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posted Friday, May 17, 2013 - Volume 41 Issue 20x

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Donations pour into Murray campaign
Gay mayoral hopeful raises over $100k in two-week 'window'

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Working within tight limits prescribed by state law, State Sen. Ed Murray raked in more than $103,000 in contributions toward his campaign in a two-week period to become Seattle's first openly Gay mayor.

'This campaign is building a de
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EmPOWerment in South King County - Innovative youth group builds community and saves lives
by Jennifer Gess - Special to the SGN

'POW helped me find hope and community to prevent me from committing suicide.' 'I don't use marijuana on days that I come to POW.' 'I feel like I belong when I'm here.'

These words, from the youth I'm privileged to work with, inspire me each day to advocate for equ
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Minnesota makes it 12 - Marriage equality is now the law in the North Star State
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

'What a day for Minnesota!' Gov. Mark Dayton said just moments before signing his state's new marriage equality bill on May 14. 'And what a difference a year and an election can make in our state.'

Only six months ago, equality supporters were mobilizing to defeat a constitution
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What's eating our Hutch? - Redmond pastor all hot and bothered about Jason Collins
by D'Anne Witkowski - SGN Contributing Writer

A few weeks ago, if someone had asked you if you knew who Jason Collins is, you likely would have said no, unless you are a big fan of the Washington Wizards (which I doubt). But today, it seems almost as if Collins is the only professional basketball player in the world. His name a
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Space Needle workers reach out to community
Union seeks to build support ahead of next round of talks

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Workers at Seattle's landmark Space Needle, who have been working more than two years without a contract, say they are planning new tactics to enlist community support in their ongoing dispute with management. more
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Why we will march - Violence on Capitol Hill has reached unacceptable levels
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Violent attacks on Capitol Hill must stop. That's how I feel. And I know I'm not alone. I know this because of the many messages of support I've received from other Cap Hill folks, saying they will show up May 22 and march beside Social Outreach Seattle (SOSea) to show criminals that ou
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Growlr prowler - Kent man using hookup app charged with felony rape
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

A man from Kent, Washington, has been arrested and charged with felony rape and robbery after he allegedly sexually assaulted at least one man he met on Growlr.

Leverne Lee Maxwell, 32, is currently in jail awaiting trial on seven felony counts related to a week-long cr
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Couple sues over son's sex assignment surgery
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A South Carolina couple filed suit on May 14 on behalf of their adopted son, charging doctors and state social workers with performing an unnecessary sex assignment surgery on him when he was an infant.

The child, who is now 8, was born with both male and female genitals. At
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Be safe in there! - LGBT Technology Partnership helps protect our community online
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

The LGBT Technology Partnership, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization focused on ensuring that the implementation of public policies addresses the unique technological needs of LGBT communities, today announced a new collaboration with the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) beginni
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Arizona shifts toward equality - Statewide poll finds majority support for same-sex marriage
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A majority of Arizona residents now favor marriage equality, according to a new Rocky Mountain Poll. The survey, taken last month and released May 14, sampled 700 people, including 438 registered voters.

Fifty-five percent of respondents said they favor allowing Gay and Lesbia
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ILGA rates Europe for LGBT rights - 'Rainbow map' shows progress, but doesn't tell the whole story
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

ILGA-Europe, the European division of the International LGBTI Association, released its annual report on LGBT rights on May 16.

'The Annual Review 2013 uncovers the real situation of LGBTI people beyond laws and gives us the whole picture of what it is like to be an LGBTI pers
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50,000 march in Chile - International Day Against Homophobia sparks rallies worldwide
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Fifty thousand people marched in Santiago, the capital of Chile, on May 11 to commemorate IDAHO, the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. IDAHO is officially celebrated on May 17.

Led by the Movement of Homosexual Integration and Liberation (MOVILH), Chile's l
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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 j
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Brazil: Marriage maybe? - Court ruling mandates equality, but law must now catch up
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Is same-sex marriage legal in Brazil? The short answer is 'Yes,' but the long answer is 'It's complicated.'

Brazil's National Council of Justice, the body that oversees the country's judicial system, issued a ruling on May 14 that same-sex couples in all states must be issued
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Jesse's Journal: Pride and politics - San Francisco's parade controversy exposes a community fault line
by Jesse Monteagudo - SGN Contributing Writer

One of the hardest decisions that the board of an LGBT Pride organization has to make is choosing a grand marshal for their city's Pride parade. It is very difficult to satisfy a diverse group of people who have nothing in common with one another except our status as sexual or gen
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