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posted Friday, October 18 2013 - Volume 41 Issue 42


Oregon couples sue for right to marry - Case could overturn Measure 36 before voters repeal it toward common goals
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Oregon became the 20th state to see its ban on same-sex marriage challenged in court when one Lesbian and one Gay couple filed suit in federal court on October 15.

The couples seek to have Oregon's 2004 Measure 36 overturned. Deanna Geiger and Janine Nelson wish to be married in their home state, and Robert Deuhmig and Wi
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Steinbrueck endorses Murray for mayor - Support for neighborhoods and living-wage jobs cited as reasons for former councilmember's choice
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

'Welcome to Cloud City Coffee, the heart of the 46th District, and my regular coffee shop for the past eleven and a half years!' Peter Steinbrueck beamed as he stood next to Ed Murray at an October 17 campaign event.

Steinbrueck, a former City Council member and the third-place f
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SGN exclusive interview: State Rep. Marko Liias - Openly Gay lawmaker sets his cap for the Senate
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Marko Liias has his eye on the Washington State Senate. The openly Gay representative from the 21st Legislative District, which includes neighborhoods in Edmonds, Everett, Lynnwood, and Mukilteo, has, since January 2008, focused on policies to advance a strong economy based on good-pay
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Von Steuben: The Gay father of the U.S. military - An LGBT History Month Special
by Mark Segal - Philadelphia Gay News

After years of studying almost everything available on Baron Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben, the material suggesting that von Steuben was Gay is so overwhelming that the only thing that can be asked of anyone who doubts it is, 'Prove to me he wasn't.' There literally is not room in this ne
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Grocery update - Will there be a strike? Here's what to do if there is
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

As SGN went to press Thursday afternoon, grocery workers were still bargaining with the Big Three grocery chains - Safeway, Albertson's, and Kroger (QFC and Fred Meyer) - in a last-ditch effort to avert a strike.

'It is still uncertain whether a strike can be avoided,' accordin
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NC official issues same-sex marriage licenses
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Drew Reisinger, the register of deeds in Buncombe County, North Carolina, issued marriage licenses to 10 same-sex couples on October 16.

Reisinger, who had previously announced he would issue the licenses, said he was withholding his signature on the documents pending a rulin
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No equality in Michigan - yet, Judge will hear challenge to state marriage/adoption ban next February
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A federal judge in Michigan says a challenge to that state's ban on same-sex marriage will go to trial on February 25 next year.

Equality supporters had hoped that Judge Bernard Friedman would rule in favor of plaintiffs at a summary judgment hearing on October 16, but af
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'Sleep well my love' - Read the beautifully tragic love letter from a Gay soldier in World War II
This amazing letter was written by Gay soldier Brian Keith to another soldier named Dave after falling in love with him overseas in 1943. Keith recalls the time the two shared while stationed together in North Africa. He writes about their chance encounter during World War II, waking up in his arms and the tears that flowed when they separa more
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China may ban HIV+ people from public baths
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The Chinese government has floated a plan to bar HIV-positive people from using public baths, but it has drawn criticism from AIDS activists and the general public.

The proposal would require public bathing facilities to post signs prohibiting use by 'people with sexually trans
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Iran arrests 17 Gays and 'devil-worshippers'
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Iran's Revolutionary Guard says it has broken up 'a network of homosexuals and devil-worshippers' in the city of Kermanshah, near the Iran-Iraq border.

The Guard, a paramilitary group closely tied to Iran's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, claims to have raided a birth
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Jesse's Journal: Remembering Jack Nichols
Mattachine of Florida's co-founder lived a colorful and courageous life

by Jesse Monteagudo - SGN Contributing Writer

I first met Jack Nichols (1938-2005) in 1978, around the time that he moved to Florida's Space Coast after living for decades in Washington, D.C., and New York City. We were in a bar in
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Be the BEE: Not-so-common commonsense safety tips
by Mac McGregor - Special to the SGN

Editor's note: This is the latest installment in an ongoing series on personal self-defense. I can recite these in my sleep, I have been teaching self-defense and safety so long - yet even though people say, 'Yeah, yeah, I know this stuff,' they still don't follow these simple rules
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It's better to find out together - New HIV prevention program aimed at male couples
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Testing Together, a new HIV prevention program for Gay couples, was rolled out on October 17.

Emory University's Rollins School of Public Health, which developed the program, transferred management to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), which will launch it in s
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Kiki with D: And Dad makes three?
by D Smith - SGN Contributing Writer

Dear D,

I have been dating my current boyfriend for eight months. He is 28, and I am 26. He and I have basically lived together for the past few months, and we've decided to get our own apartment this summer. There is one catch. My dad lives in the area, and he is a widow
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