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posted Friday, October 11 2013 - Volume 41 Issue 41


New poll gives Murray commanding lead - Challenger holds 24-point advantage with less than a month to go toward common goals
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A PPP poll released October 8 shows Ed Murray with a commanding 52%-to-28% lead over incumbent Mike McGinn in the race for Seattle Mayor.

The latest numbers correspond closely to a SurveyUSA poll released September 16. That poll showed Murray ahead 52% to 30%. The PPP poll was an in-house survey commissioned by Wash
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Christie loses appeal of equality ruling - NJ judge won't delay same-sex marriages, set to begin Oct. 21
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The New Jersey judge who ruled in favor of marriage equality on September 28 has now denied a request from Gov. Chris Christie to stay the ruling pending an appeals hearing.

'Granting a stay would simply allow the state to continue to violate the equal protection rights of N
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Matthew Shepard, 15 years late - How his parents are keeping his memory alive - and creating a better world
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Dennis Shepard. That's not a name that is as common in households across the nation as Matthew Shepard. In fact, his wife, Judy Shepard, is better known for the couple's advocacy work on hate crimes legislation and for serving as executive director at the Matthew Shepard Foundation. Denn
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25 years of Freely Speaking - Pioneering group helped hundreds of Gays find their voice
In 1988, George H.W. Bush was elected president, Sweden became the first nation to pass legislation protecting the rights of Gay people, and Freely Speaking Toastmasters was chartered in Seattle.

Toastmasters International is an organization that helps individuals build public speaking and leadership skills. Freely Speaking was
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Concern growing over Hill heroin use - First responders say OD cases are on the rise
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Late last month, Seattle Fire guided a 911 caller through CPR being administered to the victim of a reported drug overdose at a Summit Avenue apartment in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood. When police and fire personnel arrived at the scene, they found one man dead and a 31-year-old w
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Supreme Court tells Virginia, no more sodomy law appeals
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal of a lower court ruling striking down Virginia's sodomy law.

Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli contended that the Supreme Court's 2003 ruling in Lawrence v. Texas invalidating state laws against consensual oral and a
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Toward justice for all - Transgender activists join call for humane immigration reform
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

The National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) joined dozens of labor and immigrants' rights organizations October 4 in calling for commonsense immigration reform. On the heels of the House introduction of an immigration bill, NCTE issued a new report outlining the barriers and har
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Mississippi town faces lawsuit over Gay bar
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) has filed a federal lawsuit against the town of Shannon, Mississippi, for denying a business license to a Lesbian who wants to open a bar there.

Shannon, a town of some 1,750 inhabitants in the northeast corner of the state, was one of th
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What is Francis up to now? - Pope blesses Gay group, calls special bishops' meeting
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

One week after meeting with the so-called 'G8' - the group of eight cardinals who are to advise him on reforming the Catholic Church - Pope Francis called for a special meeting of Catholic bishops to discuss marriage and family issues.

On October 8, the Vatican announced that
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Persian Gulf states to 'test' foreigners for Gayness
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Kuwaiti officials said on October 7 that they would begin 'medical tests' to determine if foreigners seeking entry are Gay, and would begin to bar Gays from coming into the country.

The tests may be adopted by all the Gulf Cooperation Countries (GCC), of which Kuwait is a memb
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BC adopts new, improved HIV test
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer British Columbia will become the first Canadian province to adopt a new, more accurate test for HIV. The decision follows the publication of a study documenting the test's performance.

The nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) was developed by U.S. scientists, and can detect new HIV infec
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Paris to host 2018 Gay Games
by Albert Rodriguez - SGN A&E Writer

Five years from now, the City of Light will become the City of Action. Gay action, that is. As in, Gay athletes from all over the world traveling to Paris to compete in the premier LGBT sporting event: the Gay Games. The French capital beat out London and Limerick, Ireland, in the final ta
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Tour de Life: Emilio
by Beau Burriola - SGN Contributing Writer

'I've lived in Paris since I was 19,' Emilio said, staring out at the pond. About a dozen ducks floated in front of us looking at us hopefully, giving an audience to his story.

The story was deep, short, heavy.

'I had sex at least twice a day. I would go
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