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posted Friday, October 5, 2012 - Volume 40 Issue 40

Section One

California bans 'ex-Gay' therapy
Religious groups sue after Gov. Brown signs historic bill

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

California has become the first state to ban so-called reparative or 'ex-Gay' therapy. Gov. Jerry Brown signed the measure September 29, a month after it passed the Legislature and less than 24 hours before his deadline to either sign or veto it.
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Equality foes grow desperate as election approaches
'We are being outgunned,' NOM leader says in conference call

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

In a remarkable October 3 conference call taped and posted online by Good As You blogger Jeremy Hooper, the leaders of the four current anti-marriage-equality campaigns spoke candidly about their shortcomings.
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R-74 is first project
SOSea launch party draws diverse crowd, unveils new campaign ads

by James Whitely - SGN Staff Writer

On October 1, Social Outreach Seattle (SOSea), a Seattle-based LGBTQA coalition, threw its official launch party at The Grill on Broadway. SOSea officials answered questions about the organization, signe
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Meet the real Scott Brown
Why LGBTs should care about the U.S. Senate race in Massachusetts

by D'Anne Witkowski - SGN Contributing Writer

There are a few things you should know about U.S. Senator Scott Brown. First, he's a Republican. Second, he currently represents Massachusetts in Washington, D.C., after replacing Sen. Ted Kenne
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Seattle Times goes off the rails
City's only remaining daily endorses anti-Gay bigot for Congress

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

In an editorial published October 3 that can only be described as bizarre, the Seattle Times endorsed longtime anti-Gay bigot John Koster in his race to fill the open seat in the First Congressional Distri
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NOM loses appeal on donor disclosure
Supreme Court still mum on marriage cases

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

In an October 1 announcement, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear NOM's appeal of a lower court ruling that the group must disclose its donor list. The announcement was included in a document released by the court after its Oct
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R-74 opponents urged to disinvite Santorum
Former senator to fundraise for anti-equality campaign

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The Approve R-74 campaign for marriage equality is calling on its opponents to withdraw an invitation to former U.S. senator and Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum.

Santorum is scheduled t
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Bringing the noise
Cap Hill activists protest student loan debt - loudly

by James Whitely - SGN Staff Writer

If you live on the Hill, there's a good chance you've heard the clanging of pots, the banging of drums, and the blowing of horns more than a few times in the past several months. In fact, if it seems like it's happenin
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Igualdad, sí!
Latinos support same-sex marriage rights, new poll confirms

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Six out of ten U.S. Latinos support marriage equality, according to a new national poll.

The NBC Latino/IBOPE Zogby survey asked 400 Latinos nationwide, 'Do you agree or disagree with same-sex cou
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Marriage equality takes big lead in Maine
New poll shows 57% support for restoring rights repealed in 2009

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A new poll released October 1 shows Maine's marriage equality referendum leading by 21 points.

Fifty-seven percent of respondents in the Critical Insights poll said they would vote Yes on the i
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England begins free HIV treatments for all
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Beginning October 1, all HIV patients in England will receive free treatment, regardless of their citizenship or immigration status.

New rules adopted by Britain's National Health Service (NHS) in February and taking effect this month open free HIV treatments even to undocumente
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A champion for equality
Orlando Cruz comes out as the first openly Gay pro boxer

by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Orlando Cruz, a professional boxer and former Olympian from San Juan, Puerto Rico (18-2-1, 9 KOs), currently ranked the world's No. 4 featherweight contender by the World Boxing Organization (WBO), announced Oc
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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 ungrammatica
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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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NFL warming to LGBT cause
While no active players have yet come out, allies are emerging

by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Lately, the National Football League has made headlines for more than game stats and Super Bowl commercials. More and more players have come out in support of LGBT equality and same-sex marriage.
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World's largest LGBT archive marks 60 years
ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, the oldest and largest repository of LGBTQ materials in the world, is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year.

Formed in 1952 by several members of the Mattachine Society, an early 'homophile' group, ONE Inc. published the first issue of ONE Magazine in 1953. ONE was the first widely dist
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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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