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posted Friday, November 21 - Volume 42 Issue 47


Montana marriage ban falls, couples marry
Judge rejects Baker v. Nelson precedent

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

U.S. District Judge Brian Morris struck down Montana's ban on same-sex marriage in a ruling delivered November 19.

'The Court PERMANENTLY ENJOINS the State of Montana and its officers, employees, agents, and political subdivisions from enforcing [the ban],' Morris wrote in his opinion. 'This injunction shall take
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Marriages begin in South Carolina, controversy in Kansas, mess in Michigan 32 Washington organizations among grantees
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Gay and Lesbian couples began to marry in South Carolina on November 19 after the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals turned down the state's request for a stay. The U.S. Supreme Court also declined to issue a stay on November 20.

Meanwhile Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt tr
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National Transgender Day of Remembrance - Seattle U hosts commemoration event
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor
Each year, national Transgender Day of Remembrance provides an opportunity for communities to come together and remember Transgender people, gender-variant individuals, and those perceived to be Transgender who have been murdered because of hate.

Transgender Day of Remembr
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Catholic Church synod an LGBT slap in the face?
by Mark Segal - Philadelphia Gay News
Special to the SGN

For the LGBT community to simply ignore what happened at the Vatican a couple of weeks ago when Pope Francis convened a synod on issues facing the Catholic Church would be a major mistake. Even those of us who are not Catholic are affected by a church that has an
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Transgender Day of Remembrance: At least 226 Trans people murdered this year
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A new report released in advance of the Transgender Day of Remembrance, November 20, indicates that violence against Trans people continues worldwide.

According to Transgender Europe's Trans Murder Monitoring project, at least 226 Trans people have been murdered within the pas
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Seattle Men in Leather's Boots & Buzzcuts event raises over $400
by Tim Moffett - SGN Staff Writer

For me, nothing says 'Leather Event' quite like a boot blacking and hair buzzing event. Such was the case on November 8, when Seattle Men in Leather (SML) hosted 'Boots & Buzzcuts' at the Cuff Complex.

Event participants and spectators were treated to the unequaled aroma of as
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Marc Solomon, national campaign director for Freedom to Marry, to appear at Town Hall, December 1
On Monday, December 1, at 7:30 p.m., at Town Hall Seattle (1119 8th Ave. at Seneca St.) Marc Solomon, national campaign director for Freedom to Marry, will appear at a reading and book-signing event in support of his new book, Winning Marriage: The Inside Story of How Same-Sex Couples Took on the Politicians and Pundits - and Won.
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DJ Bret Law newest addition to Cuff lineup; dance club resurges in popularity
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

If you've been here in Seattle longer than a week or so, and you are a Gay man, chances are you are familiar with Seattle's legendary dance club/bar: The Cuff Complex (1533 13th Ave). Cuff, as it is more commonly known, is a Gay Seattle staple. Over the decades Cuff has hosted some of
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Trans Activist and author Leslie Feinberg dies at 65
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Transgender activist and author Leslie Feinberg died November 15. She was 65.

According to her spouse, Minnie Bruce Pratt, she had suffered for decades from multiple tick-borne infections including Lyme disease, babeisiosis, and protomyxzoa rheumatica.

Feinberg was
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Freedom to Marry launches Texas marriage campaign
NEW YORK - Freedom to Marry, in partnership with Equality Texas, today launched a public education campaign to amplify the bipartisan momentum for the freedom to marry in the Lone Star State. The campaign, called Texas for Marriage, will highlight that support as well as the continued harms that committed Gay couples face everyday until the st more
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Mexico City OKs gender changes without court order
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Mexico City has approved legislation to allow Transgender residents to change the gender markers on their legal documents at will, without a special court order.

The Legislative Assembly of the Federal District (ALDF) - the equivalent of Mexico City's city council - passed the
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