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posted Friday, January 10 2014 - Volume 42 Issue 02


Ed Murray: 'Let us begin!'
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Ed Murray was sworn in as Mayor of Seattle in front of a raucous capacity crowd in the lobby of City Hall on January 6. Former governor and U.S. ambassador to China Gary Locke, and Murray's husband Michael Shiosaki administered the oath of office.

For the oath, Murray used a 19th century Irish Bible and a rosary in
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Coalition delivers demands to Seattle Archdiocese
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

On January 4, the coalition of Catholic high school students, adult mentors and Eastside Catholic High School alumni joined Social Outreach Seattle (SOSea) once again, at the offices of the Seattle Archdiocese and Archbishop Peter Sartain. And this time we didn't just show up with sig
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Revealing Queer - MOHAI's groundbreaking LGBTQ history exhibit opens February 2014
Tim Moffett - SGN Staff Writer

The Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI) will begin its second year at its new Lake Union location by presenting 'Revealing Queer,' a landmark exhibit on the history of the Puget Sound's LGBTQ community.

The exhibit is one of the first of its kind in a mainstream history museum, and
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Sen. Patty Murray supports Orion Center and YouthCare
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

In response to the news that YouthCare's James W. Ray Orion Center shelter for at-risk youth could soon be forced to turn people away after losing a federal grant in 2013, U.S. Senator Patty Murray, Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Housing Subcommittee, wrote a letter to Acting Ass
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Mayor Edward B. Murray - Inaugural address
Mayor Edward B. Murray
Jan. 6, 2014

Thanks to all of you, today is a day of celebration.

We are here to celebrate not the political victories of individuals, but the persistent values of this city - values that transcend our divisions, bind us together, and define us as one people.

We are
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'Good enough' not good enough, Mayor tells SPD
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Mayor Ed Murray, making good on yet another campaign promise, reshuffled the Seattle police command on January 8, and informed SPD that he would accept nothing less than complete reform of the department's culture.

Interim Police Chief Jim Pugel was replaced by a retired Assi
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Neighbours update
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Neighbours Seattle has been serving the LGBTQ community for 30 years and they aren't about to stop now.

Not even arson and $6,000 worth of fire and water damage can shutter the doors of the iconic Capitol Hill club.

This weekend Neighbours is hosting a N
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Utah governor puts marriage rights 'on hold' - ACLU to sue state
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

In a dramatic reversal of his previous position, Utah Governor Gary Herbert has instructed state officials not to recognize Gay and Lesbian marriages performed in Utah after a federal judge struck down the state's ban on same-sex marriage.

Two days later, on January 9, the AC
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Navajo marriage equality on the horizon
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Although same-sex marriages are now legal in New Mexico, and may soon be in Utah, they are not in the huge Navajo reservation spreading over nearly 28,000 square miles in New Mexico and neighboring Utah and Arizona.

The legal doctrine of tribal sovereignty means that the Nava
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Russian government explains 'Gay propaganda'
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

According to Russian bloggers, government censors have defined nine criteria for determining online content that violates Russia's laws against 'Gay propaganda.' Roskomnadzor, the Russian government agency responsible for overseeing the media, published the guidelines, in a lengthy document o
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Vatican denies Pope is open to same-sex civil unions
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The Vatican has denied Italian media reports that Pope Francis might be open to legal recognition of same-sex civil unions. Matteo Renzi, head of Italy's Democratic Party, announced in December that his party would introduce civil union legislation.

The Pope was quoted in a J
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NFL still behind on being inclusive to Gay players
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

There's been a lot in the mainstream media lately about pro athletes who are Gay. You gotta love the mainstream media sometimes (yes, I'm being sarcastic) because whenever something becomes popular they almost act like they had something to do with it. In magazines and newspapers or we
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Kiki with D: Just chill and breathe
by D Smith - SGN Contributing Writer

Dear Kiki with D,

I need your advice. I have been dating a guy for two months. I met him on a dating website. We have a great time together, we have great conversations, we're very passionate towards each other, etc. We are sexually exclusive, but we never had the 'talk'
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Jesse's Journal: Coming out forty years ago
by Jesse Monteagudo - SGN Contributing Writer

I came out forty years ago; in late December of 1973, to be precise. After years of therapy, judo classes at the YMCA, and furtive sex in college bathrooms, I decided, at the age of 20, that it was time to take the next step. I told my parents, visited my first Gay bar, and made my
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