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posted Friday, November 15 2013 - Volume 41 Issue 46


Hawaii makes it 15 - Governor signs marriage bill the day after its passage
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Hawaii became the 15th state to offer equal marriage rights to Gay and Lesbian couples when Gov. Neil Abercrombie signed its new marriage law in a televised ceremony on November 13.

The previous day, Hawaii's Senate approved the House version of the bill by a 19-4 margin. The Senate had previously passed its own marr
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Trans protections under attack in California - Well-known bigots file ballot challenge to groundbreaking state law
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

California's newly enacted law protecting Transgender students is apparently headed for a test at the ballot box.

The so-called 'Privacy for All Students' coalition announced on November 11 that it had collected 620,000 signatures on a petition to put the law up for a vote on
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Homeless youth shelter gets reprieve - County grant saves YouthCare program on weeknights
by Paul Torres - Special to the SGN

The King County Council announced this week that it is pledging $120,000 for 2014 to help keep YouthCare's James W. Ray Orion Center open as an overnight shelter. The center, at the bottom of Capitol Hill on Yale Avenue, assists homeless youth and young adults with immediate shelter needs, co
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On the OutFest fiasco - Violent arrest at Philly street fair raises troubling questions
by Mark Segal - Philadelphia Gay News

There's a national message in something that happened in Philadelphia last month at a festival known as OutFest. The festival, which is actually a good old-fashioned city block party held in the Gayborhood across eight city blocks, is billed as the largest Coming Out Day party in the world,
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Take a ride with Seattle Parks - Department offers guided tour of late-night events for teens
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Your opportunity to learn more about Late Night and other Seattle Parks Teen programs just got easier. Seattle Parks and Recreation is offering a guided tour of its Late Night programs for teens, Friday, December 6, starting at 9 p.m. at Rainier Community Center (4600 38th Ave. S.). Th
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McGinn to serve at food bank - Seattle mayor joins nationwide effort to boost volunteerism
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

On Friday, November 15, outgoing Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn will join the presidents of the nation's two mayoral organizations at a local food bank to prepare food for low-income Seattle residents and announce a national effort to highlight the impact of national service on the challeng
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The flip side of marriage equality - Same-sex divorce cases challenge bans on relationship recognition
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

While Gay and Lesbian couples in 21 states are now in court challenging their states' failure to recognize their marriages, couples in at least three states are taking on the issue of relationship recognition from a different angle - divorce proceedings.

The Texas Supreme Cou
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Correcting the record for Transgender veterans - Military law experts tell how to fix discharge papers to reflect true gender
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

A new report released this week by the National LGBT Bar Association, in conjunction with the National Institute of Military Justice (NIMJ), outlines a clear regulatory process by which the armed services are able to change Transgender veterans' military discharge paperwork (Form DD214)
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New Mexico marriage plaintiff dies - Woman's death certificate is first in state to list a same-sex spouse
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Jennifer Neuman-Roper, one of the plaintiffs in the New Mexico marriage equality lawsuit that opened the state to same-sex marriages, died of cancer on November 11. She was 44.

The ACLU of New Mexico, which is representing the Neuman-Ropers and five other couples, posted a me
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Hawaii judge OKs marriage law - Weddings can begin next month after last-ditch lawsuit rejected
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Hawaiian Circuit Court Judge Karl Sakamoto ruled on November 14 that the state's new marriage law is valid, clearing the way for Gay and Lesbian couples to be married starting December 2.

State Rep. Bob McDermott, who voted against the new law, filed suit alleging that same-se
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A bear market for hate - Gay NYSE member backs petition to cancel 'Russia Day'
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Gay rights activists, pivoting off their success in getting the president of the American Bar Association to cancel his participation in an event supporting investment in Russia, have secured a big endorsement for their new campaign calling on the New York Stock Exchange to cancel a sche
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Blood, fire - and bigotry; not a penny - why LGBTs should pass those Salvation Army kettles by
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Bil Browning, co-creator of the popular Gay blog The Bilerico Project, wants you to know why you shouldn't donate to the Salvation Army. He once wrote an article that garnered more than 14,000 Facebook shares alone. The reason? Many people just don't know how bad the Salvation Army rea
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NORTHWEST ART ALLIANCE - 'BEST OF THE NORTHWEST' FALL 2013 PART 2 25TH ANNUAL ART & FINE CRAFT SHOW
On Friday & Saturday, November 8 & 9, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and Sunday, November 10, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., the 'Best of the Northwest' Fall 2013 (Part 2) 25th Annual Art & Fine Craft Show returns to Hangar 30 in Magnuson Park (7400 Sand Point Way NE) with 100 new artists.
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Greece ordered to allow same-sex civil unions
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled on November 7 that Greece must make civil unions available to Gay and Lesbian couples. The ruling came as a result of a complaint by a Gay couple, Grigoris Vallianatos and Nikolaos Mylonas.

The Greek law limiting 'life partner' s
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New HIV treatment guidelines focus on full-spectrum care
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Advances in HIV treatment mean that most HIV patients now live more or less normal lives, and their doctors should focus on a full spectrum of health care, researchers say.

Consequently, new guidelines issued by the HIV Medicine Association of the Infectious Diseases Society
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Michael Jordan's daughter comes out as Lesbian
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Jasmine Jordan, the daughter of the world's best-known basketball player, posted a photo of herself with her girlfriend Carmen Tyson-Thomas on Instagram on Aug. 20 with the caption: 'This Little Closet Is Holding Me Back.'

Jasmine is Michael Jordan's only daughter.
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Jesse's Journal: SAGEWorks comes to town
by Jesse Monteagudo - SGN Contributing Writer

SAGEWorks is a national work-readiness program for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender mature workers (age 40 and older), who need or want to return to the workplace. The mission of SAGEWorks is 'to improve the capacity of LGBT older adults to remain productive, vital, and co
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