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posted Friday, June 18, 2010 - Volume 38 Issue 25
Pride flag flies over Space Needle

by Nick Ardizzone
SGN Staff Writer

The world-famous Seattle skyline will be a little more colorful this Pride weekend. For the first time ever, a giant rainbow flag, 20’ x 40’, will fly from the top of the Space Needle in celebration of Gay Pride.

A small ceremony was held the morning of June 25 as the flag was run up the spire of the Space Needle.

The Seattle Gay News spoke with Ron Sevart, president and CEO of the Space Needle, about the historic decision to support Gay Pride from the top of Seattle’s most famous landmark.

“It’s been a big month, and it’ll be a big weekend,” Sevart said. “We’ve been talking at the Space Needle for quite some time about wanting to do this. … It’s something we’ve been open to for quite some time, and we made the internal decision that this was the right time to do it.”

The idea of flying the Pride flag from the Space Needle had been raised before, but there had never been adequate time to prepare. “When we were approached in the past,” Sevart explained, “we weren’t given enough time to turn it around – I think Pride was several weeks away at that point. Generally, flags take a lot longer to actually fabricate – you can’t just go out and buy a flag like that, especially at that size – and that takes several thousands of dollars, and it takes some time to get it done.”

This year, however, Sevart and the Space Needle staff were prepared for Pride. “We had enough time, and at this point, we felt like it was the right thing to do – and the right thing to do for our team members, as well.”

 “It’s a big deal for some of our team members,” Sevart said. “Such a big deal that when we told some of them, it was very emotional.”
“We’re as diverse inside the Space Needle as what is outside the Space Needle,” he added.

“The Pride event takes place on the Seattle Center campus,” Sevart said. “I think that being able to look up at the Space Needle and see that flag up there – I think it’s going to be a very proud moment for a lot of people.”


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Seattle's Charlene Strong to meet President Obama
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

According to a June 15 press release, Seattle LGBT activist Charlene Strong will meet with President Obama on June 22 to focus on LGBT marriage equality and the impact of discrimination on real families.

Charlene lost her wife, Kate Fleming, when floodwaters invaded their Seattle home in 2006. Initially prevented from
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Federal Prop 8 case wraps
by Rex Wockner - SGN Contributing Writer

Do bans on same-sex marriage infringe on Gay people's fundamental federal constitutional rights? Or is marriage, by definition, an institution that 'channels' procreating heterosexuals into stable unions for the sake of children?

The federal lawsuit against California's Prop
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SGN Exclusive interview: Dr. Vena Sele Samoan activist and Transgender pioneer
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Dr. Vena Sele has been described as an 'icon' of the Samoan community.

An educator, an activist, and an author, she is affectionately known as 'Mama' to her younger protégés in the Samoan LGBT community.

'I don't know about 'icon,' Dr. Sele smiled as she settled in for
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Pride 2010 Interfaith Worship Service seeks to unite Seattle faiths
by Rev. Ray Neal, pastor, Emerald City MCC-Seattle - Special to the SGN

Pride 2010 Interfaith Worship Service
June 26, 2 PM
All Pilgrims Church (500 Broadway E.)


'Created in the Image of the Divine' is the theme of the Pride 2010 Interfaith Worship Service to be held on Saturday, June 26, at
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Gay City celebrates Re-Pulped anthology
by James Whitely - SGN Staff Writer

On Friday, June 11, Gay City Health Project extended an invite to the community for a downtown rooftop garden terrace wine-tasting party to celebrate the upcoming release of Gay City: Volume 3 Re-Pulped - Gay City Health Project's third anthology of fiction, poetry, art, comics, and photography
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Queer Youth awarded $99,982 grant
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

On June 16, Queer Youth Space (QYS) announced that due to the community initiative of hundreds of Queer youth and adult supports, the organization has been recommended for a Large Project Fund by the City of Seattle's Department of Neighborhoods to the tune of $99,982 - the full amount requeste
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Capital City Pride festival draws 10,000 for two-day festival, parade
Pride in Olympia, Washington's capital city, was a tremendous success last weekend, the event's organizers said.

'We hit our maximum in terms of booth and food vendors for this weekend,' said Daniel Furrer, the chair of the Olympia's 2010 festival. 'And the weather was amazing,' he said.

The festival saw 70 food, vendor
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Federal family leave policy reformed - All unmarried domestic partners benefit are well-adjusted
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The federal Office of Personnel Management has announced new family leave rules that will allow federal workers to take paid time off to attend to a sick or deceased domestic partner.

The changes were published in the Federal Register for June 14.

Unlike other recent
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Two Marines arrested for Gay bashing in Georgia
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

On June 12, two Marines - Keil Cronauer, 22, and Christopher Stanzel, 23 - were arrested in Savannah, Georgia for attacking a Gay man reportedly because they thought he was 'winking' at them.

The victim, Kieran Daly, was struck in the back of the head shortly before 4 a.m. on J
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27th annual Frontrunners pride events benefit Chicken Soup Brigade
27th annual Frontrunners pride events benefit Chicken Soup Brigade by James Whitely - SGN Staff Writer On Sunday, June 13, the Seattle Frontrunners, an LGBT running club, staged its 27th annual 'Run and Walk with Pride.' The annual community race always benefits a local nonprofit each year by encouraging members of the Seattle area to part more
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9-6, Gay blood ban stays
by James Whitely - SGN Staff Writer

On Friday June 11, after a two-day meeting, the Federal Committee on Blood Safety and Availability voted 9-6 to keep the 'Gay blood ban' in place. The week prior, Senator John Kerry (D-Mass.) had asked the panel to end what he refers to as a 'discriminatory practice.'

'This li
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Zambia loses AIDS funding because of corruption
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The Global Fund announced on June 16 that it was suspending more than $300 million in health funding to the African country of Zambia.

The money would have gone to help Zambia fight AIDS and other infectious diseases.

Global Fund Director of Communications John L
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OFFICIAL PRIDE GUIDE

Music Theater and Arts
Section 3

Embracing Extremes
Section 4

PRIDE EVENTS CALENDAR

GLITTORUS!
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LAMBERT HOUSE
On Friday, June 18, and Saturday, June 19 at 8 p.m.,
Glittorus! will be staged at The Rendezvous/Jewel Box Theatre (2322 2nd Avenue). Experience two amazing nights of a spectacular mix of burlesque, boylesque, cabaret, comedy, and bellydancing, al more
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International News
International News
by Rex Wockner - SGN Contributing Writer

Three million at São Paulo pride parade Step aside, United States, Toronto, and Sydney. Your Gay parades are not even close to being the biggest.

Organizers and media reported that the 14th annual Gay pride parade in São Paulo, Brazil, attracted 3 million people June 6.

And it even had a political
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Northwest News
Northwest News
COMMUNITY CAR WASHES
On Saturday, June 12, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, the Abbey of St. Joan, host a car wash at C.C. Attle's, 15th Ave. and E. Madison St., to benefit the Sisters' Charity Grant Fund.

Also on Saturday, June 12, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Seattle Gay Flag Football hosts a car wash at 14th Ave. E. and E. John S
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National News
National News
by Rex Wockner - SGN Contributing Writer

More Gays than straights oppose Arizona immigration law
LGBT people are much more likely than straight people to oppose Arizona's controversial new law targeting undocumented immigrants, according to a Harris Interactive poll.

The statute, enacted in April, requires police to check an individu
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Britain's Tories snub Gays, then throw a party for them
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Sending decidedly mixed messages, Britain's ruling Conservative Party scrapped the traditional Pride reception hosted by the mayor of London, but announced that new Prime Minister David Cameron will host his own Pride reception instead.

London mayor Boris Johnson, a Conservativ
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French court orders Trans woman to have breast augmentation surgery
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A court in Nancy, France, has ruled that a Transgender woman must get breast augmentation surgery before she is legally recognized as a woman.

Delphine Ravise-Giard is a serving member of the French Air Force, and the National Coordinator of Trans Aide, an organization for Tran
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Germany won't recognize same-sex marriages, court says
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A Berlin court refused to recognize a German man's marriage to his Spanish partner, even though it was legally concluded in Canada and recognized in Spain.

Under German law, the couple are merely in a 'civil partnership,' the court ruled on June 15.

Andreas Boettch
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Iceland approves marriage equality
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Iceland's parliament, the Althing, passed a marriage equality law on June 11.

The vote was unanimous, 49-0.

The measure adds the words 'man and man, woman and woman' to the country's marriage laws.

Iceland's president, Olafur Ragnar Grimsson, is expe
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