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posted Friday, August 26, 2011 - Volume 39 Issue 34

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Murder of Iowa teen will be investigated as a hate crime
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The murder of a young Waterloo, Iowa, man is being investigated as a hate crime, according to police.

Police sources also say that the FBI has offered its assistance in the investigation.

Marcellus Andrews, 19, was repeatedly punched and kicked in front of a friend's house on the morning of August 19. A
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Dance tax could close popular Seattle bars, clubs, and live venues
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

The Washington State Department of Revenue (DOR) says it's not new, but several nightclub owners in Ballard, Capitol Hill, and Fremont say the 1993 law (WAC 458-20-183) that puts a 9.5% sales tax on amusement, recreation, and physical fitness activities - as well as 'charges made for pr
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HIV30 group replaces vandalized & censored Capitol Hill art project
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

On August 23, representatives from HIV30: Take Action Seattle gathered with a representative from Sound Transit at the Broadway Red Wall to remove a damaged banner that had been installed, and then vandalized, to replace it with a new version.

The original banner - phase
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What comes after 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'?
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

The repeal of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' (DADT) is a big step forward for Gay rights. But an Israeli researcher warns that repeal alone won't lead to a more tolerant environment for Gay and Bisexual men and women in the military.

As the U.S. military prepares for the repeal
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Kennewick School Board torpedoes GSAs - An editorial by a former Kennewick student
by Joshua Michael Rumley - SGN Contributing Writer

A few months ago, I was elated to find out that the school board in Kennewick - my hometown - granted equal access to Gay-Straight Alliances in their high schools. I applauded them, as did numerous students, parents, and school officials, for making a progressive step forward
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Jack Layton, Canadian politician and ally of LGBT community, dies
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Jack Layton, the leader of Canada's New Democratic Party and a long-time ally of his country's LGBT community, died on August 22.

Only 61 at the time of his death, Layton announced in 2010 that he had been diagnosed with prostate cancer. Nevertheless, he led his party in a whirlwi
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Emerald City MCC Seattle celebrates anniversary
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

On August 28, Emerald City Metropolitan Community Church (MCC) Seattle will celebrate its 39th anniversary as the first church founded by and for LGBT persons in Seattle and the Pacific Northwest. A celebration worship service is scheduled for 11 a.m. in the Chapel of University Temple
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The Gay agenda will see you now
by Mike Morford - Courtesy of the San Francisco Chronicle

So, how about it? Has it all come clear? Has the true horror been made absolutely and irrefutably real? Because know this for certain: there is no going back.

Behold, beautiful and confused children of Earth: The smoke has cleared, the glitter bomb has sett
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Immigration judge grants motion to close deportation case
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

On August 22, the government publicly announced it had dropped the deportation proceedings that threatened to tear apart Alex Benshimol and Douglas Gentry - a married, Gay, binational couple in California - marking the second time in which Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has ag
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Seattle sports teams make 'It Gets Better' video
by Joshua Michael Rumley - SGN Contributing Writer

In a united show of support for the LGBT community, the four major league sports teams in Seattle - the Seattle Seahawks, the Sounders FC, the Seattle Storm, and the Mariners - came together to produce their own It Gets Better video.

The It Gets Better Project was
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The OutField: The G(Force) is with lacrosse
by Dan Woog - SGN Contributing Writer

For years, ice hockey and lacrosse have been stereotyped as two of the sports least welcoming to Gay men. They're contact sports, played by insular groups: Canadians (hockey) and prep schoolers (lacrosse). Yes, stereotypes cut both ways.

For nearly a decade, GForce Sports has
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Uganda's Cabinet drops 'Kill the Gays' bill
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Uganda's Cabinet decided on August 17 to drop the country's notorious 'Kill the Gays' bill, but the measure's sponsor, David Bahati, says it will go forward anyway.

According to the Daily Monitor, Uganda's largest independent newspaper, the Ugandan Cabinet decided to drop the pr
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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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Indonesian police separate Lesbian couple
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Islamic police in the Indonesian province of Aceh have forcibly separated a Lesbian couple and have threatened to behead them, BBC News reports on August 25.

Aceh is at the northwestern tip of the Indonesian island of Sumatra. It is allowed to have an autonomous administration
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Acts of God shut down pope's anti-Gay sermon
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

An anti-Gay sermon by Pope Benedict XVI was interrupted by a windstorm and torrential rains on August 20 at a Spanish air force base near Madrid.

The wind was so intense that it shook the stage, blew off Benedict's zucchetto - the trademark white skullcap worn by popes - and knock
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Stuck in 19th century, GOP candidates debate evolution
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Charles Darwin published his classic study of evolution, On the Origin of Species, in 1859.

The last time evolution was seriously questioned in this country was the Scopes Monkey Trial of 1925.

Nevertheless, the last 150 years of scientific research is up for grabs -
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