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posted Friday, December 5, 2014 - Volume 42 Issue 49


Stronger Together World AIDS Day Breakfast
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

On Wednesday hundreds of people - HIV/AIDS healthcare and social service organization employees and elected officials included - filed into a banquet room at the Washington State Convention Center for the 11th Annual Stronger Together Seattle World AIDS Day Breakfast.

Organizers and beneficiaries of the event,
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Anne Levinson named to PDC
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Governor Jay Inslee has appointed Anne Levinson to the state's Public Disclosure Commission (PDC). The PDC is in charge of enforcing campaign finance laws.

'Ensuring that the letter and the spirit of the State's disclosure laws are fully met is critically important to maintainin
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Delhi Queer Pride
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

India's first Pride Parade since Gay sex was recriminalized by the country's Supreme Court went off without a hitch on November 30.

Reuters news service reported hundreds of people marching through New Delhi, India's capital, in the seventh Delhi Queer Pride Parade.
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INSIGHTS & PERSPECTIVES - Relationship Inventory: How hard are you working?
by Michael Raitt - SGN Contributing Writer

Most of us go to work every day and most of us are familiar with the process of setting goals and working towards those goals to make our work successful. Interestingly, however, a lot of people do not carry this concept over to their relationships.

Establishing a rel
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Remarks on World AIDS Day
President Obama's Proclamation on World AIDS Day

'Guided by our National HIV/AIDS Strategy, we are working to build a society where every person has access to life-extending care, regardless of who they are or whom they love. The Affordable Care Act prohibits insurance companies from denying coverage due to a pre-existing co
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Seattle marries Lesbian couple from Utah as part of Visit Seattle's 'Marry Me in Seattle' tourism campaign
SEATTLE - Two Utah women were the fourth LGBTQ couple to be married through Visit Seattle's 'Marry Me in Seattle' campaign December 3. Some 20 friends and family were on hand to witness Jamie Anneal Palmer and Jennifer Lee Robinson tie the knot at 1927 Events.

The couple was chosen randomly from hundreds of entrants in the swee
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First LGBTQ and Allied credit union forming in Washington
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Seattle Gay News recently learned that the formation of the nation's first LGBTQ and Allied credit union is underway. The people behind the formation of this credit union are from Seattle.

Sierra Hansen told SGN, 'The LGBTQ and allied community in Washington state and ac
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Transgender Human Rights Institute launched
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

A new, non-profit international Transgender human rights organization for the public interest has been launched under the name of the Transgender Human Rights Institute.

According to officials, Transgender Human Rights Institute will initially focus on the Transgender Vi
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Labor Department issues rules to protect LGBT workers - Good start, but not enough, says Pride At Work
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The U.S. Department of Labor issued new rules prohibiting discrimination against LGBT workers by employers who contract with the federal government on December 3. The rules implement Executive Order 13672, signed by President Obama on July 21.

Pride At Work, the LGBT labor gro
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Lambda Legal takes on U.S. 'Don't Say Gay' laws
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Lambda Legal has launched a new campaign against 'Don't Say Gay' laws here in the United States.

According to the group, at least eight U.S. states have laws on the books that are similar to Russia's notorious laws banning public discussion of LGBT issues. Sometimes also called
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Republicans love losers: Mitt Romney leads 2016 polls, Rand Paul out of the race?
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Failed presidential candidate Mitt Romney leads the pack of Republican hopefuls for their party's 2016 presidential nomination, according to a Quinnipiac poll released November 26.

Romney came in at 19% in a crowded field of possible candidates. Former Florida Governor Jeb Bus
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Oops! Ohio judge accidently recognizes same-sex marriage
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

An Ohio judge approved the divorce of a Lesbian couple on November 25, thereby recognizing the reality of their prior marriage. The only problem is that Ohio is one of four states where bans on same-sex marriage were upheld by the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.

According to A
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HRC releases report establishing basis for Federal LGBT Non-Discrimination Bill
HRC commits to working toward vital and necessary non-discrimination legislation

WASHINGTON, DC - The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, today released a report explaining the need for non-discrimination laws protecting LGBT people at
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2014 Gay Games brought extra $52 million to Northeast Ohio
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

This year's Gay Games brought an additional $52 million to the economy of host cities Cleveland and Akron, Ohio, according to a study by two Kent State University economics professors.

The Games, held every four years like the Olympics, are the world's largest LGBT sports and
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'Mild' form of HIV evolving, Brit scientists say
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

HIV is becoming less infectious and less virulent as it evolves, a major new study reveals.

Scientists at the University of Oxford in Britain say that as the virus evolves, it takes longer to replicate itself, and therefore it becomes less easily transmitted to new hosts. It als
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Miami and Toledo pass Trans protections
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Two major American cities - Miami, Florida, and Toledo, Ohio - passed new legal protections for their Transgender residents December 2.

The Miami-Dade County Board of Commissioners passed a sweeping ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on a person's gender identity in hous
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The worst Gay rights advocate in the world: Paul Singer and the dark side of GOP Gay rights activism
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Paul Singer is a big-money donor to marriage equality organizations, pouring more than $11 million dollars into the cause since 2001.

Paul Singer is also a 'vulture fund' manager who bases some of his operations in the Cayman Islands so he can evade U.S. taxes on his profits.
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Muslim hotel owner: no cocktails, but Gays are OK
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A London hotel recently acquired by a Muslim owner will no longer serve cocktails, a spokesperson said, but it will not discriminate against Gay guests.

The upscale Bermondsley Square Hotel in the Southwark area of London was recently bought by a new owner, identified in the B
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