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posted Friday, June 8, 2012 - Volume 40 Issue 23

Section One

Appeals court reaffirms strikedown of Prop 8
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has turned down a request from supporters of California's Proposition 8 to revisit their prior ruling that the measure is unconstitutional.

The June 5 decision leaves in place a February decision by a three-judge panel of the court, but allows Prop 8 supporters 90 days to appea
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240,000 signatures - R-74 on to Nov. ballot
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Opponents of same-sex marriage on Wednesday submitted more than 240,000 signatures, about twice as many as needed, to qualify Referendum 74 for the ballot in November.

Protect Marriage Washington had until Wednesday to gather at least 120,577 signatures to force a public
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Mormons build bridges at Utah Pride March
by Annalisa Millo - Special to the SGN

The Utah Pride Festival has seen more than 20,000 attendees each year for the past few years, and 2012 was no exception.

Our parade this year boasted Dustin Lance Black, Oscar-winning screenwriter for the 2008 film Milk, as grand marshal. There were close to 120 floats, up f
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Say it again: DOMA is unconstitutional
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A federal district judge in New York has ruled that DOMA is unconstitutional because there is no 'rational basis' to deprive Gay and Lesbian couples of the rights enjoyed by opposite-sex married couples.

Judge Barbara Jones ruled on June 6 that Edie Windsor had been deprived o
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Green River CC offers gender-neutral bathrooms
by James Whitely - SGN Staff Writer

This week, Green River Community College (GRCC), in Auburn, Washington, has designated many of its restrooms as 'gender-neutral.'

Although GRCC hasn't received any reports of students being harassed or feeling unwelcome in bathrooms, school officials say they made the chang
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Vatican bans nun's book on sexual ethics
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Only a month after launching a crackdown on U.S. nuns, the Vatican has condemned a book on sexual ethics by noted Catholic theologian Sister Margaret Farley.

Farley's 2005 book Just Love reveals a 'defective understanding of the objective nature of natural moral law' and is 'in
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Gay man takes first place in San Diego mayoral primary
by Rex Wockner - SGN Contributing Writer

An openly Gay conservative Republican, Carl DeMaio, captured first place in San Diego's mayoral primary election June 5.

DeMaio and the second-place finisher, progressive Democrat Bob Filner (currently a U.S. congressman), will advance to the November 6 runoff election.
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UW helps med students gain LGBT cultural competency
by James Whitely - SGN Staff Writer

For the past three months, UW TEST, an outreach HIV testing program, has been conducting free tests at Seattle Area Support Groups & Community Center (SASG, formerly Dunshee House) on Capitol Hill. The program is run by University of Washington medical students in collaboration with SASG an
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Maryland marriage law goes to Nov. repeal vote
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Opponents of Maryland's newly passed marriage equality law say they have more than twice the number of petition signatures needed to put the issue on the November ballot.

Under Maryland law, the Maryland Marriage Alliance, which is leading the drive to force a November referendu
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Minnesota shifts against marriage ban, new poll says
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A new PPP poll released June 5 shows public opinion in Minnesota shifting away from a proposed constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage.

The latest poll shows only 43% of voters supporting the amendment, with 49% opposed. A similar poll done in February found the pub
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Record number of anti-Gay murders reported in 2011
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs reported this week that more murders motivated by anti-Gay bias occurred last year than in any year since the national advocacy organization began collecting data in 1998.

In 2011, 30 fatally violent hate crimes were comm
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'Canadian cannibal' suspect caught after fleeing to Germany
by James Whitely - SGN Staff Writer

Luka Magnotta, a man who seemed to be chasing fame throughout much of his adult life, certainly found it last week.

An international manhunt commenced in search of the 29-year-old Canadian, after the dismembered body of his boyfriend, Lin Jun, 33, was discovered outside Magn
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International News
International News
by Scott Wittet - SGN Contributing Writer

AFRICANS REACT TO OBAMA'S MARRIAGE ENDORSEMENT
The Voice of America, a U.S. government media outlet, reports that President Barack Obama's public support for same-sex marriage has sparked criticism in sub-Saharan Africa, where Gay men and women continue to face discrimination, violence, and jail time in many
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Northwest News
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compiled by Rick McKinnon - SGN Staff Writer

2012 PRIDE EVENTS CALENDAR
See the SGN's 2012 Pride Events Calendar starting on page 10 for a comprehensive listing of Pride Events in the Seattle area, around Washington state, and information on Portland and Vancouver, BC Pride celebrations.

BORN THIS WAY KAFE FOR URBAN QUEER TEENS AT C
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Man denied HIV treatment because he is Gay, suit says
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A Gay man is suing a Catholic hospital in New Jersey for denying him necessary HIV medications because of his sexual orientation.

Joao Simoes says he was admitted to Trinitas Regional Medical Center in August 2011, but 'requests for his lifesaving medication were not honored'
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General Gayety: A 'Christian' sermon we'd like to hear
by Leslie Robinson - SGN Contributing Writer

'Tis the season of ministerial ravings. The world has heard Pastor Sean Harris urge parents to punch their effeminate sons, Pastor Charles Worley advocate putting Gays in concentration camps and Pastor Curtis Knapp suggest the government kill Gays.

What the world ha
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Jason Alexander shows what an apology looks like
by James Whitely - SGN Staff Writer

Last week, comedian Jason Alexander, best known for his role as George on the American sitcom Seinfeld, appeared on CBS-TV's The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, where he repeatedly joked about cricket being a 'Gay sport.' Alexander then proceeded to physically mimic cricket players in a
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Newly crowned Miss USA accepting of Transgender women
by Albert Rodriguez - SGN A&E Writer

In the good old days of beauty pageants, a contestant may have been asked during the interview portion about her stance on education or the importance of the space program. But times have changed.

On Sunday night, Olivia Culpo of Cranston, Rhode Island, answered one of the
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PORTRAITURE EXHIBIT @ TAM
Now showing at Tacoma Art Museum through June 10, Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture is the first major exhibit to address how gender identity and sexual orientation have shaped the creation of modern American portraiture. The exhibit includes more than 100 works spanning nearly 150 year
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GOP senators to women: No fairness for you!
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Senate Republicans successfully blocked the Paycheck Fairness Act in a procedural vote on June 5.

The bill was intended to help women workers who earn, on average, only 72 cents for every dollar earned by their male counterparts.

It would have authorized the f
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Cupcake lovers rejoice: the Gay is back
by James Whitely - SGN Staff Writer

A limited-edition cupcake from Cupcake Royale, 'The Gay,' is back for Pride Month 2012.

One dollar from each $4 cupcake sold goes to Washington United For Marriage, to keep marriage equality in the state this November.

Last year, Cupcake Royale donated proce
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