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posted Friday, July 2, 2010 - Volume 38 Issue 27

Section One

Seattle Dyke March has 25 year tradition
by James Whitely - SGN Staff Writer

The Seattle Dyke March saw record attendance this Pride weekend, bringing out a crowd of nearly 3,000. After two hours of entertainment and speakers, the march set out from the south plaza of Seattle Central Community College, heading up E. Pine St., and going north on 12th Ave. They then headed west down E. Mercer St. and back to Bro
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Local AIDS housing project gets major HOPWA grant
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced on June 29 that a Seattle housing project for people living with HIV/AIDS would receive $714,766 in HOPWA funds.

HOPWA, the Housing Opportunities for People with AIDS program, grants funding to states, municipal
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Grocery workers negotiating new contract - Gay shop steward interviews with SGN
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

QFC bakery worker Kyle Aguve had to cancel his appointment to be interviewed by SGN. He'd been called in to work at the last minute.

Unintentionally, he illustrated one of his union's biggest complaints - the lack of a predictable work schedule for grocery employees.

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Take Gays or leave public money, Supremes say
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

In a 5-4 ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court said that a college club may not receive public funding if it excludes Gays from membership.

In Christian Legal Society v. Martinez, the court rejected an appeal from the Christian Legal Society, which sued to get funding and official recog
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General Gayety - Don't Ask, Don't Tell: Truth and sense go A.W.O.L.
by Leslie Robinson - SGN Contributing Writer

The things they say.

Politicians and advocates opposed to the repeal of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' (DADT) have provided a chain of ignorant remarks and fantastical claims. I suppose when fear is your main motivator, your lips come out swinging.

In May, Sen.
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Gay City announces Count Me OUT survey
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

This month, Gay City Health Project, announced a new opportunity for you to stand up and be counted as the proud LGBTQ person that you are.

Count Me OUT is a new LGBTQ health survey. According to Gay City officials, the data collected will be used to address the health inequitie
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FIRST EVER: Seattle Sounders make appearance at Elite
by James Whitely - SGN Staff Writer

For the first time ever, the Seattle Sounders FC, a Major League Soccer team, participated in a soccer-themed fundraiser event at a Gay bar on June 23. The 'Sounders FC Autograph Party,' held at the Elite, drew Gay and straight soccer fans from all over Seattle.

Sounders FC playe
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Kelly John Mclain, 1956-2010
Robert Thomas 'Robin' Evans II,
1951 - 2010

Kelly John Mclain, 1956-2010

We will miss you.

There will be a gathering on 7/10/10 at Traveler's (501 E. Pine St.) at 11 a.m. to commemorate Mr. Kelly John Mclain.
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US Supremes say Vatican must answer abuse charges
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal by the Roman Catholic Church claiming that the Vatican is immune from suits in U.S. courts.

The court issued its ruling on June 28 without comment. Its decision leaves in place a previous U.S. Appeals Court decision that the
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Rhode Island Governor vetoes Trans inclusion in existing hate crimes bill
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Rhode Island's Governor Don Carcieri has vetoed a bill that would have added protections for Transgender people to his state's hate crimes laws.

Carcieri announced his decision June 23, saying the new law was unnecessary because Rhode Island state law already prohibits crimes 'moti
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Assault at Washington school to get state and federal reviews
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

State and federal officials are looking into whether students' civil rights were violated in the aftermath of an assault that left a 14-year-old freshman with a broken eye socket last November at Mount Si High School.

Officials say the assault raised question about whether sc
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Prom Dress Rugby raises $1,500 for Lambert House
by James Whitely - SGN Staff Writer

On Friday, June 25, the men of Quake RFC (Rugby Football Club) met head to head with the ladies of the Seattle RFC Women's team The Breakers at Bobby Morris Playfield in Cal Anderson Park. The women - clad in tuxedos - and the men - wearing their favorite prom dresses - charged down at one a
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International News
International News
by Rex Wockner - SGN Contributing Writer

Euro Court refuses to legalize same-sex marriage
In a case from Austria, the European Court of Human Rights refused June 24 to effectively force 40 member nations of the Council of Europe to legalize same-sex marriage. The other seven member nations already allow same-sex marriage.

Plaintiffs Hor
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Northwest News
Northwest News
SEE list of upcoming PRIDE EVENTS around Washington state and British Columbia.

UNDER U 4 MEN HOSTS UNDERWEAR/ART MASHUP
Local artist Chris Collins will have an exhibit of work done in his signature bubblegum/baroque style at Under U 4 Men (400 Broadway E.) through July 23. "Gods and Athletes" introduces the characters of classical mythology -
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National News
National News
by Rex Wockner - SGN Contributing Writer

Constance McMillen goes to the White House
Constance McMillen met President Barack Obama at the White House on June 22 at his annual pride-month gathering of Gay leaders and activists.

McMillen made headlines this year when Mississippi's Itawamba Agricultural High School canceled the prom rather
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Wisconsin Supremes OK marriage ban
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Wisconsin's Supreme Court unanimously upheld the state's constitutional ban on same sex marriage in a ruling announced June 30.

By a vote of 7-0, the court ruled in McConkey v. Van Hollen that the 2006 referendum in which voters amended the state constitution to restrict marria
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