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posted Friday, June 14, 2013 - Volume 41 Issue 24


Endorsements roll in for Murray - Nine prominent former Burgess backers announce their support
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

State Sen. Ed Murray continues to pull in key endorsements in his bid to become mayor of Seattle.

At the 34th Legislative District endorsement meeting on June 12, Murray received his second sole endorsement from a Seattle Democratic district organization. He has also won the sole endorsement in the 43rd District, which
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'Berlin Patient' visits Seattle - Timothy Ray Brown will speak at free public event
June 19

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Timothy Ray Brown, famous as the 'Berlin Patient' cured of HIV, will be in Seattle for a series of appearances June 18 and 19, including a science forum at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and a free community event at Seattle University.

Brown was cured of HIV through a blo
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Another try on immigration - Sen. Leahy reintroduces same-sex couples amendment to reform bill
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Shortly after the U.S. Senate voted to open debate on the so-called Gang of Eight immigration reform bill on June 11, Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) reintroduced his amendment to allow Gay and Lesbian citizens to sponsor their same-sex partners for permanent residency.

'Seeking equ
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Grocery workers demand a fair contract
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

At a meeting with a score of community organizations, representatives of United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Locals 21 and 367, and the Teamsters union announced plans for their 2013 grocery contract campaign. Together the two unions represent some 30,000 grocery store employees in West
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Kyle Reynolds
It is with great sadness that I want to let you know of the tragic passing of GSBA member and dear friend to many of us, Kyle Reynolds.

As many of you may know, Kyle was our go-to favorite sommelier for all wine information and purchases. For the past six years, Kyle generously donated his wine expertise at the TASTE of GSBA t
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Donta Rogers 1981-2013
Donta Dawon Rogers was fun-loving and celebrated life to the fullest. No one was a stranger to him. He loved to make people happy, using his beautiful voice to sing, his sharp wit to tell funny stories, and his great gift of impersonation. Donta wanted all of his friends and family to love life. He encouraged countless friends and family to stri more
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Jeff Eicher 1966-2013
Jeffrey Errol Eicher passed away in Seattle on May 19, 2013. He was born June 23, 1966 in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, and grew up in Trauger, Mount Pleasant Township, Pennsylvania.

He was preceded in death by his father, Raymond E. Eicher. He is survived by his partner of 17 years, Ronald L. Maier; his mother, Ruth Evelyn Eicher; hi
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The credit we deserve - Sen. Murray introduces bill to bar anti-LGBT bias in lending
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

U.S. Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) and Rep. Steve Israel (D-NY) introduced the Freedom from Discrimination in Credit Act (FDCA) in their respective houses of Congress on June 13.

The proposed law would amend the existing Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA) to prohibit discrimination
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Progress in Pocatello - Idaho city passes LGBT anti-discrimination ordinance
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The City Council of Pocatello, Idaho, passed an ordinance forbidding discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity on June 6. After a six-hour Council meeting, the vote was 4-2.

The new ordinance protects people from discrimination in areas of employme
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Lesbian general receives second star - Patricia Rose is now the U.S. military's highest-ranking openly Gay officer
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Air Force Major Gen. Patricia 'Trish' Rose became the U.S. military's highest ranking out Gay officer May 31. She is married to retired Navy Lt. Julie Roth.

'Our congratulations go out to Major General Rose and Lieutenant Roth, both for General Rose's promotion and for th
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New collaboration to aid LGBT military cybersecurity
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

The LGBT Technology Partnership, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization focused on ensuring that the implementation of public policies address the unique technological needs of LGBT communities, recently announced a new collaboration with OutServe-SLDN, America's LGBT military association,
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New mayor of Rome promises same-sex unions
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

During his campaign, Rome's newly elected mayor, Ignazio Marino, said he would authorize same-sex unions in the city. Roman children should be taught about LGBT equality, he added.

In the June 10 election, Marino trounced the right-wing incumbent, Gianni Alemanno, winning 42% of
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OMG! There's a 'Gay Lobby' in the Vatican, pope says
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Pope Francis has repeated charges he made under his predecessor, Benedict XVI, that a 'Gay Lobby' has infiltrated the Vatican.

'In the Curia, there are truly some saints, but there is also a current of corruption,' the pope is quoted as saying. 'There is talk of a 'Gay lobby'
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Psychotherapists condemn Gay 'cure' app available on Google
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

According to All Out, a smartphone app appeared recently in the Google and Apple stores claiming to release users from the 'bondage of homosexuality' if they follow the app's 60-day plan. On May 29, All Out launched a campaign urging Google and Apple to drop the 'Setting Captives Free'
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Kiki With D - Trans-parency
by Daniel Smith - Special to the SGN

Dear D,

Three years ago I met and fell in love with the most wonderful man. In fact, I would even say he is the man of my dreams. Two years into our courtship, he asked me to marry him and I gladly accepted. This June we will celebrate our one-year anniversary. Our life is go
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