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posted Friday, February 24, 2012 - Volume 40 Issue 08

Section One

Power = Pride Foundation's new Advocacy Fund
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Kris Hermanns, executive director of the Pride Foundation, says there is no doubt that we'll look back on 2012 as a significant turning point in the movement for full equality for the LGBT and Queer community.

'But how did we get here?' she asks.

Hermanns recently spoke with Seattle Gay News a
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YES, $6 million wedding Christie snubs Gregoire's letter, promises veto
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

One could argue that full marriage equality is priceless. And while that may be true in the emotional sense of the word, one could also argue that the price for same-sex couples to keep their right to marry in Washington state would start at a whopping $6 million - and we've only got e
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NEW PUBLIC POLICY POLL: Washington voters would support marriage equality
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A new poll says that Washington voters would support the state's new marriage law if it comes before them on the November ballot. Public Policy Polling released the poll on February 22.

'Voters say if there were a referendum on the new law legalizing same-sex marriage, they wo
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AIDS drug Tenofovir linked to kidney damage, new study says
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The antiretroviral drug tenofovir is associated with a significant risk of kidney damage and chronic kidney disease, according to a new study by researchers at the San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC) and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF).

Tenofovir is curr
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GSBA Business and Humanitarian Awards honor leadership, philanthropy
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

On February 16, the Greater Seattle Business Association (GSBA) honored Seattle-area businesses and individual leaders, and celebrated business performance and contributions to the community at the 31st annual GSBA Business and Humanitarian Awards Gala at the Seattle Marriott Waterfront.
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We shall be free
by Charlene Strong - Special to the SGN

Washington state is poised to become the seventh state in the nation to grant same-sex marriage rights to its citizens. Now that Governor Gregoire has signed the bill into law, those supporting its passage are preparing for a contentious battle by those opposed to it. Those claiming to be o
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'I will not defend same-sex marriage ban,' says Hawaii governor
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Hawaii governor Neil Abercrombie announced on February 12 that he will not defend his state's ban on same-sex marriages in federal court because he believes the law is unconstitutional.

'Under current law, a heterosexual couple can choose to enter into a marriage or a civil union.
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Prop 8 supporters appeal to full Ninth Circuit
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Supporters of California's Prop 8 - which took away marriage equality in that state - announced on February 21 that they will appeal a February 7 decision that the measure is unconstitutional.

A three-judge panel of the federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Prop 8 vi
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Maryland passes marriage equality bill, governor will sign it
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The Maryland Senate passed its marriage equality bill on February 23. The vote was 25-22.

The state's House of Delegates passed the measure on February 17 by a vote of 72 to 67.

Governor Martin O'Malley, who made the bill his number one legislative priority, has al
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GLAAD approves of Roland Martin's on-air apology
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Roland Martin, the CNN commentator who was suspended by the cable news outlet in early February for a series of homophobic tweets he sent out during the Super Bowl, is off the hot seat after the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) approved of his on-air February 19 apol
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Suicide of a pundit: MSNBC fires Pat Buchanan
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Paleoconservative pundit and former Nixon apparatchik Pat Buchanan was fired by MSNBC on February 16.

He had not appeared on an MSNBC program since October 2011, when his latest book, Suicide of a Superpower, appeared.

With chapters titled 'The End of White Ame
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One more time: DOMA is unconstitutional
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A federal district judge in San Francisco ruled on February 22 that DOMA is unconstitutional.

In his ruling, Judge Jeffrey White, a George W. Bush appointee, also dismissed the claims of BLAG - the so-called Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group - that the U.S. government had a comp
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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 themse
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Tunisian official sparks Facebook war over Gay rights
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Homophobic remarks by Tunisia's new Minister for Human Rights sparked an outburst of online protests in the North African country's first public debate on LGBT rights.

On February 4, minister Samir Dilou appeared on a popular TV talk show. The host, Samir el-Wafi, asked him ab
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Liberia's president won't sign anti-Gay bill
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has announced that she will not sign a proposed law to increase penalties for same-sex relations.

Liberia's senate is scheduled to consider the bill on February 23.

Liberian law currently treats Gay relationships as a fi
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Trial begins in case of Rutgers student who filmed Gay roommate
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

It was the suicide that caught the attention of a nation. A young man who jumped to his death because of bullying he endured in college. Tyler Clementi, 19, didn't know it at the time, but his death would serve as a call to action for anti-LGBT bullying to cease. And now, the criminal
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