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posted Friday, March 23, 2012 - Volume 40 Issue 12

Section One

SGN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Kris Hermanns, Pride Foundation's new executive director
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Since 1985, the Pride Foundation has been a staple in Seattle's LGBT philanthropic community. As an organization that strives to inspire a culture of generosity, their influence is far-reaching, as they not only service Washington, but as far north as Alaska and as far east as Montana. The Pride Foundation envisions a world
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Seattle LGBT Commission apologizes for snubbing Israeli leaders
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Last week, the City of Seattle LGBT Commission won both praise and criticism for canceling a March 16 reception for a delegation of Gay Israeli leaders, citing Israel's treatment of Palestinians. The snub caught the attention of national media resulting in a firestorm of negative press
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SGN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Jay Inslee, Democratic candidate for governor
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Seattle Gay News last talked with Democratic candidate for governor Jay Inslee in July 2011, only a day after he announced his support for marriage equality. A lot has happened since then.

At the time, no one knew for certain that a marriage bill would be introduced in the legis
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New Hampshire legislature keeps marriage equality
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

New Hampshire's House of Representatives has decisively defeated an attempt to repeal the state's marriage equality law.

Although Republicans control the legislature, the March 21 vote was almost two-to-one in favor of equality, with only 116 voting for repeal and 211 voting
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Nicaraguan police raid Gay resort, arrest Americans
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Police raided the Gay resort Joluva Hotel in Granada, Nicaragua, earlier this month, arresting the owners and at least one U.S. citizen. Details of the raid are still in dispute.

According to a Seattle Gay News informant, who asked not to be identified by name, perhaps 30 peopl
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Remembering Cal Anderson
Cal Anderson was a trailblazer. He was an activist, a decorated Vietnam War combat veteran, a Washington state senator, and a friend. He was also Washington state's first openly Gay legislator.

Cal fought tirelessly and without fanfare for campaign finance reform, easier voter registration, open access to government documents, an
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Marriage not a human right, European court says
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

In a blow to marriage equality in Europe, the European Court of Human Rights ruled on March 20 that marriage is not a human right, at least not for same-sex couples.

'The European Convention on Human Rights does not require member states' governments to grant same-sex couples acc
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Jimmy Carter endorses marriage equality
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Former president Jimmy Carter endorsed marriage equality in a March 20 interview with the Huffington Post.

Carter has been on tour promoting his new Bible study book, NIV Lessons From Life Bible: Personal Reflections with Jimmy Carter.

One of the issues that cam
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Maryland will vote for marriage equality, governor says
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley says he is confident that voters will approve the state's new marriage equality law if it reaches the ballot in November.

O'Malley spoke to some 400 Catholics at the New Ways Ministry's Seventh National Symposium of Catholicism and Homosexual
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Six months later, DADT repeal a non-issue
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

The U.S. military officially reversed its policy on Gays serving openly in the service six months ago. Leading up to the historic moment, right-wing politicians (particularly U.S. Navy veteran and Arizona Republican Senator John McCain) played the role of doomsayer - if DADT were repea
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Pope to visit Cuba, Cubans not sure they want him
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Pope Benedict XVI's visit to Cuba, scheduled to begin March 26, is already controversial.

Anti-government activists were stunned when Cuban Cardinal Jaime Ortega called police to arrest 13 non-violent protestors occupying Havana's Our Lady of Charity church to draw international
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Christian groups can't discriminate, Supreme Court says
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to consider a request by Christian groups at San Diego State University to allow them to limit membership based on religious beliefs.

The March 20 announcement means that a previous federal appeals court ruling in Alpha Delta Chi-Delta Chapter
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International News
International News
by Scott Wittet - SGN Contributing Writer

INDIAN COURT REVIEWS CRIMINALIZATION OF 2.5 MILLION GAY MEN
The Supreme Court of Delhi, India, is reviewing arguments for and against re-criminalizing Gay sex. Anti-Gay laws were decriminalized in New Delhi in 2009 (though not in the rest of India).

Anti-Gay and religious groups demanded that th
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compiled by Rick McKinnon - SGN Staff Writer

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 thems
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Jury finds spying in Rutgers dorm was a hate crime
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Dharun Ravi, a former Rutgers University student, was convicted on March 16 on all 15 charges he had faced for using a webcam to spy on his roommate, 19 year-old Tyler Clementi, having sex with another man. Many believe that Ravi's actions were the cause of Clementi's 2010 suicide. more
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Dr. J: The marriage effect
by Dr. Joanne Stekler - Special to the SGN

Joanne Stekler, M.D., MPH, is deputy director of community services for the HIV/STD Program at Public Health - Seattle & King County. She is also an internal medicine and infectious disease physician at Harborview Medical Center, and assistant professor of medicine and epidemiolo
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Chaz Bono to lead Miami Beach Gay Pride
Courtesy of Miami Beach Gay Pride

LGBTQ rights activist, author, lecturer, and Transgender issues advocate Chaz Bono will headline the Fourth Annual Miami Beach Gay Pride Parade as Grand Marshal, announced Babak Movahedi, president of the Pride board of directors.

The Miami Beach Gay Pride Parade kicks of at no
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Looking for change in the Deep South
by David Webb - Courtesy of The Rare Reporter

A recent visit to the Deep South showed me just how much people and places can change - or not - as we grow older.

I first drove into Montgomery in 1992 when I moved there from Dallas to start work for the Southern Poverty Law Center, a civil rights group headed
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General Gayety: The sensitivity games
by Leslie Robinson - SGN Contributing Writer

The Olympic Games are a huge undertaking for any country that hosts them. So many things can go wrong, from terrorist attacks to ticket snafus. Organizers of this summer's London games are determined not to fail in one particular area: sensitivity.

The water polo p
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