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Section One

APA says homosexuality cannot be 'cured'
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

The American Psychological Association (APA) released a report August 5 firmly stating that homosexuality cannot be cured and that mental health professionals should not tell Gay clients they could become straight through therapy or other treatments.

In a resolution adopted by a 125 to 4 vote by the APA's governing co
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Ref. 71 signature count saga enters third week
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

As of Thursday, August 13, the Secretary of State's signature verifiers have checked 50,493 of the more than 137,000 signatures that Protect Marriage Washington turned in to the office July 25 in hopes of qualifying R-71 for the November 3 General Election.

The Secretary of State
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SEAMEC announces endorsements for 2009 primary
SEAMEC announced its endorsements this week for the 2009 primary election.

SEAMEC has endorsed Dow Constantine and Larry Phillips for King County Executive, David Bloom for Seattle City Council Position 4, Nick Licata for Seattle City Council Position 6, and Dave Kaplan for Des Moines City Council Position 7.

SEAM
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ENDA picks up votes in House and Senate
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), which would protect LGBT workers from discrimination in hiring and on the job, continues to pick up support in both houses of Congress.

ENDA was introduced in the US House of Representatives in June by Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA), and
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Remembering Ed Ruby
The Knights of Malta are holding a Celebration of Life for our friend, Ed Ruby. Saturday, August 22, 2009 from 3-5 p.m. at the Elite Tavern. Please join us in celebrating the life and good times of Ed Ruby.

I was surprised and saddened to learn of Ed Ruby's passing a short time ago.

Ed and I went back a long
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No Justice Dept. investigation of Fort Worth bar raid
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

In spite of a Fort Worth City Council resolution asking him to investigate the controversial June 28 police raid on a Fort Worth Gay bar, US Attorney James Jacks said he would not get involved in the case.

In an e-mail sent to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram newspaper, Jacks sai
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'No credible evidence' US troops killed Gay Iraqis
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

There is 'no credible evidence' US troops participated in atrocities against Gay Iraqis, a US Army spokesperson said August 11.

US Army Criminal Investigation Command (CID) spokesperson Chris Grey circulated an e-mail announcing the results of an internal Army investigation int
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SGN endorses candidates David Bloom and Rob Holland
by SGN Editorial Staff

The SGN doesn't endorse many candidates for office, deferring to SEAMEC, but this year we are proud to endorse David Bloom for Seattle City Council Position 4, and Rob Holland for Port Commission Position 3.

Bloom's endorsement list reads like a Who's Who of Seattle progressive politics, tes
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International News
International News
by Rex Wockner - SGN Contributing Writer

Australians march for same-sex marriage
A National Day of Action for Same-Sex Marriage saw demonstrations August 1 in the Australian cities of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Hobart, Canberra and Lismore.

According to the group Equal Love, 5,000 people marched in Melbourne in "the la
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Northwest News
Northwest News
SEATTLE HOSTS NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF LGBTQ ASIAN AMERICANS, SOUTH ASIANS & PACIFIC ISLANDERS
Seattle will be host to a national conference for LGBTQ Asian American, South Asians and Pacific Islander on the weekend of August 14-16 at the University of Washington. Titled "Transgress, Transform, Transcend," the conference will showcase the diversity of the LGBTQ Asian
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National News
National News
by Rex Wockner - SGN Contributing Writer

Employment Gay-rights bill introduced in U.S. Senate
The Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which bans workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, was introduced in the U.S. Senate on August 5.

The proposed law would make it illegal to fire or refuse to hire or promo
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SGN writer remembers Merce Cunningham, dead at 90 July 26
by Rajkhet Dirzhud-Rashid - SGN A&E Writer

It was late fall in Chicago, and I worked for my then-school paper at Northeastern Illinois University, and somehow we'd gotten an invite to see the new, splashy dance performance which was a collaboration by world-renowned choreographer Merce Cunningham, designer Oscar De La Renta (cos
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Ronald Weightman, new activist fights back
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

In 2004, Ronald Weightman went from managing a Gay nightclub in Kent, Washington to spending five hours a day, three days a week on kidney dialysis. The road to dialysis was a perilous one, but it's the road Weightman traveled during and after his dialysis treatment that has inspired so many.
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Queer Asian exhibit packs a punch
by James Whitely - SGN Contributing Writer

Across the Spectrum: Stories from Queer Asian Pacific America
Wing Luke Asian Museum
Through February 11


"Across the Spectrum: Stories from Queer Asian Pacific America," currently on display at the Wing Luke Asian Museum, consists of 12 varied s
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BREAKING STORIES!
Obama disses marriage law as Justice defends it
Meanwhile in Alaska: Anchorage's Summer of Hate Clinton recollections draw fire
DOJ acknowledges DOMA discriminates, But hints that it's also constitutional
LGBT Community Groups Disappointed By Court's Denial To Join Federal Prop 8 Case Iraqi gays tortured, murdered: rights group
Warning: this story contains graphic details

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