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posted Friday, December 26, 2014 - Volume 42 Issue 52


Showdown in Florida - SCOTUS turns down stay on marriages; state officials stall
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A show down over same-sex marriage is shaping up in Florida, as the U.S. Supreme Court turned down a request to stay a lower court ruling in favor of equality, but state officials resist issuing marriage licenses to Gay and Lesbian couples.

The U.S. Supreme Court turned down Florida State Attorney General Pam Bondi'
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Ugandan activists launch LGBT magazine
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Defying conservative public opinion and a government that has threatened to execute them, LGBT activists in Uganda have launched a new magazine titled Bombastic. The first issue appeared December 22 and is available in Uganda in hard copy, and online at http://www.kuchutimes.com/bombastic-mag
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New FDA blood donor policy draws criticism from LGBT groups
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced December 23 that it will now recommend accepting blood donations from Gay men, but only if they have been celibate for one year prior to donating.

The new rule ends a total ban on blood from Gay men that has been in place s
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SASG tree lot fundraiser raises $214,501.50
It has been an amazing 30th year serving the Seattle LGBTQ community at Seattle Area Support Groups (formerly Seattle AIDS Support Group). This year also marked the 25th annual SASG Holiday Tree & Greenery Sale fundraiser.

'Thanks to the dedication of our amazing volunteers, staff, and loyal supporters, we raised $214,501.50 th
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ACLU sues Indiana school district for not recognizing Gay Straight Alliance
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The ACLU has filed suit against an Indiana school district on behalf of three high school students who want to form a Gay Straight Alliance.

The North Putnam High School Community School Corporation - the district school authority - has refused to recognize the GSA.
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2016 presidential poll: Dems love Hillary, GOP loves no one
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The final ABC News/Washington Post poll of 2014 gives Hillary Clinton a huge lead over possible rivals for the Democratic Party presidential nomination. On the GOP side, however, it shows respondents splitting their votes a dozen ways.

According to the poll released December 2
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Jeb Bush doesn't hate you, but he doesn't like you very much either
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush said on December 16 that he will now 'actively explore the possibility of running for President.'

Bush made the announcement of his intention to follow in the footsteps of his big brother George W., and his father George H.W., via a post on his
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Argentine court rules that orangutan can't be held by zoo against her will
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A court in Argentina has ruled that an orangutan now in the Buenos Aires zoo must be released to a wildlife sanctuary in Brazil where she will enjoy greater freedom and privacy.

Sandra the orangutan was born in a German zoo in 1986 and arrived in Buenos Aires in 1994. At 28, s
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Syphilis infections up 10% CDC says
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

New syphilis cases increased by 10% in 2013, a new CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) report says, with men who have sex with men accounting for more than 75% of the total.

According to the CDC report, the number of syphilis infections reported to the CDC in 2013
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Arab LGBT groups condemn Egypt bathhouse raid
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A number of LGBT organizations in North Africa and the Middle East have issued a joint statement condemning the December 7 police raid on a Gay bathhouse in Cairo. Egyptian police arrested either 26 or 33 men in the raid, according to local sources.

In a statement carried in W
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Brits put up obstacles to Trans voters
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Britain's new voter registration system will bar many Trans people from voting, activists charged, in spite of the country's 2004 Gender Recognition Act.

The new system requires Trans voters to submit their previous names to authorities, or to register in with multiple legal doc
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