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posted Friday, April 4 2014 - Volume 42 Issue 14


Boy Scouts dismiss openly Gay Seattle scoutmaster Geoffrey McGrath
by Victor Bogatko - SGN Contributing Writer

Nearly a year ago the Boy Scouts of America announced it would admit Gay boys in the youth organization but still prohibit openly Gay leaders. This week the repercussions of last year's decision have been felt - right here in Seattle. A local scoutmaster, Geoffrey McGrath, has been dismissed for being openly Gay.
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Mississippi loves religion, hates Gays
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Mississippi's legislature has passed a so-called 'Mississippi Religious Freedom Restoration Act' - a measure that would allow individuals and businesses to refuse service to LGBT customers.

With less than 72 hours left in their session, both houses of the state legislature rushe
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Jacquelline Fuller, Google executive resigns from World Vision board over Gay marriage decision
SEATTLE (AP) - A World Vision board member has resigned in protest after the Christian aid group quickly reversed its decision to hire employees in same-sex marriages.

Jacquelline Fuller, director of corporate giving for Google Inc., said in an email Wednesday to The Associated Press that she remains a 'huge fan' of the group's
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Jesse's Journal: Politics of the mind and the heart
by Jesse Monteagudo - SGN Contributing Writer

Politics is often a dialogue between the mind and the heart. Our constitutional system of government encourages moderation and compromise and discourages ideology. Unlike other countries, which have proportional representation, we have a 'winner takes all' tradition in which the per
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Emerald City Softball Association season begins
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

The Emerald City Softball Association (ECSA) begins its 35th season on April 6, continuing a long love affair between Seattle's Gay men and women and softball. The tradition continues.

'Some things stick: On April 6, 1980, Post-It Notes first hit the shelves in U.S. store
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City of Seattle to consider sexual orientation/gender identity when addressing pay inequity
by Doug Hamilton - SGN Contributing Writer

Is it only gender discrimination that leads to decreased pay for women, or are there other cultural forces at work? Nudged a year ago by a report showing women in the Seattle metro area earn just 73 cents for every dollar earned by a male - the worst pay gap in the nation - then Mayor
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Supporters of ousted openly Gay troop leader speak out at Seattle rally
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Openly Gay Seattle area Boy Scouts of America troop leader, Geoff McGrath, was recently notified that he was being ousted from his leadership position because leadership says he made an issue out of his sexual orientation. On a rainy Thursday afternoon yesterday, supporters of Geoff McG
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Support DADT repeal or get out, Obama told Joint Chiefs
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

President Obama told the Joint Chiefs of Staff that if they would not support his decision to end the military's 'Don't Ask Don't Tell' policy, they should resign 'and go do other things,' according to a story on the BuzzFeed blog.

In a video BuzzFeed obtained through the Free
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Mozilla CEO resigns
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Embattled Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich is out after less than two weeks at the helm of the software giant.

Eich, named Mozilla's CEO on March 24, was famous for two things: he created JavaScript, and he donated $1000 to the Prop 8 campaign to repeal same-sex marriage in California.
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DOJ announces new Trans education program
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The U.S. Department of Justice has announced a new program to train local police departments to understand and deal effectively with Transgender issues.

'It's clear that such a training is as necessary as it is overdue,' Associate Attorney General Tony West said in a March 27
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Oregon will drop ballot initiative if court strikes marriage ban
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Oregon United for Marriage said on April 2 that it would drop its ballot initiative to legalize same-sex marriage if a federal judge strikes down their state's ban by May 23.

'Oregon is closer than ever to winning marriage for all loving, committed couples in our state,' Orego
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Pro-Gay mayors elected in Turkey
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Four pro-Gay candidates have been elected in Turkey's municipal elections held March 30.

In all, more than 3,000 mayoral positions were up for grabs, with the Islamist Justice and Development Party of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan taking more than 1,750.

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LA meningitis outbreak - Health officials urge vaccination
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The Los Angeles County Department of Health issued an announcement April 3, urging Gay and Bisexual men to be vaccinated for meningitis. Eight cases of the disease have been reported so far this year, and three patients have died.

Health officials said they have found 'commona
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Kiki with D
Dear Kiki with D,

I've been with my partner for the past six years and he is the love of my life. Over the past year, I've begun to hear rumors at the work place of him cheating on me with another man, but there are no outright signs at home. The shocking twist to this story is that the purported man is not only a coworker, but
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Seattle's Museum of History and Industry (860 Terry Ave. N. in South Lake Union) present 'Revealing Queer,' a landmark exhibit on the history of the Puget Sound region's LGBTQ community. Admission: $14 general; $12-student/senior/military/teacher; children under 14 free when accompanied by an adult. M
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NGI men thrive in sexual marketplace
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

According to a new study from the University of Columbia's Mailman School of Public Health, men who specifically don't identify as Gay are sought after 11 percent of the time in Craigslist ads for Gay men who are looking for Gay sex.

To examine the subgroup of men seekin
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New York appeals court upholds employment discrimination judgment
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A New York state appeals court has upheld a lower court ruling that a restaurant owner violated the New York City Human Rights Law when he forced his Lesbian chef to attend on-the-job prayer meetings, and told her she was going to hell because of her sexual orientation.

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Mayor announces City funds for Capitol Hill, other neighborhoods
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Mayor Ed Murray announced new funding for improvements to Capitol Hill and other neighborhoods at an April 1 press conference. The $2 million investment comes from the Only in Seattle (OIS) Initiative.

'This investment in neighborhood business districts is critical to our city
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