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posted Friday, April 12, 2013 - Volume 41 Issue 15

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Choosing Seattle's next police chief
Mayoral candidates differ on timing of search

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Seattle should not be in a rush to choose a successor for retiring Police Chief John Diaz, State Senator Ed Murray said in a statement released April 8. Murray, a candidate for mayor of Seattle, worried that the process of choosing a new chief would become poli
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Immigration reform: Bipartisan compromise bill reportedly omits LGBT protections
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

LGBT immigration rights activists expect Gay and Lesbian families to be left out of the immigration reform bill that will be presented to the U.S. Senate by the so-called 'Gang of Eight,' according to the Washington Blade.

Immigration Equality Executive Director Rachel Tiven t
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Space Needle saga continues - Management meets with Seattle LGBT Commission about flag, workers' rights
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The management of Seattle's iconic Space Needle met with members of the Seattle LGBT Commission on April 3, to discuss the Needle's long-simmering labor dispute with its employees and its refusal to fly the Rainbow Flag during Pride.

At the end of March, the commission and seven
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Bitter tea - Rep. Louie Gohmert takes the 'slippery-slope' fallacy to new extremes
by D'Anne Witkowski - SGN Contributing Writer

There are few topics that raise the blood pressure of Americans on all sides as much as gun control and Gay marriage. At first blush, it would seem the two debates are separate, without much to connect them. I mean, shooting people and marrying people are pretty different things,
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'No chemo!' Daniel Porras is determined to beat oral cancer
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

In late February, SGN learned that local go-go dancer Daniel Porras had been diagnosed with oral cancer. At the time, the diagnosis was so new that the doctors at UW hadn't even gotten back all of his blood work to tell him just how good - or bad - his prognosis is. What he did know
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State sues anti-Gay florist - Barronelle Stutzman says same-sex marriage is against her religion
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A Richland florist who refused to provide flowers for a Gay wedding now faces at least one, and possibly two, civil suits challenging her right to discriminate against same-sex couples.

In March, Barronelle Stutzman, the owner of Arlene's Flowers, turned down the request of long
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Making lemonade from Michelle Shocked's lemon
Meander's Kitchen plans cabaret benefit for Camp Ten Trees

by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Last month, folksinger Michelle Shocked made anti-Gay statements while on stage during a performance in San Francisco.

'I live in fear that the world will be destroyed if Gays are allowed to
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54 and counting - The Senate majority for marriage equality keeps growing
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Fifty-four U.S. Senators now support marriage equality - 52 Democrats and two Republicans.

South Dakota Sen. Tim Johnson became the latest Democrat to endorse same-sex marriage, in a statement to the Sioux Falls Argus Leader on April 8.

"After lengthy consideratio
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Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals en banc rejects Virginia's attempt to revive state's anti-sodomy law
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has turned down an attempt by Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli to revive the state's dormant law against 'sodomy.' In an order issued April 8, the court unanimously refused to reconsider a decision by a panel of three Fourth Circuit judges finding
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Republican lawmaker backs Illinois marriage bill - NOM threatens to end Rep. Ed Sullivan's political career
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Republican Illinois State Rep. Ed Sullivan Jr. announced on April 7 that he would vote for the marriage equality bill pending in the state's House.

'This issue for me & goes to the core of fairness - marriage equality for all people. I think it is in line with ... what I belie
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No room at God's table? Some Catholic leaders want to deny Communion to marriage equality supporters
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A leading expert in Roman Catholic canon law and a prominent U.S. archbishop have stated that Catholics who support marriage equality should not take Communion.

Edward Peters is a Detroit attorney and seminary professor who was appointed by former Pope Benedict XVI to be the ch
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Anti-Gay activist guilty of child pornography
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

A New Hampshire lawyer who worked with an anti-Gay Christian organization has been found guilty of child pornography and faces a minimum sentence of 25 years after she was convicted by a jury April 11.

According to the news website Salon, Lisa Biron videotaped her 14-ye
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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 A
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KINK LINCS CONFERENCE WITH KEYNOTE SPEAKER RACE BANNON
APRIL 12-14

On Friday, April 12, from 6-9:30pm, Kink LINCS invites the public to join the conference at the Crowne Plaza Main Ballroom (1113 Sixth Ave) for Race Bannon's keynote speech and the opening program. Race's journey in Leather and Kinky Sex has been one of personal growth, passion, leadership, and fulf
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French Senate passes marriage equality law
Anti-homophobia march draws 5,000 in Paris as vote takes place

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Five thousand people marched in Paris on April 9 to protest increasing violence against LGBT people, as the French Senate passed the government's marriage equality bill section by section. Marchers carried s
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Uruguay passes equality law - Nation is second in Latin America to embrace same-sex marriage
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Uruguay's Congress approved a marriage equality law on April 11. The country's Senate approved its version of the bill on April 2, sending the measure back to the lower house of Congress, which had passed a preliminary bill last year.

The final version passed in the lower hous
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Speaking ill of the dead - Views of Margaret Thatcher's legacy are decidedly mixed
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

She had the 'eyes of Caligula,' the late French President Francois Mitterrand said about Margaret Thatcher, 'and the mouth of Marilyn Monroe.'

While Thatcher (1925-2013), who served as prime minister of the U.K. from 1979 to 1990, continues to be idolized by right-wing Republi
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Toward a caring community - New guidelines issued for promoting LGBT adolescents health
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

On April 2, the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM) issued a new position paper designed to illustrate best practices to promote the health and wellbeing of LGBT adolescents.

In addition to typical health issues common in adolescence, LGBT teens often fac
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Making AIDS affordable - South Africa announces $10 per month HIV meds
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

South Africa's Minister of Health announced on April 8 that his country had acquired a supply of a one-a-day antiretroviral drug (ARV) at a record low price, enabling the government to provide it to HIV patients for only $10 per month.

The pill will be introduced this month t
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