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posted Friday, September 16, 2011 - Volume 39 Issue 37

Section One

DADT repealed: A great day in LGBT history
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

No longer will the nation be denied the service of thousands of patriotic LGBT Americans because of their sexual orientation.

On September 20, the U.S. military's ban on openly Gay service, known as 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' (DADT), will end. The nation's estimated 65,000 active duty and reserve LGB troops will no lo
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Orange Cab to discipline driver for anti-Gay remarks
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Seattle's Orange Cab Company says it will discipline a driver who was involved in a verbal altercation with four Gay passengers on September 11.

Justin Hill, one of the men involved, told SGN that he, two roommates, and the boyfriend of one of his roommates were traveling from W
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Green glow-in-the-dark cats used in AIDS research
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Although it sounds like the plot of a bad sci-fi novel, the journal Nature Methods reports that green glow-in-the-dark cats may mark a new frontier in AIDS research.

According to the journal article, what were ordinary house cats have been genetically modified in two important w
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Seattle City Council passes Paid Sick Days Ordinance
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The Seattle City Council approved a new ordinance on September 12 requiring most employers to provide paid sick leave to their workers.

The vote was 8-1, with only Council President Richard Conlin voting No.

Cheers and applause from the standing-room-only crowd in
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Arthur Evans, activist and writer, dead at 69
Prepared by Arthur Evans

Arthur Evans, long-time San Francisco community activist and writer, died quickly from a massive heart attack in his Haight-Ashbury home early in the morning on September 11.

Diagnosed with an extraordinarily large aortic aneurysm in October of 2010, and not expected to live more than a few
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Victory Fund endorses Marko Liias campaign
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

State Rep. Marko Liias has won a Victory Fund endorsement for his bid to succeed Jay Inslee as congressman for the 1st District.

Inslee is vacating his congressional seat and running for governor in 2012.

Liias, now a member of the state House of Representatives, an
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Seattle activist Charlene Strong to embark on national tour
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Charlene Strong, a human rights commissioner for the state of Washington and co-editor of The Seattle Lesbian, is scheduled to embark on a collegiate tour across the country on September 28, to discuss hospitalization and end-of-life decision rights, marriage equality, coming out, the Def
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Charles Bigham, 1927-2011
Charles Bigham (Chuck) passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 6, 2011, after a valiant fight with cancer. He was born on August 24, 1927, in Michigan. Chuck is predeceased by his sister, brother, parents, and his partner, Billy Webb.

Chuck moved to Seattle in 1967 from Michigan. Over the years, he touched many lives and work
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Pope accused of crimes against humanity
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Pope Benedict XVI was accused of crimes against humanity in a complaint filed with the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague on September 13.

The 80-page complaint was filed by two U.S. advocacy groups, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR), and the Survivors Networ
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Courage Campaign asks Californians to 'rejoin the movement'
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

The Fair, Accurate, Inclusive, and Respectful (FAIR) Education Act, a common-sense law that requires schools to integrate factual information about social movements, current events, and the history of people of color, people with disabilities, and LGBT people into existing social studies
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White House, NAACP condemn N.C. anti-Gay marriage amendment
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The White House has strongly condemned an amendment to North Carolina's state constitution banning same-sex marriage.

The measure passed the North Carolina House of Representatives on September 12, and passed the Senate the next day.

Less than 24 hours later, White Ho
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Gay man back in race for president of Ireland
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Gay Irish Senator David Norris will re-enter the race for president of Ireland, according to the website IrishCentral.

If elected, he will be Ireland's first openly Gay president.

Norris withdrew from the race on August 2, after it was revealed he had written a lett
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SEATTLE LEATHER DADDY & DADDY'S BOY 2011 WINTER COAT SALE
On Saturday and Sunday, September 17 and 18, from noon-4 p.m., at R Place (619 E. Pine St.) join Seattle Leather Daddy and Daddy's boy 2011 for a winter coat sale of unclaimed coats collected from local bars' coat checks. Proceeds from the sale will benefit the Chicken Soup Brigade, Lifelong AIDS Alliance's food pr
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New NCAA inclusion policy benefits Transgender student athletes
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) announced September 12 that it has approved a policy that clarifies opportunities for Transgender student athletes to participate on college athletic teams in accordance with their gender identity.

The NCAA - which gover
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