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posted Friday, April 27, 2012 - Volume 40 Issue 17

Section One

North Carolina to vote on marriage amendment May 8
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

North Carolina voters will decide on May 8 whether to ban same-sex marriage, civil unions, domestic partnerships, and almost every other possible human relationship when they vote on a proposed constitutional amendment.

Amendment One, as the proposal is called, would add a new 'Section 6' to the North Carolina const
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EEOC rules Trans workers are protected by Title VII
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) ruled on April 24 that Title VII, the federal sex discrimination law, protects employees who are discriminated against because they are Transgender.

In its unprecedented decision, the EEOC concluded that 'intentional di
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Ohio Lesbian Cub Scout leader fired for being Gay, fights back
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

In March, the Boy Scouts of America removed den leader Jennifer Tyrrell, 32, from her position, telling her that because she is Lesbian, she 'did not meet the high standards' of conduct set by the Boy Scouts of America.

Tyrrell announced that her 7-year-old son Cruz would
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Five things you can do for marriage equality now
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Equal Rights Washington (ERW) officials say they aren't willing to wait until November 2012 to preserve marriage equality - and neither should you. There are things that we can all be doing right now that would help ensure that same-sex marriage foes are not successful in rolling back
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Earth Gay 2012
by James Whitely - SGN Staff Writer

OUT for Sustainability, the one-of-a-kind Seattle-based LGBT green organization, held its most successful Earth Gay ever on April 22. More than 300 people came out to volunteer for a trail restoration and trash pickup project on Lake Union.

This year's Earth Gay project, a c
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Space Needle workers demand job security
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Eight people were arrested in a sit-in outside the Space Needle's 50th anniversary celebration on April 21.

While the eight, who included Space Needle workers and union activists, blocked the Space Needle driveway, more than 100 supporters chanted 'U-N-I-T-E! We want job security!'
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Obama endorses federal anti-bullying laws on Day of Silence
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

President Obama used the occasion of the Day of Silence, April 20, to endorse the federal Student Non-Discrimination Act (SNDA) and the Safe Schools Improvement Act (SSIA).

'The president and his administration have taken many steps to address the issue of bullying. He is proud
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Marine charged in fellow Marine's death
Police say suspect used anti-Gay slur

by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Police in Washington, D.C., say one Marine stabbed another Marine, Philip Bushong, to death last week. The two men fought after the suspect used an anti-Gay slur to refer to the victim.

The alleged homicide occurred early on the morning of April 21 on Barracks Row, a
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Congressman asks Navy to name a ship after Harvey Milk
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Congressman Bob Filner (D-Calif.) has joined several prominent LGBT civil rights leaders from San Diego and across the country to call on the U.S. Navy to name 'the next appropriate ship after Harvey Milk.'

Late civil rights icon Milk was a Navy veteran who began his se
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Tony Perkins: Mike and Ike 'divorce' is 'sexualizing candy'
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Candy. That's right - Mike and Ike candies are the latest target of Family Research Council's Tony Perkins. This story was too ridiculous to pass up. Seattle Gay News just had to include it in this week's edition.

Zack Ford, a Gay writer for www.thinkprogress.org, sa
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The OutField: Texas A&M tackles diversity
by Dan Woog - SGN Contributing Writer

A school on the list of America's 10 least inclusive colleges for LGBT students would seem an unlikely host for a conference called 'Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in Sport.' But that's exactly what took place over two days earlier this month.

Some of the leading a
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Lutheran bishop opposes Minnesota marriage amendment
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The Lutheran bishop of St. Paul, Minnesota, has published a pastoral letter opposing that state's proposed constitutional amendment barring same-sex marriages.

In a 2,000-word letter, Bishop Peter Rogness told Minnesota Lutherans, 'I do not support this amendment that prohibit
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International News
by Scott Wittet - SGN Contributing Writer

NEW RESEARCH ON WOMEN WHO HAVE SEX WITH WOMEN IN AFRICA AND ASIA
There are not many scientifically rigorous studies focused on LGBTQ and women who have sex with women in Africa or Asia. Social scientists often claim that Lesbians are hard to find in those countries, and that there is no funding for such projects.
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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 themselves
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Group challenges tax-exempt status of Peoria Catholic bishop
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Americans United for Separation of Church and State has filed a complaint with the IRS, asking the agency to pull the tax-exempt status of the Roman Catholic diocese of Peoria, Illinois.

Bishop Daniel R. Jenky of Peoria said recently that President Obama was 'intent on followin
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Maryland Cardinal orders churches to read letter against marriage equality
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Cardinal Edwin O'Brien, formerly Roman Catholic Archbishop of Baltimore, has issued a letter to Maryland churches supporting the petition drive to repeal the state's marriage equality law.

Headed 'To be read at Masses the weekend of the petition drive,' the letter is signed by O
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Nuns stand firm, archbishop evasive
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Three groups of U.S. nuns charged by the Vatican with 'serious doctrinal problems' have spoken out, categorically denying they departed from Catholic teachings, while Seattle Archbishop J. Peter Sartain, the prelate charged with disciplining them, sounded a note of conciliation.

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General Gayety: A familiar issue needs to vent
by Leslie Robinson - SGN Contributing Writer

I'm Gay Marriage, and I'm mad.

Those alleged experts over at the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press - and what a stupidly long name that is - conducted a national survey to find out which issues matter most to voters, and I'm certain the pollsters were drunk
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California to test PrEP pill
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The state of California will test an HIV-prevention pill, researchers announced April 17.

The pill, which is already being used to treat HIV patients, will be prescribed to 700 Gay men, Bisexual men, and Transgender women in Los Angeles, San Diego, and Long Beach who are considere
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