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posted Friday, October 1, 2010 - Volume 38 Issue 40

Section One

2010 Seattle AIDS Walk a tremendous success
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

On September 25, an estimated 4,500 supporters gathered at Seattle's Volunteer Park on Capitol Hill to support Lifelong AIDS Alliance and the 24th annual Seattle AIDS Walk & 5K Run. The Walk is Lifelong's largest annual event in support of their mission to care for people affected by HIV/AIDS.

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Americans now support same-sex marriage
by Rex Wockner - SGN Contributing Writer

Associated Press-National Constitution Center poll has found that a majority of Americans now think the federal government should recognize same-sex marriages.

Asked, 'Should the federal government give legal recognition to marriages between couples of the same sex, or not?
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British Gay rights activist Peter Tatchell honored by his hometown
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

British Gay rights activist Peter Tatchell was honored with a 'Blue Plaque' at his home in south London on September 29.

The plaque reads 'Peter Tatchell. Born 1952. Campaigner for human rights, Gay freedom, and social justice. Lived Here. Voted by the people.'

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Claim Your Rights campaign launched
by James Whitely - SGN Staff Writer

Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) National has come together with the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) to launch a joint project: the Claim Your Rights campaign.

According to PFLAG and GLSEN, the Claim Your Rights campaign is 'a
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Court rules in favor of Major Witt Witt: 'I can't wait to rejoin my unit.'
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

On September 24, 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' (DADT), the discriminatory military policy barring Gays and Lesbians from serving openly in the armed forces, was dealt a loss when U.S. Federal District Court Judge Ronald Leighton ruled in favor of Major Margaret Witt.

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HRC holds 2010 Seattle Gala
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

On September 25, 620 community members attended the 25th annual Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Seattle Gala: AsOne.

Chris Boone and Kevin Moser, dinner program co-chairs and members of the HRC Board of Governors, told SGN that they do not yet have the exact amount for the
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Week 13: We are sad leaving Tofo and have our first challenging week.
It's always amazing to feel sad when leaving - we really enjoyed Tofo, the beauty, the beaches, the whale sharks and John's Place. I had spent many hours chatting with John about growing up in Maputo, the war for liberation of the country, the communist government, owning property on the beaches, the current government and the list goes on. J more
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HRC seeks to expose NOM
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The HRC (Human Rights Campaign) announced on September 28 that it was launching 'The NOM Project' to monitor 'the ongoing political work and propaganda of NOM [National Organization for Marriage] as it attempts to influence elections and legislative campaigns across the country.'

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Jim Schmidt, 1963-2010
Our Jim left the planet for greener pastures while (literally) in the arms of his partner on Sunday, September 19. Jim had a long struggle with type 1 diabetes, which he fought valiantly to the end. Jim was known to be quick with a joke or pun and was a joy to be with. Most caregivers labeled him 'a real trooper.' He is survived by his twin brot more
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King County budget: Bad news, but it could be worse
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

King County Executive Dow Constantine unveiled his proposed 2011 county budget on September 27.

The new budget presents a bleak picture of across-the-board reductions in county staff and services.

'I have balanced this budget, as the law requires,' Constantine t
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LGBTQ students bullied to death
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Billy Lucas, Seth Walsh, Asher Brown, and Tyler Clementi may not have had much in common. None of the teens knew each other, nor did they live in the same state or attend the same school. But what these four boys did share was that they all faced violence from their peers simply by being pe
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International News
International News
by Rex Wockner SGN Contributing Writer Gays arrested at Moscow demo

Fresh from his reported two-day kidnapping by unidentified government officials, Moscow Gay leader Nikolai Alekseev, along with 10 other activists, was arrested in Moscow September 21 for staging an unauthorized demonstration at City Hall against Mayor Yuri Luzhkov's strident homophobia. <
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Northwest News
Northwest News
HEART BREAKS OPEN INTERVIEWS SOUGHT WITH HIV-POSITIVE INDIVIDUALS
The creative team behind the upcoming film Heart Breaks Open is curating an anthology about coming to terms with being HIV-positive. They are looking for anyone who is HIV-positive and willing to be interviewed. Interviews will be recorded over the phone, then transcribed and edited for the anthology. P
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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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Transgender boy stripped of homecoming crown
by James Whitely - SGN Staff Writer

Outraged students of Norton Shores, Minnesota's Mona Shores High School have claimed that the high school's administrators took away the homecoming king's throne and crown from the rightful winner because he was Transgender.

The controversy has drawn nationwide press attention
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World misses target date for universal access to HIV meds
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A new report released by the World Health Organization (WHO), the UN's AIDS program (UNAIDS), and UNICEF on September 28 indicates that the worldwide struggle against HIV/AIDS is making progress, but more slowly than was once hoped.

World leaders had pledged to achieve universal
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