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Democrats will add marriage equality to platform, Barney Frank says
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$2.5m for marriage equality
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Gore Vidal
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Democrats introduce Cure for AIDS Act
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Community raises $2,000 in response to Kalina's death
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SGN Exclusive Interview: Sally Clark
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Under the spell of crystal meth?
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In Memoriam: The Rev. Sue Stackhouse (1947-2012)
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Marriage is good business - and good for business
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Marriage equality has lead in new Maryland poll
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Republicans play politics with DOMA lawsuits
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Once again, DOMA is ruled unconstitutional
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Prop 8 supporters ask Supreme Court to hear appeal
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Dems press Homeland Security on LGBT immigration policy
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Federal court tosses challenge to Hate Crimes Act
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General Gayety: It's that time...
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BREAKING NEWS
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Researchers see hopeful signs for AIDS cure at DC conference
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Vietnam to hold first ever LGBT pride festival and cycle parade in Hanoi, Aug 3-5
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Iowa GOP chairman calls for ouster of another Supreme Court justice
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Federal judge rules against Hawaii gay marriage
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Madonna Announces Pro-LGBT Pink Wristband Demonstration at St. Petersburg Concert
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Democrats will add marriage equality to platform, Barney Frank says
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The Democratic Party platform drafting committee will recommend adding a marriage equality plank, Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) told the Washington Blade this week.

The committee is a smaller panel of the full Platform Committee, charged with writing the party platform to be formally adopted at the Democratic National C
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$2.5m for marriage equality
Amazon.com founder & wife pony up big bucks to Approve R-74

by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

On July 27, the billionaire founder of Amazon.com, Jeff Bezos, along with his wife, MacKenzie Bezos, delivered a $2.5 million donation to Washington United for Marriage, the campaign for marriage equality i
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Gore Vidal
by James Whitely - SGN Staff Writer

Gore Vidal, the internationally renowned American author, essayist, playwright, screenwriter, and political activist whose career spanned more than 60 years, has died. One of the first American mainstream public figures to write unapologetically about homosexuality, he passed away July 31 at
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Democrats introduce Cure for AIDS Act
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Two Democratic members of Congress have introduced a bill to fund research and development for an AIDS cure.

Representatives Jim Himes (D-Conn.) and Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) announced the Cure for AIDS Act (HR 6187) on July 31. Lee is co-chair of the Congressional HIV/AIDS Caucu more
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Community raises $2,000 in response to Kalina's death
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

On July 29, at The Grill on Broadway, members of the community gathered for 'Mimosas With Mama,' hosted by Mama Tits, to celebrate the life of fallen Capitol Hill icon Scott Kalina. The event raised $2,000 for Seattle Counseling Service (SCS), an LGBT-specific mental health and addicti
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SGN Exclusive Interview: Sally Clark
Seattle City Council president reports back from Kennedy School

by James Whitely - SGN Staff Writer

Sally J. Clark, a member of the Seattle City Council since 2006 and its current president, recently attended the Senior Executives in State and Local Government program at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy
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Under the spell of crystal meth?
Where to go for help in Seattle
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Crystal Meth is alive and well in the Seattle Gay community. It is a drug associated with everything from crime to the spread of HIV. If you are a Gay man in Seattle chances are you have either used meth before, know someone who is, or have,
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In Memoriam: The Rev. Sue Stackhouse (1947-2012)
The Rev. Sue Anne Stackhouse passed away July 24, 2012, after a two-year battle with cancer. Her life partner, the Rev. Anne Hulse, was nearby.



Sue was born February 6, 1947, in Red Cloud, Nebraska. She graduated with honors from Fort Hays State University, where she majored in speech pathology and psychology. She work
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Marriage is good business - and good for business
Seattle's 'Gay Chamber' touts marriage equality's economic boost

by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Same-sex marriage became legal in New York a little over one year ago. Since then, New York City alone has benefited from the law to the tune of $259 million, according to Bloomberg News. This figure in
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Marriage equality has lead in new Maryland poll
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A new Hart Research poll released August 2 shows Maryland's marriage equality law with a 14-point lead among likely voters. Like Washington's new marriage law, Maryland's will be up for approval on the November ballot.

Of the 504 likely voters surveyed by Hart, 54% said they w
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Republicans play politics with DOMA lawsuits
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The U.S. Supreme Court has granted a request by House Republican leaders for an extension on their deadline to respond to two requests that the high court review the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).

Republicans, who took up the task of defending DOMA in
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Once again, DOMA is ruled unconstitutional
Bush-appointed judge is the latest to say law fails crucial legal tests by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A federal district judge in Connecticut ruled on July 31 that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) violates the Fifth Amendment's equal protection clause and fails both the 'heightened scrutiny' and 'rational basi
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Prop 8 supporters ask Supreme Court to hear appeal
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Supporters of Prop 8, the ballot initiative that wiped out equal marriage rights in California, have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear the case.

In a filing on July 31, they asked the high court to determine '[w]hether the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment
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Dems press Homeland Security on LGBT immigration policy
Agency asked to stop separating same-sex couples

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and 83 other Congressional Democrats sent a letter this week to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano, asking her to commit in writing to protecting
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Federal court tosses challenge to Hate Crimes Act
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The Sixth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has declined to hear a challenge to the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act brought by three Michigan clergymen who alleged the law was meant to 'eradicate religious beliefs opposing the homosexual agenda.'

In a
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General Gayety: It's that time...
by Leslie Robinson - SGN Contributing Writer

I went on vacation expecting to visit old friends, see my brother get married, and bake in the sun. I did all that - and watched my partner devour every lobster in three New England states.

But even more than that happened. Near the end of the two weeks, as Anne and
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The 'Gay Crusaders' at 40
Landmark 1972 book an invaluable guide to the early movement

by Jesse Monteagudo - Special to the SGN

The year 1972 was to Lesbian and Gay books what 1969 was to Lesbian and Gay politics. Many important 'Gay 101' books were published in 1972. These were not scientific studies by heterosexual academics,
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BREAKING NEWS!

Researchers see hopeful signs for AIDS cure at DC conference
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Two studies announced at the International AIDS Conference in Washington, D.C., have opened new possibilities in the search for a cure for HIV/AIDS.

On July 25, scientists said they had used a drug normally prescribed for cancer to flush out dormant HIV from trial patients' wh
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Vietnam to hold first ever LGBT pride festival and cycle parade in Hanoi, Aug 3-5
by Sylvia Tan

Following an announcement that Vietnam's Justice Ministry is looking into legalising same-sex marriage, the country will see its first LGBT pride festival and "Cycle with Pride" parade on Sunday morning.

Last month, the countrys Justice Ministry announced that a special consultation about same-se
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Iowa GOP chairman calls for ouster of another Supreme Court justice
by Jennifer Jacobs The Republican Party of Iowas chairman is pushing for the ouster of one of the authors of a court decision that legalized same-sex marriage in Iowa. Gay marriage instantly became a political hot button in Iowa after the ruling three years ago, but there has been little urgency behind the issue this year. Chairman more
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Federal judge rules against Hawaii gay marriage
By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER
Associated Press

HONOLULU - A federal judge ruled Wednesday against two Hawaii women who want to get married instead of enter into a civil union, handing a victory to opponents of gay marriage in a state that's been at the forefront of the issue.

U.S. District Court Judge Alan
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Madonna Announces Pro-LGBT Pink Wristband Demonstration at St. Petersburg Concert
By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER
Associated Press

HONOLULU - A federal judge ruled Wednesday against two Hawaii women who want to get married instead of enter into a civil union, handing a victory to opponents of gay marriage in a state that's been at the forefront of the issue.

U.S. District Court Judge Alan
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By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER
Associated Press

HONOLULU - A federal judge ruled Wednesday against two Hawaii women who want to get married instead of enter into a civil union, handing a victory to opponents of gay marriage in a state that's been at the forefront of the issue.

U.S. District Court Judge Alan
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By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER
Associated Press

HONOLULU - A federal judge ruled Wednesday against two Hawaii women who want to get married instead of enter into a civil union, handing a victory to opponents of gay marriage in a state that's been at the forefront of the issue.

U.S. District Court Judge Alan
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By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER
Associated Press

HONOLULU - A federal judge ruled Wednesday against two Hawaii women who want to get married instead of enter into a civil union, handing a victory to opponents of gay marriage in a state that's been at the forefront of the issue.

U.S. District Court Judge Alan
more
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By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER
Associated Press

HONOLULU - A federal judge ruled Wednesday against two Hawaii women who want to get married instead of enter into a civil union, handing a victory to opponents of gay marriage in a state that's been at the forefront of the issue.

U.S. District Court Judge Alan
more
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By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER
Associated Press

HONOLULU - A federal judge ruled Wednesday against two Hawaii women who want to get married instead of enter into a civil union, handing a victory to opponents of gay marriage in a state that's been at the forefront of the issue.

U.S. District Court Judge Alan
more
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By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER
Associated Press

HONOLULU - A federal judge ruled Wednesday against two Hawaii women who want to get married instead of enter into a civil union, handing a victory to opponents of gay marriage in a state that's been at the forefront of the issue.

U.S. District Court Judge Alan
more
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By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER
Associated Press

HONOLULU - A federal judge ruled Wednesday against two Hawaii women who want to get married instead of enter into a civil union, handing a victory to opponents of gay marriage in a state that's been at the forefront of the issue.

U.S. District Court Judge Alan
more
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By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER
Associated Press

HONOLULU - A federal judge ruled Wednesday against two Hawaii women who want to get married instead of enter into a civil union, handing a victory to opponents of gay marriage in a state that's been at the forefront of the issue.

U.S. District Court Judge Alan
more
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By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER
Associated Press

HONOLULU - A federal judge ruled Wednesday against two Hawaii women who want to get married instead of enter into a civil union, handing a victory to opponents of gay marriage in a state that's been at the forefront of the issue.

U.S. District Court Judge Alan
more
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By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER
Associated Press

HONOLULU - A federal judge ruled Wednesday against two Hawaii women who want to get married instead of enter into a civil union, handing a victory to opponents of gay marriage in a state that's been at the forefront of the issue.

U.S. District Court Judge Alan
more
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By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER
Associated Press

HONOLULU - A federal judge ruled Wednesday against two Hawaii women who want to get married instead of enter into a civil union, handing a victory to opponents of gay marriage in a state that's been at the forefront of the issue.

U.S. District Court Judge Alan
more
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By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER
Associated Press

HONOLULU - A federal judge ruled Wednesday against two Hawaii women who want to get married instead of enter into a civil union, handing a victory to opponents of gay marriage in a state that's been at the forefront of the issue.

U.S. District Court Judge Alan
more
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By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER
Associated Press

HONOLULU - A federal judge ruled Wednesday against two Hawaii women who want to get married instead of enter into a civil union, handing a victory to opponents of gay marriage in a state that's been at the forefront of the issue.

U.S. District Court Judge Alan
more
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By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER
Associated Press

HONOLULU - A federal judge ruled Wednesday against two Hawaii women who want to get married instead of enter into a civil union, handing a victory to opponents of gay marriage in a state that's been at the forefront of the issue.

U.S. District Court Judge Alan
more
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By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER
Associated Press

HONOLULU - A federal judge ruled Wednesday against two Hawaii women who want to get married instead of enter into a civil union, handing a victory to opponents of gay marriage in a state that's been at the forefront of the issue.

U.S. District Court Judge Alan
more
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By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER
Associated Press

HONOLULU - A federal judge ruled Wednesday against two Hawaii women who want to get married instead of enter into a civil union, handing a victory to opponents of gay marriage in a state that's been at the forefront of the issue.

U.S. District Court Judge Alan
more
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By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER
Associated Press

HONOLULU - A federal judge ruled Wednesday against two Hawaii women who want to get married instead of enter into a civil union, handing a victory to opponents of gay marriage in a state that's been at the forefront of the issue.

U.S. District Court Judge Alan
more
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