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posted Friday, July 26, 2013 - Volume 41 Issue 30


Remembering Janet Trinkaus - Rise n' Shine founder was a true LGBT community pillar
by James Whitely - SGN Staff Writer

Janet Trinkaus, founder of Rise n' Shine (now Inspire Youth Project), passed away Friday, July 12, dying in her son's embrace at age 76 after a three-year battle with cancer. During her inspiring and accomplished life, Janet was a proud, empowered woman and a lover of the arts who 'laughed with abandon' and was characterized by ded
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Kiss it, Christie! - NJ marriage advocates launch veto override campaign
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

New Jersey United for Marriage has announced a new campaign to override Gov. Chris Christie's veto of the state's marriage equality law.

'With federal protections now available thanks to the removal of DOMA's 'Gay exception,' Governor Christie's veto is costing New Jersey fami
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Lesbian couple marries in Pennsylvania - County officials issue licenses in defiance of state law
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Alicia Terrizzi and Loreen Bloodgood were married July 24 in Norristown, Pennsylvania, after Montgomery County officials defied state law to issue them a marriage license.

'We've been waiting a long time for this,' Terrizzi said. 'We're not setting out to be pioneers. We don't t
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Ohio ordered to recognize couple's same-sex marriage
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A federal district judge in Ohio has ordered the state to recognize the marriage of two Cincinnati men, one of whom is terminally ill.

John Arthur and James Obergefell were married in Maryland on July 11. The couple 'have been living together in a committed and intimate relation
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Love in the 'land of enchantment' - New Mexico's AG will not oppose same-sex couple's marriage suit
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

New Mexico Attorney General Gary King says he will not oppose a lawsuit filed by a Gay couple asking to be allowed to marry.

The Santa Fe couple, Alex Hanna and Yon Hudson, said they had applied for a marriage license and were turned down by Santa Fe County Clerk Geraldine Sal
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Camping it up - Photographer shows us that not all boys' camps are the same
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

The summer months, for many American boys, are filled with adventure - climbing trees, building forts, and playing sports. It is a time when boys start to discover themselves and what makes them tick, and this is an education that cannot be taught within the confines of a traditional
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NCAVP condemns murder of PA Trans woman
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP) has condemned the hate violence-motivated homicide of Diamond Williams, a Transgender woman of color in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

According to news reports, Charles Sargent, 43, has confessed to killing and dism
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Lithuanian court OKs Baltic Pride march
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A court in Vilnius, Lithuania, has given final approval for the 2013 Baltic Pride March, scheduled for July 27. In a ruling on July 23, the court gave the City of Vilnius until 11 a.m. on July 25 to make arrangements for the march to proceed. The ruling cannot be appealed.

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Montenegro Pride march attacked by rioters - Police arrest 20 amid shouts of 'Kill the Gays!'
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The first-ever Montenegro Pride was attacked by hundreds of anti-Gay rioters on July 23 in the coastal resort town of Budva.

'Kill the Gays!' the attackers chanted, as they pelted the Pride marchers with stones and bottles. 'Kiss the Gays!' Pride marchers replied.

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Murder in Jamaica - Gender-nonconforming teen's body found chopped, stabbed
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Jamaica has once again earned the title given it by Time magazine - 'the most homophobic place on earth.'

At 5 a.m. on July 22, police discovered the body of 17-year-old Dwayne Jones in bushes along Orange Main Road in St. James, Jamaica.

According to Kingston
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Stoli CEO: We're on your side - Vodka maker addresses open letter to LGBT community
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

The wave of anti-LGBT violence that has engulfed Russia is approaching a fever pitch. In response, many advocate groups are calling for boycotts of the companies that call Russia home, and some are also asking the U.S. Government to boycott the 2014 Winter Olympics, to be held in the Russi
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Jesse's Journal: Going deep - Meet Dustin Cranor, advocate for the world's oceans
by Jesse Monteagudo - SGN Contributing Writer

In May 2008, The Advocate published a special 'Green' issue that featured the nation's top LGBT environmental 'movers and shakers.' One of them was Dustin Cranor, then just 25 but already communications manager for the environmental group Oceana. Five years later, Cranor continues
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GAY CITY ARTS - 'IDOL TIME'
JULY 11-AUGUST 5

From July 11-August 5, Gay City Arts (517 E. Pike St.) presents 'Idol Time,' an exhibition of work by Flynn Bickley. Flynn Bickley started making dolls in childhood, as a girl who looked and acted like a boy. Today, as a grown-up Transman, 'Idol Time' is a collection of handcrafted dolls Bickley made over the last four
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Photo of Trans teen couple takes Internet by storm
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

At first, second, or even third glance, Arin Andrews and Katie Hill look like any young couple posing in their swimwear in a picture that has been circulating online.

However, just two years ago he was a girl called Emerald, and she was a boy called Luke.

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FRC: Married straights have more fun: Understanding the religious right's latest pitch to millennials
by Candace Chellew-Hodge - Religion Dispatches

Editor's note: The following is reprinted with permission from Religion Dispatches. You can sign up for their free daily newsletter here:Religion Dispatches Subscribe link.

Faced with a growing acceptance of Ga
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