorcycle Awareness Ride
by Nick Ardizzone - SGN Staff Writer

Motorcycle Awareness
Ride Meetup
May 23, 8-9 AM
Renton Motorcycle Center
(3710 E. Valley Road,
Renton, WA)


On Sunday, May 23, over 40 motorcycle meetup groups from across the U.S., Canada, England, and Australia will set out on the firs
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Syttende Gay celebrates LGBT Scandinavians
by James Whitely - SGN Staff Writer

Syttende Gay
May 17
BalMar Lounge


On Monday, May 17, Seattle's Ballard neighborhood celebrated "Syttende Mai," or Norwegian Constitution Day. Ballard is traditionally thought of as the center of Seattle's Scandinavian community. LGBT members of the Scandinav
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Pope fails in Portugal - Pres. Cavaco Silva ratifies marriage equality law
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

In a stunning rebuke to Pope Benedict XVI, the Portuguese president ratified his country's marriage equality law only three days after the Roman Catholic pontiff wrapped up a visit to Portugal.

Pres. Anibal Cavaco Silva announced his decision on May 17.

Cavaco Silv
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ASK MICHAEL: HIV-positive men are not 'toxic social outcasts'
by Michael Raitt - SGN Contributing Writer

Unfortunately, HIV is still a part of our culture. Every day, men in our community, young and old, are finding out they are infected with HIV. With all we know and the messages that have been put out about safer sex, it still happens.

Surprisingly, however, what is also
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New report finds smooth transition for Gay troops in other countries
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

The Columbia Law School Sexuality and Gender Law Clinic recently submitted a report to Congress showing that U.S. allies have managed to transition smoothly into having Gay and Lesbian soldiers serving openly in the military.

The report, "Open Service and Our Allies: A Report o
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Gay men in Asia-Pacific region 'denied HIV care' new report says
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Ninety percent of Gay men in the Asia-Pacific region are denied access to HIV/AIDS care because of discriminatory laws in their countries.

That is the shocking conclusion reached by a new report issued jointly by the U.N. Development Program, the Asia Pacific Coalition on Male Se
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