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posted Friday, July 15, 2011 - Volume 39 Issue 28

Section One

HIV30 art installation unveiled on Broadway
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

On July 14, the HIV30 group displayed a collaborative art installation on the Sound Transit 'Red Wall' along Broadway on Capitol Hill. Organizers are working together to create a three-part art installation that both reflects and commemorates our unique individual and community experiences in regard to the epidemic that changed
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New PrEP study done by UW - Good news, researchers say
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A new study by the UW's International Clinical Research Center shows that a daily dose of anti-retroviral medications can help HIV-negative people remain free of HIV infection, researchers said on July 13.

The study, called the Partners PrEP Trial, is the largest to date to inve
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DOJ seeks emergency stay from 9th Circuit Court
Baffling stay will temporarily keep DADT alive

by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

On July 11, a federal appeals court - the same one that called for the immediate halt of DADT - issued an order requiring the U.S. government to state whether it will continue to defend the constitutionality of the policy in court.

In response, on July 14, the Department o
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'Right now, we are at a tipping point'
SGN talks with Rod Hearne, ERW's new executive director

by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Rod Hearne, newly appointed executive director for Equal Rights Washington (ERW), the state's key LGBT equality organization, says his first week as the group's new head has been 'amazing.'

Late last week, Hearne was named executive director of ERW while Josh Friedes, the
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Flag will fly proud, like the many GLBT folks behind it
by Kathleen Merryman - Courtesy of The News Tribune

The rainbow flag will, for the first time, fly over Tacoma City Hall.

It was raised at 4 p.m. on Thursday and will stay up through July 16 to help mark Pride Every Day in Tacoma, 10 days honoring the courage and contributions of the LGBTQ community.

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Man can sue for HIV misdiagnosis, D.C. court says
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A District of Columbia man can sue the clinic that mistakenly told him he is HIV-positive, the D.C. Court of Appeals said on July 5.

Terry Hedgepeth spent almost five years thinking he was HIV-positive after an erroneous diagnosis at the Whitman-Walker Health Clinic.

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Global survey of MSM shows widespread lack of access to HIV services
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

A new global survey of more than 5,000 men who have sex with men (MSM) has shown that less than half of them around the world have easy access to lifesaving HIV prevention and treatment services, according to the Global Forum on MSM and HIV (MSMGF).

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$10,000 donated by Hall to the It Gets Better Project
Cupcake Royale owner Jody Hall, Pride Foundation scholarship recipient Andrew Nichols, sex columnist and It Gets Better Project co-creator Dan Savage, and It Gets Better Project co-creator Terry Miller pose with a check for $10,000 donated by Hall to the It Gets Better Project on July 14. During the month of June, a portion of the proceeds from Th more
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Illinois Governor terminates contracts with Catholic charities, says they must obey civil unions law
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn blames Roman Catholic authorities for his administration's decision to cancel its contracts with Catholic charities and social service agencies.

'They made a choice,' said Quinn, himself a Catholic. 'They have a law in Illinois. It's the civil unions la
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Antibiotic-resistant strain of gonorrhea found in Japan
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Scientists have discovered a new super-gonorrhea strain in Japan, raising concern among health officials worldwide.

The new strain, called H041, is resistant to the only antibiotics that treat the common sexually transmitted disease.

'An era of untreatable gonorrhea m
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Lambda Legal asks Supremes to hear Louisiana adoption case
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Lambda Legal has filed a petition asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear the case of a same-sex couple seeking an accurate birth certificate for their adopted son.

The petition asking for a writ of certiorari - a legal notice that the U.S. Supreme Court will review the case - was f
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Gov. Jerry Brown signs California LGBT teaching bill
by Rex Wockner - SGN Contributing Writer

In a U.S. first, Gov. Jerry Brown on July 14 signed into law a bill that requires California public schools to teach about LGBT people's contributions to the economic, political, and social development of California and the U.S.

The new law also prohibits classroom instru
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International News
International News
by Rex Wockner - SGN Contributing Writer

Indian health minister: Gay sex is 'totally unnatural'
Gay sex is 'totally unnatural,' Indian Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said July 4.

Speaking in the Hindi language at a national HIV/AIDS conference, Azad said: 'Unfortunately, in the world and in our country also, this disease has come w
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Northwest News
Northwest News
SEATTLE PUBLIC LIBRARY SEEKS VOLUNTEER GARDENERS
The Seattle Public Library is seeking volunteers to help maintain attractive grounds at 12 neighborhood branches this summer and fall. Volunteers will weed gardens, rake leaves and pick up litter. Work parties will be scheduled June through October - on Tuesdays and Thursdays, between 9 a.m. and noon. For more information, c
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National News
National News
by Rex Wockner - SGN Contributing Writer

Justice Dept. files groundbreaking pro-Gay brief
The Obama administration broke new ground July 1 in a legal brief filed in the case of a San Francisco federal-court employee, Karen Golinski, who has been trying to put her wife on her work health-care plan.

The expansive brief from the Justice D
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First openly Gay member of West Point Board of Visitors
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Sue Fulton, a founding board member of OutServe, the association of actively serving LGBT military personnel, was appointed to the U.S. Military Academy Board of Visitors on July 5.

Fulton, who graduated in 1980 with the first West Point class to include women, is the first
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Feds issue update on National AIDS Strategy
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

One year after President Obama announced a comprehensive National AIDS Strategy, the federal government issued an implantation update documenting 'key first-year achievements.'

The report, issued by the Office of National AIDS Policy attached to the White House, was released July
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