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Section One

'Activist bakers' Equality Cookies, delicious funding
by James Whitely - SGN Contributing Writer 'Equality Cookies' are available now at Columbia City Bakery, in an effort to support the Approve Referendum 71 Campaign. The cookies sell for $1.50 each, $1 of which is donated directly to Washington Families Standing Together (WAFST).

Equality Cookies are heart-shaped shortbread cookies with various equality-themed icin
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Pansy Division's Jon Ginoli at Seattle event endorses Ref. 71
by James Whitely - SGN Contributing Writer

The founding member of Pansy Division, Jon Ginoli, is in Seattle for his new book about his experiences as a Gay rock icon and to kick off his West Coast tour.

On September 10, Ginoli read from his new book, Deflowered: My Life in Pansy Division, at Bailey/Coy Books, d
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CAMPAIGN UPDATE: Raising awareness to approve Ref. 71
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

On November 3, Washingtonians will be asked to vote to approve or reject Referendum 71. After months of signature gathering and an exhausting, nail-biting, down-to-the-wire signature check, the fate of the nearly 6,000 same-sex domestic partners in the state will be decided during Washington's
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HRC launches DOMA repeal campaign
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

As Congress returned from its August recess, the HRC announced a new campaign aimed at repealing the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).

HRC President Joe Solmonese announced the Repeal DOMA Now campaign on the morning of September 10.

"A bill to repeal DOMA
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New poll - Queers more confident than straights
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

LGBT Americans are far more confident in the direction of the country than their straight neighbors, according to a new poll released September 8.

Sixty-seven percent of LGBT adults said that the country was headed in the right direction, in contrast with only 45% of straight r
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IDAHO UPDATE: Transwoman candidate for mayor of Nampa
by James Whitely - SGN Contributing Writer

Melissa Sue Robinson, a Transwoman, recently announced her campaign for mayor of the predominantly Republican city of Nampa, Idaho, in the November 2009 General Election. Robinson, 58, formerly known as Charles Staelens Jr., legally changed her name and underwent gender reassignment su
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Federal judge rules against release of petition signatures
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

On September 10, U.S. District Court Judge Benjamin Settle issued a 17-page decision ruling that the names and addresses of everyone who signed R-71 petitions will remain sealed from public view.

Protect Marriage Washington (PMW), a coalition of conservative religious far-rig
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Texas liquor board fires agents over raid on Gay bar
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) fired two agents and their immediate supervisor, disciplined two other supervisors and revised its policies in the wake of a raid at a Fort Worth Gay bar that left one bar patron with a serious head injury, TABC officials announced August 28. more
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Seattle Out and Proud seeks board members
Seattle Out and Proud (SOaP), producers of the annual Seattle PrideĀ® Parade, seeks several at-large board members to fill recently vacated spots. Ideal candidates will have a passion to serve the LGBT community by advancing our dual missions of advocating for equal rights for all persons and presenting the best and largest LGBT event in the Pac more
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International News
International News
by Rex Wockner - SGN Contributing Writer

Indian gov't won't appeal ruling that legalized Gay sex
India's national government will not oppose the July ruling by the Delhi High Court that decriminalized Gay sex nationwide.

Other, mostly religious entities have appealed the ruling to the Supreme Court, but the government said September 1 tha
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Northwest News
Northwest News
REGISTER TO VOTE
If you live in King County and are not registered to vote or need to change your voter registration because you have moved, visit the King County Office of Records and Elections website at www.kingcounty.gov/elections or phone their office at 206-296-8683. There is extensive information about voter registration on their outgoing voice mail if you reach t
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National News
National News
by Rex Wockner - SGN Contributing Writer

Maine marriage law faces November 3 ballot vote
Maine voters will say yes or no November 3 to the state's law that legalized same-sex marriage.

The law was supposed to take effect September 12 but was delayed by the referendum process, which anti-same-sex-marriage forces completed on September
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AFL-CIO's Sweeney honored by Georgetown University, conservative Catholics protest award
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

AFL-CIO President John Sweeney was honored by Georgetown University with a Doctor of Laws degree on September 3.

Sweeney, a Roman Catholic who has advised the US Conference of Catholic Bishops on social justice issues, is retiring from his position at the AFL-CIO after 14 years l
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Thurston County judge denies R-71 challenge
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

Thurston County Superior Court Judge, Thomas McPhee, said Referendum 71 will be on the statewide November 3 General Election ballot. The hearing of the lawsuit brought by Washington Families Standing Together (WAFST) came after the judge heard arguments at 1:30 p.m. in the county courthouse
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THIS WEEKEND: Gay City University is back in session
by James Whitely - SGN Contributing Writer

September 12 marks the opening of Gay City University (GCU) at the Northwest School, 1415 Summit Ave. The annual education program for Gay, Bisexual and Transgender men, put on by Gay City Health Project, is now a Seattle tradition. This year's GCU has plenty of new course offerings to
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Treatment of Alan Turing was 'appalling' - PM
Number10.gov.uk
Thursday 10 September 2009

The Prime Minister has released a statement on the Second World War code-breaker, Alan Turing, recognising the appalling way he was treated for being gay.

Alan Turing, a mathematician most famous for his work on breaking the German Enigma codes, was convicted of 'gr
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Runner reported to have internal male sex organs
Outrage, worry in South Africa over world champion after gender reports Canadian Press

By CELEAN JACOBSON
Associated Press
Fri Sep 11

PRETORIA, South Africa - Caster Semenya had heard the taunts and whispers that she was different from other girls. Now the most intimate details of her anatomy are hea
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When someone is raised female and the genes say XY
By SETH BORENSTEIN
AP Science Writer
Sep 11,

WASHINGTON - It's the birth defect people don't talk about. A baby is born not completely male or female. The old term was hermaphrodite, then intersex. Now it's called 'disorders of sexual development.' Sometimes the person with the problem doesn't even know it and f
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