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posted Friday, November 7 2014 - Volume 42 Issue 45


Sixth Circuit upholds marriage bans
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Breaking with all the other appellate courts that have ruled on same-sex marriage, a three-judge panel of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld marriage bans in Michigan, Kentucky, Ohio, and Tennessee. The decision applies to six lawsuits from all four states.

The November 6 ruling was a split 2-1 decision, with
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Once-a-quarter injectable PrEP drug promising, early tests show
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A new study suggests that at least one injectable PrEP drug may provide protection against HIV infection if administered once every 16 weeks. A second drug being tested is far less promising, however.

Injectable PrEP meds that can be administered once a quarter would help addr
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Election 2014: The more things change, the more they stay the same
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The one important thing that happened in the 2014 election was that minimum wage initiatives passed overwhelmingly in four states.

Here in Washington state, Republicans remain in control of the state Senate, with the aid of one Democratic turncoat, and Democrats remain in cont
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Loss of a true leader
by Mark Segal - Philadelphia Gay News

If you're like me, you hate to go to funerals. In fact, many of us in the LGBT community have gone to far too many due to our friends and family who passed from AIDS. But this is not a column about AIDS.

Gloria Casarez, the mayor's LGBT liaison, passed away this week, and I
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INSIGHTS AND PERSPECTIVES: Relationship Inventory - Control
by Michael Raitt - SGN Contributing Writer

Controlling relationships contribute to unhappiness, anger, deceit and ongoing negative interactions. Sometimes they start from the beginning and sometimes they evolve over time. They can exist between parents and children, friends, dating, or between spouses.

Fear is
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THE AMAZON TRAIL: Cheeseburgers in Paradise: Cate Culpepper 1957-2014
by Lee Lynch - Special to the SGN

Author Cate Culpepper was friends with just about everyone in her life. Our friendship began in 2006, when we met in Olympia, Washington for a signing. In 2007 my sweetheart-to-be and I visited Cate's hotel room at the Golden Crown Literary Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. Cate was wearing ove
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Puddletown Squares to perform at the 125th Anniversary of Washington Statehood Celebration in Olympia Seattle's LGBT Square Dancing Club to offer FREE Square Dancing Evening in Seattle
Puddletown is proud to have been selected to dance at the upcoming 125th Anniversary of Washington's Statehood Celebration on Tuesday, November 11, from 1-4 p.m., at the Washington State Capitol/Legislative Building (416 Sid Snyder Ave. SW, Olympia). It is one of only two square dancing clubs in Washington to be asked to participate in the event more
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The Seattle Public Library presents Richard Blanco's new memoir The Prince of Los Cocuyos: A Miami Childhood on November 10
The 2014 Seattle Reads author Richard Blanco will read from his new, full-length memoir about growing up in Miami as the Gay son of Cuban immigrants from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Monday, November 10, at the Broadway Performance Hall of Seattle Central College, 1625 Broadway, at Broadway and E. Pine St.

In Blanco's memoir, The Princ
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National election wrap-up - All five openly Gay members of U.S. House of Representatives win re-election
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

All five of the openly Gay members of the U.S. House of Representatives have won re-election, as did Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona, who is Bisexual.

That's the good news. The bad news is several Gay candidates seeking to join their ranks were defeated - including Democrat Se
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Seattle getting whiter, Portland is whitest - But Seattle is Gayer
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Newly released U.S. Census figures show that Seattle is getting whiter, but is nowhere as white as some other U.S. cities.

Among the 50 largest U.S. cities, Seattle is the fifth whitest. In 2013, 67% of our population was classified as non-Hispanic white, according to the Census d
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Kansas and Missouri marriage bans struck down
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A federal judge struck down Kansas's ban on same-sex marriage on October 4, and a Missouri state judge followed suit on October 5, also striking his state's marriage ban.

In his decision, U.S. District Judge Daniel Crabtree said he was bound by prior rulings from the Tenth Cir
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Health insurer Aetna ends Transgender discrimination
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Aetna, an American managed health care company, which sells traditional and consumer-directed health care insurance plans and related services (medical, pharmaceutical, dental, behavioral health, long-term care and disability plans) announced this week it will start covering gender reas
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Lambda Legal sues Social Security Administration on behalf of Gay Chicago widower
'The SSA is denying this grieving widower benefits as a spouse, only because this same-sex couple lived in Arkansas, a state that discriminated against their marriage when one of them tragically died.'

CHICAGO - On Thursday, November 6, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Lambda Legal fil
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Houston will defy Texas state judge on same-sex benefits
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A Texas state judge ordered the city of Houston to stop providing spousal benefits to the partners of Gay and Lesbian city employees in a November 5 ruling, but the city said it would continue to provide the benefits.

Texas District Judge Lisa Millard issued a temporary restra
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BC denies accreditation to anti-Gay Christian law school
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A Christian law school set to open in Vancouver, British Columbia, has lost its accreditation because it discriminates against LGBT students.

In a binding referendum, members of the Law Society of British Columbia voted overwhelmingly to revoke accreditation for Trinity Western
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Ghosts of the past haunt Chile: Dictator's grandson forms right wing anti-Gay party
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The grandson of Chile's former military dictator Augusto Pinochet announced he will form a new political party to be called Orden Republicano Mi Patria (Republican Order My Country).

Augusto Pinochet Molina described his new party as 'center-right,' but the Guardian newspaper
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What the Seattle Preschool Program means for Gay parents
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

On November 4, Seattle voters selected the Seattle Preschool Program (Proposition 1B) crafted by Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, the City Council, early learning experts, and a wide variety of local stakeholders. Tuesday's vote means Seattle will take its first step toward universal, voluntary
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