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posted Friday, December 2, 2011 - Volume 39 Issue 48

Section One

Case settled over Bisexual players at 2008 Gay Softball World Series
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

The National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR), K&L Gates LLP, and the North American Gay Amateur Athletic Alliance (NAGAAA) announced on November 28 that they have negotiated a settlement in a case brought against NAGAAA by three Bisexual softball players whose team was disqualified from competition following a protest hearing
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Danny Vega's unsolved murder grips communities
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

On November 15, around 7:30-8:00 p.m., Rainier Valley resident Danny Vega was walking in the 4200 block of South Othello street in Seattle. The 58-year-old man was assaulted and robbed by three black teenagers. Twelve days later, Vega died at Harborview Medical Center.

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Stronger together: Seattle observes World AIDS Day
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

On December 1, community members came together to observe World AIDS Day 2011 at Stronger Together: The Eighth Annual World AIDS Day Breakfast at the Seattle Convention Center.

The breakfast was presented by Multifaith Works, an organization that unites communities of com
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Barney Frank to retire in 2013
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

'I've always had a reputation for honesty,' Barney Frank says, 'not always for tact or tolerance.'

Long known for saying what was on his mind - and not in the most diplomatic way - Frank made his share of enemies in his 31 years in Congress.

Predictably, those ene
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TASTE of GSBA breaks fundraising totals
by Joshua Michael Rumley - SGN Contributing Writer

On November 19, the Greater Seattle Business Association (GSBA) held its annual fundraiser, the TASTE of GSBA Cinderella Ball: A Journey to Your Dreams, for its scholarship fund. The organization broke previous fundraising records by raising $366,000 for LGBT and allied studen
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Top Marine general says old fears about DADT repeal unfounded
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Once hailed as the face of opposition in the military to lifting the ban on Gays serving openly, Marine General James F. Amos has since changed his views. This week, Amos told the Associated Press that his concern over the repeal of DADT has proven unfounded, and that allowing Gays to ser
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President Obama's World AIDS Day address
Courtesy of the White House, Office of the Press Secretary It is an honor to be with you today and to follow President Kikwete and President Bush. To Bono and Alicia, to the ONE campaign, thank you for bringing us together. Because of your work, all across Africa there are children who are no longer starving, mothers who are no longer dying of more
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Only 28% of HIV-positive Americans have disease under control, CDC says
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Almost three out of four Americans with HIV do not have their infection under control, even though anti-HIV drugs have been available for more than 15 years, according to a study released November 29 by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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International News
International News
by Scott Wittet - Special to the SGN

Gay clergy row threatens mass resignations from Church of Scotland
The Church of Scotland anticipates mass resignations resulting from its decision to allow the ordination of Gay ministers. As many as 150 conservative and evangelical ministers are threatening to quit. The rebellion began after the Church of Scotland
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'OUR FAMILIES, OUR CHILDREN' - BEAUTIFUL 2012 CALENDAR FEATURES LGBTQ PARENTED FAMILIES FROM THE SEATTLE AREA
The Lesbian and Gay Child Care Task Force is excited to offer once again its beautiful calendar of LGBTQ parented families from the Seattle area. The task force has been pro-ducing the calendar for ten years with the mission of providing the visual reminder to
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Obama promises $50 million more for AIDS
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Speaking at a World AIDS Day (December 1) event at George Washington University, President Obama committed $50 million of new funding for HIV/AIDS clinics and drug assistance programs.

Obama also pledged to increase access to antiretrovirals in the hardest-hit countries by the end
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Russia's 'Don't Say Gay' law provokes international incident
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A new Russian law that would effectively forbid any public discussion of LGBT issues has provoked a diplomatic spat between Russia and the U.S. State Department.

The United Nations also got into the act, announcing that its Human Rights Committee would hold hearings on the law in Ju
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World Health Organization reports international AIDS funding decreases
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

At just the time when AIDS research has brought the world to the brink of new breakthroughs in treatment, funding to fight the disease is dwindling, a new report says.

A joint report by the World Health Organization (WHO), UNAIDS, and UNICEF shows that after years of considerable in
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Nigerian Senate passes draconian anti-Gay law
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The Nigerian Senate voted on November 29 to criminalize same-sex marriages and civil unions, with penalties of up to 14 years in jail for participants and 10 years for anyone who helps or witnesses such a marriage or union.

In addition, the bill also criminalizes Gay organizations
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General Gayety: Kiss and sell
by Leslie Robinson - SGN Contributing Writer

Diplomacy suddenly got a whole lot friendlier. Leaders of nations and leaders of faiths, instead of shaking hands, are kissing each other on the lips.

Global warming, indeed.

All this intimacy is courtesy of Benetton, the Italian clothing company, whose
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