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posted Friday, June 4, 2010 - Volume 38 Issue 23

Section One

Gates and Mullen say DADT repeal not imminent
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

The nation's top uniformed military officer and highest-ranking civilian told troops that a possible 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' (DADT) repeal is not imminent. The comments were not made in a joint statement; instead, Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Admiral Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, spoke to troops on two
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IT STARTED WITH A KISS - Kirkland sailor's DADT nightmare
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

When the House voted to pass legislation last week that could begin to unravel the Gay military ban, there was cause to celebrate. Headlines across the country told the tale of jubilation. However, as historic as the vote for repeal may be, the cold, hard truth is that 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' (
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Malawi couple pardoned, may seek asylum abroad
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Steven Monjeza and his Transgender partner, Tiwonge Chimbalanga, recently convicted and sentenced to 14 years' hard labor under Malawi's anti-Gay laws, were pardoned by President Bingu wa Mutharika on May 30.

They were released from custody the same day.

Mutharika an
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Col. Grethe Cammermeyer named to Pentagon panel
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

On June 2, Undersecretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness Clifford Stanley announced the appointment of retired Reserve Colonel Margarethe Cammermeyer to the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services (DACOWITS).

Cammermeyer, an out Lesbian, served 31 years in the
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Anti-Gay bigotry a trick to deceive the naïve
by Wayne Besen - SGN Contributing Writer

It was once a speculative cliché to say that rabidly anti-Gay individuals were actually closeted, self-loathing homosexuals. But thanks to an avalanche of hypocrites, the notion is quickly becoming a truism.

Last month, the nation alternately cackled and cringed when viru
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Voices Rising performance a 'sheer privilege'
by James Whitely - SGN Staff Writer

Voices Rising
May 29
Southside Commons, Columbia City


Voices Rising, the ongoing series of performances by LGBTQ performers of color, held its most recent show on May 29 at the Southside Commons (3518 S. Edmunds St.) in Columbia City. According to Tamika J
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Mr. Leather title taken by disabled Transman
by James Whitely - SGN Staff Writer

Last weekend, Tyler McCormick took home the International Mr. Leather (IML) title, beating out 50 other contestants in the Chicago, Illinois competition. The second runner-up was Jack Andrew Duke (Mr. Texas Leather), and the first runner-up was Lance Holman (Mr. San Francisco Leather). The Mr
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Suspect charged in Ballard hate crime
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

As SGN goes to press, police spokesperson Renee Witt has confirmed that Daniel Woodward, 51, of Seattle, has been charged in an assault on a Transgender woman.

The assault occurred at 3:50 p.m. on May 30, at 15th Avenue NW and NW Market Street in Ballard.

Woodward
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Peter Orlovsky, partner of Allen Ginsburg, dies
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Peter Orlovsky, lifelong partner of the late Beat icon Allen Ginsberg, died in Vermont on May 30.

Orlovsky was 76, and had been battling lung cancer for several months.

Orlovsky was born to poor Russian immigrants in the Lower East Side, and dropped out of high sch
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Marriage Equality campaign debuts in Ireland
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The Irish organization Marriage Equality announced on June 1 that it is launching a national poster campaign to give 'visibility to Gay and Lesbian families living in Ireland.'

Titled 'We Are Family,' the campaign will distribute posters depicting actual Lesbian and Gay couples and
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Moscow Pride Parade defies authorities, evades police
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

LGBT activists defied authorities to hold an unauthorized Pride Parade in Moscow on May 29.

As in the five previous years, Moscow's homophobic mayor, Yuri Luzhkov, banned the parade. In previous years, riot police attacked and dispersed the marchers.

This year, how
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JUNE 13 - Self-defense workshop for Gay men
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

Fight the Fear Campaign self-defense workshop
June 13, 1-3 PM
Location TBA


Fight the Fear Campaign officials have announced a free self-defense workshop for Gay men on June 13 from 1-3 p.m. to be held in Seattle's Central District. The community event is a
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Dutch scientists suggest 'Gaydar' is real
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

'Gaydar,' the instinctive power LGBT people supposedly have to zero in on other Gays - even in a crowd - may really exist.

According to Dutch scientists, when they examined how heterosexual and homosexual people focus their attention, the study found that Gays are much more det
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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 more
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International News
International News
Skinheads attack Slovak pride
At least 80 skinheads attacked the rally that preceded the first Gay pride parade in Bratislava, Slovakia, on May 22.

The assaults injured two people and forced the relocation of the festivities.

Member of the European Parliament Ulrike Lunacek reportedly dodged 'stones' that were thrown at her as she addressed th
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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 may
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National News
National News
by Rex Wockner - SGN Contributing Writer

Seventy-eight percent support letting military Gays come out
Seventy-eight percent of Americans support letting Gays serve in the military openly, as opposed to their staying closeted as required by the 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' policy.

CNN and Opinion Research Corporation polled 1,023 Americans by
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Ashburn speaks out on Gay rights
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

Republican State Senator Roy Ashburn, a political conservative from Bakersfield, California, was the only GOP vote in favor of a resolution demanding an end to the DADT policy in the U.S. military.

Ashburn was forced out of the closet last March after being arrested for a DUI on
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Barney Frank calls for probe of Israeli raid
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

U.S. Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) has called for investigation of Israel's raid on a convoy of ships bringing medical supplies to the Palestinian port of Gaza.

Frank's statement on the controversial Israeli raid came in a June 2 interview with the Boston Herald.

At l
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Chinese school tells students to man up
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

An elementary school in central China has launched a new program intended to eliminate nelly behavior in its boy students.

Qinlinglu Elementary School in Zhengzhou, Henan Province, announced its 'Looking for a Real Man' initiative on June 1.

Boy students will be
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Portuguese soccer star supports marriage equality
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Star soccer forward Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal endorsed his country's new same-sex marriage law in a May 30 interview with Publico newspaper.

Ronaldo made his reputation with Britain's Manchester United, but left Man U in 2009.

He is also captain of the Portuguese
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