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SGN exclusive interview: Ed Murray reacts to HRC endorsementMurray
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Baby born with HIV is cured, researchers say
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Doin' the tax man twist - Century Ballroom fights 'dance tax' with community's help
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The evolution of Tom Ridge
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Crossing borders - LGBT rights movement takes on immigration reform
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Who's the bigot? - Baptist honcho Richard Land says it's the Gays
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Don't say the M-word - Anti-Gay slurs not protected speech, Mexican Supreme Court rules
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PFLAG China calls for marriage equality
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HIV concentrated in South, CDC finds
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New PrEP drug shows promise
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The OutField: Wrestling with stereotypes
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WTF, Walesa? - LGBT lawmakers respond to ex-presidents anti-Gay remarks
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SGN exclusive interview: Ed Murray reacts to HRC endorsementMurray
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Washington State Sen. Ed Murray says he is more than 'happy' and 'appreciative' to get the endorsement of HRC in his run for mayor of Seattle.

Speaking to SGN by phone from Olympia, where he is the Senate minority leader (Democrats still comprise a majority of senators but have lost formal control of the chamber), Mu
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Baby born with HIV is cured, researchers say
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A baby born with HIV appears to have been cured by prompt treatment with a strong infusion of antiretroviral drugs, doctors told the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) on March 3.

The child, born to an HIV-positive mother in Mississippi, is now two-
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Doin' the tax man twist - Century Ballroom fights 'dance tax' with community's help
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

The other day, I got the opportunity to do a lot of things. None of those things were taxed. But, should you find yourself at a nightclub, just as many of us in the Seattle LGBT community often do, and the opportu

nity to dance presents itself, just know that the establishme
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The evolution of Tom Ridge
Another member of the Bush team comes out for equality
by Mark Segal - Philly.com

Tom Ridge, former Secretary of Homeland Security under George W. Bush as well as Pennsylvania's former governor, supports marriage equality. So does former New Jersey Gov. Christine Todd Whitman. Ridge was opposed to any non more
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Crossing borders - LGBT rights movement takes on immigration reform
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor An estimated five percent of undocumented immigrants are believed to be LGBT, and tens of thousands of Gay Americans have foreign-born partners. Immigration reform is not a foreign concept to LGBT Americans. It has always been an issue.

Now, with marriage equality victories on record, in
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Who's the bigot? - Baptist honcho Richard Land says it's the Gays
by D'Anne Witkowski - SGN Contributing Writer

I've been critical of anti-Gay folks for a long time. I've even been known to call them names ('creep,' for example), but for as long as I've been writing this column I believe I've used real discretion when it comes to, say, comparing people who oppose marriage equality to the Ku
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Don't say the M-word - Anti-Gay slurs not protected speech, Mexican Supreme Court rules
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A panel of Mexican Supreme Court justices ruled on March 6 that anti-Gay slurs like 'maricón' and 'puñal' are offensive, discriminatory, and not protected under the country's freedom of expression laws.

The court took up the case at the request of Justice Arturo Zaldívar Lelo de Lar
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PFLAG China calls for marriage equality
People's Congress urged to legalize same-sex marriage

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The Chinese chapter of PFLAG has sent a letter to that nation's National People's Congress asking that same-sex marriage be legalized. The People's Congress, China's highest legislative body, convened on March 5 for its
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HIV concentrated in South, CDC finds
High rate of infection linked to lack of sex education

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The CDC's newly released HIV Surveillance Report for 2013 contains - for the first time - comprehensive data mapping HIV infections across the United States. The new report paints 'a complete picture of diagnosed
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New PrEP drug shows promise
In trials, GSK744 totally protects monkeys against simian HIV

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A new PrEP drug offers monkeys 100% protection against HIV-like viruses, a paper presented this week at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) says.

The injectable in
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The OutField: Wrestling with stereotypes
Jarod Bormann goes to the mat for equality

by Dan Woog - SGN Contributing Writer

Like most Iowa boys, Jarod Bormann grew up on a wrestling mat. That's the unofficial state sport - the University of Iowa has won 23 national championships, with Iowa State University adding eight more - so even though Jarod
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WTF, Walesa? - LGBT lawmakers respond to ex-presidents anti-Gay remarks
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Polands first openly Gay and Transgender lawmakers sat on the front bench of their partys parliamentary group as Polands legislature - the Sejm - opened March 6.

Robert Biedron, who is openly Gay, and Transgender Anna Grodzka are members of the leftist Palikot Movement. Par
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