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Section One

ENDA vote in March, says Barney Frank
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) has good news and bad news for supporters of ENDA, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.

The good news is that the measure could pass the House of Representatives in March.

The bad news is that it will then go to the Senate, where rules require the consent of a supermajority of
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Navy lieutenant breaks silence to fight DADT
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

Everett Earl Morrow, a Gay former submariner who left the U.S. Navy in 2008 because of the military's 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' (DADT) policy, has had enough.

'The time has come to speak out against this immoral, outdated policy,' said Morrow, who recently participated in an off-ca
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Uganda activists stand up to hate - Two human rights gatherings in Kampala
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

In spite of a proposed law that would sentence them to death, Uganda's LGBT community struck back at homophobia at a pair of conferences held this month.

At a human rights forum held February 19 in the Ugandan capital of Kampala, Makau Mutua - chair of the Human Rights Commission i
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SOaP board changes 2010 Seattle Pride Parade theme
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

On June 27, Seattle Out and Proud (SOaP) will present the 36th LGBT Seattle Pride Parade. With the second-largest number of LGBT residents by percentage of population in the country - an estimated 57,900 in Seattle and almost triple that metro-wide - Seattle is home to a wide variety of LGBT po
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Out to Quit - FINAL WRAP-UP - Going through 'The Program'
by James Whitely - SGN Staff Writer

So here it is, the wrap-up. I guess I'd consider myself a nonsmoker now. It's been over two weeks since I drowned my cigarettes in the kitchen sink, and I feel good. The cravings are not only getting easier, but fewer and far between. Some of them can still be overwhelming, but my family is sti
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Jet Chapter K of M changes name after 38 years
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

The Knights of Malta (K of M) Jet Chapter has officially changed their name to 'Knights of Mantra.' The name change, which occurred at the end of January, was a compromise between Jet Chapter K of M and a religious organization over the use of the title, according to local K of M officials.
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Gay City revives LGBT Resource and Referral Phone Line and LGBT Library Project
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

On February 18, Gay City Health Project began staffing the revived Seattle LGBT Resource and Referral Line (206-323-LGBT), and new LGBT Library. From 6-8 p.m., members of the LGBT community were invited to have some refreshments and meet Gay City's staff and volunteers.

In the p
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Malawi couple lose appeal, to be sentenced March 22
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Malawi's Constitutional Court has declined to hear the appeal of Steven Monjeza and his Transgender wife Tiwonge Chimbalanga, and they will be sentenced on charges of 'gross indecency' next month.

The couple was arrested shortly after their December 26 wedding, and have been held i
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Anti-Gay sentiment grows in Kenya
LGBT community appeals to government for protection

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The wave of anti-Gay sentiment in Kenya continues to grow.

Mob violence on February 12 occasioned by reports of a same-sex wedding in the town of Mtwapa has lead to house-to-house searches, attacks on Gay men in
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Outrage in Fort Worth - City prosecutes victims of police abuse
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

City prosecutors in Fort Worth, Texas, announced on February 24 that they would press charges against two patrons of the Rainbow Lounge Gay bar who were injured in a police raid last June.

Chad Gibson suffered a severe brain injury while in police custody that kept him hospitali
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Breaking Stories

D.C. schedules largest Gay wedding in history

Snubbed, homosexuals head to mass en masse

R-71 Backers To SCOTUS: Violent Homosfascists Are Going To Beat Us Up

Thousands celebrate Australia's Gay Mardi Gras

HIV Still Plagues the U.S.: Some Areas Have Higher Rates Than Africa

Netherlands gay protest over Catholic communion snub

VIDEO - Thousands strip for nude Spencer Tunick photo in Sydney

Seattle International Women's Day 2010

ACLU Demands Mississippi School Allow Lesbian Student To Attend Prom With Girlfriend

Court refuses to stop DC's gay marriage law

Senators introduce legislation to repeal 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' policy

150 same-sex couples seek marriage licenses in DC

More men file workplace sexual harassment claims

Couple celebrates first gay marriage in the City

Latin America's 1st gay marriage law takes effect

Louisiana Attorney General Again Appeals Decision Awarding Birth Certificate to Gay Parents of Adopted Son in Lambda Legal Case

Grassroots Activists Gather to Repeal 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

Vatican Enmeshed in Gay Sex Allegations

 

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Section One
International News
International News
by Rex Wockner - SGN Contributing Writer

Sydney Mardi Gras bans Tasmanian Gay vacation material
Officials of Sydney's LGBT Mardi Gras extravaganza banned Tourism Tasmania from Mardi Gras' Fair Day because it planned to promote Tasmania as a Gay-friendly holiday destination.

Tasmanian Gay and Lesbian Rights Group activist Rodney Croome
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Northwest News
Northwest News
SAFE SCHOOLS COALITION LGBT SCHOLARSHIP RESOURCES
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FREE RÉSUMÉ AND JOB SEARCH WORKSHOPS
South Seattle Community College's WorkSource Center is partnering with the Seattle Public Library to offer résumé and job search workshops at the downtown Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Room 4 on Le
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National News
National News
by Rex Wockner - SGN Contributing Writer

Gays picket Chicago's Holy Name Cathedral
Around 100 Gays and Lesbians picketed Chicago's Holy Name Cathedral on Valentine's Day.

Members of the Gay Liberation Network protested the Roman Catholic Church's opposition to same-sex marriage and its hostility to LGBT people in general.

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Maryland now recognizes out-of-state Gay marriages
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

State agencies in Maryland must now recognize out-of-state Gay marriages until the Legislature or courts decided otherwise, Maryland's attorney general said on February 22 after issuing a long-awaited 45-page legal opinion.

'This will be ultimately resolved in the courts,' Maryla
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Changes celebrates 21st anniversary all year long
by James Whitely - SGN Staff Writer

Since 1989, going to Changes (2103 N. 45th St.) has been like walking into a Gay episode of Cheers. Not a whole lot has changed for the friendly neighborhood former beer bar in 21 years. They added liquor to the bar in '01, but otherwise the regulars are getting older, the Gay UW students come
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HRC Seattle holds bowling event and fundraiser
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

The 8th Annual Bowled and
the Beautiful Bowl-A-Thon
February 20
West Seattle Bowl


On February 20, The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Seattle held their 8th Annual Bowled and the Beautiful Bowl-A-Thon at West Seattle Bowl (4505 39th Ave SW). The event is
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Argentine judge OKs second Gay marriage
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A judge in Buenos Aires ruled on February 23 that two men in Argentina's capital may legally marry.

Judge Elena Liberatori said the couple would be exercising their rights even if current laws 'are not in line with the times.'

The couple, whose names were not release
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British Anglicans OK church ceremonies for same-sex couples
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Anglican bishops in Britain's House of Lords told The Times newspaper that they will support a proposal to allow same-sex civil union ceremonies in British churches.

While it stops short of calling such unions "marriages," the amendment to the Labor Party's Equality Bill removes on
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International Court System receives Matthew Shepard Foundation's 'Essential Piece' Award
Community-service volunteer network raised more than $100,000 to erase hate

The Matthew Shepard Foundation has recognized the International Court System with an 'Essential Piece' Award, citing the court's outstanding spirit of generosity and activism during 45 years of community service activity.

The International
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Jay Allan Schutter 1952-2010
Born on October 2, 1952, in Everett, WA, Jay Allan Schutter studied Interior Design at the Cornish Institute of Art and practiced his craft working as a 'fine' materials wallpaper hanger, painter and decorator.

Jay will be interred with his parent at Cypress Lawn in Everett, WA.

He worked as a designer in Portland, San F
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