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'It's time.' Governor Gregoire endorses marriage equality for Washington
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Washington to get $3.5 million for HIV prevention from CDC
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2012 Pride Parade theme announced
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Remembering the men behind Lawrence v. Texas
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Wallingford's Changes bar battles neighbor over noise complaints
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Heartwarming messages of love from parents, family, and friends of LGBT people
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LGBT activists react to Iowa Republican caucuses
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New Jamaican prime minister supports LGBT rights
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Brits honor Alan Turing with commemorative stamp
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Pakistani Trans activist runs for office
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L.A. AIDS activists collect signatures to get condom measure on ballot
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British researchers report progress on hepatitis C vaccine
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Kenya forced to recall 1 million HIV test kits
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Governor Chris Gregoire's Marriage Equality Speech
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Students Jeer Santorum on New Hampshire Blitz
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Kristy McNichol: I'm a Lesbian
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News Analysis: Marriage Gets Significant Play As GOP Candidates Debate in New Hampshire
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Former Intern Says Gay Flier Was Campaign Lit
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Gayest Cities in America, 2012
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Crowd Chants 'Bigot' at Rick Santorum at Final NH Campaign Stop:
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Gay Miss Cali Contestant Booty Shopping ... at the Pageant (VIDEO)
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Illinois legislators meeting on marriage equality
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'It's time.' Governor Gregoire endorses marriage equality for Washington
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

In a spirited and impassioned speech, Governor Chris Gregoire publicly supported legalizing same-sex marriage in Washington state. Although she previously supported efforts to expand the state's current law on domestic partner rights for LGBT couples, Wednesday, January 4, was the first time she came out in support of full
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Washington to get $3.5 million for HIV prevention from CDC
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Washington state's Department of Health will get almost $3.5 million from the CDC for 'high-impact HIV prevention.'

The CDC announced a total of $339 million in new funding, covering the first year of a five-year funding cycle, on January 4.

The awards represent a
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2012 Pride Parade theme announced
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

On January 5, Seattle Out and Proud (SO&P) announced 'The Many Faces of Pride' as the 2012 Seattle Pride Parade theme.

'This year, as you revel and participate in the 2012 Seattle Pride Parade, look to your left, then to your right. Look behind you, ahead of you, across t
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Remembering the men behind Lawrence v. Texas
by David Webb - Courtesy of The Rare Reporter

Deceased Houston residents John Lawrence and Tyron Garner couldn't possibly have realized 13 years ago that one of the most mortifying events of their lives would wind up changing the course of history for a society of people.

The two Gay men, who arguably were the unl more
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Wallingford's Changes bar battles neighbor over noise complaints
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

The popular Wallingford neighborhood Gay bar, Changes (often referred to as the 'Gay Cheers'), has come under attack for noise complaints, prompting the bar staff to create a petition to defend the business against the continued barrage of SPD visits where officers ask them to keep it
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Heartwarming messages of love from parents, family, and friends of LGBT people
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

In searching for a way to give back to the LGBT community, Patrick Wallace and Michael Volpatt created aNoteToMyKid.com, a grassroots movement that gives everyone - parents, family, and friends - the opportunity to express unconditional love for the LGBT people in their lives.

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LGBT activists react to Iowa Republican caucuses
Joe Solmonese, president of the Human Rights Campaign:
'These men who have pledged to amend the constitution to ban marriage for Gay couples, keep the failed 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' policy, and oppose basic workplace protections for LGBT people, are not fit to lead. Their showings in Iowa last night only further draw a distinction
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New Jamaican prime minister supports LGBT rights
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Jamaica has the unenviable reputation of being the anti-Gay bastion of the Caribbean.

That may change if its new prime minster, Portia Simpson-Miller, has her way.

Simpson-Miller - know as Sister P to her supporters - was elected in a landslide in elections on Decem
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Brits honor Alan Turing with commemorative stamp
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Gay mathematician Alan Turing will be honored with a commemorative stamp to be issued in February, the British government announced January 2.

This year marks the centenary of his birth.

Turing played a key role in the team that cracked the German Enigma code during
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Pakistani Trans activist runs for office
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Pakistani Trans activist Shahana Abbas Shani announced on December 30 that she will run as a independent candidate for the Punjab provincial assembly, the equivalent of a state legislative seat in the U.S.

Shani is president of the so-called 'She-male [hijra] Association.'
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L.A. AIDS activists collect signatures to get condom measure on ballot
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

AIDS activists in Los Angeles began circulating petitions on January 3 for a county-wide initiative that would require porn performers to wear condoms during filming.

To qualify the measure for the November 2012 election, supporters need to gather more than 200,000 signatures by
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British researchers report progress on hepatitis C vaccine
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Researchers at Oxford University announced that they have seen 'promising results' from early clinical testing of an experimental hepatitis C vaccine.

In an article in the journal Science Translational Medicine, the researchers said they had tried a new approach to a vaccine.
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Kenya forced to recall 1 million HIV test kits
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Kenyan health officials have announced that they are recalling 1 million HIV test kits because they are not accurate.

Dr. Shahnaz Sharif, Kenya's director of Public Health and Sanitation, said on December 29 that the World Health Organization (WHO) had alerted Kenyan officials tha
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Governor Chris Gregoire's Marriage Equality Speech
Governor Christine Gregoire gave the following speech on January 4, 2012, in Olympia, Washington.

Today I stand before you as governor of the state of Washington. And as a wife, a mother, a student of the law, and as a Washingtonian with a lifelong commitment to equality and freedom.

Today, I'm announcing my
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Students Jeer Santorum on New Hampshire Blitz
By MICHAEL D. SHEAR

CONCORD, N.H. - As Rick Santorum sprinted Thursday through New Hampshire, a state with fewer social conservatives than Iowa, his views on social issues like same-sex marriage were quickly challenged.

A midday event in front of a gathering of college students here turned into a testy exchange
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Kristy McNichol: I'm a Lesbian
Kristy McNichol, best known for her roles on Family and Empty Nest, has come out of the closet 20 years after leaving acting because she is tired of seeing kids bullied about their sexuality, People reports:

Kristy McNichol, 49, who has lived with her partner Martie Allen, also 49, for the past two decades, decided to make a sta
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News Analysis: Marriage Gets Significant Play As GOP Candidates Debate in New Hampshire
Posted by Chris Geidner

Tonight, the remaining Republican would-be presidential candidates met for one of two debates before the Jan. 10 primary election in New Hampshire -- but a short constitutional law primer is necessary to understand what was really going on when the candidates were asked about contraception, marriage
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Former Intern Says Gay Flier Was Campaign Lit
Posted by Chris Geidner

Tonight, the remaining Republican would-be presidential candidates met for one of two debates before the Jan. 10 primary election in New Hampshire -- but a short constitutional law primer is necessary to understand what was really going on when the candidates were asked about contraception, marriage
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Gayest Cities in America, 2012
Posted by Chris Geidner

Tonight, the remaining Republican would-be presidential candidates met for one of two debates before the Jan. 10 primary election in New Hampshire -- but a short constitutional law primer is necessary to understand what was really going on when the candidates were asked about contraception, marriage
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Posted by Chris Geidner

Tonight, the remaining Republican would-be presidential candidates met for one of two debates before the Jan. 10 primary election in New Hampshire -- but a short constitutional law primer is necessary to understand what was really going on when the candidates were asked about contraception, marriage
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Crowd Chants 'Bigot' at Rick Santorum at Final NH Campaign Stop:
Posted by Chris Geidner

Tonight, the remaining Republican would-be presidential candidates met for one of two debates before the Jan. 10 primary election in New Hampshire -- but a short constitutional law primer is necessary to understand what was really going on when the candidates were asked about contraception, marriage
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Gay Miss Cali Contestant Booty Shopping ... at the Pageant (VIDEO)
Posted by Chris Geidner

Tonight, the remaining Republican would-be presidential candidates met for one of two debates before the Jan. 10 primary election in New Hampshire -- but a short constitutional law primer is necessary to understand what was really going on when the candidates were asked about contraception, marriage
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Illinois legislators meeting on marriage equality
Posted by Chris Geidner

Tonight, the remaining Republican would-be presidential candidates met for one of two debates before the Jan. 10 primary election in New Hampshire -- but a short constitutional law primer is necessary to understand what was really going on when the candidates were asked about contraception, marriage
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Posted by Chris Geidner

Tonight, the remaining Republican would-be presidential candidates met for one of two debates before the Jan. 10 primary election in New Hampshire -- but a short constitutional law primer is necessary to understand what was really going on when the candidates were asked about contraception, marriage
more
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Posted by Chris Geidner

Tonight, the remaining Republican would-be presidential candidates met for one of two debates before the Jan. 10 primary election in New Hampshire -- but a short constitutional law primer is necessary to understand what was really going on when the candidates were asked about contraception, marriage
more
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Posted by Chris Geidner

Tonight, the remaining Republican would-be presidential candidates met for one of two debates before the Jan. 10 primary election in New Hampshire -- but a short constitutional law primer is necessary to understand what was really going on when the candidates were asked about contraception, marriage
more
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Posted by Chris Geidner

Tonight, the remaining Republican would-be presidential candidates met for one of two debates before the Jan. 10 primary election in New Hampshire -- but a short constitutional law primer is necessary to understand what was really going on when the candidates were asked about contraception, marriage
more
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Posted by Chris Geidner

Tonight, the remaining Republican would-be presidential candidates met for one of two debates before the Jan. 10 primary election in New Hampshire -- but a short constitutional law primer is necessary to understand what was really going on when the candidates were asked about contraception, marriage
more
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Posted by Chris Geidner

Tonight, the remaining Republican would-be presidential candidates met for one of two debates before the Jan. 10 primary election in New Hampshire -- but a short constitutional law primer is necessary to understand what was really going on when the candidates were asked about contraception, marriage
more
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Posted by Chris Geidner

Tonight, the remaining Republican would-be presidential candidates met for one of two debates before the Jan. 10 primary election in New Hampshire -- but a short constitutional law primer is necessary to understand what was really going on when the candidates were asked about contraception, marriage
more
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Posted by Chris Geidner

Tonight, the remaining Republican would-be presidential candidates met for one of two debates before the Jan. 10 primary election in New Hampshire -- but a short constitutional law primer is necessary to understand what was really going on when the candidates were asked about contraception, marriage
more
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Posted by Chris Geidner

Tonight, the remaining Republican would-be presidential candidates met for one of two debates before the Jan. 10 primary election in New Hampshire -- but a short constitutional law primer is necessary to understand what was really going on when the candidates were asked about contraception, marriage
more
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Posted by Chris Geidner

Tonight, the remaining Republican would-be presidential candidates met for one of two debates before the Jan. 10 primary election in New Hampshire -- but a short constitutional law primer is necessary to understand what was really going on when the candidates were asked about contraception, marriage
more
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Posted by Chris Geidner

Tonight, the remaining Republican would-be presidential candidates met for one of two debates before the Jan. 10 primary election in New Hampshire -- but a short constitutional law primer is necessary to understand what was really going on when the candidates were asked about contraception, marriage
more
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Posted by Chris Geidner

Tonight, the remaining Republican would-be presidential candidates met for one of two debates before the Jan. 10 primary election in New Hampshire -- but a short constitutional law primer is necessary to understand what was really going on when the candidates were asked about contraception, marriage
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