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posted Friday, May 10, 2013 - Volume 41 Issue 19

Section One

Eleven and counting! - Delaware enacts marriage equality
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Delaware has become the 11th state to legalize equal marriage rights for Gay and Lesbian couples. Governor Jack Markell signed the new law on May 7, only minutes after it was passed by the state Senate.

'I do not intend to make any of you wait one minute longer,' Markell told onlookers as he signed the bill.
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LGBT protections proposed for federal immigration bill
Leahy amendments would be first official exception to DOMA

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Senate Judiciary Committee chair Patrick Leahy (D-VT) introduced two amendments to the 'Gang of Eight' immigration bill on May 7, providing protections for binational same-sex couples.

The first am
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Minnesota House passes marriage bill
Supporters confident of victory in Senate next week

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The anti-Gay hate group Family Research Council asked its followers to pray for 'divine intervention' to prevent the Minnesota legislature from passing a bill giving the state's Gay and Lesbian couples equal marriage right
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The evolution of Rep. Jim Kolbe - How a closeted anti-Gay politician became a community hero
by Jim Toevs - Special to the SGN

In 1992 in Tucson, Arizona, I ran for Congress as an openly Gay Democrat against the then-closeted Republican incumbent congressman, Jim Kolbe. I did not win the election, but I did receive 77,000 votes ' which at the time was the record number of votes ever received by a non-incumbent, openl
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Transgender activists re-evaluate King County Jail policies
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Transgender activists are launching a major re-evaluation of King County Jail's policies towards Trans inmates, according to Lincoln Rose of Trans Lives Matter, a local advocacy group.

Rose, one of the members of the Trans Jail Policy Group (TPG), whose recommendations on Trans
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The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence want to give away their money!
The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, The Abbey of St. Joan, are opening the coffers they have been steadily filling the past 12 months and are now accepting applications for their 2013 Charity Granting Cycle.

For several years, The Sisters have been giving out grants annually to nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations in Washington s
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Cherry Tart: She's got heart - Seattle burlesque star recovering from auto accident
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Whenever I interview Cherry Tart, local burlesque star and event producer, there's always laughter and sharing of stories - and she introduces me to the most interesting people. So when I'd heard that our latest interview would be done within hours of her leaving Harborview Medical Cent
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Pride Foundation welcomes three new board members
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Pride Foundation announced early this week the addition of three people committed to furthering the foundation's mission to its board of directors: Greg Smith (Bozeman, Montana), Darci Van Duzer Heroy (Eugene, Oregon), and Jean-Paul Willynck (Seattle).

'We couldn't be
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Pride Foundation announces 2013 scholarship awards
Grants to 89 students total more than $400k

by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Pride Foundation marks the 20th anniversary of its scholarship program this year by awarding more than $403,000 to 89 LGBTQ and straight ally students in the U.S. Northwest states of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and
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A community divided - Army 'whistleblower' disinvited as SF Pride grand marshal
by James Whitely - SGN Staff Writer

On Monday, April 29, about 200 people gathered for a hastily arranged protest outside the Market Street office of the San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration Committee (SF Pride). The reason? Pfc. Bradley Manning.

While you've no doubt heard his name in the news as the U.S. Army
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Pro-Gay Illinois GOP chair resigns - Pat Brady cites wife's illness, says marriage stance not a factor
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Illinois State Republican chair Pat Brady, who outraged many of his fellow Republicans by endorsing the state's marriage equality bill, resigned his position on May 7.

Brady announced his departure in a letter to the state party's central committee. The letter made no mention
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Minister under fire for performing Gay wedding
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A Methodist minister, the Rev. Thomas W. Ogletree, is facing church discipline for officiating at the wedding of his Gay son.

Ogletree performed the ceremony in October 2012, uniting Thomas R. Ogletree with his boyfriend, Nicholas Haddad.

The wedding was held at the Y
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GAY CITY HEALTH PROJECT - 'THE SEATTLE PROJECT' PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT
From May 9 through June 9, selections from 'The Seattle Project,' a body of photographic work from Portland, Oregon based photographer, R. Edward will be on display at Gay City Health Project (517 E. Pike St.) along the wall just outside the Gay City library. 'The Seattle Project,' which began in 2001, is
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Albania passes LGBT-inclusive hate crimes law
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Albania, a small, poor country that recently was labeled the 'most homophobic country in Europe,' has passed a new hate crimes law that specifically includes LGBT persons - and goes beyond U.S. law in protecting them.

Passed by the Albanian parliament on May 4, the new law ame
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Senate passes Internet sales tax bill
Campaign contributions appear to have influenced both sides

by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

By a vote of 69-27, the U.S. Senate passed a bill May 6 that would require online retailers to collect and distribute sales taxes according to the tax laws of the 50 states.

If signed int
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What our seniors have taught me
Meeting the future residents of Philly's LGBT-friendly elder housing

by Mark Segal - Philadelphia Gay News

After a meeting with the Silver Foxes (a senior social club in Philadelphia) last weekend, a disabled, homeless, Transgender Vietnam vet came over to me and asked tearfully if there'd be a place fo
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