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posted Friday, November 28 - Volume 42 Issue 48


TASTE of GSBA raises over $727,000 to support our LGBTQ and allied scholars
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

This week, Greater Seattle Business Association CEO Louise Chernin said, There was magic in the air as our 820 guests were welcomed with champagne by 100 outstanding volunteers, including the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence selling Emerald Tickets, PFLAG, Quake Rugby, Delta Lambda Phi, UWs Rainbow Grads, scholars and member
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ISIS stones two Gay men, international watchdog group says Iraqi and Syrian LGBT community at risk
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The so-called Islamic State (IS, ISIS, or ISIL) has stoned two men to death because they were Gay, according to the watchdog group Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

'The IS today stoned to death a man that it said was gay,' the group said in a November 25 statement, adding t
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National LGBT groups react to Ferguson decision
Pride at Work Executive Director Jerame Davis:
'The decision of the grand jury not to indict Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown feels like a punch in the gut to many. I am one of those who feel like justice failed us tonight.

'I believe in an America where there is no justification for a police
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Statement by Seattle Mayor Ed Murray on the Grand Jury Decision in Ferguson, Missouri
I have said many times as Mayor that I believe race remains our greatest challenge as a nation and as a community.

Today, we as a nation and as a community confront this challenge painfully and profoundly.

After the tragic police shooting of an unarmed teenager, Michael Brown, in Ferguson this past summer, Pres
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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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End of the road for Freedom to Marry, NOM?
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Political rivals Freedom to Marry and NOM may be nearing the end of their existence as marriage equality is rapidly becoming a reality across the country.

Founded by Evan Wolfson in 2003, Freedom to Marry not only waged a national campaign for equality, but also funneled resourc
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Arkansas and Mississippi marriage bans fall
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Federal judges struck down same-sex marriage bans in both Arkansas and Mississippi on November 25. The back-to-back decisions came only days after the U.S. Supreme Court lifted a stay on a similar decision in South Carolina, where Gay and Lesbian marriages have already begun.

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Mississippi Supreme Court will hear Lesbian divorce case
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Mississippi's Supreme Court set January 21 as the date it will hear arguments in a Lesbian divorce case, but the state Attorney General's office says Mississippi cannot grant the women a divorce because it does not recognize their marriage in the first place.

Lauren Czekala-Ch
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Merry Christmas, Uganda!
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Anti-Gay legislation will be revived by Uganda's parliament before the New Year, a key lawmaker told Reuters news service on November 21.

A bill that would have mandated life in prison for Gays was passed by Uganda's parliament almost a year ago, but the country's constitutional
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SPD's demographic advisory councils meet for training with SPD officials
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

On November 18, leadership from Seattle's demographic advisory councils to the Seattle Police Department met with Community Outreach Commander, Captain John Hayes, at SPD's Education and Training Section Support Facility for a two-hour discussion and training session about critical incide
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