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posted Friday, October 28, 2011 - Volume 39 Issue 43

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Purr 6th anniversary gala raises money for YSPP's OUTLoud
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

On October 19, Purr Cocktail Lounge celebrated its six-year anniversary - in style - as a popular LGBT bar on the Hill. Celebrating six years of support and 'a lifetime of friendship,' Purr's owner, Barbie Humphrey, decided to donate a percentage of the proceeds to the Youth Suicide Prevention Program (YSPP), Washington state
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'Whatever it takes, we're there for you.'
UFCW 21 ENDORSES MARRIAGE EQUALITY

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

On October 20, United Food and Commercial Workers Local 21, the state's largest private-sector union, endorsed marriage equality and promised its 'strong support' for the marriage equality bill expected to be introduced in the state legislature next year.

With 38,000 members and
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DADT is repealed, Gay veteran first to reenlist
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Lee Reinhart, 38, is about to join the military for a third time. Only now, with DADT out of the picture, he won't be forced to lie about his sexual orientation to serve his country. So, in all actuality, Reinhart, as a Gay man, is about to join the military - wholly - for the first tim
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Gay adoptions triple over last decade
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

A new study released this week by the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute shows that the number of same-sex individuals and couples who adopted children tripled over the past decade, in part because of eased state restrictions and more foster care options.

The report, a
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General Gayety: Certain Sapphic addictions - basketball and movies
by Leslie Robinson - SGN Contributing Writer

My partner and I are both going through withdrawal. It ain't pretty.

We're not addicted to drugs, alcohol, porn, sex, love, cigarettes, texting, or gambling. I'll bet you a case of gin we're not.

No, our addictions have a Lesbian flair. Anne is mad for
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Senator Scott White, 1970-2011
Courtesy of Bill Dubay

As many of you know, Senator Scott White was found dead in a hotel room on October 21. The cause of death has been determined to be a cardiac problem related to an undiagnosed enlarged heart.

Scott's passing is not only a loss to his family and the 46th legislative district, which he represented
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Defiant activists hold pride in Minsk, Belarus
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Twenty hardy LGBT activists staged a Pride march in Minsk, Belarus, in defiance of an official ban on Pride activities.

The activists marched about 40 meters, less than half a football field, along a busy street in a southeastern suburb of Belarus' capital city, on Saturday, October
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European Parliament repeats call for new anti-discrimination directive
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The European Parliament declared twice in one week that it wants to outlaw discrimination based on sexual orientation across the European Union.

On October 25, it adopted a resolution saying that 'Member States should, as a priority, agree and adopt as soon as possible the proposal
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ANSEL ADAMS' MANZANAR PHOTOS AT BAINBRIDGE MUSEUM
'Ansel Adams: A Portrait of Manzanar' at the Bainbridge Island Historical Museum (215 Ericksen Ave. NE, Bainbridge Island, WA) examines the internment-camp experience of West Coast Japanese-Americans during World War II. This new exhibit of photos from the Library of Congress includes some of Ansel Adams' images that have
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Danish government will push for full marriage equality in 2012
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The Danish government will introduce legislation to legalize same-sex marriage early in 2012.

Danish Church Minister Manu Sareen said on October 24 that same-sex couples will 'hopefully' be able to marry by next spring.

'I look forward to the moment the first homose
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LGBT rights at the center of controversy in Zimbabwe government
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

When Zimbabwe's Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai told BBC News that LGBT rights should be included in his country's new constitution, he touched off a controversy that may split the fragile coalition governing the African country.

Tsvangirai and President Robert Mugabe have divided
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Abraham Lincoln: A life in the closet?
by Mark Segal - Special to the SGN
Courtesy of the National Gay History Project

Abraham Lincoln (1809-65) may likely be the most studied and researched of all U.S. presidents. The first reference to him possibly being homosexual came from notable Lincoln expert Carl Sandburg in his 1926 biography, Abraham Lincoln: The War Y
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Benjamin Franklin: Writer, inventor, statesman, and friend to Gays
by Victoria A. Brownworth
Special to the SGN
Courtesy of the National Gay History Project

There is no more fascinating character among the Founding Fathers than Benjamin Franklin. An intellectual powerhouse credited with an extraordinary number of inventions and writings, he also was one of the three most pivotal pla
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CDC recommends HPV vaccine for boys
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The CDC has recommended that boys be vaccinated against HPV - human papillomavirus - a sexually transmitted virus that has been linked to cervical, anal, and throat cancers, and anal or genital warts.

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practice, which advises the CDC, voted una
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Botswana should legalize Gay sex, ex-president says
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Former Botswana President Festus Mogae says his country should legalize Gay sex and prostitution to combat HIV/AIDS.

Mogae now heads the African country's AIDS Council. He was president from 1998 until his resignation in 2008. That same year, he was awarded the Ibrahim Prize for
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