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posted Friday, November 1 2013 - Volume 41 Issue 44


Thousands march for marriage in Illinois - Cancellation of 'veto session' leaves equality bill in limbo toward common goals
U.S. Senate battle to pass ENDA heats up - Reid schedules vote on Monday, Nov. 4, on long-stalled measure by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) announced on October 28 that he would bring ENDA, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, to the Senate floor in the near future, touching off a scramble for enough votes to avoid a Republ
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SGN exclusive interview: Tom Ammiano - California Gay activist is fighting for a livable minimum wage
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

California Assemblyman and social justice activist Tom Ammiano was in Seattle recently to speak at a Town Hall forum on living wage ordinances. He took the opportunity to talk with SGN about his long battle for decent wages for the country's lowest-paid workers.

Ammiano stro
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Hawaii Senate passes marriage equality - House approval nearly certain; governor says he will sign
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The Hawaii Senate passed its marriage equality bill by an overwhelming 20-4 margin on October 30. The measure now goes to the state's House of Representatives.

A House committee began hearings on the legislation October 31. No floor action has been scheduled as yet.

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Vote Yes on I-522 - Whether or not GMOs are 'safe,' we have a right to know if they're there
by Viktor Bogatko - Special to the SGN

A couple of weeks ago, I received a pamphlet in the mail that caught my attention. It was from the opponents of Initiative 522, urging me to vote no on labeling GMO foods. Of course by this point I had already heard of the initiative and my decision seemed like a no-brainer. After all, wha
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A little taste of Deutschland in Seattle
by Susan B. Gemson - Special to the SGN

Kaffeeklatsch is a two-and-a-half-year-old German bakery in little old Lake City. What makes Kaffeeklatsch special are its owners, Annette Heide-Jessen and Brian Hensley.

A WORD ABOUT BRIAN
For 25 years, Brian, from Monroe, Washington, held a steady hamme
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Murray campaign cleared of alleged ethics violation - No evidence found to support McGinn's charge of collusion with donors
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Seattle's Ethics and Elections Commission has found that Sen. Ed Murray's mayoral campaign is not guilty of ethics violations alleged by his opponent. The Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce's CASE PAC was fined $1,500 for concealing the source of contributions, however.

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Fighting for the majority in 2014 - The progressive campaign to recapture the State Senate starts now
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Fighting for the Majority, a group of progressives who raise money to elect Democrats to public office with the goal of achieving a majority of seats in both chambers, held their 16th annual major fundraising event at South Lake Union Discovery Center on October 30. In terms of dollars
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Unplug yourself at CAMP - Q-Squared offers men community, personal growth, and fun
by James Whitely - SGN Staff Writer

Q-Squared, a local men's organization, is working to 'raise community to the power of you.' It does this primarily through its annual camping getaway. And it's no small affair - this year's CAMP, which took place over Labor Day weekend, brought out 90 people. CAMP is an acronym that reflects
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Missouri Supreme Court denies partner benefits suit
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

In what could be described as a classic 'Catch-22,' the Missouri Supreme Court has ruled that the same-sex partner of a Missouri Highway Patrol officer killed in the line of duty is not entitled to survivor benefits because the two weren't married.

Highway Patrol Corporal Dennis
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Oy vey! Will soy turn you Gay? Rabbi says soybean 'hormones' could have unbiblical side effects
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

And now, conclusive proof that the Catholic Church has no monopoly on silly religious dogma.

The Hasidic Rebbe of Gur has told the estimated 13,000 families who follow him that their boys must not eat soy products, because that might lead to 'unwanted sexual arousal.'
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Grindr or meat grinder? Too many men let unexamined prejudice dictate their dating behavior
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

A growing number of Gay men, particularly Gay men of color, are speaking out against something they say has been bothering them since the beginning of online dating. These men claim that some men who use mobile hookup apps like Grindr are racist. And the problem, they say, is only getti
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Thousands march with Pride in Taipei
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Tens of thousands of LGBT people and their friends and allies rallied in Taipei October 28 in celebration of Pride and support of marriage equality in Taiwan.

The Taiwanese legislature began debating legislation October 27 that would bring marriage equality to the islan
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AIDS: Still no easy answers - Study suggests finding a cure might be harder than we thought
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A new study released October 24 shows that reserves of dormant HIV 'hidden' in infected T cells may be much higher than previously thought. The findings cast doubt on the effectiveness of so-called 'shack and kill' AIDS cures.

The journal Cell published the study, which was do
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Jesse's Journal: Florida Democrats and LGBT Rights
Despite GOP success, there's reason for optimism in the Sunshine State

by Jesse Monteagudo - SGN Contributing Writer

As regular readers know, this writer is an active member of the Democratic Party. Though I have been critical of Democratic politicians in the past (and will continue to be so), under our
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