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posted Friday, November 26, 2010 - Volume 38 Issue 48

Section One

San Francisco LGBT organization creates The World Tree of Hope for SF City Hall
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom and First Lady Jennifer Siebel Newsom joined the Rainbow World Fund (RWF), the only international humanitarian aid organization that is based in the LGBT community, to invite the people of the world to submit wishes to decorate the World Tree of Hope in San Francisco City Hall's Grand Rotunda. A
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Major Witt, dismissed under DADT, wins right to rejoin military
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Major Margaret Witt, a decorated flight nurse who had been dismissed under the 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' (DADT) policy, will be able to resume her service with the U.S. Air Force, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Washington announced November 23. Major Witt will become the first
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Pope says condoms OK & or does he?
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Catholic officials were plunged into a new public relations crisis when the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano published excerpts from a new book in which Pope Benedict seems to say that condoms may be used in some circumstances.

The excerpt ran on November 20.

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Vigil held for Transgender Day of Remembrance
by James Whitely - SGN Staff Writer

On Saturday, November 20, about 125 people gathered for a candlelight vigil at Cal Anderson Park for the Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR), a day where Transgender people and Transgender allies alike gather to mourn and remember Transgender victims of violence who have died in the past y
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Retroviral drug may block HIV transmission
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A retroviral drug combo used to treat HIV infections may block transmission of the virus, a study released November 23 shows.

The study was conducted by the J. David Gladstone Institute at the University of California-San Francisco, and is published in the New England Journal of
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Gaydar.net: Exactly who is approving my profile?
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

It is no secret that many Gay men cruise online. As soon as the world went to the web, so did the Gays. I have a number of friends that have profiles on any number of hookup and online dating sites. One could even make the argument that some Gay men have left the bar scene for the cyber s
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Harvard president says ROTC welcome once Gay ban ends
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Harvard University's president on November 10 invited the U.S. military to restore the Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) at the college under one condition: that 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' (DADT), the ban on Gays serving openly, is lifted.

'A ROTC program, open to all,
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Southern Poverty Law Center: Gays main targets of hate crime
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Southern Poverty Law Center said on November 22 that 'Homosexuals are far more likely to be victims of a violent hate crime than any other minority group in the United States.'

Their finding is based on a new analysis of federal hate crime statistics published in SPLC's Winter 201
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Tea Party to GOProud: Thanks for the help, now fuck off!
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

In an ironic conclusion to a campaign season in which it cast itself as the 'Gay Tea Party,' Gay Republican group GOProud was publicly slapped down by leaders of the real Tea Party.

In a letter published on November 22, Tea Party Nation and 180 other Tea Party affiliated groups
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Charges finally dropped in Fort Worth bar raid
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

More than a year after Texas Alcoholic Beverages Commission agents and Fort Worth city police raided the Rainbow Lounge, charges have finally been dropped against two Gay men arrested in the raid.

Bar patrons Chad Gibson and George Armstrong were both injured in the raid. The Da
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Virgin America pilot marries Gay couple over Canadian airspace
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Passengers on a red-eye flight woke up to an announcement more exciting than the typical 'fasten your seatbelts' as they approached New York early November 11: Two men had gotten married onboard overnight when the captain briefly flew over Canada, where same-sex marriage is legal.
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International News
International News
by Rex Wockner - SGN Contributing Writer

U.N. dumps Gays
The United Nations General Assembly voted November 16 to remove a reference to sexual orientation from a resolution on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions.

The resolution urges member states to protect the right to life of all people and calls on them to investigate kill
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National News
National News
by Rex Wockner - SGN Contributing Writer

HHS mandates same-sex-partner hospital visitation
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced its final rule November 17 on ending discrimination against same-sex couples in hospital visitation policies.

The rule, which takes effect in January, directs any hospital receiving Medicare
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UNAIDS: AIDS epidemic ebbs, problems remain
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The number of new HIV infections is declining globally, but millions of people living with HIV/AIDS urgently need treatment if they are going to survive, according to a new report by UNAIDS.

UNAIDS - an agency of the United Nations and the World Bank based in Geneva - issues an
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Students across the country participate in Transgender Day of Remembrance
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) provided support for students and Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) student clubs across the country that participated in the 12th annual Transgender Day of Remembrance on November 19 to bring attention to bullying based on gender identi
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