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posted Friday, April 26, 2013 - Volume 41 Issue 17

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ENDA reintroduced in Congress - Sponsors hope for vote this year on long-delayed bill
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

ENDA, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, was reintroduced in Congress on April 25. The bill would add protections for LGBT employees to federal civil rights legislation.

While some states, including Washington, prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity, most do not. Some states o
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End of an era, goodbye - The Grill on Broadway closes this weekend
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Whenever a business closes after 22 years of operating in the same neighborhood - especially a neighborhood as vibrant and close-knit as Seattle's Capitol Hill - the news is taken hard. Such is the case with The Grill on Broadway.

On April 23, The Grill on Broadway owner, M
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Feds terminate HIV vaccine study - HVTN 505 judged ineffective after four-year trial, Seattle project affected
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases announced on April 25 that it is terminating the HVTN 505 clinical trial, an HIV vaccine study conducted locally by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

'The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIA
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Straightening up at the BSA - It's time for the Scouts to read their own handbook
by Abby Dees - SGN Contributing Writer

Sometime in the 1920s my grandfather became the youngest Boy Scout of his day ever to attain the top rank of Eagle Scout. When he died he was as proud of that as he was of piloting ships into Tokyo Bay at the end of World War II. He was a classic Scout, too. The epitome of honor and reso
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Let's hear it for our boy! SGN's Nate Gowdy wins international photo prize
by Albert Rodriguez - SGN A&E Writer

When you got it, you got it. And Nate Gowdy has it.

The Seatle Gay News staff photographer recently beat out 14 other finalists in the 2013 PDN Photo Annual contest sponsored by Photo District News (PDN), claiming the Grand Prize in the student category. The winning submission
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Positive action - POZSeattle celebrates its 14th anniversary May 8 at Cuff
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

POZSeattle, one of the local LGBT community's oldest but least-publicized institutions, will celebrate its 14th anniversary on May 8, with a social hosted by The Cuff Complex.

A social organization run for and by Seattle-area HIV-positive men, the group plans and promotes fun a
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CWA endorses Trans-inclusive health care
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The Communication Workers of America union (CWA) passed a resolution at its just-completed National Convention supporting 'equal access to health care coverage' for Transgender workers.

CWA is the largest communications and media union in the country, with some 550,000 members
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A foundation for success - Atomic Cosmetics makes makeup a healthy choice for your skin
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Seattle is being overrun by drag queens. It's true - they're everywhere. And if there is one thing that these stiletto-wearing Glamazons need more than your dollar bills and admiration, it's makeup. Lots of it!

Any experienced queen, or woman, over the age of being 'new
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Marriage equality juggernaut - Rhode Island bill passes; Delaware, Nevada bills advance
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Rhode Island is poised to become the 10th marriage equality state, after a legalization bill passed the state Senate by a convincing 26-12 margin April 25. Hundreds of spectators burst into cheers as the vote was announced.

The state's House of Representatives has already pass
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Equal treatment is good for employers/employees
How employers benefit from creating LGBT-friendly workplaces

by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

A new study released by the Center for Talent Innovation (CTI), a New York-based think tank, reveals important new data on how employers can benefit from creating a workplace hospitable to their LGBT em
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Philadelphia passes sweeping LGBT equality bill
by Angela Thomas - Philadelphia Gay News

Philadelphia's City Council passed an LGBT equality bill on April 25 that is the first of its kind in several ways.

Bill 130224, approved by a vote of 14-3, offers a tax-credit incentive to businesses that offered employee health plans inclusive of same-sex partners an
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PARIS - Right-wing riots as marriage law is finalized
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

French riot police battled thousands of anti-Gay demonstrators in the streets of Paris on the night of April 23, after the French parliament finalized the country's new marriage equality law.

Protesters threw glass bottles, garbage cans, and metal bars at police, who responded
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EMERALD CITY SOFTBALL ASSOCIATION
On Saturday, April 27, ECSA games will be played from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at North SeaTac Park (13735 24th Ave. S., SeaTac), C & D Division matchups. On Sunday, April 28, ECSA games will be played from 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. at North SeaTac Park and Moshier Park (430 S. 156th Pl., Burien), games at 3 skill levels.

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Ghana seizes millions of defective condoms
Lack of testing exposed many to risk of STDs, pregnancy

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Ghana's government has seized more than 110 million defective condoms from an HIV/AIDS prevention campaign that was distributing them in the country.

In an announcement on April 19, Ghana's Food a
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Harlem Hospital launches Truvada PrEP study
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Harlem Hospital has announced it is launching a new study to determine if Truvada remains effective as a PrEP drug even if it is taken less frequently than its suggested once-a-day dosage.

PrEP, or pre-exposure prophylaxis, is an HIV prevention method in which HIV-negative ind
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Sex, guns, and hypocrisy - If there's a way to blame Gays for the Boston bombing, Tony Perkins will find it
by D'Anne Witkowski - SGN Contributing Writer

The only thing that can stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun - who is not having Gay sex.

This seems to be the line of reasoning the Family Research Council's Tony Perkins is using, both to cheer the failure of gun-control legislation in the U.S. Sena
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Cocktail Chatter: The joy of rimming
by Ed Sikov - SGN Contributing Writer

'I can't talk to you now. I'm rimming.'

Dan was obviously aghast. There was a momentary pause on the line, after which he said only, 'Who?'

'Get your mind out of the gutter!' I cried in triumph. 'It's not that kind of rimming.'

'What other
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