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posted Friday, May 28, 2010 - Volume 38 Issue 22

Section One

SGN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Judy Shepard and The Meaning of Matthew
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

Judy Shepard
Book Signing
June 1 at 7 PM
Seattle First
Baptist Church


Twelve years ago, Judy Shepard's son Matthew was brutally murdered in Laramie, Wyoming. Now synonymous with Gay rights, Matthew Shepard's tragic murder has forever changed the way people view hate crimes - so much so
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Historic day for LGBT rights 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' repealed in House, 234 to 194
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

On May 27, the House and the Senate Armed Services Committee voted to begin the process to eventually strike down the military's ban on openly Gay service. On what has become known as a historic day for LGBT equality, Thursday afternoon saw the Senate Armed Services Committee vote 16 to 12 to
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Gay activists arrested in Zimbabwe, tortured in prison
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

LGBT activists Ellen Chademana and Ignatius Muhambi were arrested by police in the African country of Zimbabwe on May 21.

The next time they were seen in public, at a court hearing on May 26, both were limping.

Dzimbabwe Chimbga, defense attorney with Zimbabwe Lawy
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Millions celebrate Harvey Milk Day
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

On May 22, millions of Americans celebrated the life of the first openly Gay man elected to office: Harvey Milk.

May 22 also marked the first Harvey Milk Day officially recognized in California. Last October, 32 years after Milk's death, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger si
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General Gayety: A well-earned comeuppance
by Leslie Robinson - SGN Contributing Writer

Since entering Congress in 1994, Indiana Republican Mark Souder focused on changing America's moral direction.

Now we know whose moral direction got changed.

The eight-term congressman, a pillar of family values, recently resigned his seat, saying that h
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Sisters accepting 2010 grant applications
by James Whitely - SGN Staff Writer

It's almost that time of year again, when the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence are ready to give away all the grant money they've spent the entire year raising.

For the past several years, the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, Abbey of St. Joan have been giving out grants annua
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DADT rally in Westlake Park has labor speaker
by James Whitely - SGN Staff Writer

On May 22, about 50 people gathered in Westlake Plaza in downtown Seattle for a short rally about 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' (DADT) and the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA). The rally, organized by Seattle OUTProtest served, essentially, to increase awareness and visibility of the issues and
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GetEQUAL co-founder Kip Williams arrested at Obama event
by Rex Wockner - SGN Contributing Writer

GetEQUAL co-founder Kip Williams was arrested for shouting at President Barack Obama in San Francisco on May 25.

Obama was speaking at a fundraiser for U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer at the Fairmont Hotel.

Williams said he yelled at Obama because the latest plans for '
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Al Franken introduces Senate anti-bullying bill
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) introduced the Student Non-Discrimination Act (SNDA), an anti-bullying bill, in the U.S. Senate on May 20.

The measure would prohibit discrimination based on actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity.

Under provisions of the
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ENDA still on track, D.C. staffers say
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

ENDA - the Employment Non-Discrimination Act - is still on track, Congressional staffers say, and could come up for a vote in June or July.

Moving 'Don't Ask Don't Tell' repeal ahead of ENDA on the legislative schedule does not imply that ENDA is in trouble, they add.

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SU Triangle Club drag show a big success
by James Whitely - SGN Staff Writer

Seattle University's
Triangle Club's Fourth
Annual Drag Show
May 26
Campion Ballroom


Seattle University's Triangle Club held its fourth Annual Drag Show on May 26 in the Campion Ballroom of Seattle University, drawing a crowd of nearly 300 peo
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NOM must obey disclosure laws, Maine judge says
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A federal judge in Maine ruled on May 23 that the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) must comply with state financial disclosure laws.

U.S. Magistrate John Rich III ordered NOM to turn over fundraising documents from its successful campaign to overturn Maine's marriage equa
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PRIDE EVENTS CALENDAR

2010 SOAP PRIDE IDOL

Every Sunday from now until June 20, join Seattle Out and Proud (SOaP) at the 2010 Pride Idol competition at R Place (619 E. Pine St.). Doors open at 7 p.m., shows start at 8 p.m. This year, Pride Idol offers all of the undiscovered talent in the LGBT community an opportunity to more
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Breaking Stories

LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, AND TRANSGENDER PRIDE MONTH, 2010
BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

U.S. House Passes Defense Bill with Amendment to Repeal 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

House Approves Repeal of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

Moscow Court Upholds Ban of Moscow Gay Pride by Mayor Luzhkov

Gay Republican State Senator Speaks Out

Wis. congresswoman separates from longtime partner

Malawi's president: pardon and release gay couple

Zimbabwe police free gay rights activists

HRC joins huge march against Arizona immigration law

Prospective Catholic Priests Face Sexuality Hurdles

Mullen wishes Congress had waited on gay ban vote

Same-sex partners of federal workers can start applying for benefits next month

Presidential Memo Clarifies Partner Benefits

Lambda Legal Applauds Michigan Court Ruling to Drop Bioterrorism Charge Based on Alleged HIV Status of Defendant

New York begins gay couple commitment ceremonies

U.N. committee moves to keep out gay-lesbian NGO

 

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

LGBTs stage IDAHO flashmob in St. Petersburg
More than 150 people from the LGBT group Coming Out staged a 'Rainbow Flashmob' in St. Petersburg, Russia, on May 16 in conjunction with the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia.

They distributed pamphlets and released multicolored balloo
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Northwest News
Northwest News
REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR SEATTLE PRIDE PARADE COMING UP ON MAY 30
Registration is underway for the 2010 Seattle Pride Parade and March. The theme this year is 'Over the Rainbow - Be Seen, Be Heard, Be There.' The event will be held on Sunday, June 27, starting at 11 a.m. on 4th Ave. from Union St. to Denny Way. For complete details, visit www.seattlepride.org. Dead
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National News
National News
by Rex Wockner - SGN Contributing Writer

Episcopal Church consecrates another Gay bishop
Although the 2003 consecration of openly Gay and partnered New Hampshire Bishop Gene Robinson still threatens to implode the worldwide Anglican Communion, the U.S. Episcopal Church consecrated a second openly Gay and partnered bishop on May 15.

The D
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International furor over harsh Malawi sentence
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Steven Monjeza and his Transgender partner Tiwonge Chimbalanga have been separated by prison authorities in Malawi, where they are now serving sentences of 14 years hard labor, according to British human rights activist Peter Tatchell.

Tatchell, who has remained in contact with the
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