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posted Friday, September 21, 2012 - Volume 40 Issue 38

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A banner day for pro-LGBT fundraising
Supporters give more than $1m to Inslee and Approve R-74 campaigns

by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

September 15 marked a milestone for LGBTQ and allied Seattleites. Over $1 million was raised that day, between the Jay Inslee for Governor luncheon featuring former U.S. President Bill Clinton and the annual Human Rights Campaign (HRC)
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Renters' rights and Referendum 74
Hang that Approve R-74 sign in your window, no matter what your landlord says

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Campaign season always brings up the question of whether tenants can legally hang political signs in their windows, especially in neighborhoods like Capitol Hill where so many of the residents are
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DADT repeal: one year later
Repeal of ban on LGBT service has been an unmitigated success

by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

On September 20, 2011, the U.S. military's ban on open service by Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Americans officially ended. 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' had finally died. On its way to the grave it took with i
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Cheryl Chow honored by city
Former Seattle councilmember recently came out as a Lesbian

by James Whitely - SGN Staff Writer

Last Monday was 'Cheryl Chow Day' in the city of Seattle. On September 17, the former Seattle City Councilmember was honored by the city for her decades of public service. Chow came out as Lesbian last mont
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The marriage equality money battle
R-74 opponents have yet to spend big, but this could change very soon

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Opponents of marriage equality in this state should have much more money than they do. What conclusion you draw from that fact will color your view of how the campaign is going.

At the
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One soldier a day
Lawmakers call for unspent military suicide prevention funds to be utilized

by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Democratic Congressmen Jim McDermott of Washington and Leonard Boswell of Iowa this week urged leaders of the U.S. House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee to work with them in getting the P
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Michael Castorini
Lukas 'Michael' Castorini (formerly Michael Lee Reinninger) passed away on August 14, 2012, in Federal Way, Washington, after a long illness. He was 49.

Originally from San Diego, Michael moved to Seattle in 1985. His friends say Michael was a handsome, friendly, outgoing, and vivacious person with soaring ideas, who loved to tal
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White House welcomes young Northwest activists
Four from region attend policy meeting with top administration officials

by James Whitely - SGN Staff Writer

Earlier this week, the Pride Foundation sent four young Pacific Northwest LGBTQ leaders to the White House for a policy roundtable discussion and reception. Seattle was represented by Kyle RapiƱa
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Neck-and-neck in the 1st District
Polls show homophobe John Koster in a virtual tie with Suzan DelBene

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Republican John Koster is in a statistical dead heat with Democrat Suzan DelBene in the race for an open seat in the First Congressional District, north of Seattle.

According to a KING-TV
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Lesbian candidate leads in WI Senate race
New poll gives Tammy Baldwin a nine-point edge over her Republican rival

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A new Marquette University Law School poll released September 19 shows openly Lesbian Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin with a nine-point lead over former Wisconsin governor Tommy Thompson in their race
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Marriage equality bill fails in Australia
Bill killed by opposition from prime minister, rival party

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Australia's House of Representatives has overwhelmingly rejected a marriage equality bill. The September 19 vote was 98-42.

Although a July opinion poll conducted by the Australian House showed t
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'In the Life' calls it quits
Broadcast TV's first and only LGBT news program's final episode to air in December

by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

After 20 years in production, the end is near for In the Life, the venerable LGBT newsmagazine aired mainly on PBS stations. The show's producer, In The Life Media (ITLM), announced t
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We're still puffing ourselves to death
CDC survey shows tobacco use higher among LGBT adults than in general population

by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

A U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) analysis of data from the 2009-10 National Adult Tobacco Survey, published in the American Journal of Public Health, showed that
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Trans rights are human rights
D.C. launches anti-discrimination campaign with gender-variant focus

by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

On September 13, Washington, D.C., Mayor Vincent Gray and other city officials unveiled the country's first publicly funded campaign to combat anti-Transgender discrimination.

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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.

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Ask Michael: What does Gay really mean?
Going beyond 'sexual orientation' to embrace a deeper truth

by Michael Raitt - SGN Contributing Writer

Do you remember 'Uncle Frank' and his good friend/roommate, 'Uncle Bill'? Or 'Aunt Sue' and her friend, 'Aunt Barbara'? They lived together for years and it was tacitly understood that their relationship
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New amfAR grants announced
Research consortium hopes to accelerate the search for an AIDS cure

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The American Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR) announced three new research grants on September 14. The grants are part of amfAR's two-year-old Research Consortium on HIV Eradication (ARCHE).
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The Gay Raider's final zap
A report from the 2012 Democratic National Convention

by Mark Segal - Special to the SGN

Get this: A majority of the speakers at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte last week spoke in some way about LGBT equality. You read that right. From small-town mayors all the way to the president of th
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Freedom to marry
The moral and spiritual arc of inclusion

by Robert V. Taylor - Special to the SGN

I came to the U.S.A. in search of freedom and in admiration of a country whose foreign policy in 1980 was viewed through the lens of advancing human rights. When voters in Washington state Approve Referendum 74 this November
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