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posted Friday, August 17 2012 - Volume 40 Issue 33

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Freedom to Marry adds $500k to Approve R-74 campaign
Total investment in state campaigns up to $3 million

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The national marriage equality advocacy group Freedom to Marry announced on August 13 that it would make up to $500,000 in matching funds available to Washington United for Marriage for the Approve Referendum 74 campaign.

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Paul Ryan hates you
Romney's VP pick is one of the worst homophobes in DC

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Representative Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), selected last week as Mitt Romney's vice presidential running mate, has one of the most anti-Gay voting records in Congress. To call it dismal would be charitable.

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Security guard shot at anti-Gay group's HQ
Suspect in Family Research Council shooting had volunteered at LGBT community center

by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

On August 15, police say, a man who had been a volunteer at an LGBT community center walked into the lobby of the Family Research Council (FRC), a political organization wi
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Machinists union endorses marriage equality
Boeing local also makes donation to Approve R-74 campaign

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The Boeing machinists' union - District 751 of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM 751) - has endorsed the Approve R-74 campaign. The union also put its money where its mouth is
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Marriage equality foes accused of illegalities
Seattle law firm says Preserve Marriage Washington and NOM are not making required disclosures by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

A Seattle law firm is accusing Preserve Marriage Washington and the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) of violating state law by not disclosing the source of their money and how it i
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A lion roars for equality
Neighbours bartender's 'Leo Party' boosts campaign to Approve R-74

by James Whitely - SGN Staff Writer

On Sunday, August 12, Joe Torres, longtime bartender at Neighbours Nightclub, threw his annual Leo Party. For nine years now, Torres has hosted the event at Neighbours to not just celebrate his birthday,
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Latest state primary results look good for LGBTs
Gay man wins Wisconsin vote, Florida to get first Gay legislator

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

In this week's primary elections, LGBT candidates have scored additional victories, including one in Wisconsin and four in Florida.

In Wisconsin, openly Gay Democratic State Rep. Mark Pocan won
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Openly Gay athletes triumph at Olympics
Nearly half the members of 'Team LGBT' win medals

by Scott Wittet - SGN Contributing Writer

Of the 23 openly Lesbian and Gay athletes at the 2012 Olympics - 20 women and three men - 10 of them won a medal, either solo or in a group, reports Gay Star News. This represents an impressive 43% success rate. more
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Fired Gay Eagle Scout draws massive online support
More than 70k sign petition demanding the BSA rehire Tim Griffin

by James Whitely - SGN Staff Writer

On Wednesday, August 15, Tim Griffin, a 22-year-old Gay former Eagle Scout, and Alex Hayes, former program director of Camp Winton in California's Eldorado National Forest, delivered more than 70,000 signa
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Equality foe Chris Christie to keynote Republican convention
Governor who vetoed same-sex marriage a favorite with party base

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Two days after announcing that anti-Gay Rep. Paul Ryan would be his vice-presidential running mate, Mitt Romney's campaign revealed that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie would deliver the keynote address at t
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Lesbian mom charges religious extremists with organized crime
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A Lesbian mother has filed a RICO lawsuit against a number of religious organizations and individuals who, she says, were involved in kidnapping her daughter and taking her to Nicaragua.

The RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations) Act provides for civil lawsuits
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First openly Gay flag officer promoted
Tammy Smith of the Army Reserve is now a one-star general

by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor
On August 10, the U.S. Army Reserve promoted Col. Tammy Smith, an out Lesbian, to the rank of Brigadier General - making her the first openly Gay flag officer in the U.S. military.

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AUSSIE PRIEST WANTS TO ELIMINATE 'GAY PANIC DEFENSE'
An Australian Catholic priest's online campaign to close a controversial legal loophole in the state of Queensland's criminal code has received a massive boost with nearly 160,000 people signing his petition - more than 100,000 in just the last week.
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Zimbabwe police raid LGBT rights group's headquarters
44 arrested after police storm GALZ meeting

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Zimbabwe police raided the headquarters of Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe (GALZ) on August 11, arresting 44 members of the group.

GALZ members had gathered at their offices in Harare, Zimbabwe's capital city, to lau
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