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posted Friday, April 5, 2013 - Volume 41 Issue 14

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Cheryl Chow dies at 66 - Former Seattle councilmember came out as Lesbian last year
by James Whitely - SGN Staff Writer

Cheryl Chow, a former Seattle City Councilmember, teacher, youth advocate, and school board member, died on Friday, March 29, in her home. She was 66. Last year, Chow came out as a Lesbian after she was diagnosed with terminal central nervous system lymphoma.

'I was afraid for over 60 years and those 60 years were was
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New hope for a HIV vaccine - Researchers discover immune system's 'training manual'
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Researchers at Duke University say they have found what they describe as the body's 'training manual' for combating HIV infections. The discovery may lead to the creation of an effective HIV vaccine, the scientists said.

'Current human immunodeficiency virus-1 (HIV-1) vaccines
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A majority for equality - Fifty U.S. senators plus VP Biden now support same-sex marriage
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Fifty out of the 100 U.S. Senators - 48 Democrats and two Republicans - now publicly support marriage equality. According to Josh Israel at Think Progress, 'with Vice President Joe Biden the tie-breaker, this marks the first time that a majority in the U.S. Senate has endorsed same-sex marriage.'
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The godfather of LGBT marriage equality
by Mark Segal - Philadelphia Gay News

Everyone is predicting how the U.S. Supreme Court will rule on marriage equality. Let me give you my prediction.

We already won, no matter which way they rule of the some 200-plus possible rulings. Want proof the battle is over? It's easy to supply.

If Prop
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Batter up! - ECSA's 2013 softball season kicks off April 7
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

The Emerald City Softball Association, one of the nation's largest and oldest LGBTQ softball leagues, begins its 34th season this Sunday with games at two locations: North SeaTac Park and Moshier Park in Burien.

'Laces are tied. Gloves are oiled. Bats are stacked,' said
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Mary-Anna Hops 1952 - 2013
Mary-Anna Hops, beloved wife, most loving and loyal friend, extreme animal lover, avid reader, fabulous cook, lover of art and road trips with friends, mermaid spirit, and great 'smokin' buddy' (pass one around for her, boys and girls!), died February 13, 2013, from complications during a medical procedure.

The daughter of Benj
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Kenny Felks 1946 - 2013
Gary Kenneth Felks (Kenny or Papa Kenny to us) passed away on March 18, 2013. He was born on December 28, 1946, in Corinth, Mississippi, to Melvin Howard Felks and Dimple Ophelia Plaxico, and was the oldest of 10 brothers and sisters.

Kenny was a Vietnam veteran, a veterinary technician, an excellent cook, and was full of humor.
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Don't tax my feet! - Opponents of state 'dance tax' find a creative way to protest
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Nearly 100 people protesting a decades-old state tax on dance venues danced the salsa, flamenco, tango, and other styles (including even a conga line!) up and down the steps of the state Capitol in Olympia on Monday.

The protest, organized by Hallie Kuperman, owner of the
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Polling the polls - Do we really have a majority for marriage equality?
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A new analysis of recent polls on marriage equality suggests that how many people say they favor same-sex marriage may be influenced by how pollsters ask the question.

According to Pew Research founding director Andrew Kohut, 'the percentage saying they favor legalizing same-sex m
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It's never too early - Don't look now, but pollsters are already handicapping 2016
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Although the last presidential election was only five months ago, pollsters are already sampling for the 2016 presidential race.

A new PPP poll shows that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is by far the strongest potential Democratic nominee. Clinton not only leads her
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Anti-bullying activist honored - Student Rights Project founder receives Loyola alumni award
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

On April 4, the ACLU of Southern California (ACLU/SC) announced that James Gilliam, its deputy executive director, has been named one of Loyola Law School's 'OutLaw Alumni of the Year.'

Gilliam received his law degree from Loyola in 2003 and has been one of its most act
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The Battle of Bisbee - Arizona AG threatens to sue small town for passing civil unions
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne is threatening to sue the town of Bisbee because its City Council voted on April 2 to issue civil union certificates to same-sex couples.

The city ordinance, which will go into effect 30 days after passage, was adopted by a 5-2 majority. Bi
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A cry for help? - RNC's Dave Agema is in serious need of intervention
by D'Anne Witkowski - SGN Contributing Writer

Facebook's ever-changing privacy settings can be confusing, but you might want to click the 'Only Me' setting if you're about to post something batshit crazy on your wall and are a figure of any public significance.

Or, if you're Republican National Committeeman Dave
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Save our 'sodomy' law, Virginia AG pleads
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Wrier

You might have thought that laws banning Gay sex were struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court in the 2003 Lawrence v. Texas decision - and you'd be right. But in the Bizarro world inhabited by right-wing Republicans, the court didn't mean exactly what it said in its ruling: that 'the Texas [anti
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It's sneezin' season - Experts tell how to manage your seasonal allergies
It's the time of year once again when we welcome beautiful flowers and warm temperatures. Unfortunately, for many of us, spring also means itchy, watery eyes, sneezing fits, and nasal congestion.

These days, pollen from plants and flowers typically are released earlier in the year than in the past, causing longer allergy seasons,
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Irish bishops threaten 'strike' if Gay marriage passes
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

In a formal submission to Ireland's Constitutional Convention, the country's Catholic bishops have warned that church clerics would no longer marry anyone if marriage rights are extended to Gay and Lesbian couples.

According to the Irish Examiner newspaper, the bishops submitt
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Uruguay passes full marriage equality law
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Uruguay's Senate approved marriage equality by an overwhelming 28-2 majority on April 2. A similar bill was approved by the country's lower house of Congress in December, and the Senate version will now go back to the lower house for final approval.

Uruguayan President José Mu
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Jesse's Journal: Remembering Robbie - A homophobic pastor revives interest in a forgotten Gay hero
by Jesse Monteagudo - SGN Contributing Writer

Leave it to a Bible thumper to remind us of an unjustly forgotten Gay pioneer. Pastor Kevin Swanson is director of Generations with Vision, a ministry whose goal is to strengthen homeschooling families like his own. Swanson also hosts a daily radio show, 'Generations Radio,' whi
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