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posted Friday, October 22, 2010 - Volume 38 Issue 43

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Transgender quality of life in Seattle 'very good ... getting better'
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

More than half of Transgender and gender non-conforming people who were bullied, harassed, or assaulted in school because of their gender identity have attempted suicide, according to just-released findings from the National Transgender Discrimination Survey, conducted by the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF) and the N
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DADT in flux, Gay troops left in limbo
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Does anyone else want off of this ride? The legal and social battle over the U.S. military's outdated and just plain discriminatory policy 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' (DADT), which bars Gays and Lesbians from serving openly, has taken on a whole new life during the past two weeks. The words
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Gay Washington teen latest suicide victim
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Despite recent media attention and a number of video projects encouraging LGBTQ teens to stay resilient in the face of opposition, teen suicides within the Gay community continue at an alarming rate.

The latest teen to fall victim to anti-LGBTQ bullying, Terrel Williams, 17
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Uganda tabloid outs 100 Gay Ugandans
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The Ugandan tabloid Rolling Stone - not related to the U.S. publication of the same name - has published a front-page story outing what it claims are 100 Gay Ugandans.

Titled '100 Pictures of Uganda's Top Homos Leak - Hang Them,' the story was published October 9, just five days
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Vigil held for LGBT youth suicides
by James Whitely - SGN Staff Writer

Students Organizing for LGBT Equality (SOLE), a University of Washington (UW) student group, organized a vigil on the evening of Wednesday, October 20, to commemorate the lives of 12 LGBT youths that committed suicide in recent months across the United States and Canada.

'Your p
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Students pledge to be allies to LGBT youth during GLSEN's Ally Week
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

This week, thousands of students from more than 1,000 middle and high schools across the country participated in the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network's (GLSEN) Ally Week to identify, encourage, and support allies in addressing anti-LGBT bullying in schools.

All
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Week 15 and 16: Malawi, part 2: We 'adopt' our friend Azibo for enrollment at school and stay an extra week in Malawi
Azibo arrives!

The boat was late again by at l0 hours and Azibo was at Big Blue when I walked in to say hi to Jack. Looking at him, his big smile and so well dressed, I knew my first impressions were probably not wrong.

We chatted and then made the 30 minute walk through town and up the hill on the other side o
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Voting recommendations for the LGBT community
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

You have your ballot in one hand and a pen in the other. You ask yourself, 'Which circles do I mark?'

There are any number of groups ready to give you advice.

Some are shady far-right organizations financed by undisclosed millionaire donors.

But oth
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Ex-Gay No Way author Dr. Jallen Rix speaks at MCC Seattle
by Rev. Ray Neal, Emerald City MCC Seattle - Special to the SGN

With the September suicides of young Gay teens being so heavy on our hearts, the need for a different voice to be raised to counteract the hateful and wrong interpretation of the Bible being used against LGBT persons is even more important today than ever before. D
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William G. Wallace, Jr.
William G. Wallace, Jr. died unexpectedly on 10/6/10. He was an award-winning sales associate at the downtown Nordstrom Rack for the past 22 years. He is survived by life partner Philip D. Moore and 10 brothers and sisters. Bill and Philip traveled extensively from southeastern Alaska to the tip of Baja, all throughout western and central Mexic more
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Red Dress party a firey success
by James Whitely - SGN Staff Writer

Seattle Red Dress Party
October 16
Fremont Studios


On Saturday, October 16, approximately 850 people in red dresses made their way to Seattle's Fremont neighborhood for Seattle's one and only annual Red Dress Party.

DJ Brian Gorr, Rozalla, and Sho
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GetEQUAL Washington confronts Obama
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

On October 21, GetEQUAL, a direct action LGBT civil rights organization partnered with local LGBT activists to protest the Seattle visit of President Obama and Senator Patty Murray over what they say is a lack of leadership and courage for full federal equality for LGBT Americans.
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International News
International News
by Rex Wockner - SGN Contributing Writer

Euro court will rule October 21 on Russian pride bans
The European Court of Human Rights will hand down its ruling October 21 in a group of consolidated cases dealing with bans on Gay pride parades in Russia.

'I was waiting for this day so long that I have tears,' said Moscow Pride founder Nikola
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Northwest News
Northwest News
SAFE SCHOOLS COALITION
RESOURCE LIST The Safe Schools Coalition is a public-private partnership of 80+ organizations (government agencies, schools, community agencies, churches, youth/student groups, Gay/Lesbian groups, human rights groups) and 400+ individuals working to help schools become safe places where every family can belong, where every educator can teach, and wh
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National News
National News
by Rex Wockner - SGN Contributing Writer

N.Y. GOP governor candidate talks trash about Gays
Carl Paladino, the Republican candidate for governor of New York, sounds like an old-school homophobe.

First, on October 10, he said: 'I didn't march in the ... Gay pride parade this year. My opponent did. And that's not the example that we shou
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Dr. J: ru2hot?
by Dr. Joanne Stekler - Special to the SGN

Joanne Stekler, MD, MPH, is Deputy Director of Community Services for the HIV/STD Program at Public Health - Seattle & King County. She is also an internal medicine and infectious disease physician at Harborview Medical Center, and assistant professor of medicine and epidemiology a
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Salt Lake City: New center of LGBT activism? SGN interview with organizer Eric Ethington
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff writer

LGBT rights activists disrupted a televised debate between two Utah gubernatorial candidates on the evening of October 19.

The debate between incumbent Republican Gov. Gary Herbert and Democratic challenger Peter Corroon, currently mayor of Salt Lake County, took place at the Univ
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ACLU will represent Mississippi officer fired for being Gay
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The ACLU announced on October 18 that it would represent Andre Cooley, a Forrest County, Mississippi, Sheriff's Deputy who says he was fired when his superiors discovered he is Gay.

Listed as defendants in the suit are Sheriff Billy McGee, Chief of Corrections Charles Bolton, an
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