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Section One


Prop 8 - The Musical
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Obama appointments good news for LGBT
by Lisa Keen Keen News Service The appointments are rolling out steadily now for the Obama administration. Sometimes they are actual announced appointments; sometimes they are leaks about presumably certain appointments. But so far, most sound like good news for the LGBT community.

Seven openly LGBT people are part of the transition team which is helping to prepare
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"Never get off the streets!" SGN interviews veteran California activist Robin Tyler
by Mike Andrew - SGN Contributing Writer

"When Obama says 'yes we can,' we need to say 'yes you will!'" says veteran activist Robin Tyler.

In an exclusive interview with SGN, Tyler talked about California's Prop 8, her call for a new National March on Washington, and the future of the LGBT movement. An almost le
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County Council saves equal benefits coordinator
by Mike Andrew - SGN Contributing Writer

The King County Council passed a budget Monday, November 24, including funding for the County's equal benefits coordinator. The position was to be eliminated in the budget proposed by King County Executive Ron Sims in October this year.

The equal benefits coordinato
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Obama's military
by Shaun Michael K. - Special to the SGN

President-elect Barack Obama has acknowledged his intent to earn the military's respect. Now, after winning a grueling two-year race for the office of the president of the United States, Obama faces having to make good on his promise.

In politics, promises are the n
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CDC issues World AIDS Day statement
As we pause to reflect on the toll of HIV during this 20th anniversary of World AIDS Day, we must not forget that our fight against this devastating disease is far from over. HIV remains a significant threat to the health and well-being of multiple communities in the United States. The most recent CDC data indicate that more than 1.1 million more
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Thanksgiving
by Jennifer Vanasco - SGN Contributing Writer

It's tough to think about Thanksgiving - about literally giving thanks - when so many in our community are so angry.

It is less than a month after the election, and many of us are still smarting over the great loss that is Proposition 8. We are angry at the M
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Post-holiday Seattle events
by Rajkhet Dirzhud-Rashid - SGN A&E Writer

Now that the first of the big holidays is over, you're undoubtedly looking for something to occupy your time besides worrying about the economy and how you're going to pull off a great Christmas/Solstice/Kwanzaa or pagan feast day. Well, do keep December 5 in mind for a special eve
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A dyke about town
by Mercy Moosemuzzle - SGN Contributing Writer

Mercy Moosemuzzle just returned from a two-week trip to visit her sister, Jubilance, in Nicaragua. Jubilance lives there because her disability checks go further and she loves Central American culture. On Mercy's arrival, Jubilance explained the Spanish word, "Jodido," which ap
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Ingersoll's Snowball holiday fundraiser
Snowball: "Engendered Species"
Saturday, December 6, 6 PM
Neighbours Nightclub


Ingersoll Gender Center throws their annual holiday bash on December 6, 2008 at Neighbours Nightclub. This year's theme is "Engendered Species." Snowball is a celebration of Ingersoll's continuing three-decade presence as a r
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International News
International News
by Rex Wockner - SGN Contributing Writer

Gay declaration to be presented to UN General Assembly
An unprecedented declaration against discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity will be presented to the United Nations General Assembly in mid-December.

The initiative follows a campaign by the International Day Agains
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Northwest News
Northwest News
SISTAH 2 SISTAH ORGANIZING STREAMLINED HOLIDAY FOOD DRIVE TO BENEFIT HIV+ CLIENTS
Sistah2Sistah is soliciting cash donations to purchase $25 Safeway gift cards to give to their clients for their holiday meals. Their goal is to raise $1,250 so they can purchase 50 gift cards for their 50 clients.

To make a financial contribution, please mail a check p
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National News
National News
by Rex Wockner - SGN Contributing Writer

California Supreme Court to determine Prop 8's constitutionality
The California Supreme Court on November 19 agreed to hear lawsuits alleging that Proposition 8 is unconstitutional. The initiative, passed by voters November 4, amended the state constitution to re-ban same-sex marriage, which had been lega
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The OutField: Giving thanks for Gay sports stuff(ing)
by Dan Woog - SGN Contributing Writer

It seems like just yesterday we were watching the Olympics in Beijing. The day before, Barack and Hillary were duking it out for the Democratic nomination. A few hours earlier, it was Christmas.

2008 is almost in the history books. Thanksgiving signals the beginning
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Princeton's Prop 8 campaign to remove freshmen from sidewalks
Courtesy of The Daily Princetonian

A group of students at Princeton University would like to eliminate the right of freshmen to walk on campus sidewalks. Stating that they would like to "preserve traditional sidewalk values" that define a sidewalk as a "pathway for sophomores, juniors, seniors, graduate students, faculty
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Discrimination and Joe the teacher
by Mark Segal - Courtesy of the Philadelphia Gay News

There's a litany of legislation our community needs from the new Congress and Obama administration this January - the repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act and "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," changing rules and regulations at departments that still keep us as second-class cit
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The great Gay awakening vs. civil war
by Diane Silver - SGN Contributing Writer

To seriously mangle Charles Dickens, these could either be the best of times or the worst of times for LGBT America. How this momentous period turns out depends on what you and I do next.

On the side of unexpectedly good news, the passage of Proposition 8 in Californ
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Washington embraces Trans athletes
by Dan Woog - SGN Contributing Writer

Before the 2006-07 school year, the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association had never fielded a question about Transgender athletes. That year, they received four inquiries about whether teenagers with non-traditional gender identities could compete for their schools.
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New York Democrats May Skip Gay Marriage
The New York Times
28 Nov 08

by JEREMY W. PETERS

ALBANY -- After a pledge from New York Democratic leaders that their party would legalize same-sex marriage if they won control of the State Senate this year, money from gay rights supporters poured in from across the country, helping cinch a Democratic victory.
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