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posted Friday, July 18 2014 - Volume 42 Issue 29


Transgender employee gets apology from Pagliacci Pizza - Fired after complaining about customer
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Dylan Paul says she is 'happy' with an apology from her former boss, Matt Galvin of Pagliacci Pizza, after she was fired July 11 in a dispute over how to deal with a disrespectful customer.

'After speaking with Matt,' she told SGN, 'he seems like he's genuinely invested in making this right, and committed to finding
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Utah marriages are valid, Tenth Circuit says
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A three-judge panel of the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on July 11 that marriages performed in Utah before a stay was issued in that state's marriage case are valid and must be recognized by the state.

The two-judge majority said simply that state officials 'have not m
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Victory Fund raises over $11,000 in Seattle for LGBT candidates
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

The Victory Fund, an organization that raises money to support and elect LGBT people to office, held a champagne brunch in Seattle on Sunday, July 13, that brought in over $11,000 in donations in support of LGBT political candidates across the country.

The event, held at t
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INSIGHTS & PERSPECTIVES: 'Fuck-It' Factor
by Michael Raitt - SGN Contributing Writer

How many times in your life have you heard yourself say, 'fuck it'? Perhaps it was related to a relationship dynamic or trying to get something done. Most of us have had this experience and we react to it, yet few of us pay much attention to it or understand it. It is worth underst
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Evangelism as Therapy - Faith-based advocacy should not be disguised as licensed healthcare
by Richard J. Rosendall - SGN Contributing Writer

Encountering the Family Research Council's Peter Sprigg in the D.C. Council Chambers on June 27 took me back five years to our battles over the District's marriage equality bill. This time it was a hearing on a bill to prohibit conversion therapy for minors. Sprigg was furious
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Sisters celebrate anniversary - give $16K away
by Sister Ophelia Onassis - Special to the SGN

On July 14, 1996 (Bastille Day), the founding members of the Sisters of Perpetual IndulgenceTM, The Abbey of St. Joan, baptized themselves in Lake Washington, dedicating themselves to the promulgation of universal joy and the expiation of stigmatic guilt. On July 12, 2014, the
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Medical marijuana workers unionize
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A medical marijuana collective in Puyallup and UFCW (United Food and Commercial Workers) Local 367 announced on July 14 that they had reached agreement on union representation for 'patient consultants' working at the collective.

Dutch Master's Organic Gardens collective has b
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Be sure to register your GSAs
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

The Gay & Lesbian Straight Education Network (GLSEN) Washington state is reminding students and faculty to not forget to register their Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) clubs; forgoing registration could potentially mean losing out on the great tips, tricks, and activities in store for GSAs
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Inspire Youth Project (formerly Rise n' Shine) provides life-sustaining support and inspiration for children living in difficult circumstances
Linda Dahlstrom and Nicole Geissler share their experiences

Facing the death of a parent at age 9 is difficult for any child. When the reason for the death is AIDS, the child has very few, if any, friends she can talk to. Nicole Geissler, now 28, recalls why she got involved with Rise n' Shine: 'As my stepfather's health deteri
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Catholics cut off funds to immigrant rights group over marriage
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A Portland immigrant rights group lost a longstanding grant from the Catholic Campaign for Human Development because it also accepts money from the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), a Latino civil rights organization that endorses marriage equality.

Voz Workers' Rights Educa
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DOJ will back marriage equality, Holder says
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said in an ABC TV interview that his Department of Justice will argue for marriage equality if the Supreme Court accepts an appeal from Utah officials seeking to save their ban on same-sex marriage.

If the Supreme Court agrees to hear Utah's a
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ENDA controversy: Log Cabin Republicans like it just fine as it is
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The Log Cabin Republicans say they like ENDA just fine as it is, religious exemption and all.

'Nothing has changed at Log Cabin Republicans regarding our calculus. We continue to support ENDA as it is now, as we always have,' the group's leader, Gregory T. Angelo told Metro
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HIV/AIDS epidemic: Done by 2030?
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A new UNAIDS report says the global HIV/AIDS epidemic can be brought under control by 2030, but WHO (the World Health Organization) warns that HIV infection rates may 'explode' among Gay men and other high risk groups.

The report from UNAIDS, the agency charged with monitoring
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Transgender activist responsible for changing Northeastern University's health care program needs help
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Kyle Rapinan, human rights activist and law student, recently reached out to the public to ask for help for Rapinan's friend, Transgender activist DJ Jones.

Rapinan and another friend, Hannah Adams, created a fundraising page on YouCaring.com called Gender-Affirming Heal
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Demystifying Transgender
by Mac S. McGregor - Special to the SGN

Most people think breaking the gender constructs or molds in our society shakes the very foundations of all that they know and understand to be solid. Although quantum physics teaches us that nothing is really solid, we still like to think it is. It makes people think they have a better
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An LGBT pioneer marries
by Mark Segal - Philadelphia Gay News

Something happened last week that I thought would never happen in my lifetime: I got married. And now, a few days later, it still is an amazement to me.

I never thought that little piece of paper and ceremony would mean this much. If I had any questions about that, it was
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Neo-Nazis fail to disrupt Budapest Pride
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Budapest Pride went off without a hitch July 12, despite efforts by a neo-Nazi party to disrupt the event. Organizers said more than 10,000 people took part in a march through the Hungarian capital.

The embassies of Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France
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Top researchers traveling to International AIDS Conference killed in Malaysian crash
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Several passengers aboard Malaysian flight MH17, which was shot down near the Ukraine-Russia border by a Russian surface-to-air missile, reportedly were AIDS researchers and staff traveling to the International AIDS Conference in Melbourne.

According to reports, several, pos
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