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UPDATE - Domestic Partnership bill thrives in changing political climate
by Nick Ardizzone - SGN Staff Writer

With the passage of the Domestic Partnership Expansion bill through the House last week, members of Washington's GLBT community came one step closer to civil rights equality - a step achieved with surprising ease as the bill faced almost no opposition during its ascent to the Senate. On Thursday, the Seattle Gay News interviewed
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Meeting the monarchs: New ISCSORE Emperor and Empress introduce
Meeting the monarchs: New ISCSORE Emperor and Empress introduce 'Year of We' by Sara Michelle Fetters - SGN Contributing Writer

Rainier XXXIV Bruce Butler and Olympia XXXVII Nina Maxwell are no strangers to the International Court System (ICS) or to the Imperial Sovereign Court of Seattle (ISCSORE). Bruce has been working for
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Light shows 1967: Part One
by Don Paulson - SGN Contributing Writer

The hippie "summer of love" pilgrimage of the late 1960s was not, of course, exclusively straight. Gays played roles as participants, musicians, management and light show artists. Gays were generally accepted but this was before Stonewall. The term originated by a remark about Civil War c
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Gay City University seeks instructors
Seattle's Gay community goes back to school this spring! Gay City University (GCU) returns for its 14th session on May 17, 2008. Gay City Health Project is seeking instructors to teach engaging, informative, and diverse classes to community members during our day-long event. Individuals interested in offering a course at Gay City University sho more
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Coronation sparkles on Seattle's waterfront
by Sara Michelle Fetters - SGN Contributing Writer

It was glitz and glamour this past Saturday night at Seattle's Waterfront Marriot Hotel as the Imperial Sovereign Court of Seattle (ISCSORE) held their annual Coronation event bidding farewell to 2007-2008 monarchs Rainier XXXIII Mark Dubois and Olympia XXXVI Sapphire Knight,
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Children
by Jennifer Vanasco - SGN Contributing Writer

Jorge, my super, sat on my couch the other afternoon, having tea and pie. My building's heat was out again, but this time the problem was serious: The boiler had cracked. Jorge was waiting for a mechanic of some kind to come, and so I invited him in.

"You don't hav
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Stabbing at Neighbours 'not a hate crime'
by Nick Ardizzone - SGN Staff Writer

A vicious stabbing early Monday morning outside of Neighbours nightclub sent ripples of anxiety through the area. Word of the attack spread quickly online, and by morning the specter of yet another hate crime on Capitol Hill hung heavy over the community.

As reports dev
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CORRECTION
In the February 15 issue of the Seattle Gay News, a press release about the shooting of Lawrence King (Safe Schools Coalition responds to middle school hate crime shooting) was mistakenly attributed to the Safe Schools Coalition rather than GroundSpark. GroundSpark, a member of the Safe Schools Coalition family of organizations, issued the pres more
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Rethinking the 'Gay agenda'
by Chris Crain - SGN Contributing Writer

This year's presidential primaries have been so exciting that it's important that those who care about the Gay rights movement remember to focus on what exactly we want from the new president and Congress next year.

Disenchantment with President Bush has greatly improve
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Entre Hermanos
by Marcos Martinez - SGN Contributing Writer

Por algunos meses hemos oído reportes de violencia en contra de personas gay en el vecindario de Capitol Hill. Hoy escribo sobre algo igualmente alarmante, la violencia dentro de nuestra misma comunidad Latina LGBT.

El fin de semana pasado, ocurrió un incidente violen
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Ex-Gay quack therapists declare war
by Wayne Besen - SGN Contributing Writer

Dr. Warren Throckmorton, the shamelessly self-promoting ex-Gay therapist, has stepped up his holy war against Gay people. This week, he organized a pack of fundamentalist quacks to file a formal written complaint with the American Counseling Association. Throckmorton's crew is upset bec
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The Outfield: Friday Night Lights turn dark
by Dan Woog - SGN Contributing Writer

Raiders Night is the novel J.D. Salinger might have produced, had he not stopped writing in 1965 and had Holden Caulfield been a morally conflicted high school football captain, not a cynically idealistic prep school student.

Robert Lipsyte's Raiders Night does for scholasti
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