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posted Friday, April 24, 2015 - Volume 43 Issue 17


Mayor announces new anti-crime strategy for downtown
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray has announced a joint SPD and FBI sweep of downtown drug dealers as part of a new anti-crime strategy for the area adjoining Pike Place Market.

The April 23 press conference featured Murray, Acting U.S. Attorney Annette Hayes, SPD Chief Kathleen O'Toole, King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg,
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SCOTUS turns down appeal on Oregon marriages
Are they tipping their hand?

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear NOM's last chance appeal to prevent same-sex marriages in Oregon. Their decision was announced April 20.

U.S. District Judge Michael McShane struck down Oregon's constitutional amendment barring same-sex marriages on May 19, 2014. A m
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Eat your generous heart out at Dining Out For Life on Thursday, April 30!
Dining Out For Life is that one day each year when giving back is as simple as having breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, a cocktail, or all of the above (is your stomach growling yet?) at your favorite participating business.

Dining Out For Life presented by BECU returns for its 22nd year next Thursday, April 30th. On this day
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Little Rock defies state, passes nondiscrimination ordinance
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The City of Little Rock defied Arkansas state law on April 21, with a new ordinance banning discrimination against LGBT people in hiring and city services. The vote by the city's Board was 7-2.

A number of Arkansas cities are considering similar measures, hoping to combat the
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JESSE'S JOURNAL: Marriage Equality and the 2016 elections (Part 1)
by Jesse Monteagudo - SGN Contributing Writer

On November 2, 2004, George W. Bush was re-elected President of the United States and voters in 11 states approved constitutional amendments that banned same-sex marriage. Many pundits believed that the ballot measures helped Bush, who during the campaign spoke in support of a U
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What's your story?
by Kris Hermanns
Pride Foundation
Special to the SGN

I am thrilled to announce that in our 30th year, Pride Foundation will be partnering with StoryCorps - an organization dedicated to providing people of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share, and preserve the stories of their live
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C O R R E C T I O N
In last Friday's Seattle Gay News (April 17, 2015) the photograph used to illustrate the front page story about the April 10 Take Back the Hill march led by homeless Queer youth was inadvertently of a previous march on Capitol Hill and not of the April 10 Take Back the Hill march.

The Seattle Gay News apologizes to the organizers
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Finalists for Sally Clark's City Council seat announced
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The Seattle City Council has announced the eight finalists for appointment to fill the Council seat vacated by Sally Clark. Clark, who will take a new job as a community relations officer at UW, announced her resignation April 12.

The remaining City Council members interviewed
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SEAMEC announces early endorsements
SEAMEC (Seattle Metropolitan Elections Committee) has announced three early endorsements for the 2015 election.

Those endorsed are:

o Lloyd Hara for King County Assessor.

o Larry Gossett for King County Council, District 2.

o Joe McDermott for King County Council District 8.
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Right-wing Christians call for anti-Gay witch-hunt in GOP
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Right-wing Christian activists are calling on pastors to 'investigate' the family and staff of Republican presidential candidates in order to identify and expose closeted Gays and their supporters.

Veteran anti-Gay activist David Lane and his American Renewal Project told t
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East Precinct Commander to Capitol Hill nightclubs/bars: 'I don't like overserving'
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Seattle Police Department's East Precinct commander Capt. Paul McDonagh has a message that he wants heard loud and clear: 'I don't like overserving. I don't like underage drinking. And I don't like overcrowding.'

McDonagh spoke directly to nightlife security personnel on
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MARK MY WORDS: Of Iran, Gay Pride and Rick Santorum
by Mark Segal - Philadephia Gay News

June will soon be upon us and when many of us think of June, we think of Gay Pride.

Most places in the nation celebrate Gay Pride, many in mid-to-late June with the largest celebrations in New York City, San Francisco and Los Angeles. But guess what is waiting in the wings
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No transfer for Georgia Trans inmate, judge rules - Prisoner sought to escape rape, extortion
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A U.S. District Judge has turned down a request by a Transgender Georgia inmate for transfer to a low-security prison to escape repeated abuse by other inmates and prison officials.

Ashley Diamond says she has been raped at least seven times by other inmates, harassed, and for
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Opus Dei sues Chilean LGBT organization
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The conservative Roman Catholic organization Opus Dei is suing a Chilean LGBT rights organization for what amounts to copyright infringement. Court papers were filed April 20.

MOVILH (the Movement for Homosexual Integration and Liberation) runs a website called 'Opus Gay,' and
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Genetically engineered HIV used to treat another disease
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A genetically engineered type of HIV has been used successfully to treat Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome, a genetic disease that leaves patients vulnerable to infections and bleeding.

A joint British-French scientific study, published in JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Asso
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UNITE FOR MARRIAGE SEATTLE CELEBRATION RALLY, TUESDAY, APRIL 28
A celebration on the day the Supreme Court hears national marriage cases - Seattle's official response

WHAT: On April 28th, SCOTUS will hear oral arguments on the subject of national marriage equality. Movement leaders will stand in solidarity with communities across the nation to send a message of love and understandin
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Local party promoter Kirk Calvo sees nightlife as a way to effect positive change
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor
photo Robert Roth/Jetspace

Chances are if you frequent the Seattle Eagle (314 E. Pike) you already know who Kirk Calvo is. He's the young promoter everyone is talking about lately. And people are talking for good reason. His monthly parties - AREA 2181 'Seattle's premiere cruising
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