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posted Friday, October 4 2013 - Volume 41 Issue 40


Murray offers agenda for '21st-century Seattle' - Mayoral challenger says he'll unite diverse communities toward common goals
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Calling Seattle 'a city of visionaries,' state senator and mayoral candidate Ed Murray laid out his vision of a 'vibrant, dynamic, 21st-century' Seattle under a Murray administration, at a public event held at Columbia City Theater on October 3.

Murray was introduced at the event by Pramila Jayapal, former executive d
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Christie appeals NJ court ruling on marriage
Lambda Legal vows fight; marriages could begin Oct. 31

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has appealed a court decision ordering the state to marry Gay and Lesbian couples. In response, Lambda Legal said it would enter the case to prevent Christie from blocking the court
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New federal rules force change at ExxonMobil - Oil giant will now offer spousal benefits to same-sex partners
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

ExxonMobil, long considered one of the most anti-Gay corporations, announced on September 27 that it would now extend benefits to same-sex spouses.

Before the announcement, the company had recognized same-sex marriages in some 30 countries around the world where it operates an
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Civil rights, community leaders affirm their support of Murray
In response to false and divisive statements made at a press conference earlier this week by surrogates of Mayor McGinn, a group of Seattle civil rights and community leaders issued the following statement regarding mayoral candidate Ed Murray's commitment to racial and economic equality for all people.

We are longtime
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Seattle nightlife heavyweights endorse Murray - Club owners credit mayoral challenger with ending the 'dance tax'
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

At an October 2 event at the Crocodile, a Belltown music venue, 18 leaders of Seattle's music and nightclub community endorsed Washington State Sen. Ed Murray for mayor of Seattle.

Seattle's music and nightlife industry generates $2.6 billion in annual sales and millions of do
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Liias enters race for State Senate - Openly Gay pol says he'll 'stand up to the Tea Party'
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Marko Liias, a Democratic state representative who represents the 21st District, announced this week that he is running for the Washington State Senate seat being vacated by the retiring Sen. Paull Shin.

'Over the last year, we have seen the Senate change hands from a Demo
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PA county official appeals no-marriage decision
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The county official who was ordered by a Pennsylvania court to stop issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples has appealed the ruling to his state's Supreme Court.

D. Bruce Hanes, Montgomery County Register of Wills, began issuing marriage licenses to Gay and Lesbian coupl
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Lambda Legal files marriage suit in West Virginia
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Lambda Legal filed a federal lawsuit on October 1, seeking to overturn West Virginia's ban on same-sex marriages.

The plaintiffs in the suit are two Lesbian couples, the child of one of the couples, and a Gay couple.

'Those are the litigants that need the prote
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Two Virginia marriage suits get boost - Lesbian couple enlists legal team who defeated Prop 8
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Two separate lawsuits seeking marriage equality in Virginia got boosts September 30.

AFER (American Foundation for Equal Rights) attorneys Ted Olson and David Boies, the lawyers who successfully argued the Prop 8 case before the U.S. Supreme Court, joined one case involving a L
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Iowa court upholds conviction under HIV transmission law
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The Iowa Court of Appeals has upheld the conviction of an HIV-positive Gay man for failing to disclose his HIV status to a sexual partner, even though condoms were used during their encounter and his partner did not contract HIV.

In its October 2 ruling, the court said Nick Rh
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Step in, speak up! - New anti-bullying trainings tap educators to support LGBTQ youth
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

As schools focus on bullying prevention in October (National Bullying Prevention Month), The Trevor Project, Campus Pride, and Kognito Interactive have launched two new online training simulations for protecting LGBTQ youth. These important trainings for secondary and higher education staf
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First-ever AIDS Cure Day scheduled
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

The AIDS Policy Project has declared this Saturday, October 5, to be the first annual AIDS Cure Day.

According to officials, the past few years have seen major breakthroughs in the search for a cure for AIDS, with 19 people identified as either cured or 'in remission' a
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GAY CITY ARTS - 'FURRYSEXYMANBOYS' BY JESSE DYER
Gay City Arts (517 E. Pike St.) presents 'FurrySexyManBoys,' an exhibition of work by Jesse Dyer thru October 7. Mixing comic books, raunchy armpits, with a bit of drag queen, Jesse Dyer boldly approaches his graphic and often humorous drawings of men. He is next in line with UK's Mike Bliss, Tom of Finland, and comic legen
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Report: Single-tablet regimen offers multiple benefits - Better viral suppression, improved adherence, reduced hospitalization cited
by Liz Highleyman - Special to the SGN

Antiretroviral treatment that requires only a single tablet taken once daily were associated with better viral suppression, higher adherence to regimen, and lower likelihood of hospitalization, researchers reported at the 53rd Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherap
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Kiki with D: Last call for alcohol
by D Smith - SGN Contributing Writer

Dear D,

I've been in a two-plus-year relationship that when good, is really good. When it's bad, it just is awful. The reason why is Alcohol. He drinks WHILE driving, drinks excessively, regularly, and is starting to miss work. He is an alcoholic who sees how everything
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Jesse's Journal: The life and death of a Gay pioneer
Bob Basker fought Anita Bryant and founded Mattachine Midwest

by Jesse Monteagudo - SGN Contributing Writer

October is LGBT History Month - a month when we honor the achievements of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender icons. In recognition of this occasion, I propose to look back at some of the people
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