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posted Friday, August 31 2012 - Volume 40 Issue 35

Section One

The story of Bryan and Zoe
How Big Brothers Big Sisters of Puget Sound's LGBT Initiative makes a difference

by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

In the July 20 edition of Seattle Gay News, Associate Editor Shaun Knittel told readers about the launch of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Puget Sound's LGBT Initiative. This week, Knittel interviewed a 'Big,' Bryan Corbett,
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NOM's hired guns come to town
Frank Schubert and Chris Plante are veteran anti-Gay campaigners

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Like gunslingers riding into town in a 1950s Western, NOM operatives Frank Schubert and Chris Plante have arrived in Washington to run the campaign against marriage equality.

Schubert will b
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Swimming for our lives
Seattle's Orca swim team - 30 years of LGBT community spirit

by James Whitely - SGN Staff Writer

Earlier this month, Seattle's very own LGBT swim team, the Orcas, participated in 'Swim for Life,' a fundraiser for the National Bone Marrow Registry. SGN spoke with Orca Swim Team Co-Captain Ryan Robertson and
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New Zealand votes 80-40 for marriage
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

New Zealand's parliament voted 80-40 to support a new marriage equality law in a preliminary vote August 29. It was the first of three votes the bill must pass before it becomes law.

If the law ultimately passes, New Zealand will be the 12th country to adopt equal marriage ri
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Three Dollar Bill Cinema wins Mayor's Arts Award
by James Whitely - SGN Staff Writer

On August 30, Three Dollar Bill Cinema (TDB) invited its members and supporters to join the staff of the LGBT arts organization at St. John's Bar & Eatery on Capitol Hill to celebrate TDB's 2012 Mayors Arts Award. TDB is one of ten winners of the annual award.

'It's wonderfu
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Julie Marko (1965-2012)
Seattle resident Julia Ann Marko (Jules) passed away on August 17, 2012 in Seattle. She was born March 14, 1965 to Janet and Robert Stanley Sr. in Nulato, Alaska. Julie had a son, Daniel Edward Marko. After living in Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and Arizona, Julie moved to Seattle in 2002. Julie was preceded in death by several family members and more
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No bundling allowed says state commission
Yakima's Catholic bishop may not take up special collection for marriage equality foes

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Plans by the Roman Catholic Bishop of Yakima to take up a special collection for Preserve Marriage Washington - the group fighting marriage equality - are not legal, the state Public Disclo
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Statement by Catholics for Marriage Equality Washington on the PDC decision
Catholics for Marriage Equality Washington, the statewide group of church-going Catholics who support the state's marriage law and are working to Approve Referendum 74 this fall, today hailed the decision by the Public Disclosure Commission, which said Bishop Tyson's calls for donations to marriage opponents amounted to 'bundling,' which is not al more
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Transgender couple weds in King County
And yes, it's official and completely legal

by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

On August 25, at King County District Court in Shoreline, the Tippayapaisal-Emongart marriage took place in front of a crowd of 30 friends and family. The wedding was not unlike any other that takes place every day across
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Project NEON lights up substance abuse issues
Seattle activists report back from Gay Men's Health Summit

by James Whitely - SGN Staff Writer

On Monday, August 27, Project NEON (Needle Exchange and Sex Education Outreach Network), a harm-reduction program for Gay and Bisexual male users of crystal methamphetamine, presented its monthly health worksho
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Fashion fabulous in October
Seattle designer J. Von Stratton's fall preview benefits Washington Women in Need

by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

On October 11, Seattle-based fashion and costume designer Jamie Von Stratton brings her visionary whimsy to the Triple Door mainstage for a one-night-only fashion charity and entertai
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Totally FOB
22nd annual Lesbian soccer fest on tap this weekend

by James Whitely - SGN Staff Writer

The annual Lesbian soccer mayhem known as the Festival of the Babes (FOB) kicks off Friday, August 31, and lasts through Sunday at Seattle's Maple Wood Playfield (4801 Corson Ave. S.). It is one of several such events
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REGISTER TO VOTE
Register to vote at myvote.wa.gov. Mail-in voter registration forms can also be obtained in person at city and county public libraries and county election offices around the state. For more information on the 2012 election, visit www.vote.wa.gov.

The deadline for online and ma
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BookMarks
by Richard Labonte - SGN Contributing Writer

THE TRUTH IS BAD ENOUGH: WHAT BECAME OF THE HAPPY HUSTLER?
BY MICHAEL KEARNS
(CreateSpace, 294 pp)


First he was a precocious boy, acting in and directing plays - and reveling in sex with older men - before he finished high school. Then he was a se
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Cardinal Dolan works both sides of the street
'American Pope' will pray at Republican, Democratic conventions

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

New York's Roman Catholic Cardinal Timothy Dolan, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and sometimes not-so-jokingly called 'the American pope,' is treading a fine line in this election year. <
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A voice for equality in Tampa
Republican mayor runs pro-equality TV ad during GOP convention

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The Republican mayor of San Diego aired a TV spot for equal marriage rights during the Republican National Convention in Tampa this week.

In the ad, which will not be shown in the Seattle market,
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Are we out enough?
How a Facebook status update raised hard questions about my marriage

by Abby Dees - SGN Contributing Writer

During a lazy day last weekend, my partner, Traci, and I were Google surfing in bed, one laptop between us. Every once in a while, Traci would switch windows, check Facebook, and then return to ou
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