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Section One

Gay sailor murdered at Camp Pendleton
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

The body of August Provost, a 29-year-old Gay sailor, was found at Camp Pendleton Marine Corps base in Southern California about 3:30 a.m. June 30. Provost had been standing watch as a sentry at a compound on the base when he was murdered. Initial indications are that Provost was shot and his body suffered burns.

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SGN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Veteran activist Marsha Botzer speaks on Obama's Stonewall reception
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

'It's a long way from my '60s organizing to the White House,' veteran activist Marsha Botzer told SGN about attending President Obama's June 29 White House reception honoring the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall rebellion.

Botzer, who was a national co-chair of Obama Pride durin
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Collin Powell: 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' should be reviewed
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

Colin Powell, retired Army General and former Secretary of State says it's time to review 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell.'

Powell appeared on CNN's State of the Union Sunday to talk about the U.S. military policy that discharges any Gay or Lesbian who serves openly. When the policy was
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Capitol Hill ricin threat still an active investigation
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

Six months have passed since the January 6 ricin scare on Capitol Hill. The threats, delivered in letters to 11 bars, warned that patrons would be poisoned. The individual(s) responsible said they had approximately 67 grams of ricin and would indiscriminately target at least five clients and '
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ASK MICHAEL: New information about HIV and HAART therapy
by Michael Raitt - SGN Contributing Writer

There is new research out authored by a local researcher and physician, Dr. Mari Kitahata, that has huge implications on how patients and physicians work together to make the most informed decisions about HAART (Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy) treatment for people newly infected w
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Larry Kramer makes Perry v. Schwarzenegger battle public
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

After publicly questioning the wisdom of Perry v. Schwarzenegger, the federal lawsuit challenging California's same-sex marriage ban, three Gay-friendly legal groups have asked to be a part of the case. The reception they got from the activists behind the case was essentially 'thanks, but no t
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Volunteer to keep Referendum 71 off the ballot
by Charles Drabkin - Special to the SGN

We've all heard the phrase 'out of the frying pan and into the fire.' I feel like I'm living it! Because of the threat posed by Referendum 71, I decided to take off my chef's hat several days a week and pitch in as a volunteer with Washington Families Standing Together (WAFST), the statewid
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Reflecting on growing up Gay
by John Griffin - SGN Contributing Writer

To paraphrase Quentin Crisp, after a very long youth I am becoming one of the stately homos of Seattle. Contrary to the testimony of some other men about themselves, sexuality was part of me from a very early age. It must have been about 1951 or 1952, because I was walking already. My par
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International News
International News
by Rex Wockner - SGN Contributing Writer

India's Gay sex ban struck down
Following an eight-year court battle, India's Delhi High Court legalized Gay sex July 2 in a forceful and poetic ruling that had GLBT activists crying in the courtroom.

The ruling took effect immediately - nationally - and will remain in effect unless the Supreme C
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Northwest News
Northwest News
'EYE CONTACT: VISUAL DIALOGUES ON IDENTITY AND COMMUNITY' - A PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT BLENDING ART AND WORDS BY QUEER YOUTH
The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) GLBTQ Youth Peace & Social Justice Program presents a photography exhibit by Queer youth blending art and words at Kaladi Bros. Coffee, 511 E. Pike St., through July 17.

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National News
National News
by Rex Wockner - SGN Contributing Writer

Fort Worth police under fire over violent Stonewall 40 bar raid
Fort Worth police and agents from the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission raided a Gay bar June 28 - the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots - and roughed up several patrons, including one who is hospitalized with a life-threatening blood clot on
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Long distance
by Jennifer Vanasco - SGN Contributing Writer

I never expected to be in a long-distance relationship.

And if you had asked me a year ago, I would have said that it would never work, at least for me.

What I love about long-term relationships is their quiet, steady dailyness. Sure, the rush of l
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Fort Worth fallout as community rallies
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

As the Fort Worth LGBT community prepares to rally on Sunday in protest of the June 28 police raid on the Rainbow Lounge Gay bar, Fort Worth city and Texas state officials were busy blaming one another for the incident.

Fort Worth Police Chief Jeffrey Halstead announced last week
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Join The Impact, Pride At Work announce new partnership
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Join The Impact and Pride At Work AFL-CIO have announced a new partnership - Fairness Works - aimed at eliminating job discrimination in the US.

Join The Impact, which burst onto the political scene with its post-Prop 8 marriage equality demonstrations in November 2008, feature
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BREAKING STORIES!
Gay Supporters Protest At Chico's Tacos
Silent vigil held outside base for slain sailor TABC agents' bar raids getting wackier all the time

At 54, Cleve Jones is ready for his comeback USA Today on the LDS kiss-in
Protesters smooch near LDS Temple Demonstration
Hair cancels on Oct. 13 for National March Bill Clinton: 'I'm basically in support' of same-sex marriage
Gay pride display fails to get postal stamp of approval Group behind federal marriage suit rejects intervention by old-guard gay rights legal groups Gay rights group disrupts Fort Worth meeting
Fort Worth mayor apologizes for raid on gay bar Lithuania: Parliament Enacts Homophobic Censorship Law Second 'kiss-in' planned at SLC Temple Demonstration
Join the Impact volunteers have just made a video to remind voters just how much is at stake for Washington families if Referendum 71 qualifies for the ballot. Click here to view the video

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