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posted Friday, September 3, 2010 - Volume 38 Issue 36

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Murray and Pedersen weigh in on Mehlman
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

When former Republican National Committee chairman and George Bush crony Ken Mehlman came out as Gay, many were left saying, 'Well, yeah. Everyone knew that.' Like many closeted politicians, entertainers, and clergy before him, Mehlman's sexual orientation seemed evident to everyone - except to him.

In the wake of
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DOMA limitations hit home for former Seattle resident
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

When Alexis Castillo met her wife, Val, in 2004, she knew that they would be together for life. Alexis, 25, a U.S. citizen living in Seattle, and Val, 26, a British Columbia resident, dated for six years and were legally married in Canada in November of last year. Alexis and Val were forc
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SGN Exclusive Interview: Gay candidate Manning deals with death threat
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

When Dan Manning of Wichita, Kansas, openly Gay Democratic candidate for the Kansas legislature, returned home from work on August 28, he found a threat on his front door. Someone had pieced together a letter from cut-out words and letters from a newspaper, including 'kill' and 'will di
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Right-wing puppet masters tie their strings to Dino Rossi
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

David and Charles Koch - identified in a recent New Yorker article as the financial backers of the Tea Party - have invested in Republican Dino Rossi's senate campaign.

David and Charles are brothers, who together own 84% of Koch Industries. With annual revenues of $98 billion, Ko
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Youth, meth, and going viral
by Leslie Robinson - SGN Contributing Writer
'In my brief moments of clarity, I knew my life was supposed to be better than this.'

Who said that? Who had mere seconds of clarity? Yogi Berra? Dan Quayle? Maxwell Smart?

If you guessed Lindsay Lohan, you're getting warm. The speaker was 26-year-old Jordan
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Eduardo Khawam's toy story
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Eduardo Khawam has pledged to collect 1,000 recycled toys and would like to invite you to take part by asking your friends, family, and neighbors to look under the bed, in the closet, attic, or basement for forgotten toys. Their destination? Local charities.

Eduardo told SG
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Week 9: We go on 'holidays' in Mpumalanga and see some very spectacular scenery
It was a great feeling on Monday morning to be on the road again. We were off to Mpumalanga in northeast South Africa. It is our '1st holiday' thanks to our friend Sharon. For those who are a bit confused with my wording, taking a holiday in the rest of the English speaking world is the same as the American 'vacation'. 'Traveling' is not a vaca more
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California doesn't have to defend Prop 8, court says
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A conservative legal group which sought to compel the state of California to defend Prop 8 in court has failed.

California's 3rd Appellate District Court summarily dismissed their suit on September 2.

The Pacific Justice Institute filed a petition with the court
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Pentagon to meet with Gay partners of some troops
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

In an announcement that seems stranger than fiction, Servicemembers United, one of the nation's largest groups for Gay and Lesbian troops, says that members of a Pentagon working group reviewing a potential repeal of the military's 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' (DADT) policy will meet this mon
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Pride At Work endorses One Nation Working Together march
Courtesy of Pride At Work AFL-CIO - Special to SGN

Pride At Work has endorsed a national march for jobs scheduled for October 2 in Washington, D.C.

The One Nation Working Together march was first announced at the NAACP national convention in July. Pride At Work joins 150 national social justice, labor, and commu
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Castro apologizes for sending Gays to camps
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Cuba's Fidel Castro told the Mexican newspaper La Jornada that it was wrong for the Cuban government to fire Gays from state jobs, imprison them, and send them to work camps in the countryside in the 1960s and early 1970s.

'Those were moments of great injustice, great injustice!'
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Chinese court takes first HIV discrimination case
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A court in Anqing, Anhui Province, China, agreed on August 30 to hear what is believed to be that country's first HIV discrimination case.

The plaintiff - who wishes to go by the alias Xiao Wu - alleges he was denied a teaching position by the Anqing education department becaus
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International News
International News
by Rex Wockner - SGN Contributing Writer

Australian election seen as good for Gay marriage
Australian marriage equality advocates welcomed the August 21 federal election results, saying the nation is 'a huge step closer' to allowing same-sex marriages.

Australian Marriage Equality spokesperson Alex Greenwich said that with the balance
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TRIANGLE RECREATION CAMP’S
MARDI GRAS MADNESS
From Friday, September 3 to Monday, September 6, join Triangle Recreation Camp for their 2010 fundraiser event Mardi Gras Madness XII. A $25 donation gets you a weekend party pass. Friday: meet and greet. Saturday: costume extravaganza. Sunday: “Fright night” tea dance. more

National News
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California Legislature calls for census count of LGBTs
The California Assembly passed a resolution August 23 urging Congress and President Barack Obama to require that the next census count LGBT Americans.
Introduced by Sen. Christine Kehoe, D-San Diego, the measure passed 49-25. It previously passed the Senate 22-9.
'All segments of our nation'
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The Outfield: GLAD All over sports
by Dan Woog - SGN Contributing Writer

Howard Cosell once called sports 'the toy department of human life.' So why would an LGBT legal organization - one whose mission is challenging barriers in areas like marriage, the military and the workplace - worry about toys like softball, and toy chests like gym class?

Becaus
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Gay City's Eden party a huge success
by James Whitely - SGN Staff Writer

Gay City health Project's
Eden fundraiser
August 26
Private residence


On Thursday, August 26, about 100 people gathered in Seattle's Blueridge Neighborhood for Gay City Health Project's Eden garden party. The party, which took place at a private res
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To win, Democrats must define, defend, and dumb down
by Wayne Besen - SGN Contributing Writer

This past weekend, I attended an event on Fire Island that featured Sen. Kirstin Gillibrand (who was quite lovely and engaging). Interestingly, a few donors publicly expressed displeasure about the Democratic Party's progress on LGBT issues during a Q&A session. This got me thinking abo
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