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posted Friday, November 12, 2010 - Volume 38 Issue 46

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Man sentenced in Capitol Hill anti-Gay hate crime
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

On November 5, King County Superior Court Judge William Downing sentenced Hakeem Ahmed Musa, 24, a man who beat and robbed a victim because of his sexual orientation, to five months in jail on counts of theft, assault and malicious harassment - the state's hate crime statute.

On August 2 of this year, Musa was arrest
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Daily confusion mess surrounds DADT at Pentagon/Congress
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and the new Marine commandant General James Amos made contradictory statements over the weekend regarding, 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' (DADT), while speculation surfaced about a deal that would remove the repeal provision from the defense funding bill, which has
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Shirvell fired over attack on Gay University of Michigan student
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Andrew Shirvell, the assistant attorney general under fire for his attacks on a University of Michigan student, was fired on November 8.

According to the Associated Press, Shirvell was let go during a disciplinary hearing related to the issue. The attorney general's office ori
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Bigots lose again: Rick Larsen beats John Koster, Charlie Wiggins leads Richard Sanders, Morrell vs. Zeiger in doubt
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Anti-Gay Republican John Koster has conceded defeat to incumbent Democrat Rick Larsen in the tight race to represent the 2nd Congressional District.

Koster made his announcement November 10. Associated Press, the Seattle Times, and other media outlets had called the race for Larsen
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General Gayety: Look homeward, Lesbian
by Leslie Robinson - SGN Contributing Writer

It was a North Carolina author, Thomas Wolfe, who wrote You Can't Go Home Again. My partner Anne decided to ignore him and go home to North Carolina anyway.

I decided to go along to help her clean out the family home in Rutherfordton. Over four grueling days, we lifted and
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GLAD/ACLU: Two new lawsuits versus DOMA
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Two new lawsuits challenging the constitutionality of DOMA - the federal Defense of Marriage Act - were filed on November 9.

Pedersen v. Office of Professional Management (OPM) was filed by GLAD (Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders) in the U.S. District Court for Connecticut. more
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Week 18: Leaving Dar and on to Zanzibar
After breakfast on Sunday, we walked with our Australian friends down to the pier to find out how we were going to get a ferry to Zanzibar. We had read to be cautious and to purchase your ticket from a proper ticket office and not from one of the 'sellers' along the street. Ticket sellers seemed to pop out of all the small offices along the str more
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Schumm study a sham
by Wayne Besen - SGN Contributing Writer

I was relaxing on vacation in Nova Scotia with my parents when my father called me over to the computer. He pointed to a shocking article about a new 'study' written by Walter Schumm, a Kansas State University family studies professor, claiming that children of Gay parents were 1.7 to 1
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'It's better to like pretty girls than Gay boys,' says Silvio Berlusconi
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi's right-wing coalition government is teetering on the brink of collapse in the wake of multiple business and sex scandals.

Berlusconi, a media tycoon as well as a politician, has been charged with a number of criminal offenses including collusion
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Pope interferes in Spanish politics, Queers hold kiss-in
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Visiting Spain on November 7, Pope Benedict XVI directly attacked Spanish laws allowing same-sex marriage, divorce, and easier access to abortion.

The pope was in Barcelona to dedicate Antoni Gaudi's Sagrada Familia (Holy Family) church as a basilica.

In response, ab
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U.S. grants asylum to Mexican Trans woman
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Alexandra Reyes has been granted asylum by a U.S. immigration judge, based on the persecution she suffered as a Transgender woman in Mexico.

The Board of Immigration Appeals withheld her removal from the U.S. after determining that the Mexican government would not protect her fr
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LGBT election wrapup
by Rex Wockner - SGN Contributing Writer

There was all kinds of LGBT news on election night. Of course, the Democrats lost their majority in the U.S. House of Representatives, which is bad news for efforts to pass the Gay legislation that President Barack Obama promised us. The Democrats maintain a small majority in the U.S. S
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International News
by Rex Wockner - SGN Contributing Writer

Berlusconi disses Gays
At the November 2 opening of the International Bike and Motorbike Show in Milan, Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, apparently defending himself against sex-scandal allegations, said, 'It is better to have a passion for beautiful girls than to be Gay.'

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First openly Gay Episcopal Bishop to retire
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Bishop V. Gene Robinson, whose consecration as the first openly Gay bishop in the Episcopal Church set off a rift in the global Anglican Communion, announced to his New Hampshire diocese on Saturday that he intended to step down.

His reason for departing? Being the center
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Where do I shop if the grocery workers go on strike?
Courtesy of Pride At Work Grocery workers at the biggest chain stores in the Puget Sound area have voted to reject their employers' latest contract offer and authorize a strike.

The vote was a whopping 94% in favor of strike authorization.

This vote comes after nine months of negotiations and more than 20 meet
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The Outfield: Safe athletes at Bucknell
by Dan Woog - SGN Contributing Writer

Men's lacrosse was the last team Sean Coyne thought he'd see at Bucknell University's Gay dance party.

But that's where they were last spring. They came not to mock the event, but to have a good time. Later, several players thanked Coyne for inviting them.

He
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