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posted Friday, September 28, 2012 - Volume 40 Issue 39

Section One

NOM money starts flowing to Washington
National anti-equality group donates $250k to state campaign

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Without fanfare, NOM money has started flowing to Washington opponents of marriage equality. The National Organization for Marriage contributed $250,000 to Preserve Marriage Washington on September 20, according to reports filed with the state Public
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End could be near for Prop 8
Appeal of Ninth Circuit strikedown omitted from Supreme Court docket by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Perry v. Hollingsworth, the case in which federal courts have ruled California's Prop 8 unconstitutional, is not on the list of cases the U.S. Supreme Court says it will take up this term. The court released the list shortl
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Intel cuts off Boy Scouts
Tech firm says no more cash until BSA's anti-Gay policy changes

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Intel Corporation announced September 23 that it would no longer contribute money to the Boy Scouts of America unless and until Gay scouts and scout leaders are welcomed by the organization.

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Two weekends, two rallies
As a crucial election nears, activists take to the streets for marriage equality

by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

It's getting down to the wire. In just two weeks Washingtonians will begin to receive their ballots in the mail. The 2012 general election will see voters decide if Obama can hold on
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'Talk to me'
Trevor Project expands IM service for youth suicide prevention

by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

This week, the Trevor Project announced the expansion of its instant messaging program, TrevorChat, to Saturdays, adding a new day of service each week. The Sept. 27 announcement coincided with Trevo
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Gerald Watterson: a life celebration
Come help us celebrate your memories of Gerald Watterson's life, on Thursday, October 11, at 2 p.m., at Madison Pub, 1315 E. Madison St., Seattle. more
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Michael Craig Henson (1982 - 2012)
Michael Craig Henson, beloved husband, son, brother, nephew, cousin, grandson, and friend, passed away suddenly on September 18, 2012.

He was born in Spokane on April 22, 1982, to Cheri Kubu. He was selflessly given to his devoted parents, Vern and Bette (Palmer) Henson, who raised him and his brother, Patrick, in and around Ol
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SGN Exclusive Interview: Jill Stein
2012 Green Party candidate for President

by James Whitely - SGN Staff Writer

Recently, SGN met up with Jill Stein, the Green Party's 2012 presidential candidate. Stein, who ran for governor of Massachusetts in 2002 (coincidently against Mitt Romney), told SGN she was 'the first gubernatorial candidate to
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Karl Rove hates Tammy Baldwin
Group led by 'Bush's brain' is going all-out against Lesbian candidate

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Karl Rove's Crossroads GPS is running $1.2 million worth of TV spots attacking Lesbian Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin in her U.S. Senate race.

Baldwin, now a Democratic member of Congress
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Hijacked by homophobes
Couple says anti-Gay group used their image in political campaign

by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

A New Jersey couple is suing a group that used their engagement photo in two anti-Gay campaign fliers in Colorado.

The Southern Poverty Law Center has announced it will file suit ag
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Marriage equality winning in Maryland
New poll gives Question 6 an eight-point lead

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A new poll released on September 26 shows Maryland's marriage equality law ahead by eight points, with 51% of respondents saying they will vote in support and only 43% planning to vote against it.

The poll by
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France moves toward marriage equality
Pope denounces new law, to be unveiled in October

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The French government has announced that it will debut its draft marriage equality law at a cabinet meeting on October 31. The law will fulfill a campaign pledge by President Francois Hollande to legalize same-sex marria
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International News
by Scott Wittet

BALLPLAYER SUSPENDED FOR HOMOPHOBIC SLUR
Yunel Escobar was suspended for three games last week by the Toronto Blue Jays for displaying a message in Spanish that can be interpreted as 'You are a faggot' during a game against the Boston Red Sox.

Pictures posted online showed the Blue Jays shortstop with the slightly ungrammati
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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 mail-in voter registration as well as CHANGES OF ADDRESS and other up
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Tom Daley reveals pictures from his 2013 calendar
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Tom Daley, an 18-year-old Olympic medalist who recently expressed interest in a film career, has released photos from an upcoming calendar in which he appears topless and soaked in water. The 2013 calendar is his first.

'The one on the front cover where I'm covered in wa
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Coaching for equality
How two men made a difference in a conservative town

by Dan Woog - SGN Contributing Writer

As a basketball coach for 30 years, Denny Smith seldom thought about LGBT issues. Being Gay wasn't right or wrong - it simply was not part of the Xs-and-Os world Smith (who calls his early coaching style 'authorit
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Logo bumps Paris Hilton documentary
Gay channel ignores her apologies for homophobic tirade

by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Some things you just can't take back. Taking a page out of 'Quentin Crisp's Guide to Making the Gays Disavow You,' Paris Hilton was secretly recorded on September 7 chatting with two friends in a cab, during whi
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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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How homophobic is the Twitterverse?
Monitor site counts more than a million uses of Gay slurs on Twitter

by Shaun Knittel - SGN Editor

NoHomophobes.com, a website calling itself a 'social mirror,' reported this week that it found 2.5 million uses of the word 'faggot' on Twitter since it started counting in early July.

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