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posted Friday, September 6 2013 - Volume 41 Issue 36


Murray endorsed by primary rival - Bruce Harrell praises senator's 'commitment to social justice'
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

City Council member and former mayoral candidate Bruce Harrell endorsed Washington State Sen. Ed Murray's bid to be mayor of Seattle in a press conference on September 5.

Saying he was giving Murray his 'official and unconditional endorsement,' Harrell added that the 'decision did not come lightly.'

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Love always wins! - Activists join to protest Russian consul in Seattle
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

On Tuesday, September 3, with bullhorn in hand, I headed toward Madison Beach to join hundreds of protesters participating in the Out.org call for a global response to Russian President Vladimir Putin and the countrys so-called Gay propaganda laws.

The protesters messag
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Republicans sue to block NM marriage equality - Eight counties now issue licenses to same-sex couples
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Republican lawmakers in New Mexico filed suit on August 30 to block Dona Ana County from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, but even as they did, the marriage situation in New Mexico seemed to spiral out of their control as yet another judge ordered yet another county to issue lic
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The road to the Hall of Fame - Making the case for print media at the NLGJA
by Mark Segal - Philadelphia Gay News

What surprised me most at the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association annual convention in Boston last week was the widespread concern for the future of print media.

Granted, print is having a hard time at present - it doesn't know how to monetize its online materia
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GSBA to host major candidate forum - Sept. 11 event features Seattle mayoral, City Council hopefuls
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

The Greater Seattle Business Association (GSBA), the nation's largest LGBT Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Candidate Forum luncheon on Wednesday, September 11, at the Red Lion Hotel, on Fifth Avenue between Union and Pike streets in downtown Seattle.

GSBA offic
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Nation's oldest LGBT bookstore facing likely closure
Owner of Giovanni's Room in Philadelphia calling it quits

by Angela Thomas - Philadelphia Gay News

After 37 years at the helm of Giovanni's Room in downtown Philadelphia, owner Ed Hermance is retiring, leaving both the nation's oldest LGBT bookstore and its building up for sale.

Hermance
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'The right thing to do' - Obama allows same-sex spouses to collect veterans' benefits
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

When 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' saw its final days, many thought discrimination would fall with it. But if you were paying attention, you knew that was not the case - instead, a whole new set of 'hidden' rules would emerge. Yes, if you were LGB (still no T), you could now serve openly and
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Three states' National Guards deny same-sex benefits
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Things are starting to get ugly. In the wake of the repeal of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell,' a number of policies have had to be rewritten, ignored, or repealed in order for equality to come to the ranks of the service. This week, in an effort to bring equality to the same-sex spouses of ser
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NGLTF appoints new Transgender project head
Kylar W. Broadus is a longtime community leader and lobbyist

The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force has named Kylar W. Broadus as senior public policy counsel of the Transgender Civil Rights Project.

'We are delighted to have Kylar W. Broadus join the Task Force as senior public policy counsel, leading o
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Marriage suits go forward in three more states
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Although New Mexico is currently the epicenter of marriage equality litigation, lawsuits demanding recognition of same-sex relationships are also advancing in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and South Carolina.

PENNSYLVANIA
A Pennsylvania case pits Republican Gov. Tom Corb
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Keeping us connected - Time Warner funds study of LGBT community's broadband needs
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Time Warner Cable announced this week the latest stipend award as part of its Research Program on Digital Communications, which engages scholars to increase understanding of the benefits and challenges facing digital technologies in the home, office, classroom, and community.

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Don't move to Oman just yet: Omani newspaper apologizes for calling the country pro-Gay
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

An English-language newspaper in Oman has apologized to its readers for an article saying that Oman is more tolerant of LGBT people than other Persian Gulf states.

The newspaper, a weekly appropriately called The Week, published its apology on September 3, although it did not
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GAY CITY'S MEET THE AUTHOR EVENT
On Friday, September 6, at 6:30 p.m., at the Calamus Auditorium at Gay City (517 E. Pike St.), meet Kolo, one aspect of Seattle author Ryan Keawekane, as he reads from SALT, his latest book. SALT is the story of Carlos and Malani, a Spaniard and a Hawaiian, and the grand passion they share after their unlikely meeting. FREE.

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Thunder down under - Marriage equality an issue in Australian election
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

When Australian voters go to the polls September 7, they will choose between a Labor Party whose leader, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, has endorsed marriage equality, and a coalition of center-right parties who oppose equal rights for Gay and Lesbian couples.

Rudd, who served a
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Canadian HIV vaccine passes Phase I trial
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

An HIV vaccine being developed by Canadian researchers has passed its Phase I clinical trial, with no adverse effects reported in any of the patients involved in the study.

According to a statement released by Western University, based in London, Ontario, on September 3, the fir
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Gay Softball World Series
Nine Seattle teams made the trek to Washington, D.C., this week for the 38th annual Gay Softball World Series (GSWS): the Dirty Dawgs, Maulers, Battalion, Honey Badgers, Sin, Pilots, Inferno, Atomic, and Buzz. Facing stiff competition from all over the country, each team acquitted itself admirably, representing both Seattle and the Emerald City more
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