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posted Friday, November 18, 2011 - Volume 39 Issue 46

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The push - new coalition forms: Washington United for Marriage
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Washington United for Marriage, a broad coalition of Washington state organizations coming together in support of the freedom to marry for all, officially announced its formation and a new effort to make civil marriage for all Washingtonians a priority in 2012 at a November 14 press conference in Bellevue at the Highland Commun
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Tony Radovich honored for his work in HIV prevention
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Tony Radovich, a community activist who advocates for those living with HIV/AIDS and substance abuse issues, was honored with the Dr. Bob Wood Award for Excellence in HIV Prevention November 15 at a reception in the HIV/AIDS Program Offices.

'Tony has been active in HIV pre
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California Supremes say Prop 8 supporters may defend it in court
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The California Supreme Court ruled on November 17 that supporters of Prop 8 - which reversed equal marriage rights for same-sex couples - have standing to defend the measure's constitutionality in court.

The federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals had asked the state court to set
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GSAs in high school benefit health, education of LGBT young adults
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

New research has found that LGBT youth who attend middle or high schools with Gay-Straight Alliances (GSAs) have better mental health as young adults, are less likely to drop out of high school, and are more likely to attend college.

Published in the current issue of Appl
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Seattle Parks supports, reaches out to LGBTQ teens
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Seattle Parks and Recreation officials say they recognized the need for more LGBTQ-friendly teen activities over the past year and began offering LGBTQ-specific teen programs.

The kickoff event, the 'Celebrating Our Diversity' social, took place last December at Yesler Com
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MCC Seattle supports LGBT community center
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

There's been a lot of talk about the idea of an LGBT community or civic center at the SoundTransit Broadway Light Rail Station site. Community leaders such as the Greater Seattle Business Association's Louise Chernin have come forward to advocate for such a place. Now others are saying that
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Lesbian publisher Barbara Grier dies
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Lesbian publisher Barbara Grier died of lung cancer on November 11, according to her partner Donna McBride. Grier was 78.

Grier and McBride founded Naiad Press in 1973 with a $2000 loan and built it into a million dollar publishing powerhouse.

By the time the business
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Child sexual abuse a concern for everyone, especially LGBT parents
by David Webb - Courtesy of The Rare Reporter

Most people would probably agree there is no resource that a society cherishes more than its children, so it is hard to fathom how sexual predators manage with such apparent ease to carry out horrendous, undetected assaults on children practically under the noses of their families an
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BORN THIS WAY KAFE FOR URBAN QUEER TEENS AT CAL ANDERSON PARK
On Fridays, 5-9 p.m., at Cal Anderson Shelterhouse (1635 11th Ave., one block north of E. Pine St.), Seattle Parks & Recreation hosts Born This Way Kafe, a welcoming place where LGBTQ youth, friends and allies (ages 13-19) can gather, be themselves, and have fun. Meets every Friday. For more information and t
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Trans woman wins disability coverage for facial feminization surgery
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (TLDEF) announced on November 16 that it has settled a claim on behalf of a Transgender woman who had been denied short-term disability benefits for facial feminization surgery.

Lina Kok, a 47 year-old North Carolina woman, had the su
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Montana DP case goes to state Supreme Court
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The ACLU of Montana filed an appeal in the case of Donaldson and Guggenheim v. State of Montana on November 14.

The case involves six committed same-sex couples who sued the state of Montana for failing to offer legal recognition to same-sex relationships in violation of the Mon
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Pope hates Benetton ad
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The Vatican announced on November 17 that it would sue Benetton Clothing Company over an ad that shows Pope Benedict XVI kissing Sheikh Ahmed el-Tayeb, grand imam of al-Azhar Mosque in Cairo.

The ad is one of a series of Photoshopped images showing world leaders kissing each oth
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Rally for Transgender rights in Bangladesh
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Human rights activists and public officials joined together in Dhaka, Bangladesh, to support the rights of the country's hijras.

While the Urdu word 'hijra' has no precise equivalent in English, it often refers to an individual born male but identifying and living as a woman, mor
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Who are the 1%?
by Janice Van Cleve - Special to the SGN

If the Occupy Wall Street movement has accomplished anything so far, it is to underscore the huge income disparity in this country and indeed around the world. Framing the message as a simple, direct contrast between the 1% and the 99% is clever, compelling, and really catching on.
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Egyptian LGBT activists to occupy Tahrir Square on January 1
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The Global Voices website reports that a Facebook page has been set up calling on LGBT Egyptians to occupy Tahrir Square on January 1.

Global Voices is a collective project of more than 500 bloggers and translators who publish online reports from around the world, 'with emphasis
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Hep C now more deadly than HIV
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Chronic hepatitis C (HCV) infections are now associated with more deaths than HIV, according to new data presented by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on November 8.

The new findings were announced at the 62nd annual meeting of the American Association f
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